Important Updates on the reduction compliance obligation under Atmanirbhar Scheme:

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

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

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

1. MGNREGA Scheme 

Total budget was Rs 61,000 crores

• The extra Rs 40,000 crores allotted

2. HEALTH’s

• Setting up the public system

• Block all districts to avoid infectious diseases

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

3. EDUCATION-driven technology

• PM e-Vidya multi-mode control system

• One-nation interactive school under DIKSHA for school education

• One-year Television channel for each class;

• Extensive use of radios

• Special e-content for children of Divyang

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

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

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

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

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

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

E.    Compounding by ROC

F.    Direct listing in foreign destinations

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

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

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

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

 5. State seeks to decriminalize losses under the Companies Act

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

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

 6. Simplify of doing business for companies

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

All industries are now open to private parties

7. Fresh Public Sector Business Strategy

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

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

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

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

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

• The PSEs should be privatized in other industries.

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

 8. Policy management and services

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

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

1. One Nation One Ration Card,

2. Ease of Doing Business,

3. Power distribution,

4. Urban local body revenues.

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

• Unconditional 0.50 percent rise

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

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

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Key points to the new formation of a company in India in ‘SPICE+’

New company Regulations Under Form SPICe Plus for the company incorporation in India

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SPICe+ Simplification Company Formation process in India

Spice+ is a modern web-based form instead of the Spice form. MCA also introduced a new web-based form spice+ and extra authentication along with the form to make the company’s incorporation process simpler. The business will also apply for EPFO / ESI, GST numbers as well as this single window form. It is compulsory for all businesses in compliance with the Guidelines of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs on the issue of PAN, TAN, EPFO, ESIC, Qualified Tax (Maharashtra) and the opening of the bank account.

 Key Points to be recognized with respect to the company’s formation in India i.e ‘SPICE+’

  1. Both forms (Incorporation, AOA, MOA, AGILE-PRO) have to be filled out in a web-based facility and then copied, digitally signed and posted as before.
  2. “Check Form,” “Pre-Scrutiny” to be performed on a web-based database, so no modifications can be made to the downloaded files.
  3. “INC-9” (declaration by first subscriber) must always be submitted by a web-based facility only.
  4. “AGILE-PRO” is to be digitally signed only by a person who has signed the “Spice+” form and no other director will sign the same form.
  5. If you continue to apply for “Name Reservation” first, you should opt for 2 Proposed Names otherwise you might also proceed to the “Name with Incorporation” facility and then you can only propose One Name
  6. The GSTIN status applied through AGILE-PRO can be checked at the GST Portal from the MCA Forms SRN.
  7. Companies that enroll ESI and PF inside the SPICE+ package do not require compliance with the ESI and PF laws until the deadline for application is set.

Available features of “SPICe Plus Form” at MCA

Recently, the government has published the full significant features of the SPICe Plus form (SPICe+) in order to make clear the value of the form as well as the campaign for good visibility. SPICe Plus form (MCA Form SPICe+) is said to devote 10 services across 3 central government ministries and departments (Ministry of Labor & Department of Revenue in the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Corporate Affairs). The new SPICe form is said to save precious time and procedure for the management of the individuals concerned and has been introduced with all existing companies since 23 February.

Emergence to the web-based SPICe + MCA Filing Form

SPICe+ Online form is a post-login system and current registered users will need to sign in to their account using their credentials. New users must first build a login account before using the service.

Apart from being an improved variant of the current SPICe, the form is capable of fulfilling multiple requirements such as name reservation, inclusion, DIN distribution, compulsory issue of PAN, TAN, EPFO, ESIC, qualified tax (Maharashtra) and bank account opening. You can also buy the GSTIN through the SPICe+ form.

Now the Reserve Special Name of RUN is only significant if the corporation wishes to replace its existing name with a new one.

