CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE NOV 1, 2016

CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE NOV 1, 2016

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 taxmann.com 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 taxmann.com 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 taxmann.com 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 taxmann.com 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.

GST UPDATE :

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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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE OCT 17, 2016

CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE OCT 17, 2016

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Direct Tax:-

Income escaping reassessment void if reasons not supplied. Bombay High Court. The Assessing Officer (AO) is bound to furnish reasons within a reasonable time and bound to dispose of the same by passing a speaking order.

Electoral trusts will not be able to accept foreign funds or contributions from public sector companies, according to new rules notified.

CBDT has issued a circular regarding applicability of TDS provisions of section 194-I of the Income Tax Act , 1961 on lump sum lease premium paid for acquisition of long term lease. No TDS liability u/s 194-I on lump sum lease premium or one-time upfront lease charges which are not adjustable against periodic rent paid or payable for acquisition of long-term leasehold rights over land (Click here to view)

ITAT  Mumbai in the below citied case  held that merely because doctors are subject to the payment of PF or other retirement benefit TDS u/s 194J is not deductible. Neither the AO nor the ld CIT (A) gave their finding that any of the condition contained in the contract of the Doctors mandate that there was employee-employer relationship between the assessee and them, which specifically may brings the doctors in the category of employee. ( Sir Hurkisondas Nurrotumdas Hospital and Research Centre Versus The DCIT, (TDS) -3 (2) , Mumbai. – 2016 (10) TMI 432

Indirect Tax:-

Supreme Court in the below citied case held that in case of levy of security servive tax after choosing one particular remedy the plaintiff cannot avail the other remedy as well in respect of the same relief founded on same cause of action. – SC – Service Tax-( State of Rajasthan Versus Union of India And Others) – 2016 (10) TMI 462

CESTAT Mumbai in the below citied case held that no penalty can be levied on late payment of service tax as appellant has collected the service tax but not depositied the same it in time but deposited before issuance of show cause notice.(M/s. Kalbhor Construction Co. Versus Commissioner of Central Excise, Pune – 2016 (10) TMI 458 )

The government has doubled the limit of excise duty evasion for arrest and prosecution of accused to Rs 2 crore and also asked officials not to resort to penal provision in cases of technical nature.

FAQ on Company Law:

Query:  We have a query that in case a person is a director of a private Company and holds 50% shareholding in that company and at the same time also hold 25% shareholding in another company of which he is not a director. Then, the two companies shall be Related Parties or not. If yes, kindly provide me the provision in Companies Act 2013 as well.

Answer: As per Section 2(76)(iv) of the Companies Act 2013, Related Party with reference to a company means & includes – a private company in which a director or manager is a member or director.

Thus, Both the Companies shall be Related Parties as per the provisions of Companies Act 2013.

 

 

MCA UPDATE :

MCA has notified that e-Form INC-29 (Integrated Incorporation Form) will be withdrawn w.e.f. 1 .11. 2016.

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has released the new forms relevant to costing rules prior to companies (cost records and audit) FORM 23C, FORM 23D.

GST UPDATE :

Under GST returns GSRT-1A & 2A introduced in draft rules for additions, corrections, deletions of outward/inward supplies by the recipient /supplier.

Under GST normal & compounding taxpayer to file annual return. Not to be filed by casual / Non-resident taxpayers, ISDs & persons liable to deduct TDS.

SEBI UPDATE:

The special investigation team (SIT) on black money has asked the SEBI to furnish the details of P-Note data for black money investigation.

SEBI in it’s circular stated that exclusively listed co (ELCs) will be required either raise capital for listing or exit from the dissemination board.

RBI UPDATE:

The Reserve Bank of India has allowed banks to classify government securities borrowed from the central bank as SLR.

State Bank of India request for proposal (RFP) for engagement of auditor for special audit of 5 associate banks namely (SBH) ii) (SBP) iii) (SBT) iv) (SBBJ) v) (SBM) and Bhartiya Mahila Bank Ltd.

Bank of Baroda, invites proposal (RFPs) for appointment of concurrent auditors for branches for south Gujarat zone (Baroda) Last Date : 07.11.2016.

