Posted On:  2 months ago


An open letter to the newly elected President of ICAI

Firstly, congratulations on assuming the highest office of the Institute. I hope you would feel honoured of having been given an opportunity to serve the CA fraternity while your partners at office are busy reeling in the additional client workload on your behalf which you have been getting for your firm from the time you got elected as a Central Council Member. You would now be signing several more MOUs for the ICAI at exotic locations which benefit just a few members but we are not complaining about it because talk about priorities and you just have 1 year in office.

article author Hardik Shah

Posted On:  3 months ago


Rationalisation of the provisions relating to Commodity Transaction Tax as per Budget 2018

The existing clause (7) of section 116 of the Finance Act, 2013 provides the definition of “taxable commodities transaction” to mean a transaction of sale of commodity derivatives in respect of commodities, other than agricultural commodities, traded in recognised association.

article author One Roof Consultant

Posted On:  3 months ago


Tax treatment of transactions in respect of trading in agricultural commodity derivatives as per Budget 2018

Clause (5) of section 43 defines speculative transaction. The proviso to the said clause, however, stipulates certain transactions to be non-speculative nature even though the contracts are settled otherwise than by the actual delivery or transfer of the commodity or scraps.

article author One Roof Consultant

Posted On:  3 months ago


Meassures to promote start-ups as per Budget 2018

Section 80-IAC of the Act, inter alia, provides that deduction under this section shall be available to an eligible start-up for three consecutive assessment years out of seven years at the option of the assessee.

article author One Roof Consultant

Posted On:  3 months ago


Download the Budget Memorandum 2018 for Financial Year 2018-19

The provisions of Finance Bill, 2018 relating to direct taxes seek to amend the Income-tax Act, 1961 (hereafter referred to as 'the Act') to continue to provide momentum to the buoyancy in direct taxes through deepening and widening of the tax base, reducing the corporate tax rate for micro, small and medium enterprises, promoting horizontal equity in personal income-tax and enhancing the effectiveness, transparency and accountability of the tax administration. With a view to achieving the above, the various proposals for amendments are organised under the following heads

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  3 months ago


Income tax slab rates applicable for Financial Year 2018-19 or Assessment Year 2019-20

This article will give full detail about the slab rates that are applicable for the Assessment year 2019-20 for each individual. Where the assessee is an individual:

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  3 months ago


100 Key Highlights of Union Budget 2018 presented by FM Arun Jaitely FY 2018-19

No changes in person tax structure for salaried class and No change in Slab Rates 1.44 lakhs crores paid by salaried tax payers.  Standard deduction of Rs 40,000 for salaried taxpayers, in lieu of transport and medical reimbursements for salaried classes Govt will have a scheme to give every enterprise in India a unique ID

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  3 months ago


Chairman CBEC’s weekly newsletter dated 25.01.2018

On 20th January 2018 I was privileged and happy to be a part of the bhoomi puja on the land for the Zonal Training Institute, NACIN, Hyderabad.

article author One Roof Consultant

Posted On:  3 months ago


Refund of Integrated Tax paid on account of zero rated supplies

The objective of zero rating of exports and supplies to SEZ is sought to be achieved through the provision contained in Section 16(3) of the IGST Act, 2017, which mandates that a registered person making a zero rated supply is eligible to claim refund in accordance with the provisions of section 54 of the CGST Act, 2017

article author One Roof Consultant

Posted On:  3 months ago


Inspection, Search, Seizure and Arrest

In any tax administration the provisions for Inspection, Search, Seizure and Arrest are provided to protect the interest of genuine tax payers (as the Tax evaders, by evading the tax, get an unfair advantage over the genuine tax payers) and as a deterrent for tax evasion. These provisions are also required to safeguard Government’s legitimate dues.

article author One Roof Consultant

Posted On:  3 months ago


Recovery of Tax

All tax administration occasionally comes across a situation where the tax dues are not paid correctly by the tax payers, most of the times inadvertently and sometimes deliberately. To minimize the inadvertent short payment of taxes the concept of ‘Matching’ of details of ‘Outward supplies’ of supplier with the details of ‘Inward supplies’ of recipient has been introduced in the GST Act.

article author One Roof Consultant

Posted On:  3 months ago


Benefits of Goods and Services Tax (GST)

GST stands for Goods and Services Tax which is levied on the supply of goods or services or both in India. GST subsumes a number of existing indirect taxes which were earlier levied by the Centre and State Governments including Central Excise duty, Service Tax, VAT, Purchase Tax, Central Sales Tax, Entry Tax, Local Body Taxes, Octroi, Luxury Tax, etc.

article author One Roof Consultant

Posted On:  3 months ago


National Anti-Profiteering Authority in GST

Any reduction in rate of tax on any supply of goods or services or the benefit of input tax credit should have been passed on to the recipient by way of commensurate reduction in prices. However it has been the experience of many countries that when GST was introduced there has been a marked increase in inflation and the prices of the commodities.

article author One Roof Consultant

Posted On:  3 months ago


Statement of Outward Supplies (GSTR-1) in GST

FORM GSTR-1 is a statement of the details of outward supplies (i.e. sales of goods or provision of services) of goods or services or both. The details filed in table of this statement are to be communicated to the respective recipients of the said supplies. The details of outward supplies shall include details of invoices, debit notes, credit notes, advances received, advances adjusted and revised invoices issued in relation to outward supplies made during any tax period

article author One Roof Consultant

Posted On:  3 months ago


Pure Agent Concept in GST

The GST Act defines an Agent as a person including a factor, broker, commission agent, arhatia, del credere agent, an auctioneer or any other mercantile agent, by whatever name called, who carries on the business of supply or receipt of goods or services or both on behalf of another.

article author One Roof Consultant

Posted On:  3 months ago


Deemed Exports in GST

“Deemed Exports” refers to supplies of goods manufactured in India (and not services) which are notified as deemed exports under Section 147 of the CGST/SGST Act, 2017. The supplies do not leave India. The payment for such supplies is received either in Indian rupees or in convertible foreign exchange. Deemed exports are not zero rated supplies by default, unlike the regular exports.

article author One Roof Consultant

Posted On:  3 months ago


Zero Rating of Supplies in GST

By zero rating it is meant that the entire value chain of the supply is exempt from tax. This means that in case of zero rating, not only is the output exempt from payment of tax, there is no bar on taking/availing credit of taxes paid on the input side for making/providing the output supply. Such an approach would in true sense make the goods or services zero rated.

article author One Roof Consultant

Posted On:  3 months ago


Provisional Assessment in GST

A supplier will come to know the extent of his tax liability which has to be discharged on a continuous and regular basis only after assessment. Assessment means determination of tax liability and includes self-assessment, re-assessment, provisional assessment, summary assessment and best judgment assessment. The major determinants of the tax liability are generally the applicable tax rate and the value.

article author One Roof Consultant

Posted On:  3 months ago


Margin Scheme in GST

As per Rule 32(5) of the CGST Rules, 2017, where a taxable supply is provided by a person dealing in buying and selling of second hand goods i.e., used goods as such or after such minor processing which does not change the nature of the goods and where no input tax credit has been availed on the purchase of such goods, the value of supply shall be the difference between the selling price and the purchase price and where the value of such supply is negative, it shall be ignored.

article author One Roof Consultant

Posted On:  3 months ago


Valuation in GST

Every fiscal statue makes provision for determination of value as tax is normally payable on ad-valorem basis. In GST also, tax is payable on ad-valorem basis i.e. percentage of value of the supply of goods or services. Section 15 of the CGST Act and Rule 27 to Rule 35 of CGST Rules, 2017

article author One Roof Consultant