CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE MAY 28, 2016

Professional Update For the Day:

6DIRECT TAX:

Income Tax: Delhi HC allows assessee’s writ & quashes assessment u/s 143(3) read with Sec 144C for AY 2009-10,  presumes that order was not passed within the prescribed time-limit as Revenue could not prove service of final assessment order u/s 144C on assessee As Revenue could not produce any proof of dispatch of the assessment order soon after it was passed , HC accepts assessee’s contention that final assessment order was not passed on the date mentioned therein and was probably antedated in order to avoid the expiry of the limitation period.[TS-285-HC-2016(DEL)]

Income Tax : Allowability of loss on demerger in the computation of book profit u/s 115JB – MAT – the observation of the AO that such loss could not be debited to the profit and loss account and ought to have been adjusted against the reserve of the assessee company is not Correct – Tri

CBDT enables electronic filing of forms-ITR 1, 4S, 15CA, 15CB & 15CC; other ITR forms to be enabled shortly, CBDT press release dated 04-04-2016.

INDIRECT TAX

Service Tax: CBEC provides that  Notification No. 30/2012 – Service Tax, dated the 20th June, 2012, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 472 (E), dated the 20th June, 2012 shall be applicable mutatis mutandis for the purposes of Krishi Kalyan Cess vide Notification No. 27/2016 dated 26/05/2016. This notification shall come into force from the 1st day of June, 2016

Service tax : CBEC provides vide Notification No. 28/2016 dated 26/05/2016 that Krishi Kalyan Cess shall be leviable only on that percentage of taxable value which is specified in column (3) for the specified taxable services in column (2) of the Table in the notification No. 26/2012-Service Tax, dated 20th June, 2012, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 468 (E), dated the 20th June, 2012. This notification shall come into force from the 1st day of June, 2016.

Central Excise: Entitlement of Cenvat credit – Input Services not received in the registered unit – appellant is entitled for the Cenvat Credit in respect of Security Services, Fettling Contract Service & Architectural Services used outside the factory of the appellant in their own Hinjewadi & Wai unit

KEY DATES :

Issue of TDS/TCS certificates for March quarter by all deductors/collectors: 30.05.2016. 

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE MAY 21, 2016

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Untitled5DIRECT TAX: 

Income Tax: Disallowance of profit in sale of agriculture land – whether transaction in property by assessee company should not be treated as business activity – Held that – There is no enabling provision in the income-tax law prescribing that even if the assessee s income is exempt by a provision, then it can be forcibly brought into the tax net by assuming the assessee s activity to be adventure in the nature of trade. – ( The ACIT, Circular, Alwar Versus M/s. Focal Point Builders and Promoters Pvt. Ltd. ) – 2016 (5) TMI 635 – ITAT MUMBAI.

Income Tax: Addition u/s 41 – conversion of unsecured loan from the sister as gift by book entry – in the earlier years, interest paid to sister was claimed as deduction – whether remission / cessation of liability u/s 41(1) – Held that – There was no remission of liability u/s 41(1) of the Act, because the gift was genuinely made by Smt. Kiranben Gandhi and accepted by the assessee out of natural love and affection and there was no business consideration  ( Shri Shailesh C. Modi Versus Income Tax Officer, Ward – 1 (1) (4) , Surat)-  2016 (5) TMI 637 – ITAT AHMEDABAD. 

INDIRECT TAX :
VAT : Department of Trade & Taxes has extended the last date of filling of online/hard copy of fourth quarter return for the year of 2015-16 in DVAT Form-16, DVAT Form-17, and DVAT Form 48 along with required Annexure /enclosures to 23/05/2016 vide Circular No. 5 of 2016-17 dated 16.05.2016 . However, the tax due shall continue to be paid in the usual manner as per the provisions section 3(4)  of the Delhi value Added Tax Act, 2004.

