Professional Update For the Day:

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Non-refundable deposits received by Club for providing facilities to its members taxable as revenue receipt. [2017] 78 338 (Mumbai – Trib.)

The tax demand raised by the authorities under the proposed GST regime can be paid in monthly installments for up to two years, in case of financial hardship

Income Tax Department in its latest drive has started de-activating PAN of all Income Tax assesses who were allotted more than one PAN at anytime in the past.

CBDT clarified that Place of Effective Management (POEM) guidelines shall not apply to company other than an Indian company having turnover or gross receipts of Rs 50 crores or less in a financial year. CIR NO.8 OF 2017 [F.NO.142/11/2015-TPL]

CBEC has launched a mobile application for Goods and Services Tax. The mobile application enables taxpayers to be well informed of the latest updates on GST.

Indirect Tax

Delhi VAT: Denial of Input Tax Credit on the ground that the transactions were reflected in retail invoices and not tax invoices and therefore did not qualify for credit is not valid as the strict interpretation of Section 50(2) was unwarranted. Credit allowed. Revenue’s appeal dismissed. (J C Decaux Advertising I P Ltd. – Delhi High Court. January 9, 2017).

Limitation period of one year is not applicable for claiming refund of Excise taxes paid under protest. High Court of Punjab and Haryana in the case of CCEC Chandigarh-1 Vs. Ind. Swift Lands Ltd.

Extension to 08.03.17 of last date to file DVAT-16, DVAT-17 & DVAT-48 for Q3 of 2016-17.CIRCULAR NO. 25 of 2016-17.

Retired VAT Officer can be appointed as member of VAT Tribunal: Case Name: Bihar Value Added Tax Act Vs Commercial Taxes Bar Association (Patna High Court)

GST Update:

GST to be implemented from 1st July! As informed by Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das, all the states have agreed for the GST implementation from the said date.

GST Late Returns would attract fee @ Rs.100 per day subject to maximum of Rs.5000. This fee is separate for each return i.e. GSTR-1, 2, 3 etc.

UGST law proposed for implementation of GST in Union Territories like Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh etc. as SGST not applicable to them

Under GST Composition Scheme in 17-18 for most Manufacturers & Restaurants @ 5% & Traders at 2% if turnover upto 50 lacs in 16-17. NA for Service sector.


MCA has amended the Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority (Accounting, Audit, Transfer and Refund) Rules, 2016. They shall come into force from the 28th February, 2017.


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


India´s revised tax treaty with Singapore, aimed at checking round tripping of funds, has come into force. The principal clause allowing levy of capital gains tax on investments routed through Singapore will come into force from April 1.

E-Filling New TM Govt Fees Rs.4500 for individual/ startup/ Small Business. For Others Rs.9000. Physical filing Fees Rs.5000 for individual/ startup/ Small Business and for Others Rs.10000.

The head quarters of all PSU banks subject to audit, are expected to get a comprehensive list of firms for allotment from RBI from 06-03-2017. In turn banks are supposed to complete the allotment procedure by 16th March, 2017.

ICAI has submitted Post-Budget Memorandum to the Government and suggested certain amendments to the proposals contained in the Finance Bill, 2017 which would help the government to achieve the desired objectives.

ICAI ARF hereby invites proposals from eligible Chartered Accountants to be associated for handling its upcoming project of Indian Railways for conversion of its books of accounts from hybrid to accrual accounting. The firms satisfying the eligibility criteria may fill their particulars latest by 20th March, 2017.

The government will consider the demands made by foreign retailers for allowing nonfood items such as home care products under the foreign direct investment (FDI) policy, Union minister.

Govt. notifies new rules on Trade Marks to be applicable w.e.f. 06.03.2017. The govt brought down the number of forms required for filing an application from 74 to eight and almost halved the application fees.

Key Dates:  Due dates for the month of March 2017:

6 March : Service tax monthly deposit other than Ind,HUF & P.Firm

7 March  : TDS/ TCS deposit

15 March : Deposit of PF

15 March :Payment of Advance Tax

20 March : Monthly UP VAT return & tax

21 March : Deposit of ESI

31 March : E-payment of service Tax by all assesses Monthly/ Quarterly

31 March :Filing of Belated Income.Tax returns for the A/Y 15-16 & A/Y 16-17

Payment of Advance Income Tax by all assesses (100%): 15.03.2017

E-payment of PF for Feb: 15.03.2017

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