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Appeal to Secretary MCA for Directions u/s 30C for conduct of CA Exams

CA, CS, CMA - REQUEST TO PASS DIRECTIONS u/s 30 C of the Chartered Accountants Act for adopting tough measures for the safe and smooth conduct of the CA Examinations going to be held from 21st November. Urgent attention is requested as there are only ten days to implement the suggestions to be made by you....

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Direct & Indirect Taxes Updates- October 2020

CA, CS, CMA - DIRECT TAXES UPDATES Recent circulars/ notifications/ rules/ clarifications/News CBDT issues notification extending the due dates for Income Tax Returns & Tax Audit Reports, as follows (Notification no. 88/2020 dated 29.10.2020) -Without tax audit- 31.12.2020 -Transfer pricing and tax audit- 31.01.2021 -Income Tax return FY 2018-19 -3...

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Request to relax Tax Audit Limit from 60 to 90 as one time measure for A.Y. 2020-21

CA, CS, CMA - You are requested to relax the said general guidelines as a onetime measure to enhance it further to 90 for A Y 2010-21 due to the Covid-19 restrictions of travelling, maintaining social distance etc. This one-time measure will surely helpful to the members to complete their tasks with comfort....

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Disruptive Technologies Transforming Audit : Time for CAs to Upskill

CA, CS, CMA - Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Data Analytics, Internet of Everything, Robotic Process Automation are the new buzz words in today’s times and are the new ABCDEs of this era. With investments and valuations in these emerging technologies (broadly referred to as Industry 4.0), skyrocketing, companies...

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Direct & Indirect Taxes Updates- September 2020

CA, CS, CMA - DIRECT TAXES UPDATES  Recent circulars/ notifications/ rules/ clarifications/News ♦ CBDT issues directions for disposal of appeals under Faceless Appeal scheme 2020 (Notification no. 77/2020 dated 25.09.2020) ♦ CBDT notifies the Faceless Appeals Scheme, 2020 (Notification no. 76/2020 dated 25.09.2020) ♦ CBDT notifies for 15C for Ap...

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ICAI reschedule CA exam for few cities due to Nivar cyclone

CA, CS, CMA - The rescheduled Intermediate & IPC Examination shall be held on 9th December, 2020 and the Final (Old & New) Examination shall be held on 11th December, 2020 for the above-stated centres only at the same time....

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ICAI Advisory to students, writing threatening mails to Exam Centres

CA, CS, CMA - It has been reported by some Examination Centres that they are receiving threatening e-mails from some of the candidates appearing for the CA Examination scheduled for November, 2020....

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Relaxation to CA Students during Curfew in city of Ahmedabad

CA, CS, CMA - It has come to our knowledge that State of Gujarat has announced that there will be Curfew in the city of Ahmedabad during 21st and 22nd November, 2020 on the days on which Chartered Accountant Examinations November 2020 are also scheduled at the centres in the city of Ahmedabad....

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Observations of Candidates on Question Papers of CA Exams Nov 2020

CA, CS, CMA - It is hereby informed that candidates can bring to the notice of the Examination Department, their observations, if any, on the question papers relating to CA Examinations being held in November 2020 by e-mail at examfeedback@icai.in or by way of a letter, sent by Speed Post, at the following address, so as to reach us latest by 15th D...

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ICAI changes 2 exam centers at Delhi & Ahmedabad- Nov 2020 Exams

CA, CS, CMA - Change of certain Examination Centre / minor correction in the address for November 2020 - 1. L. D. Arts College, Opp. IIM Ahmedabad, Vastrapur 2. Mayo International School, Delhi....

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No Change in CA Exam Schedule- SC satisfied with ICAI clarification

Amit Jain & Ors. Vs Union of India & Anr. (Supreme Court) - During the course of hearing, ICAI informed the Hon'ble Court that it had verified the position from the concerned examination centres and was informed by the said examination centres that they are not falling in any containment zones....

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HC rejects Petition by CA seeking to direct Institute of Cost Accountants of India to use acronym ‘ICOAI’ instead of ‘ICAI’

V. Venkata Siva Kumar Vs Institute of Cost Accountants of India (Madras High Court) - The issue under consideration is whether the petition filed by the CA for seeking to direct the Institute of Cost Accountants of India to use the acronym ‘ICOAI’ instead of ‘ICAI’ will be sustain by the High Court?...

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SC to ICAI: Be Flexible on CA Exam ‘Opt Out’ Option

Anubha Shrivastava Sahai Vs The Institute Of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) & Ors. (Supreme Court) - Anubha Shrivastava Sahai Vs ICAI & Ors. (Supreme Court) As per sources During the hearing SC said to ICAI that those students who have not opted out can appear for ICAI exam, but those who cannot appear although not opted out should be considered as an opt out student and be adjusted in November...

