Corporate and Professional Updates on 29th August 2019

Direct Tax Updates:

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  • Due date for submitting income tax returns is 31st Aug 2019 for all cases in which income tax audit is not mandatory.
  • Task force on direct tax code has recommended abolishing the dividend distribution tax while retaining the longterm capital gains tax and securities transaction tax, a source in the know of the matter said.

RBI Updates:

  • RBI’s balance sheet should be strong enough to support banks if there is a need to recapitalise them during a financial crisis, said the report of the committee to review the economic capital framework (ECF) of the central bank.
  • RBI Governor may have ruled out an Asset Quality Review for NBFCs, but an ongoing central bank inspection of the books of non-bank companies shows that the exercise is as stringent as the official scrutiny that had earlier pushed high-street lenders to declare higher bad loans.

Other Updates:

  • New FDI rules to lure Apple, Oneplus, others: ICEA
  • Cabinet clears Rs 6,268 crore sugar export subsidy
  • US-China trade dispute presents opportunity for India
  • DGCA calls urgent meeting with Indigo, GoAir
  • Voda gets nod to raise share capital to Rs 50K cr
  • India Ratings cuts growth forecast for FY 2019-20 to 6-year low at 6.7%
  • Govt okays 100% FDI in contract mfg, eases rules for single brand retail
  • Moody’s downgrades YES Bank’s ratings, changes outlook to negative
  • After EOI submission, Synergy Group eyes 49% stake in Jet Airways
  • IOC to invest Rs 2 trn in 5-7 yrs, develop a new energy storage technology
  • Iran suggests barter trade with India for sectors like agri, drugs
  • Govt mulls scrapping cap on foreign investment in coal mining
  • Piramal Enterprises defers NCD plans
  • NCLT allows IL&FS to sell seven wind assets to Orix for Rs 4,800 cr
  • Every economy faces headwinds, India no exception: Vedanta
  • Indian Oil to build a 1 GW electric vehicle battery plant
  • Gains from massive bond buying helped transfer higher surplus: RBI
  • Moody’s revises Indian steel producers’ outlook to negative
  • IIFL Wealth to acquire L&T Finance’s wealth management business
  • Trai issues draft of broadcasting and cable services interconnection regulations
  • Despite climate concerns, India further opens up its coal sector.
  • Iran to open bank branch in India in 2-3 months to boost trade
  • Iran, India could seal preferential trade agreement by 2019 end: Iranian envoy
  • US-China trade dispute presents opportunity for India, says DBS report
  • Every economy faces headwinds, India no exception: Vedanta
  • Gold nears Rs 40,000; silver soars Rs 2,110
  • Rate cuts not enough to re-fire damp India housing market: Report
  • Government weighing options on using RBI payout
  • Nestle India will replace Indiabulls Housing Finance in the Nifty-50 Index

Key Due Dates:

  • 31 August: INCOME TAX RETURN EXTENDED- Filing income tax for individual and non-corporates [who are not subject to tax audit].
  • 30 November: GSTR-9 RETURN FILLING DUE DATE – Annual Return to be filed by Regular Taxpayers filing GSTR 1, GSTR 2, and GSTR 3. It needs to be filed electronically on the GST portal directly or through a facilitation center.
  • 31 November: GSTR-9A RETURN FILLING DUE DATE – Taxable Persons paying tax under Section 10 of CGST Act, the composition scheme, are required to submit their annual returns in Form GSTR 9A.
  • 31 November: GSTR-9B RETURN FILLING DUE DATE- Annual Return to be filed by e-commerce operators who have filed GSTR 8 during the financial year.
  • 31 November: GSTR-9C RETURN FILLING DUE DATE- Taxpayers whose annual turnover exceeds INR 2 crores in a Financial Year are required to get their accounts audited by a practicing Chartered Accountant or Cost Accountant before filing returns in Form GSTR 9C.


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