VAT & CST : Department of Trade & Taxes has issued a Circular on Grant of registration under DVAT & CST vide circular No. 6 of 2016-17 dated 17.05.2016.The department of trade and taxes has developed a mobile application DVATMsewa to provide various services to the traders.One of the services to be provided with this app is registration of delars under DVAT Act,2004 and CST Act, 1956

Key dates :

Today (21.05.16) is the last date for e-payment of DVAT & CST for the month of April, 2016.

Issue of TDS Certificate in case of payment/credit made in April for purchase of property u/s 194Iain Form 16B: 22/05/2016

Issue of DVAT Certificate for deduction made in April: 22/05/2016

Payment of ESI of April: 21/05/2016

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE MAY 27, 2016

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Untitled18ADirect Tax:

Domestic black money to be declared to jurisdictional principal CIT or CIT: CBDT clarifies

No disallowance could be made on estimated basis without rejecting books of account of Assessee 

The demolition of the structure would not constitute a transfer of the assets in terms of Section 54(3) of the Act in view of the decision of the Apex Court in the matter of Vania Silk Mills P. Ltd. v. CIT, reported in 191 ITR 647. In the above case, the Apex Court has held that when an asset is destroyed, there is no question of transfer taking place under the Act. The Apex court held that in terms of the Act that the words ‘Extinguishment of any right’ in Section 2(47) of the Act, does not include an extinguishment of right on account of destruction. It has to be an extinguishment of right on account of transfer. Thus, a destruction of assets when not on account of any transfer would not be hit by Section 54F(3) of the Act.(Dilip Manhar Parekh Vs. DCIT) ITAT Mumbai

HC disallows input tax credit to Karnataka Dealer for its default in maintaining books and producing tax invoices[2016] 69 taxmann.com 299 (Karnataka)Nav Bharat Steel v. State of Karnataka 

High court had allowed Sec 10A benefit to assessee sub-contracting part of its software development work (‘onsite work’) to AEs abroad. High court had rejected Revenue’s contention that Sec 10A benefit should be denied as onsite work was not performed in a free trade zone or through assessee’s own personnel / employees. High court had held that Sec 10A nowhere provides that ‘onsite’ work of software development should be carried out by assessee’s own personnel. HC had further held that the “on-site” work done under the direct supervision and control of assessee “would be nothing but on behalf of the assessee ‘itself'”(MphereSoftware)

Indirect Tax:

CBEC has issued a circular no. 19/2016 dated 20.05.2016 In furtherance to the proposal that each warehouse be allotted a unique warehouse code so that importers can declare the warehouse in which goods shall be deposited, at the into-bond bill of entry stage, CBEC explains the module developed at ICES to capture details of customs bonded warehouses licensed in each Commissionerate. Unique warehouse code generated shall be published on ICEGATE website for information of trade. Declaration of Warehouse Code in Bill of Entry would become mandatory for filing Into-Bond and Ex-Bond Bill of Entry from June 20, 2016

Company Law:

Query: – In case status of the Company is non-active on MCA portal, can it make active and apply under fast track exit mode?

Answer: In case ROC has sent notices to the Company under Section 560 (1) or 560 (2) or 560 (3) of the Companies Act 1956, then such Company needs to make an application to the Registrar of Companies, in writing, that it proposes to strike off the name of the Company by following the procedure under Fast Track Exit mode and submit the documents requisite under fast track exit mode. Further procedure will be initiated by the Registrar in this regard.

Key Dates:

Issue of TDS/TCS certificates for March quarter by all deductors/collectors: 30.05.2016

Extension to 27.05.16 of last date to file DVAT-16, DVAT-17 & DVAT-48 for Q4 of 2015-16.circular no. 7 of 2016-17 dated 23.5.16.

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE MAY 26, 2016

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DIRECT TAX:

CBDT notifies jurisdiction for Income Declaration Scheme, 2016 Circular No. 19/2016-Income Tax.

