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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.

Applicability of Revised Accounting Standards

April 27, 2016 5347 Views 0 comment Print

Stakeholders have sought clarifications with regard to the accounting period for which the accounts would need to be prepared using the Accounting Standards, as amended through the Companies (Accounting Standards) Amendment Rules, 2016. The matter has been examined in the Ministry and it is hereby clarified that the amended Accounting Standards should be used for preparation of accounts for accounting periods commencing on or after the date of notification.

Govt may reduce threshold limit for PF coverage to 10 employees

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A proposal for comprehensive amendment to the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions (EPF & MP) Act, 1952 is under consideration of the Government which, inter alia, includes reducing threshold limit for coverage from 20 to 10 employees under the Act.

Contribution under ESI Act, 1948 is not an interest-bearing deposit

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The contribution payable under Employees” State Insurance (ESI) Act, 1948 is not an interest-bearing deposit. The Central Board of Trustees (CBT), Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) in its 211th meeting held on 16.02.2016 has proposed an interim rate of interest at 8.80 per cent to be credited to the accounts of Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) subscribers for the year 2015-16. Ministry of Finance has, however, ratified an interest rate of 8.70 per cent.

PF subscribers can file claims without attestation of employer

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The Provident Fund (PF) subscribers whose details like AADHAR Number and Bank Account Number have been seeded in their Universal Account Number (UAN) and whose UAN have been activated may submit claim forms directly to the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) without attestation of their employers.

No TDS on commission paid outside India for services received outside India by Non-Residents

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The commission earned by the non-resident agent who carried on the business of selling Indian goods outside India, cannot be said have deemed to be, income which has accrued and/or arisen in India & therefore no occasion to deduct tax at source in respect of the payment made to the non-resident agent arise & thus there is no liability to deduct TDS in such cases.

Startups: Old concept in new form

April 27, 2016 2251 Views 0 comment Print

Is the term Start-up and Start-up concept new to the world? No, it is as old as history of the mankind itself. The feature was always prominent within the business family. Generally, successful businessman or their children started a new branch to the family business. It was well a start up, just the term to describe was not available.

Britons will be paying a heavy Brexit tax for years if UK leaves EU

April 27, 2016 955 Views 0 comment Print

A UK exit from the EU would immediately hit confidence and raise uncertainty which would result in GDP being 3% lower by 2020, which equates to GBP 2200 per household. The OECD states that such costs are already piling up in a new study released today.

Delhi VAT: Reg. Composition Scheme for Restaurants & Halwais

April 27, 2016 1309 Views 0 comment Print

A new composition scheme has been recently notified by the Government vide notification dated 18/03/2016 in exercise of powers conferred in section 16 (12), wherein the registered dealers whose annual turnover is upto ₹ 50 Lakhs and who makes sales of cooked food, snacks, sweets, savouries, juices, aerated drinks, tea and coffee etc. have an option to pay composition tax @ 5%.

Steps taken by Govt to deal with Non Performing Assets issue

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Government has taken various measures to deal with the issue of Non Performing Assets (NPAs) in Banking Sector especially in case of Public Sector Banks (PSBs). The Finance Minister said that there are two categories of defaulters, viz. those who are unable to pay back due to economic slowdown both in domestic and global market and other reasons outside their control as well as wilful defaulters including loans sanctioned without due diligence by the banks.

Establishment of Branch/Liaison/Project Offices in India by Foreign Entities

April 27, 2016 3217 Views 0 comment Print

What is the criterion for establishing a liason office or branch office in India by a foreign entity? A body corporate incorporated outside India (including a firm or other association of individuals), may open a Liaison Office (LO) / Branch Office (BO) in India subject to permission from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) under provisions of Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999.

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