Important Updates on the reduction compliance obligation under Atmanirbhar Scheme:

Important Relevant updates on the reduction of compliance obligation under Atmanirbhar Scheme:

Covid-19 related debts shall be excluded from 'default' under IBC ...

TODAY ‘S FIFTH AND LAST TRANCH OF ANNOUNCEMENTS FOCUS ON 8 SECTORS:

1. MGNREGA Scheme 

Total budget was Rs 61,000 crores

• The extra Rs 40,000 crores allotted

2. HEALTH’s

• Setting up the public system

• Block all districts to avoid infectious diseases

• Public health laboratories to be set up at block level in all districts;

3. EDUCATION-driven technology

• PM e-Vidya multi-mode control system

• One-nation interactive school under DIKSHA for school education

• One-year Television channel for each class;

• Extensive use of radios

• Special e-content for children of Divyang

 Top 100 universities must ultimately be allowed to start online courses by 30 May 2020.

 4.  Significant support to distressed firms: Fresh IBC has been suspended for one year. As per the declaration of FM.

A.    IBC related – debts related to COVID 19 are out of IBC default

B.    No further insolvency lawsuits can be launched for up to a year. i.e No fresh insolvency case will be initiated for up to a year

C.   Minimum limit of IBC would be Rs. 1 Cr. i.e Total insolvency requirement lifted from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1 crore

D.   Decriminalised all the sections. Few Non Compoundable offenses would become compoundable offenses.

E.    Compounding by ROC

F.    Direct listing in foreign destinations

G.   NCD listing would not be treated as listed companies for the purpose of Companiesct

H.   Covid-related loans should be exempt from default under IBC

I.      For MSMEs, a special insolvency framework will be notified

Fresh IBC proceedings suspended for a year; debts related to Covid ...

 5. State seeks to decriminalize losses under the Companies Act

• Bulk of compound crimes parts to be transferred to the Internal Adjudication System (IAM) and improved RD forces for compounding.

• 7 compounding crimes dropped entirely and 5 to be dealt with in an alternate system.

 6. Simplify of doing business for companies

• Clear listing of shares by Indian listed corporations within international jurisdiction. Pvt firms that issue non-convertible bonds (NCDs) on stock exchanges not to be considered as public entities.

All industries are now open to private parties

7. Fresh Public Sector Business Strategy

• The Pvt sector will be able to invest in all markets, while public sector companies will continue to play a significant role.

• a new policy that will categorize strategic sectors and others.

• The list of strategic sectors requiring the presence of PSEs in the public interest shall be notified.

A list of strategic sectors needing the participation of PSEs in the public interest will be identified.

• There will be at least one PSE in these strategic sectors, but the pvt sector will also be authorized.

• The PSEs should be privatized in other industries.

• To reduce unnecessary operating expenses, the number of firms in key markets will usually be just three or four, while others will be privatized / mixed / brought under holding companies.

 8. Policy management and services

• The Center has agreed to raise the State Borowing Limit from 3% to 5% for FY21. This will provide extra Rs 4.28 lakh crore capital to states.

A.   Part of the loan would be related to specific reforms. The relation between the reforms will be in four areas:

1. One Nation One Ration Card,

2. Ease of Doing Business,

3. Power distribution,

4. Urban local body revenues.

 B.   The Department of Spending should be told of a particular scheme

• Unconditional 0.50 percent rise

• 1% in 4 tranches of 0.25% for each tranche linked to specifically specified, tangible and feasible policy actions;

• 0.5 per cent of targets was reached in at least three of the four improvement regions.

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Complete Guidance on Udyog Aadhar registration in India

Complete Guidance on Udyog Aadhar registration in India – Registration procedure, Benefits and Documents required

Udyog Aadhaar Registration – Process, Documents Required, Benefits ...

In recent times, the Government of India has launched the Udyog Aadhaar registration process in order to improve the small-scale businesses in the region. Previously, if a person wants to start a company, he/she must be registered with both the small-scale industry and the MSME.

This step has now been facilitated by the incorporation of only 2 types under the Udyog Aadhaar Registration which are Entrepreneur Memorandum I and Entrepreneur Memorandum II, whereas the former one was used to fill out 11 various types of forms which were required earlier.

The major characteristics of Udyog Aadhaar

  • Enrolment is online instead of personal registration. It’s just a button of a task.
  • UAM can be registered by self-declaration of the company’s data.
  • Details required for registration: Personal Aadhaar number, name of the industry, address, bank details and some common information.
  • You can file more than one Udyog Aadhaar with the same Aadhaar number.
  • No filing fee.
  • After the registration number has been filled in and submitted, it is obtained in the mail-id issued.

Udyog Aadhaar Registration is a fully online process. Companies listed under the Udyog Aadhaar are eligible to obtain incentives from a range of government schemes, such as discounts, simple loan approvals, etc.

What kind of Benefits of registration of Udyog Aadhaar :

The main advantages of registration under Udyog Aadhaar are listed below:

  1. The MSME registered enterprises get the financial support from the Government to participate in foreign expo. i.e MSME registered companies receive financial support from the Government to participate in the foreign exhibition
  2. Quick Accessibility of Collateral Free Bank loans : Once registered with MSME, the micro, small or the medium enterprise would be eligible for all government scheme benefits like without guarantee loan, easy loan, loan with low rate of interest.
  3. 50 per cent grant for patent registration
  4. Simplification of obtaining licenses, approvals and other registrations
  5. ISO Certification Reimbursement
  6. NSIC Performance and Credit Rating Subsidy:
  7. Concession of electricity bills and more
  8. The enterprise is also entitled for the Government subsidies:

Potentially Details Required of Udyog Aadhaar Registration:

The information needed at the time of registration of Udyog Aadhaar are as follows:

  1. 12 Aadhaar number given to the client. In the case of a company, corporation or any other entity, the Aadhaar number of Managing Director, Approved Partner, etc. shall be given.
  2. Name of the organization under which it carries out its business.
  3. Type of business entity such as individual, firm, company, etc.
  4. Postal Business address for communication purposes, including contact numbers and e-mail address.
  5. Date of beginning of the business.
  6. Details of the previous validation of the MSME.
  7. Banking details of the client, including the bank account number and the IFSC code.
  8. Main business areas – service or manufacturing.
  9. The number of staff in the company.
  10. Complete amount of investment by the company in terms of machinery and equipment.
  11. Social Category – The applicant may pick the Social Category (General, Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe or Other Backward Castes). Evidence of belonging to SC, ST or OBC can be sought by the proper authority, if and when necessary.
  12. Physically Disabled-The Applicant may choose a Physically Disabled Entrepreneur status.

