ICAI Announcement for Student: ICAI cancelled CA May 2020 Examination

Examination Department
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
3rd July, 2020
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

1. The students are aware that vide Announcement dated 15th June 2020, the Institute, after taking in account the academic interests and health safeguards of students intending to appear in May 2020 Examinations, had enabled them to change their centre for appearance in May/ July 2020 Examination and/or to decide, at their free will, to “Opt Out” of the May/ July 2020 Examinations with carryover of all benefits including fee paid and exemptions. The Announcement also stated that Institute will review the situation of pandemic (COVID cases, MHA guidelines, Centre and State Government directions) in first week of July 2020 and the conduct of examinations commencing from 29th July 2020 was to be strictly dependent upon prevailing Government’s advisories for the area in which a particular Centre is situated and, in any eventuality, the students were to be accommodated to November 2020 Examination cycle.

2. Further Announcement dated 17th June 2020 provided for FAQ’s relating to conduct of May/ July 2020 Examinations, change in centre and operation and procedure for Opt Out to address the queries raised by the students. Announcements dated 20th June 2020 and 26th June 2020 extended the availability of facility to “opt out” to allow the students to make their decision which facility is available to the students even as on date.

Further Developments:

  • A. With Unlock1, the severity of COVID 19 Pandemic was expected to subside from the later part of June 2020, but has rather become more severe and, therefore a Review as per announcement dated 15 June 2020 has become necessary.
  • B. Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India vide its Guidelines dated 29th June 2020 has extended the closure of all schools & academic Institutions and academic congregations till 31st July 2020. Select State Governments have put extended prohibitions in their respective States. Post the said Notification dated 29th June 2020, many Schools/ Academic Institutions have expressed their inability to provide their premises to conduct the Examinations.

On a review of above developments and in order to ensure the interest of its students and their well-being, the Institute has decided to cancel May 2020 Examinations and merge the May 2020 attempt with November 2020 Examinations, with due carryover of all benefits already available to students including fee paid and exemptions. The students who have made application for May 2020 Examinations will have an option to change the group(s) of their appearance and centre of Examinations at the time of making a fresh application for November 2020 Examinations, which, subject to conditions prevailing at relevant time, will start from 1st November 2020. It is again clarified that in this schema, the students will be free to exercise the options afresh for the groups that they intend to appear in the November 2020 examinations.

The students are advised to stay in touch with the Institute’s website www.icai.org for further announcements relating to November 2020 Examinations and in case of any queries can write at may2020exam@icai.in.

(S. K. Garg)
Additional Secretary (Exams)
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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE May 26, 2017

PROFESSIONAL UPDATE FOR THE DAY

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Direct Tax:

Bogus purchases: In view of the Supreme Court’s order in Vijay Proteins Ltd vs. CIT whereby the verdicts of the Gujarat High Court in Sanjay Oilcake Industries vs. CIT 316 ITR 274 (Guj) and N.K. Industries Ltd vs. Dy. CIT were confirmed, the AO has to accept the law and verify whether the transaction is genuine or not on the basis of the aforesaid three judgments CIT vs. M/s Carpet Mahal (Rajasthan High Court)

ITAT Kolkata held that in absence of fresh material indicating escaped income, the AO cannot assume jurisdiction to reopen already concluded assessment. A.C.I.T., Circle-2(1) Vs M/s. BNK E Solution Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Kolkata)

 Indirect Tax:

SC dismisses assessee’s SLP, thereby upholds levy of service tax on commission received by automobile dealer from Maruti Finance, a unit of Maruti Udyog Ltd. (Maruti) under ‘business auxiliary service’ (BAS) u/s 65(105) of Finance Act, 1994; HC had earlier dismissed assessee’s writ petition rejecting his plea that, since Maruti had already deposited service tax amount, hence, it (i.e. assessee) cannot be asked to satisfy outstanding demand as same would amount to ‘double taxation’  [TS-127-SC-2017-ST]

FAQ on GST

Query:  What is the time limit for issuance of invoice in case of supply of service stopped before completion of the service?

Answer: In situation when supply of service cease under a contract before completion of supply. The invoice would be issued to the extent of supply which has been made before such cessation.

Other Updates

Central Government directed Income-tax authorities under section 116 of the Income-tax Act, 1961, having headquarters at the places specified, to exercise the powers and perform the functions of the ‘Authority’ under the Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988.