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ICAI cannot conduct disciplinary proceedings without written allegations

Manubhai And Shah LLP Chartered Accountants Vs Secretary, ICAI (Gujarat High Court) - ICAI had no power to conduct any disciplinary proceedings without written allegations and in the absence of any information as prescribed under Rules 7 of the Rules 2007 the prima facie opinion derived by the authority lacked jurisdiction and had no foundation....

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ICAI obliged to specify reasons for closure of misconduct case to Complainant

Trideep Raj Bhandari Vs ICAI (Delhi High Court) - ICAI was under an obligation to provide reasons to the complainant for its prima facie conclusion of the Chartered Accountant being member not guilty of any misconduct on the complaint made by a Complainant. ...

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Advanced ICITSS – Adv. IT Test – Computer Based Mode on 10.11.2020

No. 13-CA (EXAM)/Advanced ICITSS/November 2020 - (21/10/2020) - It has been decided to conduct Advanced ICITSS - Adv. IT Test – in Computer Based Mode on Tuesday, the 10th November, 2020 from 10.30 AM to 12.30 PM (IST)....

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ICAI Allows Provisional Registration in CA Foundation Course after passing Class X Examination

No.1-CA(7)/193/2020 - (19/10/2020) - Public Relations Committee The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India 19th October, 2020 PRESS RELEASE ICAI Allows Provisional Registration in CA Foundation Course after passing Class X Examination With an aim to provide high quality education and keeping the future global business competencies...

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Chartered Accountants (Amendment) Regulations, 2020

Notification No. 1-CA(7)/193/2020 - (19/10/2020) - 1. (1) These regulations may be called the Chartered Accountants (Amendment) Regulations, 2020. (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette....

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ICAI notifies Draft industrial training rules for articled assistants

Notification No. 1-CA(7)/196/2020 - (23/09/2020) - An articled assistant who has passed the Intermediate (Professional Competence) Examination or Professional Education (Examination-II) or Intermediate examination and has completed a minimum of eighteen months of practical training under these regulations shall be eligible for industrial training....

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ICAI – Clear Assessment if applying for membership after 3 years

Notification No.1-CA(7)/195/2020 - (14/09/2020) - ICAI proposes following Draft Regulations which provides that A Chartered Accountants has to appear and pass the Assessment if applying for membership after 3 years of clearing CA Finals or Members who have not renewed their membership for 3 years....

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ICAI reschedule CA exam for few cities due to Nivar cyclone

The rescheduled Intermediate & IPC Examination shall be held on 9th December, 2020 and the Final (Old & New) Examination shall be held on 11th December, 2020 for the above-stated centres only at the same time....

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ICAI Advisory to students, writing threatening mails to Exam Centres

It has been reported by some Examination Centres that they are receiving threatening e-mails from some of the candidates appearing for the CA Examination scheduled for November, 2020....

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Relaxation to CA Students during Curfew in city of Ahmedabad

It has come to our knowledge that State of Gujarat has announced that there will be Curfew in the city of Ahmedabad during 21st and 22nd November, 2020 on the days on which Chartered Accountant Examinations November 2020 are also scheduled at the centres in the city of Ahmedabad....

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Observations of Candidates on Question Papers of CA Exams Nov 2020

It is hereby informed that candidates can bring to the notice of the Examination Department, their observations, if any, on the question papers relating to CA Examinations being held in November 2020 by e-mail at examfeedback@icai.in or by way of a letter, sent by Speed Post, at the following address, so as to reach us latest by 15th D...

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ICAI changes 2 exam centers at Delhi & Ahmedabad- Nov 2020 Exams

Change of certain Examination Centre / minor correction in the address for November 2020 - 1. L. D. Arts College, Opp. IIM Ahmedabad, Vastrapur 2. Mayo International School, Delhi....

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ICAI announces dates for Jan/Feb 2021 Examination

In continuation of Announcement dated 7th November 2020, it is informed that January/February 2021 examination will commence from 21st January 2021 in all cities where exam are currently scheduled for November 2020 Examination. Further details related to schedule of examination and admit card will be intimated soon after the last date of ...

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ICAI Changes venue of 5 Examination Centres for November 2020 Exam

ICAI Change of certain Examination Centre / minor correction in the address for CA November 2020. It is hereby informed that due to un- avoidable circumstances, certain examination centre(s), as per details give below has been changed....

