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Vodafone wins $2.50 billion tax case tax case in Supreme Court

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In a 2.5 billion dollar sigh of relief for Vodafone, and for other companies eyeing assets in India, the Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Vodafone. The court has said that the Indian tax department cannot tax the transaction that saw Vodafone acquire 67 per cent stake in Hutchison Essar, a mobile phone operator in India in 2007. The deal was for 55,000 crores or $11.5 billion.

Section 271(1)(c) – CA’s Opinion Does Not Make Claim Bona Fide

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Chadha Sugars Pvt. Ltd Vs. ACIT (ITAT Delhi) – The facts are that the assessee claimed an expenditure of Rs. 7,80,500/-, being the fees paid to Registrar of Companies for raising authorized capital. It is the admitted position of law that the expenditure is not revenue in nature and, therefore, it is not deductible in computing the total income. It is also the admitted fact that two decisions of the Supreme Court, adverse to the assessee, held field when the return was filed.

No penalty can be levied if there is a reasonable cause for not quoting of PAN numbers in e-TDS return

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ITO, TDS-II Vs The Thane Janata Sahakari Bank Ltd. (ITAT) – The short controversy is that the assessee did not quote PAN number in TDS ereturn while uploading the e-returns. In our opinion, it is a reasonable cause. What we find that as admittedly the new system of filing e-TDS-returns is introduced. Being a new system, having a some problems with software and for that the assesse bank can not be held responsible. No where is denied by the A.O. that as claimed by the Assesse, there system error. In our opinion, it is a reasonable cause for not quoting PAN numbers in e-return of TDS. We further find that the assessee thereafter immediately filed the revised TDS ereturn and also have furnished Form no.60. n our opinion, there is a reasonable cause on the part of the assessee for not quoting the PAN numbers in e-TDS return and no penalty is leviable. Accordingly, all the grounds in the revenue’s appeal are dismissed and the cross objection filed by the assesse is allowed and we delete the penalty sustained by the Ld. CIT (A).

Suresh Kalmadi gets bail

January 20, 2012 561 Views 0 comment Print

Suresh Kalmadi on Thursday walked out of Tihar Jail after being lodged there for nearly nine months with the Delhi High Court granting bail to him in a 2010 Games-related graft case. 67-year-old Kalmadi, who was arrested on April 25 last year, left through Jail No.4 in the evening without talking to the media hours after the High Court granted him bail.

SEBI – Call auction in pre-open session for Initial Public Offering (IPO) and other category of scrips – Circular No. MRD/DP/ 01/2012, Dated 20-01-2012

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CIRCULAR No. MRD/DP/ 01/2012, dated 20-1-2012 -SEBI, vide circular no. CIR/MRD/DP/21/2010, dated July 15, 2010, introduced Call Auction in Pre-open session (hereinafter referred to as “pre-open session”) for the scrips forming part of Sensex and Nifty. Further, SEBI, vide circular no. CIR/MRD/DP/32/2010, dated September 17, 2010 and vide letter dated September 17, 2010 provided clarification with regard to order matching and order level risk management.

SEBI Mandates Circuit Limit for Cos on Listing Day Itself

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SEBI vide circular no. SMD/SED/RCG/271/96, dated January 19, 1996, inter-alia, prescribed no price bands for scrips on the first day of trading pursuant to IPO. Further SEBI vide circular no. SEBI/Cir/ISD/1/2010, dated September 2, 2010, inter-alia, prescribed no price bands on the first day of re-commencement of trading for scrips specified under para 1(c) (hereinafter referred to as Re-listed scrips) of the said circular.

SEBI – Investor Grievance Redressal Mechanism at Stock Exchanges – Circular No. MRD/DSA/03/2012, Dated 20-01-2012

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SEBI, vide circular Ref. No. SMD/POLICY/CIR-32/97, dated December 03, 1997 had mandated all stock exchanges to open/maintain at least one investor service centre for the benefit of the public/Investors. Such centres are required to inter alia provide counseling service to the investors. It is also noted that some stock exchanges have constituted Investor Grievance Redressal Committees (IGRC) for redressal of investor grievances.

SEBI – Composition of Arbitration Committee – Circular No. MRD/DSA/04/2012, Dated 20-01-2012

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1. SEBI, vide its various communications has mandated all stock exchanges that not be more than twenty per cent of the members of the arbitration committee shall be trading members. 2. It has now been decided to do away with the representation of trading members on arbitration committee/panel of all stock exchanges. It is, henceforth, stipulated that the arbitration committee/panel shall not comprise of any trading members.

RBI clarifies Small savings interest rates will remain fixed

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RBI Circular No. DGBA.CDD. No.H- 4836 The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has clarified that interest rates on small savings schemes, except the PPF, will remain fixed throughout the term of schemes. In a circular, RBI said interest rate for small savings will be declared on April 1 every year and will remain valid till the maturity of the scheme. The circular has been released as a clarification after it observed that news items are appearing in media conveying an impression that the interest rates on small savings schemes linked to government securities are floating in nature and will undergo change depending on the yields.

Procedure for verification of answer books of November/December 2011 CA Examinations- Final, PCE, IPCE/ATE/Units and CPT

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Candidates who are desirous of applying for verification of the marks obtained by them in the November 2011/December 2011 exams are requested to note and follow the procedure detailed below The application for verification of marks must be in the handwriting of the candidate. If the candidate had appeared in Hindi medium, his/her application should be in Hindi. Typewritten applications will not be entertained.

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