Professional Update For the Day:



Income Tax : Mumbai ITAT allows Sec.11 exemption on profits earned by assessee hospital from pharmacy business for AY 2006-07, upholds assessee’s claim that pharmacy business was an integral part of hospital business;  [TS-350-ITAT-2016(Mum)]

Income Tax : ITAT: Retention bonus for arresting employee attrition deductible as revenue expenditure [TS-349-ITAT-2016(DEL)]

Income Tax: Transfer-fees from outgoing member not taxable for co-operative housing society applying ‘mutuality’  [TS-346-HC-2016(BOM)]

CBDT issued 3rd clarification in the form of FAQs on the Income Declaration Scheme, 2016 Vide Circular No. 25 of 2016 dated 30.06.2016 Under the ‘Income Declaration Scheme’ tax of forty-five per cent of such undisclosed income is there. The IDS is effective from June 1, 2016 and will remain open up to September 30, 2016. The declarant is required to pay tax up to November 30, 2016. In the recent FAQs issued on June 30, 2016 the CBDT has clarified that once the person had declared undisclosed income, no question will be asked from where such income or tax is coming from. So the effective rate of tax will be 31% as you have to pay 45% on 145 i.e. amount declared and tax paid thereon.

No denial of sec. 54F relief due to two houses if taxpayer had partial interest in one of the houses  Mrs. V.R. Usha v. Income-tax Officer, Business Ward-XV(1), Chennai[2016] 70 340 (Chennai – Trib.)

Interest on FD was includible in operating profit as FD was made from advances received from buyers Deputy Commissioner of Income-tax, Circle- 8 (1), Mumbai v. Bunge India (P.) Ltd. [2016] 70 323 (Mumbai – Trib.)


Vat & sales tax : Dealers having gross turnover above Rs. 1 Cr in F.Y. 2015-16, are required to attach DSC with form DVAT 16/DVAT 17 for Q1 of 2016-17 and onwards. Notification of 1.6.16

Excise : CBEC specified the procedure and conditions for supply of bunker fuel without payment of Central Excise duty from the warehouse of the OMCs to the eligible ships/vessels Vide Circular No. 1034/22/2016 – CX dated 01.07.2016  Excise: The time limit for taking Central excise registration of an establishment by a jeweller  is being extended up to 31.07.2016.

Custom : Clearance of bunker fuels to Indian ship/vessel carrying containerized cargo—reg. vide Circular No. 1034/22/2016-CX dated 1st July, 2016.

Excise: Time limit for excise registration by jewellers extended up to July 31, 2016 Circular No. 1033/21/2016 – CX. Dated  July 1, 2016 F. No. 354/25/2016–TRUExcise: Refund of tax paid on non-taxable services is also governed by time limit of section 11B Giriraj Construction v. Commissioner of Central Excise & Customs, Service Tax, Nasik [2016] 70 303 (Mumbai – CESTAT)

Service tax : No recovery of service tax without adjudication even if tax was collected from customers: HC  Union of India v. Mrs. Prashanthi [2016] 70 346 (Karnataka)


RBI: As per new guideline given by RBI spelling should be written in LAKH not LAC on cheque and Bank Mandate.

Companies  (Removal of difficulties) Third Order, 2016 released by MCA. MCA order dated 30.06.2016.

Bank of Baroda invites proposal for appointment of concurrent auditors of the bank for Branches/RBOs/CBOs/Other Units vide RFP for 545 of its Branches, 22 CBOS, 13 RBOs and 3 Other Units Last date : – 21/07/2016.

Employees drawing salary of Rs.1.2Cr p.a. / 8.5Lac p.m. to be disclosed in board report. Companies (Appt. and remuneration of managerial personnel) amendment rules, 2016.

Invalid transfer of shares didn’t become valid just because petitioner didn’t dispute her sign on transfer docs Ms. Sulochana Neelkanth Kalyani v. Takle Investments Co. [2016] 70 351 (Bombay)


E- Payment of service tax for June: 06/07/2016

Payment of TDS for the month of June: 07/07/2016

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