corporate and professional updates 25th JUNE 2018

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  • Kolkata ITAT dismisses Revenue’s appeal for AY 2009-10, deletes long term capital gains (‘LTCG’) addition u/s. 50B, made by the AO on transfer of Trading and Distribution (‘T&D’) division of assessee-company (GE Healthcare OY’s wholly owned subsidiary) to Wipro GE Healthcare vide demerger (approved w.e.f. April 1, 2008); [TS-320-ITAT-2018(Kol)]
  • Calcutta HC sets aside ITAT order for AY 1983-84, allows Brooke Bond India’s investment allowance claim u/s. 32A on weighing machines, electrical equipments, other machineries and computers; Rejects Revenue’s stand that to qualify for allowance,  a plant / machinery has to be directly used in the manufacture of an article or thing;  [TS-318-HC-2018(CAL)]
  • Mumbai ITAT rules that capital gains of Rs. 455.70 Cr. arising to assessee-company (a tax resident of Singapore), pursuant to trading in Indian securities during AY 2011-12, not taxable in India under Article 13(4) of India-Singapore DTAA; [TS-321-ITAT-2018(Mum)]
  • CBDT proposes clear-cut timelines under transfer pricing, through a draft notification, suggested that the amount should be returned within 90 days of signing of APAs and MAPs.
  • Due date for furnishing challan-cum-statement in respect of tax deducted U/s 194-IA & 194-IB for m/o May’18- June30,

INDIRECT TAX

  • CBIC has issued a circular clarifying the procedure for interception of conveyances for inspection of goods in movement,and detention, release, and confiscation of such goods and conveyances.
  • Goods without eway bill, bill etc can be confiscated/detained. Others in same vehicle, with proper papers can’t be held. Circular 49 of 21.6.18.

FAQ on E-WAY BILLS:

  • Query:In case of movement of goods by Railways, is there a requirement for railway to carry e-way bill along with goods?
  • Answer: In case of movement of goods by Railways, there is no requirement to carry e-way bill along with the goods, but railways has to carry invoice or delivery challan or bill of supply as the case may be along with goods.

SEBI UPDATES

  • Sebi is set to revamp IPO norms to make them less onerous for legitimate sellers while clamping down on possible misuse. These include recognizing a wider set of institutional investors such as alternative investment funds (AIFs) as counting toward promoters’ contribution in startups, requiring financial disclosures for three years rather than five and reducing disclosure of the price band to two days before the issue opens from five now.

OTHER UPDATES

  • The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 consolidates and amends the laws relating to reorganization and insolvency resolution of corporate persons, partnership firms and individuals in a time bound manner for maximization of the value of assets of such persons, to promote entrepreneurship, availability of credit and balance the interests of all the stakeholders.
  • NSE is in the process of introducing a corporate governance code that will be stricter than the existing laws and regulations.

KEY DATE:

  • QUARTERLY RETURN FOR REGISTERED PERSONS WITH AGGREGATE TURNOVER UP TO RS. 1.50 CRORES: GSTR-1 :-31. JULY 2018
  • DUE DATE FOR FILLING GST TRAN-2- 30.06.2018
Disclaimer:

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances; Before making any decisions do consult your Professional / tax advisor. For misrepresentation or interpretation of act or rules Author does not take any responsibility. Neither the author nor the firm accepts any liability for the loss or damage of any kind arising out of information in this document or for any action taken in reliance there on. The author is a Chartered Accountant and the Chief Gardener & Founder Director of Rajput Jain & Associates , a leading Tax & Investment Planning Advisory Service Provider. His blog can be found at http://carajput.com/blog/For any query you can write to info@carajput.com. Hope the information will assist you in your Professional endeavors. For query or help, contact:   info@carajput.com or call at 09811322785/4 9555 5555 480)

CORPORATE & PROFESSIONAL UPDATES 22ND JUNE

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  • Madras HC dismisses Revenue’s writ appeal against the order of Single Judge for AY 2009-10 holding the final assessment order passed, without issuing draft order, and the subsequent corrigendum treating the earlier assessment order as “draft order” u/s 144C, as invalid;[TS-469-HC-2018(MAD)-TP]
  • Kolkata ITAT upholds CIT(A)’s acceptance of assessee’s TNMM over TPO’s CUP-method for benchmarking assessee’s (manufacturer in FMCG Industry) sale of finished goods transaction for AY 2012-13; Noting that prices at which assessee had sold its products to third party distributors in countries like Kenya, Congo, Sri Lanka etc. were compared by TPO with those sold to assessee’s AEs in Bangladesh, Dubai and UK without any adjustments to difference in economies of these countries;[TS-468-ITAT-2018(Kol)-TP]
  • The central board of indirect taxes and customs has notified the central goods and services tax (sixth amendment) rules, 2018 which shall come into force on the date of their publication in the official gazette.
  • Chennai ITAT confirms CIT(A) order, rejects deemed dividend addition u/s. 2(22)(e) in hands of assessee-individual during AY 2014-15, in respect of outstanding balance payable by assessee’s proprietary concern to a publishing company (in which assessee is a substantial shareholder); [TS-316-ITAT-2018(CHNY)]
  • Madras HC allows petitioner’s (deceased assessee’s spouse) writ, quashes re-assessment notice issued u/s 148 in the name of deceased-assessee, holds that petitioner cannot be compelled to participate in the proceedings and respond to Sec. 148 notice; In response to Sec. 148 notice issued in the name of assessee (within prescribed time-limit), petitioner intimated about assessee’s death and the subsequent notice was issued by Revenue beyond the limitation period.[TS-315-HC-2018(MAD)]