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Notice to Candidates Appearing for the ICAI Exam November, 2020

The Institute has come across postings in the Social Media by some students stating that despite being tested Covid positive, they intend to appear for the CA Examinations - November, 2020....

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Important Announcement For November 2020 CA Examinations

You are aware that November 2020 ICAI Examinations are scheduled from 21st November 2020 at 1085+ examination centres at global level. While understanding the impact of COVID-19 Pandemic, ICAI has already announced that a separate examination will also be conducted from 21st January 2021 besides May 2021 examination....

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Healthcare Tests for ICAI members & dependents at 15% by Dr. Lal Path Labs

Arrangement of the Discounted Diagnostic and Related Healthcare Tests for the Members of ICAI & their dependents : An initiative by the Committee for Members in Practice (CMP), ICAI...

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ICAI President’s Message – November 2020

Dear Professional Colleagues, Prudent corporate governance practices are always the backbone of development and progress of economic ecosystem of any country. After globalisation and liberalisation were introduced to the largest democracy of the world, international businesses looked at India with a new perspective and exploited untapped ...

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ICAI: Change & corrects address of Exam Centres for Nov 2020

Change of certain Examination Centre / minor correction in the address for November 2020 CA Exams. It is hereby informed that due to unavoidable circumstances, certain examination centre(s), as per details give below has been changed....

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ICAI Submits Pre-Budget Memoranda-2021 on Direct & International Tax

The Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India considers it a privilege to submit this Pre-Budget Memorandum - 2021 on Direct Taxes and International Tax to the Government. The memorandum contains suggestions for the consideration of the Government while formulating the tax proposals for the year 2021-22....

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Appeal to Secretary MCA for Directions u/s 30C for conduct of CA Exams

REQUEST TO PASS DIRECTIONS u/s 30 C of the Chartered Accountants Act for adopting tough measures for the safe and smooth conduct of the CA Examinations going to be held from 21st November. Urgent attention is requested as there are only ten days to implement the suggestions to be made by you....

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CA exams will be conducted as per notified schedule: ICAI

The forthcoming CA examinations are scheduled to commence from 21st November 2020 to 14th December 2020 and it is once again reiterated and clarified that the examinations will be conducted as per notified schedule....

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ICAI invites suggestions for improvement in functioning of MCA-21 Portal

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has taken up to build a new MCA21 v3 system – upgraded version of MCA- 21 portal to enable easy and secure access of MCA services. It is expected to be filled with latest features and technology. The core objectives of MCA21 v3 system are promoting automation, integration with external regulatory,...

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Direct & Indirect Taxes Updates- October 2020

DIRECT TAXES UPDATES Recent circulars/ notifications/ rules/ clarifications/News CBDT issues notification extending the due dates for Income Tax Returns & Tax Audit Reports, as follows (Notification no. 88/2020 dated 29.10.2020) -Without tax audit- 31.12.2020 -Transfer pricing and tax audit- 31.01.2021 -Income Tax return FY 2018-19 -3...

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Request to relax Tax Audit Limit from 60 to 90 as one time measure for A.Y. 2020-21

You are requested to relax the said general guidelines as a onetime measure to enhance it further to 90 for A Y 2010-21 due to the Covid-19 restrictions of travelling, maintaining social distance etc. This one-time measure will surely helpful to the members to complete their tasks with comfort....

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ICAI announces Procedure & details for availing OPT–OUT facility

In case the student appears for some of the papers in a particular group and subsequently he/she opts out for any of the reasons as mentioned in (a) to (c) above, then he/she has to appear for all papers of the Group in the next examination cycle i.e. shifting of some of the paper(s) of the same Group is not allowed;...

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MEF 2020-21 extended till 10th November 2020

It has been decided to extend the last date for filling the Multipurpose Empanelment Form for the year 2020-21 for further 4 days, i.e., till 10th November 2020, Tuesday to mitigate the difficulties being faced by the firms in uploading of necessary data....

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No Change in CA Exam Schedule- SC satisfied with ICAI clarification

Amit Jain & Ors. Vs Union of India & Anr. (Supreme Court)

During the course of hearing, ICAI informed the Hon'ble Court that it had verified the position from the concerned examination centres and was informed by the said examination centres that they are not falling in any containment zones....

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Guidance Note on Accounting for Share-based Payments

Recognising the need for establishing uniform accounting principles and practices for all types of share-based payments for the companies following Accounting Standards under Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006, as amended under Section 133 of Companies Act, 2013, it is heartening to note that the Research Committee of the Instit...

