Corporate and Professional Updates on 4th May 2019

Direct Tax Updates:

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  • CBDT released data that after clocking steep growth of 25% in the three years to FY18, the number of taxpayers filing income-tax e-returns saw a marginal contraction in FY19. In FY19, only 6.68 crore returns were filed online, 1% lower than 6.74 crore filed in FY18.
  • Income tax department has released the software utility in excel format for filing ITR2 for FY2018-19. It is to be used by individuals having capital gains or more than one house property but not by those individuals having income from business and profession.

Indirect Tax Updates:

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  • GSTR-9 is merely a compilation of data filed in GSTR-3B and GSTR-1. As per the instructions of the form GSTR-9, it is stated that information of outward supplies ‘may’ be derived from Form GSTR 1. Hence, so far as Outward supplies and tax payable in the annual return is concerned, the same are to be extracted from Form GSTR 1 only.

Other Updates:

  • Almost 1 million being evacuated as Cyclone Fani nears India
  • Samsung to make more in India, invest Rs 2,500 cr
  • PMO reviews 59-minute loan scheme, Rs 37,870 crore disbursed
  • CIL plans 530 mn tonnes of fuel for power plants in FY20
  • PNB Housing Finance to mop up $1 billion from foreign markets
  • Air traffic growth hits 5-yr low in FY19 at 11.6%; cargo at 6%
  • Amrapali’s lawyers given flats & penthouses: Forensic auditors to SC
  • Kamdhenu Ltd net profit up 43% to Rs 22 crore in FY19
  • Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate partners with Lokhandwala Infra.
  • NBFC crisis may push up borrowing costs for real estate developers
  • Centre’s tax revenue at Rs 13.2 trillion in FY19, missed target by 11%
  • Rs 7 trillion of corporate papers downgraded since start of IL&FS fiasco
  • Two-wheeler sales fall in April as makers avoid stockpiling at dealerships
  • Agritech start-up Ninjacart may tie up with supermarkets for groceries
  • Tata Power Q4 net profit drops 92%; declares dividend of Rs 1.30 per share
  • India again postpones US tariffs on high-value goods with eye on GSP
  • Govt plans to reduce GST rate and basic customs duty on gold
  • Chanda Kochhar misled RBI on $365 million loan to Essar group firm despite red flag.
  • Demonetisation effect wanes, income tax returns shrink in FY19
  • Slowdown in India’s economy, growth may ease to 6.5% in Q4FY19.
  • Dvara KGFS raises Rs 97 crore in Series E round
  • Bandhan Bank Q4 net soars 68%, asset quality improves
  • Buybacks, IPOs, strategic deals lead disinvestment process in FY19
  • Dabur India posts 6% decline in Q4 profit
  • TechM to deploy blockchain solution to curb spam calls
  • Axis RERA Fund invests Rs 60 crore in Chennai’s Akshaya Group
  • India eyes Guyana as Iran oil supplies end.
  • CLP may buy Morgan Stanley’s wind assets
  • Tesla plans to raise $2 billion from stock, bond offerings
  • Bombay Dyeing posts net profit of ₹1,253.33 crore in March quarter
  • BSE to conduct mock trading session for various segments on May 4
  • TPG’s Asia Healthcare agrees to buy Nova IVI.
  • Hindustan Zinc Q4 profit falls over 19% at ₹2,012 crore
  • Standard Life to sell 1.78% stake in HDFC Life for ₹1,404 crore
  • JSW enters paints business with ₹600 crore investment.

Key Due Dates:

  • Payment of TDS Deducted in April is 7th May 2019.
  • GSTR-1 Due Date for the month of April 2019 is 11th May 2019.
  • GSTR-3B for the month of April 2019 is 20th May 2019.

Disclaimer:

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances; Before making any decision do consult your professional /tax advisor for their misrepresentation or interpretation of act or rules author does not take any responsibility. Neither the author nor the firm accepts any liability for the loss or damage of any kind arising out of information in this document or for any action taken in reliance there on. The author is a Chartered Accountant and the Chief Gardener & Founder Director of Rajput Jain & Associate, a leading Tax & Investment planning Advisor Service provider. His Blog can be found at http://carajput.com for any query you can write toinfo@carajput.com. Hope the information will assist you in your professional endeavors. For query or help contact: info@carajput.com  or call at 09811322785/4- 9555555480.

Corporate and Professional Updates on 3rd May 2019

Direct Tax Updates:

  • Income Tax Return for FY 17-18 cannot be revised now as the deadline for it was March 31, 2019. You can consider payment of tax and informing the tax department so that in the event of any enquiry by the tax department, you will be able to prove that you have fulfilled your onus of reporting the income and payment of consequent tax.