INDIRECT TAX

  • Goods can’t be Seized for Non-Filling of Part B of E-Way Bill transported within a distance of 50 Kms, rules Allahabad High Court.
  • CBEC has made in Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017. These rules may be called the Central Goods and Services Tax (Sixth Amendment) Rules, 2018, which shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette. Vide notification no 28/2018, dated 19th June 2018.

FAQ on E-WAY BILLS:

  • Query: Why the transporter needs to enroll on the e-way bill system?
  • Answer:  There may be some transporters, who are not registered under the Goods and Services Tax Act, but such transporters cause the movement of goods for their clients. They need to enroll on the e-way bill portal to get 15 digit Unique Transporter Id.
  • Query:  What is a detention report under grievance menu?
  • Answer:  If the goods or the vehicle of the taxpayer or transporter has been detained by the tax officers for more than 30 minutes, then the transporter can enter the detention report on EWB Portal, which will reach the designated officer immediately, so that he can take an appropriate action accordingly.

 MCA Update:

  • MCA has made amendment in the Companies (Accounting Standard) Rules, 2006. These rules may be called Companies (Accounting Standard) Amendments Rules 2018, which shall come into force on the 1st Day of April 2018.
  • Form DIR-3 is likely to be revised on MCA21 Company Forms Download page w.e.f 21st JUNE 2018. Stakeholders are advised to check the latest version before filing.

RBI UPDATES

  • RBI has tweaked priority sector eligibility and classification norms following an announcement in the second bi-monthly policy statement on June 6 for Priority Sector Lending guidelines for housing loans with the Affordable Housing Scheme to low-cost housing for the Economically Weaker Sections.

SEBI UPDATES

  • Sebi is set to revamp IPO norms to make them less onerous for legitimate sellers while clamping down on possible misuse. These include recognizing a wider set of institutional investors such as alternative investment funds (AIFs) as counting toward promoters’ contribution in startups, requiring financial disclosures for three years rather than five and reducing disclosure of the price band to two days before the issue opens from five now.

OTHER UPDATES

  • The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), a $165-billion behemoth that is also India’s biggest bond buyer, could raise borrowing costs for local companies if its participation is limited by restrictive rules on transaction settlement.

KEY DATE:

  • QUARTERLY RETURN FOR REGISTERED PERSONS WITH AGGREGATE TURNOVER UP TO RS. 1.50 CRORES: GSTR-1 :-31. JULY 2018
  • DUE DATE FOR FILLING GST TRAN-2- 30.06.2018
Disclaimer:

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances; Before making any decisions do consult your Professional / tax advisor. For misrepresentation or interpretation of act or rules Author does not take any responsibility. Neither the author nor the firm accepts any liability for the loss or damage of any kind arising out of information in this document or for any action taken in reliance there on. The author is a Chartered Accountant and the Chief Gardener & Founder Director of Rajput Jain & Associates , a leading Tax & Investment Planning Advisory Service Provider. His blog can be found at http://carajput.com/blog/For any query you can write to info@carajput.com. Hope the information will assist you in your Professional endeavors. For query or help, contact:   info@carajput.com or call at 09811322785/4 9555 5555 480)

CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATES 12TH JUNE 2018

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  • Delhi HC upholds ITAT order, denies deduction u/s 37 to assessee-individual (a lawyer) for litigation/settlement expenses incurred in respect of settlement of dues of the company for which he stood personal guarantor in his capacity as MD of the company; Notes that on company’s inability to repay substantial advances to financial institutions / banks, assessee switched gear and became a lawyer to settle the dues of the company and entered into one time settlement and incurred the alleged expenses; [TS-295-HC-2018(Del)]
  • Mumbai ITAT allows assessee (a salaried employee) to change property declared as Self Occupied Property (‘SOP’) for the purpose of computing Income from House Property for AY 2011-12; ITAT notes that in the return of income, assessee declared Vasai property (from Mumbai) as SOP, however at a later stage of assessment, assessee sought to substitute Juhu Property (from a more developed locality in Mumbai) as SOP, which was rejected by AO; [TS-293-ITAT-2018(Mum)]
  • Mumbai ITAT allows assessee-company’s claim of long term capital loss (LTCL) arising on sale of shares of group companies during AY 2005-06, allows set-off against long term capital gains arising on surrender of tenancy rights; Rejects Revenue’s stand that transfer of shares of some group companies (loss making companies) to another group company was a sham transaction and a tax planning to generate LTCL which could be set off against LTCG; [TS-298-ITAT-2018(Mum)]
  • CBDT has dedicated a fortnight beginning June 1, 2018 for expeditious disposal of pending appeals and rectification matters. The direct tax body in a statement said the assessing officers have been directed to accord top priority to such matters and to give special attention to this area of work.
  • CIT vs. Sunita Dhadda (Supreme Court)  143(3)/ 292C: If the AO wants to rely upon documents found with third parties, the presumption u/s 292C against the assessee is not available. As per the principles of natural justice, the AO has to provide the evidence to the assessee & grant opportunity of cross-examination.
  • Mumbai bench of ITAT upheld the right of a taxpayer to change the selection of a house property that would be treated as self-occupied and having a ‘nil’ annual value. Consequently, the notional rent from such a house will not be taxable.

