Income Tax Forms With Purpose – FY 2017-18

ITR

Description

ITR 1

For Individuals having Income from Salaries, one house property, other sources (Interest etc.) and having total income upto Rs.50 lakh

ITR 2

For Individuals and HUFs not carrying out business or profession under any proprietorship

ITR 3

For individuals and HUFs having income from a proprietary business or profession

ITR 4 (SUGAM)

For presumptive income from Business & Profession

ITR 5

For persons other than,- (i) individual, (ii) HUF, (iii) company and (iv) person filing Form ITR-7

ITR 6

For Companies other than companies claiming exemption under section 11

ITR 7

For persons including companies required to furnish return under sections 139(4A) or 139(4B) or 139(4C) or 139(4D) or 139(4E) or 139(4F)

CHECKLIST OF DOCUMENTS AND PRE-REQUISITES

  • A copy of last year’s tax return
  • Bank Statement
  • TDS certificates
  • Savings certificates/Deductions
  • Interest statement showing interest paid to you throughout the year.
  • Balance Sheet, P&L Account Statement and other Audit Reports wherever applicable.

Central Government exempts certain Individuals from Quoting Aadhaar Number or Enrolment ID from 1st July, 2017

MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 11th May, 2017

S.O. 1513 (E). – In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 139AA of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Government hereby notifies that the provisions of section 139AA shall not apply to an individual who does not possess the Aadhaar number or the Enrolment ID and is:-

(i) residing in the States of Assam, Jammu and Kashmir and Meghalaya;

(ii) a non-resident as per the Income-tax Act, 1961;

(iii) of the age of eighty years or more at any time during the previous year;

(iv) not a citizen of India.

2. This notification shall come into force with effect from the 1st day of July, 2017.

[Notification No. 37/2017, F. No. 370133/6/2017-TPL]

ABHISHEK GAUTAM, Under Secy

NGO launches toll-free helpline for victims of child rights abuse in J&K

Image result for child rights abuseNon-governmental organisation (NGO) Voice for Rights has launched a toll-free helpline “18001800304” for victims of child rights abuses in Jammu and Kashmir. Deepika Singh Rajawat, the chairperson of the NGO, said the helpline will cater to people in Jammu for the time being, though they plan to expand their network eventually. Through the helpline, the NGO plans to provide legal and other assistance to victims.

“Our country is growing economically, but human rights violations are hampering its progress. It is an important that NGOs come up with such projects,” state Social Welfare Minister Sajjad Gani Lone said at the inauguration of the helpline. “A wrong is a wrong…be it in Delhi, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir or any part of the world. I am very happy that NGOs come up with very stringent and unambiguous definition of wrongs.”

RBI Introduce additional settlement batches in National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) System

Image result for RBIThe Reserve Bank of India in its First Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement for 2017-18 has announced the introduction of additional settlements in the NEFT system to enhance the efficiency and add to customer convenience. The additional 11 settlements at half-hour intervals will be introduced with effect from July 10, 2017 (Monday) at 8.30 am, 9.30 am, 10.30 am ………….5.30 pm and 6.30 pm, taking the total number of half hourly settlement batches during the day to 23. The starting batch at 8.00 am and closing batch at 7.00 pm shall remain the same as hitherto. The return discipline shall also remain the same i.e., B+2 hours (settlement batch time plus two hours) as per extant practice.

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MCA NOTIFICATION : FORM 24 – STRIKING OFF NAME OF THE LLP

MINISTRY OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 16th May, 2017

Image result for LLPG.S.R. 470(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1) and (2) of section 79 of the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 (6 of 2009), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, further to amend the Limited Liability Partnership Rules, 2009, namely:—

1. (1) These rules may be called the Limited Liability Partnership (Amendment) Rules, 2017.

(2) They shall come into force with effect from 20th May, 2017.

