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ICAI Advisory on “Impact of Coronavirus on Financial Reporting and the Auditors Consideration”

Apart from the health and safety of mankind, COVID-19 has unfavourably affected the economic environment which in turn has consequential impact on the results in the financial statements and reporting. There is also a need to advise the preparers of financial statements to ensure that the potential impact of COVID-19 is suitably considered in preparing […]

Some Important Relief Measures in view of COVID-19

In order to give effect to the announcements made by the Union Finance Minister vide Press Release dated 24.03.2020, regarding several relief measures relating to statutory and regulatory compliance matters across sectors in view of COVID-19 outbreak, the govt has brought in an Ordinance on 31.03.2020 which provides for extension of various time limits under […]

CSR funds can be used to fight Covid-19

[Source: CSR Committee of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India] The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, said on March 23, 2020 that “In view of the spread of novel Corona Virus in India, its declaration as pandemic by the WHO, and decision of Government of India, to treat this as notified disaster, it is hereby […]

Recommendations of 39th GST Council meeting

[Source: pib.gov.in] Recommendations of GST council related to law & procedure The 39th GST Council in its meeting held on 14th March, 2020, has made the following recommendations on Law & Procedures changes. 1)       Measures for Trade facilitation: a)      Interest for delay in payment of GST to be charged on the net cash tax liability […]

Direct Tax Vivad se Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution Scheme)

Tax disputes consume time, energy and resources both on the part of the Government as well as taxpayers. Moreover, they also deprive the Government of the timely collection of revenue. The Finance Minister, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, in her budget speech, has proposed to bring a scheme similar to the Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme, […]

BUDGET 2020 Tax Rates & other proposals applicable to Individuals & HUFs

Download PDF Tax rates for Individuals/HUF Resident individual aged above 60 years but less than 80 years Total Income Tax Rate A.Y. 2020-21 Tax Rate A.Y. 2021-22 (Proposed) Upto Rs.3 Lacs Nil There are no changes to the slab rates. > Rs.3 Lacs upto Rs.5 Lacs 5% > Rs.5 Lacs upto Rs.10 Lacs 20% > […]

Sabka Vishwas – Legacy Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2019

Govt. urges taxpayers to avail the benefit of Sabka Vishwas (LDR) Scheme, 2019, as it has just 4 months validity from 1-Sep-2019 Press Release, Dated 22-8-2019 In the Union Budget 2019-20, the Hon’ble Finance Minister announced the Sabka Vishwas – Legacy Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2019. The Scheme has now been notified and will be operationalized […]

GST Amendments effective from 1-Feb-2019

[By Shaleen Shah (Partner), VNCA] Gist of amendments effected through CGST (Amendment) Act, 2018 and Rules thereto effective from 1-Feb-2019. 1) It is clarified that though GST is not applicable on transactions in ‘securities’, any fees or charges in relation to transactions in securities would be a consideration for provision of service and chargeable to […]

Refund of GST to exporters–certain restrictions to claim refund on IGST paid exports

[By Shaleen Shah (Partner), VNCA] Exports is `zero rated’ in GST for which exporter of goods has two options viz. (1) supply under LUT without payment of IGST and claim refund of unutilised ITC; or (2) supply on payment of IGST and claim refund of such IGST paid on exports. Rule 96(10) of the Central […]

GST Returns revised schedule upto March 2019

The Government has issued three Notifications on 10-Aug-2018 slightly relaxing the due dates for filing of GSTR-1 till March 2019.  In view of the said Notifications, the following is the revised schedule of filing GSTR-3B & GSTR-1 for the periods upto March 2019. Monthly GSTR-3B (for all registered persons) Period Due Date July 2018 – […]