30 April 2017

*CPE Credit Hours Requirements

CPE credit hours requirements for the members of the Institute for the rolling period of 3 years starting from the Calendar Year 2017 and ending on calendar year 2019 (1-1-2017 to 31.12.2019) [Applicable w.e.f 01.01.2017] 

A. All the members (aged less than 60 years) who are holding Certificate of Practice (except all those members who are residing abroad) are required to: 

(a) Complete at least 120 CPE credit hours in a rolling period of three-years. 

(b) Complete minimum 20 CPE credit hours of structured learning in each calendar year. 

(c) Balance 60 CPE credit hours (minimum 20 CPE credit hours in each calendar year) can be completed either through Structured or Unstructured learning (as per Member’s choice). 

B. All the members (aged less than 60 years) who are not holding Certificate of Practice; and all the members who are residing abroad (whether holding Certificate of Practice or not) are required to: 

(a) Complete at least 60 CPE credit hours either structured or unstructured learning (as per Member’s choice) in rolling period of three-years 

(b) Complete minimum 15 CPE credit hours of either structured or unstructured learning (as per member’s choice) in each calendar year. 

C. All the members (aged 60 years & above) who are holding Certificate of Practice, are required to: 

(a) Complete at least an aggregate of 90 CPE credit hours of either Structured or Unstructured Learning (as per member’s choice) in a rolling period of three years 

(b) Complete minimum of 20 CPE credit hours being an aggregate of either Structured or Unstructured Learning (as per member’s choice) in each calendar year.

07 March 2017

27 RETURNS PRESCRIBED UNDER GST;

*_IN TOTAL 27 RETURNS PRESCRIBED UNDER GST; FIND OUT HOW MANY YOU NEED TO FILE_*

_With introduction of Goods and Services Tax in India, compliance for tax payers is set to go up. Service sector will get most effected since under current law, almost every service provider operated under centralised registration scheme wherein 2 returns in a year is all they file. Annual return has been recently added. Manufacturing sector is a compliance heavy industry which files monthly Excise and VAT returns (state specific)._

Under GST, 27 different returns have been prescribed. Details of all the returns to be furnished by registered persons have been enlisted below:

1. *Form GSTR-1* Details of outward supplies of taxable goods and/or services effected.

2. *Form GSTR-1A* Details of outward supplies as added, corrected or deleted by the recipient.

3. *Form GSTR-2* Details of inward supplies of taxable goods and/or services claiming input tax credit.

4. *Form GSTR-2A* Details of inward supplies made available to the recipient on the basis of *FORM GSTR-1* furnished by the supplier.

5. *Form GSTR-3* Monthly return on the basis of finalization of details of outward supplies and inward supplies along with the payment of amount of tax.

6. *Form GSTR-3A* Notice to a registered taxable person who fails to furnish return under section 27 and section 31.

7. *Form GSTR-4* Quarterly Return for compounding Taxable persons.

8. *Form GSTR-4A* Details of inward supplies made available to the recipient registered under composition scheme on the basis of *FORM GSTR-1* furnished by the supplier.

9. *Form GSTR-5* Return for Non-Resident foreign taxable person.

10. *Form GSTR-6* ISD return.

11. *Form GSTR-6A* Details of inward supplies made available to the ISD recipient on the basis of *FORM GSTR-1* furnished by the supplier.

12. *Form GSTR-7* Return for authorities deducting tax at source.

13. *Form GSTR-7A* TDS Certificate.

14. *Form GST-ITC-1* Communication of acceptance, discrepancy or duplication of input tax credit claim.

15. *Form GSTR-8* Details of supplies effected through e-commerce operator and the amount of tax collected as required under sub-section (1) of section 43C.

16. *Form GSTR-9* Annual return.

17. *Form GSTR-9A* Simplified Annual return by Compounding taxable persons registered under section 8.

18. *Form GSTR-9B* Reconciliation Statement.

19. *Form GSTR-10* Final return.

20. *Form GSTR-11* Details of inward supplies to be furnished by a person having UIN.

21. *Form GST-TRP-1* Application for enrolment as Tax return preparer.

22. *Form GST-TRP-2* Enrolment certificate as Tax return preparer.

23. *Form GST-TRP-3* Show cause to as Tax return preparer.

24. *Form GST-TRP-4* Order of cancelling enrolment as Tax return preparer.

25. *Form GST-TRP-5* List of Tax return preparers.

