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The State Government Industrial Developmental Corporation has been granted retrospective exemption for amounts received towards grant of long term lease.Exemption from Service Tax to Armed Force Insurance Funds. Research & Development Cess has been proposed to be repealed.The pending cases before Advance Ruling Authority are proposed to be transferred separate AuthorityNo major alterations in indirect taxes.Budget 2017 : Paving way for GSTBudget 2017 : FM to decide fate of economyExcise, Service Taxpayers To Migrate To GST Portal By January 31Dual Control is delaying GSTGST to be simple, less burdensome for industry: Hasmukh Adhia
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24 March, 2017 Ahmedabad
GST - Government’s Swiftness in Taxing The FM and GST council are burning midnight oil to ensure that GST sees the light of the day on 01.07.2017. The Union Cabinet chaired by the Honourable Prime Minister has approved the following four GST related bills: 1. The Central Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 (The CGST Bill) 2. The Integrated Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 (The IGST Bill)
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20 March, 2017 Ahmedabad
GST: Challenge to Federalism The GST Council had adopted the revised model GST laws in its 12th meeting. An important retro-fitting that has been made by it in the original proposed GST laws, is the concept of residence in determining the place of provision of supply of goods, vide Section 7(3)*.This amendment introduces the idea of residence in to taxation of goods which so
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15 March, 2017 Ahmedabad
Higher Education to be High-Priced India holds an important place in the global education industry. Under various articles of the Indian Constitution, free and compulsory education is provided as a fundamental right to children. The Government always remains liberal when it comes to the Educational Sector. India has one of the largest higher education systems in the world. Educati
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09 March, 2017 Ahmedabad
GST Migration - Voluntary or Mandatory? At present, tax payers are separately registered with State and/ or with Central tax administrations or with both based on their business activity. In the GST regime, a taxpayer will have to obtain State wise registration. Even within a State, the taxpayer may either opt for a single registration or multiple registrations for different business v
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02 March, 2017 Ahmedabad
Eclectic Payment Modes For Taxpayers Under GST Regime The only option for making tax payment today, is online mode. Whereas GST, which is based on Information Technology, will have various options for tax payment. Under GST the tax payments are proposed to be done through Goods and Services Tax Network - GSTN. There are Various modes proposed for payment by taxpayers, such as, Internet Banking thro
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23 February, 2017 Ahmedabad
Service Tax on Freight Forwarders: Dual Effect There are very few services which are under the shadow of ambiguity about its taxability post negative list. Freight forwarding is one such service where the taxability was always questioned. The determination of place of provision is necessary to ascertain the liability of Service Tax. According to Rule 10 of the Place of Provision of Services R
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15 February, 2017 Ahemedabad
Coverage of Service Tax Widened For OIDAR Services World is getting smaller with the use and access of internet and with that the nature of activities to a larger extent have transformed to online. In line with recent developments in technology the net of Service Tax has been expanded in order to cover online transactions within its leviability. The scope of Online Information and Database Acces
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08 February, 2017 Ahemedabad
Tour Operator Services Made Dearer Tour operators are persons who help us in booking our vacation and help us to explore various places at reasonable cost and without any hassle which we face at the time of planning holidays. Services by tour operator may include booking of hotel accommodation; booking of transportation, package tours (includes various services like accommodation
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02 February, 2017 Ahmedabad
Indirect Tax Budget: End of An Era In the modern era, media and immediate analysis of Budget makes the same more exciting. The preparation of the Budget is always guarded as a well-kept secret exercise. The Union finance ministry takes no chances and ensuring that the contents of the Budget to be presented by Finance Minister in Parliament are not leaked out before he begins to re
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01 February, 2017 Ahemedabad
Pathway to GST : Bumpy Ride Ahead The Nation which has an Army of discontented soldiers cannot go on war, leave asides winning. With majority of the Tax officials in the central government unhappy and dissatisfied with the recent GST council's decisions, the road ahead seems very grim. The officers have been protesting on two counts. Firstly, the manner in which 90 percent of th
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18 January, 2017 Ahmedabad
GST: Road block cleared: Bottlenecks remain. A major breakthrough was achieved in the last GST Council meeting held on 16th January and the Deadlock over administration of GST ended, as the Centre bowed down to the States demanding control over most of small taxpayers. The Centre changed its stands on the horizontal division of assesees. A common man may be wondering what this is all abo
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14 December, 2016 Ahmedabad
The Dual Control issue: Clash of Power Last six meeting of the GST Council have gone without conclusion on the core issue of dual control and cross empowerment. A Body of 31 Ministers and 81 Officers. Who controls whom? One question which is being discussed in the corridors of North-block is what happens if exclusive control of taxpayers upto 1.50 crore turnover is given to state offi
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05 December, 2016 Ahmedabad
Cross Border B2C Online Services Taxable With effect from 01.12.2016 cross border online information and database access or retrieval services provided by a foreign service provider to a person in India will become taxable irrespective of the fact it is for the purpose of business or otherwise. The services received in India from outside India by was exempted vide Entry No. 34 of the M
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11 November, 2016 Ahmedabad
Dawn of GST The new era of indirect taxation is around the corner. The Migration process has begun for the existing assessee to GST. All existing taxpayers registered under Central Excise, Service Tax, State Sales Tax or VAT (except exclusive liquor dealers if registered under VAT), Entry Tax, Luxury Tax, Entertainment Tax (except levied by the local bodies)
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03 November, 2016 Ahmedabad
GST Rates: A Delicate Balancing Act When the GST Council meets once again on 4th November 2016, the biggest task before them would be to converge upon the GST Rates and Exemptions. Thus, It becomes pertinent to know, what is the meaning of the term “goods and service tax” as per the Constitution?As per Article 366(12A) “goods and services tax” means any tax
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26 October, 2016 Ahmedabad
No Service Tax on Tube-Well Construction Recently the Service Tax Department had booked cases and issue noticeson contractors providing the service of construction of tube wells for the Government. There was doubt as to whether there is liability to pay Service Tax when the contractors provide the services of tube-well construction to Public Works Department (PWD) or Public Health and E
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19 October, 2016 Ahmedabad
Monetary Limits Hiked for Adjudication It seems that before the GST comes into force, the Government wants to dispose pending cases as quickly as possible. It may be an endeavour to start with the clean state. Adjudication powers exist in Service Tax under Section 73 and Section 83A of the Finance Act, 1994. The said powers were enhanced by Notification No. 44/2016-ST dated 28.09.2016
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06 October, 2016 Ahmedabad
Arrest Impinges Personal Liberty (Government Issues Guidelines for arrest in relation to Service Tax offences) The Government amended the Service tax law so that the power of arrest in Service Tax is available only if a person collects any amount as service tax but fails to pay the amount so collected to the credit of the Central Government beyond the period of six months from
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28 September, 2016 Ahmedabad
Ease of Doing Business: GST Suvidha Providers: GSP GST is going to change the way of business for the Tax Payers as well as the Tax officers. Information technology is going to govern things rather than the officer. The tax payer and the officer's interaction will all be through the Online GSTN Ecosystem. However, that would not be the only way for interacting with the GST system. GST ecosystem C
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23 September, 2016 Ahmedabad
Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN): The National Tax Grid Minimizing Human intervention by optimal use of Information Technology, will result in reduction of errors. As a result it will plug the Tax Leakages. It will also put a check on the Rampant day to day Corruption and Harassment at various levels. The computation of figures; cross verification; back end checks of input tax credit documents; wil
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