MCA SPICe INC 32 V / S SPICe Plus

SPICe INC 32 – Single Code Helps:

  • Name reservation

  • Incorporation of a new company
  • Applying for Director Identity Number (DIN) designation

Form SPICe+ (SPICe Plus) – A Single Application Helps in:

  1. Name reservation
  2. Incorporation of a new company
  3. Applying for DIN allotment]
  4. Profession Tax (Maharashtra)
  5. Bank Account Opening
  6. TAN
  7. EPFO
  8. ESIC
  9. GSTIN

Features of SPICe+ make Simplification New Company Formation process in India

  • SPICe+ would be an integrated Web Form.
  • SPICe+ would have two parts viz.: Part A-for Name reservation for new companies and Part B offering a bouquet of services viz.
    (i) Incorporation
    (ii) DIN allotment
    (iii) Mandatory issue of PAN
    (iv) Mandatory issue of TAN
    (v) Mandatory issue of EPFO registration
    (vi) Mandatory issue of ESIC registration
    (vii) Mandatory issue of Profession Tax registration(Maharashtra)
    (viii) Mandatory Opening of Bank Account for the Company and
    (ix) Allotment of GSTIN (if so applied for).
  • Readers may choose whether to submit Part-A for reserve of a name first and then submit Part B for incorporation & other services or file Parts A and B together in one go for the incorporation of a new company and the use of a range of services as defined above.
  • A modern and user-friendly front-office interface for client integration applications (SPICe+ and related forms as applicable) is being developed.
  • Applications for incorporation (Part B) after name reservation (Part A) can be submitted as a streamlined phase in the continuation of Section A of SPICe+. Stakeholders will not be required to enter the approved name SRN as the approved name will be prominently displayed on the Dashboard and a click on it will take the user to continue the application via a hyperlink that will be available on the SRN / application number in the new dashboard.
  • Resubmission of applications for business name reservation and/or registration shall now be done by means of the form number / Name applied for on the new dashboard.
  • From 15 February 2020 onwards, the RUN service will only refer to the ‘change of name’ of an established company. 8. The new web form will allow on-screen file and validation of real-time data for the transparent incorporation of corporations.
  • The approved name and related incorporation information as set out in Part A will be immediately pre-filled in all linked forms, including AGILE-PRO, eMoA, eAoA, URC1, INC-9 (as applicable)
  • In order to ensure ease of processing, SPICe+ will be divided into various parts.
  • Information once entered can be saved and modified.
  • All Check Form and Pre-Scrutiny Validations (except DSC Validation) must take place on the web page itself.
  • After the SPICe+ has been filled in with all the necessary information, the same will have to be translated to a PDF file, with only a click of the mouse button, to show the DSCs.
  • All digitally signed documents will then be submitted along with the related forms as part of the current procedure.
  • Changes/modifications to SPICe+ (even after creating pdf and affixing DSCs) can also be rendered by modifying the same web form code that has been saved, producing and uploading modified PDFs to DSCs.
  • DSC authentication and other validations must take place at Upload Stage.
  • Enrollment for EPFO and ESIC shall be compulsory for all new companies established as of 15 February 2020 and no EPFO & ESIC registry numbers shall be issued separately by the respective agencies.
  • register for professional tax is also compulsory for all startup companies incorporated in the State of Maharashtra as of 15 February 2020.
  • All startups incorporated through SPICe+ (we.e.f. 15 February 2020) would also be required to obey for the establishment of the bank account of the company through the secure website linked to AGILE-PRO.
  • The declaration of all subscribers and first directors in INC-9 shall be self-generated in PDF format and shall only be submitted in electronic form in all cases, except where:
    • The overall number of subscribers and/or directors is more than 20 and/or more than 20.
    • Any such subscriber and/or director shall have neither DIN nor PAN.

Note: New companies formed by SPICe+ and thus acquired EPFO / ESI number would only have to file legal returns if they exceed the thresholds set by the applicable Laws.

Thus, we can state that New company Laws regulation under the SPICe Plus form easy for the company to be registered in India. 8. Concluding The EODB steps taken by the Government over the last few years have substantially accelerated the process of business incorporation. Their aim of a smooth and simple process is gradually becoming a reality. That, in the past, was a tiring process requiring months of work and labor. However, by making the best possible use of technology, a company can now be incorporated in a couple of days, making millions of dreams a truth in an hour’s time.

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE MARCH 21, 2017

Professional Update For the Day:

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Direct Tax:

Bombay court held that TDS cannot be Adjusted against Tax payable under VDIS, 1997Earnest Business Services Pvt.  Ltd., Vs The Commissioner  of Income  Tax (Bombay High Court)

ITAT Delhi held that Capital gains on transfer by a foreign company of shares in another foreign company holding assets in India is taxable in India Cairn U K Holdings Limited V DCIT (International Taxation) (ITAT Delhi)

CBDT has asked its field formations to concentrate on recoveries of arrears and pending tax demands in the remaining two weeks of the fiscal.