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Guidance Note on AS 25 & Measurement of Income Tax Expense for Interim Financial Reporting

‘Guidance Note on Applicability of AS 25 to Interim Financial Results’ which was issued in the year 2008 and ‘Guidance Note on Measurement of Income Tax Expense for Interim Financial Reporting in the context of AS 25’ which was issued in the year 2006 to issue as ‘Guidance Note on Applicability of AS 25 and Measurement of Income...

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ICAI Clarifies on Misleading Admit Card Image Circulated on Social Media

Clarification of Image Circulated on Social Media- ICAI places on record that an Image of Admit Card circulated is misleading & all Admit Cards have ICAI Official Emblem & Sign as Seal of Authenticity. Appropriate Action is being initiated against those spreading Misleading info Source- Tweet by ICAI...

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Exposure Draft of Revised AS 21, Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates

Exposure Draft of revised AS 21, The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates, has been issued by the ASB for comments with the last date being December 3, 2020...

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FAQs on admit cards- CA exams

1. How do I get my admit card? Admit cards in respect of all eligible candidates admitted to the Foundation, Intermediate (IPC), Intermediate, Final and Final-New examination, with their photographs and signatures on them, will be hosted on https://icaiexam.icai.org/ No physical admit cards will be sent to any candidate. Candidates are re...

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Background Material of Diploma in International Taxation

Background Material of Diploma in International Taxation (2020 – Fifth edition) containing: -International Tax – Transfer Pricing -International Tax – Practice (Part I & II) Tax laws in India are becoming more and more complex. Globalization of economies, signing and review of free trade agreements, increase in the number of...

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Technical Guide on BEPS Action Plans and Multilateral Instrument

Technical Guide on BEPS Action Plans and Multilateral Instrument (MLI) – 2020 – First edition   Considering the issue that profits should be taxed where the economic activities take place and no profit should suffer double taxation, in September 2013, the Finance Ministers of the G20 nations came out with a comprehensive action p...

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Basics of International Taxation

Basics of International Taxation – 2020 (fourth edition) – (Earlier known as Aspects of International Taxation – A Study) International Taxation due to its dynamic and ever changing nature has always been a complex subject not only to study but to practice. Due to increase in cross border transactions, mergers and acquisitions, ...

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Guidance Note on Transfer Pricing Report U/s. 92E of Income Tax Act, 1961

ICAI has released the 8th Edition (August 2020) of the Guidance Note on Report Under Section 92E of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (Transfer Pricing). This Guidance Note was last revised in November, 2019. The ICAI has revised Guidance note on Report under Section 92E of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (Transfer Pricing) based on […]...

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November-2020 CA Exam – Admit card – Issues- Helpline

Students who may have any concern related to above stated admit card for containment zone may submit the same at the below link for the attention of Examination Department. It is also directed that only students may fill up these details and any pseudo-unauthorised use will attract severe action for any impersonation....

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November-2020 CA Examinations – Admit card

In continuation to the Announcements dated 15th July, 8th,13th and 23rd October 2020 made regarding revised schedule of Chartered Accountant November 2020 Examinations and uploading of Admit Card for November2020 CA Examinations; it is hereby notified for general information that Admit Card for Chartered Accountant November 2020 Examinati...

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Advisory Regarding ICAI November 2020 Examinations

Advisory to Students and Public at Large Regarding ICAI November 2020 Examinations Students and Public at large are hereby requested to note: > The ICAI Examinations to be held in November 2020 sill be held as per schedule horn 21st November 2020 announced as per Announcement Dated 13th October 2020 – https://www.icai.org/resourc...

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Waiver of Condonation Fees by ICAI for All Members, Firms & Students

Further extension in the last date for Waiving-off Condonation fees due to late filing of various application Forms related to Students, Articled Assistants, Members & Firms amidst COVID-19 Pandemic – (31-10-2020) M&C-MSS SECTION The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India 31st October, 2020 Important Announcement Amid t...

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“WE CARE”- An Initiative of ICAI for Senior Chartered Accountants

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) since its very inception has always provided thought leadership to the generations in a proactive and progressive manner. ICAI has been playing a key role nationally, regionally and globally not only towards the growth of the profession, but also has been contributing to the business,...

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Exposure Draft of Interest Rate Benchmark Reform – Phase 2

Globally, many jurisdictions have been taking steps for replacing existing Interbank offered rates (IBORs) with some alternate benchmark rates as a result of recommendations of Financial Stability Board. In this regard, IASB identified two groups of accounting issues that could affect financial reporting due to the reform:...

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ICAI Increases Structured CPE hours to 20 & Due date extension

Increase in the no. of Structured CPE hours being granted in online mode from 15 CPE hours to 20 CPE hours and extension of last date for completion of 20 Structured CPE hours through Digital Learning Hub or Virtual CPE Meetings from 31st October, 2020 to 31st December, 2020...

