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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GST Enrolment Re-open on June 01, 2017

71.jpgMore than 60 lakh taxpayers enrolled on GST Portal between 8th November 2016 and 30th April 2017. The Enrolment process has closed with effect from 1st May 2017. Data of all those who have signed the enrolment form will be migrated to the new GST System.

The revenue department on Thursday said 6.05 million entities have enrolled themselves with the goods and services tax network (GSTN) system and for the remaining taxpayers it will reopen for 15 days from June 1. The process to enroll taxpayers on the GSTN portal was suspended on April 30. The government intends to roll out GST from July 1.

At a review meeting of IT Preparedness for GST System at GSTN office on Wednesday, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia expressed satisfaction with the preparation for the roll-out of GST. He reviewed the progress on enrolment of existing taxpayers. Adhia was also briefed about the software system being developed for GST, training of tax officials and outreach program being undertaken by Tax Departments across the nation. Of 62,937 tax officials, 24,668 tax officials have been given hands-on training on the application software on live system while the remaining officials will be trained by June 15, it said.

The training is being conducted on registration, returns and payment modules developed by GSTN, it said, adding GSTN is also conducting a pilot on GST System Software from May 2 to May, 16 where 3,200 taxpayers drawn from each state/UT and Centre will be participating.

MCA Updats – 09.05.2017

  • MCA – Due to urgent maintenance the following document related services will not be available on Tuesday, 9th May 2017 – View Public Documents, Download of form 49A/49B, Download form for Resubmission, and Documents in Track Payment Status / Track SRN status / Enquire DIN status services. Stakeholders are requested to plan accordingly.
  • Form DIR-3C and RD-1 are likely to be revised on MCA21 Company Forms Download page w.e.f 11th May 2017. Stakeholders are advised to check the latest version before filing.
  • Forms CHG-1, CHG-4, CHG-9 and STK-2 were recently revised on MCA21 Company Forms Download page. Stakeholders are advised to check the latest version before filing.

TECHNICAL COMMITTEE OF THE INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUPTCY BOARD OF INDIA

TECHNICAL COMMITTEE OF THE INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUPTCY BOARD OF INDIA

Press Release
4th May 2017
issued by IBBI

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has constituted a Technical Committee in accordance with Regulation 14 of the IBBI (Information Utilities) Regulations, 2017. The Technical Committee (Committee) shall consist of the following:

Sl. No . Name and Position Position in Committee
1. Dr. R. B. Barman (Chairman, National Statistical Commission) Chairperson
2. Dr. Nand Lal Sarda (Emeritus Fellow, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay) Member
3. Dr. Pulak Ghosh (Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore) Member
4. Sh. V. G. Kannan (Chief Executive, Indian Banks Association) Member

The Committee shall give its recommendation for laying down Technical Standards for the performance of core services and other services under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Information Utilities) Regulations, 2017 and specifically on the following matters, namely:

(a) the Application Programming Interface;

(b) standard terms of service;

(c) registration of users;

(d) unique identifier for each record and each user;

(e) submission of information;

(f) identification and verification of persons;

(g) authentication of information;

(h) verification of information;

(i) data integrity;

(j) consent framework for providing access to information to third parties;

(k) security of the system;

(l) security of information;

(m) risk management framework;

(n) porting of information;

(o) exchange or transfer of information between information utilities;

(p) inter-operability among information utilities;

(q) preservation of information; and

(r) purging of information.

Market Association Reward Scheme – DVAT

Image result for dvat imageDvat department introduce a reward scheme to encourage market / trade association for payment of due tax. A portion of the VAT collected in addition to the target from the markets/localities shall be made available for the maintenance and up-gradation of that market to foster business and trade.

Eligibility Criteria:

The market association, registered under the Society Registration Act 1861, must have at least 50 registered members to be eligible for the reward. The number of members would be frozen at the beginning of the scheme and thereafter at the end of April of each financial year. More than 50% of the members should be registered with the department. The office bearers of the association should be elected through the process of election in accordance with the constitution of the association. Not more than 5% of the registered members should have defaulted in return filing. KCS, liquor, tobacco and petroleum dealers are excluded from the ambit of this scheme.

Enrollment:

The association has to register itself online on the website of the department and upload the list of members with their TIN, Name & Address. If a dealer is a member of more than one market association, the said member can associate with only one market association. Cancelled dealers cannot participate in any association for the purpose of this scheme. Members should be from ward area only.

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LIST OF PAN – BANKS

To claim tax exemption on home loan tax payers now need to quote PAN number of the bank or institution from where they have taken loan. The loan providers have now modified their home loan payment certificate which quotes their PAN Number. But in case you are not able to find it, here is a list of banks / NBFCs with their PAN Numbers.