INDIRECT TAX

  • Authority for Advance Ruling (AAR) in Andhra Pradesh has ruled that warehoused duty-free ship stores, which stock goods imported without payment of duty and sell to outbound ships, will be liable to pay GST on supplies made to Indian naval ships, coast guard ships and ocean-going ships.
  • Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that Petrol, diesel to be under GST soon, says Dharmendra PradhanAs the state owned oil industry is losing Rs 200 billion annually in terms of input credit

FAQ on E-WAY BILLS:

  • Query: Whether the e-way bill is required for movement of consignment for weighment to the weighbridge?
  • Answer:No e-Way bill is required for movement of goods up to a distance of 20 Km from the place of business of consignor to a weighbridge for weighment or from the weighbridge back to the place of business of consignor, within the same State, subject to the condition that the movement of goods is accompanied by a delivery challan issued in accordance with Rule 55.
  • Query:Whether e-way bill is required for all the goods that are being transported?
  • Answer:The e-way bill is required to transport all the goods except exempted under the notifications or rules. Movement of handicraft goods or goods for job-work purposes under specified circumstances also requires e-way bill even if the value of consignment is less than fifty thousand rupees. Kindly refer to the e-way bill rules for other exemptions.

MCA Update:

  • Forms SPICe MoA and SPICe AoA are likely to be revised on MCA21 Company Forms Download page w.e.f 14th JUNE 2018. Stakeholders are advised to check the latest version before filing.
  • Payment through Union bank Internet Banking has been temporarily disabled. Stakeholders are advised not to choose UBI Internet Banking for making the payment. Stakeholders can still choose any other payment option available.

 KEY DATE:

  • QUARTERLY RETURN FOR REGISTERED PERSONS WITH AGGREGATE TURNOVER UP TO RS. 1.50 CRORES: GSTR-1 :-31. JULY 2018
  • DUE DATE FOR FILLING GST TRAN-2- 30.06.2018

Disclaimer:

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances; Before making any decisions do consult your Professional / tax advisor. For misrepresentation or interpretation of act or rules Author does not take any responsibility. Neither the author nor the firm accepts any liability for the loss or damage of any kind arising out of information in this document or for any action taken in reliance there on. The author is a Chartered Accountant and the Chief Gardener & Founder Director of Rajput Jain & Associates , a leading Tax & Investment Planning Advisory Service Provider. His blog can be found at http://carajput.com/blog/For any query you can write to info@carajput.com. Hope the information will assist you in your Professional endeavors. For query or help, contact:   info@carajput.com or call at 09811322785/4 9555 5555 480)

CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATES 11TH JUNE 2018

Direct Tax:

  • Delhi ITAT allows carry forward of business loss claimed by assessee-company in the return of income filed u/s 153A (relating to assessment in search cases), although the same was denied in assessment u/s. 143 on account of belated filing of return u/s. 139 for AY 2010-11; Observes that Sec. 153A starts with non-obstante clause which inter alia overrides Sec. 139, holds that return filed u/s 153A is a separate return and once accepted and assessed, it replaces the original return u/s. 139(1); [TS-299-ITAT-2018(DEL)]
  • Mumbai ITAT rejects long term capital gains (LTCG) treatment to gains arising on sale of industrial unit (‘asset’) during AY 2005-06 which was acquired by assessee-individual on dissolution of partnership firm; Refuses to reckon firm’s holding period (which had purchased asset in 1984) for determining holding period in assessee’s hands, notes that Explanation 1 to Sec. 2(42A) r.w.s 49(1) which provides for inclusion of holding period of previous owner, does not cover situation under consideration; [TS-294-ITAT-2018(Mum)]
  • 15.06.2018 is last date for paying first installment of Advance Tax for FY 2018-19. Non/short payment is liable to penal interest.
  • No bar in Income Tax Act for owner of multiple residential properties to change self occupied property at time of assessment. Case of Venkatavarthan N Iyengar, ITAT.

