CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE MAY 13, 2016

Professional Update For the Day:

Untitled7Direct Tax:

CBDT has issued a circular regarding Verification of tax-returns for Assessment Years 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012 2012-2013, 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 through EVC which are pending due to non-filing of ITR-V Form and processing of such returns vide circular No. 13/2016 dated 09.05.2016.

Gujarat HC allows assessee’s writ, holds that interest on enhanced compensation doesn’t fall within the ambit of the expression “interest” as envisaged u/s 145A (which provides that interest received on compensation/ enhanced compensation shall be taxable in the year of receipt); Revenue had rejected assessee’s NIL TDS certificate application made u/s 197(1) on the ground that interest on enhanced compensation (received u/s 28 of the Land Acquisition Act) is taxable as income from other sources in terms of Sec 145A- Gujrat High Court

Only consistent loss making co. should be excluded from the list of comparables: ITAT

IT: Interest income accrued on time deposits – AO has only taken into account the Journal entries credited in the account. The AO has not taken into account the corresponding Journal entries debited – No additions –DLF Hilton Hotels Vs. CIT, Delhi (2016 (5) TMI 492 – Delhi High Court)

IT: Refund of TDS wrongly deducted – Deduction for TDS on Compensation u/s 28 of Land acquisition Act – ITO (TDS) directed to forthwith deposit such amount with the Reference Court which shall thereafter disburse such amount to the petitioner herein – Movaliya Bhikhubhai Balabhai Vs. ITO, Surat (2016 (5) TMI 488 – Gujarat High Court)

Indirect Tax:

HC reverses CESTAT decision, disallows MODVAT credit under Rule 57G of Central Excise Rules on the basis of invoices endorsed by consignee; Said Rule amended w.e.f. April 1, 1994 by which invoices issued by manufacturers and dealers in prescribed form were considered valid duty paying documents, thus eliminating endorsement thereof; Further, in terms of Notifications dated March 30, 1994 and July 4, 1994, invoices issued by specified category of persons viz. wholesale distributors, dealers & importers, enabled input credit availment; HC finds that CESTAT has ignored LB ruling in Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd. where it was held that after the issuance of Notification dated July 4, 1994, invoices can be issued only by a registered dealer and only then MODVAT credit can be claimed on strength thereof; Hence, by virtue of changes in procedure, manufacturer could avail MODVAT credit only upon invoices being issued under Rule 52A, holds HC thereby allowing Revenue appeal  : Gujarat HC

HC dismisses Revenue appeal, upholds availment of CENVAT credit by company HO i.r.o. input services rendered to various units, absent restriction of proportionate distribution in terms of Rule 7(d) of CENVAT Credit Rules; Rule 7 at relevant time, permitted input service distributor (ISD) to distribute CENVAT credit of input services to its manufacturing units or units providing output services subject to conditions that (a) credit distributed does not exceed service tax amount, and (b) credit of service tax attributable to service used by one or more units exclusively engaged in manufacture of exempted goods or providing exempted services shall not be distributed.- Rajsthan High Court

Company Law:

MCA has notified new versions of e-forms PAS-3, CHG-1, DIR-12, SH-11 and FTE.

Word of Wisdom:

Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.    -Lou Holtz

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’     -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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