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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Essential key concepts Gift Taxation: Income Tax

Essential Key concepts Taxation on gifts

Gifts up to Rs 50,000 per year are exempt from tax in India. In addition, donations from particular relatives, such as parents , spouses and siblings, are also exempt from tax. Gifts are taxable in other cases. The gift tax in India falls under the Income Tax Act as there is no specific gift tax after the Gift Tax Act of 1958 was enacted in 1998.

In India, gifts are given on a number of occasions, such as celebrations such as Diwali, Holi, or the occasion of marriage, to express love for our loved ones. Nevertheless, gifts are now also used for tax planning reasons as, in multiple given to a specific, any amount of gifts received is exempt from tax. Some people whose gifts they got in their ITR claim that they’re still gifts obtained out of love and affection.

Even so, it’s not the right way, since donations are tax-exempt only in such specific circumstances or where they are obtained by particular persons. Non-disclosure of gifts could result in penalties of between 50 and 200 percent of the tax payable on the income attempted to be avoided.

  1. Gifts received from the employer

There are occasions when employers give the employee a present on a special occasion or to boost their productivity, or because they do well. An employee shall be liable for gifts received from the employer only if the value of such gift is equal to or greater than Rs. 5,000. Gifts below Rs. 5,000 in value within the financial year shall be excluded from vat. These gifts shall be taxable as perquisites under the Head of Salary Income.

  1. Gifts received from any other person;

Section 56(2)x) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 deals with the taxability of gifts received by a person, except the employer, throughout the year. This provision shall apply regardless of the status of the resident or of the class of assessee. The donor or donor can be an individual, a partnership business, LLP, a corporation, AOP, BOI, a cooperative society, or an artificial legal body, whether resident or non-resident.

Previous gifts from a resident to a non-resident are, even then, claimed to be non-taxable in India as the recipient used to claim that income does not accrue or arise in India. In order to make sure that the receipt of gifts is also taxed in the hands of non-residents, Section 9 has been amended by the Finance Act (No. 2), 2019, to provide that income is considered to have accrued or to have arisen in India as a result of the payment of gifts (exceeding Rs. 50,000) without adequate consideration by a resident to a non-resident. It does not provide proof of the taxability of the gift of the estate as referred to in Section 56(2)(x), inter-alias, immovable property, gold, securities, etc.

Therefore, after the amendment, it may be inferred that gifts in the nature of money in the hands of non-residents provided by resident persons would be paid in their hands, even though gifts of any other manner are also beyond the control of the Income Tax Act.

2.1. Gifts received in cash form

Where even a person receives any amount of money without consideration and the total value of that sum exceeds Rs. 50,000, the total aggregate value of that sum shall be taxed on the basis of capital income from other sources. For the determination of the threshold, the aggregate amount of receipt from different sources and persons throughout the year shall be considered.

2.2. Gifts obtained in the form of real estate

Immovable property received by the assessee for the year, either without consideration or for lack of consideration, shall be deemed to have been income in his hands and to have been taxable in that year if the receipt is within a period of time.

  • If the immovable property is received without consideration as well as the stamp duty value of the property reaches Rs. 50,000, the stamp duty value of the immovable property shall be liable to tax.
  • If an immovable property is obtained for payment far less than the stamp duty value, the discrepancy between the stamp duty value and the compensation shall be taxable if the difference meets the above two limits: Rs . 50,000; or 10% of the consideration

For all cases, the cap of Rs. 50,000 shall be reviewed for each transaction and not for all transactions as a whole.

2.3. Gifts received in the form of Movable Goods

Movable property as described in the Act shall include any property in the form of shares and stocks, jewels, historical artifacts, sketches, portraits, sculptures, any work of art, or bullion. In which the transaction includes any other movable property, such as car furniture, the excess consideration for the fair market value shall not be taxed. In this case, the deemed income shall be calculated as follows given way :

If any property is obtained without regard and the total fair market value of it reaches Rs. 50,000, the entire fair market value of such property shall be paid.