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Tax Audit under Section 44AB- ICAI Checklist (Download)

Approach To Tax Audit Under Section 44AB Of The Income Tax Act, 1961 (Checklist) This document is a joint effort of the Direct Taxes Committee and the Taxation Audit Quality Review Board of ICAI. This checklist is designed to assist the members in enhancing the quality of tax audit under section 44AB of the Income […]...

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ICAI denies false news of postponement of Examination

A fake announcement of 27.10.2020 is doing rounds on social media, making false assertion of postponement of ICAI Examination schedule. It is clarified that the examination schedule, as already announced, shall commence....

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Uploading of Admit Card & Options to opt out from November 2020 attempt

1. Uploading of Admit Card: Admit Card for Chartered Accountant November 2020 Examinations will be uploaded on November, 2020. 2. Options to opt out from November 2020 attempt for all: Opt out window will open on 7. November, 2020...

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MEF Form for year 2020-21 extended till 6th November, 2020

Notification No. S.O. 3717(E) (21/10/2020)

The Multipurpose Empanelment Form for the year 2020-21 is live at https://meficai.org w.e.f. 23rd September 2020. The original date of submission was 12th October 2020 which was extended till 23rd October 2020....

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Download admit card for ICAI Practical Training Assessment Test

ICAI- BoS Practical Training Assessment Notes for Information and Guidance for Applicants -Online Application Form Starts at : 12:00 noon on Saturday, 03rd October 2020. -Last Date : Friday, 9th October, 2020 midnight. If a candidate had registered for the practical training assessment scheduled on March 22, 2020, he/ she will not have to...

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Advanced ICITSS – Adv. IT Test – Computer Based Mode on 10.11.2020

No. 13-CA (EXAM)/Advanced ICITSS/November 2020 (21/10/2020)

It has been decided to conduct Advanced ICITSS - Adv. IT Test – in Computer Based Mode on Tuesday, the 10th November, 2020 from 10.30 AM to 12.30 PM (IST)....

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ICAI reopens Empanelment of Members to act as Observers

In continuation to the Announcement dated 20th August 2020 the window for empanelment of members to act as observers at the examination centres for the Chartered Accountants examinations, November, 2020 is reopened from 20th October to 25th October, 2020....

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Cabinet approves MoU between ICAI, India & CPA, Papua New Guinea

Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved Memorandum of Understanding between the Institute of Chartered Accounts of India (ICAI) and the Certified Practising Accountants, Papua New Guinea (CPA PNG)to work together in capacity building and strengthening the Accounting, Financial and Audit Knowledge base in Papua New Guinea....

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Cabinet approves Mutual Recognition Agreement between ICAI, India & MICPA, Malaysia

Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Mutual Recognition Agreement between the Institute of Chartered Accounts of India (ICAI) and the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) to enable appropriately qualified CA (Chartered Accountant) members of either Institute to join the other Institute by receiving ap...

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ICAI Allows Provisional Registration in CA Foundation Course after passing Class X Examination

No.1-CA(7)/193/2020 (19/10/2020)

Public Relations Committee The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India 19th October, 2020 PRESS RELEASE ICAI Allows Provisional Registration in CA Foundation Course after passing Class X Examination With an aim to provide high quality education and keeping the future global business competencies in mind, the Institute of Chartered Acc...

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Chartered Accountants (Amendment) Regulations, 2020

Notification No. 1-CA(7)/193/2020 (19/10/2020)

1. (1) These regulations may be called the Chartered Accountants (Amendment) Regulations, 2020. (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette....

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Further extensions regarding validity of Peer Review Certificate

Further extensions regarding the validity of Peer Review Certificate in the wake of COVID -19 spurt across the country (16-10-2020)- Modifications in Part C of the Announcement hosted on 29.5.2020 Peer Review Board The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India 16th October, 2020 ANNOUNCEMENT Sub: Further extensions regarding the validit...

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Relocation / Shifting of Disciplinary Directorate of ICAI

All the stakeholders and general public are hereby informed that the Office of the Disciplinary Directorate of the ICAI is shifted from 3rd floor, ICAI Bhawan, I.P.Marg, New Delhi-110002 to the new premises at following address :...

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ICAI issues Guideline for website of CA Members & CA Firms

It is pertinent to note that following contents and features on the Websites of members and Firms are prohibited :- (1) Mention of Names of clients / Client Logo (2) Writing of Firm name in a manner tantamounting to Logo/Monogram (3) Mention of Professional Fees, or fact of providing services free of charge...

