Govt has extended numerous time limits under The Direct Tax & Benami Acts.

Govt has extended numerous time limits under The Direct Tax & Benami Acts.

In consideration of the difficulties faced by taxpayers in fulfilling the legislative and regulatory enforcement requirements across sectors as a result of the outbreak of Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), on 31 March 2020 the Government adopted the Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation of Some Provisions) Ordinance, 2020 [the Ordinance], which expanded different time limits, among other items.

In order to provide some relief to taxpayers for creating multiple compliances, on June 24, 2020, the Government issued a Notification, the main features of which are as continues to follow:

the Government issued a Notification, are as follows:  Link

For the period from 14 May 2020 to 31 March 2021, the Finance Minister has already released a decreased TDS rate for specified non-salaried payments to residents and specified TCS rates by 25 percent. The press release dated 13th May 2020, also followed the announcement. In this regard, the appropriate legislative amendments shall be moved in due time.

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New Revise TDS / TCS return filing due date & Payment due date for 2020

New Revise TDS / TCS return filing due date & Payment due date for 2020 as per the Taxation and Other Regulations (Relaxation of Some Provisions) Order, 2020.

The deadlines for specific GST and Income Tax legislation have been expanded by the Minister of Finance. Pandemic COVID-19 has forced a lockout in India. There are many challenges for business and professionals during this period, including different compliances under tax legislation.

Various reliefs are provided with respect to the submission of the TDS / TCS declaration and the issue of the certificate in the “Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation of Other Provisions) Order 2020” for the quarter ended 31.03.2020.

Complete Coverage of Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation of Certain Provisions) Ordinance, 2020

calendar year 2020 has begun with many challenges, with the revised due dates for various TDS related return filings and tax payments following.

Complete Chart of TDS

Attributable Due Date for TDS E-filing Returns for Fy 2019-20.

Quarter Quarter Period Last Date of Filing
1st Quarter 1st April to 30th June 31st July 2019
2nd Quarter 1st July to 30th September 31st Oct 2019
3rd Quarter 1st October to 31st December 31st Jan 2020
4rd Quarter 1st January to 31st March 30th June 2020 Read Rescript 2020

Changes in interest rate for delay in the deposit of TDS / TCS in time as provided for in the Taxes and Other Laws (Relaxation of Other Provisions) Legislation, 2020.

TDS / TCS Changes to Covid19 by Ministry of Finance

  • “Government to infuse Rs 50,000 crores of liquidity by reducing the rate of TDS, the rate of non-salaried specified payments made to residents, and the rate of Source Tax Collection for specified receipts by 25% of the current rate”
  • “Among other steps, the due date of all income tax returns for the fiscal year 2019-20 will be extended from 31 July 2020 and 31 October 2020 to 30 November 2020 and the tax audit from 30 September 2020 to 31 October 2020”
  • “The period of the Vivad se Vishwas scheme for making payment without an additional amount will be extended to 31 December 2020”
  • Advanced tax, self-assessment tax, standard tax, TDS, TCS, equalization fee, STT, CTT late payments made between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020, the lower interest rate at 9% instead of 12%/18 percent per year (i.e. 0.75 percent per month instead of 1/1.5 percent a month) will apply. There is no late fee / penalty available.
  • The government extended the scope of the lower or nil TCS, TDS credential until 30 June 2020 due to a coronavirus pandemic.

Arrival Due date for TDS & TCS Payment Deposit for Government & Non-Government Companies

  • The due date for the submission of the TCS deposit is the 7th of the next month.

TDS Deposit Due Date as follows:

  • For non-governmental entities-7th of the next month (with the exception of March where the due date is scheduled for April 30th)
  • Government departments
  • If you pay via Challan-7th of next month
  • If paid via book-entry, the same day on which the TDS is deducted.

Interest in late payment and late deduction of TDS

As per section 201(1A) Interest at the rate of 1 % per month or part of the month on the amount of TDS deductible from the date of tax until the date of tax actually deducted shall be charged for the late deduction.

Also, interest for late payment at a rate of 1.5 percent per month or part of the month on the amount of the payment.

Interest in late payment of TDS: amendments made pursuant to Taxation and other Laws (Relaxation of Certain Provisions) Ordinance, 2020 dated 24th March 2020:

For late payments of advanced tax, self-assessment tax, regular tax, TDS, TCS, equalization levy, STT, CTT made between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020, the interest rate will be reduced by 9 percent instead of 12 per cent/18 percent per year (i.e. 0.75 percent per month instead of 1/1.5 percent per month). No late fee/penalty shall be paid for any delay in respect of that time.

Interest in late payment of TCS or failure to collect TCS:

In the event that the collector responsible for collecting the tax at source does not raise it or refuses to pay it to the Government, he shall be liable to pay basic interest at a rate of 1% a month or part thereof on the balance of that tax from the date on which the tax was collected to the date on which the tax was actually charged and that interest shall be paid until furnish.