RBI Updates:

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  • Inflation forecasts by the central bank have gone awry only at time of low food inflation. In most other, forecasts have remained almost close to actual, and in line with the trend in the forecast of other central banks, according to an RBI study. “Episodes of large inflation forecasts errors for India were associated with large and unanticipated shocks emanating from prices of food items, especially perishables such as vegetables” according to sources.
  • The research indicated that a cross-country evidence of data analysed from select central banks suggests that there is a positive correlation of forecast errors with the share of food in the CPI basket. In other words, inflation forecast errors are linked to the share of food inflation in the consumer price basket and the divergence tends to be more with higher weightage of food.

Other Updates:

  • IT sector to create maximum jobs in 2019.
  • Slowdown in FY19 on demand, investment & export.
  • PNB ruined Gitanjali Gems to hide its misdeeds.
  • Jaypee homebuyers want NBCC bid to be reconsidered.
  • Tata Motors sales dip 20 pc to 42,577 units in April.
  • NCLAT allows banks to declare ILFS accounts as NPAs
  • India set to deal with end of US oil waivers: MEA
  • Indian pharma exports hit $19.14 bn, report double-digit growth after 3 yrs
  • India again postpones US tariffs on high-value goods with eye on GSP
  • India’s April unemployment rate increases to 7.6%, says CMIE
  • Rs 7 trillion of corporate papers downgraded since start of IL&FS fiasco
  • Tata Power Q4 net profit drops 92%; declares dividend of Rs 1.30 per share
  • Uncertainty makes Brexit worse than Y2K for customers, says Infosys
  • JSW group enters paints business with Rs 600-cr investment
  • PepsiCo withdraws IPR infringement case against Gujarat potato farmers
  • CIL plans 9% increase in coal allocation to power plants
  • Adani Group to invest Rs 57,594 crore to expand Mundra port
  • Ashok Leyland sales up seven per cent in April at 13,626 units
  • Hindustan Zinc’s profit down 24%
  • SBI to consider Jet staff’s billion-dollar bid after May 10
  • India has secured additional oil supplies to tide over Iran sanctions
  • SAT sets aside NSE’s 2017 order against OPG Securities in co-location case
  • TPG Growth-backed Asia Healthcare Holdings acquires Nova IVI Fertility
  • Standard Life to sell 1.78% stake in HDFC Life for ₹1,404 crore
  • Foreign investors in NSE urge bourse not to challenge big fine
  • Oil falls to lowest in month as US, Russia stanch supply risk
  • Chanda Kochhar misled RBI on $365 million loan to Essar group firm despite red flag: Report
  • India biggest recipient of funds from Asian Development Bank last year
  • TechM to deploy blockchain solution to curb spam calls
  • Dettol beats Band-Aid to become Australia’s most trusted brand
  • Sensex ends 50.12 pts lower at 38,981.43 amid mixed global cues
  • Gold falls Rs 250; silver plunges by Rs 825
  • PNB Housing Finance to mop up USD 1 bn from foreign markets
  • Bandhan Bank Q4 net rises 67 pc at Rs 650.87crore.

Key Due Dates:

  • Payment of TDS Deducted in April is 7th May 2019.
  • GSTR-1 Due Date for the month of April 2019 is 11th May 2019.
  • GSTR-3B for the month of April 2019 is 20th May 2019.

Disclaimer:

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances; Before making any decision do consult your professional /tax advisor for their misrepresentation or interpretation of act or rules author does not take any responsibility. Neither the author nor the firm accepts any liability for the loss or damage of any kind arising out of information in this document or for any action taken in reliance there on. The author is a Chartered Accountant and the Chief Gardener & Founder Director of Rajput Jain & Associate, a leading Tax & Investment planning Advisor Service provider. His Blog can be found at http://carajput.com for any query you can write toinfo@carajput.com. Hope the information will assist you in your professional endeavors. For query or help contact: info@carajput.com  or call at 09811322785/4- 9555555480.

 

Corporate and Professional Updates on 2nd May 2019

Direct Tax Updates:

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  • The Income Tax Department will now share information such as reported turnover and gross income declared with the Goods and Services Tax Network to check tax evasion. The I-T Department and GSTN will enter an agreement on the modalities of information sharing. The Central Board of Direct Taxes has said the agreement will include provisions for confidentiality, a mechanism for safe preservation of data and timelines for furnishing information.
  • CBDT has left the onus of data-sharing on the principal director general of income tax or director general of income tax. “Spontaneous exchange of data the modalities of which shall be decided by the concerned specified authorities,” an order issued by the CBDT said. Details captured in returns, status of filing income tax returns and turnover ratio will form part of the information package to be shared with GSTN. The data can be matched with the business returns of the assessee.