Key Dates:

Payment of DVAT TDS for the month of September-15/10/2016

Form 27EQ (TCS return) by all deductor-15/10/2016

Issue of TDS Certificate in case of payment/credit made in the month of august for purchase of property u/s 194IA-15/10/2016

Statement by bank in Form no. 15CC in respect of foreign remmitence during the quarter-15/10/2016

E-Payment of PF for the month of September-15/10/2016

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE OCT 14, 2016

CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE OCT 14, 2016

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Direct Tax:-

High Court in the below citied case held that Statement of 22-year-old partner should be considered in search if he is actively involved in business of firm.( Classy the Antique Disigned Furniture v. Deputy Commissioner of Income-tax, Central Circle-2, Kozhikade.)

Bombay High Court in the below citied case held that Income Escaping Reassessment will be void Void if Reasons are not supplied to the assessee- (CIT (Large Tax Payer Unit), Mumbai IDBI Ltd.)

IT: TDS u/s 192 or 194J – merely because doctors are subject to the payment of PF or other retirement benefit TDS u/s 194J is not deductible – Sir Hurkisondas Nurrotumdas Hospital & Research Centre Vs DCIT (TDS)-3 (2), Mumbai (2016 (10) TMI 432 – ITAT Mumbai)

IT: No TDS liability u/s 194-I on lump sum lease premium or one-time upfront lease charges which are not adjustable against periodic rent paid or payable for acquisition of long-term leasehold rights over land – CBDT Circular No. 35 of 2016, dt.13 OCT 2016.

CBDT restricts acceptance of contributions by electoral trust by amending Rule 17C to provide that   (a)  from an individual who is not a citizen of India (b) from any electoral trust registered u/s 25 of the Co Act.

Indirect Tax:-

CESTAT denies CENVAT Credit on capital goods received in FY when final product (asbestos cement sheet) was chargeable to Nil rate of excise duty; Notes that assessee claimed credit i.r.o. capital goods and services upon obtaining Central Excise Registration consequent to final product becoming exigible to 18% duty. [TS-409-CESTAT-2016-EXC]

The government has doubled the limit of excise duty evasion for arrest and prosecution of accused to Rs 2 crore and also asked officials not to resort to penal provision in cases of technical nature.

ST: Levy of service tax – security services – sovereign functions – After choosing one particular remedy the plaintiff cannot avail the other remedy as well in respect of the same relief founded on same cause of action – State of Rajasthan Vs Union of India & Others (2016 (10) TMI 462 – Supreme Court)

Indirect Tax collections up to September, 2016 show an increase of 25.9% over the net Indirect Tax collections for the corresponding period last year(2015-16)

Bombay HC grants interest on delayed CENVAT Credit refunds u/s 11BB of Central Excise Act; Notes that original refund application was initially rejected by Revenue on merits and not on basis of incomplete application. [TS-410-HC-2016(BOM)-EXC]

GST Updates:

GST: Portal of GST Registration would be open for the existing taxpayer from Nov’ 2016 – GSTN Chairman

GST law to be passed in winter session of parliament commencing from 16 Nov 16 and ending on 16 Dec 16.

Under GST amount paid by assessee is used first for self assessment tax and interest of earlier periods, then current period & then other amounts e.g. demand.

Under GST normal & compounding taxpayer to file annual return. Not to be filed by casual / Non-resident taxpayers, ISDs & persons liable to deduct TDS.

MCA Updates:

The e-Form INC-29 (Integrated Incorporation Form) will no longer be available on the Ministry’s portal and stakeholders will not be able to file any previously downloaded versions from 1st November, 2016. The e-Form INC-29 (Integrated Incorporation Form) will be withdrawn w.e.f. 1st November, 2016.

Only Forms INC-32 i.e. SPICE (Simplified Proforma for Incorporating Company electronically), INC-2 (One Person Company), or INC-7 (Incorporation of Company) are applicable for incorporation of Company.

MCA has notified that e-Form INC-29 (Integrated Incorporation Form) will be withdrawn w.e.f. 1 .11. 2016.

