tax regime

No solution for bigger industries for easy registration

Service Tax - CA Manish Garg The Hon’ble Finance Minister has announced some drastic changes in the service tax which include the change regarding the procedure of registration under service tax for the single premise. As per the new procedure applicants are required to submit their PAN for the registration and person also registered is required to s...

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Brief on Service Tax and Service Tax Registration

Service Tax - Service tax is, as the name suggests, a tax on Services. It is a tax levied on the transaction of certain services specified by the Central Government under the Finance Act, 1994. It is an indirect tax (akin to Excise Duty or Sales Tax) which means ...

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Opinion – Levy of VAT on Transfer of Assets

Service Tax - The transaction involves a global acquisition of a banking business by the Purchaser from the Seller. Consequent thereto, all assets and liabilities in India will be acquired by the Purchaser from the Seller. The acquisition of the assets and liabilities in India will either be through: (a) slump sale process, in which the undertaking as ...

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DTC 2009 – Focus on Outbound investments from India

Service Tax - As a first step towards simplifying and bringing about structural changes in direct taxes, the new Direct Taxes Code („Code?) Bill 2009 has been released for public debate. This is expected to be presented in the winter session 2009 of the Parliament. The Code, once enacted, is proposed to be effective from 1st of April 2011....

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The Direct Taxes Code Bill, 2009 – Minimum Alternate Tax on Companies

Service Tax - The concept of Minimum Alternate Tax (“MAT”) was introduced in the Indian tax regime to widen the tax net. Often there were situations where companies declared both profits and dividends but were not liable to taxation on account of various incentives and exemptions provided under the income tax legislation. MAT ensured that such comp...

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Goods and Services Tax (GST) may not meet April 1 deadline: Plan panel

Service Tax - The Planning Commission today said that the proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) is likely to miss the deadline of April 1, but it could be introduced in the next fiscal only. "Well, we were hoping that it (GST) will come from April 1, but it does not appear that it will be so," Planning Commission Member B K Chaturvedi told PTI....

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Taxation of carbon credits under the proposed Goods and Services Tax regime?

Service Tax - The Government should implement the GST regime with defined sharing arrangement between the State and the Centre, thereby protecting the interest of the State in generating revenue. How will carbon credits be taxed under the proposed Goods and Services Tax regime?...

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Fraudsters siphoned off About Rs 4 crore from Income Tax Department as I-T refunds

Service Tax - About Rs 4 crore has been siphoned off the I-T system by some unidentified fraudsters with the help of bogus PAN cards, e-returns and e-refund orders. The I-T refunds claimed on the basis of these bogus documents have been deposited in some bank accounts opened in the name of persons who have never paid any income tax....

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CBDT will make assessments more transparent

Service Tax - Individuals as well as corporates may have fewer occasions to meet the taxmen in future. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) is thinking of putting in place a system in which taxpayers do not meet the assessing officer or any tax official for routine assessments. In the system being envisaged by the country’s tax regime, the tax pa...

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Two major tax reforms to reduce transaction costs for exporters significantly

Service Tax - Two major tax reforms due by next year promise to reduce transaction costs for exporters significantly. A simpler income-tax regime will put more money in the hands of businesses, which can invest these as they consider best. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime will reduce complications and lower the compliance costs. Together, they w...

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No solution for bigger industries for easy registration

CA Manish Garg The Hon’ble Finance Minister has announced some drastic changes in the service tax which include the change regarding the procedure of registration under service tax for the single premise. As per the new procedure applicants are required to submit their PAN for the registration and person also registered is required to s...

Read More

Brief on Service Tax and Service Tax Registration

Service tax is, as the name suggests, a tax on Services. It is a tax levied on the transaction of certain services specified by the Central Government under the Finance Act, 1994. It is an indirect tax (akin to Excise Duty or Sales Tax) which means ...

Read More

Goods and Services Tax (GST) may not meet April 1 deadline: Plan panel

The Planning Commission today said that the proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) is likely to miss the deadline of April 1, but it could be introduced in the next fiscal only. "Well, we were hoping that it (GST) will come from April 1, but it does not appear that it will be so," Planning Commission Member B K Chaturvedi told PTI....

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Taxation of carbon credits under the proposed Goods and Services Tax regime?

The Government should implement the GST regime with defined sharing arrangement between the State and the Centre, thereby protecting the interest of the State in generating revenue. How will carbon credits be taxed under the proposed Goods and Services Tax regime?...

Read More

Fraudsters siphoned off About Rs 4 crore from Income Tax Department as I-T refunds

About Rs 4 crore has been siphoned off the I-T system by some unidentified fraudsters with the help of bogus PAN cards, e-returns and e-refund orders. The I-T refunds claimed on the basis of these bogus documents have been deposited in some bank accounts opened in the name of persons who have never paid any income tax....

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CBDT will make assessments more transparent

Individuals as well as corporates may have fewer occasions to meet the taxmen in future. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) is thinking of putting in place a system in which taxpayers do not meet the assessing officer or any tax official for routine assessments. In the system being envisaged by the country’s tax regime, the tax pa...

Read More

Two major tax reforms to reduce transaction costs for exporters significantly

Two major tax reforms due by next year promise to reduce transaction costs for exporters significantly. A simpler income-tax regime will put more money in the hands of businesses, which can invest these as they consider best. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime will reduce complications and lower the compliance costs. Together, they w...

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PM panel in favour of one GST slab at central level for both Goods and services

The Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council, or PMEAC, has favoured asingle slab each for goods and services or one common rate for both under the proposed goods and services tax (GST), unlike the proposal mooted by the states.“The Centre could follow the pattern in which there is only one rate for goods and one rate for services, ...

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Pay tax on perquisites for the whole year in next three months, double whammy for taxpayers

Your tax burden has just gone up, with the government today issuing the new guidelines for taxation of perquisities. In fact, it could be a double whammy, as you have to pay the additional tax liability for the whole of this financial year over the next three months. Employees who were not paying tax on a host of perks such as company-pro...

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Opinion – Levy of VAT on Transfer of Assets

The transaction involves a global acquisition of a banking business by the Purchaser from the Seller. Consequent thereto, all assets and liabilities in India will be acquired by the Purchaser from the Seller. The acquisition of the assets and liabilities in India will either be through: (a) slump sale process, in which the undertaking as ...

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