Summary of New MCA official updates under the Company Act 2013

Summary of New MCA official updates under the Company Act 2013

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Corporate & Allied Laws Update:

# MCA has released a notification that “ACTIVE non-compliant” corporations and “Deactivated DIN” holders can take full advantage of the moratorium term from 01.04.2020 to 30.09.2020 without any LATE FEES.

# 31.03.2020 is the latest due date of AOC-4, MGT-7 for F.Y. 2018-19 for companies with authority in UT J&K and Ladakh and NBFC (IND AS) Firms XBRL AOC-4 and MGT-7.

# In order to ensure Corona Preparations of Companies / LLPs, on 23.03.2020, MCA must deploy a web-form called CAR (Company Affirmation of Readiness for COVID-19) to be filed by all INSTANT Companies / LLPs.

# MCA also updated the rules of the Board of Directors to ensure that the Board of Directors may keep the “Video-Conferencing” facility for the acceptance of the financial reports, the Board report, etc. to be held until 30.06.2020.

# MCA has explained that corporations are allowed to conduct AGM by video conferencing (VC) or other audio and visual means. (Refer to MCA General Circular No. 20/2020 for specific details).

# MCA extended the date of registration of current directors at the Independent Director Databank from 30.04.2020 to 30.06.2020. Consequently, timely identification of the same is of primary importance. Note that MCA also charges a nominal fee of 5,900 per director for such registration. MCA also extended the deadline for the “Registration at the Independent Directors’ Portal” of the new Independent Directors.

# The Government has developed an online PF withdrawal system for “COVID-19 Outbreak” reasons through the EPF Member Portal or “Umang Mobile App.” You should withdraw the lower PF of:

  1. 75% of the total standing PF amount.
  2. Three months of Standard + DA.

# MCA has explained w.r.t. dates and duration of the name allocation, name change and resubmissions as follows:

  • No Licensed Business Names (New / Update) expiring from 15.03.2020 to 03.05.2020 must be retained until 23.05.2020.
  • Resubmission timelines of any MCA form for which the last resubmission date is from 15.03.2020 to 03.05.2020 has been extended to 18.05.2020.

RELIEF TO LISTED COMPLIANCE REPORTING COMPANIES ATTRIBUTABLE TO CORONAVIRUS:

LATEST DUE DATE-15.05.2020—QUARTERLY COMPLIANCE)

  • Furnishing Specifics of the shareholding structure (Q4 19-20) in compliance with Regulation 31 (Earlier Date-21.04.2020).
  • Furnishing Corporate Governance Statement (Q4 19-20) according to Regulation 27 (Earlier Date-15.04.2020).
  • Furnishing information of customer grievances (Q4 19-20) under Regulation 13(3) (Earlier Date-21.04.2020)

LATEST DUE DATE-31.05.2020 (Half-Year Compliance)

  • Furnishing Certificate of Compliance with Stock Exchange (HY2 19-20) according to Regulation 7 (Earlier Date-30.04.2020).

LATEST DUE DATE-30.06.2020-(Yearly Compliance)

  • Publication of financial results pursuant to Regulation 33 of the LODR Guidelines for Financial Publishing (Earlier Dates-15.05.2020 (Q4 Results) and 30.05.2020 (Annual Results)).
  • Secretarial compliance study under Regulation 24A for the year 2019-20 (earlier date-30.05.2020).

The Essential Points to be remembered with reference to the company incorporation in India with reference to current situation + “SPICE

  1. Both forms (Incorporation, AOA, MOA, AGILE-PRO) have to be filled out in a web-based facility and then copied, digitally signed and posted as before.
  2. “Check Form,” “Pre-Scrutiny” to be performed on a web-based database, so no modifications can be made to the downloaded files.
  3. “INC-9” (declaration by first subscriber) must always be submitted by a web-based facility only.
  4. “AGILE-PRO” is to be digitally signed only by a person who has signed the “Spice+” form and no other director will sign the same form.
  5. If you continue to apply for “Name Reservation” first, you should opt for 2 Proposed Names otherwise you might also proceed to the “Name with Incorporation” facility and then you can only propose One Name

# The GSTIN status applied through AGILE-PRO can be checked at the GST Portal from the MCA Forms SRN.

# Companies that enroll ESI and PF inside the SPICE+ package do not require compliance with the ESI and PF laws until the deadline for application is set.

