Posted On:  2 weeks ago


How to calculate Long Term Capital Gain Tax on Equity Shares and Mutual Fund from 1st April 2018

The Long Term Capital Gain Tax on Shares and Equity oriented Mutual Funds were exempt since 2004. The government has introduce Securities Transaction Tax from 2004, to simply the tax regime, and introduce section 10(38) to provide exemption to long term capital gains on transfer of shares listed on a recognised stock exchange (BSE & NSE) provided STT was paid on them. Short term capital gains on such a transfer would be taxed @ 15%. The Budget 2018 has proposed to tax Long Term Gains on Equity Shares and Mutual Funds without withdraw of securities transaction tax (STT), which was introduced as an alternative to LTCG tax.

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  2 weeks 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:  1 month 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.

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Posted On:  1 month 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.

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Posted On:  1 month 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.

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Posted On:  1 month 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

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Posted On:  1 month ago


Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act

The introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a significant reform in the field of indirect taxes in our country. Multiple taxes levied and collected by the Centre and states would be replaced by one tax called Goods and Services Tax (GST). GST is a multi-stage value added tax on consumption of goods or services or both.

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Posted On:  1 month ago


Reverse Charge Mechanism in GST

Generally, the supplier of goods or services is liable to pay GST. However, in specified cases like imports and other notified supplies, the liability may be cast on the recipient under the reverse charge mechanism. Reverse Charge means the liability to pay tax is on the recipient of supply of goods or services instead of the supplier of such goods or services in respect of notified categories of supply

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Posted On:  2 months ago


Government Cautions People Against Risks in Investing in Virtual ‘Currencies’; Says VCs are like Ponzi Schemes

“There has been a phenomenal increase in recent times in the price of Virtual ‘Currencies’ (VCs) including Bitcoin, in India and globally. The VCs don’t have any intrinsic value and are not backed by any kind of assets. The price of Bitcoin and other VCs therefore is entirely a matter of mere speculation resulting in spurt and volatility in their prices. There is a real and heightened risk of investment bubble of the type seen in ponzi schemes which can result in sudden and prolonged crash exposing investors, especially retail consumers losing their hard-earned money. Consumers need to be alert and extremely cautious as to avoid getting trapped in such Ponzi schemes. VCs are stored in digital/electronic format, making them vulnerable to hacking, loss of password, malware attack etc. which may also result in permanent loss of money. As transactions of VCs are encrypted they are also likely being used to carry out illegal/subversive activities, such as, terror-funding, smuggling, drug trafficking and other money-laundering Acts.

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  2 months ago


How profit from Bitcoin will be taxed in India?

Bitcoin is the buzzing word on social media and all want to become rich by investing in the crypto currency. Many Indian despite RBI warning has invested in to Bitcoin few months back and have made handsome gains. The question now remains is the gains on sale of Bitcoin is taxable under Income Tax Act? If yes then it shall be taxed as business Income or Capital Gains or something else ? Any gain on Bitcoin is taxable as any gain on account of Bitcoin exchange is certainly (100%) taxable because the definition of income u/s 2(24) under Income Tax Act is inclusive, which mean every kind of income unless clearly exempt .

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  6 months ago


Why it is right time to invest and switch to 8% RBI Bonds?

Recently RBI has reduce interest rate and going by inflation figures there is all the possibility of further reduction of interest rate in near future by 2018. The rate of interest on fixed deposit of banks are reducing below 7% making them non attractive in terms of returns post tax.  Rate of interest on fixed instrument with government guarantee are at all-time low,

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  6 months ago


Why it is right time to invest and switch to 8% RBI Bonds?

Recently RBI has reduce interest rate and going by inflation figures there is all the possibility of further reduction of interest rate in near future by 2018. The rate of interest on fixed deposit of banks are reducing below 7% making them non attractive in terms of returns post tax.  Rate of interest on fixed instrument with government guarantee are at all-time low,

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  6 months ago


Tri- Party Repo (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2017

The Reserve Bank of India having considered it necessary in public interest and to promote the development of the financial system of the country, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 45W of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 and of all the powers enabling it in this behalf, hereby issues the Tri- Party Repo (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2017 dated August 10, 2017 (the Directions).

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Posted On:  6 months ago


Clarification on issues related to furnishing of Bond/Letter of Undertaking for Exports–Reg.

Please refer to Notification No. 16/2017 – GST dated 7th July, 2017 and Circular No. 2/2/2017 – GST dated 5th July, 2017 and Circular No. 4/4/2017 – GST dated 7th July, 2017. A large number of communications have been received from the field formations and exporters citing variation in the interpretation of above referred notification and circulars.

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Posted On:  6 months ago


Reserve Bank Commercial Paper Directions, 2017

Whereas the Reserve Bank of India, in exercise of the powers conferred by Sections 45J, 45K, 45L of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934, and of all the powers enabling it in this behalf, notified the Non-Banking Companies (Acceptance of Deposits through Commercial Paper) Directions 1989 vide Notification No.IECD.1/87(CP)-89/90 dated December 11, 1989;

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Posted On:  9 months ago


Exempt Services under GST in India from May 2017

Services by Government or a local authority excluding the following services— (i) services by the Department of Posts by way of speed post, express parcel post, life insurance, and agency services provided to a person other than Government;

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  9 months ago


Services under reverse charge as per GST in India

ABCThe fitments of rates of services were discussed on 19 May 2017 during the 14th GST Council meeting held at Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir. The Council has broadly approved the GST rates for services at Nil, 5%, 12%, 18% and 28%. The list of services that will be under reverse charge as approved by the GST

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  11 months ago


FAQs on Frontend Business Process on GST Portal

Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) is a not-for-profit, non-government company promoted jointly by the Central and State Governments, which will provide shared IT infrastructure and services to both central and state governments including tax payers and other stakeholders. The Frontend services of Registration, Returns, Payments, etc. to all taxpayers will be provided by GSTN. It will be the interface between the government and the taxpayers.

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Posted On:  11 months ago


FAQs on Payment of Tax under GST

In the GST regime, for any intra-state supply, taxes to be paid are the Central GST (CGST), going into the account of the Central Government) and the State/UT GST (SGST, going into the account of the concerned State Government). For any inter-state supply, tax to be paid is Integrated GST (IGST) which will have components of both CGST and SGST. In addition, certain categories of registered persons will be required to pay to the government account Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) and Tax Collected at Source (TCS). In addition, wherever applicable, Interest, Penalty, Fees and any other payment will also be required to be made

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Posted On:  11 months ago


FAQs on Overview of Goods and Services Tax (GST)

It is a destination based tax on consumption of goods and services. It is proposed to be levied at all stages right from manufacture up to final consumption with credit of taxes paid at previous stages available as setoff. In a nutshell, only value addition will be taxed and burden of tax is to be borne by the final consumer

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