Posted On:  6 days ago


What you can expect from Budget 2018? Send us your budget expectation

Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, has a big task after demonetisation and GST to present last budget with an eye on general elections in 2019. Following are some of expectation

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  3 weeks 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:  3 weeks ago


Change in Interest rates on small Savings Scheme from January 2018

This article will give you information about the latest amendments in interest rates of various small savings scheme applicable from 1 January 2018. The following are the various types of small savings scheme

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  4 weeks ago


No shop & establishment license required for less than 10 employees from 2018 in Maharashtra

The new amendment effective from 20th December 2017 has been proved to be a boon and relief to many employers and small and medium size establishments. The state government has amended by issuance of notification the Maharashtra Shop and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Service Condition) Act 2017.

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  1 month ago


How to File GSTR 1 returns Monthly and Quarterly before due date 31 December

Functionality to file Monthly and Quarterly returns has been provided in GST portal, for those tax payers whose value of clearance is less than or more than 1.5 Crore in current or previous financial year

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  1 month ago


How to pay advance income tax online

Advance tax is liable for those whose liability is more than 10,000 in a financial year. Advance tax is payable for all the taxpayers, Salaried freelancers & business man. This tax is mainly for those who received income from other sources apart from their salary. This tax is exempted for the senior citizens who are 60years & older & do not run a business.

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  1 month ago


Clarification about applicability of GST on under Construction and Realty -To - Move -In Property

As per GST law, construction of complex, building, civil structure or a part there of including a complex or building intended for sale to a buyer ,wholly or partly ,except where the entire consideration has been received after issuance of completion certificate ,where required ,by the competent authority of after its first occupation ,whichever is earlier ,is a supply of service and liable to GST.

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  1 month 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:  1 month ago


New stepwise online process to register partnership firm in Maharashtra

Recently the process of partnership has been changed and made online from November 2017. Partnership registration has been a lengthy and tedious process all through this years. But to simplify this process the Registrar of Firms has made the process online although physical submission of documents is required to be done thereafter at respective office depending upon place/ area.

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  2 months ago


Best 8 tax saving option in 80C available today

Every year we look forward for tax deduction under section 80C. Rather than investing in last moment do make proper analysis before investing so that you can earn expected returns. Following is the Ranking based on research conducted.

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  2 months ago


Latest GST Return Due Dates and requirement to file GSTR 3B and GSTR 1

Aggregate annual turnover of taxpayers upto 1.5 crorein accordance to the revised due dates are to file their returns on quarterly basis whereas, Aggregate annual turnover of taxpayers beyond 1.5 crore in accordance to revised due dates are required to continue their filing process on monthly basis

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  2 months ago


Now you can log Complain if Restaurant is charging GST more than 5%

The Government is in GST Council meeting held on 10 November 2017 has decided to reduce rate on 150+ items. The major change was in relation to restaurants service provider. The rate on restaurant was 18% which was reduce to just 5%   The reduction is effective from today 15 November 2017. Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates on Restaurant’s will be 5% from existing 18% from

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  4 months ago


CLSS: Under The Realty Radar

Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) aims at giving an impetus to the middle-income group in order to realise its home-buying dream

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  4 months ago


On Blockage of Working Capital of Exporters

There are lots of apprehensions expressed in the media about the problem of blockage of working capital for exporters’ post-GST. There are various figures also being discussed on the blockage of such funds, which are wild estimates. Such media reports are not based on facts

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  4 months ago


CLARIFICATION ABOUT TRANSITION CREDIT

There are lots of speculations in the media about the credit of Rs. 65,000 crore claimed by taxpayers in respect of Central Excise and Service Tax in the pre-GST period. Some people are under the impression that because of Rs. 65,000 crore claimed as transition credit, the income of Government this month has plummeted.

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  4 months ago


On Branded Food Products & amp.; Actionable Claim

The GST Council, in its 21st meeting held on 9th September, 2017at Hyderabad has, interalia, recommended that for 5% GST rate on cereals, pulses and flours etc.

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  4 months ago


Composition scheme for Small Traders, Manufacturers, Restaurants

Tax payer who option for composition scheme ,have to file only one quarterly return with details of tot turnover .invoice with details are not necessary ,bill of supply will suffice .first such return for the quarter July - September ,2017 has to be filed by 18th October .Form GSTR-4A not to be filed for this quarter.

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  4 months ago


No additional burden on Home buyers under GST

The CBEC and States have received several complaints that in view of the works contract service tax rate under GST at 12% in respect of under construction flats, complex etc, the people who have booked flats and made part payment are being asked to make entire payment before 1st July 2017 or to face higher tax incidence for payment made after 1st July 2017. This is against the GST law. as explained below.

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  4 months ago


GST FAQ on Government Services

These include services provided by government or a local authority or governmental authority by way of any activity in relation to any function entrusted to a municipality under Article 243W of the Constitution and services by a governmental authority by way of any activity in relation to any function entrusted to a Panchayat under article 243G of the Constitut

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  4 months ago


GST on Charitable and Religious Trusts

The provisions relating to taxation of activities of charitable institutions and religious trusts have been borrowed and carried over from the erstwhile service tax provisions. All services provided by such entities are not exempt. In fact, there are many services that are provided by such entities which would be within the ambit of GST.

article author CA Chirag Chauhan