W.e.f. 01.04.2017, Cash transactions above Rs 3 lakhs to be done through banking channels only. Budget 2017.

Income tax department released a list of 29 entities owing Rs 448.02 crore in *taxes as part of its strategy to name and shame large defaulters.

CBDT has notified The Income Tax (2nd Amendment) Rules, 2017 which shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette. The Amendment has been made to provide new procedure and common application form for allotment of PAN and TAN.

The Income Tax Department has issued refunds amounting to Rs.1.42 lakh crore in the current fiscal so far, 41.5% higher than last year.

Indirect Tax:

HC finds no merit in writ petition, upholds confirmation of service tax demand against assessee thereby rejecting contention that show cause notice was issued without application of mind and in violation of law; Since the said notice had not been set aside by Court in earlier writ petition, being issued on the basis of cogent material and evidence, it was no longer open to assessee to complain about legality and validity thereof [TS-48-HC-2017(CAL)-ST]

CBEC clarified that the ‘Saree’ which has undergone further processing will be classifiable as ‘Saree’ under Chapter 50, 52 and 54 of the Central Excise Tariff Act, 1985 depending upon the material of the fabrics, and not as made-ups under Chapter 63 of the said Act Vide Circular No. 1054/03/2017-CX dated 15.03.2017. (Click here to view)

GST Update :

Cabinet approves CGST, IGST, UTGST & Compensation bills. Lok Sabha to pass them as Money Bills in Budget Session. No need for Rajya Sabha approval.

GST council is considering setting up a centralized assessment interface for service-oriented industries such as banking, telecom, insurance and information technology.

TDS to be deducted on basic amount & not on GST. Issue TDS certificate in 5 days of deposit of TDS. Late fee of 100 per day (Max 5000) (Sec 46).

DVAT Filing of online return for 3rd quarter of 2016-17 extension of period thereof up to 28-02-2017.

FAQ on GST: 

Query: Are there different valuation provisions for Goods and Services and CGST, SGST and IGST?

Answer:  No, section 15 is common for goods and services and all three taxes.

Query: Can composition scheme be availed if the taxable person effects inter state supplies?

Answer: No, composition scheme is applicable only if taxable person doesnot effects any inter state supplies.

 SEBI UPDATE :

The SEBI Board in its last meeting has taken various decisions to improve the facilities being offered to the stakeholders.

Other update :

ICAI membership last date for retrospective restoration of membership and COP removed during the year 2016-17 is 31st march, 2017.

ICAI new Fee: Annual Membership, COP and Restoration Fee. (Entrance Fee – ACA Rs.2000, FCA Rs.2500. Annual Membership Fee – ACA Rs.1500, FCA Rs.3000, COP Fee – ACA – Rs.3000, FCA Rs.4000. with effect from 1st April, 2017.).

Key Due Dates:

Important dates for 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

Return of TDS for dec quarter in DVAT 48 : 17:03:2017

E payment of DVAT & CST tax for Feb : 21:03:2017

Date of filing of DVAT Return in Form 16,17, and 48 for Q-3 , 2016-17 has been extended upto 31.03.2017 vide circular 28 dated 17.03.2017.

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

Failure is a great learning experience. Perhaps, a nature’s way to teach us something profound. Remember, failure is the fertilizer for success.

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RETURNS UNDER GOODS & SERVICES TAX :

RETURNS UNDER GST : EIGHT FORMS: GSTR-1 TO GSTR-8

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 GSTR-1

(Sales Register)

  • This is a sales register of goods and services
  • we can enter the details of sales and services there.
  • For each transaction it is important to classify the goods or services with his SAC or HSN code.
  • (Later on we will discuss abt SAC or HSN CODE)

 

 GSTR- 2

(Purchase Register)

  • This is a purchase register. Here we can enter the data of both purchase of service and goods.
  • In GSTR-2 the data of the goods purchase from register dealer including debit/credit note will automatically populated there as the respective dealers upload there sales register on due date. Due to this we can match our purchases against the sales register and the impact of this in current scenario where tax credit mismatch is hard to match and a time taking process, in GST there we will check our data as per seller return so mismatch issues will be solve easily
  • As well as here we will amend our purchase bill too as we received in earlier periods
  • Here a separate details information will be required for input service distributors
  • Due date of filling the return is 15th of the next month. But we can upload our data on daily, fortnight, weekly too. Soon the last date of return filing the workload should be lesser than before