SCN cannot be issued to debtors until tax liability crystallise – HC [M/s Quality Fabricators and Erectors Vs The Deputy Director, DGCEI, Zonal Unit Mumbai and Others (High Court Of Bombay) ]

Sec. 263 not justified due to multiple view on applicability of TDS[Neo Sports Broadcast Pvt.Ltd Vs CIT (TDS) (ITAT Mumbai)]

No Addition u/s 68 if identity, creditworthiness & genuineness established[DCIT Vs. M/s Overseas Infrastructure Alliance (I) Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT MUMBAI)]

ITAT deletes hypothetical, harassing & inconvenient decision[Mrs.Mintu Sayermal Jain Vs Income Tax Officer (ITAT Mumbai)]

Income tax has enabled Electronic Verification Code for online filling of appeal before Commissioner (Appeal) in Form 35 for taxpayers not required file using DSC on income tax India Efilling .(Click here to view)

Mumbai ITAT upholds CIT(A)’s inclusion of interest income earned on Fixed Deposit Receipts as part of operating income while benchmarking international transactions in assessee’s Manufacturing and Trading Activities segment for AY 2005-06; Holds that since advances received against exports were immediately placed in FDR with the bank for the purpose of taking letter of credit in favour of the overseas sellers, it could not be said that surplus funds were parked in FDRs only to earn interest income. MUMBAI ITAT – [TS-264-ITAT-2016(Mum)-TP]

INDIRECT TAX:

Central Govt. issues draft Notification and Circular proposing to provide optional single registration and return to first stage dealer and importer; As per proposed Notification, assessee who conducts business as first stage dealer shall be exempt from taking separate registration as an importer and vice versa; However, same is optional and any assessee needing separate registration for his own business purposes may so register; This is so as credit chain becomes shorter when an importer operates also as first stage dealer; Moreover, such assessees henceforth shall have option to file single quarterly return giving details of transactions as first stage dealer and importer in one single table; CBEC invites feedback from Departmental Officers and members of trade by June 6th : CBEC Circular

No service tax applicable on payment processing services proposed to be rendered to foreign entity, who provides domain registration services to customers in India; Such intended services, classifiable as “Business Support Services”, would be rendered on applicant’s own account for a fee equal to operating costs incurred plus 13% mark-up; Consequently, since recipient is located outside India and applicant would receive payment in convertible foreign exchange, these services would qualify as ‘export’ in terms of Rule 6A of Service Tax Rules and remain non-taxable for purpose of service tax; Further, no services can be said to have been provided to Indian customers as applicant would receive fees from foreign entity even in respect of those customers who directly remit service charges through International Credit Card, wherein applicant is not in the picture

Company Law:

Query: Whether a partner would be able to give loan to or transact other commercial transactions with LLP?

Answer: A partner may lend money to and transact other business with the LLP and shall have the same rights and obligations with respect to the loan or other transactions as a person who is not a partner

Key Dates:

Advance information for the 1st fortnight of June of functions with booking cost > Rs1 lakh in Banquet halls, hotels etc. in Delhi: 27.05.2016

Issue of TDS/TCS certificates for March quarter by all deductors/collectors: 30.05.2016

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE MAY 25, 2016

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Untitled15ADirect Tax:

IT : Merely because creditor could not be traced on date when verification was made, is not a ground to conclude that there was cessation of liability in terms of section 41(1) because cessation of liability has to be cessation in law, of debt to be paid by assessee to creditor[2016] 69  257 (Karnataka) Commissioner of Income-tax v. Alvares & Thomas

Transmission charges for electricity won’t attract TDS under sec. 194J[2016] 69  252 (Karnataka) Commissioner of Income-tax v. Gulbarga Electricity Supply Co. Ltd.