Under GST Casual taxable person or Non-resident taxable person cannot opt for Composition scheme under GST. (Rule 3(1) (a) of Composition Rules).

GST Council may reconsider the proposed 43 per cent tax on hybrid cars at its meeting next week after the auto industry voiced disappointment over the steep rate hike.

RBI issued Regulatory requirements for issue of Pre-paid Payment Instruments by Co-operative Banks which have installed ATMs and issued ATM cum Debit cards to introduce semi-closed Prepaid Payment Instruments (PPIs) for payment of utility bills / essential services up to a limit of Rs.10, 000.

Union Cabinet scrapped the 25-year-old Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), which has been overseeing foreign direct investment (FDI) proposals requiring government approval.ICAI issued Important Clarification on Amendment to Paragraph 17 of Revised Guidance Note on Audit of Consolidated Financial Statements.

LIVE Webcast on SFT in Form 61A under Rule 114E on 26.5.17 from 3-5 PM addressed by DIT (I&CI) -organized by DTC, ICAI. Visit www.icai.org

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

Issue of TDS certificate to employee:31/05/2017

TDS returns for march quarter by ALL deductors:31/05/2017

Quote of the Day:

“Remember your yesterdays, dream your tomorrows and live your todays..”

” The biggest challenge in life is being yourself… In a world trying to make you like everyone else.”.”

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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%

 

 

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE May 23, 2017

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Direct Tax:

  • Allahabad High Court held that Gain on sale of Shares held for 16 years as investment cannot be treated as business income The Commissioner Of Income Tax Vs M/S Jindal Poly Films Ltd. (Allahabad High Court)
  • Kolkata ITAT rules that remission of employee training expenses to Chinese parent by assessee (an Indian company engaged in construction of integrated steel plant) for payment to a Chinese training agency (i.e. third party) for AY 2010-11, not reimbursement [TS-190-ITAT-2017(Kol)]
  • CBDT releases New Rules under Sec 115BA(4) & Form10-IB for Startups to Opt for Lower Tax Rate.
  • IT: Non deduction of TDS – the word payable u/s 40(a)(ia) also covers the cases where the amount is actually paid during the year – Palam Gas Service Vs CIT (2017 (5) TMI 242 – Supreme Court).
  • CBDT releases Draft Rules for Valuation of Unquoted Equity Shares

Indirect Tax:

Delhi High Court held that Practice of taking “undated cheques” by      excise department is illegal Digipro Import & Export Pvt. Ltd Vs            Union of India & Ors. (Delhi High Court)

 FAQ on GST

Query:  A person has a balance of Rs 1 lakh in his electronic credit ledger as on 1st December but on 2nd Dec, the goods subsequently become exempt from the levy of tax. What would be the treatment of balance Input Tax Credit lying in his electronic ledger?

Answer:  Once the goods or services or both supplied by a registered person become wholly exempt under the law, then the person would be required to pay, by debiting to electronic cash ledger or electronic credit ledger, an amount equivalent to the credit of input tax credit in respect of

  1.  Inputs held in stock, and
  2.  Inputs contained in semi-finished or finished goods held in  stock, and
  3.  Capital goods

on the day immediately preceding to the date of such exemption of goods or services or both. After payment of amount by way of debit to the electronic cash ledger or credit ledger, balance of input tax credit, if any, lying in his electronic credit ledger shall lapse.

Other Updates

  • Bogus share capital: AO must scrutinize documents produced by assessee, addition cannot be done merely on report of investigation wing -Pr. Commissioner of Income Tax Vs. Laxman Industrial Resources Pvt. Ltd. (Delhi High Court)
  • Tax on financial services transactions will rise from the current 15% to 18% as the goods and services tax (GST) kicks in on 1 July, making them marginally costlier.
  • Arbitrator cannot Lift Corporate Veil:  Case Name: Sudhir Gopi Vs Indira Gandhi National Open University and ANR. (Delhi High Court).
  • MCA has notified Exit Scheme for LLP. The Central Government has amended the Rules by notified the Limited Liability Partnership (Amendment) Rules, 2017, which shall come into force with effect from 20th May, 2017.
  • WTO has called a review meeting to promote connectivity through digital trade in developing countries amid strong opposition by India owing to apprehensions among experts that this may be a back door attempt to push e-commerce.
  • of India has notified the Companies (Transfer of Proceedings) Rules, 2016. Through these rules all matters relating to winding up and amalgamation has been transferred from High Courts to NCLT.

