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How Cryptocurrencies Are Taxed In India

[Source: forbes.com; Authors: Justin M Bharucha, Aashika Jain] Cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are presently unregulated in India. While the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had sought to ban cryptocurrencies in 2018, the Supreme Court quashed the attempted ban leaving cryptocurrencies in regulatory limbo – neither illegal nor, strictly speaking, legal. NFTs do not appear […]

Only 329 startups can claim tax holiday under Startup India

[Source: cnbctv18.com] Exactly five years since the launch of the Startup India program in January 2016, which aimed at several benefits for startups, not even a percent of the total registered startups can avail the benefits. The government had in Budget 2020-21 announced the deferral of taxation on employee stock option plans (ESOPS) by 48 […]

MSME new classification criteria and benefits of registration

Central Government has issued MSME Notification on 26-Jun-2020 laying down new criteria for classifying enterprises as micro, small and medium enterprises.  Following are the composite criteria of investment and turnover for classification: Micro Enterprise: where the investment in plant and machinery or equipment does not exceed Rs.1 Cr and turnover does not exceed Rs.5 Cr. Small […]

Govt planning to launch lottery offer under the GST from 1 April

[Source: www.livemint.com] We had earlier shared you a news item (Economic Times) that India should adopt Singapore’s ‘GST voucher scheme’ to help lower, middle income groups. It seems the government is planning to adopt the idea. The government is planning to launch lottery offer under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from April 1 by […]

7 changes in income tax laws that come into effect from Sept 1

[Source: ET Online; Author: Preeti Motiani] Income tax related changes announced in the Budget usually come into effect from April 1. However, since the full Budget for FY 2019-20 was presented in July this year after the general elections, there are certain tax changes that will come into effect from September 1, 2019. Here are […]

Tax changes in 2018 that have affected your personal finances

[Source: economictimes.indiatimes.com; By Preeti Motiani, ET Online | Dec 19, 2018] As 2018 comes to an end, a quick run-down of the main tax changes implemented during the year would help us in our tax planning and saving efforts. Most tax changes are usually proposed in the Budget (presented in February) and they usually come […]

The tax that no one saw coming: A rude shock builds up for builders across India

[Source: www.economictimes.com] Builders across the country are in for a rude shock. They could be soon saddled with a tax burden that few, or probably none, of them have accounted for. Developers, according to changes in the law that have gone unnoticed so far, will have to pay tax on the entire fair value — […]

National E-way Bill System to be rolled out by 16-Jan

GST Press Release, Dated 16.12.2017 The 24th Meeting of the GST Council held today through video conference under the Chairmanship of the Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley. It discussed about the implementation of e-way Bill system in the country. Till such time as the National e-way Bill is ready, the […]

Government ignored warnings over GST roll out – ET

[Source: economictimes.indiatimes.com] The Indian government ignored several warnings from private companies that the complex technology required for a nationwide goods and services tax (GST) to work smoothly was not ready for launch, several people who worked on the project said. Weeks before the July 1 start of India’s biggest tax overhaul in decades, the government […]

Companies will have to declare job creation estimates to avail benefits under Startup India

[Source: economictimes.indiatimes.com] Companies eyeing benefits under the Startup India programme will soon have to declare upfront how many jobs they will create in order to qualify as the government moves to make employment generation the guiding principle for all its major programmes. "We will soon notify the new definition for startups, which goes beyond innovation," […]