Indirect Tax updates:

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  • Goods and services tax collection touched a record high in April, exceeding Rs 1 trillion for the third time in four months. The mop-up was 10 per cent higher over the previous year. Gross collection for the month was Rs 1.13 trillion, said the finance ministry. Despite the recent rate rationalisation in December, a rise in collection was reported. Of the total collected, the CGST contributed Rs 21,163 crore, the SGST Rs 28,801 crore, the IGST Rs 54,733 crore and cess Rs 9,168 crore.
  • After settlement of the IGST and the balance IGST in a 50:50 ratio between the Centre and states on a provisional basis, the CGST stood at Rs 47,533 crore and SGST at Rs 50,776 crore. The CGST target in the Union Budget for 2019-20 is Rs 6.1 trillion. “The April collection indicates the tax base is increasing gradually, with GST getting stabilised with measures such as e-way bills and effective data  Perhaps one reason for this increase was also a push from businesses to their vendors for reporting sales of 2017-18, for which the last date of claiming credit coincides with GST filings for the month of March,” said Pratik Jain, partner at consultancy PwC India. He felt one could now expect the monthly collection to regularly exceed Rs 1 trillion.

Other Updates:

  • NSE barred from accessing sec market for 6 mths
  • SFIO questions audit partner of KPMG India unit
  • Ambani wants to make the mother of all apps
  • L&T buys VG Siddhartha, Coffee Day stake in Mindtree for Rs 3,210 crore
  • Iraq continues to be India’s top oil supplier
  • Adani’s coal mine in Queensland has new hurdle
  • NBCC gets approvals for revised Jaypee Infra bid
  • GST collection scales all-time high of Rs 1.13 trillion in April
  • Tough life ahead for NBFCs as RBI set to tighten liquidity mismatch limits
  • TRAI pulls up DTH, cable operators for not compliying with new tariff
  • DCM Shriram reports nearly six-fold jump in Q4 net profit at Rs 293 cr
  • Patanjali gets time till May 7 for filing resolution plan
  • Ambuja Cements’ volumes, realisation disappoint
  • Netherlands got $12.8-b Indian FDI in 2017, 2nd biggest after Singapore
  • Review safeguard duties on solar cell imports, Japan tells India
  • Honda Cars India sales up 23 per cent in April 2019
  • Ness Wadia’s board positions in group firms to remain intact
  • UDS buys majority stake in Matrix to expand its business portfolio
  • Royal Enfield total sales decline 17% in April
  • Suzuki Motorcycle India sales up 12.57% in April
  • Over ₹12,000 crore subsidy disbursed to home-buyers: Housing Ministry
  • OYO to buy Amsterdam-based Leisure Group from Axel Springer
  • Tata Steel workers lose faith in Thyssenkrupp deal: works council
  • KFC and Pizza Hut report sales growth in India in Q1
  • Britannia Industries Q4 net up 11.28% at₹294.27 crore
  • Jet Airways ticket refund: Delhi High Court notice to airline on customers’ plea
  • Government fixes 2.1 MT quota for sugar sale in May
  • CEA issues draft guidelines on cross-border power trade
  • Tax filing falls 1% in FY19, indicating overall slowdown: Report
  • Oyo to acquire Amsterdam firm @Leisure for €369 million
  • India Ratings lowers country’s GDP growth projection for FY20 to 7.3 pc
  • Gold slides on sluggish demand, silver firms up
  • NCLAT allows insolvency proceedings
  • Better days seen ahead for Reliance Nippon MF
  • India apprehensive Iran sanctions could boost oil prices, inflation.

Key Due Dates:

  • Payment of TDS Deducted in April is 7th May 2019.
  • GSTR-1 Due Date for the month of April 2019 is 11th May 2019.
  • GSTR-3B for the month of April 2019 is 20th May 2019.

Disclaimer:

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances; Before making any decision do consult your professional /tax advisor for their misrepresentation or interpretation of act or rules author does not take any responsibility. Neither the author nor the firm accepts any liability for the loss or damage of any kind arising out of information in this document or for any action taken in reliance there on. The author is a Chartered Accountant and the Chief Gardener & Founder Director of Rajput Jain & Associate, a leading Tax & Investment planning Advisor Service provider. His Blog can be found at http://carajput.com for any query you can write toinfo@carajput.com. Hope the information will assist you in your professional endeavors. For query or help contact: info@carajput.com  or call at 09811322785/4- 9555555480.

 

 

Corporate and Professional Updates on 1st May 2019

Direct Tax Updates:

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  • CBDT vide order dated 30th April 2019 stated that Income Tax dept. to share ITR data with GSTN to detect tax evasion by business persons. The move aims at curbing tax evasion by the businesses by cross-checking data between their GST returns and ITR.
  • India has notified the inter-governmental agreement with the US for exchange of country-by-country reports on multinational companies regarding income allocation and taxes paid in order to help check cross-border tax evasion.
  • The Income Tax Department will now share information such as reported turnover and gross income declared with the Goods and Services Tax Network to check tax evasion. The I-T Department and GSTN will enter an agreement on the modalities of information sharing. The Central Board of Direct Taxes has said the agreement will include provisions for confidentiality, a mechanism for safe preservation of data and timelines for furnishing information.
  • CBDT has left the onus of data-sharing on the principal director general of income tax or director general of income tax. “Spontaneous exchange of data the modalities of which shall be decided by the concerned specified authorities,” an order issued by the CBDT said. Details captured in returns, status of filing income tax returns and turnover ratio will form part of the information package to be shared with GSTN. The data can be matched with the business returns of the assessee.