IT: TDS – the payment paid by the assessee to scheduled banks for opening letters of credit was in the nature of interest u/s 2(28A) – but since the amount had been paid to scheduled banks no tax was required to be deducted at source u/s 194A – No disallowance u/s 40(a)(ia) – M/s Vardhman Chemtech Pvt. Ltd. Vs. ACIT, Chandigarh (ITAT Chandigarh)

IT: Revision u/s 263 – the disallowances u/s 14A and u/s 36(1)(iii) of the Act were the matters before the CIT(A) – the same does not come under the jurisdiction of the CIT u/s 263 – M/s Deepak International Ltd. Vs. JCIT, Cir-V, Ludhiana (ITAT Chandigarh)

Bogus purchase and sale of shares: Law explained as to on whom the onus is to show that the purchase and sale of shares are bogus and the circumstances required to be proved by the AOArvind Asmal Mehta vs. ITO (ITAT Mumbai)

S.143(1)/ 147: Entire law on the reopening of s. 143(1) assessments in the light of Zuari Estate Development 373 ITR 661 (SC) explained Indu Lata Rangwala vs. DCIT (Delhi High Court)

Indirect Tax:

ST: Recovery of interest – Section 73B of the Finance Act 1994 – Collected Service tax from the transporters when no service tax was payable and not deposited to the Government – later amount was deposited with the government – Demand of interest set aside – M/s Chhattisgarh State Co-operative Marketing Federation Ltd. Vs. CCE&ST, Raipur (CESTAT New Delhi)

SC : Absent cargo loading / unloading, mere labour supply at customer’s packing-plant not ‘CHS’ [TS-197-SC-2016-ST]

CESTAT : Upholds input credit reversal on exempt goods; Duty-payment cannot render them ‘dutiable’ [TS-196-CESTAT- 2016-EXC]

Service Tax : Services received from foreign intermediary in connection with raising of External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) is liable to service tax under ‘Banking and Other Financial Services’ under reverse charge in hands of Indian service recipient[2016] 69  266 (Mumbai – CESTAT) Gitanjali Gems Ltd. v. Commissioner of Service Tax

Cenvat Credit : Payment of cenvat-reversal under rule 6 of CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004 is in nature of ‘other tax’ and is, therefore, not includible in ‘transaction value’ of exempted goods, even if reversal amount is recovered from buyers

Cenvat Credit : When assessee is paying specified percent cenvat-reversal on value of ‘exempted HDPE pipes’ used for manufacturing ‘exempted sprinkler system’, they are not required to pay cenvat-reversal on value of ‘exempted sprinkler system'[2016] 69  265 (New Delhi – CESTAT) Commissioner of Central Excise, Indore v. Kriti Industries (India) Ltd.

SC: 9 Judge bench to decide entry tax validity; Hearings to commence July 18 [TS-200-SC-2016-NT]

Cenvat Credit : If Modvat credit could not be used by assessee due to restriction imposed by department, balance lying in Modvat account must be allowed as credit in Cenvat account[2016] 69  216 (Patna)Commissioner of Central Excise v. Bata India Ltd.

Deputation of employees and sharing of cost on actual basis with group Cos. doesn’t amount to rendering of service[2016] 69  198 (Mumbai – CESTAT) Franco Indian Pharmaceutical (P.) Ltd. v. Commissioner of Service-Tax

VAT & ST: Validity of law – rate of tax – interstate movement of goods – The law validly enacted by a State Legislature cannot be challenged on the ground that it defies logic and common sense – M/s Schwing Stetter (India) Pvt. Ltd. Vs. CCT (Madras High Court)

Company Law:

Query: Is Director Identification Number (DIN) mandatory for filing Form FTE with ROC?

Answer:  No, DIN is not mandatory for Managing Director or Director of the Company for filing Form FTE to strike off the name of Company under the Fast Track Exit mode Scheme. Details of Managing Director or Director can be filled up for inserting Permanent Account Number (PAN) or Passport Number instead of DIN.

Query: Whether a partner would be able to transfer his ‘economic rights’?

