"19 March 2010" Archive - Page 2

Will rights issues be more favoured to QIPs in 2010?

Rights Issues (RIs) were out of favour with corporate India in 2009. Reason for such situation was due to depressed sentiments in the capital market. In 2008 ,companies raised Rs 29,786 Cr through RIs which reduced in 2009 to Rs 2,525 Cr . Reduction was to the extent of Rs 27,261 Cr over the previous year. Promoters prefer RI route t...

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Custom law Amendments need to be reviewed by CBEC

Circular No. 06/2010-Custom Duty 01/01/1970

The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has issued a very useful Circular (number 6/2010-Cus dated March 19, 2010) re-iterating its earlier instructions that rebate of excise duty paid on goods supplied from domestic tariff area (DTA) to a special economic zone (SEZ) should be granted under Rule 18 of the Central Excise Rules, 2002...

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Transfer of shares to Partnerships and Closely Held Companies to attract the provisions of section 56(2) in the hands of the recipient: Budget 2010

Hitherto, only transfer of property to individuals and HUFs were only covered by the provisions of section 56 (2), whereas the recipient firms, companies, etc. were excluded from taxation. By proposed amendment, it is sought to tax the firms and closely held companies if they receive shares of a closely held company on or after 1st June, ...

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Income Tax on transfer of property without consideration or for inadequate consideration: Budget 2010

With effect from A.Y. 2005-06, a concept of levying income-tax on the gifts received by an individual or HUF was introduced in Section 56 (2) of the Act. This was done to combat certain misuse of the provisions where the gift was received from a non-relative. At first the said concept was introduced for taxing gift in cash alone. However,...

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Maharashtra VAT notification enhancing Basic Tax Rate

Notification No. VAT-1510/CR 47/Taxation-1 10/03/2010

Further, the State Government has issued a corrigendum to the above notification and a circular to clarify that fabrics and sugar, as described in the First Schedule to the Additional Duties of Excise (Goods of Special Importance) Act, 1957, which were not chargeable to tax prior to the issuance of the subject notification, will continue ...

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Employers to obtain Certificate of Registration under the Profession Tax Act,1975, Payment of Profession Tax of employees

As per the provisions of section 5 read with section 4 of the Maharashtra State Tax on Profession, Trade, Callings and Employments Act, 1975 (Profession Tax Act), every employer having employees on his establishment, whose salary (including all allowances) is more than the limit prescribed under the Profession Tax Act, is required to obta...

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Any clause in any agreement/ Article of Association restricting free transferability of shares of public companies is void and non- enforceable

Western Maharashtra Development Corporation. Ltd Vs. Bajaj Auto Limited (Bombay High Court)

Western Maharashtra Development Corpn. Ltd vs. Bajaj Auto Limited [MANU/MH/0109/ 2010]. In a decision, which is likely to have a wide impact on joint ventures/ investment in public companies, the Bombay High Court (“Court”) has recently held that any clause in an agreement which restricts the free transferability of shares of public c...

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Big Lehman Brothers Troubles For Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young, the audit firm, had a long and lucrative relationship with Richard Fuld and Lehman Brothers. Lehman Brothers has paid EY more than $160 million in audit and other fees since fiscal year 2001. Although this isn't nearly as much as Goldman Sachs and AIG pay PwC – almost $230 million a year combined in 2008 – it was still ...

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China: Shifting Concentration of (Real) Wealth

At the end I would like to conclude the series with this note that all these analysis of the education system was not to criticize but to bring forth the true portrait being painted by the world and China alone in the coming decades. We must understand the growth of any economy never lies in numbers. It lies among all of us who are juts l...

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US Sanctions Satyams Indian Auditors

New York: The US accounting watchdog has imposed sanctions against two Indian auditors who were affiliated with PricewaterhouseCoopers after they failed to detect at multi-year fraud at Indian technology services company Satyam Computer Services Ltd....

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