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Revised Schedule of CA Examinations, November 2020

In view of prevailing circumstances; it has now been decided that the   Chartered Accountant Examinations earlier scheduled from 1st November 2020 to 18th November 2020: now to be held from 21st  November 2020 to 14th December, 2020 as per details given below....

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Provisional Registration in CA Foundation Course after passing Class X Exam

Students after passing Class 10th examination conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India or an examination recognised by the Central Government or the State Government as equivalent thereto, may provisionally register in Foundation Course of ICAI....

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Disruptive Technologies Transforming Audit : Time for CAs to Upskill

Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Data Analytics, Internet of Everything, Robotic Process Automation are the new buzz words in today’s times and are the new ABCDEs of this era. With investments and valuations in these emerging technologies (broadly referred to as Industry 4.0), skyrocketing, companies...

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ICAI President’s Message – October 2020

Submission Date for Online MEF Form for the year 2020-21 Approaching- Members may note that the last date for submission of online MEF form and declaration for the year 2020-21 is 12th October, 2020. Through MEF form, ICAI collects and distribute members’ data to exploit potential opportunities and facilitate new avenues of professional...

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Mock Test Papers for November, 2020 CA Examination

The Board of Studies of ICAI is commencing Mock Test Papers from October 10, 2020 for students appearing in CA Foundation, IIPC & Intermediate; Final Old & New November, 2020 examination....

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ICAI issues SOP for November 2020 examination

Guidelines for Examination Centres, Examination functionaries and Candidates for November 2020 CA Examinations in wake of ongoing pandemic Novel Corona Virus (Covid-19)....

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November 2020 ICAI examination – 4 Important Announcements

SOPs for students appearing in November 2020 examination: A detailed instruction sheet containing the Do’s and Don’ts for all students appearing in the November 2020 examination is being issued separately....

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MEF empanelment date extended – Firms under Presumptive Taxation not to submit Financial Statements

There is no requirement for submitting the Financial Statements i.e. Balance Sheets and Income & Expenditure Account for the applicants who have opted for the Presumptive Taxation Scheme under Section 44ADA of Income Tax Act, 1961 and have filed their ITR accordingly for the financial year 2018-19....

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Direct & Indirect Taxes Updates- September 2020

DIRECT TAXES UPDATES  Recent circulars/ notifications/ rules/ clarifications/News ♦ CBDT issues directions for disposal of appeals under Faceless Appeal scheme 2020 (Notification no. 77/2020 dated 25.09.2020) ♦ CBDT notifies the Faceless Appeals Scheme, 2020 (Notification no. 76/2020 dated 25.09.2020) ♦ CBDT notifies for 15C for Ap...

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ICAI: Registration for Online Home Based Practical Training Assessment

The next practical training assessment is being conducted online from October 23 to October 27, 2020. The students who have completed their 1st/ 2nd year of practical training during April 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 are eligible to appear in this test....

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Extension of Various Compliances By Ministry of Corporate Affairs

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has made a further effort to encourage a greater deal of “Ease of doing business”, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has enhanced the timeline regarding the duration of several schemes till the end of the year 2020 in the wake of constant disturbance caused by the coronavirus pandemic in certain p...

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Companies (Amendment) Act, 2020 – Highlights of amendments

The Companies (Amendment) Act, 2020 (herein after referred to as ‘the Amendment Act’) got the assent of Hon’ble President as on 28th September, 2020 and is thus operative since that date. It was passed by the Lok Sabha on 19th September, 2020 and by the Rajya Sabha on 22nd September, 2020....

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7 Due dates extended by MCA to 31st December, 2020

Extension of due dates for various Schemes, Registration as Independent Director, DIR-3 KYC, holding EGM, till 31st December, 2020 by the Government of India...

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ICAI to conduct Advanced ICITSS – Adv. IT Test on 22.10.2020

It has been decided to conduct Advanced ICITSS - Adv. IT Test – in Computer Based Mode on Thursday, the 22nd October, 2020 from 10.30 AM to 12.30 PM (IST)....

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ICAI extends Last date for payment of Membership & COP fee

The Council of ICAI considering the request from Members at large has decided to extend the last date for payment of Membership/ COP fee from 30th September, 2020 to 30th November, 2020....

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Upsurge in the Demand of CAs by 37% inspite COVID

ICAI has reported an increase of 37% in demand for newly qualified CAs for employment in industry through its campus placement programme concluded recently....

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CA exam to be held during 1st to 18th November 2020

Examination Department The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India 27th September, 2020 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT The Election Commission of India through its press conference held on 25th September 2020 has announced Schedule of General Election to the Legislative Assembly of the State of Bihar whereby election to the State of Bihar is ...