Changes made in CARO, 2020 Applicable from the Financial year 2019-20

  1. Fixed Assets/ Property, Plant and Equipment

# Reporting over maintenance of records of Intangible assets have been specifically added.

# Leased Immovable property are specifically excluded from the reporting over the holding of title deeds in the Company’s name. If owned Immovable property is not held in the Company’s name, Dispute status and details of the registered owner need to be reported.

# In the case of EPP revaluation, the auditor must determine that the same has been achieved on the basis of the Reported Interest survey. Changes ought to be recorded if 10% or more of the adjustments are made in the WDV.

  1. Inventory

# Inconsistencies recognized by management with an effect of 10% or more of the inventory value need to be reported.

# In the case that the Corporation has a working capital limit of more than INR 5 Crores depending on the security of the current assets (e.g. Stock, Debtors), the auditor must report that the regular filings (e.g. Financial Accounts, Debtors Listing) made with the lender are in compliance with the books.

  1. Undisclosed Income:

# The auditor must disclose whether or not any income has been returned under the Income Tax Act, 1961 and the same has been duly accounted for in the books of accounts.

  1. Default in repayment of loans

# The auditor must determine that the company is considered to be a “Willful defaulter.”

# Information on the removal of term loans from allowable use needs to be published.

# Data has been given on how short-term loans have been used for long-term purposes.

# The auditor must comment on all money taken to meet the commitments of the community business.

# Reporting on loans received by the Firm was made on the basis of the commitment of shares issued by the Firm to shareholders, Joint venture’s and associates.

  1. Fraud reporting

# Fraud reporting has been extended to fraud against the Company by any person rather than by officers or employees in the past.

# The fraud report issued by the auditors in the form ADT-4 to CG should be reported.

# The auditor has to record his evaluation of “Whistle Blower” allegations.

  1. Internal Audit

# The auditor must report whether the internal audit system exists within the company and whether or not the internal audit reports have been considered.

# The particulars of the proceedings (pending / initiated) under the Benami Law need to be published.

  1. Consolidated Financial Statements

# Details of consolidated companies with qualifications or adverse reactions in the CARO report must be reported along with Paragraph Number of the auditor with audit report on Consolidated Financial Activities.

  1. Non-Banking Financial Activities

# The auditor must report on the conduct of financial activities of an NBFC nature by the company without valid Certificate and reporting.

  1. Cash Losses

# The auditor will document whether the Company has suffered CASH LOSS during the current AND preceding financial year and the volume of such cash loss.

# The resignation of the statutory auditor and the causes, problems with him duly considered by the incoming auditor or not; must be published.

  1. Financial Ratios

# The goals of the Organization to meet its Existing Obligations on the basis of percentages, maturity and plans for execution must be stated.

  1. Corporate Social Responsibility:

# The Auditor will disclose that the unexpended amount has been allocated to the designated fund within 6 months of the end of the fiscal year and whether or not the pending project balance has been moved to a special account. (Amendment itself under the Corporations Act, not yet told in 2013).

APPLICABILITY OF ANNEXES TO THE AUDITOR’S REPORT:

  • Annexure of the CARO Report is not needed in the case of Small Business, Banking Firm, Insurance Company, Section 8 Company, One Person Company and any private company having paid up capital and free assets to INR 1 crores as at the balance sheet date and borrowing up to INR 1 crores at any time during the year and revenue up to INR 10 crores as per the financial reporting of the year mentioned.
  • Annexure of the Internal Financial Control Report is not required in the case of Small Company, One Person Company, AND any Private Company with Turnover up to INR 50 Crores as per the financial statements of the year concerned and borrowing up to INR 25 Crores at any time during the year.

Click here to access the overview of the MCA Order on CARO, 2020 dated 25.02.2020.

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How to incorporate the company

Image result for company incorporationSteps for incorporating the company:-

  • The first step of getting a company incorporated is obtaining the approval of name from Registrar of Companies. A company may adopt any name which is not prohibited under the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950.The government has launched a web service RUN (Reserve Unique Name) for reserving name of a proposed company. We can directly submit the application for reserving name online within few minutes (there is no requirement to download e-form like INC-1, and attaching DSC), has been launched for reserving name of new company or for change in name of existing company earlier there was INC-1 for reservation of name of new company or for change in name of existing company. Application form fee shall be Rs.1000/- per form for reservation of name by using RUN web-form.