13. Plant Location-Applicant can attach multiple plant locations to one registration by clicking the    Attach Plant button.

  1. Major Activity-The main activity, i.e. “Manufacturing” or “Service,” may be chosen by the company for Udyog Aadhaar. If your business involves both type of activity and if major work involves Manufacturing and a small portion of activity involves the Service sector, then select your main activity type as “Manufacturing” and if major work involves Services and a small portion of activity involves Manufacturing, then select your main activity type as “Services”
  2. National Industrial Classification Code (NIC Code)-The individual may choose various National Industrial Classification-2008 (NIC) Codes to protect all their activities. Which means that users can select multiple NICs from the Manufacturing and Service sector by clicking the “Add More” button. If you want to add Manufacturing then select the “Manufacturing” radio button and click the “Add More” button otherwise if you want to add Service then select the “Services” radio button and click the “Add More” button. The NIC codes are drawn up by the Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) under the Ministry of Statistics and System Implementation, Government of India. The applicant can use the National Industrial Classification-2008 (NIC) Scanning facility codes to escape a 3-step selection process.

Step by step procedure of Udyog Aadhaar Registration

Registration system and Process of Udyog Aadhar along with the requirement of information for Registration: Below is the legal process for the registration of Udyog Aadhaar:

1. Online visit the link of https://udyogaadhaar.gov.in/UA/UAM_Registration.aspx

2. Enter the Aadhaar number and the name of the individual who is the agent of the organization and confirm the Aadhaar number:

3. Enable the OTP

4. Upon validation, it will be redirected to Udyog Aadhaar form, which will be as follows: and Verify further Enter the following information in the field:

• Social group (e.g. SC / ST / OBC / General)

• Sex and categories

• Whether is He not physically handicapped

• Name of Enterprise

• Type of Organisation

• PAN no of the relevant person

• Address of the business entity

• The contact address of the organization and the telephone or email number of the designated person;

• Date of start of business

• Past registration details of MSME, if any

• Corporate bank info like IFSC code and bank account number

• Main activity of the unit (whether engaged in production or service)

• National Industrial Classification (NIC) Operation Code (One or more activities can be added)

• Overall number of individuals working by the company

• Overall financial investment of the company

• The district where the entity is placed

• Click on the checkbox for the declaration and submit

5. After acceptance, you will obtain an OTP for submission of the form-enter OTP and click on the final submission button.

6. After submission, it will be forwarded to the Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum page.

7. Below the Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum, you can find the Udyog Aadhaar Certificate button. Click on it to generate the Udyog Aadhaar Certificate:

8. After clicking the Create Certificate button, the Udyog Aadhaar Card will be issued.

9. If you need qualified assistance for Udyog Aadhaar, please write to us at info@carajput.com or click Here to Subscribe to Online Service.

May you register Udyog Aadhaar Registration Online without an Aadhaar Number?

No Applicant or authorized signatory who is not registered for Aadhaar shall be required to apply for Aadhaar enrolment and, if he or she is entitled to receive Aadhaar in compliance with section 3 of the Aadhaar Act, he or she may visit any Aadhaar enrolment center for Aadhaar enrolment.

  •  A.   Provided that by the time Aadhaar is allocated to the person, the registration of the UAM shall be registered by the DIC or MSME-DI concerned on behalf of that undertaking, subject to the creation of the supporting following information as an alternate and feasible form of identifying.
  • If he’s registered, his Aadhaar Enrolment ID slips; Ok
  •  copy of his application for enrolment by Aadhaar
  • B.  Any of the below papers, namely: – bank photo passbook; or voter ID card; or passport; or driving license; or PAN card; or employee photo ID card issued by the Government.

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE August 26, 2017

CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE August 26, 2017

Image result for corporate images hdDirect Tax:

  • Delhi ITAT upholds assessee’s Resale Price Method (RPM) over TPO’s TNMM for AYs 2003-04 to 2005-06 for benchmarking purchases of finished goods from AE for resale, holds that RPM is most appropriate method absent any value addition by assessee[TS-661-ITAT-2017(DEL) -TP]
  • The income tax department is open to lowering the withholding tax rate for foreign companies which have income in India, says CBDT chairman Sushil Chandra.
  • Supreme Court ruling the right to privacy as a fundamental right under the Constitution has triggered uncertainty over the mandatory linking of Aadhaar for stock trading brokers said they will now wait for the SC judgment that will test the validity of Aadhaar.

Indirect Tax:

  • CBEC made amendment in the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act by way of notification no 8/2017- Integrated 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. 683(E), dated the 28th June, 2017. Vide notification no 354/173/2017 –TRU, dated 22th August 2017.

GST Update

  • GST Authorities have issued clarification w.r.t selling of space for advertisement in print media on the basis of the queries being raised regarding GST applicability on the same. The rate is @ 5%.
  • IT Minister launched a GST filing and reconciliation solution product named ‘XaTTaX’. The product, developed by Sailotech, simplifies the filing of GST returns, claims for refund, raising invoices with comfort from home or workplace.

FAQ on GST

Query: What is the time limit beyond which the inputs/capital goods sent for job work shall be treated as supply?

