• Jul
  • 23
  • 2014

Punitive Provisions Relating To Statutory Auditors under Companies Act, 2013

Added In Company Law
Companies Act, 2013 seems to have laid lot of emphasis on audit which is evident from the fact that it has prescribed four different kinds of audits for companies, namely, Financial Audit, Internal Audit, Secretarial Audit and Cost Audit. In its pursuit of increasing the effectiveness of audit to reach high degree of corporate governance, the Act has also well laid out the powers as well as the roles and responsibilities of the auditors

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  • Jul
  • 23
  • 2014

Recent Amendments in Listing Agreement

Added In SEBI
Consequent to the enactment of Companies Act, 2013, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has announced some amendments in the listing agreement vide its Circular Number CIR/CFD/POLICY CELL/2/2014 dated 17th April, 2014. More specifically, amendments have been made to Clause 35B and 49 of the listing agreement with the objective to align the listing agreement with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, to adopt best practices on corporate governance and to make the corporate governance framework more effective.

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  • Jul
  • 23
  • 2014

Budget 2014 – Does it really not contains retrospective amendments?

Added In Income Tax
Almost everyone, including active and proactive professional tax advisers- mainly, lawyers and CAs, having something to do or other with the Budget proposals of the newly installed government, have sought and brought to focus the ‘highlights’. Even so, it is sad to observe that, in so doing, in one’s conviction, some of the deficiencies, hidden or otherwise, it is noted, have not been even touched upon, for reasons not known.

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  • Jul
  • 23
  • 2014

Parities & Anomalies Brought Between Section 40(a)(i) & Section 40(a)(ia) by Finance Bill 2014

Added In Income Tax
CA Surbhi Jain TDS as the name implies, aims at collection of tax at the very source of income. Its of great significance to the Government as it propones the collection of tax, provides for a greater reach and wider base for tax and from the perspective of Tax Payer, it distributes the incidence of […]

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  • Jul
  • 23
  • 2014

To cut a long story short – excise duty not leviable on subsidy given to Fertilizers

Added In Excise Duty
Providing the food grains at affordable prices to the public at large is the key policy of any government. Effective production of food grains is not possible without the fertilizers. A fertilizer is a chemical or natural substance added to soil or land to increase its fertility. Thus, to improve the quality as well as the quantity of agricultural produce, fertilizers are the key ingredients.

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  • Jul
  • 23
  • 2014

Rates of Gold & Silver up to 31.03.2014 with valuation rules

Added In Income Tax
Rates of Gold and Silver for Wealth Tax valuation Purpose – Valuation of Jewellery- Jewelry Includes: Ornaments made of gold, silver, platinum or any other precious metal or any alloy containing one or more of such precious metals, whether or not containing any precious or semi-precious stones, and whether or not worked or sewn into any wearing apparel.

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  • Jul
  • 23
  • 2014

Rate of Interest on PPF on Subscriptions Made On Or After 1-4-2014

Added In Finance
Rate Of Interest On Public Provident Fund Scheme Under Section 5 of the Public Provident Fund Act, 1968 (23 of 1968) On Subscriptions Made To The Fund On Or After 1-4-2014 And Balances At The Credit Of Subscriber Notification No. GSR 496(E) [F.NO.6-1/2011-NS-II (PT.II)], Dated 11-7-2014 In pursuance of section 5 of the Public Provident […]

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  • Jul
  • 23
  • 2014

Issues in Assessment of Partnership Firms & Recommendations – CAG

Added In Income Tax
Executive Summary Partnership Firms (Firms) along with Association of Persons (A0Ps) and Body of Individuals (B0Is) constitute one of the major businesses apart from the corporate sector in India. Firms are governed by India Partnership Act, 1932. The Income Tax Act, 1961 (Act) provides various exemptions and deductions to the Firms. Income Tax Department (ITD) […]

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  • Jul
  • 23
  • 2014

Highlights of CAG Report on Direct Taxes

Added In Income Tax
HighlIghts of CAG Report on Direct Taxes This Report discusses trends, composition and systemic issues in direct taxes using data from Finance Accounts, departmental accounts, departmental MIS and findings of compliance audit. Gross tax receipts (GTR) of Union Government in FY 2012-13 was RS. 10,36,460 crore which represented 10.25 per cent of the GDP. Share […]

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