MCA revised Forms 23AC XBRL,23ACA XBRL & AOC-4 XBRL,w.e.f. 5.10.16,& Forms MGT-15, FC-3, INC-4, MGT-14, 23C,23D,A-XBRL,I-XBRL w.e.f. 8.10.16.

SEBI Update :

SEBI in it’s circular stated that exclusively listed co (ELCs) will be required either raise capital for listing or exit from the dissemination board.

The special investigation team (SIT) on black money has asked the SEBI to furnish the details of P-Note data for black money investigation.

OTHER UPDATE :

Bank of Baroda, invites proposal (RFPs) for appointment of concurrent auditors for branches for south Gujarat zone (Baroda) Last Date : 07.11.2016.

Ministry of labour and employment invites comments on increasing limit for ESI coverage from INR 15,000 to INR 21,000.

ICAI request members to improve annual ROC filing compliance to promote high standard of integrity and professionalism it is an essential part of the professional duty of the Chartered Accountants.

Key Dates:

Payment of DVAT TDS for the month of September-15/10/2016

Form 27EQ (TCS return) by all deductor-15/10/2016

Issue of TDS Certificate in case of payment/credit made in the month of august for purchase of property u/s 194IA-15/10/2016

Statement by bank in Form no. 15CC in respect of foreign remmitence during the quarter-15/10/2016

E-Payment of PF for the month of September-15/10/2016

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A Comparative Outlook Of Goods And Services Tax

A Comparative Outlook Of Goods And Services Tax

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

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

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

The GST model

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

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

The principle of set off and input credit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The taxes to be subsumed by GST and its impact

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

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

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

State levies which would be subsumed in GST are:

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

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

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

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE OCT 13, 2016

CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE OCT 13, 2016 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indirect Tax:-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MCA UPDATE:

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

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

SEBI UPDATE:

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

Key Dates:

Payment of DVAT TDS for the month of September-15/10/2016

Form 27EQ (TCS return) by all deductor-15/10/2016

Issue of TDS Certificate in case of payment/credit made in the month of august for purchase of property u/s 194IA-15/10/2016

Statement by bank in Form no. 15CC in respect of foreign remmitence during the quarter-15/10/2016

E-Payment of PF for the month of September-15/10/2016

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

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

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE OCT 12, 2016

CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE OCT 12, 2016

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Direct Tax:-

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

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

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

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

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

 Indirect Tax:-

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

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

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

FAQ on Company Law:

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

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

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

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

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

ICAI Updates:-

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

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

SEBI UPDATE:

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

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

GST update:

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

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

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

 Key Dates:

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

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

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

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

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

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FAQ on GST

FAQ on GST 

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Time of Supply

Q . What is time of supply?

Ans. The time of supply fixes the point when the liability to charge GST arises. It also indicates when a supply is deemed to have been made. The MGL provides separate time of supply for goods and services.

Q . When does the liability to charge GST arise in respect of supply of goods?

Ans. Section 12 of the MGL provides for time of supply of goods. The time of supply of goods shall be the earliest of the following namely,

(i)  the date on which the goods are removed by the supplier, where the supply of goods require removal; or

(ii)  the date on which the goods are made available where the supply does not require removal; or

(iii)  the date on which the supplier issues invoices with respect to the supply where the above two situations do not apply; or

(iv)  the date on which the recipient shows the receipt of the goods in his books of accounts.

Q  What is time of supply of continuous supply of goods?

Ans. The time of supply of continuous supply of goods is;

  1. a) where successive statements of accounts or successive payments are involved, the date of expiry of the period to which such successive statements of accounts or successive payments relate.
  2. b) where there are no successive statements of account or successive payments involved, the date of issue of the invoice or the date of receipt of payment whichever is earlier.

Q . What is time of supply of goods sent on approval basis?

Ans. In case of supply on approval basis, the time of supply shall be the time at which it is known whether a supply will take place or six months from the date of supply, whichever is earlier.

Q . Where it is not possible to determine the time of supply in terms of sub-section 2, 3, 5 or 6 of Section 12 or that of Section 13 of MGL, how will time of supply be determined?

Ans. There is a residual entry in Section 12(7) as well as 13 (7) which say that if periodical return has to be filed, then the due date of filing of such periodical return shall be the time of supply. In other cases, it will be the date on which the CGST/SGST/IGST is paid.