Answer:The time limit prescribed for return of goods sent to job work under the exemption route is 1 year of being sent out (for inputs) and 3 years of being sent out (for capital goods). Therefore, if the inputs/ capital goods are returned to the principal after 1 year/ 3 years (as applicable), then such return of goods to the principal after the said period would be treated as ‘supply’. This time limit is not applicable to moulds and dies, jigs, fixtures, and tools

Corporate Law:

  • MCA made companies (Arrests in connection with Investigation by serious Fraud Investigation Office) Rules, 2017 which shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.Vide notification no ur2l20r3 cL-V, dated 24th august 2017
  • MCA amend the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal Rules, 2O16. These rules may be called the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (Amendment) Rules’ 2O17 which shall come into force on the date of their publication in the official Gazette. Vide notification no 1/30/2013-CL-V, dated 23th August 2017
  • The Cabinet has approved a framework to speed up mergers of public sector banks, the first of which could take place by March. The mergers will not involve any cash but only share swaps.

Quotes of the day

“Plant your garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.”

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE May 25, 2017

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Direct Tax:

ITAT Delhi held that Medical illness and that to be in the nature of the typhoid fever and UTI is definitely reasonable cause for non- appearing on the date and therefore, no penalty should be levied u/s 271(1)(b) in such circumstances as the same is covered under exception of ‘reasonable cause’ as enshrined in section 273B. Sangeeta Sawhney Vs. ACIT (ITAT Delhi)

Delhi High Court held that Addition is justified for Voluntarily admitted tax liability retracted after 2 years PR. CIT (C)-2 Vs Avinash Kumar Setai (Delhi High Court)

 Indirect Tax:

  • High court held that Section 35L is being amended so as to clarify that determination of disputes relating to tax ability or excisability of goods is covered under the term ‘determination of any question having a relation to rate of duty’ and hence, appeal against Tribunal orders in such matters would lie before the Supreme Court. Commissioner Service Tax Vs DLF Golf Resorts Ltd. (Punjab & Haryana High Court)
  • MCA has revised the versions of e Forms – Form DIR-3C and Form RD – 1 (Applications made to Regional Director) are being revised w.e.f. 11th May, 2017.

Key dates:

Advance Information for 1st fortnight of June functions with booking cost > Rs. 1 lakh in Banquet Halls, hotels etc. in DVAT: 27/05/2017

Issue of TCS Certificates by collectors for quarter ended March: 30/05/2017

 Other Updates:

Takeaways of Final GST Rules passed by GST Council:

 

In its 14th meeting in Srinagar on 18th and 19th May,2017 the all-powerful GST council cleared seven rules pertaining to different aspects of GST. These rules relate to Registration, Input Tax Credit, Payment, Refund, Invoice, Valuation and Composition and have paved the way for the rollout of GST from July 1, 2017. The key highlights of these final GST Rules are as follows:

Registration:

1)  PAN is mandatory for taking registration under GST. PAN will be validated by CBDT. After successful validation, registration will be granted.

2)  If a person has a SEZ unit, then he is required to make separate registration application for that unit. Similarly, a separate application of registration is required for becoming Input Service Distributor.

3)  A non- resident seeking registration under Non-Resident Taxable Person has to appoint an authorized signatory who will sign the application of registration. That person must be resident of India having a valid PAN.

4)  A person registered under GST is required to display his certificate of registration at a prominent location at his principal place of business and GST Number on the name board at entry of his principal place of business.

5)  Physical verification of place of business will not be conducted to grant registration under GST. But officer can do physical verification after granting of registration, if he is satisfied that it is necessary to do the same. He must upload verification report on GST Portal within 15 working days after verification.

Invoice:

6)  Tax invoice in case of supply of taxable services must be issued within 30 days of date of supply of services. However, time limit for banking company, insurance company or financial institutions is 45 days.

7)  The invoice shall be in triplicate for Supply of Goods and in duplicate for Supply of Services.

8)   The serial number of invoices issued will be furnished electronically on GST Portal.

9)  On receiving advance, Receipt Voucher will be issued. If rate is not determinable, tax is to be paid at 18%. If nature of supply is not determinable, it will be treated as Inter-State Supply.

10)  If reverse charge is applicable, the recipient will issue Payment Voucher.

Payment:

11)  Electronic Liability Register shall be maintained for each person liable to pay tax on the GST Portal.

12)  Electronic Credit Ledger and Electronic Cash Ledger shall also be maintained on the GST Portal for the person eligible for input tax credit and for person liable to pay tax respectively.

13)  Tax will be paid only through internet banking, RTGS, NEFT or Debit and Credit Cards. However, over the counter payment is allowed through authorized banks for the amount up to Rs.10,000 per challan per tax period.

Refund:

14)  A separate formula is prescribed for Maximum Refund in case of inverted duty structure, i.e., GST rate is higher on Inputs than on Output Supply.

15)  Refund application shall be filed electronically on GST Portal.

16)  The grant of provisional refund shall be made if person clamming refund has not been prosecuted during any period of 5 years preceding the tax period for which refund is claimed. However, the following 2 condition mentioned in Draft Refund rules have been deleted:

a)     The assessee should have a GST compliance rating of not less than

b)     The assessee should not have any pending proceeding or appeal on any issue.

17  17)   If Commissioner wants to withhold refund, order must be issued along with reasons of withholding refund.

Valuation:

18)  The value of supply made by principal to its agent or made to any related person shall be 90% of price charged for the supply of like kind and quality to unrelated person.

19)  The value of a token, coupon or a voucher shall be equal to the money value of goods redeemable against such token or voucher or coupon.

20)  The expense incurred by a supplier as a pure agent will not form value of supply and shall be excluded. The supplier will be treated as pure agent on complying with following three conditions:

a)     He makes payment to third party on authorization by such recipient.

b)     The payment made by pure agent on behalf of recipient has been shown separately on invoice.

c)     The supplies procured from third party by pure agent on behalf of recipient are in addition to services he supplies on his own account.

Earlier, in draft rules, 8 conditions were prescribed. Now, only these three conditions have to be fulfilled.

Input Tax Credit:

 

21)  The person eligible to take credit in respect of input of goods held in stock after registartion is required to file a declaration on GST Portal that he is eligible for input tax credit within 30 days.

22)  ITC would not be available to registered person if tax has been paid by supplier after issuing demand order on account of fraud, wilful misstatement or suppression of facts.

