30 April 2015

Circular on Goods cleared from DTA to SEZ treated as Exports

Goods cleared from DTA to SEZ treated as Exports


CBEC vide Circular No. 1001/8/2015-CX, Dated: April 28, 2015 has clarified that Benefit of rebate of duty under Rule 18 of Central Excise Rules, 2002 and Refund of accumulated CENVAT credit under Rule 5 of CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004 will continue to be available on goods cleared from Domestic Tariff Area (DTA) to Special Economic Zone (SEZ).


As per the provisions of SEZ Act, supply of goods from DTA to the SEZ is treated as export; as a SEZ is treated as a territory outside the customs territory of India. The DTA supplier supplying goods to the SEZ shall clear the goods either under bond or as duty paid goods under claim of rebate on the cover of ARE-1. Thus, any licit clearances of goods to an SEZ from the DTA will continue to be treated as export only.

 [Circular No. 1001/8/2015-CX, Dated: April 28, 2015]

19 April 2015

Change in ITR forms on hold

Considering difficulties expressed by cross section of tax payers,decision ws tkn to review ITR forms: Revenue Secy Shaktikanta Das to ANI

17 April 2015

Changed in Notified ITR-1, ITR-2 & itr-4s for A. Y. 2015-16

Changed in Notified ITR-1, ITR-2 & itr-4s for A. Y. 2015-16

CBDT has vide Notification No. 41/2015 Dated 15.04.2015 notified Form ITR-1, ITR-2 and ITR-4S for Assessment Year 2015-16 i.e Financial Year 2014-15. The Notification also made Several Change in Rule 12 of Income Tax Rules, 1962 which is related to Condition of Filing of Income Tax Return.  A brief summary of Changes is as follows :-

General
1)      ITR-1 (SAHAJ) & ITR-4S (Sugam) cannot be filed by individual who has earned any income from source outside India.
2)      Introduction of EVC for verification of return of income filed as an option to send ITR-V to CPC, Bangalore.
3)      Super Senior citizen are now allowed to file  ROI in paper form even though their income exceed Rs 5 lakhs subject to other conditions.

ITR-1
1)      Introduction of furnishing Aadhar Card Number in ROI. Which will be used for EVC system introduced as mentioned above.
2)      Details of all bank accounts with Bank name, IFSC Code, Name of Joint Holder, if any, Account number, Account balance as on 31.03.2015 mandatorily to be provided. Even those accounts which are closed during the year.

ITR-2
1)      Introduction of furnishing Aadhar Card Number in ROI. Which will be used for EVC system introduced as mentioned above.
2)      Details of Foreign Travel made if any (For resident and nonresident both) includes, Passport No, Issued at, name of country, number of times travelled and expenditure
3)      Details of utilization of amount deposited in capital gain account scheme for years preceding to last two assessment years. Particulars asked include year of utilization, amount utilized, amount unutilized lying idle in capital gain account scheme till the date of filing of return of income.
4)      In case of LTCG & STCG not chargeable to tax to Non-resident on account of DTAA benefit, It is required to furnish Country name, Article of DTAA, TRC obtained or not?,
5)      For Non-resident, Income from other sources, If any income chargeable to tax at special rate provided in DTAA, It is now required to provide details of Name of Country, Relevant article of DTAA, Rate of Tax, Whether TRC obtained or not?, Corresponding rate of tax under income tax act.
6)      Details of all bank accounts with Bank name, IFSC Code, Name of Joint Holder, if any, Account number, Account balance as on 31.03.2015 mandatorily to be provided. Even those accounts which are closed during the year.
7)      In schedule FA- Foreign assets disclosure, Following details added.
a) Foreign Bank accounts details: It is now further require to furnish Account number, account opening date, Interest/income accrued from such account, If any along with details of head of income and schedule under which such income is shown, if offered to tax in India.
b) In similar manner, details of income from Financial interest in any entity outside India along with details of income offered to tax in ITR-2 from such income.
c) Similar disclosure requirement is also required for Immovable property outside India, capital asset held outside India, trust held outside India

ITR-4S
1)      Introduction of furnishing Aadhar Card Number in ROI. Which will be used for EVC system introduced as mentioned above.
2)      Details of all bank accounts with Bank name, IFSC Code, Name of Joint Holder, if any, Account number, Account balance as on 31.03.2015 mandatorily to be provided. Even those accounts which are closed during the year.