Indirect Tax Updates:

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  • GST officers are working out a mechanism to deal with non-payment of taxes by large number of small restaurants and B2C entities which are collecting taxes from customers but not depositing the levy with the government.
  • CBIC has clarified vide its Circular, that IGST Credit will be first used to offset IGST Liability and thereafter it can be used to offset CGST and SGST/UGST liability in any order and in any proportion as per newly inserted Rule 88A of the CGST Rules vide Notification No. 16/2019-Central Tax dated 29th March, 2019.
  • GST officers are working on a system where businesses above a certain turnover threshold will have to generate ‘e-invoice’ on government or GST portal for every sale, thereby effectively reducing the room for tax evasion. To start with, businesses above a specified threshold will just get a unique number for every electronic invoice or e-invoice generated.

Other Updates:

  • FinMin may raise cap on 59-minute loans to Rs 3-5 cr
  • CBI’s Look Out Circulars against Bhushan steel boss
  • ISB to set up repository to store all public data
  • Companies get more time to submit ACTIVE form
  • Ipca Labs inks pact to acquire Ramdev Chem for Rs 108.5 cr
  • RBI may allow 66% lenders’ approval for resolution of stressed assets
  • IndiGo, Tatas protest govt’s basis for allotting Jet Airways slots
  • After Lee Fixel exit, Tiger Global prowls for B2B startup deals in India
  • Jet Airways says will validate refund claims in 45 days
  • Ericsson moves Supreme Court against returning Rs 580 crore to Anil Ambani’s RCom
  • UltraTech Cement Q4 net profit at Rs 1,014 crore
  • US-based Avaya announces partnership with Standard Chartered bank
  • Cyberattacks to cost firms $5.2 trillion in next 5 years: Accenture
  • Customer complaints against banks surge 25% to 1.63 lakh in FY18
  • Office space worth $35 bn can be listed under REIT: JLL India
  • RBI too joins global peers in raising gold bullion reserves
  • Non-filers of GST returns to be barred from generating e way bills from June 21
  • Rupee falls by 24 paise on strong dollar demand
  • Sensex rallies 490 points; Nifty reclaims 11,700-mark
  • Self-assessed GST return permitted.

Key Due Dates:

  • Payment of TDS Deducted in April is 7th May 2019.
  • GSTR-1 Due Date for the month of April 2019 is 11th May 2019.
  • GSTR-3B for the month of April 2019 is 20th May 2019.

Disclaimer:

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances; Before making any decision do consult your professional /tax advisor for their misrepresentation or interpretation of act or rules author does not take any responsibility. Neither the author nor the firm accepts any liability for the loss or damage of any kind arising out of information in this document or for any action taken in reliance there on. The author is a Chartered Accountant and the Chief Gardener & Founder Director of Rajput Jain & Associate, a leading Tax & Investment planning Advisor Service provider. His Blog can be found at http://carajput.com for any query you can write toinfo@carajput.com. Hope the information will assist you in your professional endeavors. For query or help contact: info@carajput.com  or call at 09811322785/4- 9555555480.

Corporate and Professional Updates on 27th April 2019

Indirect Tax Updates:

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  • GST department has allowed businesses whose GST registration has been cancelled due to non-filing of tax returns to apply for its revocation by July 22, provided they file their pending returns and pay due taxes for those entities for whom cancellation order has been passed up to March 31, 2019.
  • CBIC has now clarified that the IGST credit can be used in payment of CGST or SGST in any order or proportion. Businesses that have accumulated Integrated GST (IGST) credit in their books can settle it against central and state tax dues in any proportion, the revenue department has said.

RBI Updates:

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  • RBI is working on revising the framework for resolution of stressed assets, including providing additional 60 days to borrowers to repay dues, as part of efforts to mitigate hardships faced by genuine businesses. Against the backdrop of the Supreme Court quashing an RBI circular, issued on February 12, 2018, a revised set of rules is under works and would be released soon.
  • RBI committee may recommend that all government payments to citizens should be made digitally, one person aware of the matter said, requesting anonymity. The move seeks to ensure higher adoption of digital payments among the masses.

SEBI Updates:

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  • Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India is once again caught on the wrong foot, and this time for one of its recent circulars that made public names of over 2,000 entities, which have defaulted on its dues. Some of the companies named in the list have raised objections with the finance ministry, stating that the list was erroneous. The regulator had pulled out the circular dated 2 April within hours without any explanation.
  • The list featured some prominent names like SBI Capital, Axis Capital, GMR Holdings, United Breweries, Alpic Finance, Saradha Realty, United Bank of India and Trident India. “Putting our name on the defaulter list has sent a wrong message to our shareholders.

