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10 October, 2018 Ahmedabad
Half Truth is a Complete lie: Misleading the Nation on Cross Empowerment Issue. "A half-truth is the most cowardly of lies." Mark Twain This is an information age. How easy it is for so many of us today to be indisputably full of information yet fully deprived of accurate information-the Truth. Half Truth is a complete lie. In fact, a half-truth is even more dangerous than a lie. I believe that a lie, you can detect at some
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27 July, 2018 Ahmedabad
Recent Controversial GST notification generates Tremors in the Textile industry!! Last year when textile was brought under the GST net, the textile traders protested PAN India to bring down the tax rates. Eventually, the GST Rate was fixed at the lowest possible slab of 5% with a rider that the accumulated credit on account of inverted Tax structure will not be refunded to textile sector. This caused huge accumulation of Input
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12 July, 2017 Ahmedabad
Export Procedure Under GST : A U Turn Exporters for any country are the most respected community as they earn foreign currency for the nation. On 1st July 2017, when the whole nation was celebrating GST, the Exporters looked totally confused and perplexed. The reason being Notification No. 15/2017-Central Tax dated 01.07.2017 and Circular No. 26/2017-Cus dated 01.07.2017 (copy enclos
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30 June, 2017 Ahmedabad
GST: Deferring at the 11th Hour Indicates Lack of Preparedness: Trade, GST-Department and Systems Just three days more to go for GST, Country's Biggest Tax Reform and the question still prevails- How prepared we all are? How equipped is the Government machinery? What is the status of the Common Online Portal GSTN? In the last GST Council meeting we witnessed that the Online monthly GST return filling has been deferred for slightly more than a
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21 June, 2017 Ahmedabad
GOVERNMENT ENSURES POST GST REDUCTION OF PRICES - Draconian Powers in the Hands of Anti-Profiteering Authority Government ensures Post GST reduction of prices. On 18th June 2017, the GST council finalized the Anti-profiteering Rules 2017. As per the said rules where the Authority determines that a registered person has not passed on the benefit of reduction in rate of tax on the supply of goods or services or the benefit of input tax credit to the recip
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15 June, 2017 Ahmedabad
GST Impact Analyses on Startups. - Startups have no Special Incentives Under GST India has seen unleashing of potential by the young startup companies and some of them have become overnight success. Today we see Startups everywhere, from Food to Fun, Knowledge sharing to Travel and Tour, Finances to Insurance. The government has also come out with various initiatives and incentives for Startups. However, when it comes to the
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24 May, 2017 Ahmedabad
Cascading Effect Continues under GST GST is replacing the existing indirect taxes with the promise that there will be no taxes on taxes. In other words, the cascading effect of taxes will vanish once the GST is implemented and thereby resulting in lowering of prices across the board. The Government is riding on this dream and the country has great expectations from this new tax regi
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10 May, 2017 Ahmedabad
GST: Trust Deficit: Dispute Settlement Mechanism GST is expected to be implemented form 1st July 2017, however the Dispute Settlement Mechanism is still not in place. Disputes between the Tax Payer and the Tax collectors are not uncommon. There are many legal forums to resolve such disputes. Adjudicating and Appellate authorities are there to take care of such disputes. Over and Above them the
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03 May, 2017 Ahmedabad
E-CHECK POSTS & E-NAKKAS IN GST - Electronic Way Bill Rules of GST GST will bring a seamless way of doing business and t the check posts and Nakkas dotting the highways and State Borders will be abolished under this new Tax regime. Lot has been said about these border check posts and the Nation is looking forward to GST with huge expectations. However, these Border check posts will be replaced by E-Check Posts e
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15 April, 2017 Ahmedabad
GST MIGRATION: MYTHS, MINDSET, MISHAPS AND MONEY: AUTO MIGRATION IS THE ONLY SOLUTION India is witnessing a History in Making. It is the biggest Tax reforms ever and going to affect 125 Crore Indian in one form or the other. Moving from the existing Indirect Tax Regime to a new Goods and Services Tax, with big claims that this will promote ease of doing business motto as GST is a user friendly tax. Every journey begins with the F
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08 April, 2017 Ahmedabad
GST Migration: Easier Said than Done Government of India launched an ambitious program of regulatory reform aimed at making India more business-friendly. India is passing through the biggest Tax transformation from the existing Indirect Tax Regime to a new Goods and Services Tax, claiming that this will promote ease of doing business motto as GST is a user friendly tax. The first s
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06 April, 2017 Ahmedabad
Centre to aid States Against Loss of Revenue The Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Bill, 2017 has been introduced before the Lok Sabha in March 2017. The said Bill provides for compensation to the States for loss of revenue arising on account of implementation of the Goods and Services Tax, for a period of five years, in pursuance of the provisions of the Constitution (101st
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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,breitling replica watches vide Section 7(3)*.This amendment introduces the idea of residence in to t
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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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Date: 13-12-2018