Corporate and Professional Updates on 13th May 2019

Direct Tax Updates:

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  • ITR-3 (Excel Utilities) has been issued by CBDT on 10/05/2019 for assessment year 2019-20 (i.e. for financial year 2018-19) Now Tax audit can be done by Chartered Accountants for Individual & HUF.
  • Managerial remuneration: Where a company made provision for payment of managerial remuneration to assessee, same created an obligation on assessee to bear tax liability on salary.
  • The Income Tax Department will now share information such as reported turnover and gross income declared with the Goods and Services Tax Network to check tax evasion. The I-T Department and GSTN will enter an agreement on the modalities of information sharing. The Central Board of Direct Taxes has said the agreement will include provisions for confidentiality, a mechanism for safe preservation of data and timelines for furnishing information.

Indirect tax Updates:

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  • Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB) and distributors of FMCG and consumer durable firms have come under the lens of the goods and services tax (GST) authorities over so-called post-sale discounts offered by manufacturers.
  • GST payable on freight charges recovered from customers without issuance of consignment note. Case Name: In re Siemens Limited.
  • Gujarat High Court in the matter of Octagon Communications Pvt Ltd Vs Union of India allows filing of GSTR-3B without payment of GST.
  • Input Tax credit is admissible even if Consideration is paid through Book Adjustments. In re Senco Gold Ltd GST AAR West Bangal.

Other Updates:

  • Piramal Group plans to buy operational renewable power projects of Mytrah
  • NBFC crisis imminent, says Corp Affairs Secy
  • RBI study finds why there’s a dip in bank deposits
  • Positive sentiment continues for manufacturing sector in Q4, capacity utilisation up at 80%: FICCI survey
  • NCLT dismisses ICICI Bank’s plea to initiate insolvency proceedings against Era Infrastructure
  • FPIs press exit button, pull out Rs 3,207 crore from markets in May
  • DMart Q4 net profit rises 21.4% at Rs 203 crore but margins remain weak
  • PNB Housing Finance reports net profit of Rs 379.7 cr in Q4FY19; up 51%
  • Apple’s wait bears fruit with sub-continent’s biggest store in Mumbai
  • Reliance entry to digitise 5 million kirana stores by 2023: report
  • SRF to sell engineering plastics business to DSM India for ₹320 crore
  • PC Jeweller gets board’s nod for export division demerger
  • Tata group’s perfume brand Skinn eyes Rs 500-crore turnover by 2023
  • Vedanta’s benign March quarter results bring no solace for investors
  • Accor in talks to invest up to $50 million in Treebo Hotels
  • NCLAT dismisses insolvency plea against SpiceJet
  • Unilever considers $1 billion bid for skincare brand Drunk Elephant
  • Govt to set up panel under DGFT to look at steel availability for engineering exporters
  • Moody’s India probing IL&FS AAA rating by ICRA executives after whistle-blower complaint
  • US-China talks break up with no deal after Trump hikes tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports
  • Dalmia Bharat Q4 profit jumps over 2-fold to Rs 264 cr
  • Jaypee Infratech insolvency: Lenders ask NBCC to withdraw some conditions
  • COAI approaches DoT to stop sale of mobile signal boosters on e-commerce sites.

Key Due Dates:

  • GSTR-3B for the month of April 2019 is 20th May 2019.


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