Q . When does the liability to pay GST arise in respect of supply of services?

Ans. Unlike goods, in the case of services, the time of supply is determined by the fact whether the invoice for supply of services has been issued within the prescribed period or beyond such prescribed period.

Q . What is time of supply of service when invoice is not issued within prescribed period?

Ans. The time of supply of service in such cases shall be the earliest of the following:

(i)  date completion of the provision of service; or

(ii)  the date of receipt of payment.

Q . What is time of supply of service when invoice is issued within prescribed period?

Ans. The time of supply of service in such cases shall be the earliest of the following:

(i)  date of issue of invoice; or

(ii)  the date of receipt of payment.

Q . What is time of supply?

Ans. The time of supply fixes the point when the liability to charge GST arises. It also indicates when a supply is deemed to have been made. The MGL provides separate time of supply for goods and services.

Q . When does the liability to charge GST arise in respect of supply of goods?

Ans. Section 12 of the MGL provides for time of supply of goods. The time of supply of goods shall be the earliest of the following namely,

(i)  the date on which the goods are removed by the supplier, where the supply of goods require removal; or

(ii)  the date on which the goods are made available where the supply does not require removal; or

(iii)  the date on which the supplier issues invoices with respect to the supply where the above two situations do not apply; or

(iv)  the date on which the recipient shows the receipt of the goods in his books of accounts.

Q . What is time of supply of continuous supply of goods?

Ans. The time of supply of continuous supply of goods is;

  1. a) where successive statements of accounts or successive payments are involved, the date of expiry of the period to which such successive statements of accounts or successive payments relate.
  2. b) where there are no successive statements of account or successive payments involved, the date of issue of the invoice or the date of receipt of payment whichever is earlier.

Q . What is time of supply of goods sent on approval basis?

Ans. In case of supply on approval basis, the time of supply shall be the time at which it is known whether a supply will take place or six months from the date of supply, whichever is earlier.

Q . Where it is not possible to determine the time of supply in terms of sub-section 2, 3, 5 or 6 of Section 12 or that of Section 13 of MGL, how will time of supply be determined?

Ans. There is a residual entry in Section 12(7) as well as 13 (7) which say that if periodical return has to be filed, then the due date of filing of such periodical return shall be the time of supply. In other cases, it will be the date on which the CGST/SGST/IGST is paid.

Q . When does the liability to pay GST arise in respect of supply of services?

Ans. Unlike goods, in the case of services, the time of supply is determined by the fact whether the invoice for supply of services has been issued within the prescribed period or beyond such prescribed period.

Q . What is time of supp

ly of service when invoice is not issued within prescribed period?

Ans. The time of supply of service in such cases shall be the earliest of the following:

(i)  date completion of the provision of service; or

(ii)  the date of receipt of payment.

Q . What is time of supply of service when invoice is issued within prescribed period?

Ans. The time of supply of service in such cases shall be the earliest of the following:

(i)  date of issue of invoice; or

(ii)  the date of receipt of payment.

Input Tax Credit

Q .What is input tax?

Ans. “Input tax” has been defined in section 2 (57) of the MGL and section 2 (1) (d) of the IGST Act. Input tax in relation to a taxable person, means the {IGST and CGST} in respect of CGST Act and {IGST and SGST} in respect of SGST Act, charged on any supply of goods and/or services to him which are used, or are intended to be used, in the course or furtherance of his business and includes the tax payable under sub-section (3) of section 7.

Under the IGST Act, input tax is defined as IGST, CGST or SGST charged on any supply of goods and / or services.

Q .What is the implication of different definition of “input tax” in three acts viz CGST, SGST and IGST Acts?

Ans. It implies that input tax consists of IGST & CGST in CGST Act and IGST & SGST in SGST Act. In the IGST Act, input tax consists of all three taxes namely, IGST, CGST and SGST.

It further implies that credit of all three can be used for discharging IGST liability, whereas only credit of IGST & CGST can be taken in CGST Act and that of IGST & SGST can be taken under SGST Act. Further the credit of CGST & SGST cannot be cross-utilized.

