Audit

Unexplained Investment Under Section 69 of Income Tax Act, 1961

Service Tax - Section 69 does not provide any guideline about the extent and length of the discretionary power given to AO in the matter of treating the investment as income which is unexplained or unsatisfactorily explained by the investor-assessee. Therefore, Assessing Officer is expected to appreciate the reasonable explanation offered to him, the e...

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From Traditional Audit to Modern Audit Technique A Need of Change!!

Service Tax - In this age and time, Management System and auditors face greater challenges in their task.   They need to respond effectively to the demands of a rapidly changing and complex business environment, while helping organizations continue comply with growing regulatory mandates and conform to other requirements....

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Root Cause Analysis | Structured problem solving

Service Tax - Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is one of a group of classic methodologies known as structured problem solving. Today, we find that RCA is one of the hottest topics in the world of audit and accounting. It is also very much vibrant from the data shared by Future of Jobs Survey 2018, World Economic Forum that […]...

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Inventory audit

Service Tax - Inventories are tangible property held for sale in the ordinary course of business, or in the process of production for such sale, or for consumption in the production of goods or services for sale, including maintenance supplies, consumable stores and spare parts meant for replacement in the normal course. Inventories normally comprise r...

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Grant Audit

Service Tax - In many ways not-for-profit organizations are no different from for-profit or commercial organizations. Their objectives and activities may be different but the day to day operations would more or less involve common activities like receipt and processing cash, tracking revenue and expenses, managing personnel, and financial reporting to ...

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Report on Audit Quality Review- 2018-19

Service Tax - Cases of financial irregularities continue unabated, both in India and abroad, bringing to the forefront yet again concerns over the need to improve audit quality. Reports of resignations of auditors to swift actions from various regulatory bodies against auditors continue to grab headlines on a routine basis these days. There are several...

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Revised Audit Manual 2019 for use of Income Tax Department

Service Tax - Audit is a significant mechanism to protect the interest of revenue. For effective audit, the CBDT issues Instructions and guidelines from time to time, Audit Instructions were also revised by the Instruction No. 6 and Instruction No. 7 of 2017 and the work related to assessment is now being done on ITBA module, and the Audit work has als...

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ICSI Requests inclusion of CS in Definition of “Accountant”

Service Tax - It is requested to kindly consider amendment in the explanation to Section 288(2) of the Income 'lax Act. 1961 'so as to include the profession of Company Secretary within the meaning of the Company Secretaries Act, 1980 in the definition of Accountant...

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ICSI issues four Auditing Standards on Audit Engagement

Service Tax - The four Standards namely CSAS-1: Auditing Standard on Audit Engagement; CSAS-2: Auditing Standard on Audit Process and Documentation; CSAS-3: Auditing Standard on Forming of Opinion and CSAS-4:  Auditing Standard on Secretarial Audit are applicable on recommendatory basis on Audit engagements accepted by the Auditor on or after 1...

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CSAS-4 Auditing Standard on Secretarial Audit

Service Tax - CSAS-4 Auditing Standard on Secretarial Audit deals with responsibilities of the auditor while carrying out Secretarial Audit of a Company. The Standard is in addition to other Auditing Standards, as may be applicable with regard to Secretarial Audit. Contents Scope Effective Date Objective Definitions i. Auditor ii. Audit Procedure iii. ...

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CAG cannot carry compulsory service tax audit of private agencies after GST

Oil Field Warehouse and Service Ltd Vs Union of India (Gujarat High Court) - The High Court in this regard stayed CAG audit of a private limited company providing warehouse and logistical support services in SEZ. CAG was directed not to carry out any further Service Tax audit of petitioner....

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Gujarat High Court stays Service Tax Audit under Rule 5A by CAG

OWS Warehouse Services LLP Vs. UOI (Gujarat High Court) - Gujarat High Court granted stay on conducting audit of records of taxpayers under 5A of Service Tax Rules, 1994, by Officers of C&AG who were sending communications through CGST officers....

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CAG can audit Pvt. Companies if Govt Revenue is in question

Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India Versus Union of India & Others (Delhi High Court) - The Delhi High Court has delivered a judgement in the case of Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India Versus Union of India & Others on the powers of CAG to audit the revenues of Private Telecom Companies flowing to the Consolidated Fund of India...

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Surplus arising to a partner from transaction of contribution of land held by it to a firm as capital contribution shall be taxable u/s 45

DLF Universal Ltd. Vs. DCIT (ITAT Delhi) - and contributed by the assessee to a firm towards capital contribution should be treated as stock in trade even during the course of making the transaction of transferring or contributing the land to the partnership firm as capital contribution, the surplus arising to the assessee from the said tran...

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Deductibility of premium on forward contracts in the year of entering into such contracts

CIT Vs. Industrial Finance Corporation of India (Delhi High Court) - The Delhi High Court (HC) [2010-TIOL­42-HC-DEL-IT] in the case of CIT v. Industrial Finance Corporation of India (Taxpayer) which held that the difference between forward rate and exchange rate prevailing on the date of entering into forward contracts is fully allowable as deduction even if the...

