Corporate and Professional Updates on 22nd May 2019

Direct Tax Updates:

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  • Income tax Due date for filing returns for Financial year 2018-2019 is 31 July 2019.So, Provide all required Documents for filling your Income tax Return AY 19-20 as soon As  possible. penalty of Rs 5,000 will be charged for returns filed after due date but before 31st December. If returns are filed after 31st December, a penalty of Rs 10,000 shall apply. However, penalty will be Rs 1,000 for those with income upto Rs 5 Lakhs.
  • CBDT releases draft notification proposing new audit report for Trust/Institution. Notification F No 370142/6/2019-TPL, dated 21-05-2019. stakeholders are requested to provide inputs on draft Form no. 10B electronically.
  • CBDTs Notification 36/2019”, dated 12th April, 2019 the format of TDS Statement in Form No. 24Q, Annexure-II has been revised. The Notification shall come into force w.e.f. 12th May’ 2019. The Form 16 and 24Q have been amended to make them more elaborative.

RBI Updates:

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  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) board on Tuesday sought to create a specialised oversight cadre while reviewing the current structure of supervision at the regulator. “With a view to strengthening the supervision and regulation of commercial banks, urban cooperative banks and Non-Banking Financial Companies, the Board decided to create a specialised supervisory and regulatory cadre within the RBI,” said a central bank statement.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) board on Tuesday suggested not extending a credit line to struggling non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) because it felt there was no systemic liquidity issue but there were solvency concerns in some large entities. The board, headed by RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, met in Chennai and discussed the NBFC crisis as well as a revised circular that would replace the controversial “resolution of stressed assets” framework released by the central bank on February 12, 2018.
  • The RBI is working on a liquidity framework for the NBFC sector and that may be released soon. Though an asset quality review (AQR) is not on the cards for NBFCs, the board was informed the central bank had called the management of large NBFCs and asked them to submit plans, with timelines, for capital infusion and asset monetisation. The NBFC liquidity issue was discussed at length in the meeting “but the liquidity is enough in the system”, a source said. The central bank is keeping a tab on the liquidity position of these firms on a monthly basis and recently asked NBFCs with assets over Rs 5,000 crore to appoint a chief risk officer.

SEBI Updates:

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  • In a step that could significantly deepen the commodity derivatives segment (CDS), market regulator Sebi has issued norms for participation of mutual fund in commodity derivatives like gold, silver, crude, copper, guar, mentha etc. However, MFs won’t be allowed to take positions in sensitive commodities like agri products subject to frequent government intervention and the Essential Commodities Act. Effective May 21, MFs can participate in gold derivatives only through gold exchange traded funds launched by asset management companies (AMCs) and in other commodity derivatives through hybrid schemes, which currently invest in equity, debt and gold, Sebi stated in a circular.
  • As most commodities are physically settled, Sebi stated that MFs shouldn’t hold any physical goods for more than 30 days since they first take delivery. “No mutual fund schemes shall invest in physical goods except in ‘gold’ through Gold ETFs. Further, as mutual fund schemes participating in ETCDs (exchange traded commodity derivatives) may hold the underlying goods in case of physical settlement of contracts, in that case mutual funds shall dispose of such goods from the books of the scheme, at the earliest, not exceeding 30 days from the date of holding of the physical goods.

Other Updates:

  • Airtel, Voda Idea lose 30 mn users in March, Jio gains
  • Evaluating Jet Airways opportunity, says Hinduja Group
  • NCLAT reserves order on ArcelorMittal
  • PNB may take control of 2-3 small state-run banks
  • Indian millennials optimistic about economic outlook
  • Tech Mahindra inks defence contract worth Rs 300 cr
  • HPCL to borrow Rs 8K cr in FY20 to fund expansion
  • Co-location: NSE moves Securities Appellate Tribunal against Sebi rulings
  • ICRA downgrades long-term rating for IDFC First Bank from AA+ to AA
  • High-level committee submit strategies on reducing import: Oil ministry
  • RBI to establish supervisory body to strengthen regulation of banks & NBFCs
  • Corporation Bank plans to trim slippages by 50% to Rs 4000 crore in FY20
  •  EPFO looks to pull back NBFC investments to avert default risk
  • Govt turns the heat on directors in fight against shell companies
  • Small trucks see growth, bucking industry slowdown
  • Solar-powered water pump launched for farming sector
  • Reliance beats Indian Oil Corporation to become biggest Indian company
  • Vedanta bags two copper blocks in Maharashtra
  • India’s thermal coal output seen growing 4.3% annually till 2028: Report
  • 68% Indians feel job market has improved in last 5 years: Survey
  • India among top 20 countries in the Artificial Intelligence readiness ranking
  • IL&FS initiates claim process for 70 group entities
  • Sebi permits mutual funds to participate in commodity derivatives
  • Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Q4 net up 36% at Rs 140.54 crore
  • India projected to grow at 7.1% in FY’20: UN report
  • New Indian government faces crucial foreign policy decisions, say US experts
  • US-China trade war gradually destabilising world economy
  •  46 pc ultra high net worth Indians to increase investment in private equity: Survey
  • L&T market capitalisation to touch Rs 3 lakh crore in five years: AM Naik
  • Oil rises on US-Iran tensions, but trade war concerns weigh
  • Rupee edges up 2 paise against US dollar as investors turn cautious.

Key Due Dates:

  • Deposit odf TDS /TCS for the month of April for purchase of property is 30th May 2019.
  • TDS return for March Quarter By all Deductors is 31st May 2019.

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