Answer: A partner’s economic rights (i.e. rights of a partner to a share of the profits and losses of the LLP and to receive distribution at the time of winding up) in the LLP shall be transferable. However, such a transfer shall not by itself cause the partner’s disassociation or a dissolution and winding up of the LLP.

However, such transfer shall not entitle the transferee or assignee to participate in the management or conduct of the LLP’s activities. Therefore, the transferee would not be deemed to be a ‘partner’ of the LLP just because a partner has transferred him the ‘economic rights’. For becoming a partner of LLP, the manner specified in the LLP Agreement or the provisions of the Act would have to be followed.

Other Update : 

ICAI: Committee on Economic, Commercial Laws & WTO (CECL&WTO) is organizing a Live Webcast on “Identifying Common FEMA Contraventions” on Friday, 27 May 2016 at 4-6PM. Link athttp://estv.in/icai/27052016

Key Dates:

Issue of TDS/TCS certificates for March quarter by all deductors/collectors: 30.05.2016

Due date for e-filing of form no. 61 for Q4 extended to 31st October, 2016 from 30th April, 2016. CBDT Circular no. 14/2016 dated 18/05/16.

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE MAY 13, 2016

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Untitled7Direct Tax:

CBDT has issued a circular regarding Verification of tax-returns for Assessment Years 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012 2012-2013, 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 through EVC which are pending due to non-filing of ITR-V Form and processing of such returns vide circular No. 13/2016 dated 09.05.2016.

Gujarat HC allows assessee’s writ, holds that interest on enhanced compensation doesn’t fall within the ambit of the expression “interest” as envisaged u/s 145A (which provides that interest received on compensation/ enhanced compensation shall be taxable in the year of receipt); Revenue had rejected assessee’s NIL TDS certificate application made u/s 197(1) on the ground that interest on enhanced compensation (received u/s 28 of the Land Acquisition Act) is taxable as income from other sources in terms of Sec 145A- Gujrat High Court

Only consistent loss making co. should be excluded from the list of comparables: ITAT

IT: Interest income accrued on time deposits – AO has only taken into account the Journal entries credited in the account. The AO has not taken into account the corresponding Journal entries debited – No additions –DLF Hilton Hotels Vs. CIT, Delhi (2016 (5) TMI 492 – Delhi High Court)

IT: Refund of TDS wrongly deducted – Deduction for TDS on Compensation u/s 28 of Land acquisition Act – ITO (TDS) directed to forthwith deposit such amount with the Reference Court which shall thereafter disburse such amount to the petitioner herein – Movaliya Bhikhubhai Balabhai Vs. ITO, Surat (2016 (5) TMI 488 – Gujarat High Court)

Indirect Tax:

HC reverses CESTAT decision, disallows MODVAT credit under Rule 57G of Central Excise Rules on the basis of invoices endorsed by consignee; Said Rule amended w.e.f. April 1, 1994 by which invoices issued by manufacturers and dealers in prescribed form were considered valid duty paying documents, thus eliminating endorsement thereof; Further, in terms of Notifications dated March 30, 1994 and July 4, 1994, invoices issued by specified category of persons viz. wholesale distributors, dealers & importers, enabled input credit availment; HC finds that CESTAT has ignored LB ruling in Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd. where it was held that after the issuance of Notification dated July 4, 1994, invoices can be issued only by a registered dealer and only then MODVAT credit can be claimed on strength thereof; Hence, by virtue of changes in procedure, manufacturer could avail MODVAT credit only upon invoices being issued under Rule 52A, holds HC thereby allowing Revenue appeal  : Gujarat HC

HC dismisses Revenue appeal, upholds availment of CENVAT credit by company HO i.r.o. input services rendered to various units, absent restriction of proportionate distribution in terms of Rule 7(d) of CENVAT Credit Rules; Rule 7 at relevant time, permitted input service distributor (ISD) to distribute CENVAT credit of input services to its manufacturing units or units providing output services subject to conditions that (a) credit distributed does not exceed service tax amount, and (b) credit of service tax attributable to service used by one or more units exclusively engaged in manufacture of exempted goods or providing exempted services shall not be distributed.- Rajsthan High Court

Company Law:

MCA has notified new versions of e-forms PAS-3, CHG-1, DIR-12, SH-11 and FTE.