Key dates:

  • Issue of DVAT certificates for deduction made in April:22/ 05/2017
  • Advance Information for 1stfortnight 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

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“Challenges are what make life interesting And overcoming them is what makes life meaningful”.”

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE May 3, 2017

Professional Update for the day:

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Direct Tax: 

  • ITAT Mumbai held that the activities of Banquet Hall Hiring, Hospitality (Restaurants) and Permit Room (Bar) are prima facie in the nature of carrying on trade, commerce, or business for consideration and are hit by the proviso to s. 2(15). If the receipts from these activities are in excess of the minimum prescribed threshold limit, the DIT is required to conduct detailed enquiry and examination as to the nexus between the activities and trade, commerce or business. [MIG Cricket Club Vs DIT (E)]
  • Adhaar card and Pan linking option now activated on income tax website whereby now, name as per Adhaar card also to be given. Both get linked even if there is difference in name.

Indirect Tax: 

  • A educational coaching is covered by the expression “coaching centre” as defined in section 65(26) and (27). That it is not on commercial basis or predominantly for profit is the only argument canvassed throughout. On some occasions in the past, it was accepted but after the insertion of the explanation even that is unavailable. Now, irrespective of profit motive and so long as such service is rendered for consideration, it falls within the purview of the service tax. [Chanakya Mandal Vs Union of India (Bombay High Court)]

GST Update

  • GST Migration for existing taxpayers has been temporarily discontinued by GSTN w.e.f. 1st May 2017.
    No need for Traders dealing only in petrol, diesel & other exempt or zero-rated goods to register under GST. Register if deal in other goods also.
  • Round-the-clock presence of Central Excise officers in the cigarette factories is not mandatory but directory. Circular No. 1055/04/2017-CX dated 1st May, 2017.

Key dates:

  • E- Payment of service tax for April by Cos: 05.2017
  • Submission of forms received in April to IT Commissioner: 05.2017
  • Payment of TDS/TCS deducted/collected in April: 05.2017
  • Return of non – SSI assesses for april: 05.2017
  • Return by units paying duty > 1 crore (CENVAT + PLA) for April: 05.2017

FAQ on GST

What will be status of Tobacco and Tobacco products under the GST regime?

Answer: Tobacco and tobacco products would be subject to GST. In addition, the Centre would have the power to levy Central Excise duty on these products.

Which authority will levy and administer GST?

Answer: Centre will levy and administer CGST & IGST while respective states will levy and administer SGST.

Other Updates: 

  • About 900,000 registered companies do not file annual returns and are potential sources of money laundering. Govt. pitched for the country’s top anti-financial crime agency to be used “expeditiously” against tax cheats.
  • RBI has issued Guidelines on Merchant Acquisition for Card Transactions. Co-operative banks have been permitted to install both onsite/offsite ATM networks and can issue debit cards.
  • CA Students Appearing for exam can send Their Observations of the question papers of CA exams-May, 2017  to the notice of the Exam Department, by e-mail at examfeedback@icai.in or by Speed Post.
  •  SEBI has issued a Consultation Paper on permitting Category III Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) in the commodity derivatives market.
  • CPT Exam June-2017 last date extended for examination application forms to 6th May, 2017.

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“In order to succeed your desire to success  should be greater than fear of failure.”

“Believing in yourself is the first secret of success.”

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE JAN 09, 2017

Professional Update for the Day:

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Direct Tax:-

  • Bombay High Court in the below cited case held that when the assessee’s volume of purchasing & selling shares is quite high with higher frequency of buying and selling with holding 75 days or less then its prima facie indicate that it is engaged in trading of shares unless the assessee provide a sound reasoning that why transactions should not be considered as trading activity. [Pine Tree Finserve Pvt. Ltd. Vs CIT]
  • CBDT notification no. 2/2017 Report cash deposit in Bank & Post Office A/c’s between 01.04.2016 to 09.11.2016.

