corporate and professional updates 14th JUNE 2018

Direct Tax:

  • Mumbai ITAT rules that consideration received by assessee (a Dutch company, part of the Marriott group) for the services rendered to the Indian Hotels under the Training and Computer Systems Agreements (‘TCSA’) during AY 2009-10, not FTS under Article 12 of India-Netherlands DTAA; Assessee had entered into TCSA with 2 Indian hotels for conducting training programs of their employees and for providing access to Centralized Reservation System (‘CRS’), Property Management Systems (‘PMS’) and Other Systems;[TS-303-ITAT-2018(Mum)]
  • Bangalore ITAT upholds CIT(A) order for AYs 2008-09 to 2011-12, TDS u/s. 194C is not applicable on consideration paid by ITC Employees Housing Society (assessee) pursuant to a tripartite agreement/MOU entered with vendor (land owner) and a developer for developing vendor’s property into residential sites;[TS-301-ITAT-2018(Bang)]
  • Income Tax Dept had served notices on nearly 3 lakh non-filers who deposited Rs.10 lakh or more in their bank accounts following the demonetization announcement. “Of these, nearly 2.1 lakh filed their returns by the March 31, 2018 deadline. The rest will now face action.


  • GST: Update eway bill with Change to Multi vehicle Option where all goods move to a location in one vehicle & then moved in parts in multiple vehicles.
  • The revenue dept is working on a mechanism under which foreign tourists may soon get to claim GST refunds paid by them on local purchases at airports at the time of exit.


  • Query: Can the e-way bill entry be assigned to another transporter by authorized transporter?
  • Answer:The authorized transporter can assign the e-way bill to any enrolled or registered transporter for further transportation of the goods. Subsequently, the new transporter can only update the Part-B of the EWB.


  • NSE & BSE have issued a circular on all Listed Companies w.r.t Compliance and Disclosure Requirements for Listed Companies undergoing Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP).


  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) issues Valuation Standards as a benchmark for Valuation Practices applicable for Chartered Accountants.
  • The Board has introduced the reward scheme for informants giving information of benami property actionable under Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988, as amended by Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016

RBI Update:

  • The Reserve Bank of India today released draft guideline on loan system for delivery of bank credit which stipulate a minimum level of ‘loan component’ in fund based working capital finance and a mandatory Credit Conversion Factor (CCF) for the undrawn portion of cash credit/ overdraft limits availed by large borrowers, with a view to enhancing credit discipline among large borrowers.




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