23)  The time limit to claim input tax credit is not applicable to re-claim credit reversed earlier due to non-payment of consideration to supplier.

Composition:

24)  Following persons will not be eligible for composition scheme:

a)     Casual taxable person or non-resident taxable person

b)     Person having goods in stock which were purchased in course of inter-State trade or from unregistered person

25)  Rates of Taxes for Composition Levy

a)     Manufacturers, other than manufacturers of such goods as may be notified by the Government – at 1%

b)     Suppliers making supplies referred to in clause (b) of paragraph 6 of Schedule II – at 2%

c)     Any other supplier – at 0.5%

 

 

Quote of the Day:

 

“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.”

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE March 17, 2017

Professional Update For the Day:

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Direct Tax

CBDT has signed 10 more unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) with Indian taxpayers as it looks to reduce litigation by providing certainty in transfer pricing.

Income tax penalty cannot be levied for Bonafide mistakes in making wrong claim. Case name : Wadhwa Estate & Developers India pvt. Ltd vs ACIT (ITAT Mumbai)

The Income Tax Department has issued as many as 4,000 notices to firms over unusual surge in cash deposits in their bank accounts to the tune of 1.2 lakh crore during the demonetization drive.

Income Tax Department in its latest drive has started de-activating PAN of all Income Tax assesses who were allotted more than one PAN at anytime in the past.

Capital gain u/s 45 arises in the year of execution of deed and not when the same was registered with the office of the Sub-Registrar. Reopening of assessment is invalid – Rajendra Kantilal Patel Vs ITO (2017(3)TMI268- Gujarat High Court)

CBDT has signed 10 more unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) with Indian taxpayers as it looks to reduce litigation by providing certainty in transfer pricing.

CBDT to make separate wing to probe Benami, black money and issued warning against those who undertake Benami transactions as this would invite Rigorous Imprisonment (RI) of up to seven years under the normal I-T Act.

Income Tax Department will issue statutory notices u/s 133(6) to all those who have failed to respond to its SMS and e-mail queries seeking explanation on bank deposits made after demonetization.

Amount received as forfeiture of share application money for issue of share warrants is capital receipt, not taxable: ITAT Ahmedabad.

CBDT clarified that Place of Effective Management (POEM) guidelines shall not apply to company other than an Indian company having turnover or gross receipts of Rs 50 crores or less in a financial year. CIR NO.8 OF 2017 [F.NO.142/11/2015-TPL]

Indirect Tax

Date of filing of DVAT Return in Form 16, 17 & 48 for Q-3, 2016-17 has been extended up to 17.03.2017vide Circular No. 26 dated 08.03.2017.

CENVAT credit – input services used for setting up modernization renovation of a factory will be allowed even if not directly related – Sankei Giken (India) Pvt. Ltd. Vs CCE, Delhi (2017 (3) TMI 300 – CESTAT Chandigarh)

Extension to 08.03.17 of last date to file DVAT-16, DVAT-17 & DVAT-48 for Q3 of 2016-17.CIRCULAR NO. 25 of 2016-17.

Retired VAT Officer can be appointed as member of VAT Tribunal: Case Name: Bihar Value Added Tax Act Vs Commercial Taxes Bar Association (Patna High Court)

CBEC has launched a mobile application for Goods and Services Tax. The mobile application enables taxpayers to be well informed of the latest updates on GST.

Ministry of Finance has withdrawn Service Tax Exemption to Education Institutions other than an institution providing services by way of pre-school education and education up to higher secondary school or equivalent. The new amendment will be applicable from 1st day of April, 2017.

CBEC chairman said pinning hopes on global Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) in goods to boost India’s trade flows implementing the deal would not be a problem for India.

Delhi High Court Judgment: Property in the consumables chemicals used in the process of cleaning does not transfer to the contractee and therefore the said goods are not eligible to tax.

GST Update:

GST Council clears final draft of CGST & IGST law. UTGST & SGST bills to be finalised at next meeting of Council on 16 March 2017.

GST Council decided on a 5% Levy on dhabas and small restaurant under GST. They also approved the CGST and IGST Law. The Government will now seek Parliamentary approval once the budget session resumes on March 9.

GST council approved two crucial bills — State and Union Territory GST — paving the way for tabling of the GST bills in the current session of parliament and respective state assemblies and introduction of the new indirect taxation system from july.

In GST law, supplier has to issue credit/ debit note, in case of incorrect amount of supplies or GST, return of goods or deficiency in supplies.

Under GST Purchaser to inform in GSTR-2, amount of ineligible input tax credit on inward non-taxable supplies or those for non business purposes.

GST council is likely to retain a clause in the law that will require service providers to register in every state where they operate, despite recent representations.

The proposed GST Legislation appears to deny tax credit in relation to input services for which payments are made after three months of the date of the invoice of the supplier.

UGST law proposed for implementation of GST in Union Territories like Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh etc. as SGST not applicable to them

Govt. notifies new rules on Trade Marks to be applicable w.e.f. 06.03.2017. The govt brought down the number of forms required for filing an application from 74 to eight and almost halved the application fees.

MCA UPDATE :

MCA has issued show-cause notices to 1,018 companies for non-compliance of CSR norms even as a parliamentary panel has suggested putting in place a stricter monitoring and compliance mechanism.

MCA has amended the Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority (Accounting, Audit, Transfer and Refund) Rules, 2016. They shall come into force from the 28th February, 2017.

SEBI UPDATE :

SEBI issued guidelines for mutual fund advertisements, allowing use of celebrities to increase awareness of the rs. 17.9 lakh crore industry. The regulator also tweaked the performance disclosure requirement.

The government will consider the demands made by foreign retailers for allowing nonfood items such as home care products under the foreign direct investment (FDI) policy, Union minister.

SEBI has permitted Foreign Portfolio Investors to invest in corporate debt securities and notified the SEBI (Foreign Portfolio Investors) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2017.

The government has asked all banks to provide mobile banking facility to all customers by March 31 in a bid to push digital transactions.

SEBI has amended various regulations to enable the market participants to make payments to it through digital mode as well, the regulator said in a notification dated March 6.