Q .Can GST paid on reverse charge be considered as input tax?

Ans. Yes. The definition of input tax includes the tax payable under sub-section (3) of section 7 (ReverseCharge). The credit can be availed if such goods and/or services are used, or are intended to be used, in the course or furtherance of his business.

Q .Does input tax includes tax (CGST/ IGST/SGST) paid on input goods, input services and/ or capital goods?

Ans. Yes, in terms of section 2(54), 2(55) & 2(20) of the MGL respectively. It may be noted that credit of tax paid on capital goods also is permitted to be availed in one instalment.

Q .What is the ITC entitlement of a person who has applied for registration under the Act within thirty days from the date on which he becomes liable to registration and has been granted such registration? (Section 16(2))

Ans. He shall be entitled to take credit of input tax in respect of inputs held in stock and inputs contained in semi-finished or finished goods held in stock on the day immediately preceding the date from which he becomes liable to pay tax under the provisions of this Act. It may be noted that the credit on pre-registration stock would not be admissible if the registration has not been obtained within a period of 30 days from the date on which he becomes liable to registration.

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MINISTRY OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS RESENT CHANGES

MINISTRY OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS RESENT CHANGES

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As a part of ease of doing business government has once again further eased up the process of incorporation of a company by introduction of SPICE. I could term it as easiest and fastest process all over the globe to incorporate a company where in one can incorporate company, forget days in hours.

Ministry of Corpoate Affairs has introduced SPICE (Simplified Proforma for incorporating Company electronically) w.e.f. 02.10.2016 in e-form INC-32.

Highlights of INC-32

1) This form can be filed even after approval of INC-1. This facility was not provided in INC-29.

2) Memorandum of Association has been provided in Electronic Mode INC-33.

3) Article of Association has been provided in Electronic Mode INC-34.

4) By new e-MOA & AOA, no need of signatures of subscribers. Instead of sign of subscribers DSC of Subscribers can be affixed on MOA & AOA.

5) By new e-MOA & AOA no need of signatures of witness. Instead of sign of witness DSC of witness can be affixed on MOA & AOA.

6) Information in the form has increased in comparison to eForm INC-29.

REVISION THE VERSION OF MCA FORMS

MCA has revised the version of following e-forms :

FORM NAMES PARTICULAR
Form MGT-15 Form for filing Report on Annual General Meeting
Form FC-3 Annual accounts along with the list of all principal places of business in India established by foreign company
Form INC-4 One Person Company- Change in Member/Nominee
Form MGT-14 Filing of Resolutions and agreements to the Registrar
Form 23C Form of application to the Central Government for appointment of cost auditor
Form 23D Information by cost auditor to Central Government
Form A-XBRL Form for filing XBRL document in respect of compliance report and other documents with the Central Government
Form I-XBRL Form for filing XBRL document in respect of cost audit report and other documents with the Central Government
Form 23AC XBRL Form for filing XBRL document in respect of balance sheet and other documents with the Registrar
Form 23ACA XBRL Form for filing XBRL document in respect of Profit and Loss account and other documents with the Registrar
Form AOC-4 XBRL Form for filing XBRL document in respect of financial statement and other documents with the Registrar

Stakeholders are advised to check the latest version before filing.

COSTING TAXONOMY

Costing taxonomy 2012 for filing Forms I-XBRL and A-XBRL along with business rules is available on XBRL portal w.e.f. 08 Oct 2016. Please visit the portal for latest validation tool and plan your filing accordingly.

MCA INVITING COMMENTS ON DRAFT REGULATION ON INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUPTCY CODE, 2016

The MCA has issued Notice inviting comments/ suggestions on the draft regulations relating to Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 available on the website of MCA. MCA had set-up a working group consisting of practitioners and experts for making recommendations for drafting regulations for registration and regulation of insolvency professionals and insolvency professional agencies under the Code. MCA, on behalf of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India has invited comments/ suggestions which shall be submitted in the prescribed format available on the website of MCA latest by 28 Oct. 2016.