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ICAI: Extension for completion of Orientation /IT Training Course by Intermediate students

Extension for completion of Orientation /IT Training Course by the Intermediate students, through the foundation route, to on or before 31st December, 2020 instead of on or before 31st October, 2020 and then be allowed to sit for their Final examination to be held in November, 2022....

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Draft SAE 3410 Assurance Engagements on Greenhouse Gas Statements

ED SAE 3410 is being issued in the context of ―Guidance Note on Reports or Certificates for Special Purposes‖, issued by the ICAI, which provides guidance on engagements which require a professional accountant in public practice to issue reports other than those which are issued in audits or reviews of historical financial information...

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ICAI extends validity of Registration Period

Students at all levels may please note that the Institute on account of cancellation and merging of May 2020 examination with November, 2020 examination due to Covid-19 pandemic as a one-time measure has granted upto one year extension in the validity period of registration at all levels....

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ICAI notifies Draft industrial training rules for articled assistants

Notification No. 1-CA(7)/196/2020 (23/09/2020)

An articled assistant who has passed the Intermediate (Professional Competence) Examination or Professional Education (Examination-II) or Intermediate examination and has completed a minimum of eighteen months of practical training under these regulations shall be eligible for industrial training....

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Peer Review Certificate validity- Reckoning of date of revocation of lockdown

Reckoning the date of revocation of the lockdown to be 30th September 2020 w.r.t extensions granted regarding the validity of Peer Review Certificate in the wake of COVID -19 spurt across the country...

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Drafts Forensic Accounting & Investigation Standards (FAIS)

Digital Accounting Assurance Board of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) invites comments on the following exposure drafts of Forensic Accounting and Investigation Standards (FAIS):...

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Empanelment to act as coordinators/observers for CA examinations

In continuation to the Announcement dated 20th August 2020, it is informed that the window for empanelment of members to act as observers at the examination centres for the Chartered Accountants examinations, November, 2020 is reopened from 16th September to 20th September 2020....

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ICAI – Clear Assessment if applying for membership after 3 years

Notification No.1-CA(7)/195/2020 (14/09/2020)

ICAI proposes following Draft Regulations which provides that A Chartered Accountants has to appear and pass the Assessment if applying for membership after 3 years of clearing CA Finals or Members who have not renewed their membership for 3 years....

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Permit availment of ITC under GST pertaining to FY 2019-20: ICAI

Request for permitting availment of input tax credit under GST pertaining to Financial Year 2019-20 and correction in GSTR- 1 till March, 2021. Institute of Charted Accountant of India ICAI/IDTC/2020-21/Rep/16 10th September, 2020 Shri S.K Rahman Joint Secretary, Goods and Services Tax Council, 56′ Floor, Tower II, Jeevan Bharti Bui...

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Request to devise mechanism to receive part payment of GST

It is suggested to devise a mechanism for receiving part payment of taxes till the industry recover and stabilises from the effect of Covid-19, which could be a win-win situation for both the Government, as they will receive early payment of taxes and at the same time taxpayers will not be required to pay interest on the part payment made...

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Representation on difficulties in filing GSTR 9 for 2018-19

Considering that filing of Annual Return for registered persons having turnover upto 2 crore for the financial years 2017-18 and 2018-19 is optional. We request that software be accordingly modified allowing the taxpayers to file their Annual Return for financial year 2018-19, if they so wish, even if they have not filed their Annual Retu...

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Extend due dates of filing GST Annual return & Audit Report

Extension of Annual returns in Form GSTR 9 and GSTR 9A along with GST Audit Certificate in GSTR 9C from September 30, 2020 to December 31, 2020...

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Covid-19 Relief Measures in Insolvency Resolution Process

Relief Measures Introduced in Insolvency Resolution Process in Country Due to Outbreak of Covid-19 Pandemic Message The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent restrictions due to lockdowns have severely affected the wellbeing of economies across the world. It has completely jeopardized everyone’s life and the normal operation ...

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AGM Due date Extension- Download Order of Your region

Registrar of Companies of various regions have extended the time for holding of Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the financial year ended on 2019-20 by three months from the due date. During the challenging time for everyone, companies are no exception. Preparation of the financials and submission for audit is challenging. Derailment in t...

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ICAI allows MCS/ADV IT Training through Virtual Mode

ICAI decided that the students of May 2021 Final course, exam, can undergo MCS and Advanced IT Course through Virtual Mode can undergo the aforestated Courses through virtual mode to be conducted by the respective regional and branch offices of ICAI....