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE MAY 11, 2016

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IT: Taxing of capital gains u/s.50B r.w.s.2 (42C) – sale of undertaking as a going concern for a lump sum consideration – addition made by the AO u/s.50B on account of gain arising from transfer of BOPP Films Undertaking confirmed – Supreme Industries Ltd. Vs. ACIT, CC-29, Mumbai (2016 (5) TMI 264 – ITAT Mumbai)

IT: Undisclosed income – Addition made on the basis of the statement during the survey u/s. 133A is not sustainable in the eyes of law – Avinash Kumar Setia Vs. DCIT, CC-17, New Delhi (2016 (5) TMI 261 – ITAT Delhi)

CBDT prescribes procedure for e-filing of Form 15CC in respect of foreign remittance made u/s 195

CBDT prescribes procedure for e-filing of Form 15G/15H

Provisions relating to gift apply only to an Individual or HUF and not to an AOP
[2016] 68 taxmann.com 376 (Delhi – Trib.) Mridu Hari Dalmia Parivar Trust v. Assessing Officer, Circle 31(1)

A person can apply for non-deduction of TDS u/s 195 even if he has been subjected to concealment penalty: CBDT

Now, TDS or TCS return can also be filed via incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in

Indirect Tax:

Excise & Customs : Where pre-deposit amount has been determined after considering/adjusting Cenvat credit amount, then, such ‘net pre-deposit’ amount has to be paid in cash and cenvat credit cannot be used to pay same[2016] 69 taxmann.com 10 (Kerala) Commissioner of Central Excise, Customs & Service Tax v. Kinship Services (India) (P.) Ltd.

Govt. entities in Delhi no more required to file details of purchases below Rs. 1000 in DVAT Form GE-II

ST: Levy of penalty – As the assessee had paid service tax and interest by showing their bonafides before issuance of SCN – Penalty liable to be waived of by invoking Section 80 – Cognizant Technology Solutions India Pvt. Ltd. Vs. CCE&ST, Chennai (2016 (5) TMI 230 – CESTAT Chennai)

VAT & ST: Merely because the advertisements of the advertisers were displayed on the Sites would not necessarily lead to the conclusion that they had acquired the right to use the Sites – Tim Delhi Airport Advertising Pvt. Ltd. Vs. CT&T (2016 (5) TMI 297 – Delhi High Court)

FEMA Updates:                 

Ministry of Commerce & Industry has issued  Policy on foreign investment for Asset Reconstruction Companies-amendment of paragraph 6.2.18.1 of ‘consolidated FDI Policy Circular of 2015’ vide press No. 4(2016 Series) dated 06/05/2016.

MCA Updates:

MCA has issued Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Amendment Rules, 2016 vide Notification dated 06/05/2015, which shall come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette. The New Rules has further substituted Form No. GNL-1 (Form for filing an application with Registrar of Companies) and Form GNL-4 (Form for filing addendum for rectification of defects or incompleteness)

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE MAY 2, 2016

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DIRECT TAX:

Disallowance of the deduction claimed u/s 54 – two flats situated on different storey – Held that:- There is nothing in these sections, which require the residential house to be constructed in a particular manner. The only requirement is that it should be for the residential use and not for commercial use.We do not think that the fact that the residential house consists of several independent units can be permitted to act as an impediment to the allowance of the deduction under section 54/54F.(Surendra Sharma Versus Income Tax Officer, Ward 6 (3) , Jaipur).- 2016 (4) TMI 1098 – ITAT JAIPUR

IT: Period of Limitation for passing the Block Assessment Order – benefit of exclusion of the period during which there was a stay order against the order of special audit is available to Revenue – VLS Finance Ltd. & Anr Vs. CIT & Anr – 2016 (4) TMI 1133 – Supreme Court