Punishment

You will have to pay a fine equal to the amount deducted/collected under the provisions of the Income Tax Act.

Prosecution (Sec 276B)

As per the prosecution (Sec 276B), if a person refuses to pay the payment to the Central Government, the TDS deducted by him under the provisions of Chapter XVII-B shall be entitled to obtain a strict penalty of at least three months, which may be expanded to seven years. The fine depends on the conditions or inquiry conducted by the appointed tax authority/assessment officer.

Penalty (Section 234E)

The deductee of the TDS shall be liable to pay a fine of INR 200/-per day before the full sum of the TDS is paid. However, the penalty shall not exceed the actual amount of the TDS.

Late Filing Fees :

For the delayed fee of TDS after deduction under Section 201(1A), you have to pay interest at a rate of 1.5 percent per month from the date of the deduction to the actual date of the deposit. It should also be remembered that interest is measured on a monthly basis rather than on a number of days. Half of a month will also be regarded as a whole month.

What is important to remember here is that

The estimation of interest on the balance of the TDS owed starts on the day from which the TDS was withheld rather than the day from which it was due.

PENALTIES (Section 271H)

Pursuant to this rule, the Assessing Officer may direct a person who has not filed a TDS payment on time with a minimum of INR 10,000, which may even be extended to INR 1,000,000.

If the following conditions are met, no penalty will be levied (under section 271H) for late payment of TDS / TCS returns:

  • The tax deducted at source must be paid to the credit of the government.
  • No penalty will be levied if interest and late filing fees are paid to the Government’s credit.
  • Before the one-year period expires, the TDS / TCS return has been filed from the due date.

TDS for the purchase of immovable property

For the purchase of immovable property on which TDS applies, the return, together with the payment of TDS, must be made before the 30th of the following month. For example, TDS for property purchased in May must be deposited by 30 June.

Corporate and Professional Updates on 1st June 2019

Direct Tax Updates:

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  • Delhi High Court restrained the Income Tax Department from taking any action against VVIP chopper deal scam accused Gautam Khaitan against whom a black money case has been lodged. Court said Khaitan, an advocate by profession, has made out a “good prima facie” case for grant of interim relief and grave prejudice would be caused to him if the authorities are not restrained at this stage from proceeding further. 
  • CBDT do not want to let go the Revenue Dues owed by Shell Companies that have been deregistered by the MCA. But the task is easier said than done, as it would mean the restoration of over 4,000 companies identified by the CBDT. The CBDT has been holding talks with the MCA over this.

Indirect Tax Updates:

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  • The new option has been introduced wherein the consignment of one e-way bill has to be moved in multiple vehicles, after moving to transshipment place.
  • Different high courts in the country have given stay orders on several fiats of the National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) for the GST, casting doubts on the legal tenability of the way the nearly one-and-half-a-year-old set-up operates and passes orders on alleged cases of profiteering by businesses.A review by FE revealed that at least five firms have got reliefs from the high courts, in what allowed them to defer coughing up an aggregate amount of Rs 430 crore. 

RBI Updates:

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  • Government is open to providing more powers to the RBI to direct lenders to take action on stressed assets. There is a growing view in the government that there has to be some regulatory supervision over debt resolution by the RBI.
  • RBI has asked NBFCs with asset size of more than Rs.5,000 crore to appoint a chief risk officer (CRO) with clearly specified role and responsibilities, in view of the increasing role in direct credit intermediation of these companies. The RBI directive comes in the backdrop of the IL&FS imbroglio and its ripple impact on NBFCs.
  • RBI wants NBFCs with assets of more than 5,000 Crore must appoint a Chief Risk Officer (CRO). It said that with the increasing role of NBFCs in direct credit intermediation, there is a need for NBFCs to Augment Risk Management Practices.
  • RBI Appointed Committee headed by Aadhaar architect Nandan Nilekani submits its suggestions on Promoting Digital Payments to RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das. The 5-member team was formed in January this year to consult with various stakeholders of the payments ecosystem and deliberate on solutions to further strengthen the industry

Other Updates:

  • MCA sees Rs 2.8 lakh cr recovery from IBC-led RP.
  • IOC to examine US sanction’s impact on CPCL plans
  • India may witness slowdown as oil imports decline
  • DoT to soon settle merger/transfer of licences in M&As
  • BoB looks to rationalise 800-900 branches
  • Pre-monsoon rainfall deficit drops to 22 per cent
  • Reliance Capital protests ratings downgrade
  • India reports trade deficit with 11 RCEP members in FY 2018-19
  • OPEC members meet to assess oil market after US sanctions on Iran
  • NMDC plans to acquire 100 per cent stake in Australia’s Legacy Iron-Ore Ltd
  • Debt-ridden Essar Steel reports Rs 4,229 cr EBITDA during insolvency period
  • ICICI-Videocon loan case: Kochhar contests bonus clawback, ESOP termination
  • NBFC crisis to top agenda of new govt.
  • Jet employee group offers to invest $700 million
  • AgMA Energy plans to launch India-specific agri products
  • No interest in taking control of IndiGo: Rakesh Gangwal
  • Dredging Corporation of India wins annual contracts from Cochin and Paradip port trusts
  • ONGC, GIP, Tripura govt eye to buy out IL&FS’s 26% stake in OTPC
  • TCS eyes double-digit growth in FY20, says COO Subramaniam
  • Dr Reddy’s Laboratories serves a bitter medicine in March quarter
  • RBI’s vision document on payment systems to spur digital economy: Fintech firms
  • Life insurance industry to focus on millennials, digital-human interface
  • IMFA posts loss of Rs 74 cr in January-March qtr
  • Power producers seek removal of double taxation on imported coal
  • RBI to boost card payments with 34% increase in PoS terminals by end of 2021
  • Japan’s Orix to acquire wind assets of IL&FS
  • GST Council may consider national bench of AAAR next month
  • FPIs withdraw Rs 6,399 crore in May so far
  • AstraZeneca moves US court against Aurobindo
  • RBI releases ‘Vision 2021’ for payment systems for ‘cash-lite’ society

Key Due Dates:

  • The Due Date of GSTR-1  For the Month Of May is 10th June 2019.
  • The Due Date of GSTR-3b For the Month Of May is 20th June 2019.
  • The Due Dates for the Deposit of TDS/TCS for the Purchase of Property 30th June 2019.\
  • Annual Return For Registered Tax Payers is 30th June 2019.

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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 OCT 24, 2016

CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE OCT 24, 2016

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Direct Tax:-

  • Sum paid to brothers for vacating house held as cost of improvement of house
    Nanubhai Keshavlal Chokshi HUF v. Income-tax Officer, Ward- 6 (2), Ahmedabad
    [2016] 74 taxmann.com 113 (Ahmedabad – Trib.)
  • Discrepancies in docs under penultimate sales would also lead to denial of export exemption
    Commissioner of Commercial Tax v. Shakti Containers[2016] 74 taxmann.com 39 (Gujarat)
  • ITAT denies set-off of speculative loss when assessee misstated that it was connected with brokerage business commissioner of Income-tax, Kol-II v. Eureka Stock & Share Broking Services Ltd.[2016] 74 taxmann.com 114 (Calcutta)
  • IT: Notice u/s 148 for reopening assessment by the very same officer who executed the scrutiny assessment and granted exemption U/s 11- It is a case of change of opinion – Notice quashed – Gujarat State Board of School Textbooks Vs ACIT (2016 (10) TMI 775 – Gujarat High Court)
  • Attachment order had be lifted when ITAT deleted all tax demand and revenue didn’t apply for stayShangkalpam Industries (P.) Ltd. v. Income Tax Officer, Company ward VI(1), Chennai
    [2016] 74 taxmann.com 102 (Chennai – Trib.)
  • The Delhi High Court in Pr CIT vs. Samcor Glass Ltdhas warned the department not to harass taxpayers by reopening assessments u/s 147/148 in a mechanical and casual manner. Pr CIT directed to issue instructions to AOs to strictly adhere to the law explained in various decisions and make it mandatory for them to ensure that an order for reopening of an assessment clearly records compliance with each of the legal requirements. AOs also directed to strictly comply with the law laid down in GKN Driveshafts 259 ITR 19 (SC) as regards disposal of objections to reopening assessment.
  • The Karnataka High Court inColumbia Sportswear Company vs. DIT has held that a liaison office of a foreign co which identifies a manufacturer in India, negotiates the price, helps in choosing raw material to be used, ensures compliance with quality and gets material tested is not a ‘permanent establishment’ under Article 5 of India-USA DTAA.
  • CBDT vide Notification No. 95/2016 notified director, vigilance and anti-corruption bureau, Kerala U/s. 138(1)(a)(ii) to whom in public interest disclosure of information respecting assessees can be made by income tax Department.