Indirect Tax:-

  • SC dismisses assessee’s SLP for lack of merit against HC order denying service tax refund under Notification No. 41/2007-ST absent inclusion of exported services from date of issue of Notification[TS-1-SC-2017-ST]
  • Delhi HC shows leniency to assessee, reduces penalty levied u/s 78 of Finance Act to 25% of entire tax due on deposit of balance amount within 30 days, where assessee failed to obtain registration or file ST returns despite liability [TS-555-HC-2016(DEL)-ST]
  • CBEC notified that overseas companies providing online information and database access (‘OIDAR’) services will have to pay service tax from December 1, 2016.

MCA Update:-

  • MCA, in the interest of public, directs that certain provisions of Companies Act, 2013 shall not apply or shall apply with some exceptions, modifications and adaptations to an unlisted company which is licensed to operate by RBI or SEBI or IRDA located in an approved multi services SEZ set-up Vide Notification.

Other Update:-

  • Black money would be taxable at higher rates; Finance Minister Mr. Jaitley said on Demonetization, IDS & Cashless Economy.
  • Causal taxable person or non-resident taxable person must apply for registration at least 5 days before actual commencement of business.

Key Dates:-

  • Return by units paying duty > 1 crore (CENVAT + PLA) for December – 10.01.2017.
  • Return of Non SSI assesses for December – 10.01.2017.
  • Return of SSI assesses for quarter ending December – 10.01.2017.
  • Return for EOUs for December – 10.01.2017.
  • Due date to deposit of DVAT of December – 21.01.2017.

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE JAN 07, 2017

Professional Update for the Day:

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Direct Tax:-

  • CBDT issues circular for TDS on salary for FY 2016-17 Vide Circular No 01/2017. Circular contains rates of deduction of income-tax on income chargeable under the head “Salaries” and provide illustrations on calculation of tax liability.
  • CBDT issues Press release regarding India and Kazakhstan signing Protocol to amend the Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC).
  • In revised GST Model Law, business vertical has been defined in sec 2(18) itself & reference to AS-17 (Segment Reporting) has been removed.

Indirect Tax:-

  • CESTAT Mumbai held that as per rule 11(1) of CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004 read with Notification 23/2004 – CE, the amount of credit earned by the manufacturer under CENVAT Credit Rules, 2002, which existed prior to 10.09.2004, can be utilized by them as per transitional rule 11 of the new CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004. [ Arbes Tools Pvt. Ltd. Vs CCE ]
  • Madras High Court has held that the assessee is entitled to Service Tax Credit on catering services. M/s IP Rings Ltd v. CESTAT Chennai.

Other Update:-

  • SEBI relaxes rules for angel funds to boost start-up funding .To give a fillip to start-up funding; markets regulator SEBI has relaxed its rules for investment by angel funds.
  • Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has issued much awaited guidance note on board evaluation.

Key Dates:-

  • Due date of deposit of Tax deducted/collected for month of December – 07.01.2017.
  • Return by units paying duty > 1 crore (CENVAT + PLA) for December – 10.01.2017.
  • Return of Non SSI assesses for December – 10.01.2017.
  • Return of SSI assesses for quarter ending December – 10.01.2017.
  • Return for EOUs for December – 10.01.2017.
  • Due date to deposit of DVAT of December – 21.01.2017.

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“Birth & Death are two fixed ends, the game is in between. It’s not that you have to win every time, but more important is how you participate.”

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE JAN 06, 2017

Professional Update for the Day:

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Direct Tax:-

  • CBDT has issued press circular regarding signing of three more Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs). These agreements pertain to the Engineering goods & Shipping sectors of the economy. The international transactions covered in these agreements include Intra-group services & support services.
  • Punjab & Haryana Court in the below cited case held that deduction under section 80IB is allowable over the period of 6 years which follows that conditions for claiming deduction must remain fulfilled in all years for which deduction being claimed.
  • Supreme Court in Gopal and Sons(HUF) vs. CIT Kolkata-XI has held that even if a HUF itself is not a registered shareholder, the provisions of deemed dividend are attracted once the payment is received by the HUF, and shareholder is a member of the said HUF and has substantial interest in it.