INDIRECT TAX

  • Central Government vide Circular no. 44/18/2018 dated 2ndMay, 2018 has provided that merely because a transaction or a supply of tenancy rights involves execution of documents which may require registration and payment of registration fee and stamp duty, would not preclude them from the scope of supply of goods and services and from the payment of GST on tenancy premium.Further, it has been clarified that transfer of tenancy rights to a new tenant against consideration in the form of tenancy premium is taxable. However, grant of tenancy rights in a residential dwelling for use as residence dwelling against tenancy premium or periodic rent or both is exempt  [Sl. No.12 of notification no. 12/2017-Central tax (rate)].
  • As per the decision of the GST Council, e-way Bill system for inter-State movement of goods has been rolled out from 01st April, 2018. As on 13thMay, 2018, e-Way Bill system for intra-State movement of goods has been rolled out in the States/ Union Territory of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Sikkim, Telangana, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Pondicherry. E-Way Bills are getting generated successfully and till 13thMay, 2018 more than four crore and fifteen lakh e-Way Bills have been successfully generated which includes more than one crore e-Way Bills for intra-State movement of goods.It is hereby informed that e-Way Bill system for intra-State movement of goods would be implemented in Assam from 16th May, 2018 & Rajasthan from 20th May, 2018.With the roll-out of e-Way Bill system in these States/ Union Territory, it is expected that trade and industry will be further facilitated insofar as the transport of goods is concerned, thereby eventually paving the way for a nation-wide single e-Way Bill system. Trade and industry and transporters located in these States/ Union Territory may obtain registration/ enrolment on e-Way Bill portal namely https://www.gov.in at the earliest without waiting for the last date.

FAQ on E-WAY BILLS:

  • Query: If the goods having e-way bill has to pass through trans-shipment and through different vehicles, how it has to be handled?
  • Answer:Some of the consignments are transported by the transporter through transshipment using different vehicles before it is delivered to the recipient at the place of needs to update the vehicle number in which he is transporting that consignment in part B of the E Way Bill.destination. Hence for each movement from one place to another, the transporter
  • Query:How the distance has to be calculated, if the consignments are imported from or exported to other country?
  • Answer:The approximate distance for movement of consignment from the source to destination has to be considered based on the distance within the country. That is, in case of export, the consignor place to the place from where the consignment is leaving the country, after customs clearance and in case of import, the place where the consignment is reached the country to the destination place and cleared by Customs.

MCA UPDATES

  • Shell Companies: Around 2, 25,910 Companies identified for being Struck-off this Year, Says Finance Ministry.

RBI UPDATES

  • RBI has made changes in the Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS) to make it more attractive. The revamping of the scheme is aimed at enabling people to open a hassle-free gold deposit account. The short-term deposits should be treated as bank’s on-balance sheet liability.

 KEY DATE:

  • QUARTERLY RETURN FOR REGISTERED PERSONS WITH AGGREGATE TURNOVER UP TO RS. 1.50 CRORES: GSTR-1 :-31. JULY 2018
  • DUE DATE FOR FILLING GST TRAN-2- 30.06.2018

Disclaimer:

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances; Before making any decisions do consult your Professional / tax advisor. For misrepresentation or interpretation of act or rules Author does not take any responsibility. Neither the author nor the firm accepts any liability for the loss or damage of any kind arising out of information in this document or for any action taken in reliance there on. The author is a Chartered Accountant and the Chief Gardener & Founder Director of Rajput Jain & Associates , a leading Tax & Investment Planning Advisory Service Provider. His blog can be found at http://carajput.com/blog/For any query you can write to info@carajput.com. Hope the information will assist you in your Professional endeavors. For query or help, contact:   info@carajput.com or call at 09811322785/4 9555 5555 480)

CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATES 9TH JUNE 2018

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  • Mumbai ITAT holds that Executive Search Services fees (‘ESF’) received by assessee (a Dutch company) not taxable as FTS under Article 12 of India-Netherlands DTAA for AY 2011-12; Rejects Revenue’s stand that ESF, which was received pursuant to Service Agreement (SA) with Indian group entity (SSIPL), was to be treated as ancillary and subsidiary to license fee (taxed as royalty) received from SSIPL under another agreement viz. License Agreement (LA) which was towards use of trade name, trademark, logo and the rights to use software;[TS-288-ITAT-2018(Mum)]
  • Delhi ITAT Special Bench (majority view) rules in favour of Nokia Networks OY (assessee, a Finnish company), holds Nokia India Pvt. Ltd. (NIPL, Indian subsidiary) does not constitute assessee’s PE in India for AYs 1997-98 and 1998-99; [TS-289-ITAT-2018(DEL)]
  • Penalty paid to Stock Exchange is a regular Business Expenditure: ITAT allows Deduction
  • CBDT dedicates Fortnight for Disposal of Pending Appeals.
  • Central Govt has decided to make PAN mandatory for remitting money abroad as the RBI has decided to stringent norms for Liberalized Remittance Scheme (LRS) as per which, anyone who is utilizing the scheme will now have to share PAN details – something that was not applicable earlier with regards to CA transactions up to $25,000.
  • Kolkata ITAT allows Sec. 10AA benefit to assessee in respect of international trading, warehousing and consultancy income for AY 2009-10; ITAT acknowledges that trading activity is not expressly covered u/s 10AA, but observes that as per the Special Economic Zone Act, 2005 (SEZ Act) and its Rules, 2006, definition of ‘service’ included trading activity; [TS-292-ITAT-2018(Kol)]
  • Mumbai ITAT confirms CIT(A)’s Rs. 50cr relief to industrialist Anil Ambani, allows Sec. 37(1) deduction for ‘consent’ fees /”settlement charges” paid by Mr. Ambani w.r.t charges of alleged violation of SEBI Act/Regulations; AO disallowed the said amount, reasoning that the payment was for ‘violation’ of provisions of SEBI Act and hence made for an ‘offence’ and therefore liable to be disallowed by invoking Explanation to Sec. 37(1); [TS-291-ITAT-2018(Mum)]

INDIRECT TAX

  • LAST DATE FOR SUBMITTING GSTR 1 FOR registered persons filing monthly returns for the month of May 2018 is 10th June 2018.