  MCA has revised the version of e-forms: Form MGT-15, Form FC-3, Form INC-4, Form MGT-14, Form 23C, Form 23D, Form A-XBRL, Form I-XBRL, Form 23AC XBRL, Form 23ACA XBRL and Form AOC-4 XBRL, Costing taxonomy 2012 for filing Forms I-XBRL and A-XBRL w.e.f.  08.10.2016.

  MCA has issued notice inviting comments/ suggestions on the draft regulations relating to insolvency and bankruptcy code, 2016 available on the website of MCA.

MCA has released Updated C&I Taxonomy 2016 for filing Annual Financial Statements in Form AOC-4 XBRL in respect of financial years commencing on or after 01.04.2014

MCA has issued Notice inviting comments/ suggestions on the draft regulations relating to Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 available on the website of MCA.

MCA has revised the version of e-forms viz. MGT-15, FC-3, INC-4, MGT-14, 23C, 23D, A-XBRL, I-XBRL, 23AC XBRL, 23ACA XBRL, AOC-4 XBRL.

MCA has released Updated C&I Taxonomy 2016 for filing Annual Financial Statements in Form AOC-4 XBRL in respect of financial years commencing on or after 01.04.2014.

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE OCT 5, 2016

Professional Update For the Day:

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Direct Tax:-

CBDT notifies ICDS to be applicable w.e.f. AY 2017-18 for all assesses other than individual & HUF (who are not under audit u/s 44AB) following mercantile system of accountingfor the purposes of computation of income chargeable to income-tax under the head “Profits and gains of business or profession” or “Income from other sources”vide Notification No. 87/2016 dated 29/09/2016.(Click here to view)

CBDT has issued Income tax (23rd Amendments) Rules, 2016 vide Notification No. 88/2016 dated 29/09/2016.These Rules shall come in to force with effect from 1st April, 2017.(Click here to view)

CBEC has issued revised guidelines for arrest in relation to Service Tax offences punishable under the Finance Act, 1994 and Central Excise Act, 1944, Circular No. 201/11/2016-Service Tax dated. 30.09.2016.

Assessee could not get the accounts audited within time limit prescribed u/s 44AB and if  there is no mala fide reason for not obtaining the accounts audited in time than penalty u/s 271B should not be imposed – Gemorium Vs ITO W-5(1), Jaipur (ITAT Jaipur).

Indirect Tax:-

CBEC has issued a guidelines for arrest in relation to offences punishable under the Finance Act, 1994 and Central Excise Act, 1944 vide Circular No. 201/11/2016 dated 30/09/2016.(Click here to view)

CBEC has exempted the service tax on transportation  to educational institutions vide Notification No. 45/2016 dated 30/09/2016.(Click here to view)

Judgment of Delhi high court quashing rule 5A(2) of service tax rules, 1994 and holding service tax audits as invalid, has been stayed by supreme court; hence, for time being, service tax audits may continue.[SC of India vs. Mega Cabs (p.) Ltd].

 MCA UPDATE:

MCA has introduced SPICE (simplified proforma for incorporating Company electronically) w.e.f. 02.10.2016 in e-form INC-32.

Form INC-32, INC-33, INC-34 under simplified Performa for Incorporating Companies electronically are available as notified by Comp. (Fourth) Amendment Rules, 2014.

RBI UPDATE:

RBI has cuts the Repo rate by 25 bps now The *new Repo rate is 6.25%.* This will make the loan rate cheaper.

RBI issued a circular regarding Investment by foreign portfolio Investors (FPI) in government securities vide Circular No. 4/2016 dated 30/09/2016.

GST UPDATE:

Under GST Composition Scheme is not applicable if assessee makes Inter- state supplies or pays tax on Reverse Charge basis.

Under GST no need to file GST RFD-01 for refund of balance in electronic cash ledger. Same can be claimed through return forms GSTR-3, 4 & 7.

FAQ on GST issued by CBEC

Q 1. What is the taxable event under GST?

Ans. The taxable event under GST shall be the supply of goods and / or services made for consideration in the course or furtherance of business. The taxable events under the existing indirect tax laws such as manufacture, sale, or provision of services shall stand subsumed in the taxable event known as ‘supply’.

Q 2. What is the meaning of ‘Supply’?

