Corporate and Professional Updates on 2nd July 2019

Indirect Tax updates:

  • Policymakers could merge the 12% and 18% slabs under the goods and services tax going forward as revenue increases, thereby effectively making it a two-tier tax. Jaitley made the suggestion in a Facebook post on the second anniversary of the GST roll out. He had opted out of the new government due to health reasons. The former finance minister, who had led the GST talks with states, said as many as 20 states were already showing more than a 14% increase in their revenue. These states no longer require the Centre to compensate them for revenue loss arising out of the GST implementation, he said. Under the GST framework, most items of consumer use have been brought in the 18%, 12% and even 5% category.
  • The GST Council, chaired by the union finance minister and comprising finance ministers of states, has reduced tax rates over the last two years “Except on luxury and sin goods, the 28% slab has almost been phased out. Zero and 5% slabs will always remain. Observing that a sudden reduction of tax rates on all categories of goods could lead to a massive loss of revenue for the government, leaving it without resources to spend.
  • The exercise had to be done in a gradual manner as the revenues increased. “The fear of the states today is that for the first five years they get a guaranteed 14% increase. Every state has been paid its share of tax as also from the compensation fund, if necessary. We have just completed two years of GST
  • A single-slab GST is possible only in extremely affluent countries where there are no poor people, adding that it would be inequitable to apply a single rate in countries where there are a large number of people below the poverty line. “In the pre-GST regime, the rich and the poor, on various commodities, paid the same tax. The multiple slab system not only checked inflation, it also ensured that the aam aadmi products are not exorbitantly taxed.

RBI Updates:

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  • The Reserve Bank of Indiawill take a relook at its supervision structure for banks, finance companies and other entities regulated by the central bank. It will initiate a discussion with its board of directors on a proposal to overhaul the crucial job of supervision so that the regulator is better equipped in picking up early warning signs. This may involve consolidating the different supervisory activities under a separate division or head, creating a pool of officials for better analysis of the continuous flow of data from banks and finance companies, and involving specialists.

SEBI Updates:

  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India on Monday came out with a discussion paper highlighting proposals for allowing a start-up listed on the Innovators Growth Platform (IGP) to trade under the regular category of the main board. According to the proposals, the company should have listed on the IGP for a year and have a minimum of 200 shareholders for making the shift. The company, or any of its promoters, promoter group or directors, should not have been debarred from accessing the capital market or been a willful defaulter.
  • Minimum promoters’ contribution should be 20 per cent of the total capital. In case of a shortfall, alternative investment funds, foreign venture capital investors, scheduled commercial banks, public financial institutions or insurance companies can step in, subject to a maximum of 10 per cent of the total capital. This capital shall be locked in for three years from the date on which trading approval on the main board is granted, and any excess over and above the 20 per cent of promoter’s holding shall be locked-in for one year. The lock-in would not apply for companies listed on the IGP for three years or more.

Other Updates:

