Posted On:  3 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:  4 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:  4 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:  4 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:  4 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:  4 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:  4 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:  4 months ago


CBEC exempts royalty and license fee included in transaction value from IGST

Seeks to exempt royalty and license fee from Integrated tax to the extent it is paid on the consideration attributable to royalty and license fee included in transaction value under Rule 10(1)(c) of Customs Valuation (Determination of value of imported Goods) Rules, 2007.

article author One Roof Consultant

Posted On:  4 months ago


CBEC notifies Changes in Rate of IGST on Motor Vehicle wef 25.01.2018

G.S .R. (E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 5 of the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (13 of 2017), the Central Government, on being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, on the recommendations of the Council, hereby exempts the central tax on inter-state supplies of goods

article author One Roof Consultant

Posted On:  4 months ago


Refund of unutilised Input Tax Credit (ITC)

Refund of unutilised Input Tax Credit (ITC)

article author One Roof Consultant

Posted On:  4 months ago


TDS Mechanism under GST

Under the GST regime, section 51 of the CGST Act, 2017 prescribes the authority and procedure for ‘Tax Deduction at Source’. The Government may order the following persons (the deductor) to deduct tax at source.

article author One Roof Consultant

Posted On:  4 months ago


TCS Mechanism under GST

Tax Collection at Source (TCS) has similarities with TDS, as well as has distinctive features also. TDS refers to tax which is deducted when recipient of goods or services makes some payments under a contract etc. while TCS refers to tax which is collected by the electronic commerce operator when a supplier supplies some goods or services through its portal and the payment for that supply is collected by the electronic commerce operator.

article author One Roof Consultant

Posted On:  4 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:  4 months ago


Appeals and Review Mechanism under GST

Tax laws (or any laws, for that matter) impose obligations. Such obligations are broadly of two kinds: tax-related and procedure-related. The taxpayer’s compliance with these obligations is verified by the tax officer (by various instruments such as scrutiny, audit, anti-evasion, etc.), as a result of which sometimes there are situations of actual or perceived non-compliance.

article author One Roof Consultant

Posted On:  4 months ago


Special Audit in GST

GST is a trust based taxation regime wherein the assessee is required to self-assess his returns and determine tax liability without any intervention by the tax official. Therefore, a tax regime that relies on self-assessment has to put in place a robust audit mechanism to measure and ensure compliance of the provisions of law by the taxable person.

article author One Roof Consultant

Posted On:  4 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:  4 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:  4 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:  4 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:  4 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