OTHER UPDATE :

LAST DATE FOR *RETROSPECTIVE RESTORATION OF MEMBERSHIP* AND COP REMOVED DURING THE YEAR 2016-17 IS 31ST MARCH, 2017

ICAI has submitted Post-Budget Memorandum to the Government and suggested certain amendments to the proposals contained in the Finance Bill, 2017 which would help the government to achieve the desired objectives.

Key Dates:  Due dates for the month of March 2017:

6 March : Service tax monthly deposit other than Ind,HUF & P.Firm

7 March  : TDS/ TCS deposit

15 March : Deposit of PF

15 March :Payment of Advance Tax

20 March : Monthly UP VAT return & tax

21 March : Deposit of ESI

31 March : E-payment of service Tax by all assesses Monthly/ Quarterly

31 March :Filing of Belated Income.Tax returns for the A/Y 15-16 & A/Y 16-17

Payment of Advance Income Tax by all assesses (100%): 15.03.2017

E-payment of PF for Feb: 15.03.2017

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE MARCH 15, 2017

Professional Update For the Day:

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DIRECT TAX:

·        CBDT clarified that Existence of undisclosed bank deposits non-mandatory on the date of PMGKY payment.

·        CBDT has asked Taxmen to Fast track cases against shell firms also to file prosecution cases against those companies which claimed bogus long-term capital gains. While the SFIO has filed cases against 49 shell companies, Rs 3,900 crore is believed to have been laundered by 559 persons with the help of 54 professionals. Also, Rs 1,238 crore cash has been deposited in shell co’s, post demonetization.

·        Penalty can’t be imposed u/s 271(1)(c) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, where substantial question of law had been admitted by the High Court in respect of quantum proceedings. CIT Vs. Advaita Estate Dev. Pvt. Ltd., High Court of Bombay.

·        ITAT Ahmedabad held that forfeiture of share application money which has been duly received by the appellant in terms of prospect and credited to capital reserve account was a capital receipt and is not taxable. DCIT(OSD) Vs Mahalaxmi Rubtech Ltd. (ITAT Ahmedabad).

·        Sec. 271(1)(c): If the quantum appeal is admitted by the High Court, it means that the issue is debatable and penalty cannot be levied. Argument of the Dept that Nayan Builders 368 ITR 722 (Bom) does not lay down this proposition is not correct. CIT Vs Advaita Estate Development Pvt. Ltd (Bombay High Court)

·        Entitlement for deduction U/s 80IB – amount under the head VKGUY [Vishesh Krishi Gram Udhyog Yojana] and on account of DEPB – these benefits do not form part of the net profits of eligible industrial undertaking for the purposes of Sections 80I/80IA/80IB – ITAT Jaipur in case of [M/s Neel Kanth Gum & Chemicals Vs. ACIT].

·        New India Assurance to refund TDS amount to claimant as it had wrongly deducted TDS on compensation: HC[2017] 79 taxmann.com 76 (Gujarat)

·        Expenditure incurred for re- possession of the club – capital or revenue in nature – when as per the JDA, the ownership is vested in the assessee and the plot owners have no right in the assets of the club, it cannot be said that creating the asset of the club is a revenue expenditure – ITAT Bangalore in case of [G.R. Developers Vs. The ACIT, Circle-3 (1) , Bangalore].

·        Operation Clean Money; Income Tax Department identifies 17.92 Lakh persons whose tax profiles were not in line with the cash deposits made by them during the demonetization period.

·        CBDT reported the direct tax collections up to February 2017 to witness steady growth trend. The collection net of refunds stands at Rs. 6.17 lakh crore which is 10.7% more.

INDIRECT TAX:

·        Excise: CBEC issued Master Circular providing the clarity and uniformity on the issues dealing with Show Cause Notice, Adjudication Proceedings and Recovery of duty vide Circular No. 1053/02/2017-CX dated March 10, 2017. CESTAT allows assessee’s appeal, remands issue for determination whether Food Processor accessories are assessable at MRP u/s 4A or at the transaction value u/s 4 of Central Excise Act, when same not cleared as part of package containing Food Processor [TS-47-CESTAT-2017-EXC]

·        Service Tax: In the absence of a statutory provision which prescribes that registration is mandatory and that if such a registration is not made the assessee is not entitled to the benefit of refund, the committed a serious error in rejecting the claim for refund on the ground which is not existence in law. Commissioner, Service Tax Vs M/S Pangea 3 Legal Database Systems Pvt. Ltd. (Allahabad High Court)

·        Date of filing of DVAT Return in Form 16, 17 & 48 for Q-3, 2016-17 has been extended up to 17.03.2017 vide Circular No. 26 dated 08.03.2017.

·        CBEC vide Circular No. 1053/02/2017-CX dated March 10, 2017 has issued the Master Circular providing the clarity and uniformity on the issues dealing with Show Cause Notice, Adjudication Proceedings and Recovery of duty.

·        In the absence of a statutory provision which prescribes that registration is mandatory and that if such a registration is not made the assessee is not entitled to the benefit of refund, the committed a serious error in rejecting the claim for refund on the ground which is not existence in law.Commissioner, Service Tax Vs M/S Pangea 3 Legal Database Systems Pvt. Ltd. (Allahabad High Court)

·        CESTAT allows assessee’s appeal, remands issue for determination whether Food Processor accessories are assessable at MRP u/s 4A or at the transaction value u/s 4 of Central Excise Act, when same not cleared as part of package containing Food Processor [TS-47-CESTAT-2017-EXC]

 OTHER UPDATES

·        RBI has cancelled the certificate of registration of some NBFC in of the powers conferred on it under Section 45-IA (6) of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.

·        RBI issued notification that Section 269SS and 269T of the Income Tax Act, 1961 would be applicable to all NBFCs with immediate effect. Currently, the relevant threshold is Rs 20,000 Vide Notification No. DNBR (PD) CC.No.086/03.10.001/2016-17 dated 09.03.2017.

·        RBI notified the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Security by a Person Resident outside India) (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2017 which shall come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette. Vide Notification No. FEMA.387/2017-RB dated 09.03.2017.

