Budget 2014 articles

Salient Features of Finance (No. 2) Bill, 2014 / Budget 2014

The excitement over the Budget is usually high. Despite the fact that we have in India around 4 Crore tax payers out of a population of more than 120 Crore, still everyone has an interest in the Budget. The media, both print and electronic, and the financial sector add to this excitement. This time with the new Government headed by Shri N...

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Are You under scanner of Excise & Service Tax Department?

A new section 15A has been inserted in the Central Excise Act, 1944 w.e.f. the date of the applicability of the Finance Bill’ 2014. Further, this section has also been made applicable for Service Tax Law by virtue of Section 83 of Finance Act’ 1994. This is known as Information Return. A new concept of […]...

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Service Tax Changes in Union Budget 2014-15

To broaden the tax base, negative list and exemptions have been pruned to the extent possible. The negative list has been reviewed and Service Tax currently leviable on sale of space or time for advertisements in broadcast media has been extended to cover such sales on other segments like online and mobile advertising (except in print med...

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​​Need for Shedding the ‘GAAR’ Weight

At present, the General Anti-Avoidance Regulations (GAAR) in India are set to kick in effective April 1, 2015. The Budget 2014 which was expected to recast and defer GAAR has remained silent. However, the subsequent announcement by the Finance Minister to revisit GAAR provisions in its current form and the effective date of its implementa...

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Grossing up of Dividend for distribution tax

Grossing up of Dividend for distribution tax –  increase in effective Dividend Distribution tax rate of 3.47% The Finance (No.2) Bill, 2014 proposes to levy dividend distribution tax by grossing up the dividend payable for the purpose of computing liability towards dividend distribution tax. As per the existing provision of Section 115...

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Rule 4 Of CENVAT Credit Rules 2004: Little Amendments, Big Impact

Budget of 2014 had become the talk of the town since the day Mr. Narendra Modi came into power as the Prime Minister of India. The veil on the most awaited Budget has been lifted. But there seem least changes in the indirect tax regime. However these little changes too might have a considerable impact on the assessee. This piece of artic...

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Excise duty when goods are sold below manufacturing cost

Sale of goods at a price below manufacturing cost & profit now onwards will not be considered as exception to section 4 of C.EX Act,1944 i.e., price is not the sole consideration for sale (Rule 6) Notification.No.20/2014 C.E.(N.T.) date 11.07.14....

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Amendments to Finance (NO.2) Bill 2014 -As introduced in Lok Sabha

'(AA) after the proviso, but before Explanation 1, the following proviso shall be inserted with effect from the 1st day of April, 2015, namely:- "Provided further that in case of a share of company (not being a share listed in a recognised stock exchange) or a unit of a ...

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Budget 2014-15 : What’s Good and What’s Not So Good ??

We saw a deluge of analyses coming on Budget 2014 right from 11th July 2014. However, we chose to wait for clarifications and finer details so that readers get the right perspective for themselves. People would have different opinion about the budget depending on their own profession and field. However, from investor and taxpayers point [...

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Changes made in Budget 2014 by Lok Sabha

The list of changes made in the Finance Bill are as under: 1) Unlisted securities and units of MF transferred between 01-04-14 and 10-07-14 shall be deemed to be long-term capital assets, if held for more than 12 months. 2) Long-term Capital Gains on Units of Mutual Funds transferred between 01-04-14 and 10-07-14 shall be taxable at 10%...

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