FAQ on E-WAY BILLS:

  • Query:If the vehicle, in which goods are being transported, having e-way bill is changed, then what is required to be done?
  • Answer:The e-way bill for transportation of goods should always have the vehicle number that is actually carrying the goods. There may be requirement to change the vehicle number after generating the e-way bill or after commencement of movement of goods, due to trans-shipment or due to breakdown of vehicle. In such cases, the transporter or generator of the e-way bill can update the new vehicle number in Part B of the EWB.
  • Query: How the transporter is identified or assigned the e-way bill by the taxpayer for transportation?
  • Answer:While generating e-way bill the taxpayer has a provision to enter the transporter id in the transportation details section. If he enters 15 digits transporter id provided by his transporter, the e-way bill will be assigned to that transporter. Subsequently, the transporter can log in and update further transportation details in Part B of eway bill.

MCA UPDATES     

  • MCA has sought details from some auditor companies, which resigned their assignment after the companies concerned had reportedly refused to give them adequate information. Officials said explanations had been sought from auditors in 15-odd cases.
  • The President of India gave assent to promulgate the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 which will give relief to Home Buyers and SMSE.

RBI UPDATES

  • RBI extended loan repayments deadline to 180 days from the due date without being classified as a non-performing asset. This latest announcement comes after the regulator’s April diktat which had allowed GST registered MSME borrowers with a turnover of up to Rs. 25 crore to delay loan repayments by 180 days.
  • RBI voted unanimously to hike repo rate by 25 basis points, in a first interest rate hike in a four-and-a-half year, citing a major upside risk to the baseline inflation on the back of high crude oil price. The central bank said that there was a 12% increase in the price of Indian crude basket, which was “sharper, earlier than expected and seems to be durable”

SEBI UPDATES

  • Sebi extended the date for submission of Aadhaar details by those investing in capital markets till a final judgment by the Supreme Court on proposed mandatory linking of 12-digit unique ID for all financial dealings.

OTHER UPDATES

  • last date for online claim of Unstructured CPE hours extended to 30th June – ICAI(Last date for submitting Self Declaration form for claiming CPE Hours under Unstructured Learning Activities for the Calendar Year 2017 – has been extended from 31st May, 2018 to 30th June, 2018)
  • Online Facility for members to update Email ID, Mobile & Address – ICAI has launched an Online Form for Members by which they can update their Mobile number and e-mail ids which are currently available in ICAI records.
KEY DATE:
  • QUARTERLY RETURN FOR REGISTERED PERSONS WITH AGGREGATE TURNOVER UP TO RS. 1.50 CRORES: GSTR-1 :-31. JULY 2018
  • TURNOVER EXCEEDING RS. 1.5 CRORES OR OPTED TO FILE MONTHLY RETURN: GSTR-1 (MAY2018):-10 JUNE 2018
  • DUE DATE FOR FILLING GST TRAN-2- 30.06.2018

Disclaimer:

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances; Before making any decisions do consult your Professional / tax advisor. For misrepresentation or interpretation of act or rules Author does not take any responsibility. Neither the author nor the firm accepts any liability for the loss or damage of any kind arising out of information in this document or for any action taken in reliance there on. The author is a Chartered Accountant and the Chief Gardener & Founder Director of Rajput Jain & Associates , a leading Tax & Investment Planning Advisory Service Provider. His blog can be found at http://carajput.com/blog/For any query you can write to info@carajput.com. Hope the information will assist you in your Professional endeavors. For query or help, contact:   info@carajput.com or call at 09811322785/4 9555 5555 480)

corporate and professional updates 7th June 2018

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  • Mumbai ITAT rejects applicability of TDS u/s 195 on payment of advertisement expenses and professional and consultancy fees paid to foreign nationals by the UK branch of assessee (a domestic company) during AY 2008-09, deletes Sec. 40(a)(i) disallowance; Observes that UK branch had incurred expenditure in connection with the advertisements in foreign magazines and websites, likewise, consultancy fee was paid in connection with registration of trade mark in UK;[TS-287-ITAT-2018(Mum)]
  • Jaipur ITAT deletes disallowance u/s 40A(3) with respect to cash payment made by assessee-firm (engaged in real estate business) against purchases of land during AY 2013-14, observes that the payment was made out of the explained sources, through the registered document and as a disclosed transaction and the identity of the sellers and genuineness of  transaction was established; [TS-276-ITAT- 2018(JPR)]

INDIRECT TAX

  • GST: A transaction once reported as B2C cannot be amended later to add GSTIN & convert transaction as B2B. CBIC FAQ 7 (Jun 2018) on Financial Services.
  • GST: The location of a supplier will be the state in which the person holds a bank account even if bank branches of other locations are used for rendering services to customers under the GST the government clarified.
  • CBIC has launched a tax refund drive in the first fortnight of June and issued instructions to swiftly settle refund claims of exporters that are held up because of mismatches in the returns filed by them.