Other Updates:

  • RBI to attract more foreign capital for nation-building.
  • India’s crude oil production drops 4 per cent in FY19.
  • Jet Airways stake sale process may hit SOEC hurdle.
  • Tata Steel reports Q4 profit of Rs 2,431 crore.
  • NBCC sweetens bid for Jaypee Infra, offers land parcels.
  • Bank credit grows by 14.19%, deposits 10.60%: RBI data.
  • Tata Steel board approves merger of Bamnipal Steel & Tata Steel BSL.
  • RBI deputy governor B P Kanungo bats for capital account liberalization.
  • Maruti signals tough road, gives weakest growth forecast in the past 5 yrs.
  • Major lapses in Deloitte audit of IL&FS Financial Services, says SFIO.
  • Insolvency process: NCLT asks bank officials to appear in Sterling SEZ.
  • Ruchi Soya case: Lenders to meet on Friday to consider Patanjali’s offer.
  • US official insists on zero oil imports from Iran.
  • ‘High fuel prices may have led to a slowdown in auto sales’.
  • India sets a record foodgrains target of 291 million tonnes.
  • Office space worth $35 bn can be listed under REIT: JLL India
  • RBI too joins global peers in raising gold bullion reserves
  • Non-filers of GST returns to be barred from generating e way bills from June 21
  • Rupee falls by 24 paise on strong dollar demand
  • Sensex rallies 490 points; Nifty reclaims 11,700-mark
  • Self-assessed GST return permitted.

Key Due Dates:

  • 30-04-2019 – GSTR-1 for the quarter ending March 2019 for taxpayers with Annual Aggregate turnover upto than 1.50 Crore.
  • 30-04-2019 – Deposit of TDS/TCS for m/o March 2019.
  • 30-04-2019 – Furnishing challan-cum-statement in respect of tax deducted u/s 194-IA/194IB in month of March’19
  • 30-04-2019 – Due date for uploading declarations received from recipients in Form. 15G/15H during the quarter ending March, 2019.

Disclaimer:

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances; Before making any decision do consult your professional /tax advisor for their misrepresentation or interpretation of act or rules author does not take any responsibility. Neither the author nor the firm accepts any liability for the loss or damage of any kind arising out of information in this document or for any action taken in reliance there on. The author is a Chartered Accountant and the Chief Gardener & Founder Director of Rajput Jain & Associate, a leading Tax & Investment planning Advisor Service provider. His Blog can be found at http://carajput.com for any query you can write toinfo@carajput.com. Hope the information will assist you in your professional endeavors. For query or help contact: info@carajput.com  or call at 09811322785/4- 9555555480.

Corporate and Professional Updates on 25th April 2019

Indirect Tax Updates:

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  • The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council has added flexibility into the way a company can utilize the available input tax credit. Any company would now be eligible to use credit available against paid integrated GST (IGST) to set off tax liabilities of state GST (SGST) and central GST (CGST) in any proportion and in any order, the GST Council said in a circular sent to field formations on Tuesday. Previously, the order of using the IGST credit was kept flexible — it was the company’s choice to set off CGST or SGST first — in a notification dated March 29. However, it was not clear whether a company would be able to use IGST credit to set off SGST liability and CGST liability partially at the same time. It was construed that if a company chooses to set off SGST liability first, it would have to exhaust the entire SGST liability before using the IGST credit to set off CGST liability.
  • In a circular issued on April 23, the GST Council clarified that the IGST credit can be used in a flexible manner. The mandatory requirement to set off IGST liability remains as it is. Industry and observers have welcomed the move.
  • A company has output tax liability of Rs 1,000, Rs 500, and Rs 500 towards IGST, SGST, and CGST, respectively. Let us assume a case where IGST credit of Rs 1,500 is available in the electronic credit ledger for the company at the time of tax payment. According to the GST law, it has to use the IGST credit to pay off the IGST liability first, before using it to discharge SGST or CGST liabilities. This will erase the IGST liability, and reduce the available IGST credit to Rs 500.
  • The company can now use this credit to pay off SGST liability completely, or the CGST liability completely, or both CGST and SGST in any proportion it deems proper. It can use half of the available IGST credit to set off SGST liability and the remaining half to set off CGST liability, or it can use Rs 100 to set of SGST liability, and Rs 400 to set off CGST liability, or any other combination.

RBI Updates:

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  • RBI asks Banks & Financial Institutions to disclose their exposure to the Bankrupt Infra Lender “IL&FS” in their forthcoming earnings announcements and provisions in Q4 accounts. IL&FS and its 348 group companies owe over Rs 94,000 crore, of which over Rs 54,000 crore are owed to banks.
  • RBI is likely to lower the Approval Threshold in its revised circular for Resolving Stressed Assets to 66% of lenders by value from the current level of 100%. RBI is also likely to detail the mechanism for the buyout of exposure from banks that is not in compliance with the majority of the lenders on the Resolution Plan, Third-Party Security and Additional Funding.
  • RBI sells Entire Stake in NHB & NABARD to Govt. for ₹ 1,470 cr. in total. With this, the Government now holds 100% stake in both these Financial Institutions. The transactions were completed on February 26 and March 19.
  • RBI Committee may recommend that all Government Payments & Public Payments to citizens should be made digitally. The move seeks to ensure higher adoption of digital payments among the masses. The RBI panel on digitization is also likely to press for encouraging citizens to pay income tax and challans digitally.