 

GSTR-3

(Monthly Return Form)

  • In this GST return form maximum data of this return is auto populated from purchase and sales registers.  Only adjustment entries and challan information will enter after these entries
  • Here cash ledger (tax deposit in cash and TDS/ TCS) will made separately for CGST, SGST and IGST
  • Basically its looks like PLA register of Excise and Service tax

 

 GSTR-4

(Quarterly return for compounding dealers)

  • For those compounding dealers  assesses whose turnover is less than Rs. 50 lacs and there is no interstate transaction )
  • File return on and before 18th of the month after the quarter
  • In this return, data will be automatically populated after filing of GSTR-1

 GSTR-5

(Return file by the Non-Resident)

  • This will be a monthly return filed by the non –resident within 18th day after end of the month and within the 7 days after expiry of registration ( plz refer registration rule or will be shared with u later on)
  • In this return HSN/SAC code should be mention because these are classify the transaction as a sales and purchase of goods and services

  GSTR-6

(Return for Input Service Distributor)

  • This return will be filed by the Input Service Distributors within 15 days after end of the month
  • In this return form input service distribution ledger will be maintained. In this ledger credit of CGST, SGST, IGST  will maintain separately of each tax amount

GSTR-7

(TDS Return)

  • Tax deductor will be liable to file this TDS return within the 10 days after end of the month
  • This return form is almost similar to TDS return of income tax (26Q/24Q etc) as in this return deductee information and transaction information is mention with the related challan in which the TDS amount is paid to department

 GSTR-8

(Annual Return)

  • This return form will be filed on or before 31st December of the next financial year
  • In this return the total annual returns information will be matched by the department with the monthly /quarterly return filled by the assesse
  • In this return auditors information will submitted
  • In this return all the transaction will bifurcated within goods and services. This bifurcation should be match with the HSN/SAC code given by the assessee in his monthly/ quarterly return

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GST RATE IN COUNTRIES

ABOUT GST RATE IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES:

Are-you-ready-for-GST-in-Malaysia-2The combined GST rate is being discussed by government. The rate is expected around 18% to 22%. After the Total GST Rate is arrived at, the States and the Centre will decide on the CGST and SGST rates.

GST Rates on Goods & Services  – to be based on Revenue Neutral Rate (RNR) There will be Four rates:

Merit rate for essential goods and services,

Standard rate for goods and services in general,

Special rate for precious metals, &

NIL rate

Current Rate of GST in some other countries are :

🏻Australia 10%,

🏻France 19.60%,

🏻Canada 5%,

🏻Germany 19%,

🏻Japan 8%,

🏻Singapore 7%,

🏻Sweden 25%,

🏻New Zealand 15% &

🏻Pakistan17%

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE AUG 11, 2016

Professional Update For the Day:

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DIRECT TAX:

  • Gujarat High Court held thatTDS u/s 194LA – The buildings do not form part of the agricultural lands or at any rate have not been shown to be in the nature of small farm houses or go downs for agricultural operations. The Tribunal therefore, committed an error in reversing the orders of the revenue authorities with respect to the applicability of section 194LA qua the compensation for the buildings –[Gujarat High Court in case of [CIT (TDS) Vs. Special Land Acquisition Officer]
  • Roads and boundaries, railway sidings, jetty pire, bouys, mooring and navigation structure can be considered as plant and machinery for the purpose of granting of depreciation under Sec. 32– [Gujarat High Court in case of [CIT Vs. Kandla Port Trust] ]

INDIRECT TAX:

  • CESTAT grants exemption benefit under Notification No. 21/2002-Cus on import of heavy duty crane cum pipe laying ship, notes that said Notification exempts goods required in connection with petroleum operations undertaken under petroleum exploration licenses or mining leases, as granted by the Govt. of India to ONGC or OIL on nomination basis[TS-305-CESTAT-2016-CUST]
  • CESTAT sets aside order which rejected service tax exemption under Notification 4/2004-ST to assessee for logistic services rendered to SEZ unit on the ground that services were not consumed within the Zone [TS-300-CESTAT-2016-ST]

