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Widening the scope of TCS (Tax Collection at Source) from 1st Oct 2020

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September 30, 2020
[By Jyotish M Shah, Partner] Widening the scope of TCS (Tax Collection at Source) on foreign remittance, selling overseas tour package, and sale of goods over a prescribed limit from 1st October 2020. Section 206C providing for TCS has been amended to widen the scope to cover: Authorised Dealer who receives Rs.7 Lacs or more from person for remittance out

Launch of GSTR-2B for the month of July 2020

September 3, 2020
Press Release GSTR-2B is an auto-drafted ITC statement which will be generated for every registered person on the basis of the information furnished by his suppliers in their respective GSTR-1, 5 (non-resident taxable person) and 6 (input service distributor). It is a static statement and will be made available for each month, on

Relaxation for holding AGM for FY 2019-20

August 29, 2020
[Source: Ahmedabad Branch of WIRC of ICAI Newsletter; compiled by CA. Vedant K. Parikh, Ahmedabad] Background Due to the widespread of COVID-19 and consequential restrictions linked to the social distancing norms, Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has received several representations to allow companies to hold their Annual General Meeting for

Additional relief in GST compliance

May 7, 2020
With most part of the country under lockdown or partial lockdown, government has notified some fresh relief measures in GST compliance. 1) Due date to furnish GST annual return for FY 2018-19 is further extended to September 30, 2020. 2) Validity period of e-way bill expiring between 20-3-2020 to 15-4-2020

GST Amendment – relief to exporters of goods

April 5, 2020
The exercise of option to export under (1) LUT, or (2) on payment of IGST is left to the exporters. However, in the Month of October 2017, the Government while restoring the tax-free procurements, for EOU’s, under Advance authorization/ EPCG etc., restricted the second option for such exporters. Recently, the

Some Important Relief Measures in view of COVID-19

April 4, 2020
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

CSR funds can be used to fight Covid-19

March 28, 2020
[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

Recommendations of 39th GST Council meeting

March 17, 2020
[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
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