Indirect Tax:-

  • CBEC has issued a circular via circular no. 1/2017- Customs regarding extending the Single Window Interface for Facilitation of Trade (SWIFT) to Exports.
  • Supreme court in the below cited case held that in case the goods are purchased from other states or are imported from outside the country for the purpose of only using in the works contract, then the transaction would be covered under the Central Sales Tax Act and not liable to tax under local VAT act. [Commissioner, Delhi Value Added Tax Vs M/s. ABB ltd.]

GST Update:-

  • GST aggregate turnover includes exports, exempt (including non-taxable) & inter-state supplies calculated PAN wise on all India basis.

Other Update:-

  • Finance Minister expressed confidence that direct and indirect tax mop-up will surpass budget estimate of Rs.16.3 lakh crore by March-end.
  • SEBI issued Guidelines for participation/functioning of Eligible Foreign Investors (EFIs) and FPIs in International Financial Services Centre (IFSC).
  • ICAI  issued exposure draft standard on auditing (SA) 720 (Revised) The auditor’s responsibilities relating to other information.

Key Dates:-

  • E-Payment of Service Tax for the month of December – 06.01.2017.
  • Due date of deposit of Tax deducted/collected for month of December – 07.01.2017.
  • Due date to deposit of DVAT of December – 21.01.2017.

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE JAN 03, 2017

Professional Update for the Day:

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Direct Tax:-

  • CBDT has issued a press release regarding signing of Third Protocol between India and Singapore for amending the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) for the avoidance of double taxation & prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
  • Gujarat High Court held that a reference to the Transfer Pricing Officer(TPO) can be made only after passing a speaking order disposing of the objections raised by the assessee. In this case, the reference was made without passing such a speaking order, the reference so made was invalid. [M/s Alpha Nipon Innovatives Ltd. Vs CIT]
  • Income from vacant house property – income would not be assessed under Section 23(1)(c) but under Section 23(1)(a) – Punjab And Haryana High Court in case of [Susham Singla Vs. The CIT, Patiala].
  • Whether the provisions of Section 36 and Section 43-B are mutually exclusive and the Assessee is legally entitled to claim deduction of employees’ contribution to provident fund and ESI u/s 43-B as amended vide FA, 2003, even if the said deduction was not admissible u/s 36(1)(va) – Held Yes – Allahabad High Court in case of [Sagun Foundry Private Limited Vs. CIT, Kanpur].

Indirect Tax:-

  • Punjab & Haryana High Court has held that Input Tax Credit cannot be disallowed merely for a technical defect in the VAT Invoice such as not mentioning of words “ Input Tax Credit is available to a person against this copy” as per Rule 54 of the Punjab VAT Rules, 2005. [M/s Avdesh Tracks Pvt. Ltd. Vs State of Punjab & another]
  • Service tax dept. pulled up for unfair arrest of Make My Trip top officials; HC ordered tax refund. Makemytrip (India) (P.) Ltd. v. Union of India [2016] (Delhi).

MCA Update:-

  • MCA has notified the Companies (lncorporation) Fiffh Amendment Rules, 2016 which shall be applicable with effect from 1st Day of January, 2017.

ESIC Update:-

  • ESI applicability salary limit increased from Rs 15,000 PM to Rs 21,000 PM.

RBI Update:-

  • RBI has issued clarification on Interest Subvention Scheme for Short Term Crop Loans during the year 2016-17.

Other Update:-

  • In exercise of the powers conferred by Subsection (c) of Section 199B of the Finance Act, 2016 (28 of 2016),the Central Government in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India notified the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme (PMGK), 2016.
  • NRIs and Indians returning from abroad will have to physically show the junked 500 and 1,000 rupee notes to Customs officials at the airport and get a declaration form stamped before they can deposit the demonetized currency in RBI during the grace period.

Key Dates:-

  • E-Payment of Service Tax for the month of December – 06.01.2017.
  • Due date of deposit of Tax deducted/collected for month of December – 07.01.2017.
  • Due date to deposit of DVAT of December – 21.01.2017.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON GST LAW

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Query:

Please clarify what is the taxable event under GST?

Answer:

The taxable event under GST shall be the supplyof goods and / or services made for consideration in the course or furtherance of business. The taxable events under the existing indirect tax laws such as manufacture, sale, or provision of services shall stand subsumed in the taxableevent known as ‘supply’.

 

Query:

One of my client is already registered under Vat law and Service Tax law. Whether he have to obtain fresh registration under GST law?