Ans. The term ‘supply’ is wide in its import and includes all forms of supply of goods and / or services such as sale, transfer, barter, exchange, license, rental, lease or disposal made or agreed to be made for a consideration by a person in the course or furtherance of business. It also includes import of service. The model GST law also provides for including certain transactions made without consideration within the scope of supply.

Q 3. What is a taxable supply?

Ans. A ‘taxable supply’ means a supply of goods and / or services which is chargeable to good and services tax under the GST Act.

Q 4. What are the necessary elements that constitute supply under MGL?

Ans. In order to constitute a ‘supply’, the following elements are required to be satisfied, i.e.-

(i)  supply of goods and / or services;

(ii)  supply is for a consideration;

(iii)  supply is made in the course or furtherance of business;

(iv)  supply is made in the taxable territory;

(v)  supply is a taxable supply; and

(vi)  Supply is made by a taxable person.

Q 5. Can a transaction in which any one or more of the above criteria is not fulfilled, be still considered as supply under GST?

Ans. Yes. Under certain circumstances such as importation of service (Section 3(1) (b)) or supplies made without consideration, specified under Schedule-I of MGL, where one or more ingredients specified in answer to question no. 4 are not satisfied, it shall still be treated as supply under GST Law

Q 6. Importation of Goods is conspicuous by its absence in Section 3. Why?

Ans. Importation of goods is dealt separately under the Customs Act, 1962, wherein IGST shall be levied as additional duty of customs in addition to basic customs duty.

Q 7. Are self-supplies taxable under GST?

Ans.Inter-state self-supplies such as stock transfers will be taxable as a taxable person has to take state wise registration in terms of Schedule 1(5). Such transactions have been made taxable even if there is no consideration. However, intra-state self-supplies are not taxable.

Q 8. Whether transfer of title and/or possession is necessary for a transaction to constitute supply of goods?

Ans. Title as well as possession both have to be transferred for a transaction to be considered as a supply of goods. In case title is not transferred, the transaction would be treated as supply of service in terms of Schedule II (1). In some cases, possession may be transferred immediately but titled may be transferred at a future date like in case of sale on approval basis or hire purchase arrangement. Such transactions will also be termed as supply of goods.

Q 9. What do you mean by “supply made in the course or furtherance of business”?

Ans. No definition or test as to whether the activity is in the course or furtherance of business has been specified under the MGL. However, the following business test is normally applied to arrive at a conclusion whether a supply has been made in the course or furtherance of business:

Is the activity, a serious undertaking earnestly pursued?

Is the activity is pursued with reasonable or recognisable continuity?

Is the activity conducted in a regular manner based on sound and recognised business principles?

Is the activity predominantly concerned with the making of taxable supply for consideration/ profit motive?

The test may ensure that occasional supplies, even if made for consideration, will not be subjected to GST.

Q 10. An individual buys a car for personal use and after a year sells it to a car dealer. Will the transaction be a supply in terms of MGL? Give reasons for the answer.

Ans. No, because supply is not made by the individual in the course or furtherance of business. Further, no input tax credit was admissible on such car at the time of its acquisition as it was meant for non-business use.

Q 11. A dealer of air-conditioners transfers an air conditioner from his stock in trade, for personal use at his residence. Will the transaction constitute a supply?

Ans Yes. As per Schedule-I (1) business assets put to a private or non-business use without consideration will be treated as supply.

Q 12. Whether provision of service or goods by a club or association or society to its members will be treated as supply or not?

Ans. Yes. Provision of facilities by a club, association, society or any such body to its members shall be treated as supply. This is included in the definition of ‘business’ in section 2(17) of MGL.

Key Dates:

Excise payment for Non SSI for the month of September by G.A.R.- 7 challan-06/10/2016

Service tax payment for company for the month of September by G.A.R.- 7 challan-06/10/2016

Service tax payment for Individuals/Proprietory/ Partnership Firms for the quarter ended by G.A.R.- 7 challan-06/10/2016

Submission of TCS forms (27C) received in sep to IT Commissioner- 07/10/2016

Payment of TDS/TCS challan No. 281-07/10/2016

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CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE OCT 4, 2016

Professional Update For the Day:

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Direct Tax:-

Mumbai ITAT grants stay extension to ICICI Securities for outstanding demand of 4.31 crores [TS-536-ITAT-2016(Mum)]

ITAT allows MTM losses; Follows SC ruling in Woodward Governor over subsequent CBDT Instruction [TS-537-ITAT-2016(Mum)]

IDS’ 2016: ₹ 65,250 Crores surrendered through 64275 declarations under IDS’ 2016 and the Govt. to collect ₹ 29,362 Crores by way of tax, interest & penalty.

