GST Final Draft To Retain Clause On Services Sector ?

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The goods and services tax (GST) council is likely to retain a clause in the law that will require service providers to register in every state where they operate, despite recent representations from various Union ministries and telcos, banks, and insurance firms for a single registration system in chartered accountants firm.
At present, service providers benefit from a single centralized registration system for paying service tax—a tax levied and collected by the Union government.
However, under the GST regime, even states will get the powers to collect tax on services and the service providers will have to register in every state where they have operations in direct foreign investment in India.
As per the provisions of draft GST laws that will be finalized in the 11th meeting of the GST council on 4, and 5 March, service providers operating across India will have to obtain more than 30 separate registrations. Companies have highlighted the procedural hassles of such a move but states, concerned about their revenue, are not willing to agree to a centralized registration.

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Govt Cracks The Whip On Shell Companies

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After trying to tighten the rules against shell companies through its Budget proposals, the government has decided to follow with “harsh punitive” action that will include freezing of bank accounts and striking off the names of dormant companies.Their investments in real estate could also come under the scanner, as the government has also decided to invoke the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act. A meeting was held in the Prime Minister’s Office with senior officers of various departments on Friday to review the functioning of companies which do not conduct any operations and do money laundering in India, went an official statement. The regulatory ministry concerned will ensure disciplinary action is initiated against professionals abetting such malpractices and operations in chartered accountant firms in Mumbai.
The basic approach is to prevent money laundering and tax evasion in foreign company registration in India. The government will use technology to identify shell companies. A database on these companies and their directors would be built by pulling information from various agencies. In the Budget for 2017-18, the government has proposed to impose a 10 per cent long-term capital gains tax on those who have invested in unlisted stocks but not paid the securities transaction tax after 2004.

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Poem Rules Only For COS earning Over Rs 50 CR.

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The Central Board of Direct Taxes, the apex direct taxes body, has issued a circular clarifying that the provisions relating to place of effective management (POEM) will apply to companies with over Rs. 50-crore turnover.
The clarificatory circular comes after a CBDT press release specified this but the circular issued omitted a mention in chartered accountant firms in mumbai.
“…it is clarified that provisions of Sec 6(3)(ii) relating to place of effective management (POEM) won’t apply to companies having turnover or gross receipts less than Rs. 50 crores in a financial year,“ it said.
The board had on January 24 issued final guidelines to determine if an entity can be considered an Indian resident and taxed here.
These norms come into effect from April 1, 2017.
A foreign company will be considered Indian resident if its place of effective management in a given year is in India.The rules seek to curb tax avoidance, targeting shell companies incorporate outside India, but their real control and management is in India.
The limit will ensure that only substantive cases are taken up and small companies do not clog the system Tax consultancy firms in Delhi.

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India’s Growth Rate of More Than 7% is The Strongest Among G-20 Countries OECD Survey.

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The Indian economy is expanding at a fast pace, boosting living standards and reducing poverty nationwide. Further reforms are now necessary to maintain strong growth and ensure that all Indians benefit from it, according to a new report from the OECD. The latest OECD Economic Survey of India 2017 finds that the acceleration of structural reforms and the move toward a rule-based macroeconomic policy framework are sustaining the country’s longstanding rapid economic expansion. The Survey, launched in New Delhi today by OECD Secretary-General Mr Angel Gurria and Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India, Shri Shaktikanta Das, hails India’s recent growth rate of more than 7 percent annually as the strongest among G-20 countries. It identifies priority areas for future action, including continuing plans to maintain macroeconomic stability and further reduce poverty, additional comprehensive tax reforms and new efforts to boost productivity and reduce disparities between India’s various regions in tax consultancy firms in Delhi.
The implementation of the landmark GST reform will contribute to making India a more integrated market. By reducing tax cascading, it will boost competitiveness, investment and job creation. The GST reform – designed to be initially revenue-neutral – should be complemented by a form of income and property taxes, the Survey said in tax consultant in India.

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GST to Ease Loan Access For Millions of Firms Using Digitalised Data.

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The new unified indirect taxation in India system, which is scheduled to be implemented later this year, will bring in millions of unorganized businesses on one platform. This would effectively, Nilekani believes, help them get loans
Nilekani pointed out, though the country has over 60 million businesses, fewer than one million are incorporated and only a few thousand are listed. A digital trail through GST would help these firms get access to formal credit at a much lower cost, which would help more small enterprises get into the formal economy.
Nilekani headed the empowered group on information technology infrastructure on GST in chartered accountant firms in mumbai.

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Key Highlights of Budget 2017?

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This is the first time in Indian history that Union Budget has been announced one month in advance. This decision is made to complete the legislative process for approval of annual spending plans and tax proposals in chartered accountant firms in mumbai before beginning of the new financial year on April 1.

Govt. proposes levy of surcharge of 10% for income between Rs. 50 lakhs and Rs. 1 crores

FM proposed no change in Exemption limit but reduces tax rate to 5% for income between 2.5 lac to 5 lacs

Threshold limit for audit of entities opting for presumptive indirect taxation in India under Section 44AD is increased to 2 crores.

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Key Highlights of Budget 2017?

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This is the first time in Indian history that Union Budget has been announced one month in advance. This decision is made to complete the legislative process for approval of annual spending plans and tax proposals in chartered accountant firms in mumbai before beginning of the new financial year on April 1.

Govt. proposes levy of surcharge of 10% for income between Rs. 50 lakhs and Rs. 1 crores

FM proposed no change in Exemption limit but reduces tax rate to 5% for income between 2.5 lac to 5 lacs

Threshold limit for audit of entities opting for presumptive indirect taxation in India under Section 44AD is increased to 2 crores

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