Indirect Tax:-

  • HC dismisses writ petition, denies assessee cross examination of Chemical Examiner of Central Revenue Control Laboratory who gave sample testing report of imported goods; Person whom assessee seeks to cross examine is an officer / Govt. servant who was discharging statutory duty and therefore, not a witness to the proceedings. [TS-415-HC-2016(MAD)-CUST]
  • HC dismisses writ petitions, refuses to interfere with order of Settlement Commission that directed payment of excise duty liability against removal of leather goods by assessee by indulging in manipulation of records of sister concerns and job-workers to avail SSI exemption. [TS-414-HC-2016(MAD)-EXC]
  • ST: Activity of toll collection on commission basis would not fall under the category of business auxiliary services so as to make the same liable to service tax – service not liable to tax –Prakash Asphal Ting & Toll Highways (India) Ltd. Vs CCE, Jaipur-II (2016 (10) TMI 746 – CESTAT New Delhi)
  • VAT: Taxability of a Car Stereo System – electronic goods falling under Entry 75 or motor vehicle falling under Entry 18 – It cannot be gainsaid that a car stereo does add to the comfort for the use of a motor vehicle – car stereo held as accessory – to be taxed accordingly – Sony India Pvt. Ltd. Vs CIT & Anr. (2016 (10) TMI 720 – Allahabad High Court)
  • Quarterly returns under DVAT Act and CST Act for dealers registered in Delhi for the 2nd quarter of 2016 ended on 30.09.2016 is due to be filed on or before 28.10.2016.
  • Body building of buses on job-work basis should be valued under rule 10A of Excise
    HMM Infra Ltd. v. Commissioner of Central Excise, Panchkula[2016] 74 taxmann.com 86 (SC)
  • Discrepancies in docs under penultimate sales would also lead to denial of export exemption
    Commissioner of Commercial Tax v. Shakti Containers[2016] 74 taxmann.com 39 (Gujarat)

RBI UPDATE :

  • The Reserve Bank of India decided to allow foreign investment up to 100 per cent under the automatic route in ‘other financial services’.
  • RBI issued operational guidelines for sovereign gold bonds 2016-17 series III vide notification No.RBI/ 2016-17/ 99I DMD. CDD.No.894 /14.04.050/2016-17 October 20, 2016.

 

MCA UPDATE :

  • MCA has recently revised Forms CHG-8, AOC-4 and 20-B. Stakeholders are advised to check the latest version before filing.
  • MCA:MGT-07/20B filed but the same has not been taken on records due to non-submission/non-uploading of CD are requested to upload the data in excel sheet by 07th November 2016.

GST UPDATE :

  • Under GST proposed GST Rates. Food items-Exempt, Gold, Silver-4%, Essential items-6%, Luxury items, FMCG, cigarettes-26%+cess, most items-18%, Others-12%.
  • Under GST w.e.f.  8/11/16, existing 80 lac assessees will be able to access their data migrated to GSTN, make necessary corrections & upload relevant documents.
  • GSTCouncil to meet on 3-4 Nov to consent on Rates, Draft Bill, Etc.

Key Dates:

  • Issue of DVAT Certificate for deduction made in the month of September-22/10/2016
  • E-return of DVAT for the quarter ended September(Form 61 and CST-1)-25/10/2016
  • Filling of half yearly service tax return-25/10/2016

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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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How will Tax Structure Look Like After Implementation of Goods and Services Tax?

How will Tax Structure Look Like After Implementation of Goods and Services Tax?

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GST Council approves four tier GST rates @ 5% (Food Items), 12% & 18% (Standard) & 28% (Aerated drinks, Pan Masala, Tobacco & Luxury Items). GST rate for Gold to be decided later.

The Goods and services tax is a new regime in the indirect taxation in India. This was basically introduced mainly with the intention of removing the cascading effect that is the effect of paying taxes on taxes in India. The prevailing indirect taxes which are VAT, CST, service tax, central excise will all vanish once the GST comes into force. It is proposed that GST would come into force from 1st of April,2017.

This new GST would open the doors of theIndian market to many foreign investors who are willing to trade in India. Thus the trade barriers which are prevailing now due to the complications of Indian indirect taxation regime will be removed by GST. On the darker side, GST would also bring up some challenges to Indian businesses as there would be an ease of entry into Indian market thus increasing competition. But however, the business persons in India are still happy with GST because they no longer have to face the complications which prevail right now. Especially for service-oriented industries, it is no less than a boon.

In order to appreciate the provisions of GST, we need to have an overlook over the present tax structure. By doing so, we can have a comparative view. That would be more convincing. Here we go!

Present tax structure

Presently both state and the central governments are involved in imposing and collecting of taxes under various entries of the constitution. A detailed analysis is given below:

  • Service tax

Service tax is collected by the union government for the taxable services which are provided in the taxable territory ( thewhole of India except Jammu and Kashmir). The rates are differential based on the service provided.

  • Central Sales Tax ( CST)

It is collected by the state where the sale has been made. Only interstate sales come under CST. Local sales are left under State VAT.

  • State VAT

The sales or purchases which are affected within the state are subject to state VAT. They are collected by respective state governments.

  • Central excise

This is collected by the union government. It is collected by the manufacturers producing goods and is collected when the manufactured goods are removed from the premises.

  • State excise

This is collected by the state government on the alcoholic production.