                    APPROVED NAME IS VALID FOR A PERIOD OF:

20 days from the date of approval (in case name is being reserved for a new company) or

60 days from the date of approval (in case of change of name of an existing company)

  • The preparation of MOA is the next step in the incorporation of a company. It is the law of the company, which states its objects and scope and the company relation with outside world.
  • Other than MOA, the promoters will also prepare AOA of the company. It contains rules and regulations relating to the internal management of the company.

Following other documents are also prepared:

  • Taking consent from directors and filed it with ROC.
  • Promoters have to execute power of attorney in favor of one of them.
  • Form of DIN, PAN & TAN.
  • Form for first director.
  • Form for address of registered office.
  • At the time of registration, prescribed registration fees and filing fee for each document filed for registration are to be paid at the Registrar’s office.

Also we can incorporate company in India through the

 Simplified Performa for Incorporation Company Electronically (SPICE)

MCA will bring new specified procedures for incorporation of company under companies act, 2013. Ministry of corporate affairs introduces E- Form INC-32 by a notification under SPICE Scheme. SPICE means Simplified Performa for Incorporating Company Electronically.

The SPICE form will introduced to bring facility of preparing Electronic MOA & Electronic AOA. This facility is introduced first time in Indian history for incorporation of company. Now there is no need to prepare manual MOA & AOA.

Before of this SPICE form if any person want to incorporate any company then he has to apply by filing different form for DIN, PAN, TAN, approval of name availability, registered office address, first director form etc.

Now it is mandatory to file E-Form INC-32 for incorporation of company in India. If the company is Producer Company and having more than 7 subscribers then E-Form INC-7 have to be filled and if subscribers of Producer Company are less than 7 then it has to filed E-Form INC-32 for incorporation.

According to the notification given by MCA, companies who are incorporated by filing E-Form INC-32 then that company cannot incorporate by filing E-Form INC-7 on or after 29th December, 2016. So, it is compulsory to file E-Form INC-32 for incorporation of company from the date 29 December, 2016.

SPICE Form (INC-32) has following features:-

  • Maximum number of allowed subscribers is seven. If subscribers are more than seven then E-Form INC-7 is filled and normal incorporation procedures of E-Form INC-7 are applied.
  • Maximum twenty directors are allowed.
  • Maximum three directors are allowed for filing application for Director Identification Number.
  • In this form name of company can also be applied.
  • DSC of subscriber is affixed on the INC-33 (E-MOA) For automatically generating date of sign by the form.
  • Applying for PAN / TAN will be compulsory for all the company who are incorporated through SPICE form.

Following difficulties are faced while filing SPICE Form (INC-32):-

  • For foreign subscribers it is difficult to incorporate the company without violating the rule 13 of the companies’ rules, 2014.
  • If company name is approved already in E-Form INC-1 then whether company can apply for incorporation in E-Form INC-32 or not
  • If both the person doesn’t have DIN No. whether they can apply for the incorporation of Company. Or one person mandatorily requires having DIN for filing of this form
  • For incorporation of producer company this form is filled or not.
  • If any company want to incorporate through INC-7 then how the company can do so.

Following documents are attached with the SPICE E-Form (INC-32):-

  1. E-MOA & E-AOA required to be attached.
  2. INC-9 Affidavit and declaration by first subscriber and director (on duly authorized Stamp Papers).
  3. DIR-2 declaration from first Directors along with Copy of Proof of Identity and residential address.
  4. NOC from the owner of the property.
  5. Proof of Office address (Conveyance/ Lease deed/ Rent Agreement etc. along with rent receipts);
  6. Copy of the utility bills (not older than two months)
  7. Declaration from the director non acceptance of Deposit. (On duly authorized Stamp Papers).
  8. In case of subscribers/ Director does not have a DIN, it is compulsory to attach Proof of identity and residential address of the subscribers
  9. E- 49A and E-49B will be filed through MCA website (filed form will be generate by the SRN of INC-33 E-MOA).