Other Updates:

  • Disclose exposure to IL&FS, RBI tells banks
  • Customer plaints against banks surge 25% in FY18
  • RBI sells entire stake in NHB, Nabard to govt
  • FinMin may raise cap on 59-minute loans to Rs 3-5 cr
  • CBI’s Look Out Circulars against Bhushan steel boss
  • ISB to set up repository to store all public data
  • Companies get more time to submit ACTIVE form
  • Ipca Labs inks pact to acquire Ramdev Chem for Rs 108.5 cr
  • RBI may allow 66% lenders’ approval for resolution of stressed assets
  • IndiGo, Tatas protest govt’s basis for allotting Jet Airways slots
  • Sebi bars cash-strapped Hotel Leelaventure from asset sale to Brookfield
  • SFIO quizzes Deloitte ex-CEO over alleged audit lapses in books of IL&FS
  • No change in Bharti Infratel’s Q4 net amid merger with Indus Towers
  • ONGC arm delays plan to invest in Iran gas field after US sanctions
  • Jalan panel on RBI’s capital size to submit report by June
  • Approach SBI, Jet tells UK entrepreneur who evinced interest in buying the airline
  • Data on jobs, GDP being analysed with a new set of proxies: CEA
  • Govt procures 55.17 lakh tons of wheat so far this year
  • Forensic auditors indicate IGIDR used data shared by MCX to develop an ‘algo-trading strategy’
  • VRS package may save Rs 1,080 cr in annual salary tab: MTNL chief
  • Voda Idea rights issue receives bids for 1109 crore shares: NSE data
  • Nasdaq hits record, S&P nears all-time high on upbeat earnings
  • Delhi HC allows Alembic, Natco to export Bayer drug for specific purposes
  • SBI gets board approval to raise up to $2.5 billion in bonds
  • After Lee Fixel exit, Tiger Global prowls for B2B startup deals in India
  • Jet Airways says will validate refund claims in 45 days
  • Ericsson moves Supreme Court against returning Rs 580 crore to Anil Ambani’s RCom
  • UltraTech Cement Q4 net profit at Rs 1,014 crore
  • US-based Avaya announces partnership with Standard Chartered bank
  • Cyberattacks to cost firms $5.2 trillion in next 5 years: Accenture
  • Customer complaints against banks surge 25% to 1.63 lakh in FY18
  • Office space worth $35 bn can be listed under REIT: JLL India
  • RBI too joins global peers in raising gold bullion reserves
  • Non-filers of GST returns to be barred from generating e way bills from June 21
  • Rupee falls by 24 paise on strong dollar demand
  • Sensex rallies 490 points; Nifty reclaims 11,700-mark
  • Self-assessed GST return permitted.

Key Due Dates:

  • 20-04-2019 – GSTR-3B for the m/o March 2019.
  • 30-04-2019 – GSTR-1 for the quarter ending March 2019 for taxpayers with Annual Aggregate turnover upto than 1.50 Crore.
  • 30-04-2019 – Deposit of TDS/TCS for m/o March 2019.
  • 30-04-2019 – Furnishing challan-cum-statement in respect of tax deducted u/s 194-IA/194IB in month of March’19
  • 30-04-2019 – Due date for uploading declarations received from recipients in Form. 15G/15H during the quarter ending March, 2019.

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The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances; Before making any decision do consult your professional /tax advisor for their misrepresentation or interpretation of act or rules author does not take any responsibility. Neither the author nor the firm accepts any liability for the loss or damage of any kind arising out of information in this document or for any action taken in reliance there on. The author is a Chartered Accountant and the Chief Gardener & Founder Director of Rajput Jain & Associate, a leading Tax & Investment planning Advisor Service provider. His Blog can be found at http://carajput.com for any query you can write toinfo@carajput.com. Hope the information will assist you in your professional endeavors. For query or help contact: info@carajput.com  or call at 09811322785/4- 9555555480.

Corporate and Professional Updates on 24th April 2019

Indirect tax Updates:

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  • Manner of utilization of input tax credit under GST law is in highlights since past few months, before GST. Act, 2018(w.e.f. 1st Feb, 2019) the entire provisions pertaining to manner of utilization were contained in Section 49(5) of CGST Act, 2017.
  • In the said GST (Amendment) Act, 2018 a new Section 49A was introduced and certain proviso were inserted under Section 49(5). All these amendments were followed by insertion of rule 88A from 29/03/2019.