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ICAI issues FAQs on Practical Training

Whether the period of absence arising out of lockdown due to COVID -19 pandemic w.e.f 24th March, 2020 till 3rd May, 2020 shall be counted as leave or being on articleship for the students who are already registered and undergoing Practical Training as on 24th March, 2020....

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ICAI reopenes CA Nov-2020 Exam form window for 3 days

Examination Department The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India 8th September, 2020 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT Re-Opening Of Online Filling Up Of Examination Application Forms For Chartered Accountants Examinations, November 2020. Considering the prevailing COVID-19 situation and in the interest to mitigate the anxiety and hardships of...

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Direct & Indirect Taxes Updates- August 2020

DIRECT TAXES UPDATES  Recent circulars/ notifications/ rules/ clarifications/News ♦ CBDT notified the procedure for notification of Pension funds (PF) for claiming exemption under section 10(23FE) for income from Investment in Specified Infrastructure business (Notification no. 67/2020 dated 17.08.2020) ♦ CBDT notifies 34 authorities...

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200 New Districts covered as Examination Centres: ICAI

I am happy to intimate that ICAI has almost doubled the number of examination centres in India, besides opening new overseas examination centres, taking ICAI presence to Africa besides middle east. This facility will make it convenient and safe for students to take the November 2020 examinations....

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Rebooting MSMEs In The Covid 19 ERA

ICAI has come out with a model for sustainability of MSME. MSME Business Continuity Checklist focused on a number of factors that require special attention by the management of MSME which can guide their initiative to face this tough time....

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Exposure Drafts of Forensic Accounting & Investigation Standards

The Digital Accounting Assurance Board of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) invites comments on the following exposure drafts of Forensic Accounting and Investigation Standards (FAIS):...

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ICAI to Issue Forensic Accounting & Investigation Standards

With an increasing number of Accounting, Financial and Loan irregularities, there is a pressing need of Forensic Accounting and Investigation professionals in India to conduct their professional assignments in a manner which is based on the comprehensive, qualitative and prudent set of Standards, and also to collect evidences which may be...

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ICAI relaxation for provisionally registered students in Intermediate Course

Relaxation for provisionally registered students in the Intermediate Course till 31st July, 2020 through Direct Entry Route for appearing in May, 2021 Intermediate Examination on account of outbreak of COVID 19....

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Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting under Ind AS

Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting under Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) applicable for Standard-setting Activity from accounting periods beginning from April 1, 2020, and for the preparers of financial Statements from a future date...

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Updated Ind AS related Guidance material

Updated Part B and C of IFRS Standards relevant for accounting year 2020-21 have also been hosted on the website. It is hereby mentioned that use of this guidance material is strictly subject to the copyright agreement with IFRS Foundation....

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Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) as on April 01, 2020

This Compendium of Ind AS is an endeavour of ICAI to facilitate ease of reference and ready source of comprehensive literature for all those entities that are preparing financial statements under Ind AS, either mandatorily or voluntarily....

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FAQs w.r.t CA May/November 2020 Examinations

Whether the student who had applied for May 2020 Exams be required to fill Examination Form For November 2020 afresh. Yes, the students of all courses who had applied for May 2020 Examinations will be required to fill form for November 2020 afresh on opening of window for the same. The students are allowed to change the group(s) as well a...

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HC rejects Petition by CA seeking to direct Institute of Cost Accountants of India to use acronym ‘ICOAI’ instead of ‘ICAI’

V. Venkata Siva Kumar Vs Institute of Cost Accountants of India (Madras High Court)

The issue under consideration is whether the petition filed by the CA for seeking to direct the Institute of Cost Accountants of India to use the acronym ‘ICOAI’ instead of ‘ICAI’ will be sustain by the High Court?...

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27 Relief Measure taken by SEBI & MCA during Covid-19

As we all know that COVID 19 is an unprecedented crisis and challenge which is currently being faced by the whole World. Amidst the spread of the pandemic and the imposition of lockdowns, there are various challenges before all the stakeholders in the corporate world. Regulators in many countries are revising the filing deadlines, changin...

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ICAI President’s Message – August 2020

Dear Professional Colleagues, The mammoth world with all its beautiful bounties, geographical riches, scientific innovations, exotic cultures and vast army of extraordinary human capital is one large family interconnected with the common goal for global health, peace, prosperity and progress. The present global challenges emanating from p...

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Enterprise Risk Management (Legal Requirements, Strategy, Global Framework)

This white paper explains the concepts, legal requirements, strategies, and global framework for the implementation of risk management. It also deals with fraud and reputation risk management and how the negative reputation of an entity may harm the operations and profitability. This white paper may be useful in performing the advisory ro...

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