2. In the Limited Liability Partnership Rules, 2009 (herein after referred to as the Principal Rules), in rule 37, after sub-rule (1), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely:—

“(1A) The limited liability partnership referred to in clause (b) of sub-rule (1) of rule 37 shall,—

(I) file overdue returns in Form 8 and Form 11 up to the end of the financial year in which the limited liability partnership ceased to carry on its business or commercial operations before filing Form 24;

(II) enclose along with Form 24,—

(a) a statement of account disclosing nil assets and nil liabilities, certified by a Chartered Accountant in practice made up to a date not earlier than thirty days of the date of filing of Form 24;

(b) an affidavit signed by the designated partners, either jointly or severally, to the effect,

(i) that the Limited Liability Partnership has not commenced business or where it
commenced business, it ceased to carry on such business from ………….(dd/mm/yyyy);

(ii) that the limited liability partnership has no liabilities and indemnifying any liability that may arise even after striking off its name from the Register;

(iii) that the Limited Liability Partnership has not opened any Bank Account and where it
had opened, the said bank account has since been closed together with certificate(s) or
statement from the respective bank demonstrating closure of Bank Account;

(iv) that the Limited Liability Partnership has not filed any Income-tax return where it has not carried on any business since its incorporation, if applicable.

(c) a copy of the acknowledgement of the latest Income-tax return filed under the Income-tax Act,1961 (43 of 1961) and the rules made thereunder for the time being in force, where the limited liability partnership has carried out any business and has filed such return.

(d) copy of the initial limited liability partnership agreement, if entered into and not filed, along with changes thereof in cases where the Limited Liability Partnership has not commenced business or commercial operations since its incorporation.

Explanation.—The date of cessation of commercial operation is the date from which the
Limited Liability Partnership ceased to carry on its revenue generating business and the transactions such as receipt of money from debtors or payment of money to creditors, subsequent to such cessation will not form part of revenue generating business.”
3. In the Principal Rules, for Form 24, the following Form shall be substituted, namely:—

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Advertising by members in practice engaged in Coaching/Teaching activities – ICAI

Image result for icaiRegulation 190A of the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988 provides that a chartered accountant in practice shall not engage in any business or occupation other than the profession of accountancy, except with the permission granted in accordance with a resolution of the Council.

The Council has passed a Resolution under Regulation 190A granting general permission (for private tutorship, and part-time tutorship under Coaching organization of the Institute) and specific permission (for part-time or full time tutorship under any educational institution other than Coaching organization of the Institute). Such general and specific permission granted is subject to the condition that the direct teaching hours devoted to such activities taken together should not exceed 25 hours a week in order to be able to undertake attest functions .

Keeping in view the broad purview of Clause (6) of Part I of the First Schedule to the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949, an advertisement of Coaching /teaching activities by a member in practice may amount to indirect solicitation, as well as solicitation by any other means, and may therefore be violative of the provisions of Clause (6) of Part I of the First Schedule to the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949.

In view of the above, such members are advised to abstain from advertising their association with Coaching /teaching activities through hoardings, posters, banners and by any other means, failing which they may be liable for disciplinary action, as per the provisions of Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 and Rules /Regulations framed thereunder.

Subject to the above prohibition, such members may put, outside their Coaching /teaching premises, sign board mentioning the name of Coaching/teaching Institute, contact details and subjects taught therein only. As regards the size and type of sign board, the Council Guidelines as applicable to Firms of Chartered Accountants would apply.

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GST RATE SCHEDULE FOR GOODS

GST RATE SCHEDULE FOR GOODS

[As per discussions in the GST Council Meeting held on 18thMay, 2017]

Image result for gst ratesThe fitment of rates of goods were discussed today during the 14th GST Council meeting held at Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir. The Council has broadly approved the GST rates for goods at nil rate, 5%, 12%, 18% and 28% to be levied on certain goods. The information is being uploaded immediately after the GST Council’s decision and it will be subject to further vetting during which the list may undergo some changes.

GST rates for certain goods like textile, footwear, biris, precious metals, etc. are yet to be decided by the GST Council. The footnote below the table gives the list of such goods.

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