FAQ on E-WAY BILLS:

  • Query: What has to be done by the transporter if consignee refuses to take goods or rejects the goods for any reason?
  • Answer:There is a chance that consignee or recipient may reject to take the delivery of consignment due to various reasons. Under such circumstances, the transporter can get one more e-way bill generated with the help of supplier or recipient by indicating supply as ‘Sales Return’ with relevant documents, return the goods to the supplier as per his agreement with him.

RBI Update:

  • The Reserve Bank of India has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs. 1.00 lakh (Rupees one lakh only) on Abhyudaya Mahila Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd., Channapatna, in exercise of the powers vested in it under the provisions of Section 47 A (1) (c) read with Section 46 (4) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (As applicable to Co-operative Societies) for violating directives contained in para 3 of Reserve Bank of India.
  • NBFC Companies are planning to meet the RBI on the issue of implementation of Ind AS. RBI has deferred the implementation of Ind AS for banks by a year, while it is applicable for NBFCs from April 1, 2018.

MCA Update:

  • MCA gives extension for a period of one month for the steering committee on CSR with effect from 3rd June 2018.

SEBI UPDATES

  • SEBI has issued Master Circular for Stock Brokers which is a compilation of relevant circulars issued by SEBI which are operational as on date of this circular.

OTHER UPDATES

  • ICAI has signed the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) on June 4, 2018, at SAICA HO, Johannesburg, South Africa. Read more at: http://www.icai.org
KEY DATE:
  • QUARTERLY RETURN FOR REGISTERED PERSONS WITH AGGREGATE TURNOVER UP TO RS. 1.50 CRORES: GSTR-1 :-31. JULY 2018
  • TURNOVER EXCEEDING RS. 1.5 CRORES OR OPTED TO FILE MONTHLY RETURN: GSTR-1 (MAY2018):-10 JUNE 2018
  • DUE DATE FOR FILLING GST TRAN-2- 30.06.2018

Disclaimer:

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances; Before making any decisions do consult your Professional / tax advisor. For misrepresentation or interpretation of act or rules Author does not take any responsibility. Neither the author nor the firm accepts any liability for the loss or damage of any kind arising out of information in this document or for any action taken in reliance there on. The author is a Chartered Accountant and the Chief Gardener & Founder Director of Rajput Jain & Associates , a leading Tax & Investment Planning Advisory Service Provider. His blog can be found at http://carajput.com/blog/For any query you can write to info@carajput.com. Hope the information will assist you in your Professional endeavors. For query or help, contact:   info@carajput.com or call at 09811322785/4 9555 5555 480)

corporate and professional updates 6th June 2018

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  • AAR rules that the Liaison office (‘LO’) of the Applicant (International Zinc Association, a Belgium based International Non-Profit Association) established in India for conducting programmes / conferences / training on importance of zinc, not liable to tax in India under the Income-tax Act or India-Belgium DTAA, holds membership fee and contribution received from Indian members as non-taxable; [TS-284-AAR-2018]
  • AAR rules that Indian hotel managed and operated by Applicant (a Luxembourg based group engaged in operation and management of the hotels) would constitute its fixed place PE in India and income from the Indian hotel owner for provision of global reservation services (‘GRS’) [arising out of Centralised services agreement (‘CSA’)], would be attributable to its PE in India; Rejects applicant’s stand that since the question raised in application is only whether the income from GRS can be taxed as ‘royalty’ or FTS, AAR cannot adjudicate upon the issue of existence of PE, cites its duty as per Rule 12 of AAR Procedure Rules, 1996 to look at ‘all aspects of the questions set forth’ which would enable it to pronounce a ruling;[TS-283-AAR-2018]
  • Mumbai ITAT deletes over Rs. 3,200 cr. capital gains addition made by AO invoking Explanation 5 to Sec. 9(1) [relating to indirect transfers] in case of resident company (‘assessee’) during AY 2011-12; ITAT notes that during relevant AY, Singaporean parent had infused Rs. 148.52 cr. by way of share capital subscription for funding assessee’s acquisition of two Indian entities, however, AO linked the purchasing of shares of fifth degree holding company located outside India (for Rs. 1002 cr) to arrive at the valuation for shares issued by assessee to the Singapore entity, and made alleged capital gains addition;[TS-285-ITAT-2018(Mum)]
  • CBDT announced Information reward scheme under which a person can get reward up to Rs. 50 lakh for giving information to Investigation Directorates in Income Tax Department about substantial evasion of tax on income or assets in India.

INDIRECT TAX

  • announced Benami Transactions Informants Reward Scheme, 2018; a person can get reward up to Rs. One crore for giving specific information to Income Tax Dept about benami properties as well as proceeds from such properties.
  • GST: For refund in case of export of non-GST & exempted goods without payment of IGST, LUT/bond is not required. Circular 45/19/2018-GST of 30.5.18.
  • International passengers buying goods at airport ‘duty-free’ shops will not be subject to GST and the revenue department will soon clarify on this exemption. They will have to only collect a copy of the passport from the passenger to whom it sells the goods.

FAQ on E-WAY BILLS:

  • Query:How the distance has to be calculated, if the consignments are imported from or exported to other country?
  • Answer:The approximate distance for movement of consignment from the source to destination has to be considered based on the distance within the country. That is, in case of export, the consignor place to the place from where the consignment is leaving the country, after customs clearance and in case of import, the place where the consignment is reached the country to the destination place and cleared by Customs.