Society having 2 PAN cards asks to surrender duplicate one[2016] 68 taxmann.com 297 (Delhi) Sri Ram Chandra Mission v. Commissioner of Income-tax

IT: Assessment against non-existing companies to be held as void ab initio – Orbit Corporation Ltd. Vs. DCIT, Central Circle-47, Mumbai – 2016 (4) TMI 1130 – ITAT Mumbai

Disallowance of interest paid by the appellant to the bank as well as to the other parties – Held that – The assessee was able to establish that he had incurred the expenditure wholly and exclusively for the purpose of business and therefore there is no justification for the revenue to disallowance the interest component. The revenue cannot claim to put itself in the armchair of the businessman and decide how much is reasonable expenditure. (M/s. Lakhani Shoe Co. Pvt. Ltd. Versus The ACIT, Circle-2, Alwar)-  2016 (4) TMI 1127 – ITAT JAIPUR

A transaction couldn’t be deemed as transaction of agency just because word ‘agency’ was written in agreement
IT : Where assessee-logistic company did not deduct TDS on payment made to overseas organizations for availing their logistic services, since transaction was on principal to principal basis and merely word ‘agency’ was used in agreement did not mean that there existed relationship of agency, TDS was not required to be deducted[2016] 68 taxmann.com 384 (Kolkata – Trib.) Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd. v. Income-tax Officer

Transactions having contingent impact on profit/ losses are not international transactions. [ Siro Clinpharm Pvt. ltd. vs. DCIT (ITAT Mumbai)].

CBDT notifies new form 35 for e-filing of appeal with CIT (A). IT notification no. 11/2016.

INDIRECT TAX:

In terms of the provisions authorization has to be specifically from the foreign service provider and cannot be fastened upon the Indian Service recipient by the Revenue – In absence of such authorization no liability would fall upon appellant.(Escorts Ltd. Versus CCE, Jaipur And Vice-Versa)- 2016 (4) TMI 1077 – CESTAT NEW DELHI

Seeking cross-examination of certain witnesses – Petitioner submitted that show cause notice is based on several statements of witnesses including those of the experts and any reliance on such statements without offering such witnesses for cross examination would be opposed to the principles of natural justice. Held that:- the reasons cited by the adjudicating authority are completely baseless. Merely because, the concerned witnesses have not retracted their statements would not be a ground to deny cross examination. .(M/s Mulchand M. Zaveri & 1 Versus Union of India & 1)- 2016 (4) TMI 1074 – GUJRAT HIGH COURT

Additional Commissioner of Delhi VAT can’t reject application filed under Amnesty Scheme [2016] 68taxmann.com 385 (Delhi)Jaycon Infrastructure Ltd. v. Commissioner of Trade & Taxes

CST & VAT: Delhi VAT – Where assessee, a bank, made advances to customers for purchase of cars and said cars were hypothecated to bank as security and upon default in repaying loan bank had right to repossess car and brought it to sale, disposal of repossessed cars by bank constituted ‘sale'[2016] 68 taxmann.com 296 (Delhi) Citi Bank v. Commissioner of Sales Tax

Amount received by bank from sale of hypothecated goods is liable to sales tax under Delhi VAT

Company Law:

MCA clarifies that the Companies (Accounting Standards) Amendment Rules, 2016, dt.30.03.2016 is applicable from F.Y.2016-17. Cir.No.04/2016.

Government increases interest rates on employee provident fund (EPF) contributions from 8.7% to 8.8% for 2015-16.

Taxis that run on petrol or diesel will not be allowed to ply in NCR from May 1.

Key Dates:

Last date of E-payment of service tax foe April by companies vide Challan No. GAR-7 -06/05/2016

Income Tax Updates:-

The facility to upload online quarterly TDS/TCS statements in the E-Filling portal shall be available with effect from 1st May 2016. (Click here to see the procedure)

Bulk upload of form 15CA, Form 15CB and Form 15CC are available for E-Filling.