Key Dates:

Payment of Advance Income Tax by all assesses (100%): 15.03.2017

E-payment of PF for Feb: 15.03.2017

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE NOV 1, 2016

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34Direct Tax:-

  • CBDT has issued a  clarification regarding taxability of the compensation received by the land owner for the land acquired under the right to fair compensation and transpereancy in land acquisition , rehabilitation and resettlement act, 2013 vide Circular No. 36/2016 dated 25/10/2016.Compulsory acquisition of non-agricultural land is also tax-free under new Land Acquisition Act.
  • CBDT has issued prohibition of Banami Property Transaction Rules,2016 vide Notification No. 99/2016 dated 25/10/2016.They shall come into force on the 1st day of November, 2016. (Click here to view)
  • Computerized machines not eligible for depreciation@ 60%, [T.C.A.No.624 of 2016, Decided on 02.09.2016].
  • Sale consideration received by the assessee is entitled to benefit under Section 54 of income tax act 1961, even though the transaction for purchase of new property was not completed and possession was also not handed over to the assessee within 2 years. ( CIT Vs Mrs. Shakuntala Devi (Karnataka High Court)).
  • 10B relief allowable even if assessee had substantial unabsorbed losses for set-off against EOU; SLP dismissed Commissioner of Income-tax v. BEHR India Ltd. [2016] 74 taxmann.com 171 (SC)
  • No penalty due to delay in filing TDS return as it was first year of introduction of e-TDS return Nav Maharashtra Vidyalaya v. Additional Commissioner of Income-tax (TDS), Range, Pune [2016] 74 taxmann.com 240 (Pune – Trib.)
  • HC allows retrenchment compensation paid to employees of transferee-co. under transfer agreement Wallace Flour Mills Co. Ltd. v. Commissioner of Income-tax, Central circle-I [2016] 74 taxmann.com 174 (Bombay)
  • Pune ITAT deletes penalty levied u/s 272A(2)(k) for belated filing of TDS returns/statements for AY 2011-12, grants immunity u/s 273B as ‘reasonable cause’ established. [TS-571-ITAT-2016(PUN)]

Indirect Tax:-

  • Mumbai CESTAT restores Custom House Agent’s license, states that even though clearance of imported consignments was violative of declaratory provisions of Customs Act, there is no evidence on record to show that such agent was aware of the intent / modus adopted by client / customer to evade customs duty. [TS-426-CESTAT-2016-CUST]
  • Refund claim – claim filed after about 10 years from the relevant date – unutilized Modvat credit in Modvat account which could not be used for payment of duty as the final product has become exempted – claim of refund rejected – Tri – Central Excise. M/s M.P. State Co-operative Oilseed Grower’s Federation Limited Versus CCE, Bhopal – 2016 (9) TMI 840 – CESTAT NEW DELHI

RBI Update

  • RBIpermits Startup Enterprises to access loans under ECB framework – P. (DIR Series) Circular No.13, dt.27.10.2016.
  • RBI has issued a circular allowing 100% FDI through the automatic route to NBFC Cos other than banks or insurance companies.
  • RBI to support financing for start-ups, issued rules permitting these to raise external commercial borrowings (ECB).

SEBI Update

  • SEBI has issued circular on detailed requirements and guidelines for disclosure of financial information in offer document/ placement memorandum for InvITs.
  • SEBI has issued a circular freezing of promoter group demat accounts for non compliance with certain provisions of SEBI.

MCA Update

  • MCA extends last dates for filing of Annual Filing Forms without payment of additional fee of filing of e-Forms AOC-4, AOC-4 XBRL, AOC – 4 CFS and MGT-7 under the Companies Act, 2013 upto 29th November, 2016.
  • NCLT allows compounding of offence for delay in appointment of women director
    Jalpower Corporation Ltd. v.Registrar of Companies [2016] 74 taxmann.com 201 (NCLT – Hyd.)

GST Update

  • Under GST value and taxable value have to be given in GST returns as they may be different. Taxable value is to be given even if there is no consideration.
  • GST paid on reverse charge will also be eligible for Input tax credit if goods or services are used or intended to be used for business.
  • Under GST Co, LLP etc to use DSC to sign application for enrolment of exisiting assessees in GST REG-20. others with valid aadhar can use e-signature also.

GST UPDATE :

Returns Process and matching of Input Tax Credit

  • What is the purpose of returns?
  • a)  Mode for transfer of information to tax administration;
  • b)  Compliance verification program of tax administration;
  • c)  Finalization of the tax liabilities of the taxpayer within stipulated period of limitation; to declare tax liability for a given period;
  • d)  Providing necessary inputs for taking policy decision;
  • e)  Management of audit and anti-evasion programs of tax administration.
  • Who needs to file Return in GST regime?
  • Every registered taxable person – who crosses the threshold limit for payment of taxes. A supplier needs to be registered when the aggregate turnover crosses Rs. nine lacs but he become taxable person ONLY when he crosses Rs. ten lacs. So he will be required to file returns when he crosses the threshold limit of Rs. ten lacs. There are some other class of persons who need to be registered and therefore will have to file returns like interstate suppliers, TDS deductors, e-commerce operators, suppliers supplying goods through e-commerce operators etc (reference Schedule-III and Question 6 of the Registration Chapter).
  • What type of outward supply details are to be filed in the return?
  • A normal registered taxpayer has to file the outward supply details in GSTR-1 in relation to various types of supplies made in a month, namely outward supplies to registered persons, outward supplies to unregistered persons (consumers), details of Credit/Debit Notes, zero rated, exempted and non-GST supplies, exports, and advances received in relation to future supply.
  • Is the scanned copy of invoices to be uploaded along with GSTR-1?
  • No, scanned copy of invoices is to be uploaded. Only certain prescribed fields of information from invoices need to be uploaded.
  • Whether all invoices will have to be uploaded?
  • No. It depends on whether B2B or B2C plus whether Intra-state or Inter-state supplies.
  • For B2B supplies, all invoices, whether Intra-state or Inter- state supplies, will have to be uploaded. Why So? Because ITC will be taken by the recipients, invoice matching is required to be done.
  • In B2C supplies, uploading in general may not be required as the buyer will not be taking ITC. However still in order to implement the destination based principle, invoices of value more than Rs.2.5 lacs in inter-state B2B supplies will have to be uploaded. For intra-state invoices below Rs. 2.5 lacs and all intra-state invoices, state wise summary will be sufficient.

