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Risk Based Internal Audit

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Parallel to the great upsurge another factor that hunting the board room of the corporate are “Risk”. There can be any type of the risk whether it is liquidity risk, fraud risk, reputation risk, competition risk and sundry other risks. Thus the internal audit profession has witnessed a sea change in the era, a change from traditional typical ‘compliance’ or ‘transaction’ audit to the much more dynamic and interest based ‘Risk based audit’. It can be also define as control assessment or control rationalization. It is much more different from the traditional internal audit, which is just related to compliance and bothers the employees of the organization as it is not give any productivity or return to the organization or auditee. Now a day, the internal audit is turned in to risk assessment mechanism which provide analysis of risk evolved in any business activity. Along with that it also refers to the assessment of the control and rationalization of the authorities. It involve whether the proper person has a proper job.

DLF – BCCI (IPL) Sponsorship Service Tax- Case Analysis

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DLF Limited entered into an agreement with BCCI-IPL dated 13.02.2008 and for title sponsor agreement wherein it was appointed as exclusive title sponsor of the League for the Cricket IPL 20-20 matches at a consideration of Rs. 40 crores. Crucially, the taxability of this service shall be governed by finance Act prior to amendment made by Finance Act, 2010 which excludes sports event explicitly from taxability of sponsorship service.

Payment for use of equipment is taxable as royalty and its related installation activities is taxable as FTS

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AAR held that the payment for mobilization and de-mobilization is related to use of equipment for undertaking installation work and taxable as royalty under Article 12(3)(b) of the India-Singapore tax treaty (tax treaty). Further as installation is ancillary and subsidiary to the use of equipment or enjoyment of the right for such use, the payment for installation is taxable as Fees for Technical Services (FTS) under Article 1 2(4)(a) of the tax treaty. The AAR also held that the applicant has provided services or facilities in connection with the exploration, exploitation or extraction of mineral oils for more than 183 days during the Financial Year (FY). Therefore, the applicant has a Permanent Establishment (PE) in India under Article 5(5) of the tax treaty and covered by Section 44BB of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act).

Reimbursements received by a foreign company for travelling expenditure incurred for earning royalty/ FTS income taxable on gross basis under India-Singapore tax treaty

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Travelling expenses have been incurred in connection with technical services agreement. Therefore, the expenditure has been incurred for earning royalty/FTS. In spite of the fact that the agreement provides inter-alia for adequate level of support and posting its personnel, the expenses for which will be reimbursed, the fact remains that the expenditure has been incurred for earning the royalty/FTS. The expenditure is that of the assessee and not that of the Indian subsidiary company. Article 12 provides for taxation of royalty/FTS in the source country on gross basis at a concessional rate of tax. This means that the expenditure incurred for earning royalty/FTS is not deductible in computing gross royalties or gross FTS received by the assessee company. The assessee has found that taxation under the Income Tax Act, 1961 is not more beneficial to it. Therefore, the receipts have been offered for taxation under Article 12 of the DTAA.

Expenditure cannot be disallowed merely on the ground that they are on higher side

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There is no dispute to the fact that the expenditure on horticulture and other heads was incurred for the purpose of business. The assessee has also furnished necessary details pertaining to such expenses incurred. Similar expenses were also allowed by the department in the last year. The Assessing Officer had disallowed the entire expenditure on horticulture and out of other heads, i.e. business promotion, consumable stores, miscellaneous expenses and repairs & maintenance only on the ground that the expenditure incurred in the year under consideration are on the higher side.

S. 12AA CIT can cancel registration even after grant – High profit Ratio cannot be ground for rejection

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according to the provisions of sub-section (3) to Section 12AA, even after grant of registration, if the Commissioner is satisfied that the activities of such trust or institution are not genuine or are not being carried out in accordance with the objects of the trust or institution, he is empowered to pass an order in writing canceling the registration of such trust or institution after giving the assessee a reasonable opportunity of being heard.

Excel Tips – How to Create Shortcuts for commonly used words or phrases?

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Create Shortcuts for commonly used words or phrases? Use the AutoCorrect feature. It creates shortcuts for commonly used words or phrases.Click – Files →Options → proofing → AutoCorrect Options. On the [AutoCorrect] tab check the option ‘Replace Text As You Type’

Judges Who Outsource Judgements Can Be Dismissed Without Enquiry – SC

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The appellant herein was working as sub-ordinate Judge in Garhwa, Jharkhand when an order was issued by the Governor of Jharkhand removing him from service by an order issued on 31.07.2003 on the basis of a resolution of the Full Court of the High Court of Jharkhand recommending his removal from service. The Inspecting Judge inspected the records of the Civil Court and submitted a confidential report to the Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court that the appellant did not use to prepare judgments on his own, rather he used to get it prepared through some body else before delivering the judgments.

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