IBBI UPDATES

  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBB) has issued Insolvency Professionals to act as Interim Resolution Professionals or Liquidators (Recommendation) Guidelines, 2018 to streamline the procedure for recommendation and appointment of Interim Resolution Professional (IRP) or liquidator.

OTHER UPDATES

  • govt is considering merging at least four state-run banks, including Bank of Baroda, IDBI Bank Ltd, OBC and Central Bank of India.  If the plan goes through, the merged entity will become the second-largest bank in the country with combined assets of ₹16.58 trillion.
KEY DATE:
  • QUARTERLY RETURN FOR REGISTERED PERSONS WITH AGGREGATE TURNOVER UP TO RS. 1.50 CRORES: GSTR-1 :-31. JULY 2018
  • TURNOVER EXCEEDING RS. 1.5 CRORES OR OPTED TO FILE MONTHLY RETURN: GSTR-1 (MAY2018):-10 JUNE 2018
  • DUE DATE FOR FILLING GST TRAN-2- 30.06.2018

Disclaimer:

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances; Before making any decisions do consult your Professional / tax advisor. For misrepresentation or interpretation of act or rules Author does not take any responsibility. Neither the author nor the firm accepts any liability for the loss or damage of any kind arising out of information in this document or for any action taken in reliance there on. The author is a Chartered Accountant and the Chief Gardener & Founder Director of Rajput Jain & Associates , a leading Tax & Investment Planning Advisory Service Provider. His blog can be found at http://carajput.com/blog/For any query you can write to info@carajput.com. Hope the information will assist you in your Professional endeavors. For query or help, contact:   info@carajput.com or call at 09811322785/4 9555 5555 480)

corporate and professional updates 4th June 2018

Direct Tax:

  • Cochin ITAT rejects assessee’s (a software company) stand that payment to its sister concern (‘USTIPL’) under the sub-contracting agreement amounts to reimbursement of expenses, upholds applicability of TDS u/s 194J; Perusing agreement between assessee and USTIPL, ITAT notes that assessee had engaged USTIPL to depute resources and provide other administrative support to manage its project requirements with clients and in consideration, assessee had to reimburse all expenses incurred by USTIPL on the resources deputed to assessee and the apportioned cost of specific support services; [TS-278-ITAT-2018(COCH)]
  • ITAT upholds TNMM as most appropriate method (MAM) rejecting assessee’s CUP/CPM for AY 2011-12, follows Tribunal ruling in assessee own case stating that comparability under CUP method was not only faulty but devoid of proper analysis due to various assumptions and in absence of reliable data; Admits additional grounds in relation to inclusion / exclusion of comparables being fundamental and necessary for adjudication; Rejects assessee’s contention to exclude E-Zest solution as it was engaged in end-to-end development and software project development services; Remits comparability of 15 companies on various grounds such as contradicting observations of DRP and assessee, non-adjudication by lower authorities etc.; [TS-208-ITAT-2018(Bang)]
  • CBDT issued official notification for reward schemes for Income Tax Informants https://studycafe.in/2018/05/cbdt-issues-reward-schemes-for-income-tax-informants.html

Indirect Tax

  • CBEC has extended the time the time limit for furnishing the return by an Input Service Distributor in FORM GSTR-6 under sub-section (4) of section 39 of the said Act read with rule 65 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017, for the months of July, 2017 to June, 2018, till the 31st day of July, 2018. Vide notification no 25/2018
  • For GST Refund GSTR-1 & 3B not must for all. Composition taxpayer to file GSTR-4, ISD-GSTR-6 & non-resident-GSTR-5. Circular 45/19/2018-GST of 30.5.18.
  • The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) have asked its field offices to levy GST on goods in customs warehouse only at the time of final clearance.
  • CBEC issued procedure for sanction of pending IGST refund claims where records have not been transmitted from GSTN to DG systems.CIRCULAR NO.12/2018-CUSTOMS [F.NO.450/119/2017-CUSIV], DATED 29-5-2018
  • Eight state governments on Thursday announced their plans to roll out the electronic way bill (e-way bill) mechanism for transport of goods within their territories by June 3, a move that would lead to pan-India implementation of the crucial ant-evasion system under the goods and services tax (GST)

FAQ on E-WAY BILLS:

  • Query:How the distance has to be calculated, if the consignments are imported from or exported to other country?
  • Answer:The approximate distance for movement of consignment from the source to destination has to be considered based on the distance within the country. That is, in case of export, the consignor place to the place from where the consignment is leaving the country, after customs clearance and in case of import, the place where the consignment is reached the country to the destination place and cleared by Customs.

MCA UPDATES 

  • Delhi High Court has sought a formal explanation from the MCA for its twin circulars of September 2017 that deregistered over 1 lakh companies for failure to file annual returns for three years and disqualified their directors.