Other Update :

  • Central government hereby appoints the 1st day of November, 2016 as the date on which provisions of Benami transaction (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016 shall come into force

Key Dates:

  • Benami Transaction Amendment Act would be effective from Nov. 1, 2016
    NOTIFICATION NO. SO 3289(E) [NO.98/2016 (F.NO.149/144/2015-TPL (PART-II)], DATED 25-10-2016.
  • MCA has revised Form AOC-4 with effect from 27th October 2016.

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE OCT 26, 2016

CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE OCT 26, 2016

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Direct Tax:-

  • Karnataka High Court held that Sale consideration received by the assessee is entitled to benefit under Section 54 of the Income Tax Act, even though the transaction for purchase of new property was not completed and possession was also not handed over to the assessee within 2 years- (CIT Vs Mrs. Shakuntala Devi (Karnataka High Court)
  • Compensation received by flat owner from builder for hardship caused due to redevelopment of the building is a non-taxable receipt and has to be reduced from the cost of the flat-(Jitendra Kumar Soneja vs. ITO (ITAT Mumbai)
  • FM: Better tax payer services key to direct tax reforms; Launches SMS Alert Service for about 2.5 crore private and Government salaried employees in order to directly inform them about the deposit of tax deducted at the end of every quarter. Press Information Bureau 24­October­2016 19:26 IST

Indirect Tax:-

  • Allahabad High Court in the below mentioned case held that the assessee cannot be forced to pay entire disputed amount when the assessment proceedings are pending. The department can only take action to ensure compliance of order passed by the Court-(Prosper Build Home Pvt. Ltd. V/s. Union Of India (Allahabad High Court)
  • AAR held that Processing of steel scrap into blended steel scrap amounts to manufacture-(T.T. Recycling Management India Private Limited (Authority for Advance Rulings)
  • Draft rules for prescribing the method of valuation of fair market value in respect of the trust or the institution ceases to exist as charitable organization or converts into a non-charitable organization have been prescribed.
  • Quarterly returns under DVAT Act and CST Act for dealers registered in Delhi or the 2nd quarter of 2016 ended on 30.9.2016 is due to be filed on or before 28.10.2016 along with details of closing stocks as at 31.3.2016

GST UPFDATE:

  • Under GST a taxable person who has taken registration voluntarily cannot apply for cancellation before completion of one year from date of registration.
  • Aprox 80 lakhs of the existing assessees of excise, customs, service tax and VAT will start shifting to GSTN Portal on 8th November 2016. This is going to be one of the biggest moves for GST implementation.
  • Under GST every taxable person (other than Composition Supplier) has to submit final return before cancellation of registration.

FAQ on Company Law:

  • Query Can an Indian company be amalgamated with another foreign company?

Answer: Yes, subject to the provisions of Section 234 of the Companies Act 2013, an Indian company can be amalgamated with another foreign company. Provided that prior approval of Reserve Bank of India should have been obtained by the foreign company in this behalf.

  • Query : Can an Independent director be reappointed after the term for he was appointed is complete?

Answer: As per the provisions of section 149 (10), an independent director shall hold office for a term up to five consecutive years on the Board of a company, but shall be eligible for reappointment on passing of a special resolution by the company and disclosure of such appointment in the Board’s report.

 

SEBI UPDATE

  • SEBI issued disclosure norms for listed insurance companies in respect to their quarterly results. Besides, additional disclosures should be made as prescribed by IRDAI.
  • SEBI introduced an online system for investment advisers and research analysts which aims to ease the operations in terms of registration and compliance reporting, etc.

OTHER UPDATE

  • Compulsory acquisition of non-agricultural land is also tax-free under new Land Acquisition Act: CBDT Circular No. 36/2016 Dated 25th October 2016
  • Haryana government has revised minimum wages for different categories of workers, in exercise of the powers conferred by Sub-Section (2) of Section 5 of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948.

Key Dates:

  • Advance information for 1st fortnight of Nov of function with booking cost more than Rs. 1 Lakh in Banquet halls, hotels etc in Delhi-27.10.2016
  • Filling of DVAT Return verification form for quarter ended September where return not signed with digital signature:- 28.10.2016
  • Return of TDS for September quarter in DVAT-48 -28.10.2016
  • Return by scheduled bank branches in Delhi engaged in sale of silver, gold, repossessed vehicle for quarter ended September:-28.10.2016

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE OCT 14, 2016

CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE OCT 14, 2016

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Direct Tax:-

High Court in the below citied case held that Statement of 22-year-old partner should be considered in search if he is actively involved in business of firm.( Classy the Antique Disigned Furniture v. Deputy Commissioner of Income-tax, Central Circle-2, Kozhikade.)

Bombay High Court in the below citied case held that Income Escaping Reassessment will be void Void if Reasons are not supplied to the assessee- (CIT (Large Tax Payer Unit), Mumbai IDBI Ltd.)

IT: TDS u/s 192 or 194J – merely because doctors are subject to the payment of PF or other retirement benefit TDS u/s 194J is not deductible – Sir Hurkisondas Nurrotumdas Hospital & Research Centre Vs DCIT (TDS)-3 (2), Mumbai (2016 (10) TMI 432 – ITAT Mumbai)

IT: No TDS liability u/s 194-I on lump sum lease premium or one-time upfront lease charges which are not adjustable against periodic rent paid or payable for acquisition of long-term leasehold rights over land – CBDT Circular No. 35 of 2016, dt.13 OCT 2016.

CBDT restricts acceptance of contributions by electoral trust by amending Rule 17C to provide that   (a)  from an individual who is not a citizen of India (b) from any electoral trust registered u/s 25 of the Co Act.

