Posted On:  2 months ago


New features added in Form GSTR 3B and other functionalities made available on the GST Portal

Filing of Form GSTR 3B : Filing of Form GSTR 3B has been made easier and user friendly with following features : a) While proceeding to payment you can see details of balances as available in cash and credit ledgers at one place. b) Tax liabilities as declared in GSTR 3B along with the credits gets updated in the ledgers and reflected in the "Tax payable" column of the payment section and can be seen while hovering on the said headings of credit in the payment section.

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

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:  2 months ago


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding taxation of long-term capital gains proposed in Finance Bill, 2018

Under the existing regime, long term capital gains arising from transfer of long term capital assets, being equity shares of a company or a unit of equity oriented fund or a unit of business trust, is exempt from income tax under clause (38) of section 10 of the Act.

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

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


How much income tax Senior Citizen can save from Budget 2018 in Interest (80TTB), Insurance (80D) and Medical Expenditure (80DDB) for FY 2018-19

Budget propose several benefits to Senior Citizens. Though there are no change in Slab rates applicable for senior citizen, government has increase exemption limit and provided standard deduction for pensioners. Following are relief to Senior Citizens proposed:-

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


Income Tax and TDS defaulter sent to jail by Court

Tis Hazari Court has ordered judicial custody of the Director of a Delhi based Real Estate and IT Solution Company for non-compliance in Income Tax TDS Default case. It was found during investigations that the company had deducted TDS but had not deposited in the Government account despite there being a statutory obligation by the Income Tax Act.

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

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