15 April 2015

CBDT notifies amendment to Rul

vide  [Notification No. 39/2015/F. No.142/02/2015-TPL] Dt.13/04/2015,New Delhi
CBDT notifies amendment to Rule 2BB specifying transport allowance exemption u/s 10(14) w.e.f. April 1; Increases transport allowance exemption from Rs 800 to Rs 1600 per month; Also, doubles the exemption limit for 'blind or orthopaedically handicapped employees' from Rs 1,600 per month to Rs 3,200 per month

11 April 2015

Guidance for application of Schedule II of Companies Act 2013.

ICAI issues Guidance for application of Schedule II of Companies Act 2013.

It includes guidance on component accounting, continuous process plant, Double/Triple Shift working,
etc.

Link... http://220.227.161.86/37329clcgc27675.pdf

10 April 2015

CARO

Announcement on CARO, 2003 and additional reporting under the Companies Act, 2013

ICAI has hosted an announcement on its website on 'Announcement on CARO, 2003 and additional reporting under the Companies Act, 2013', which is as follows:


"We are receiving queries from the members regarding applicability of CARO, 2003 along with Auditors' Report on financial statements of companies for the financial year 2014-15. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) is working on it and has constituted a Committee for this purpose to analyse the contents of the Order to be made under section 143(11) of the Companies Act, 2013 for the Financial Year 2014-15. ICAI is also a member of the said committee. We are given to understand by MCA that an Order being a smaller version of CARO 2003, applicable for the financial year 2014-15, may be notified soon under section 143(11) of the Companies Act, 2013. However, at this juncture, to bring more clarity, this Announcement is released in consultation with the Ministry.

The Companies Act, 1956 has ceased to have effect from 01st April, 2014. As a corollary, the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003 issued under section 227(4A) of the said Act also ceases to have effect from the said date.

Section 143(11) of the Companies Act, 2013 which came into force from 01st April, 2014 provides that "the Central Government may, in consultation with the National Financial Reporting Authority, by general or special order, direct, in respect of such class or description of companies, as may be specified in the order, that the auditor's report shall also include a statement on such matters as may be specified therein."

Accordingly, it may be noted that as when an Order is notified by the Central Government under section 143(11) of the Companies Act, 2013, the members would be required to report thereon as a part of their statutory audit reports.

Until the aforesaid Order is issued, no additional reporting under section 143(11) of the Companies Act, 2013 is required by the Auditors for the financial year 2014-15.

Members are advised to keep a watch on the MCA site
(www.mca.gov.in) as well as the ICAI site (www.icai.org) for further announcements in this regard." Read more.

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08 April 2015

ANNOUNCEMENT ON CARO, 2003 AND ADDITIONAL REPORTING UNDER THE COMPANIES ACT, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENT ON CARO, 2003 AND ADDITIONAL REPORTING UNDER THE COMPANIES ACT, 2013

We are receiving queries from the members regarding applicability of CARO, 2003 along with Auditors’ Report on financial statements of companies for the financial year 2014-15. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) is working on it and has constituted a Committee for this purpose to analyse the contents of the Order to be made under section 143(11) of the Companies Act, 2013 for the Financial Year 2014-15. ICAI is also a member of the said committee. We are given to understand by MCA that an Order being a smaller version of CARO 2003, applicable for the financial year 2014-15, may be notified soon under section 143(11) of the Companies Act, 2013. However, at this juncture, to bring more clarity, this Announcement is released in consultation with the Ministry. 

The Companies Act, 1956 has ceased to have effect from 01st April, 2014. As a corollary, the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2003 issued under section 227(4A) of the said Act also ceases to have effect from the said date. 

Section 143(11) of the Companies Act, 2013 which came into force from 01st April, 2014 provides that “the Central Government may, in consultation with the National Financial Reporting Authority, by general or special order, direct, in respect of such class or description of companies, as may be specified in the order, that the auditor’s report shall also include a statement on such matters as may be specified therein.” 

Accordingly, it may be noted that as when an Order is notified by the Central Government under section 143(11) of the Companies Act, 2013, the members would be required to report thereon as a part of their statutory audit reports. 

Until the aforesaid Order is issued, no additional reporting under section 143(11) of the Companies Act, 2013 is required by the Auditors for the financial year 2014-15.

Members are advised to keep a watch on the MCA site(www.mca.gov.in) as well as the ICAI site (www.icai.org)for further announcements in this regard.

~Chairman, Auditing & Assurance Standards Board

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