Company Secretary of India
Statutory body under an Act of Parliament

Dear Students

We are pleased to inform you about the introduction of Goods & Services Tax (GST) in the Taxation Curriculum of CS Executive Programme under Tax Law and Practice Paper (Module – 1 Paper – 4) for December 2017 Examination. GST has been made applicable for knowledge enhancement and updation of students and to equip them in the new indirect taxation regime.

The applicability of GST for Examination purposes is limited only to the four Acts and no Rules will be included in the course. A Supplement on GST is available at ICSI website under academic corner at the following weblink which will be self contained from Examination point of view.

We will be organizing webinars regularly for updating the students about nuances of GST. Also, a crash course will be launched for students in October, for those interested.

We wish to share with you the following Notification, as available on ICSI Website :

With kind regards,
Sonia Baijal
Director of Studies

July 21, 2017

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Date: 18th July, 2017

Applicability of GST in December, 2017 Examination



With the implementation of Goods & Services Tax from July 1, 2017, the students of Executive Programme are hereby notified that Part B (Marks 3o) of the syllabus for Tax Law and Practice Paper (Module – 1 Paper – 4) has been replaced with “The Goods & Services Tax (GST)” for December, 2017 examination.

The syllabus for Part-B of Tax Law and Practice Paper Module – 1 Paper – 4 (3o Marks) for Executive Programme for December, 2017 exam shall be as under:

a) The Central GST Act,2017

b) The Integrated GST Act,2017

c) The Union Territory GST Act,2017

d) The GST(Compensation to States) Act,2017

The rules relating to GST regime shall not be applicable for December, 2017 exam.

Note: 1. Questions relating to Service Tax Laws and Value Added Tax will not be asked in December, 2017 exam.

2. There is no change in the syllabus of Part A – Income Tax (70 Marks) of Tax Laws and Practice Paper (Module -1 Paper – 4) of Executive Programme.

*Supplement relating to Indirect Tax covering the Goods and Service Tax “GST” will be uploaded at ICSI website under academic corner shortly.

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