COMPANY LAW:

MCA Update: Amendment in Incorporation Rules dated 27.07.2016. Ministry of Corporate Affairs has issued a notification dated 27th July, 2016 to amend Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2016. Following are the major amendments mentioned in the Notification:

  1. Subscription Sheet of Incorporation: Now, the type written or printed particulars of the subscribers and witnesses shall be allowed as if it is written by the subscriber and witness so long as they appends his or her signature or thumb impression.
  2. Proofs of Subscribers* : In case the subscriber is already holding a valid DIN, and theparticulars provided therein have been updated as on the date of application, and the declaration to this effect is given in the application, the proof of identity and residence need not be attached.
  1. Form INC-10 is omitted.: Now, no need to attach Form INC-10 in Incorporation application.
  2. Publication of name by Company: Every company which has a website for conducting online business or otherwise, shall disclose/publish its name, address of its registered office, CIN, etc. on the landing/home page of the said website.
  3. Shifting of RO from One state to another:
  4. NOC from RBI to be attached with Form INC-23, in case Company is registered NBFC.
  5. In case of Listed Company, now no need to serve notice alongwith copy of application to SEBI.

Copy of notification can be accessed at below link:

http://www.mca.gov.in/Ministry/pdf/CompaniesThridAmendementRules_28072016.pdf

OTHER UPDATE  –

FDI IN NBFCS

  • Yesterday, the Cabinet approved liberalization of foreign investment norms for the non-banking finance companies (NBFCs), in yet another measure aimed at improving the ease of doing business.
  • At present, only investments in 18 specified NBFC activities are permitted under the automatic route.
  • Foreign investment (FDI) in all NBFC activities can now come under the automatic route provided they are regulated by any of the financial sector regulators.
  • Entities not regulated by any of the regulators will need approval from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB).
  • The Cabinet also did away with minimum capital requirements, saying that such requirements are already imposed by regulators.

Key Dates:

  • Extension to 29.10.2016, of Last Date of filing of e-forms AOC-4 , AOC-4 XBRL, AOC-4 (CFS), & MGT-7. Circular No.08/2016 Dated 29.07.2016.
  • Public Servants Annual Assets Liabilities Return Filing due date extended to 31.12.2016
  • 15-08-16 is the last date for Issue of TDS certificates in form 16A for quarter ended 30-6-16 by all deductors.
  • Be honest when in trouble, be simple when in wealth, be polite when in authority and be silent when in anger.
  • “People Reach great heights in life only if they have great depth. The tallest building has the strongest foundation.”
  • Don’t find fault, find a remedy.     -Henry Ford

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE Aug 10, 2016

Professional Update For the Day:

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DIRECT TAX:

  • Gujarat High Court allows  Interest u/s 244A on principal claim of refund of tax – AO has not made out the case of delay in refund for any period attributable to the assessee disentitling for interest – officer has no escape from granting interest to the assessee in terms of section 244A(1)(a) of the Act .     [ Gujarat High Court in case of [Ajanta Manufacturing Limited Vs. DCIT]
  • Delhi High Court in the below citied case held that Section 80IA(2A): As the words “derived from” are absent, there is no requirement to prove “first degree nexus” of the receipts with the eligible business. All receipts of the undertaking are eligible for 100% deduction. (Pr. CIT vs. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (Delhi High Court)

Indirect Tax:

  • CESTAT NEW DELHI Held that – Central Excise Cenvat credit – availability – duty paid on various iron and steel items used for fabrication of capital goods – Held that – the issue stand covered by the recent decision of Hon ble High Court of Gujarat in the case of Mundra Ports & Special Economic Zone Ltd. vs. CCE & Cus 2015 (5) TMI 663 – GUJARAT HIGH COURT and by the precedent decision of same assessees case. Therefore, in any case, even if the said items are held to be used as supporting structures, the cenvat credit cannot be denied. (Commissioner of Central Excise Versus M/s. Monnet Ispat & Energy Ltd. – 2016 (8) TMI 349 – CESTAT NEW DELHI)

FAQ on Company Law:

  • Query:   We have a query regarding the regularization of Additional director in a Private Limited Company. We want to change designation of a person from additional director to Director Are we required to re appoint him as the  Director in the Annual General Meeting of the Company as he is suppose to retire in the ensuing Annual General Meeting or else. Please advise us that how can we change his designation from additional director to Director?

