Posted On:  2 months ago


Auditors; Please Accept The Responsibility

The recent fraud at one of the leading bank in India has again started the discussion within all the stakeholders as who is liable. While both the leading political parties are blaming each other citing the time lines of extending such loan and it recovery, the process of deciding the ownership also started slowly. The honorable finance minister in one of the public event recently directed the torch towards the various auditors for not detecting the fraud. This does question the entire process of auditing done by various auditors involved in the process. Few of the auditors on their part immediately got involved in shifting the blame to management either by getting cited openly or through muted motion.

article author Hemraj Joshi

Posted On:  2 months ago


ICAI - committed to conclude the disciplinary process against those found involved in the PNB scam

ICAI is an autonomous regulator of accounting profession created by Chartered Accountants Act, 1949. During its existence of 69 years, ICAI is contributing in public interest with sole mandate of independence, integrity and excellence.

article author One Roof Consultant

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:  2 months ago


Procedural aspects while conducting e-assessment of Scrutiny under Income Tax : CBDT

Sub-section (23C) of Section 2 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (Act), applicable from 01.06.2016, provides that “hearing” includes communication of data and documents through electronic mode. Accordingly to facilitate conduct of assessment proceedings electronically, vide letter dated 23.06.2017, in file of even number, Board had issued a revised format of notice(s) under section 143(2) of the Act.

article author One Roof Consultant

Posted On:  2 months ago


Procedure for registration of PTRC (Profession tax registration certificate) and PTEC (Profession tax enrollment certificate) in Maharashtra

As per the amendments in the Profession Tax Act 1975, a person (natural / legal) registered under MGST Act is liable to enroll for Profession Tax Enrollment Certificate (PT-EC) and pay Rs.2500 per annum. In addition, if the business is having any employee whose monthly salary is above Rs. 7500/- is also required to obtain Profession Tax Registration Certificate

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  2 months ago


Why people don’t grow rich by investing in stocks?

A lot has been said and written about generating wealth by investing for the long term in equity markets. The mutual fund industry in India now boasts of monthly collections through Systematic Investment Plans (SIPs) of over Rs 6,000 crore – a bulk of these investments are by retail investors who plan to get rich by investing in the equity markets for years. Will these investors really achieve their goal of creating wealth for themselves in the long run?

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  3 months ago


Rationalisation of provision of section 115BA relating to certain domestic companies as per Budget 2018

Section 115BA of the Act provides that the total income of a newly set up domestic company engaged in business of manufacture or production of any article or thing and research in relation thereto, or distribution of such article or thing manufactured or produced by it, shall, at its option, be taxed at the rate of 25 per cent.

article author One Roof Consultant

Posted On:  3 months ago


Rationalisation of provisions relating to Country-by-Country Report as per Budget 2018

Section 286 of the Act contains provisions relating to specific reporting regime in the form of Country-by-Country Report (CbCR) in respect of an international group.

article author One Roof Consultant

Posted On:  3 months ago


Rationalisation of section 276CC relating to prosecution for failure to furnish return as per Budget 2018

Section 276CC of the Act provides that if a person willfully fails to furnish in due time the return of income which he is required to furnish, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term, as specified therein, with fine.

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


Deduction in respect of income of Farm Producer Companies as per Budget 2018

Section 80P provides for 100 percent deduction in respect of profit of cooperative society which provides assistance to its members engaged in primary agricultural activities.

article author One Roof Consultant

Posted On:  3 months ago


Should you hold or Sell Equity Shares and Mutual Fund before 31 March 2018 to save LTCG?

The exemption of LTCG will continue till 31 March 2018. LTCG Tax of 10% will be applicable from 1 April 2018. A new section 112A is introduced into the Income-tax Act, 1961 to tax the long term capital gains on the listed shares and units of equity oriented mutual funds transferred on or after 1st April, 2018

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  3 months 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:  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


Latest TDS Tax Deducted at Source Rate Chart for FY 2018-19 AY 2019-20

TDS is to be deducted on payment made as prescribed by Income Tax Act by persons who are liable to deduct TDS. It is the duty of the deductor to deduct TDS as given in Income Tax Act. Following are the revised rate of TDS applicable for Financial Year 2018-19 Assessment Year 2019-20

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


Download Budget speech and Finance bill for 2018 by FM Arun Jaitely FY 2018-19

Madam, four years ago, we pledged to the people of India to give this nation an honest, clean and transparent Government. We promised a leadership capable of taking difficult decisions and restoring strong performance of Indian economy. We promised to reduce poverty, expedite infrastructure creation and build a strong, confident and a New India. When our Government took over, India was considered a part of fragile 5; a nation suffering from policy paralysis and corruption. We have decisively reversed this. The Government, led by Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has successfully implemented a series of fundamental structural reforms. With the result, India stands out among the fastest growing economies of the world.

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


Online Registration Mechanism and Filing System for Stock Exchanges

. In order to ease the process of application for recognition / renewal, reporting and other filings in terms of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) (Stock Exchanges and Clearing Corporations) Regulations, 2012 and other circulars issued from time to time, SEBI has introduced a digital platform for online filings related to Stock Exchanges

article author One Roof Consultant

Posted On:  3 months ago


SEBI Online Registration Mechanism and Filing System for Depositories

In order to ease the process of application for recognition / renewal, reporting and other filings in terms of Securities and Exchange Board of India(Depositories and Participants) Regulations, 1996 and other circulars issued from time to time, SEBI has introduced a digital platform for online filings related to Depositories.

article author One Roof Consultant