"09 November 2018" Archive

Frooti is beverage chargeable to Entry Tax @ 2% in Chhattisgarh

Mr. P. M. Choudhary, Senior Advocate Vs. Mr. Anand Dadariya, Deputy Govt. Advocate (Chhattisgarh High Court)

The petitioners cannot be allowed to make separate entry when frooti is covered within the specific entry and residuary entry cannot be resorted into. In the considered opinion of this Court, both the authorities are absolutely justified in holding that frooti is a product covered by Entry 14 of Schedule II of the Chhattisgarh Entry Tax A...

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Retrospective amendment in the definition of ‘supply’: A wolf in sheep’s clothing?

GST was introduced with an idea of unification of various indirect taxes focussing only to levy GST on ‘SUPPLY’ of goods or services. Where certain activities or transactions, constitute a supply as per Section 7(1), they shall be treated either as supply of goods or supply of services as referred to in Schedule II...

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Inspection, Search, Seizure and Arrest under Goods & Services Tax

Central Goods and Service Tax authorities who are entrusted with the task of implementation of the GST law enjoy wide and sweeping powers in respect of inspection, search seizure and arrest....

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Does GSTR-9 Annual Return will Transmit Final Rectified Data

Annual return GSTR-9 is much awaited amongst all the suppliers in GST regime due to the belief that all the errors or omission committed during the financial year can be rectified in the annual return i.e. GSTR-9. ...

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Online GST Course by TaxGuru & GST Professionals

TaxGuru, GST Professionals and Govt. of India (Ministry of M.S.M.E) announces its Online GST Course Covering whole Gamut of GST and also covering GST Audit & Reconciliation Statements, Filing of Annual GST Returns, Handling GST Assessments and Comprehensive analysis of GST Amendment Acts with recent case laws and Relevant Advance Ruli...

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Lamination destroys legality of an identity card: Kerala HC

R.G.Harilal Vs Joint Registrar of Co-Operative Societies (General) (Kerala High Court)

It is hard to notice the thickness, seal, embossment or any other identification marks used to check the authenticity of identity card if the same is laminated to make it glossy and water proof. The lamination destroys the legality of an identity card for all intents and purposes since it becomes difficult to compare the signature therein...

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Variable Capital Company: Singapore proposes a new way of making investments. Can India replicate this model?

Variable Capital Company: Singapore proposes a new way of making investments

Variable Capital Company is a corporate structure that is tailored for collective investment schemes. In Singapore, the most commonly used investment fund structures are unit trusts (constituted by way of trust deeds) and investment companies....

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Tax benefits for NPS contribution

After having discussed the withdrawal rules for National Pension System (NPS) last week, this let us discuss income tax benefits available for contributions made by you to your NPS account.  Though you can open Tier I and Tier II account under the NPS, the tax benefits are available only in respect of contributions made to […]...

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Mistake in filing Form TRAN 1: HC allows Writ filing if GST Grievance Redressal Committee do not act on representation of taxpayer

M/s. Euro Pratik LE Vs. Union of India (Bombay High Court)

Euro Pratik LE vs UOI (Bombay High Court ) Case Summary The Petitioner is a wholesaler, importer and distributor of decorative sheets, which are used for furniture manufacturing. The petitioner was not registered under central laws in Pre-GST regime. As per section 140(3) of the Central Goods and Service Tax Act, 2017 (‘CGST Act’) r.w...

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Unjustified Discrimination for Small CA Firms/Small City firms

It is no secret that small and medium-sized CA firms have been neglected by the ICAI since years. There is no motivation for a young CA today to start his/her own practice. A profession which was once chosen by many to become the master of their fate and captain of their souls no longer serves this purpose...

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