Incorporate a new company in a progressive country like India and take following benefits:-

  • In country like India, you have complete ownership of your company.
  • You can also take exemption from taxes in startups companies if eligible.
  • For the foreign person one special benefit is he does not have to require physically present in India he can operate from outside the India except one time present at the time of incorporation.
  • For incorporation you have to open a bank account and you have benefit that ownership of bank account is your own company name.
  • In country like India, Privacy of your all operations is maintained.
  • Annual fees is nominal in India.
  • You have permission to be traded in foreign or can do international business easily.
  • You can purchase properties in India in your company name.
  • Even you can easily set up a operation of an international company.
  • For foreign people one more benefit is they can easily get the business visa for India residency.

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  • Easily get Tax Agency Appointment
  • You can get easily perfect Financial Auditor for your existing company
  • You can get all the services before and after the incorporation of company.

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE March 16, 2017

Professional Update For the Day:

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Non-refundable deposits received by Club for providing facilities to its members taxable as revenue receipt. [2017] 78 338 (Mumbai – Trib.)

The tax demand raised by the authorities under the proposed GST regime can be paid in monthly installments for up to two years, in case of financial hardship

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.

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]

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.

Indirect Tax

Delhi VAT: Denial of Input Tax Credit on the ground that the transactions were reflected in retail invoices and not tax invoices and therefore did not qualify for credit is not valid as the strict interpretation of Section 50(2) was unwarranted. Credit allowed. Revenue’s appeal dismissed. (J C Decaux Advertising I P Ltd. – Delhi High Court. January 9, 2017).

Limitation period of one year is not applicable for claiming refund of Excise taxes paid under protest. High Court of Punjab and Haryana in the case of CCEC Chandigarh-1 Vs. Ind. Swift Lands Ltd.

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)

GST Update:

GST to be implemented from 1st July! As informed by Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das, all the states have agreed for the GST implementation from the said date.

GST Late Returns would attract fee @ Rs.100 per day subject to maximum of Rs.5000. This fee is separate for each return i.e. GSTR-1, 2, 3 etc.

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

Under GST Composition Scheme in 17-18 for most Manufacturers & Restaurants @ 5% & Traders at 2% if turnover upto 50 lacs in 16-17. NA for Service sector.

MCA UPDATE:

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 has made various amendments to the existing norms for settlement of administrative and civil proceedings, to streamline and strengthen the settlement process.

OTHER UPDATE

India´s revised tax treaty with Singapore, aimed at checking round tripping of funds, has come into force. The principal clause allowing levy of capital gains tax on investments routed through Singapore will come into force from April 1.

E-Filling New TM Govt Fees Rs.4500 for individual/ startup/ Small Business. For Others Rs.9000. Physical filing Fees Rs.5000 for individual/ startup/ Small Business and for Others Rs.10000.

The head quarters of all PSU banks subject to audit, are expected to get a comprehensive list of firms for allotment from RBI from 06-03-2017. In turn banks are supposed to complete the allotment procedure by 16th 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.

ICAI ARF hereby invites proposals from eligible Chartered Accountants to be associated for handling its upcoming project of Indian Railways for conversion of its books of accounts from hybrid to accrual accounting. The firms satisfying the eligibility criteria may fill their particulars latest by 20th March, 2017.

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.

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.

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 DEC 13, 2016

Professional Update for the Day:

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Direct Tax:-

  • Reopening u/s 147 of the assessment is not valid if the reasons recorded are incoherent and do not indicate what the basis for reopening is – Delhi High Court in Sabharwal Properties Ind Pvt. Ltd vs. ITO.
  • Continuous payments made to transporters would be aggregated to consider TDS limit under sec. 194C Sri Shivamurthy v. Additional Commissioner of Income-tax, Shimoga Range, Shimoga [2016] (Bangalore – Trib.)
  • No benchmarking at entity level when assessee was earning more than 50% of revenue from Non-AE clients AXA Technologies Shared Services (P.) Ltd. v.Deputy Commissioner of Income-tax, Circle-11(1), Bangalore [2016] (Bangalore – Trib.)
  • HC : Reverses ITAT; Concealment penalty unsustainable on DRE-deduction claim despite earlier year disallowance [TS-650-HC-2016(BOM)]

Indirect Tax:-

  • CBEC has issued instructions dated 9th December, 2016 for the use of digital mode of payment while making financial transactions as this will disclose all financial transactions and hence enhanced turnover might get reflected in the Books of Accounts.