Now, that was an overview of the present tax structure. Let us now zoom into the proposed GST structure. Read on!

The proposed GST structure

There would be 3 types of Tax in the proposed GST regime:

  • Central Goods and Services Tax( CGST)

The sale of goods and services between 2 different states come under this. It is levied and collected by the central government.

  • State Goods and Services Tax ( SGST)

The local sales happening in the state are covered here. It is imposed and collected by the state government.

  • Integrated Goods and Services Tax ( IGST)

Other residual sales are covered under this head. This is again collected by the central government.

The list of central taxes which are going to be subsumed in GST is given below for better insight:

  • Additional excise duty
  • Service tax
  • Central excise
  • Excise duty which is presently levied under Medicinal and toiletries preparation act
  • Central Sales tax
  • Cesses

Similarly, the state taxes or levies which are going to be subsumed in GST are:

  • Luxury tax
  • State VAT
  • Entry tax
  • Entertainment tax
  • State cessesand surcharges
  • Taxes on betting, gambling and lotteries

GST in relation to certain specific products

Though GST is supposed to be the unanimous tax which promises uniformity in taxes, the GST treats certain products differentially. These products have a separate provision in the GST regime. Highlights of these provisions are summarized below:

  • The manufacturing of alcoholic beverages is outside the ambit of GST. Thus alcoholic beverages will have no ruling sections and would continue to be levied by the state excise act and collected by the respective state government.
  • Also, the tobacco and tobacco related products also are not covered under GST. They would continue to be charged by the central excise by the central government.
  • Imposing GST on the petroleum products is kept at a halt as of now. It would be included on a later date when the GST council deems it necessary. Till then, the central government would continue to collect taxes on petroleum products. The petroleum products are inclusive of the following:
  • Petrol
  • Diesel
  • Natural gas
  • Aviation turbine fuel

The set-off and adjustment credit

As it is already mentioned, the main intention of GST is to remove the cascading effect of taxes. The double taxation will thus be removed by GST. Therefore, it is crucial that some set-off and adjustment credits need to be given when thetax is paid on both services and goods which are received to be set off against the liability which is to be paid when the goods are sold.

The 3 types of GST will have set off provisions like:

  • SGST can be set off against any surplus arising from IGST.
  • CGST can be set off against SGST and surplus from IGST.
  • IGST can be set off against SGST and CGST in the same sequence.

Exemption limits and the GST rate

The exemption limits and the GST rates are yet to be finalized by the GST council. However, it is estimated that the exemption limit would be INR 10 lacs. In layman terms, businesses which do not cross the turnover of 10 lacs are given exemptions under GST.

The rate of GST will have apositive impact on themajority of products like electronic goods and consumer goods and a negative impact on a few. The rate is estimated to be fixed between 18% and 20%. The concessional rate would be around 12% and the rate fir precious metals would be 2% to 6%.

GST registration

All the businesses indulged in thesale of goods and services are required to get themselves registered under GST. The registration has to be obtained based on states and not India as a whole. As the E- filing is in practice now obtaining GST registration is mandatory. The GST council has announced that the registration process is kept very simple and there is ease of operation.

Bottom line of GST

Thus as a whole, we can come to a conclusion that GST is going to reduce the price of many products and services. Moreover, due to ease of entry and ease of operations, the Indian market will be exposed to the international market. This can also pave way for investors to invest in India globally. The complications that prevailed in the indirect tax regime are removed by GST. Especially the service tax which is considered very complicated and confusing for many persons, GST is a boon. Besides the consumers too can benefit from theintroduction of GST as the frauds and errors are bound to decrease. There is no scope for escapism too to the dealers. Thus, bills will all be made white and no scope for theblack money. Everything would be billed and with a uniform tax rate. Thanks to the GST council and GST proposing committee!

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A Comparative Outlook Of Goods And Services Tax

A Comparative Outlook Of Goods And Services Tax

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The GST is a new regime in the world of indirect taxes. It is a tax on the sale of goods and services and a uniform rate is applied to all kinds of goods and services.  It is proposed to be brought into force from 1st of April 2017. All the complications which people faced while filing their indirect tax returns are said to be removed by GST. Besides, introduction of GST also paves way for the foreign investors to invest in India. Further,it is expected that GST will ease the operations and provide ease of entry for global dealers.

To have an insight of GST knowing the objectives is important. The basic objectives of GST are listed below:

  • The whole of Indian market must be integrated as one global village having a uniform rate
  • The working efficiency of the indirect taxes department must be increased. The formalities are made much easier with the introduction of GST.
  • The tax incidence must have an impact only on the domestic consumption and not on industrial consumption.
  • To reduce tax evasion by making it compulsory to get GST registration for all businesses carrying on business in sale of goods and services.
  • To remove the cascading effect of taxes. In present,we tend to pay taxes on taxes leading to double taxation. This problem is solved by GST.
  • The cooperative federalism would be built between the central and the state governments.
  • The existing confusions about the indirect tax rates especially the service tax and State VAT ought to be solved once GST is in force.