RBI Updates:

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  • The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) second three-year dollar-rupee swap auction was a massive success like the first one, even as it took just five large bids to cover the entire dollor 5 billion on offer. Market participants bid more than three times the offer, but the five successful bids were closer to the market rates and managed to shoot up the forward premium in the secondary market. “The aggressive bids most likely came in from a large corporate looking to hedge long-term dollar liabilities, such as external commercial borrowings.
  • RBI’s second 3-year dollar-rupee swap auction too a grand success Since the other participants could not offload their dollar holdings, the central bank offered to buy up to Rs 25,000 crore of bonds from the secondary market in May to help with liquidity. The banking system was running a liquidity deficit of Rs 1.4 trillion as of Monday. Currency dealers say the excess dollar holding would likely cause pain for some banks in the coming days. A similar thing happened after the March auction, when the cash-spot rate shot up to a record high due to excess availability of dollars in the system. Otherwise, the bidding pattern, and subsequent rise in the forward premium indicated that the central bank could be nearing the end in using this liquidity tool.
  • The cut-off premium was significantly higher than the last auction. The forward premium rate spiked following the auction as banks are now expecting that the option to swap cheap may not be available next month. The forward premium for one year crossed 4.55 per cent after the auction, which is the level where the premium stays in normal time. The one-year forward rate had closed at 4.24 per cent on Monday. The rupee fell to 69.86 a dollar but closed at 69.63 on Tuesday.
  • “This indicates that the swaps are nearing the end. The market won’t let the RBI to push rates down further for long,” said Jamal Mecklai, managing director at Mecklai Financial Services. Banks offered $18.65 billion for an auction size of up to dollor 5 billion. The central bank received 255 bids, higher than March’s 240 bids. The cut-off premium was 838 paise. In the first auction on March 26, the cut-off was 776 paise. The three-year forward premium was 775 paise in the morning before the auction. It rose to close at 860 paise after the auction.

Other Updates:

  • SoftBank eyeing a pie in Mukesh Ambani’s most valuable asset.
  • RBI okays HDFC proposal for stake in Bandhan Bank.
  • US to ensure steady oil supply for India.
  • Cos may get more time to meet new disclosure rules.
  • HC rules taxman can seek interest on GST liability.
  • Essar can’t discriminate between creditors.
  • RBI’s second 3-year dollar-rupee swap auction to a grand success.
  • ITC takes Hotel Leela to NCLT over ‘oppression’ in JM ARC, Brookfield deals.
  • RBI to buy Rs 25,000 crore of bonds in two instalments via OMO in May.
  • Saudi, Iraq and UAE may fill in Iran gap as US ends sanctions waiver
  • Tata Global Beverages to acquire Dhunseri’s packet tea biz for Rs 101 cr.
  • Micro finance sector to grow up to 22% in FY20.
  • Pharma exports increase 11% to $19.2 billion
  • Jindal Steel completes first-ever rail order ahead of schedule
  • Nagarjuna Oil case: NCLT dismisses Haldia Petrochem plea to appoint new valuer.
  • Sterlite Tech Q4 net profit up 47% to Rs 165.17 cr.
  • Zee launches theatre channel Spotlight on Airtel Digital TV.
  • Reliance prepares the ground for e-commerce launch.
  • Essel Group in talks to sell road assets to CDPQ, Cube Highways.
  • extends ban on import of milk products from China.
  • Trai directs Bharti Telemedia to comply with provisions of new regulations.
  • Lupin’s Pithampur facility may face regulatory action, says USFDA.
  • Cola Cola sees growth in India among other APAC markets in Q1.
  • Future Retail gets CCI nod to raise Rs 2,000 crore via equity warrants.
  • Jaypee Infratech homebuyers offered Rs 97-crore compensation.
  • ICICI Securities announces dividend of Rs 5.70 per share.
  • Government likely to raise wheat import duty to 40%.
  • Global warming shrank Indian economy by 31 per cent.
  • P&G guilty of profiteering Rs 250 crore from GST rate cut.
  • Solar capacity addition of 7-7.5 GW likely this fiscal.
  • Jet Airways will do everything to revive airline, says CEO.
  • Industry delegation calls on RBI Guv, discusses steps for MSMEs, NBFCs.
  • GAIL emerges as highest bidder for IL&FS wind power plants.

Key Due Dates:

  • 20-04-2019 – GSTR-3B for the m/o March 2019.
  • 30-04-2019 – GSTR-1 for the quarter ending March 2019 for taxpayers with Annual Aggregate turnover upto than 1.50 Crore.
  • 30-04-2019 – Deposit of TDS/TCS for m/o March 2019.
  • 30-04-2019 – Furnishing challan-cum-statement in respect of tax deducted u/s 194-IA/194IB in month of March’19
  • 30-04-2019 – Due date for uploading declarations received from recipients in Form. 15G/15H during the quarter ending March, 2019.