Answer:

No. GSTN shall migrate all such assessees or dealers to the GSTN network and shall issue GSTIN number and password. They will be asked to submit all requisite documents and information required for registration in a prescribed period of time. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of GSTIN number. The service tax assessees having centralized registration will have to apply afresh in the respective states wherever they have their businesses.

 

Query: 

If the appellate or revisional order goes in favour of the assessee, whether refund will be made

in GST? What will happen if the decision goes against the assessee?

Answer:

The refund shall be made in accordance with the provisions of the earlier law only. In case any recovery is to be made then it will be made as an arrear of tax under GST.

 

Query:

Whether any person, who is not liable to pay GSTor not liable to get registered himself, can voluntarily get himself registered?

Answer: 

Yes. The person can get himself registered voluntarily even though he is not liable to be registered and all provisions of this Act, as are applicable to a registered taxable person, shall apply to such person.

 

Query:

Please explain the procedure for registration of non-resident taxable person?

Answer:

Every Non-resident taxable person is required to submit an E-application for registration in Form –GST REG 10 at least 5 days prior to commencement of the business. Such person shall be given a temporary identification number by the Common Portal for making an advance deposit of tax under section 19A and the acknowledgement in Form GST REG-2  in shall be issued thereafter.

 

Query:

If a person, who has taken voluntary registration, can seek cancellation of his registration?

Answer:

Any person who has taken voluntary registration can also seek cancellation of his registration but not before one year of such registration. There should be a gap period of 1 year from effective registration in case of voluntary registration.

 

Query:

Whether a person is eligible for input tax credit on inputs from the date when he applies for registration or from the date when registration is granted. Please clarify.

Answer: 

The person  is eligible for input tax credit on inputs held in stock and inputs contained in semi-finished or finished goods held in stock from the date when registration is granted.

 

Query:

what are included as “Place of Business” under GST ?

Answer:

Place of Business includes the following places:-

(a)  Place of ordinary business

(b)  Warehouse, Godown & other place for storage goods or place to provide services

(c)  Place of Maintenance of Books of accounts

(d)  Place of any agent conducting the business

 

Query:

Sir if a person is operating in two different states, with the same PAN , Can he obtain a single Registration under GST?

Answer:

No, every person who is liable to take a Registration will have to get registered separately for each of the States where he has a business operation and is liable to pay GST.

 

Query: 

Is there any provision for a taxable person to pay tax on provisional basis under GST law?

Answer:

Yes, taxable person can make payment on provisional basis but only after the permission of the Proper Officer & only in such cases where he is unable to determine:

  1. a) the value of goods or services to be supplied by him, or
  2. b) determine the tax rate applicable to the goods or services to be supplied by him.

 

Query:

Whether an agreement to supply goods at future date can be considered as contract of supply for the purpose of GST? How will hire purchase transaction be treated?

Answer:

The definition of ‘supply’ in Model GST law includes all forms of supply of goods made or agreed to be made for consideration. Thus, an agreement of supply at a future date will constitute an agreement of supply of goods.

 

Query:

Can a taxpayer use digital signature in the GSTN registration?

Answer: 

Taxpayers have the option to sign the submitted application using valid digital signatures (if the applicant is required to obtain DSC under any other prevalent law then he will have to submit his registration application using the same). For those who do not have a digital signature, alternative mechanisms will be provided in the GST Rules on Registration.

 

Query:

A person has one place of business in Delhi with turnover of Rs. 13 lakhs and other place of business in Manipur with turnover of Rs 4 lakhs. What would be the threshold limit in this case for registration?

Answer: 

In this case, the person’s aggregrate turnover in the state of Delhi will be Rs. 17 lakhs (i.e. Rs 13 + Rs 4 lakhs) which is less than the threshlod limit of Rs 18 lakhs. Thus he is not liable for registration in Delhi. But he is liable for registration in Manipur as the aggregrate turnover excceds the threshold limit of Rs 9 lakhs.

 

Query:

What is the difference between Annual Return & Final return?

Answer: 

Yes, Annual Return has to be filed by every taxable person who is registered and paying tax as per normal or compounding scheme. Final Return has to be filed only by those registered taxable persons who have applied for cancellation of registration. This has to be filed within three months of the date of cancellation or the date of cancellation order.

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