CBDT issued New Income Computation & Disclosure Standards (*ICDS*) to be effective from *AY 2017-18*. Old ICDS notified in 2015 rescinded – Notification # 29/2016, dt.29.09.2016.

IT: Deduction u/s 10AA eligibility – activities of getting manufactured goods from outside sources on job work basis are also covered under manufacturing activities – ITO, W-8(3), Surat Vs Pramukh International (2016 (10) TMI 8 – ITAT Ahmedabad)

CBDT notified revised income computation and disclosure standards ICDS to be followed by all assessees (other than an individual or HUF who is not required to get his accounts Audited u/s 44AB of the said Act).

Section 234E Fee cannot be levied on TDS deducted prior to 1.6.2015 [Sri Fatheraj Singhvi & Ors Vs. Union of India & Ors (Karnataka HC)].

Indirect Tax:-

Valuation – Once the transaction value was rejected and as the appellant did not want any show cause notice or hearing nothing unsustainable found in the adjudication order which determined the value on the basis of value of contemporaneous imports of similar goods enhanced value sustained. Customs (M/s Rim Zim Textile Versus CC, New Delhi – 2016 (9) TMI 124 – CESTAT NEW DELHI – Customs)

ST: Goods Transport Agency service (GTA) – the issuance of a consignment note is essential characteristic – No consignment note – No ST liability – C.C.E. & S. Vs Jaikumar Fulchand Ajmera  (2016 (10) TMI 42 – CESTAT Mumbai)

ST: Arrest in case of ST default for an amount exceeding Rs. 2 Crores and the default is more than 6 months from the date of amount due – CBEC Circular # 201/11/2016 ST, dt.30.09.2016

Service Tax Return (ST-3) for April 2016 to September,2016 period is  available from 1st October,2016,  for e-filing by the assessees in both offline and online modes. The last date for filing the returns for the said period is 25th October, 2016.

VAT & ST: Input Tax Credit – discount/incentive received – sale of goods at a rate lower than the price shown in the VAT invoice – ITC cannot be disallowed – AC Cir-A, Commercial Taxes, Bharatpur (Raj) & Ors Vs Bhagwati Building Material Store & other (2016 (10) TMI 13 – Rajasthan High Court)

GST UPDATE:-

Under GST payment challan GST PMT-4 generated at GST Common Portal shall be valid for 15 days. Generate fresh challan if not paid in 15 days.

For payment through Debit or Credit card, prior registration of card at GST Common Portal through authorized bank is necessary.

FAQ on Company Law:

Query: In case of Re-appointment of independent director for second term, whether ordinary or special resolution is required to be passed?

Answer: As per the provisions of section 149 (10), an independent director shall hold office for a term up to five consecutive years on the Board of a company, but shall be eligible for reappointment on passing of a special resolution by the company and disclosure of such appointment in the Board’s report.

MCA Updates:

Revised integrated incorporation form for companies notified vide the Companies (Incorporation) fourth Amendment Rules, 2016 dated 1st October 2016 viz. “Simplified Proforma for Incorporating Companies Electronically (SPICe-INC 32)” along with electronic MoA (SPICe MoA-INC 33) and electronic AoA(SPICe AoA-INC 34). (Click here to view)

Key Dates:

Excise payment for Non SSI for the month of September by G.A.R.- 7 challan(6th if paid electronically)-05/10/2016

Service tax payment for company for the month of September by G.A.R.- 7 challan(6th if paid electronically)-05/10/2016

Service tax payment for Individuals/Proprietory/ Partnership Firms for the quarter ended by G.A.R.- 7 challan(6th if paid electronically)-05/10/2016

Payment of TDS/TCS challan No. 281-07/10/2016

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