Companies Act  Update:-

  • Of India issued report on Companies Amendment Bill, 2016.
  • MCA has notified the Companies (Transfer of Pending Proceedings) Rules, 2016 which shall come into force w.e.f 15th December, 2016 except rule 4, which shall come into force from 1st April, 2017.

Other Update:-

  • Senior IRS officer Rajendra Kumar appointed as the new member of the CBDT, the policy making body for the Income Tax Department.

Key Dates:-

  • Payment of Advance Income Tax for all assessees (75%) : 15/12/2016.
  • E-Payment of PF for Nov: 15/12/2016.
  • Payment of DVAT TDS for Nov : 15/12/2016.
  • Issue of TDS certificate in case of payment/credit made in Oct for purchase of property u/s 194IA : 15/12/2016.

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE JULY 22, 2016

Professional Update for the Day:

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DIRECT TAX:

Income Tax: ITAT Ahemdabad confirmed the addition of unexplained investments in purchase of agricultural land u/s 69 as the co-purchaser admittedly is not entitled to purchase agricultural lands. It has been observed that even he had purchased the land in assessee’s name, the latter is the sole owner thereof as per the provisions of the Benami transations (Prohibition) Act 1988. (Shri Chandrakant N. Patel Vs. The ITO, Ahmedabad) Continue reading

CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE JULY 20, 2016

Professional Update for the Day:

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DIRECT TAX:

Income Tax: CBDT has notified the transfer pricing- computation of arm length price .It notified percentage under third proviso to section 92C vide Notification No. 57/2016 dated 14th July 2016.The Central Government hereby notifies that where the variation between the arm’s length price determined under section 92C and the price at which the international transaction or specified domestic transaction has actually been undertaken does not exceed one percent of the latter in respect of wholesale trading and three percent of the latter in all other cases, the price at which the international transaction or specified domestic transaction has actually been undertaken shall be deemed to be the arm’s length price for Assessment Year 2016-2017.

Income tax : Receipts from mobilization of vessel are parts of contract for seismic data processing; includible in sec. 44BB profits Western Geco International Ltd. v. Assistant Commissioner of Income-tax [2016] 71 taxmann.com 166 (Delhi – Trib.)

INDIRECT TAX:

Excise : Where assessee manufactured two machineries and used same within its factory for manufacturing of final products and subsequently it cleared these machineries to its job worker and for discharging duty liability on machineries calculated assessable value of machineries by availing benefit of depreciation, availing of depreciation was in consonance with law – [2016] 71 taxmann.com 122 (Bangalore – CESTAT)

Excise : No extended period when dept. itself is unclear on classification of goods Zenith Spares v. Commissioner of Central Excise, Bhopal [2016] 71 taxmann.com 148 (New Delhi – CESTAT)

Service tax : Where assessee, a restaurant, opted to pay tax under Composition Scheme, whereas Assessing Authority passed reassessment order on assessee and denied him benefit of Composition Scheme based on ground that during year he purchased from outside State tiles and since they were ‘goods in stock’, there was a violation of conditions and restrictions imposed under rule 135(2), as tiles were fixed in floor of restaurant, they could not be said to be ‘goods in stock’ –  [2016] 71 taxmann 77 (Karnataka)

COMPANY LAW UPDATES :

Query:  What are the requirements and consequence provided in the Act in respect of licences, permits, approvals etc obtained by a firm, private company or an unlisted public company, prior to its conversion into LLP?

Answer:  On conversion of a firm/private company/unlisted public company into LLP, any approval, permit or licence issued to the firm/private company/unlisted company under any other Act shall, subject to the provisions of such other Act under which such approval, permit or licence was issued, be transferred in the name of converted entity viz LLP.

 OTHER UPDATES:

SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2016 – Insertion of Regulation 43A – NOTIFICATION NO.SEBI/LAD-NRO/GN/2016-17/008, DATED 17-6-2016

KEY DATES:

Payment of ESI for the month of June-21/07/2016

E-payment of DVAT & CST for the month/quarter ended June-21/07/2016

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE JULY 18, 2016

Professional Update For the Day:

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DIRECT TAX:

Income Tax : No denial of Sec. 54F relief if taxpayer is unable to get possession of flat due to builder’s fault
Rajeev B. Shah v. Income-tax Officer, Ward-19 (2) (1), Mumbai
[2016] 71 taxmann.com 198 (Mumbai – Trib.)