Answer:  You shall have to convene an Extra ordinary General meeting of the Company or you may regularize him in the ensuing Annual General Meeting also, for the purpose. Thereafter, you need to file Form DIR-12 and purpose selected should be “Change in Designation” and attach the copy of Resolution passed in the General Meeting of the Company with the Form.

OTHER UPDATE :

  • Co-operative bank is also a banking company; not liable to pay tax on NPA interest on accrual basis Principal Commissioner of Income-tax-5 v. Shri Mahila Sewa Sahakari Bank Ltd. [2016] 72 taxmann.com 117 (Gujarat)
  • Provision made by insurer for IBNR claims held as ascertained liability as it was made on basis of scientific method Deputy Commissioner of Income-tax, Circle-6, Kolkata v. National Insurance Co. Ltd. [2016] 72 taxmann.com 116 (Kolkata – Trib.)
Key Dates:
 ·         Extension to 29.10.2016, of Last Date of filing of e-forms AOC-4 , AOC-4 XBRL, AOC-4 (CFS), & MGT-7. Circular No.08/2016 Dated 29.07.2016.
·         Public Servants Annual Assets Liabilities Return Filing due date extended to 31.12.2016
·         15-08-16 is the last date for Issue of TDS certificates in form 16A for quarter ended 30-6-16 by all deductors.
·         Excise return in form ER-1 for NON SSI assessee for the month of July: 10/08/2016
·         Return by EOU in the ER-2 form for the month of July-10/08/2016
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THE GST BILL ADOPTED BY THE RAJYA SABHA & LOKE SABHA

THE GST BILL ADOPTED BY THE RAJYA SABHA & LOKE SABHA

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KEEPING GST RATE FIXED AT 18% AND BRINGING GST AS A FINANCIAL BILL AND NOT MONEY BILLS,

After a long period of histrionics and haggling, the Goods and Services tax(GST) bill was finally passed in the Rajya Sabha & Loke Sabha by amending the constitution which can be considered as a historic day in the Rajya Sabha and leter on in Loke Sabha. This would pave the way for the “one country, one tax” concept.

With all the parties pledging support except for the AIADMK, the Rajya Sabha has passed GST which is a constitutional amendment by taking in two thirds of majority. The amendments kept forward by the finance minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley were also taken into consideration. The bill shall now be sent back to the lower house for its approval.

This constitutional amendment of GST shall now enable both central and the state governments to levy the GST simultaneously,which shall subsume all the indirect taxes which are currently levied inclusive of service tax and excise duties. Rather than on production, it will now be levied on the basis of consumption.

The GST Bill amendments adopted by the Rajya Sabha last week were unanimously passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday 10 Aug 2016.

Two important components:

The GST will include 2 components in reference to the federal structure of our country: the State GST(SGST) and the Central GST(CGST).

The shift from various indirect taxes to the GST Regime will now lead to a seamless and a uniform market across India. GST will boost (increase) growth rates,check evasion and will bring into force a uniform rate said the Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley while he initiated the debate.

Mr. Chidambaram, the lead speaker of the Congress party made it very clear that main opposition party shall support long pending GST Bill on the condition that the government would give an assurance on 2 important things: Keeping the GST rate fixed at 18% in the ongoing subsequent legislation for roll-out of GST and bringing GST as a financial bill and not money bills, to which the Rajya Sabha will vote on and not just discuss.

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Impact of GST on Real Estate Industries of INDIA

What is the impact of GST on real estate industries of INDIA?

gstThe introduction of GST would enhance attractions of other countries towards India as the investment destination through encouraging easier operations and higher transparency especially in property deals. In short term basis, the warehousing segment and industrial property shall be the most beneficial sectors of GST Adoption. However nothing can be firmly said if adoption of GST system will definitely bring the prices down in residential and commercial segments as sales of immovable property on which stamp duty continues to apply is outside the ambit of GST.

POSITIVE- IMPACT OF GST ON WAREHOUSING AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY

As said earlier, in short run, the warehousing and industrial property sector shall be the prime beneficiary of Adoption of GST. The decision of establishing a warehouse shall no longer be on the base of tax arbitrage. It will be based on achievement of solving the optimal logistics. This will reduce the number of octroi checkpoints leading to considerable reduction in transportation time. Further, the Logistics companies shall look forward to establish large warehouses located on transit corridors.