The GST model

The GST council has decided that the taxes would be collected by both central and state governments. There are 3 wings of GST:

  • Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) which is imposed and collected by the central government on interstate sales.
  • State Goods and Services Tax (SGST) which is levied and duly collected by the respective state governments on local sales.
  • Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) which covers those which are not covered in the above two and collected by the central government.

The principle of set off and input credit

The set off benefit is made available to the people who would have purchased goods with the intention of sales. Thus they can set off the GST which is paid. But there are specific provisions regarding the set off. Some basic rules being:

  • The taxes which are paid against the CGST should be taken as the credit when the same goods are being purchased and sold.
  • The SGST cannot be set off with the CGST. It can be set off against the IGST if there is any surplus available.
  • Cross set off between the CGST and SGST is strictly prohibited by the GST law.
  • But on purchase of capital goods, the set off can be made between the CGST and SGST. Thus the government is encouraging the purchase and sale of capital goods.

Few exemptions to be provided by the GST as suggested by the GST council

In the prevailing indirect laws like service tax, there is a mega exemption list which exempts few kinds of services from the levy of service tax. Similarly, the GST council has laid down that GST also should be providing some exemptions to certain range of goods and services. A list of such goods and services proposed to be exempted from levy of GST are:

  1. All government public services inclusive of the following:-
  • Government schools and colleges
  • Defense department
  • Police departments
  • Intelligence and verification departments

On the other hand, the following services are not going to have exemptions:

  • Banks and insurance companies
  • Post and telegraph
  • Railway department
  • Commercial departments
  • Education and health departments
  1. Any sale of food articles which are unprocessed and which are covered under the public distribution system.
  2. Health and education services which are provided by the non-governmental establishments.
  3. Any transactions of service contract between an employee and his employer for the service provided as well as service received.
  4. GST exempts goods including alcoholic products, tobacco products and emission fuels.
  5. Also petroleum products and natural gas are outside the ambit of GST and they would continue to be levied and collected by the central government.

The taxes to be subsumed by GST and its impact

The central levies which will be subsumed by GST once it comes into force are listed below which helps us to have a comparative analysis:

  • Central excise
  • Service tax
  • Additional customs duty
  • All cesses and surcharges

These taxes would no longer continue to apply. They shall cease to be collected from the central government. Thus the service industries which face a lot of confusions and dilemmas while they undertake filing of service tax returns will be benefitted by GST. The excise and customs too will have fewer complications now and the customs clearance offices will be benefitted to a great extent by GST.

State levies which would be subsumed in GST are:

  • State VAT
  • Entry tax
  • Luxury tax
  • Entertainment tax

There are differential rates in the state VAT and people face difficulties in determining the rate. GST would fix that problem. Also, the sky scrapping rates of entry tax and luxury taxes are washed away benefiting mostly the customers.

Thus the introduction of GST will lower the prices of many products and services. There will be a uniform rate applicable to the whole of India. All the confusions about the differential rates would thus be removed by GST. The tax authorities too are benefitted as they don’t have to crack their heads searching for what rate is applicable to what kind of product. The collection of revenue would be regular to the government as the GST would be made compulsory to all indulged in sale of goods and services. At the end of the day, except for few industries or categories, majority of the tax stake holders are going to be benefitted by the GST. Whole of India is looking forward to the introduction of GST with their fingers crossed!

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE OCT 13, 2016

CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE OCT 13, 2016 

Untitled37ADirect Tax:-

ITAT Ahemdabad in the below mention case confirmed the addition u/s 68 on unexplained share capital and premium received as assessee has been able to just prove the identity of the company but unable to prove the genuineness & creditworthiness the parties.( ACIT, Ahmedabad Vs. Nakoda Fashion Pvt. Ltd.)

ITAT Kolkata in the below mwntioned case held that the assessee under consideration has one truck only and the same was being used for purpose of business, hence depreciation should be allowed to the assessee – since the truck are not used for renting, provisions of presumptive income U/s 44AE not applicable – [M/s Northern Services & Supply Co. (P) Ltd. Vs. DCIT, Jalpaiguri]

 IT: Assessee is required to prove the source of huge Cash Deposit in Bank even if he has declared his income u/s 44AF – Naresh Kumar Vs CIT, Patiala (2016 (10) TMI 252 – Punjab & Haryana High Court).