Income Tax: The Government of India has given Relaxation of time schedule for making payments under the Scheme the Income Declaration Scheme 2016: (I) a minimum 25% of the tax, paid by 30.11.2016; (ii) further 25% by 31.3.2017; and balance on or before 30.9.2017.

Income tax : In a bid to end taxpayers harassment, the CBDT has prescribed revised format for Scrutiny Notice u/s 143(2) of the Income Tax Act’1961 in “three new formats” that will clearly stipulate if the inquiry against them is “limited, complete or manual”. All scrutiny notices, shall henceforth, be issued in these revised formats. Further, Taxpayers residing in cities of Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai can opt for paperless/E-Assessment (if their case falls under scrutiny) as part of a new pilot project that the CBDT is running in this regard.

Income tax : Where activities of assessee-society in organising seminars/conferences and Auto Expo were performed with prior object of promotion of growth of automobile industry in India which is an object of general public utility, such activities would not come within ambit of proviso to section 2(15) even if some income was generated from such activities – [2016] 71 taxmann.com 138 (Delhi – Trib.)

INDIRECT TAX:

Service tax : While dismissing appeal as time-barred, appellate authority cannot go into merits; hence, if appellate authority, while dismissing appeal as time barred, has entered into merits of case and dismissed same, on merits, then, such an act of appellate authority would be an illegality, which can be set aside in writ – [2016] 71 taxmann.com 113 (Madras)

Vat & sales tax : TEAM STBA with their efforts has done:(i) CDT Form 9, For 2015-16 put on site, also allows forms details of 12-13, 13-14 & 14-15 to be filed.(ii) Like 2013-14 VATO allowed to correct 2A/2B details of 2014-15 where Name/TIN needs correction without change in amount

COMPANY  LAW UPDATES :

Query: In one of our Company, shareholders have appointed their respective nominees as per Section 72 of the Companies Act 2013. Now, one of the shareholder died and his nominee wants to transfer shares to third party. Now, our question is – Can the nominee sell the shares without registration in `his favour. If yes, what is the procedure?

Answer: Yes, a nominee can sell the shares to a third party, without registration of shares in his favour. However, the usual procedure for transfer of shares will have to be followed.

OTHER UPDATES:

SEBI : Carrying on CIS on or after 25-1-1995 without obtaining registration certificate has been prohibited: SAT
Securities and Exchange Board of India v. Gaurav Varshney
[2016] 71 taxmann.com 197 (SC)

SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2016 – Insertion of Regulation 43A – NOTIFICATION NO.SEBI/LAD-NRO/GN/2016-17/008, DATED 17-6-2016

KEY DATES:

Payment of ESI for the month of June-21/07/2016

E-payment of DVAT & CST for the month/quarter ended June-21/07/2016

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE JULY 16, 2016

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DIRECT TAX:

Income Tax : Penalty levied for excess claim of unabsorbed depreciation u/s 115JB; ITAT denies theory of carry backward of losses SBI DFHI Ltd. v. Assistant Commissioner of Income-tax, Range-2 (1), Mumbai [2016] 71 taxmann.com 178 (Mumbai – Trib.)

Income Tax : Sec. 11 amendment which debars dual deduction to trust on purchase of asset doesn’t have retro-effect Commissioner of Income-tax (Exemptions), Bangalore v. Bangalore Baptist Hospital Society [2016] 71 taxmann.com 192 (Karnataka)

Income Tax: Exemption u/s 11 will be allowed on the income generated out of the auditorium which is held under trust of the society for the purpose of generating fund. ITAT Chennai held that the income generated out of the auditorium was used to the objects of the trust. [M/s The Association of Surgeons of India, C/o Shri S. Sridhar, Advocate Vs. The DDIT (Exemptions) – I, Chennai]

INDIRECT TAX:

Excise : CBEC has issued a circular on procedure regarding duty free shop vide circular no. 32/2016 dated 13.07.2016. It may be noted that the Special Warehouse (Custody & Handling of Goods) Regulations, 2016 prescribe maintenance of a computerized system for accounting. Accordingly, a system of accounting of receipt, storage, operations and removal of goods with regard to Duty Free Shops is prescribed in the notification.