Bank/Home Loan Providers PAN Number
Allahabad Bank AACCA8464F
Andhra Bank AABCA7375C
Axis Bank Limited AAACU2414K
Bank of Baroda (BoB) AAACB1534F
Bank of India (BoI) AAACB0472C
Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) AACCB0774B
BMW India Financial Services AADCB8986G
Canara Bank AAACC6106G
Canfin Homes Limited AAACC7241A
Central Bank of India AAACC2498P
CITI Bank AAACC0462F
City Union Bank Limited AAACC1287E
Corporation Bank AAACC7245E
Dahod Urban Co.op. Bank Ltd. AAAAT2915L
DCB Bank Limited AAACD1461F
Deutsche Bank AAACD1390F
DHFL AAACD1977A
FEDERAL BANK AABCT0020H
GIC Housing Finance Limited AAACG2755R
GRUH FINANCE LTD. AAACG7010K
HDFC AAACH0997E
HDFC Bank Limited AAACH2702H
Housing & Urban Development Corporation Ltd. AAACH0632A
HSBC AAACT2786P
ICICI Bank Limited AAACI1195H
ICICI Home Finance Company Ltd AAACI6285N
IDBI Bank Limited AABCI8842G
India bulls AABCI3612A
Indian Bank AAACI1607G
Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) AAACI1223J
Indusind Bank Limited AAACI1314G
ING Vysya AABCT0529M
Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited AAACK4409J
L&T FinCorp Limited AAACI4598Q
L&T Infrastructure Finance Company AABCL2283L
LIC Housing Finance Limited AAACL1799C
Oriental Bank of Commerce AAACO0191M
PNB Housing Finance Limited AAACP3682N
Power Finance Corporation Limited AAACP1570H
Punjab & Sind Bank AAACP1206G
Punjab National Bank (PNB) AAACP0165G
Ratnakar / RBL Bank Ltd AABCT3335M
Reliance Home Loan Finance Limited AAECR0305E
Saraswat Co-Op. Bank Ltd AABAT4497Q
sardar bhiladwala pardi peoples co.op.bank ltd AABAS4480Q
Standard Chartered Bank AABCS4681D
State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur (SBJJ) AADCS4750R
State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH) AADCS4009H
State Bank of India (SBI) AAACS8577K
State Bank of Mysore (SBM) AACCS0155P
State Bank of Patiala AACCS0143D
State Bank of Travancore AAGCS9120G
Syndicate Bank AACCS4699E
TATA Capital Housing Finance Ltd AADCT0491L
TATA Capital Ltd AADCP9147P
TATA Motors Finance Limited AACCT4644A
The Karnatka Bank Limited AABCT5589K
The South Indian Bank Limited AABCT0022F
UCO Bank AAACU3561B
Union Bank of India AAACU0564G
United Bank of India AAACU5624P
Vijaya Bank AAACV4791J
YES Bank Limited AAACY2068D

You can cross check posted PAN with following link.

ED raids offices of 34 chartered accountants in New Delhi

Image result for CAThe Enforcement Directorate (ED) is carrying out a first-of-its-kind raids in New Delhi on the offices of professionals like chartered accountants and company secretaries for allegedly providing a legitimate cover to shell companies.

Image result for cs logoThe CAs and CSs are accused of helping shell companies convert black money in to white. They allegedly help shell companies by providing a legal framework for the paper companies. The raids follow notices that were earlier issued.

On Wedesnday, the ED was raiding the offices of 34 CAs in the Jain brothers case who were arrested last month in action against shell by the ED.

According to a report by PTI, the agency had arrested Surendra Kumar Jain and Virendra Jain and were later sent to 10 days custody after being produced in front of a court.

The ED, at the time said in a statement that “the modus operandi of Jain brothers was to launder the unaccounted money through the process of palcement of funds, layering of transactions and teh final integration of laundering money into the banking channel camouflaged as legitimate share premium transactions.

“Funds were brought in by the mediators on behalf of the beneficiaries through the mediators. Jain Brothers were providing accommodation entries by accepting funds from their beneficiaries through mediators and converting the same into share premium transactions in the beneficiary company. In this process Jain Brothers earned money as a certain percentage of the unaccounted money converted into share premium,” it added.

The ED also said, “during probe of some other firms ‘controlled’ by these brothers, it has emerged that during a “short period of three months between the opening and closing of the accounts of these companies, there was credit and debit summations to the tune of Rs 8,000 crore.”