"04 September 2016" Archive

Goods & Services Tax – Road Map to a Stronger Nation

GST or the Goods and Services Tax is an indirect tax that replace most of the taxes that are imposed on all goods and services (except a few) under a single banner. This is in contrast to the current system, where taxes are levied separately on goods and services....

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How to choose a right health insurance plan

With the ever widening spectrum of health insurance options available, is it a development that will prove to be encouraging or alarming at the consumers’ end? Choosing the most feasible health insurance plan can be a complex process. In order to ensure that you get the best option out of endless choices available, always be [&helli...

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Dividend Under Companies Act, 2013

Dividend: As per Section 2(35) of Companies Act, 2013 defines the term as including any interim dividend. Dividend is basically the share of profit distributed among shareholders. Ordinary meaning of dividend is a share of profits, whether at a fixed rate or otherwise, allocated to holders of shares in a company. Dividend can be paid on...

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Cost Audit and Cost Auditor

Realizing the importance of proper cost record and control, section 148(1) provides that Central Government can direct that particulars relating to the utilization of material or labour or to other item of cost as may be prescribed shall also be included in the books of account kept by that class of Companies....

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32 FAQs on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

For compliance under section 135 i.e. Corporate Social Responsibility, from which Financial Year CSR Expenditure & Reporting Begins? The constitution of CSR Committee, preparation of CSR Policy, the spending of amount on CSR activities needs to be during the financial year 2014-15. ...

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Provision For Consolidation of Financial Statement

Subsection 3 of Section 129 of Companies act, 2013 read with rule 5 & 6 of Companies (Account) Rules, 2014 talks about consolidation of Financial Statement of Company: Companies which have to consolidate its Financial Statement: Where a Company have one or more subsidiary (ies). Where a Company have Associate Company (ies). ...

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Surplus/Savings arising on prepayment of deferred sales tax not taxable u/s (iv)

Grindwell Norton Ltd. vs. Addl. CIT (ITAT Mumbai)

The ITAT Mumbai in the above cited case held that the surplus/savings arising on prepayment of deferred cannot be taxed u/s 28(iv) as by making prepayment of a future liabity at present value no monetary benefit arises to assessee as the savings it made by prepayment would get set off against the interest it loses by making prepayment....

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Seizure of Cash During Investigation in Central Excise

In order to carry business activities we need cash. It is required to purchase raw material, to pay for transportation, to pay for the numerous activities which are essential to run the business. Similarly, many a times the cash is received for the goods sold or services rendered...

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Farewell to Cadila verdict on allowability of input credit on Commission

High Court of Gujarat ruled that service tax paid on the commission of the commission agent is not an input service and as such credit of tax paid cannot be availed. The judgment was received by the revenue with much gusto. The demands for credit reversal were raised PAN India on the basis of this judgment and conveniently contrary judgme...

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Evidentiary Value of Retracted Statement

Though during the investigation the statement can be recorded as per section 14 of the Central Excise Act, 1944, but in the entire scheme of the act and rules there is no mention of retracted statement and the same are sometimes clarified in judicial pronouncements...

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