Indirect Tax:-

CESTAT denies CENVAT Credit on capital goods received in FY when final product (asbestos cement sheet) was chargeable to Nil rate of excise duty; Notes that assessee claimed credit i.r.o. capital goods and services upon obtaining Central Excise Registration consequent to final product becoming exigible to 18% duty. [TS-409-CESTAT-2016-EXC]

The government has doubled the limit of excise duty evasion for arrest and prosecution of accused to Rs 2 crore and also asked officials not to resort to penal provision in cases of technical nature.

ST: Levy of service tax – security services – sovereign functions – After choosing one particular remedy the plaintiff cannot avail the other remedy as well in respect of the same relief founded on same cause of action – State of Rajasthan Vs Union of India & Others (2016 (10) TMI 462 – Supreme Court)

Indirect Tax collections up to September, 2016 show an increase of 25.9% over the net Indirect Tax collections for the corresponding period last year(2015-16)

Bombay HC grants interest on delayed CENVAT Credit refunds u/s 11BB of Central Excise Act; Notes that original refund application was initially rejected by Revenue on merits and not on basis of incomplete application. [TS-410-HC-2016(BOM)-EXC]

GST Updates:

GST: Portal of GST Registration would be open for the existing taxpayer from Nov’ 2016 – GSTN Chairman

GST law to be passed in winter session of parliament commencing from 16 Nov 16 and ending on 16 Dec 16.

Under GST amount paid by assessee is used first for self assessment tax and interest of earlier periods, then current period & then other amounts e.g. demand.

Under GST normal & compounding taxpayer to file annual return. Not to be filed by casual / Non-resident taxpayers, ISDs & persons liable to deduct TDS.

MCA Updates:

The e-Form INC-29 (Integrated Incorporation Form) will no longer be available on the Ministry’s portal and stakeholders will not be able to file any previously downloaded versions from 1st November, 2016. The e-Form INC-29 (Integrated Incorporation Form) will be withdrawn w.e.f. 1st November, 2016.

Only Forms INC-32 i.e. SPICE (Simplified Proforma for Incorporating Company electronically), INC-2 (One Person Company), or INC-7 (Incorporation of Company) are applicable for incorporation of Company.

MCA has notified that e-Form INC-29 (Integrated Incorporation Form) will be withdrawn w.e.f. 1 .11. 2016.

MCA revised Forms 23AC XBRL,23ACA XBRL & AOC-4 XBRL,w.e.f. 5.10.16,& Forms MGT-15, FC-3, INC-4, MGT-14, 23C,23D,A-XBRL,I-XBRL w.e.f. 8.10.16.

SEBI Update :

SEBI in it’s circular stated that exclusively listed co (ELCs) will be required either raise capital for listing or exit from the dissemination board.

The special investigation team (SIT) on black money has asked the SEBI to furnish the details of P-Note data for black money investigation.

OTHER UPDATE :

Bank of Baroda, invites proposal (RFPs) for appointment of concurrent auditors for branches for south Gujarat zone (Baroda) Last Date : 07.11.2016.

Ministry of labour and employment invites comments on increasing limit for ESI coverage from INR 15,000 to INR 21,000.

ICAI request members to improve annual ROC filing compliance to promote high standard of integrity and professionalism it is an essential part of the professional duty of the Chartered Accountants.

Key Dates:

Payment of DVAT TDS for the month of September-15/10/2016

Form 27EQ (TCS return) by all deductor-15/10/2016

Issue of TDS Certificate in case of payment/credit made in the month of august for purchase of property u/s 194IA-15/10/2016

Statement by bank in Form no. 15CC in respect of foreign remmitence during the quarter-15/10/2016

E-Payment of PF for the month of September-15/10/2016

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Everything That You Need To Know About GST

Everything That You Need To Know About GST

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Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a form of indirect tax. It is proposed to come into force from 1st of April 2017. The main intention of introducing the GST is to remove the cascading effect of taxes which basically means taxes on taxes. Cascading effect wasprevalentin VAT (Value Added Tax), Central Sales Tax(CST) and excise duty. Once the GST comes in effect all other forms of indirect taxes like VAT, CST, excise duty will be removed from the picture.

Who levies it?

The GST is levied by both central and the state government depending upon the different wings as explained below.

There are 3 wings of GST :

  1. CGST – Central Goods and Services Tax

CGST is imposed and collected by the central government. The goods which are sold between 2 different states comes under this. This effectively replaces CST.

  1. SGST – State Goods and Services Tax

SGST is imposed by the state government. The local sales happening within the state comes under this wing. This can be seen as a replacement of state VAT.

  1. IGST – Integrated Goods and Services Tax

Other sales which are outside the ambit of CGST and SGST come under the IGST. This can be referred to as a residual list.

What benefits can we expect from GST?

  • No room for confusions

The whole of India would unanimously come under GST. GST rate is fixed at 18% for all goods and services. This uniform rate will remove all the confusions which are currently happening because of variable rates, especially in VAT.

  • Ease of calculations

For businesses which undergo a lot of transactions and sales in just one day in awide range of products, theapplicability of a single uniform leads to easier tax calculations.

  • Price reduction in various goods and services

We can expect a fall in the prices of many goods and services. The GST will have a positive impact on many goods and services. To put in simpler terms, the goods which are in a higher tax bracket now will be reduced to18%. The electronic goods can expect a lot more benefits in particular.

  • Less time-consuming

Unlike service tax which is complicated to understand due to its negative list or mega exemption list, the GST has lesser complications making it a quick process. We no longer need to check if the service is a taxable service or not like in service tax. Thus, half the time is reduced.

  • Boom in government revenues

There is no escapism from GST. It is a compulsory tax and no one can escape it due to the system in force. The government revenue is thus bound to increase once GST comes in force.

  • Fewer documentations and statutory formalities

Unlike the service tax or CST, the GST will involve very fewer documentations and legal formalities. The process of paying indirect taxes is made much easier and quicker with the advent of GST. This will also lessen the burden of paying heavy fees to expertise professionals.

Thus the introduction of Goods and Services Tax is no less than a boon to the world of indirect taxes making all confusions and complications vanish!

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