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Clarification on Applicability of CPE hours requirement for the newly enrolled members

Clarification on Applicability of CPE hours requirement for the newly enrolled
members during the block of three years 1.1.2011 to 31.12.2013. - (09-12-2013)1. As per the Statement on CPE a member is exempted only for the particular calendar year during which he gets his membership for the first time.2.  For Example: members enrolled at any point of time during the Calendar year 2011 (1st January-31st December, 2011) are exempted for the Calendar Year 2011. For the Calendar Years 2012 & 2013 they would be required to comply with proportionate CPE hours requirement. Members enrolled during the year 2011 with COP would be required to complete 60 CPE hours in the calendar year 2012 and 13. Out of 60 CPE hours, minimum 40 CPE hours should be under Structured Learning and 20 CPE hours under Structured/Unstructured Learning as per choice and Non-COP holders are required to complete 30 CPE hours under Structured/Unstructured Learning as per choice.3   members enrolled at any point of ti…

Revision of Work Distribution-CBDT

CBDT revises work distribution in Foreign Tax and Research Tax division REVISION OF WORK DISTRIBUTION IN FOREIGN TAX AND TAX RESEARCH (FT&TR) DIVISION UNDER CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES (CBDT) OFFICE ORDER [F.NO.500/59/2003-FTD-I], DATED 6-12-2013 In partial modification of the office order No. 4/2003 dated 28th August, 2003 and 26th October, 2009, the work distribution in the Foreign Tax and Tax Research (FT&TR) Division under the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) is revised as under:- Joint Secretary (FT&TR-I)Joint Secretary (FT&TR-II)1Providing inputs on Policy issues relating to international Taxation, Transfer Pricing, Advanced Pricing Agreements, International tax Evasion and Avoidance and Exchange of Information in the work area related to JS (FT&TR-I), in consultation with JS(FT&TR-II).2All matters relating to Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements (DTAA) and Agreement for the Exchange of Information and Assistance in Collection of Taxes (AEI & ACT) …


Amendment of Accounting Standards

Examination of various Rules and Accounting Standards under the Companies Act, 2013 is an ongoing process. Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today, Shri Sachin Pilot, Minister of Corporate Affairs, said that Accounting Standards are amended from time to time keeping in view the requirements of the situation. No amendment to the Standards is currently being considered. He also informed the House that the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, as part of its MOU with an agency had facilitated the release of a ready reckoner for acquainting stakeholders with various laws including the Companies Act, 1956. -----------------------------

Changes in Excise Valuation

CE :-The Rule 8, 9, 10of CEVR,2000 now covers the cases even where the part of excisable goods are captively consumed. Hence even in case of those partly captively consumed goods, the 110% clause shall be applicable. It is important to note that previously it covered only those cases where the whole of excisable goods were captively consumed.
Similarly amendment is also made inRule 9 & 10which governs the valuation in case of related parties / Interconnected Undertakings.