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.”

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PROTEST AGAINST ICSI DESICION OF INCREASING MEMBERSHIP FEE IS JUSTIFIED?

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The ICSI Council recently announced more than 100% fee hike in the Annual Membership fee and COP Fees. The Council of ICSI has, beyond the principal of governance, taken this arbitrary decision of increasing the Fees w.e.f. 1st April 2017. This increment is not only likely to increase the financial burden on the members but has also unveiled the ‘lack of transparency’ and apathy in a system where members are being neglected.

It is known to all that the Council of the ICSI has failed to create a better job market for its members. On one hand, where the members are struggling to find good jobs in the market and settle in the profession. However, on the other hand, the council of the ICSI is more occupied taking such arbitrary decisions against the spirit of ethics and governance.

Image result for icsiThe mission statement of ICSI reads as “To develop high calibre professionals facilitating good Corporate Governance”. By taking this arbitrary decision of increasing the membership fees, the Council of ICSI is not only putting financial pressure on the young members but also has presented an example of Poor Governance before the Public at large.

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51 CAs and 3 CSs on radar in I-T crackdown against black money

Image result for EDThe ED will initiate action against them soon. The professionals are likely to face action in a case of money laundering to the tune of Rs 11,000 crore.

As many as 54 chartered accountants and company secretaries are under scanner of the income tax (I-T) department and the Enforcement Directorate for money laundering through shell companies, according to sources.

The ED will initiate action against them soon. The professionals are likely to face action in a case of money laundering to the tune of Rs 11,000 crore.

The agency had arrested two people Virendra and Surendra Jain in connection with the case four days ago. The agency is likely to send them notices soon for questioning, may initiate action under provisions of the Money Laundering Act.

These professionals are instrumental in circulating black money.

COME CLEAN BY MARCH 31: I-T DEPT TO BLACK MONEY HOARDERS

The income tax department today warned black money holders that it has “information” about their illegal deposits and they should avail the soon-to-end Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna (PMGKY) window to come clean on their unaccounted wealth or “regret later”. The window under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna (PMGKY) closes on March 31.

Related imageAdvertisements issued in national dailies said that the income tax department has information about your deposits. The department also said that total “confidentiality is ensured” to those who declare their black assets and funds under this scheme.

The department had also of late cautioned those who had undisclosed income to either avail this scheme or face stringent action under Benami laws, adding that the defaulters’ names would also be shared with the central probe agencies like the Enforcement Directorate and the CBI.

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Professional Misconduct of CA Results Investigation of ICAI – Direction By NCLT

Case – East India Investments Holdings PTE Ltd Vs Mr Sudhindran Parikkal & Mr Chockalingam – NCLT Chennai bench.

Image result for ICAIMisconduct on the part of chartered accountants- NCLT refers the case to the institute of chartered accountants for investigation.

It was alleged by the petitioner that Respondents are being chartered accountants who certified the company documents such as DIR-12 and INC-22 without proper verification and without following the procedures laid down in the declaration contained in the certificates.

It was contended by the petitioners that the practising professionals colluded with company and certified the documents with the mala-fide intentions mainly for promoting personal gain and with an intention to defraud.

The petitioner considered the erred chartered accountants and included them in the petition and prayed for a direction to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India to initiate disciplinary action against the erred professionals.

The chartered accountants averred their innocence and claimed immunity against false allegation as they certified the documents on the basis of the information provided by the company officials.

The petitioner argued that if such kind of misconduct is not taken note of , then , the same is likely to encourage other such chartered accountants to follow suit where the reputation of Chartered Accountants Institute will be finally in peril.

Image result for NCLTIn this case, the NCLT referred the allegations on the chartered accountants involved and directed the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India to initiate the investigation of professional and other misconduct .

The above case is an eye opener to all the professionals who are certifying the forms for MCA to show utmost care and diligence and check for all the information needed before certifying forms for filing with the ROC.

Request form for currency exchange (Rs 500 & Rs 1000)

Image result for Currency ExchangeThere are chances that you may not get printed forms which are necessary to exchange your notes or you can save time to fill them by standing in bank / queue by printing & filling the currency exchange form pdf file.

So simple suggestion is to take printout of above PDF, fill in advance at home and then approach bank.

  • Option 1 : Exchange old notes
    At a time you can exchange 4000 Rs only, i.e. four 1000 Rs notes or 8 500 Rs notes or combination of them to maximum 4000 Rs, per day.
  • Option 2 : Deposit old notes to your bank account
    No limit for value or quantity of old bank notes to be credited to the bank account maintained by that person (KYC norms must be complete for the bank account).

Simplified Proforma for Incorporating Companies Electronically (SPICe-INC 32)

mcaRevised integrated incorporation form for companies notified vide the Companies (Incorporation) fourth Amendment Rules, 2016 dated 1st October 2016 viz. “Simplified Proforma for Incorporating Companies Electronically (SPICe-INC 32)” along with electronic MoA (SPICe MoA-INC 33) and electronic AoA (SPICe AoA-INC 34) are available for filing purposes. Before filing these forms, stakeholders may get themselves familiarized by downloading them from the portal and thoroughly reading the corresponding instruction kits.

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