We can therefore see the development of spoke and hub system in the warehousing, the spokes being on feeder lines and hubs on the transit corridors. We thus are expecting the nation to become a massive large market by cost of products being brought down. Further, the recent Modi government initiatives like 100% FDI in e-commerce sector and “Make in India” shall also boost the warehousing and manufacturing sector. Various international players like E-bay and Amazon have entered Indian markets already and have started to occupy large spaces in warehouses to gain their share in the E-commerce industry.

Neutral- Impact of GST on commercial property

Commercial leasing makes up for the larger portion of commercial property business in our country. Currently, commercial property leasing is considered as a service under finance act,1994 and is thus is taxed as per service tax. The service tax being applicable at 15%. After the introduction of GST, it is assumed that this treatment shall remain unchanged and commercial property leasing will be subject to GST. The negative or the positive impact is primarily dependable on the GST rate which is applicable. Moreover, adding to this is the ambiguity about availability of GST tax credit which is paid on the procurement of services and goods during the phase of construction.

Neutral- Impact of GST on residential property

The impact of GST on the residential property sectors cannot be decided precisely as it is too early to comment. We have briefly analysed the effects of GST on 3 types of transactions of residential property, being, residential property leasing, sale of property which is under construction and sale of immovable property which is completed:

  1. Residential property leasing is currently not subject to service tax. This treatment is more likely to remain unchanged under GST Regime too.
  2. Sale of property which is under construction shall be covered under GST Regime. However, in present times it looks like there wouldn’t be much difference besides the fact being all forms of indirect taxes shall be clubbed under one single heading. Some benefit can be expected only if GST tax credit will be made available for developers for GST paid on services and goods.
  3. The sale of immovable property which is completed will in no way be impacted by GST as these transactions are outside the ambit of GST. On these transactions, stamp duty shall be made payable.

To conclude it, we can expect the GST to increase(boost) the overall demand on real estate, especially on warehousing and industrial sector, due to impact on economy being positive overall. From the perspective of cost, more precision is required on various transactions on the applicability of GST tax credits. The developers must be able to get overall credit for various taxes paid on inputs if proper application of mechanism of credit utilisation is made. This will eventually lead to reduce the overall cost.

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE AUG 9, 2016

Direct Tax:

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Kolkata ITAT allows assessee’s (cooperative bank) appeal against levy of penalty u/s 271FA for delay in furnishing annual information return (‘AIR’) u/s 285BA, accepts assessee’s “bonafide ignorance” of relevant provisions as sufficient cause for non-compliance.[TS-425-ITAT- 2016(Kol)]

Delhi High Court in the below citied case held that The payment made by the Petitioner to Steria France for the managerial services provided by the latter cannot be taxed as fee for technical services and are not liable to withholding of tax u/s 195.( Steria (India) Ltd. Vs. CIT & Anr.)

Fee charged by Finance Co. for collecting EMI from bank customers would be considered for sec. 36(viii) deduction. [Gruh Finance Ltd. v. Assistant Commissioner Income-tax, Circle-4, Ahmedabad]

No disallowance of ITC for mere technical defect in VAT invoice.[M/s Avdesh Tracks Private Limited vs. The State of Punjab and another (Punjab & Haryana High Court)]

NCLT has issued order to prescribed Rs. 200/- per inspection as the fee for inspection for the records as provided under Rule 114 of the NCLT Rules,2016

Only when a corresponding liability arises on the ONGC to pay up the accrued amount, the income will become taxable. [Deep Industries Limited vs Assistant Commissioner of  Income Tax, Circle-1-2016(8)TMI 225 – Gujarat High Court]

The assessee is eligible for the claim of depreciation u/s 32(1)(ii) on the amount of intangible assets acquired by it as per Business Transfer Agreement. [Grindwell Norton Ltd. vs Addl. CIT 1 (1) , Mumbai and Vice-Versa – 2016 (8) TMI 222 – ITAT MUMBAI]

 IT: MAT computation – deferred revenue expenditure is nothing but a window dressing and the authority should not be mislead or guided by the balance sheet which is prepared to satisfy the shareholders. It is the P&L a/c prepared on the basis of the books of accounts as contemplated in Part-II of Schedule-VI which should form and assist to find out what is the profit earned and on that profit tax is levied – CIT & Anr Vs. Karnataka Soaps & Detergents Ltd. (Supreme Court of India)