Disclaimer:

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances; Before making any decision do consult your professional /tax advisor for their misrepresentation or interpretation of act or rules author does not take any responsibility. Neither the author nor the firm accepts any liability for the loss or damage of any kind arising out of information in this document or for any action taken in reliance there on. The author is a Chartered Accountant and the Chief Gardener & Founder Director of Rajput Jain & Associate, a leading Tax & Investment planning Advisor Service provider. His Blog can be found at http://carajput.com for any query you can write toinfo@carajput.com. Hope the information will assist you in your professional endeavors. For query or help contact: info@carajput.com  or call at 09811322785/4- 9555555480.

Corporate and Professional Updates on 22nd April 2019

Direct Tax Updates:

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  • The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has directed the Income-Tax Department to initiate penalty proceedings by June 30 against non-filers and ‘drop filers’ of tax returns. According to the non-filer monitoring system (NMS) of the I-T department, data for 20.4 million non-filers has been obtained between 2013 and 2017, of which 2.5 million are those who are inconsistent — popularly known as ‘dropped filers’.
  • The tax department has initiated action based on the NMS database, which has identified such non-filers and dropped filers. The said data has been shared with assessing officers. This information may be acted upon as efficiently as possible to widen the tax base, said the officer cited above. The NMS data shows a sharp increase in non-filers since 2013. In 2014, the number of non-filers was 1.22 million, which surged to 6.75 million in 2015. The number of dropped filers in FY18 stood at 2.52 million, down from 2.83 million in FY17.

Other Updates:

  • Finmin asks all depts to review govt guarantees.
  • India’s oil needs are well secured.
  • Job creation down 1.7 pc in Feb: ESIC payroll data.
  • SBI offers 20 bps discount on electric vehicle loans.
  • Jio fastest with 22.2 mbps download speed in March.
  • Blackstone buys Essel Propack for up to $460 million, to launch open offer at Rs 139/share.
  • RBI committee to peg excess capital at Rs 3 trillion, says BofAML.
  • OMCs unlikely to be impacted by US withdrawal of sanction waiver.
  • Jet Airways bids set to draw a blank; Etihad to say no, TPG back out too.
  • RBI may tweak Feb 12 circular on stressed assets to 30-day grace period.
  • Gail top bidder for IL&FS wind power plants with Rs 4,800-crore offer.
  • JNPT raise offer to buy Air India tower.
  • Coal import rises 9% to 234 MT in FY19.
  • BEML, Syndicate Bank sign MoU, to book ₹100 cr-biz.
  • McLeod Russel to sell 3 Assam estates to Luxmi Tea Company for₹150 crore.
  • SpiceJet and Emirates enter into code-share agreement.
  • Reliance Jio GigaFiber to offer broadband, landline and TV combo for ₹600.
  • SECI postpones manufacturing-linked solar bid for 3 GW till May 14.
  • Hindustan Copper board to consider fund raising via QIP.
  • Spice Jet to deploy sub-leased aircraft from Jet lessors.
  • DTH players violating new norms to face strict action.
  • Financial Express Banking on banks: Air India SPV seeks to lower debt burden.
  • March air traffic growth slowest in 5 yrs. groundings, flight cancellations to blame.
  • Volkswagen moves Supreme Court against NGT’s Rs. 500 crore fine.
  • Once A-rated at S&P, struggling Oman economy risks further cut in ratings
  • Debt schemes: Mutual Funds exposure to DHFL group firms at Rs. 6,500 crore.
  • RBI has $43 billion excess capital.
  • Flows into Asian bonds touch $5 billion in March.
  • Sensex cracks over 480 points, Nifty below 11,600.
  • Oil prices soar by about 3 per cent as plans US end to Iran sanction waivers.
  • Rupee drops 32 paise, may stay weak if crude spikes.

Key Due Dates:

  • 20-04-2019 – GSTR-3B for the m/o March 2019.
  • 30-04-2019 – GSTR-1 for the quarter ending March 2019 for taxpayers with Annual Aggregate turnover upto than 1.50 Crore.
  • 30-04-2019 – Deposit of TDS/TCS for m/o March 2019.
  • 30-04-2019 – Furnishing challan-cum-statement in respect of tax deducted u/s 194-IA/194IB in month of March’19
  • 30-04-2019 – Due date for uploading declarations received from recipients in Form. 15G/15H during the quarter ending March, 2019.

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Disclaimer:

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances; Before making any decision do consult your professional /tax advisor for their misrepresentation or interpretation of act or rules author does not take any responsibility. Neither the author nor the firm accepts any liability for the loss or damage of any kind arising out of information in this document or for any action taken in reliance there on. The author is a Chartered Accountant and the Chief Gardener & Founder Director of Rajput Jain & Associate, a leading Tax & Investment planning Advisor Service provider. His Blog can be found at http://carajput.com for any query you can write toinfo@carajput.com. Hope the information will assist you in your professional endeavors. For query or help contact: info@carajput.com  or call at 09811322785/4- 9555555480.