CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL UPDATE SEPT 2,2016

Professional Update For the Day:

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DIRECT TAX:

No tax on income from offshore supplies as supplier had no agency PE in India.

No cancellation of trust’s registration just because its main income was from interest and miscellaneous receipt.

CBDT Extends due date for quarterly furnishing of Form 15G/155H

Income Tax Authorities must mention official e-mail Ids & phone/fax no in all notices/letters issued to taxpayers. F No 225/214/2016/ITA.II of 30-8-2016.

No tax on income from offshore supplies as supplier had no agency PE in India.

The CBDT vide Circular no. 30/2016 dated. 26 Aug. 2016 has streamlined the process for ‘Port Clearance/ No Objection Certificates and Voyage Return/ Assessment’ in the case of foreign shipping companies

No cancellation of trust’s registration just because its main income was from interest and miscellaneous receipt.

Extension of due dates of Form 15G/H received during 1.10.2015- 31.3.2016 & for Q1 of 2016-17, to31.10.2016; & for Q2 of 2016-17, to 31.12.2016. CBDT notification no 10/2016.

SC dismisses review petition against its earlier order dated April 22, 2016 denying exemption u/s 10(23C)(iiiab) to Visvesvaraya Technological University (‘VTU’ ) on the ground that it doesn’t satisfy the condition of being an institution ‘wholly or substantially financed by the Govt.’ for AYs 2004-05 to 2009-10. It Rejected VTU’s contention that ‘fees of all kinds collected’ must be regarded as receipts from Govt.[TS-465-SC-2016]

ITAT pune in the below citied case held that The payments made by assessee to Gensler-USA were merely for project specific drawings & designs without transfer of technology or know-how or even title in drawing & designs and not in the nature of “Royalty” or “Fee for Technical Services u/s 195.[Gera Developments Pvt. Ltd. Vs. DCIT, (Int. Tax), Pune]

INDIRECT TAX:

Recovery of CENVAT credit imposition of interest and penalty machine tool accessories, tips and Inserts CHA service for export of goods Held that – the ownership of the goods and the risk related thereto remains with the appellant up to the loading of the goods on the ship at the port of shipment. Further, Section 4 of the Central Excise Act, 1944, inter alia, states that the place of removal is any other place from where the excisable goods are to be sold after the clearance from the factory. ( Kennametal India Ltd. Versus Commissioner of Central Excise, Large Taxpayers Unit) – 2016 (8) TMI 1031 – CESTAT BANGALORE – Service Tax

Cenvat credit – manpower supply services – availed the input service in their manufacturing activity – whether 75% of service tax payable by the respondent should be considered as ineligible for credit when the provider of service was to pay only 25% of service tax having been paid 100 of the service tax – Held that – 75% of the service tax, which is sought to be denied is admittedly paid to the Government by the provider of service instead of recipient of service.( M/s. Prime Ispat Ltd. Versus CC and CE, Raipur) – 2016 (8) TMI 1026 – CESTAT NEW DELHI – Central Excise

The state of Jammu & Kashmir CBDT further extends the ‘due-date’ for filing Return of Income from 31st August, 2016 to 30th September, 2016.

COM VAT issued the notification:

  • Order dt.31/8/16 enhancing DVAT Refunds jurisdiction of AO’s, Addl. Com/JC’s & Spl.Com.
  • No.658 dated 24/8/16 reg. Withdrawal of mandatory requirement of filing DVAT return with Digital Signatures.
  • Circular No.13 dated.31/08/2016 extending the Q1 2016-17 DVAT returns up to 10/09/2016.

DVAT Last date extended for filing the return for Q1 2016-17 by 10 days and also to find out the ways to improve the system STBA.

GST UPDATE

GST: The Central Govt. is planning to advance the winter session of parliament to pass GST Bill as the ratification of the GST Constitutional Amendment Bill by at least 50% States is expected to be completed by 10th Sep’ 2016. Eight States have already ratified the same. The State of West Bengal has put on HOLD the ratification indefinitely.

GST: With Odisha has become the 16th States to ratify the GST Constitutional Amendment Bill on 01.09.2016, the Central Govt. may seek President’s assent on it. The complete list of States are: 1. Assam; 2. Bihar; 3. Jharkhand; 4. Himachal Pradesh; 5. Chhattisgarh; 6. Gujarat; 7. Madhya Pradesh; 8. Delhi; 9. Nagaland: 10. Maharashtra; and 11. Haryana; 12. Telengana; 13. Mizoram; 14. Sikkim; 15. Goa; and 16. Odisha.

Under GST; TDS @ 1% will be applicable on notified supplies for contracts exceeding Rs. 10 lacs in value. TDS deposit by 10th of next month.

Under GST, refund of ITC allowed at end of Tax Period for exports & where ITC accumulated due to input tax rate higher than output tax rate.

GST will make consumer goods cheaper, boost jobs: CBEC Spelling out benefits of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the revenue department on Monday said it will make consumer goods cheaper, increase consumption and generate more employment by enhancing economic activity.

FAQ on Company Law:

Query:  One of our client company has appointed Additional Director during the year subject to vacation of office upto ensuing annual general meeting of the company. AGM of the company was scheduled to be called on 15th Sept, but due to unforeseen reasons, company was not able to conduct AGM till 30th September. Our query is whether such Additional Director may hold office afterwards as well as AGM has not been held?

Answer:  As per the provision of Section 161 of Companies Act 2013, the articles of a company may confer on its Board of directors the power to appoint, other than 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 next annual general meeting or the last date on which Annual general meeting should have been held, whichever is earlier.

Here, in this case, AGM was not held upto due date of AGM, i.e 30th September but as per provisions, he may hold office upto the date of AGM or the day on which AGM should have been held , whichever is earlier. Therefore, he shall not hold office afterwards.

Query:  We have a query as whether a company is required to consolidate the financials of LLP, which is its subsidiary, along with its financials?

Answer:   As per Rule 6 of Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, it is provided that consolidation of financial statements of a company shall be done in accordance with the provisions of Schedule III to the Companies Act, 2013 and the applicable Accounting Standards.

As per the definition of subsidiary as defined under Accounting Standard (AS) 21, an enterprise controlled by the parent is required to be consolidated. The term ‘enterprise’ includes a company and any enterprise other than a company. Therefore, under AS also, LLPs and partnership firms are required to be consolidated.

Query:  Whether Form DIR-11 is required to be filed in case of vacation of director under Se3ction 167 of Companies Act 2013?

Answer: No, as per  Section 168 (1) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 16 of Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014,  Form DIR-11 is required to be filed in case of resignation of director from his office within a period of thirty days from the date of resignation.

RBI UPDATE

RBI has issued Master Directions for NBFC Cos on six subjects. The subjects on which Master Directions have been issued are Exemptions from the provisions of RBI Act, 1934.

ICAI Update

Last date for MEF 2016-17 is 10/09/16. Members are requested to apply at www.meficai.org.

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