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Practising CS can do Third Party Certification Audits in Haryana

Press Release No. PDPP&S/LL/2016/37 - (09/09/2016) - Labour Department, Government of Haryana vide its Notification No. 11/38/2016-4Lab dated 10th August, 2016 formulated Third Party Certification/Audit Scheme for the factories, shops and commercial establishments in the State to liberalise the enforcement of labour laws...

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RBI issues revised guideline on Concurrent Audit System in Commercial Banks

RBI/2015-16/133 DBS.CO.ARS.No. BC. 2/08.91.021/2015-16 - (16/07/2015) - As you are aware, guidelines on 'concurrent audit system in commercial banks' were issued by us vide our circular DOS.No.BC.16/08.91.021/96 dated August 14, 1996 setting out the scope and coverage of concurrent audit system in commercial banks....

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Submission of Long Form Audit Report (LFAR) by Concurrent Auditors

RBI/2014-15/626 DBS.CO.ARS.BC.8/08.91.001/2014-15 - (02/06/2015) - You are advised that henceforth Concurrent Auditors, who are chartered accountants, of branches below the cut-off point will submit LFAR only to the Chairman of the bank. The banks in turn will consolidate/compile all such LFARs submitted by the Concurrent Auditors and submit to Statutory Central Au...

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RBI Policy on eligibility, empanelment & selection of Statutory Auditors for 2014-15

/08.91.008/2014-15 - (06/02/2015) - Department of Financial Services. Ministry of Finance. Government of India vide their letter NO'. F.No.1/14/2004-BOA dated November 25, 2014 has advised us that Government has decided that the work of selection and appointment of Statutory Central Auditors (SCAs) is delegated to individual Public Se...

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Cost Accounting Records & Cost Audit – Applicability & Compliance

General Circular No. 68/2011 - (30/11/2011) - In connection with the recently issued circulars/notifications concerning cost accounting records and cost audit, following clarifications are issued: (a) That the companies covered under Companies (Cost Accounting Records) Rules, 2011 shall only file a simple compliance report as per the notified...

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CAG cannot carry compulsory service tax audit of private agencies after GST

Oil Field Warehouse and Service Ltd Vs Union of India (Gujarat High Court)

The High Court in this regard stayed CAG audit of a private limited company providing warehouse and logistical support services in SEZ. CAG was directed not to carry out any further Service Tax audit of petitioner....

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Unexplained Investment Under Section 69 of Income Tax Act, 1961

Section 69 does not provide any guideline about the extent and length of the discretionary power given to AO in the matter of treating the investment as income which is unexplained or unsatisfactorily explained by the investor-assessee. Therefore, Assessing Officer is expected to appreciate the reasonable explanation offered to him, the e...

Read More

From Traditional Audit to Modern Audit Technique A Need of Change!!

In this age and time, Management System and auditors face greater challenges in their task.   They need to respond effectively to the demands of a rapidly changing and complex business environment, while helping organizations continue comply with growing regulatory mandates and conform to other requirements....

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Posted Under: CA, CS, CMA |

Root Cause Analysis | Structured problem solving

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is one of a group of classic methodologies known as structured problem solving. Today, we find that RCA is one of the hottest topics in the world of audit and accounting. It is also very much vibrant from the data shared by Future of Jobs Survey 2018, World Economic Forum that […]...

Read More
Posted Under: CA, CS, CMA |

Inventory audit

Inventories are tangible property held for sale in the ordinary course of business, or in the process of production for such sale, or for consumption in the production of goods or services for sale, including maintenance supplies, consumable stores and spare parts meant for replacement in the normal course. Inventories normally comprise r...

Read More
Posted Under: CA, CS, CMA |

Grant Audit

In many ways not-for-profit organizations are no different from for-profit or commercial organizations. Their objectives and activities may be different but the day to day operations would more or less involve common activities like receipt and processing cash, tracking revenue and expenses, managing personnel, and financial reporting to ...

Read More
Posted Under: CA, CS, CMA |

Report on Audit Quality Review- 2018-19

Cases of financial irregularities continue unabated, both in India and abroad, bringing to the forefront yet again concerns over the need to improve audit quality. Reports of resignations of auditors to swift actions from various regulatory bodies against auditors continue to grab headlines on a routine basis these days. There are several...

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Posted Under: CA, CS, CMA |

Legal Audit Secures the Business and Boosts it Profitability!

How would you rate the efficiency of the business model in the absence of an advisory team? Of course, zero or below five! In the absence of an advisory team who assist the businessmen to keep plans on the right course, the effect of business model and attainment of business goals become quite dubious. When […]...

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Posted Under: CA, CS, CMA |

Simple Statutory Audit Checklist

A. Internal Control verification:- As Auditor we check the Internal control, just to ascertain whether weak internal controls are materially affecting financial statements. Give separate report on internal control, wherever applicable:- –  Check processing pattern of company / firm from purchase order placed by company to actual de...

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Posted Under: CA, CS, CMA |

Revised Audit Manual 2019 for use of Income Tax Department

Audit is a significant mechanism to protect the interest of revenue. For effective audit, the CBDT issues Instructions and guidelines from time to time, Audit Instructions were also revised by the Instruction No. 6 and Instruction No. 7 of 2017 and the work related to assessment is now being done on ITBA module, and the Audit work has als...

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Posted Under: CA, CS, CMA |

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