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Understanding E-Commerce transactions-Amazon v/s Tax Authorities in Karnataka

Flipkart, Snapdeal, Amazon!! Do they sound familiar? Of course they do. There may hardly be any person who has not heard of these E-Commerce behemoths. E-Commerce is the in thing. Anything even remotely related to E-Commerce will sell like hot potatoes. With million dollar valuations and surplus funds, these giants are here to stay. ...

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FM approves formation of 2 Committees to facilitate implementation of GST from 1.4.2016

A Steering Committee been formed under the Co-Chairmanship of Additional Secretary, Department of Revenue and Member Secretary, Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers. This Committee has Members from Department of Revenue, Central Board of Excise & Customs, Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) and representatives of State Governm...

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Reg-Non-acceptance of correspondence and letters by Sales Tax Department

Trade Circular No. 8 T of 2015 (16/06/2015)

It has recently come to notice through representations and letters that Authorities refuse to accept correspondence and applications addressed to their office, result being that such letters and correspondence then are readdressed to the office of the Commissioner of Sales Tax. It should be noted that the practice of not accepting or refu...

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Salient Features of Constitutional Amendment Bill for GST

The Union Government in third week of December, 2014 (19 December, 2014) introduced Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill, 2014 in Parliament which when passed shall pave the way for introduction of proposed Goods and Service Tax (GST) in India. This is an improvised version of lapsed 115th Amendment Bill of 2011. ...

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Works Contract- VAT Obligations & VAT on Builders In Rajasthan

'works contract' means a contract for carrying out any work which includes assembling, construction, building, altering, manufacturing, processing, fabricating, erection, installation, fitting out, improvement, repair or commissioning of any movable or immovable property. ...

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CBEC inviting bid from agencies to implement and develop proposed GST System

Directorate of Systems, Central Board of Excise and Customs is in the process of releasing an RFP for the appointment of an Implementation Agency for development and maintenance of an application for CBEC's proposed GST system; maintenance of the existing ACES application and Help Desk, and Training for the users....

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Focus Areas in Vat Assessment

Let us understand the words VAT assessment on individual basis. When I say assessment it means to check something of it's correctness or verification by other person. Similarly VAT as stands for value added tax can be understood as tax on value addition. So can we say that VAT assessment is nothing but verification of tax paid on the valu...

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GST : A Tool to Reduce Tax Leakage

Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a very simple indirect tax structure, wherein tax paid on goods or services procured by any entity (manufactures, trader or service provider) at first level can be availed as input tax credit while passing on the goods or service to the second level....

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VAT Collected on activation of SIM card ordered to transfer to Service Tax Department

Idea Cellular Ltd. Vs. Union of India [(2015) 57 293 (Punjab & Haryana)]

Where VAT has been collected without authority of law and Service tax demand also has been raised for the same period then the VAT Assessing Authority is liable to transfer amount of VAT to Service Tax Department. Idea Cellular Ltd. Vs. Union of India [(2015) 57 293 (Punjab & Haryana)]...

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Input Tax credit is available at invoice value even if goods are sold at a price lower than invoice value

Commercial Tax Officer Vs. Jyoti Electronics [(2015) 57 381 (Rajasthan)]

Jyoti Electronics (the Respondent) purchased certain goods after payment of Input Tax credit. Thereafter, manufacturer of the goods granted trade discount on the goods purchased during the Assessment Year 2008-09 of an amount of Rs.9,60,183/-....

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Goods and Services Tax India

The Goods and Services Tax or better known as GST is a Value added Tax and is a comprehensive indirect tax which is levied on the manufacture, consumption, and sale of goods and services. The Goods and Services Tax in India would replace all the indirect taxes which are levied today on goods and services by the Central and the State governments. GST is intended to be comprehensive for most of the goods and services. Goods and Services Tax is a single indirect tax for the entire nation, which would make India a unified market. It is proposed to be a single tax on supply of goods and services, from a manufacturer to the end consumer. The credit of all the input taxes which are paid at each and every stage would be allowed in the following stages of value addition that makes GST basically a tax on value addition only at every stage. The end consumer would have to bear only the Goods and Service Tax which is charged by the final dealer within the supply chain, together with all the set-off benefits availed at previous stages.

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