3. Gifts Exempt

I Upon the occurrence of a specified incident
  • On the occasion of marriage of an individual
  • By will or by means of inheritance
  • Considering the death of the payer or of the donor.
II Due to the status of the Doner
  • The gift is to be accepted from any specified relative;
  • Gifts obtained by any local authority;
  • Gifts earned from any fund or foundation or university or other educational institution or hospital or medical institution or from any trust or institution referred to in Section 10(23C);
  • Gift received from any trust or institution registered under section 12A/12AA/12AB[2];
  • Gift obtained by an person from a trust formed or established exclusively for the benefit of the relative of the recipient.
III. Owing to the position of the Donee
  • Gifts shall be handled by any trust or institution registered under section 12A/12AA/12AB2;
  • a certain fund or trust or institution, or any university or other educational institution, or any hospital or medical institution referred to in Section 10(23C)(iv)/(v)/(vi)/(via).
IV Due to transactions not considered to be a transfer
  • Any distribution of capital assets to the full or partial division of the HUF[Section 47(i)]
  • the transfer of capital assets by an Indian parent company to its subsidiary company;
  • Transfer of a capital asset to a merger, demerger or company reorganization scheme such that the requirements laid down in Section 47(vi) to Section 47(vii) are fulfilled.
V Other class of persons who have been notified
  • Immovable property acquired by a citizen of an illegitimate colony in the NCT of Delhi, pursuant to the requirement that such transaction must be regularized by the Central Government on the basis of the most current power of attorney, the selling document, the will, etc.
  1. The first and only manner to save the tax via a gift

The alternative tax can be saved is by offering gifts to your parents or legitimate guardians or to a kid who is a major. Nonetheless, when you contribute the sum, your taxable income stays the same. However, the interest they earn from other products by continuing to invest these funds becomes their own income. So, presuming that their income is lower, you can rest in peace knowing that the money is not going to be taxed.

Previously, so when long-term capital gains (LTCG) tax was effective, gift money can also be invested in a mutual fund or stock for 1 year and used as tax-free income. However, it is not feasible now as the LTCG tax has been reintroduced with effect from 1 April 2018.

  1. Are gifts, both in cash and kind, taxable?

Actually, all sorts of donations, including dollars, jewelry, real estate, paintings, or some other valuables, are taxable. However, if the amount of cash or the value of the gift in kind is less than Rs 50,000, the same amount would not be taxable.

Basic Understanding on TDS on Payments to Resident Contractors & Professionals: Section 194M, Form 26QD and FORM 16D

Basic Understanding on TDS on Payments to Resident Contractors & Professionals: Section 194M, Form 26QD, and FORM 16D

TDS on Payments to Resident Contractors

A new section 194 M has been introduced by the Finance Act, 2019. Pursuant to this clause, if the individual makes payments to contractors and practitioners above Rs. 50 Lakhs, the individual is allowed to subtract TDS at a rate of 5% from the amount payable to the resident deductee/payee. This provision applies to individuals and to HUFs who are not liable for tax audits. As announced by the Finance Minister on 14 May 2020 for FY 2020-21, the person is liable for the deduction of TDS at a rate of 3.75 percent.

TDS on payments to residential contractors and Professional Consultants

Under the new law of the TDS, i.e. Section 194J (TDS on Technical and Medical Services) and Section 194C (TDS on Contractors) Persons or HUFs not subject to audit were not entitled to deduct TDS irrespective of the volume of payment. This was the main reason for the introduction of section 194 M to cover non-audited individuals under the TDS.

Reason for the implementation of Section 194M

  • Section 194 M of the Finance Bill, 2019, allows for a tax-deductible at source on any money paid by an employee or HUF to a local contractor where the services are rendered for personal use. Therefore, this section refers both to personal and company payments.
  • Prior to the introduction of this section, there was no liability on the part of an individual or HUF to deduct tax at source in the situation referred to above.
  • Nor did the people or HUFs carrying on business or the practice (not subject to any audit) subtract any tax at source, even though the charge was made for commercial or technical purposes.
  • As a result of this loophole, a large amount of payment for contracted activities and consulting fees avoided the TDS levy, providing room for tax avoidance.

TDS rate under Section 194 M

  • The 5 percent TDS will be deducted under 194 M if the total amount paid to a resident exceeds Rs 50.00000 in a particular financial year.
  • In the case that the deductee’s PAN is not eligible, the TDS will be deducted at 20%.

What then is the time frame for depositing the TDS?

  • When any payment is made by or on behalf of the Government – the amount of the TDS will have to be paid to the Department on the day of payment.
  • Where any payment is made by any other person other than the government:

The TDS would have to be paid for:

  • If payment is rendered in March – on or before April 30 of the next financial year. For example, if the amount was paid in March 2020, the TDS will be deposited with the Department by 30 April 2020.
  • For every other month – within seven days from the end of the month in which the reduction is made. For example, if the payment had been charged in the month of September 2019, then the TDS would

The accompanying are the requirements for the deduction of TDS for payment to resident contractors and professionals above Rs. 50,00,000:

  1. It is applicable to all individuals or HUFs who make payments to resident contractors and professionals above Rs. 50,00,000.
  2. As per section 194 M, the individual or HUF that is required to have his books audited pursuant to section 44AD is not required to deduct tax under section 194M, they are covered by section 194J (TDS on Technical and Professional Services) and section 194C (TDS on Contractors)
  3. The payee must subtract TDS at the rate of 5 percent of the amount charged, in the event that no PAN is covered by the recipient, otherwise TDS is deductible at the rate of 20 percent up to the overall rent cap payable for the month of March or the last month of the lease, as the case may be. As announced by the Finance Minister on 14 May 2020 for FY 2020-21, the person is liable for the deduction of TDS at a rate of 3.75 percent.
  4. TDS shall be deducted only at the earliest of the following dates:
  • At the time of the payment of the sum, or
  • At the time of payment by cash or cheque or draft
  1. No TAN is required for that person to deduct and deposit the TDS to the Government
  2. The transaction is to be made by the individual using form 26QD, which is a call cum statement:
  • If the contractor’s work is not finished at the end of the financial year, apply Form 26QD within 30 days from the end of the fiscal year.
  • If the contractor work is between the financial year, file Form 26QD within 30 days from the end of the month when the contract/service is completed or terminated.
  1. If a person pays Rs. 50.00000 to more than one resident contractor or professional, then form 26QD shall be made twice a year for each contractor or professional, in other words, the tenant must submit form 26QB for each contractor or professional.
  2. In the case that the form needs to be submitted more than once, the invoice must also be made more than once, as a separate payment is to be made by each consultant or practitioner by their respective fees.
  3. If payment is made to a non-resident, the TDS is deductible under section 195.
  4. The entity deducting the TDS must apply the TDS certificate to the resident contractor or practitioners in Form 16B.

CBDT Has notified New TDS Return Filing Forms 26QD & 16D : 

  • Tax enforcement may be one of the most important factors for any form of business organization. It is also recommended that persons and corporations shall comply fully with the requirements of the Income Tax Act 1961. It is necessary to observe due dates for the payment of income tax deduction tax at source (TDS) in addition to the ITR filing as well as the TDS return filing. In this regard, 2 new TDS Return Filing e-forms have been introduced by the Income Tax Department, viz. Type 26QD and Type 16D.
  • Two New TDS Return Filing e-forms have been introduced by the Central Board of Direct Taxes, viz. Type 26QD and Type 16D.

What’s FORM 26QD?

  • Form 26QD is the TDS return reporting form for payments to resident contractors and practitioners 194M.
  • According to the CBDT notification, any tax deducted at source 194 M must be paid to the Central Government within 30 days from the end of the month in which the deduction was made. This deduction must be stated in the form 26QD of the Challan-cum-statement.

What is FORM 16D?

  • Form 16D is the TDS credential for reimbursement of the TDS u / s 194M.
  • According to the CBDT notification, from now on, all individuals who have to deduct tax u / s 194 M shall send a TDS certificate to the payer in Form 16D within 15 days from the due date for the TDS report filed in Form 26QD.

Details Required for Form 26QD: The CBDT had stated that individuals / HUFs making contractual or professional payments will be allowed to deduct TDS under section 194 M from the financial year 2019-20 (September 1st, 2019). TDS is deducted at 5% if the payment exceeds Rs. 50,000,000. And the TDS return for the same needs to be filed in Form 26QD. The payee will receive Form 16D as proof of the TDS deduction

  • Deductor / Payer PAN
  • Deductee / Paye PAN
  • Form of payment (work under contract/commission/brokerage or technical service charges)
  • Date of agreement/contract
  • Amount of payment
  • Number of certificates provided by the Assessment Officer pursuant to section 197 for non-deduction or lower deduction
  • Credit date
  • The TDS Rate
  • Payment details for TDS

Steps-How to fill out the form 26QD

  • Go to\
  • Click on the ‘E-Pay Tax’ button.
  • Click on ‘Continue to the NSDL website’
  • The next page will appear.
  • On Tab TDS on Contractor Payment Form 26QD.
  • Click the Proceed button.
  • Fill out the details.
  • Submit it.

Points to be recalled by the payer/deductor:

  • All individuals or HUFs (except those subject to audit pursuant to paragraph a and b of section 44AB) making payments to residents greater than 50.000.000 are liable to deduct TDS pursuant to section 194M.
  • Tax @ 5 percent to be deducted from the payment made to the payer.
  • Collect the Payee / Deductee Permanent Account Number (PAN) and verify the same with the original PAN card.
  • The Payee / Deductee PAN as well as the Payer / Deductor PAN should be made mandatory in the online form used to provide payment information.
  • Do not commit any mistake by citing the PAN or any other information in the online form. You will notify the Income Tax Department for the purpose of error correction.
  • Download and supply the TDS certificate in Form 16D from TRACES and give it to the Payee / Deductee within 15 days from the due date of receipt of the voucher in Form 26QD.