ITAT Chennai in the below citied case held that the mere sale of few pieces of lands here and there, now and then, irrespective of their value, as long as the said assets/lands did not lose the basic character of agricultural lands, does not constitute business activity for the assessee. (The DCIT, Corporate Circle 6 (1), Chennai Vs. Shri S. Amar Narayana Reddy)

Gujarat High court in the below cited case held that the Tribunal has rightly decide that the assessee is entitled for deduction under Section 801A of the Income Tax Act, 1961 without deducting the amount of subsidy given by the Government to the farmers and accordingly allowed the claim of the assessee .(CIT, Ahmedabad Vs. Kishan Discretionary Family Trust)

Indirect Tax:

Punjab and Haryana High Court held that no disallowance of ITC for mere technical defect in VAT invoice.( M/s Avdesh Tracks Private Limited vs. The State of Punjab and another

ST: Erection Commissioning or Installation Services – receipt of labour charges for installation and commissioning of GRP Pipes for various customers – The pipes that the respondent / assessee had to lay were not plant machinery or equipment – demand was rightly set aside – Addn.C.C.E. Vs. M/s Strategic Engineering Pvt. Ltd. (Madras High Court).

DVAT prescribes Delhi Sugam-2 (DS2) to be produced at check-post or barrier for bringing the goods in Delhi – Notification No.F.7(433)/Policy-II/VAT/2012/PF/1259-70, dt.08 JAN 2016.

DVAT specifies Conditions for downloading Central Statutory forms online – Notification No.F.3(556)/Policy/VAT/2015/1271-82, dt.08 JAN 2016.

Transportation services up to customer’s premises eligible for credit if transfer of title takes place therein-(Commissioner of Central Excise, Service Tax, Bengaluru-IV v. Ultra Tech Cement Ltd.)

Delhi HC sets aside order passed by Jt. Secretary to Govt. of India rejecting assessee’s revision application u/s 129DD of Customs Act, absent valid signature. It Rejected Revenue’s submission that it is consistent practice of Dept. of Revenue that only draft orders are signed by Adjudicating Authority and on that basis, certified copies of final orders are issued to parties and that the word ‘draft’ is mere appendage. [TS-299-HC-2016(DEL)-CUST]

Melting and converting old batteries into lead plates amounts to manufacture under UP VAT.( Shyam Behari Lal Keserwani v. Commissioner, U.P. Trade Tax, Lucknow)-[2016] 72  42 (Allahabad)

Normal mining exp. couldn’t be disallowed just because assessee was engaged in illegal mining.(Obulapuram Mining Company (P.) Ltd.hj v Deputy Commissioner of Income-tax, Central Circle-1 (3), Bangalore)

GST

ICAI releases BGM on Model GST Law- Order online https://goo.gl/NxX2n5 and download soft copy from www.idtc.icai.org

ICAI Updates:-

ICAI invites comments on any aspect of exposure draft of IND AS 102, share based payments, issued by the Accounting Board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India dated on 4/8/2016.

RBI Updates:-

RBI launched new website named “sachet” on Thursday, where information regarding entities that are allowed to accept deposits, lodge complaints, and share information regarding illegal acceptance of deposits by unscrupulous entities can be obtained.

SEBI clarified that in case an eligible seller does not receive the tender/offer form, he can participate in the delisting by providing the application in writing on plain paper, signed by the eligible seller, by introducing the issue in the FAQs on SEBI (Delisiting Of Equity Shares) Regulations, 2009

Key Dates:

  • Income tax department extends ITR-V verification deadline till 31 JAN 2016.
  • 10.08.16 is last date to file ER-1,2 & 6 for Excise returns by Non SSI assesses, EOUs,& by units paying duty of more than 1Cr respectively, for July 2016.
  • Excise return in form ER-1 for NON SSI assessee for the month of July: 10/08/2016
  • Return by EOU in the ER-2 form for the month of July-10/08/2016
  • Public Servants Annual Assets Liabilities Return Filing due date extended to 31.12.2016
  • 15-08-16 is the last date for Issue of TDS certificates in form 16A for quarter ended 30-6-16 by all deductors.

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