Service tax : No service tax on profit earned by principal as it can’t be said to be promoting business of job worker Radico Khaitan Ltd. v. Commissioner of Service Tax, Delhi [2016] 71 taxmann.com 141 (New Delhi – CESTAT)

COMPANY ACT UPDATE :

MCA21 will remain temporarily unavailable from 9:00 PM (16 July) to 9:00 AM (17 July). Stakeholder are advised to plan accordingly.

E-Form AOC-04 for filing Annual Financial Statement is likely to be amended w.r.t filing of CSR expenditure details. The revised AOC-04 E-Form is likely to be available on MCA portal by 3rd week of Jul-2016. Stakeholders are requested to note that filing CSR details are mandatory. Therefore, Annual filing may be planned as per revised AOC-04.

OTHER UPDATES:

SEBI : SEBI has made an amendment in the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2016 vide notification No. SEBI/ LAD-NRO/GN/2016-17/008 dated 08/07/2016.SEBI introduce regulation relating to “Dividend distribution Policy”.

Key dates :

Payment of ESI for the month of June-21/07/2016

E-payment of DVAT & CST for the month/quarter ended June-21/07/2016

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE JULY 15, 2016

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DIRECT TAX:

Income Tax : No penalty on firm when it agreed to treat partner’s contribution as its income to buy peace Choupal Plywood v. Income-tax Officer, Ward-3, Yamunanagar [2016] 71 taxmann.com 135 (Chandigarh – Trib.)

Income Tax : Non-issuance of SCN prior to rejection of refund would render adjudication order as void D.E. Shaw India Software (P.) Ltd. v. commissioner of Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax, Hyderabad-II [2016] 71 taxmann.com 94 (Hyderabad – CESTAT)

Income Tax:   Amount set-aside for Debenture Redemption Reserve is to be added back for computing book profits Assistant Commissioner of Income-tax, Circle-4, Ahmedabad v. Genus Electrotech Ltd. [2016] 71 taxmann.com 101 (Ahmedabad – Trib.)

Income Tax: NCLT can’t deal with an asset whose property rights are in dispute before a Civil Court Vinod Muktinath Sharma v. Sharma Realty (P.) Ltd. [2016] 71 taxmann.com 144 (NCLT-New Delhi )

Income Tax: The Government of India has given Relaxation of time schedule for making payments under the Scheme the Income Declaration Scheme 2016:  (I) a minimum 25% of the tax, paid by 30.11.2016; (ii) further 25% by 31.3.2017; and balance on or before 30.9.2017.

In a bid to end taxpayers harassment, the CBDT has prescribed revised format for Scrutiny Notice u/s 143(2) of the Income Tax Act’1961 in “three new formats” that will clearly stipulate if the inquiry against them is “limited, complete or manual”. All scrutiny notices, shall henceforth, be issued in these revised formats. Further, Taxpayers residing in cities of Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai can opt for paperless/E-Assessment (if their case falls under scrutiny) as part of a new pilot project that the CBDT is running in this regard.

INDIRECT TAX :

HC allows Revenue appeal, sets aside CESTAT order which allowed CENVAT credit on entire Captive Power Plant without examining eligibility of individual components used therein as “inputs” or “capital goods”. Revenue also raised substantial question whether credit could be availed on items such as angles, beams, channels, ladder trays, joists supporting structures, steel structures, which are neither “inputs” nor “capital goods” as per definitions under CENVAT Credit Rules 2004. Madras High Court

Excise : CBEC has issued a circular on procedure regarding duty free shop vide circular no. 32/2016 dated 13.07.2016. It may be noted that the Special Warehouse (Custody & Handling of Goods) Regulations, 2016 prescribe maintenance of a computerized system for accounting. Accordingly, a system of accounting of receipt, storage, operations and removal of goods with regard to Duty Free Shops is prescribed in the notification.

Service tax : Service-tax paid wrongly under reverse charge is refundable without bar of unjust enrichment ICOMM Tele Ltd. v. Commissioner of Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax, Hyderabad III [2016] 71 taxmann.com 95 (Hyderabad – CESTAT)

OTHER UPDATES:

SEBI : SEBI has notified the amended the Securities And Exchange Board Of India (Listing Obligations And Disclosure Requirements) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2016 to introduce regulation  relating to ‘Dividend Distribution Policy’.