  • FinMin starts groundwork for fresh bank consolidation
  • India’s economy big worry for Modi: FICCI
  • Airtel submits Rs 644 crore bank guarantee for merger
  • IndiGo Q4 profit jumps 5-fold to Rs 590 crore
  • Provide names of big loan defaulters: CIC to RBI
  • Radio City to acquire 40 Big FM stations for Rs 1,050 cr
  • Arcelor, Resurgent said to mull joint bid for Essar plant
  • China’s planned curbs on aluminium scrap imports nettles Indian players
  • India Inc Q4 revenue growth slumps to six-quarter low of 10.7%
  • Indian Hotels to go on global expansion spree, may opt to buy out firms
  • Avendus Future acquires stake in Bikaji Foods for Rs 40 crore
  • Lupin’s Goa plant may face regulatory action, says USFDA after inspection
  • BHEL Q4 results: Net profit jumps 50 per cent at ₹682.7 crore
  • Colgate-Palmolive Q4 net up 4.7% to Rs 197.50 cr
  • Inventory write-off drags Natco Pharma’s net down 60%
  • Pension scheme provisioning pushes Oil India into red
  • PIL against the operations of the Paytm Post Paid Wallet filed in Delhi HC
  • Zee Entertainment Enterprises Q4 net profit up 26.8% to ₹292.53 crore
  • Kerala to levy 1% flood cess from 1 June
  • Govt proposes WTO-compliant schemes to boost Make in India
  • Zee stake sale to be completed by July, says Punit Goenka
  • GDP growth in Q4 likely to moderate to 6.1-5.9%, may lead RBI to cut rates: SBI report
  • Bid for BPSL: Lenders move NCLAT for quick approval to JSW Steel’s plan
  • Ingen resolution plan for Orchid Pharma rejected again
  • India Inc revenue growth in Q4 hits six-quarter low of 10.7 pc
  • Confident of timely payment of salary for May: BSNL chief
  • Amid recovery in greenback Rupee settles with 2 paise gain against USD
  • Emami’s net sales up 5 per cent at Rs 635 crore
  • Care Ratings expects power generation to grow
  • Sun Pharma Q4 profit halves to Rs 636 crore
  • Lookout notice issued against DHFL promoters 
  • Airtel Africa may raise $1 billion from stake sale
  • World Bank to invest $35 mn in Manapurram Finance
  • Tech Mahindra & MKI collaborate for Japanese market
  • Welspun in talks to own slum rehabilitation projects, loaned by Dewan Housing Finance Ltd
  • RBI extends timing for fund transfer through RTGS till 6 pm from Jun 1: RBI
  • GMR Warora Energy on verge of defaulting on over Rs 3,000-crore loans
  • Adani offers lenders Rs 500 cr upfront in fresh bid for Jaypee Infratech
  • Tata Steel can withstand 20% drop in EBITDA over next 2 years: S&P Global
  • Steel may grow by 6-8 pc in FY20 amid concerns over dumping from China
  • FDI inflows record first decline in six years this fiscal
  • Pfizer Q4 net up 4.74 per cent to Rs 109.47 crore
  • IT Dept trains officers to detect tax evasion in shell Cos
  • Hind Copper consolidated Q4 net up 16% to Rs 40 cr
  • Mphasis Q4 net profit up 11.9 per cent to Rs 266 crpre
  • NMDC net profit grows 31% to₹1,453 cr in Q4
  • Gail to list Gail Gas, plans ₹54,000 crore capex in 2-3 years
  • Tata Consultancy Services listed among top 50 US companies for diversity
  • Bank ETF launch likely By Dec, to help funds mop-up, cut govt stake in banks
  • IRB Infrastructure Q4 net profit dips 13% to₹208 crore
  • SBI looks to raise up to ₹18,000 cr via QIP
  • NCLT asks Sebi to conclude probe into ITC, LIC allegations against Leela
  • Lakshmi Vilas Bank Q4 net loss narrows to Rs 264 crore
  • India can attract 1.5-2 per cent FDI to GDP ratio: Nomura
  • DLF transfers Rs 330 crore land to JV with GIC for settlement of dues
  • Rupee slips 18 paise against dollar on high dollar demand
  • Sensex, Nifty clock fresh closing highs on fund inflows
  • NCLAT gives 4 weeks to Bakshi to settle dispute with HUDCO
  • PNB narrows Q4 loss to Rs 4,750 crore.

Key Due Dates:

  • 07-07-2019 – Deposit of TDS/TCS for the month of June 2019.
  • 07-07-2019 -Equalisation levy deposit which is withheld at the time of payment by the service  recipient where the annual payment made to one service provider exceeds Rs.1,00,000 in one  financial year for the specified and notified services.
  • 10-07-2019 – GSTR 8 for E-Commerce Companies for the m/o June 2019.
  • 10-07-2019 – Filing GSTR-7 (for assessee who is required to deduct TDS under GST) for the m/o June 2019.
  • 10-07-2019 – Issue of TDS Certificate for salary for the financial year 2018-19.
  • 11-07-2019 – GSTR-1 for the month of June 2019 for taxpayers with Annual Aggregate turnover more than 1.50 Crore.
  •  13-07-2019 – GSTR-6 for Input Service Distributor.
  • 14-07-2019 – Issue of TDS Certificate for tax deducted under section 194-IA/194-IB in m/o           May’19.
  • 15-07- 2019 – Quarterly statement of TCS for the quarter ending 30 June, 2019.
  • 15-07-2019- ESI/PF Payment for m/o June 2019.
  • 15-07-2019- FLA Report it is required to be submitted directly by all Indian Companies which have received  FDI or made FDI abroad for m/o June 2019.
  • 18-07-2019- GSTR-4 Quarterly return for taxpayers opting for composition scheme.
  • 20-07-2019 – GSTR-3B for the m/o June 2019.
  • 20-07-2019 – GSTR-5 for the m/o June 2019.
  • 20-07-2019 – GSTR-5A for the m/o June 2019.
  • 25-07-2019-  EPF return filing for the month of June 2019.
  • 30 -07-2019 -Quarterly TCS certificate in respect of tax collected by any person for the quarter ending June 30, 2019.
  • 30-07-2019 – Furnishing challan-cum-statement in respect of tax deducted u/s 194-IA/194IB in     month of June’19.
  • 31-07-19 – GSTR-1 for June Quarter applicable for taxpayers with Annual Aggregate turnover upto Rs. 1.50/- Crore.
  • 31-07- 2019 – Quarterly statement of TDS for the quarter ending 30 June, 2019.
  • 31-07- 2019 – Income Tax return for the F.Y 2018-19 (A.Y 2019-20) for all assessee other than (a) corporate-assessee or (b) non-corporate assessee (whose books of account are required to be audited) or (c) working partner of a firm whose accounts are required to be audited or (d) an assessee who is required to furnish a report u/s 92E.
  • 31-07-2019- Payment of Professional Tax and Shop and Establishments taxes.
  • 31-07-2019- Form 67 Due date for claimimg Foreign Tax Credit,upload statement of Foreign income offered for tax for previous year 2018-19 and of Foreign tax deducted or paid on such incomes.

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