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Live Course on Appeal, Pleading & Drafting under GST by CA Sachin Jain

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oin us for an immersive live course led by renowned expert CA Sachin Jain, as we delve into the intricacies of appeal, pleading, and drafting under GST.

Interest Rates – Party Spoiler

October 31, 2011 1148 Views 0 comment Print

Dr. Sanjiv Agarwal This is neither a festival bonanza nor a diwali blast from Reserve Bank of India. From common men’s perspective, Reserve Bank has given yet another blow (this time thirteenth in succession in last twenty months) by hiking interest rates by 25 basis points on the eve of diwali. The objective is to […]

Where the assessee discloses all the facts truly, no penalty can be levied for concealment of income – Bombay HC

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The Metal Rolling Works Ltd. V/s. CIT (Bombay High Court)- The development agreement did contain a clause to that effect and, therefore, since the last instalment was not received in AY 2002-03, the assessee was justified in not offering the capital gains to tax in AY 2002-03 in the original return of income filed on 31/10/2002. Although Rs.6 crores received initially was not offered to tax in the original return filed for AY 2002-03, it is not in dispute that in the original returns filed for AY 2002-03 the assessee did disclose receipt of Rs.6 crores as advance on account of development agreement entered into with a developer in respect of its land. Once the receipt of Rs.6 crores was disclosed in the original return of income as advance receipt under the development agreement entered into with the developer, the assessee cannot be said to have concealed income or furnished inaccurate particulars of income.

Revision in Limits of Housing Loans and Repayment Period – Second Quarter Review of Monetary Policy 2011-12

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As announced in the Second Quarter Review of the Monetary Policy 2011-12 (para 89 – extract appended), it has been decided to permit Tier-I UCBs to extend individual housing loans upto a maximum of `30 lakh per beneficiary of a dwelling unit and Tier II UCBs to extend individual housing loans up to a maximum of `70.00 lakh per beneficiary of a dwelling unit subject to extant prudential exposure limits.

ICAI – President's Message – November 2011

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Dear Friends, In my message, this time, I would like to recall Shri V. Narhari Rao, the first Comptroller and Auditor General of independent India, who had come to our headquarters in Delhi, on the occasion of the First Conference of Chartered Accountants of India, on 5th April, 1954, to deliver the last distinguished talk of the […]

Government Considering Raising FDI Limit in Single Brand Retail

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hri Sharma also informed that India allows 51 per cent FDI in single brand retail and government is considering the ways of raising this limit. Shri Sharma said that the micro, small and medium enterprises sector is the backbone of Indian economy, contributing 8% of our gross domestic product, 45% of manufactured output and 40% of our exports. “Earlier, the SME sector in India used to be protected and foreign investment was restricted in this sector, but recently we have liberalized this sector to enable its modernization and now the SME sector is open to foreign investment just like any other sector. We view SMEs as incubators of technology and innovation and would encourage cooperative partnerships to develop between Indian and Italian SMEs” he added.

Non pecuniary damages also to be calculated in case of petition filed u/s. 166 of Motor Vehicles Act 1988 and compensation amount can exceed the claimed amount – SC

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Under the MV Act, there is no restriction that the Tribunal/court cannot award compensation amount exceeding the claimed amount. The function of the Tribunal/court is to award just compensation which is reasonable on the basis of evidence produced on record. Further, in such cases there is no question of claim becoming time-barred or it cannot be contended that by enhancing the claim there would be change of cause of action. It is also to be stated that as provided under sub-section (4) to Section 166, even the report submitted to the Claims Tribunal under sub-section (6) of Section 158 can be treated as an application for compensation under the MV Act. If required, in appropriate cases, the court may permit amendment to the claim petition.”

Amendment in notifications specifying all Industry Rates of Duty Drawback, 2011-12

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Circular No. – 48/2011-Customs As you are aware, the All Industry Rates (AIR) of Duty Drawback 2011-12 were notified vide Notification No. 68/2011-Cus. (N.T.) dated 22.09.2011. These rates have come into effect on 01.10.2011. Subsequently, the Ministry has received representations on the Drawback Schedule 2011-12 from Export Promotion Councils, Trade associations and individual segments of industry. The representations broadly relate to doubts on classification of items (mainly erstwhile DEPB items) in the Schedule, duty drawback rates, value caps and other miscellaneous matters.

ICAI invites comments /suggestions on Discussion paper on Tax accounting Standards released by CBDT

October 31, 2011 522 Views 0 comment Print

The Central Board of Direct taxes has recently released a Discussion paper on Tax Accounting Standards (TAS) for comments/suggestions by all stakeholders. The Direct Taxes Committee of ICAI is in the process of considering the inputs to be given to CBDT with regard to the same.

Amendments in the Reward/Incentive Schemes of Chapter 3 of FTP 2009-14:- Notification of Table-8 under Appendix 37D of Handbook of Procedure Vol.1

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In exercise of powers conferred under paragraph 2.4 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-2014, the Director General of Foreign Trade hereby makes the following amendments in the Handbook of Procedures Vol.1 (Appendices and Aayat Niryat Forms) 2009-2014. The following Table is added in Appendix 37D (Focus Product Scheme) for exports made with effect from 01.10.2011 till 31.03.2012.

The Status Holders shall also be eligible for the Status Holders Incentive Scrip on exports made during 2012-2013

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Amendments in the Para 3.16.1 of FTP 2009-14. Notification No. 84 (RE-2010)/2009-2014, New Delhi, the 31st October, 2011. In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992 read with Para 2.1 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-2014, the Central Government hereby makes the following amendments in the Foreign Trade Policy 2009-14:

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