IT: Levy of interest u/s 234C is an automatic, it cannot be restricted to the tax due on Returned income as referred u/s 139(1) – Sree Meenakshi Reltors Vs ITO, W-II (3), Coimbatore (2016 (10) TMI 215 – ITAT Chennai)

IT: TDS u/s 195 – AMC contract – non-resident payee as no PE in India therefore his business income not taxable in India – No TDS liability – ACIT, Cir-12(1), New Delhi Vs HCL Comnet Ltd. (2016 (10) TMI 175 – ITAT Delhi)

IT: Reference to DVO – AO strongly disputes the correctness sales consideration and must be allowed free hand to complete the assessment as per law – Kanaiyalal Dhansukhlal Sopariwala Vs DVO, Valuation Cell And 1 (2016 (10) TMI 407 – Gujarat High Court)

Indirect Tax:-

Madras High Court in the below case held that encashment of bank guarantee doesn’t amount to payment of duty:(Nizamabad Agro (P.) Ltd. v.Assistant Commissioner of Customs –EODC)

period of limitation where refund claim was filed electronically within prescribed time – They later submitted in physical form all these documents with Jurisdictional officer – refund cannot be rejected on the ground of time bar – Tri – Service Tax(M/s Boston Scientific India Private Limited Versus CST, Delhi-IV, Gurgaon)

ST: Refund claim filed electronically within prescribed time later submitted in physical form – refund cannot be rejected on the ground of time bar – M/s Boston Scientific India Private Limited Vs CST, Delhi-IV, Gurgaon (2016 (10) TMI 281 – CESTAT Chandigarh)

VAT & ST: Principle of lifting of the corporate veil – recovery of duty / tax from the director cannot be made merely on the basis of allegation – The test of fraudulent conduct not satisfied so as to attract the principle of lifting of corporate veil – Shri Harbhajan Singh Vs C.T.T., U.P. Lucknow (2016 (10) TMI 260 – Allahabad High Court)

DVAT: Circular No.15 of 2016-17 relating to disposal of refunds in the stipulated time stands withdrawn and shall be considered void ab initio – Circular No.16/2016-17.

ST: Service for loading goods by the contractor on weight basis – the activity of loading/unloading cannot be termed as supply of Manpower Recruitment Agency Service – M/s Radiant Textiles Ltd. Versus CCE, Chandigarh-II (2016 (10) TMI 242 – CESTAT Chandigarh)

DVAT refunds to be disposed in the stipulated time period – Circular No.15/2016-2017, dt.03.10.2016

ST: Classification of service – credit rating activity – the advisory service provided by the appellant does not fall under the category of Management Consultancy Service however it is correctly classifiable under Banking and Other Financial Services – M/s CRISIL Ltd. Versus Commissioner of Central Excise, Thane (2016 (10) TMI 390 – CESTAT Mumbai)

ED: Area based exemption- if the exemption is extended to one unit the change in ownership would not jeopardize the admissibility of exemption – M/s. Khurana Oleo Chemicals Vs CCE, Chandigarh (2016 (10) TMI 382 – CESTAT Chandigarh)

VAT & ST: Input tax credit – whether the Hon ble Tribunal was justified in rejecting the claim of the assessee for the Input Tax Credit even though such purchases are not disqualified as per Schedule- E attached to the Haryana VAT Act 2003 – Held NO -Modern Dairies Ltd. Vs State of Haryana and another (2016 (10) TMI 374 – Punjab & Haryana High Court)

MCA UPDATE:

After taking the bold initiative by coming up with SPICe, now MCA has notified that e-Form INC-29 (Integrated Incorporation Form) will be withdrawn w.e.f. 1st November, 2016.

Accordingly, e-Form INC-29 will no longer be available on the MCA21 portal and stakeholders will not be able to file any previously downloaded versions from this date. Stakeholders are requested to plan accordingly and use SPICe (Simplified Proforma for Incorporating Company electronically), INC-2 (One Person Company), or INC-7 (Incorporation of Company) e-Forms, as applicable for incorporation of Companies under the Companies Act, 2013. MCA had recently released SPICe forms where the entire process of incorporation was made electronic.

SEBI UPDATE:

SEBI in its  Circular stated that exclusively listed companies (ELCs) on the Dissemination Board will be required to exercise one of the two options — either raise capital for listing on nation-wide stock exchanges or exit from the dissemination board.

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

Acceptance is a great quality that we need to possess because life never accepts how we  are  but we need to accept how life is.

Always have a successful exit than a favorable entrance. Because, what matters is not being clapped when we arrive but being remembered when we leave .

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE OCT 12, 2016

CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE OCT 12, 2016

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Direct Tax:-

CBDT has issued the Income Tax (24th Amendment) Rules, 2016 vide Notification No. 89/2016 dated 4/10/2016.These rules are regarding expenditure for obtaining right to use spectrum for telecommunication services.