Points to be understood by the payer/deductee

  • Provide the Payer/Deductor with PAN to provide the Income Tax Department with information on TDS.
  • Verify the amount of taxes paid by the payer/deductor in the Form 26AS Annual Tax Declaration.
  • Insist on obtaining Form 16D from the Payer / Deductor that has been downloaded from the TRACES website only.
  • The Payee / Deductee may apply to the Assessing Officer under Section 197 to obtain a Nil or Lower TDS certificate in respect of the amount paid or payable to TDS under Section 194 M if his estimated tax liability is justified to the satisfaction of the Assessing Officer in issuing such a certificate.

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.


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.

Summary of Important Due date of July and Aug 2020


1 (2)

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:


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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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Professional Update for the Day:


Direct Tax:-

  • SC dismisses Revenue’s SLP challenging Bombay HC order quashing CIT’s order u/s 263 (revision proceedings) for AYs 2007-08 and 2008-09; CIT (A) had set aside assessment orders due to lack of sufficient enquiries by the AO in respect of the genuineness of the gifts received by the assessee (individual) while directing the AO to invoke Sec. 68 in case gifts are found to be non-genuine [TS-686-SC-2016]
  • Delhi ITAT held that Penalty can be imposed only on disproved claim of expenditure and not unproved claim of expenditure. Arun Duggal Vs. DCIT (ITAT Delhi)

Indirect Tax:-

  • Delhi High Court declared Rule 5A(2) of the Servcie Tax Rules, as amended, to the extent that it authorizes the officers of the Serviec Tax Department, the audit party deputed by a Comissioner  or the CAG to seek production of the documents mentioned therein on demand, as ultra virus the Finance Act and therefore, struck it down to that extent. Union of India Vs. Mega Cabs Pvt. Ltd. (Supreme Court)
  • Service tax dept. pulled up for unfair arrest of Make My Trip top officials; HC ordered tax refund Makemytrip (India) (P.) Ltd. v. Union of India [2016] (Delhi)

MCA Update:-

  • MCA vide Notification has issued an amended rules for Incorporation to make compulsory using of SPICE procedure for Incorporation of Companies wef 1.1.2017.

Other Update:-

Salient Points of Hon. PM’s speech:

  • Two new housing schemes for poor.
  1. Lower interest rates for urban housing Loans of less than 12lakhs.
  2. Lower interest rates for rural house development loans up to 2lakhs.
  • Farmers get 2 months of interest waiver on select crops.
  • 6000/- to be given to every pregnant woman.
  • FD interest to be min 8% for senior citizens for deposits up to 7.5lakhs.
  • Please use BHIM app.
  • Loan up to 2 CR with govt guarantee. No 3rd party guarantee required.
  • Only 6% of total revenue collected digitally will be assumed to be income as compared to present 8%.

Key Dates:-

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

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Professional Update For the Day:


Direct Tax:-

  • ITAT Delhi held that the Long-term capital gain earned by the assessee non resident on off market sale of shares of listed Indian Company is taxable @ 10% under the proviso to section 112 and proviso to section 112(1) does not state that an assessee, who avails benefit of the first proviso to section 48, is not entitled to the benefit of lower rate of tax at 10%. [DDIT Vs Mitsubishi Motors Corporation]

Indirect Tax:-

  • Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) has notified via notification no. 53/2016dated 19thDecember, 2016 to amend Service Tax Rules, 1994 so as to allow a person located in non taxable territory providing online information and database access or retrieval services to a non-assessee online recipient to issue online invoices not authenticated by means of a digital signature for a period upto 31st January, 2017.
  • CESTAT Mumbai held that CENVAT credit of goods and services used to build an immovable property can be availed when such property has been given on rent and service tax liability is discharged on such rent received. [Nirlon Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Central Excise].

ESIC Update:-

  • ESIC: Employees & Employers Contribution rate reduced to 1% & 3%.

Other Update:-

  • PAN mandatory if credit in your account after 9/11/2016 is more than Rs 2,00,000 including cheque credit/online transfer /cash deposit or credit by any other means and your account balance is more than Rs 5,00,000 then no debit transaction shall be allowed without PAN.
  • ICAI has asked the government to put in place a more transparent process in selecting auditors in banks, saying its demand is particularly relevant in the context of high probability of frauds in the lending institutions in the aftermath of demonetisation.

Key Dates:-

  • E- Payment of DVAT & CST for Nov: 21.12.2016.
  • Issue of DVAT Certificate for Deduction made in Nov: 22.12.2016.

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34Direct Tax:-

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

Indirect Tax:-

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

RBI Update

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

SEBI Update

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

MCA Update

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

GST Update

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


Returns Process and matching of Input Tax Credit

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

Other Update :

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

Key Dates:

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

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