Forms FC-2, FC-4, MGT-10, MR-1, SH-7 and Refund Form are likely to be revised on MCA21 Company Forms Download page w.e.f 13th July 2016. Stakeholders are advised to check the latest version before filing.

E-Form AOC-04 for filing Annual Financial Statement is likely to be amended w.r.t filing of CSR expenditure details. The revised AOC-04 E-Form is likely to be available on MCA portal by 3rd week of Jul-2016. Stakeholders are requested to note that filing CSR details are mandatory. Therefore, Annual filing may be planned as per revised AOC-04.

Key dates :

TCS Return by all deductors: 15.07.2016

E-Payment of PF for the month of June: 15.07.2016

E-filing of form 15G/H for June Quarter: 15.07.2016

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE JULY 11, 2016

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DIRECT TAX:

Income Tax : Where assessee trust was carrying on micro finance business in a commercial manner so as to earn profit and there was no iota of charity carried on by assessee, exemption under section 11 could not have been granted to assessee .( Assistant Commissioner of Income-tax v. Grama Vidiyal Trust)

Income Tax : Mesne profits (amount received from a person in wrongful possession of property) is a capital receipt and not chargeable to tax either as income or as “book profits” u/s 115JB. As the department has implicitly accepted Narang Overseas vs. ACIT 100 ITD (Mum) (SB), it cannot file an appeal on the issue in the case of other assessees. (CIT Vs. Goodwill Theaters Pvt. Ltd. (Bombay High Court)

Income Tax:   Slot hire facility is an integral part of contract for carriage of goods by sea and, thus, such an activity is also entitled to treaty protection under article 8 from source taxation of income arising from transportation of goods by operation of ships in international traffic, irrespective of whether or not such ships were owned or chartered by assessee – [2016] 70 taxmann 402 (Ahmedabad – Trib.)

INDIRECT TAX:

Excise : Exporter can claim credit of duty paid to job-worker even if he performs only testing and packing of goods Commissioner of Central Excise, Chennai III Commissionerate v. Braked India Ltd. [2016] 71 taxmann.com 103 (Madras)

Service tax : Services received from agents carrying out ‘sales promotion’ as well as ‘sale’ of products manufactured by assessee, are eligible for input service credit.- [2016]- 71 taxman 12 ( Banglore CESTAT)

Vat : Haryana Govt. specifies 15 days deadline to clear application for amendment in VAT certificate NOTIFICATION NO.15/ST-1/H.A. 6/2003/S.60/2016, DATED 25-5-2016

Excise : Where assessee was engaged in manufacturing of powder at its factory and it cleared said powder from factory in bulk without putting any brand name thereon and sent same to its godown, where it was repacked in containers of 200 gms and labelled with brand name and cleared therefrom, powder cleared from factory would be covered under Chapter Heading 2108.91- (2016) 71 taxman 5 (New Delhi) CESTAT

Custom : Where Customs Department directed bank to keep amounts frozen in current account of assessee, then, in absence of valid directions from assessee to transfer said amount in Fixed Deposit, bank cannot be expected to transfer same in Fixed Deposit; hence, assessee cannot claim ‘unearned interest’ on frozen amounts -[2016] 71 taxmann 9 (Bombay)

OTHER UPDATES:

SEBI : The Securities and Exchange Board of India has issued Consultation paper for Disclosure of financial information in offer document/ placement memorandum and for Valuation in respect of SEBI (Infrastructure investment trusts) Regulations, 2014. The SEBI (Infrastructure investment trusts) Regulations, 2014 (InvIT Regulations) were notified on September 26, 2014, thereby providing a regulatory framework for registration and regulation of InvITs in India. The regulations, inter alia, prescribe conditions for making a public offer and private placement and broad guidelines for making initial and continuous disclosures including disclosures of financials of the InvIT.

HC held that when assessee participated in reassessment proceedings by furnishing the required documents and challenges the reopening subsequently before the high court by filing a writ petition then it would be not be appropriate for the high court to exercise its exclusive jurisdiction because the assessee has already chosen AO to exercise jurisdiction in the matter and to challenge his order before the appropriate appellate forum provided under the Act.

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