"29 May 2016" Archive

Levy of Luxury tax on DTH operators while exempting cable operators is discriminatory

Bharati Telemedia Ltd. Vs Union of India , State of Kerala & others (Kerala High Court)

The Hon'ble Kerala HC in the above cited case held that exempting cable operators from luxury tax while making DTH operators to pay the same is a case of discriminatory levy of luxury tax merely because of technological differences in the system of deliveryof entertainment in both the services....

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Transfer Pricing Documentation: Convergence with BEPS Action Plan

OECD stands for Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. It is an international organization comprising of 34 countries with an objective to stimulate economic progress and world trade. The organization actively conducts researches in various areas of taxation and economic development based on which it issues recommendation...

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Annual Return under Service Tax

As per Rule 7(1) of the Service Tax Rules, 1994, all the assessees registered under service tax are required to file service tax returns on a half yearly basis. The half yearly return is to be filed by 25th of the month following the particular half year. The Central Board of Excise and Customs (͞the Board͟) have amended Rule 7, 7A and...

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Analysis of Krishi Kalyan Cess

The Krishi Kalyan Cess shall come into force with effect from 1st June, 2016. The said levy has been imposed by the Central Government by exercising its power under Section 161 of the Finance Act, 2016, which specifically indicates that KKC shall be levied and collected as Service tax @ 0.5% on the value of all taxable services....

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Search cases… Wrongly curtailing wings of revenue?

Once a search takes place under Section 132 of the Act, notice under Section 153A(1) will have to be mandatorily issued to the person searched requiring him to file returns for six AYs immediately preceding the previous year relevant to the AY in which the search takes place. ...

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CBDT invites comment on Implementation of GAAR

The provisions of General Anti Avoidance Rule (GAAR) are contained in Chapter X-A of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act). The GAAR provisions shall be effective from assessment year 2018-19 onwards, i.e.; financial Year 2017-18 onwards. The necessary procedures for application of GAAR and conditions under which it shall not apply, have bee...

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Engagement of Research Associates/Professionals in CCI

COMPETITION COMMISSION OF INDIA Hindustan Times House, 3rd, 4th & 7th Floor, 18-20, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi – 110 001 Tel: +91-11-23473600 Fax: +91-11-23704686 F. No. A-12015/01/2016- HR  Dated: 9th May, 2016 NOTICE Engagement of Research Associates/Professionals in the Competition Commission of India on contract basis. Com...

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Never Ending Unemployment In Europe

Unemployment and job creation have become the biggest problem of the decade and this will rule the coming decades too. The growth of entrepreneurship has taken a set back as availability of resources in the developed economies has become limited as stiff competitions from the developing economies are fiercely high. Currently every year if...

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