26. *Form GST-TRP-6* Consent of taxable person to Tax return preparer.

27. *Form GST-TRP-7* Withdrawal of authorization to tax return preparer.

26 February 2017

Concurrent Auditors of Andhra Bank*

Respected Members

Andhra Bank invite online application   for the empanelment as *Concurrent Auditors of Andhra Bank*
*Last Date*- 28.02.2017
Link for the same is

https://customer.andhrabank.in/AUDIT/

Cash Deposit Verification Guidelines

Cash Deposit Verification Guidelines given by CBDT to Assessing Officers[Instruction No. 3/2017 dated 21-02-2017]:

1. In case of an individual (other than minors) not having any business income, no further verification is required to be made if total cash deposit is up to Rs. 2.5 lakh.

2.  In case of taxpayers above 70 years of age, the limit is Rs. 5.0 lakh per person.

3. In non business cases,  where the person under verification has filed return of Income, a reasonable quantum can be considered as explained while quantifying the undisclosed amount, if any

4. In case of persons engaged in business or requirement to maintain books of accounts, no additional information is required to be submitted by the person under verification if total cash out of earlier income or savings (sum of responses for all cash transactions) is not more than the closing cash balance as on 31st March 2016 in the return for AY 2016-17

5. However, if the AO has reason to believe that the closing cash balance as on 31st March 2016 has been increased by revising the return or backdating transactions in the books of account, further verification may be carried out.

6. For cash received from identifiable persons without PAN, The AO needs to verify if the cash receipts are not in line with the normal practices of concerned business as mentioned in the earlier returns of Income after considering the remarks provided by the taxpayer, nature of business and earlier history before seeking additional information.

7. For Cash received from Unidentifiable persons, normal practice of business to be verified

8. AO may seek relevant information e.g. monthly sales summary (with breakup of cash sales and credit sales), relevant stock register entries, bank statement etc. to identify cases with preliminary suspicion of back-dating of cash sales or fictitious sales

9. Some indicators for suspicion of back dating of cash sales or fictitious sales could be :

i) Abnormal jump in the cash sales during the period Nov to Dec 2016 as compared to earlier history.
ii) Abnormal jump in percentage of cash sales to unidentifiable persons as compared to earlier history.
iii) More than one deposit of specified bank notes in the bank account late in the demonetization period
iv) Non-availability of stock or attempts to inflate stock by introducing fictitious purchases.
v) Transfer of deposited cash to another account/entity which is not in line with earlier history.

10. In cases where online response has not been submitted, AO shall generate a letter from the Verification portal on ITBA to the person under verification for submission of online response  on the e-filing portal and ensure its service. This process should be completed within 7 days of availability of information on the portal.

11. The person under verification is not required to attend the Income-tax office personally under any circumstance and at any stage during the verification exercise.

12. The Assessing Officer will also be able to send a request for additional information, if required.

13. No independent enquiry or third party verifications are required to be made by the Assessing Officer outside the online portal. Whatever information is necessary during verification, the same has to be collected through the person under verification using online platform only

14.  Even telephonic queries are to be avoided.

15. It should be ensured that the communications made online with the persons under verification should be in very polite language without containing any element of threat or warning. No show cause of any kind should be given.

16. In cases of non compliance to cash verification window,  if the cash deposit is not in line with the earlier return or information profile of the person under verification, necessary facts may be collected inter-alia by exercising the powers under section 133(6) with the approval of prescribed authority.

17. In appropriate cases depending upon the online response or otherwise, survey action u/s. 133A can be considered. During survey, where there is suspicion of back dating or fictitious cash transactions, CCTV recording of the cash counter at relevant banks may also be checked, if necessary. Reference can also be sent to the Investigation wing in appropriate cases.

09 February 2017

CBDT guidelines for TDS on Salary A Y 2017-18

CBDT vide its Circular No : 01/2017 dated 02-01-2017 (F.No. 275/192/2016-IT(B)) issued complete guidelines for TDS on Salary A Y 2017-18 During the Financial Year 2016-17 Under Section 192 of The Income-Tax Act 1961.

This present Circular contains the rates of deduction of income-tax from the payment of income chargeable under the head “Salaries” during the financial year 2016-17 and explains certain related provisions of the Act and Income-tax Rules, 1962.

Empanel as Concurrent Auditors

BANK OF MAHARASHTRA invites online applications from practicing firms of Chartered Accountants, in the prescribed format, who are willing to...