RBI updates

  • RBI has ended the special dispensations granted earlier for NBFCs owned by the government. Instead, it has specified a roadmap, stretching till 2021-22, for these lenders to meet the norms on capital adequacy, provisioning and corporate governance.
KEY DATE:
  • QUARTERLY RETURN FOR REGISTERED PERSONS WITH AGGREGATE TURNOVER UP TO RS. 1.50 CRORES: GSTR-1 :-31. JULY 2018
  • TURNOVER EXCEEDING RS. 1.5 CRORES OR OPTED TO FILE MONTHLY RETURN: GSTR-1 (MAY2018):-10 JUNE 2018
  • DUE DATE FOR FILLING GST TRAN-2- 30.06.2018

Disclaimer:

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances; Before making any decisions do consult your Professional / tax advisor. For misrepresentation or interpretation of act or rules Author does not take any responsibility. Neither the author nor the firm accepts any liability for the loss or damage of any kind arising out of information in this document or for any action taken in reliance there on. The author is a Chartered Accountant and the Chief Gardener & Founder Director of Rajput Jain & Associates , a leading Tax & Investment Planning Advisory Service Provider. His blog can be found at http://carajput.com/blog/For any query you can write to info@carajput.com. Hope the information will assist you in your Professional endeavors. For query or help, contact:   info@carajput.com or call at 09811322785/4 9555 5555 480)

corporate and professional updates 2nd june 2018

Image result for corporate and professional updatesDirect Tax:

  • Jaipur ITAT deletes disallowance u/s 40A(3) with respect to cash payment made by assessee-firm (engaged in real estate business) against purchases of land during AY 2013-14, observes that the payment was made out of the explained sources, through the registered document and as a disclosed transaction and the identity of the sellers and genuineness of  transaction was established; Notes that only at the insistence of specific sellers, assessee withdrew cash and made payment to them despite having sufficient bank balance, observes that in order to secure the deal, assessee had no other option but to make the payment in cash; [TS-276-ITAT-2018(JPR)]
  • Delhi ITAT refuses to delete Rs. 489 cr capital gains addition, however gives one more chance to assessee (Gagan Infraenergy) to establish the ‘genuineness’ and ‘validity’ of  the  transaction that it claims, is ‘gifting’ of 1.76 cr shares to another co.; Gagan Infra’s counsel argued that the company gifted 1.76 cr shares that it held in Jindal Steel (flagship operating co. of O.P. Jindal group), to another co., pursuant to a “family realignment” of O.P. Jindal Group;[TS-275-ITAT-2018(DEL)]
  • Income Tax Deptt launched and activated all the seven ITR forms for e-filing by taxpayers, after more than a month of them being notified.

Indirect Tax:

  • CBEC has made amendment by way of notification no 4/2017-Central Tax (Rate), dated the 28th June, 2017, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 676 (E), dated the 28th June, 2017.
  • Due date for filing GSTR-6 by ISD for July, 2017-June, 2018 is extended till 31.07.2018. Notification to be issued shortly. Source: twitter- cbic.gov.in
  • Government has refuted exporters’ claim that Rs 20,000 crore of GST refund is pending, and said there has been no dip in refunds as it announced a special refund fortnight beginning May 31.

FAQ on E-WAY BILLS:

  • Query:How does taxpayer enter Part-A details and generate e-way bill, when he is transporting goods himself?
  • Answer:Sometimes, taxpayer wants to move the goods himself. E-way bill Portal expects the user to enter transporter ID or vehicle number. So if he wants to move the goods himself, he can enter his GSTIN in the transporter Id field and generate Part-A Slip. This indicates to the system that he is a transporter and he can enter details in Part-B later when transportation details are available.

RBI Update:

  • RBI has issued notification regarding Withdrawal of Exemptions Granted to Government Owned NBFCs. Vide notification no RBI/2017-18/181, dated 31st May 2018.

SEBI updates

  • SEBI directed rating agencies to set up committees to hear the appeals of issuers aggrieved by the ratings assigned to them. Currently, there is no stipulated mechanism to review such issues.

MCA UPDATES

  • ROC, Delhi & Haryana in its drive to clean the registry has issued notice of striking off of 1171 LLP’s under Section 75 of LLP Act, 2008 read with Rule 37 of LLP Rules, 2009.
KEY DATE:
  • QUARTERLY RETURN FOR REGISTERED PERSONS WITH AGGREGATE TURNOVER UP TO RS. 1.50 CRORES: GSTR-1 :-31. JULY 2018
  • TURNOVER EXCEEDING RS. 1.5 CRORES OR OPTED TO FILE MONTHLY RETURN: GSTR-1 (MAY2018):-10 JUNE 2018
  • DUE DATE FOR FILLING GST TRAN-2- 30.06.2018

Disclaimer:

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances; Before making any decisions do consult your Professional / tax advisor. For misrepresentation or interpretation of act or rules Author does not take any responsibility. Neither the author nor the firm accepts any liability for the loss or damage of any kind arising out of information in this document or for any action taken in reliance there on. The author is a Chartered Accountant and the Chief Gardener & Founder Director of Rajput Jain & Associates , a leading Tax & Investment Planning Advisory Service Provider. His blog can be found at http://carajput.com/blog/For any query you can write to info@carajput.com. Hope the information will assist you in your Professional endeavors. For query or help, contact:   info@carajput.com or call at 09811322785/4 9555 5555 480)