CBDT has issued the Income Tax (25th  Amendment) Rules, 2016 vide Notification No. 90/2016 dated 5/10/2016.Form No. 68 notified to get immunity from penalty for underreporting and misreporting of income.CBDT also insert the rule 129 and Form no. 68.

CBDT has issued the Income Tax (26th  Amendment) Rules, 2016 vide Notification No. 91/2016 dated 06/10/2016.CBDT notified rules for allowability of Spectrum license fee paid by TeleCos.

IT: Transaction of shares – nature of income – business income or capital gain – magnitude of transactions carried out by the assessee in our view should not be very material in coming to the conclusion that income in question is income from business – Shree Padmasagar Exports Pvt. Ltd. Vs CIT, Cir-5, Kol (2016 (10) TMI 320 – ITAT Kolkata)

IT: Validity of reopening of assessment – Revenue in the instant case has come to the conclusive finding which attained finality that the transactions of purchase of shares are sham and bogus transactions camouflaged with an intention to evade taxes – Ratnakar M. Pujari Vs ITO, W-25(3)(3), Mumbai (2016 (10) TMI 316 – ITAT Mumbai)

 Indirect Tax:-

Principle of lifting of the corporate veil – recovery of duty / tax from the director cannot be made merely on the basis of allegation . The test of fraudulent conduct not satisfied so as to attract the principle of lifting of corporate veil.High Court -VAT and Sales Tax.( Shri Harbhajan Singh Versus The Commissioner of Trade Tax, U.P. Lucknow)

 The petitioner cannot seek for cross examination of the officer who gave the report – the contention raised by the petitioner that they have to be permitted to cross examine the Chemical Examiner of the Central Laboratory is a misconceived plea – High Court – Customs-(M/s. Visal Lubetech Corporation, P. Karthikeyan Versus The Additional Commissioner of Customs)

ST: Suo motu adjustment of excess payment of service tax made in October 2008 with subsequent service liability – procedural violation – demand of service tax of the said amount is not sustainable – ONGC Ltd. Vs CCEC&ST, Surat-II (2016 (10) TMI 307 – CESTAT Ahmedabad)

FAQ on Company Law:

Query: One of the director of our client company died in the car accident who was one director of only TWO Directors Company. Kindly tell us the procedure to fill the casual vacancy so arose as immediately as possible as the company as a whole is suffering due to this.

Answer: As per Section -161 of the Companies Act 2013, the articles of company confer on its Board of Directors the power to appoint any person, other than a person who fails to get appointed as a director in general meeting, as an additional director at any time who shall hold office upto the date of AGM or the last date on which AGM should have been held, whichever is earlier.

So, additional director can be appointed by the remaining director of the company  who shall hold office upto the date of AGM  & thus is required to be regularized in the forthcoming AGM of the company.

Query: Whether the members of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India are exempted from obtaining registration under Investment Adviser Regulations?

Answer: Members of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India who provide investment advice to their clients incidental to their professional services are exempted from obtaining registration under IA Regulations. For example :- An advice by a professional CA as a tax consultant to his tax client for investing in ELSS in the course of tax planning will be treated as incidental to his profession as a tax consultant. However, if they are engaged in providing investment advisory services in securities as an activity or business to clients or investors which is not incidental to their main activity then they are required to get registration as an investment adviser.

ICAI Updates:-

The Council, at its 359th meeting, held on September 16-17, 2016, has decided to withdraw the Guidance Notes on Availability of Revaluation Reserve for Issue of Bonus Shares[GN(A) 9 (Issued 1994)] and Guidance Notes on Accounting for Fringe Benefits Tax[GN(A) 20 (Issued 2005)] dated on 07/10/2016.

Application Guide on the Provisions of Schedule II to the Companies Act, 2013 is no longer effective as the Guidance Note on Accounting for Depreciation in Companies in the context of Schedule II to the Companies Act, 2013 has been issued.

SEBI UPDATE:

SEBI proposed a Consultative Paper titled ‘Corporate Governance Issues in Compensation Agreements’ to review the disclosure requirements under SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015.

ED: 10 OCT 2016 is the Last date for filing of Excise return in form ER-1 for the m/o SEP’ 2016.

GST update:

Under GST Reverse charge provisions will be applicable in case of both goods & services in case of specified supplies and assessees.

Under GST In case of advance payment received from purchaser, pay tax proportionately and not on total amount of supplies to be made.

Under GST registration certificate issued to casual or non-resident dealer is valid for 90 days. Extension by another 90 days, on request.

 Key Dates:

ER-1 return for non ssi assessee for the month of September-10/10/2016

ER-2 return for EOUs for month of September-10/10/2016

Submission of ER-3 return by SSi unit for September quarter-10/10/2016

An error becomes a mistake only when we refuse to accept and correct it.

May your troubles burst away like the fireworks and your happiness be multiple ten times, Happy Dussehra to you and your Family.”

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