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE MAY 3, 2016

Professional Update For the Day:

29DIRECT TAX:

Now, deductor is liable to furnish of evidence of claims by employee for deduction of tax under section 192 of IT Act, 1961. Notification no. 30/2016 dated 29/06/2016.

Property TDS Payment due date extended to 30 days. Notification no. 30/2016-IT dated 29/04/2016.

In absence of contumacious conduct penalty U/s. 271C not leviable. [ITO (TDS), Vs. Pushpanjali Hospital and Research Centre Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Agra)].

CBDT has issued a Press Release on Framework for computation of book profit for the purposes of levy of MAT under section 115JB of the Income-tax Act, 1961 for Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) compliant companies dated on 28th April, 2016.

CBDT has issued a MAT-IndAS Committee Report.

Madras HC sets-aside ITAT order, holds loss on share-sale transaction, not speculative for assessee rejects Revenue’s invocation of deeming fiction under Explanation to Sec 73;Held that When there is no systematic or organised course of activity and when there is no regularity in the transaction and as the purchase is infact an one time activity it cannot be construed as a speculative transaction” and further cannot come under the ambit of ‘business.

PERMANENT ACCOUNT NUMBER  : Duplicate PAN card : Where two PAN Cards were allotted in name of assessee-society to two factions within management of assessee – society, it was held that question as to, which of two actions should be authorized to operate PAN CARD would depend on orders of pending suit; till that time, holder of second PAN CARD should Surrender said second PAN Card to PAN Service provider – [2016] 68 taxmann.com 297 (Delhi)

INDIRECT TAX:

Central Govt. exempts all coastal vessels carrying exclusively coastal goods and operating from coastal or EXIM berths from provisions of Sections 92, 93, 94, 95, 97 and 98(1) of Customs Act; Accordingly, such vessels would no longer be required to make entry by presenting bill of coastal goods and carry advice book; Also, goods can be loaded at any port without bill being passed by the officer and can depart without written order vide notification No. 56/2016 dated 27th April,2016.

Delhi Govt. issues clarification on new composition scheme for restaurants and halwais u/s 16(12) of DVAT Act; States that condition requiring payment of tax on opening stock is not applicable to those dealers who w.e.f April 1, 2016 intend to shift from composition scheme u/s 16(1) to new the scheme, as such goods have already suffered VAT at time of purchases and also no ITC has been claimed thereon; Also clarifies that such dealers shifting to new scheme shall not be eligible to claim ITC on closing stock held on March 31, 2016 vide Circular No. 1 of 2016-17 dated 27-04-2016.

ST: Cenvat credit – Common Input services belongs to three units but whole of the credit was availed at one unit – assessee has been able to prove that all the three units are one and the same have common management – credit allowed – National Engineering Industries Ltd. Vs. CCE, Jaipur (2016 (5) TMI 12 – Rajasthan High Court)

VAT & ST: Waiver of pre-deposit under APGST Act – It is always open to the petitioner to file appropriate proceedings before ADC seeking stay in the appeal filed or by filing a separate application as required under Section 19(2A) – Anand Cements Vs. State of Telangana (2016 (5) TMI 5 – Supreme Court)

Company Law Updates:

Company Law Board has notified the amended Regulations further to amend the Company Law Board Regulation, 1991 through which official timing for hearing at CLB has been changed w.e.f 02.05.2016, words  and   expression “10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.  and 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.” the words and  expression  “10.30 a.m.  to 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.” shall be substituted in Regulation 9 of the said regulation.

Other Updates:

The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 came into force on May 01, 2016. Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) notified 69 of the total 92 sections of the Act to bring it into force from 1 May 2016.

Key Dates:

Last date of E-payment of service tax foe April by companies vide Challan No. GAR-7 -06/05/2016

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