30 January 2011

Service Tax Audit Norms

Frequency Norms of Audit for Service Tax Assessees

 

            Director General of Audit, New Delhi has published Service Tax Audit Manual, 2010.  As per the guidelines, tax payers whose annual service tax payment (including cash and CENVAT) was Rs.3 crore or more in the preceding financial year may be subjected to mandatory audit each year.  It is preferable that Audit of all such Units is done by using Computer Assisted Audit Program (CAAP) techniques.  The frequency of audit for other taxpayers would be as per following norms:-

i.              Taxpayers with Service Tax payment above Rs.3 crores (Cash + CENVAT) (MANDATORY UNITS) – to be audited every year.

 

ii.             Taxpayers with Service Tax payment between Rs.1 crore and Rs.3 crores (Cash + CENVAT) – to be audited once every two years.

 

iii.            Taxpayers with Service Tax payment between Rs.25 lakhs and Rs.1 crore (Cash + CENVAT) – to be audited once every five years.

 

iv.            Taxpayers with Service Tax payment upto Rs.25 lakhs (Cash + CENVAT) – 2% of taxpayers to be audited every year.

 

            The Audit selection guidelines, therefore, would apply to the non-mandatory taxpayers, forming part of the discretionary workload.  These taxpayers should be selected on the basis of assessment of the risk potential to revenue.  This process, which is an essential feature of audit selection, is known as Risk Assessment.  It involves the ranking of taxpayers according to a quantitative indicator of risk known as a "risk parameter".  It is also suggested that the taxpayers whose returns were selected for detailed scrutiny, may not be taken up for Audit that year, to avoid duplication of work.  Similarly, the taxpayers who have been selected for Audit, may not be taken up for detailed scrutiny of their ST-3 Returns during that year.

 



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29 January 2011

IndianCAs: Nomination - Very Imp. information [1 Attachment]

 
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26 January 2011

Excise Returns-Penalty

SERVICE TAX

INSTRUCTION

Rule 27 of the Central Excise Rules, 2002, read with rule 15A of Cenvat Credit Rules, 2004 - General penalty - Enforcement of penal provisions for non-submission of returns

DEPARTMENTAL INSTRUCTION F.NO.267/117/2010-CX8, DATED 14-1-2011

1. Under Central Excise Law, the assessee is required to file different categories of returns depending on its applicability to them. Some of them are monthly viz., ER-1, ER-2 and ER-6, some are quarterly viz., ER-3 and some others are yearly viz., ER-4, ER-5 and ER-7. Central Excise Law envisages self-assessment of duty by the assessee and filing of the prescribed returns periodically, so that department is kept informed about the assessment and duty payment by the assessee. Fundamental ingredient of this trust based scheme, is the regular filing of returns by the assessee. These returns enable the department to verify the duty payment, Cenvat credit taken and other such parameters related to assessment.

2. It has been brought to the notice of the Board, that many assessees are not filing the returns at all and some others are submitting the same after long delays. This problem has been found to be more pronounced in the case of specialized returns like ER-5, ER-6 and ER-7. It has also been brought to the notice of Board that the field formations do not identify the defaulters and take necessary follow up action to ensure submission of these returns.

2.1 It is stated that scrutiny of returns is the essential and basic job of the Central Excise Ranges in the field formations. Scrutiny includes identifying the assessees who have not submitted the prescribed returns, and taking follow-up action to ensure that these returns are filed at prescribed periodicity. In this regards, it is also pointed out that penalty under Rule 27 of Central Excise Rules, 2002 and Rule 15A of CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004 can be invoked against such errant assessees.

3. In view of above, the Board directs that immediate action may be taken by the jurisdictional Commissioners to institute a mechanism to identify such defaulters, and ensure that follow-up action including invoking penalty under the provisions of Central Excise law are taken against them. The jurisdictional Chief Commissioners shall also monitor the proper working of this mechanism every quarter.



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20 January 2011

IndianCAs: Mobile-number-portability-a-great-idea-sirji

Here are the steps to port your mobile number to another service provider.

1. First, you need to generate UPC (Unique Porting Code).

This can be done by sending an SMS to 1900.

The SMS should be in this format: PORT Eg: PORT <99XXXXXXXX>.

This should be sent to 1900

Operator SMS charge will be applicable.

PM to flag off nationwide roll-out of MNP on Jan 20
2. In reply, you will receive a UPC (Unique Porting Code) as SMS from 1901.

The UPC will be an 8 digit alpha-numeric code. You will also receive
the date till when the UPC will remain valid in the MM/DD/YYYY format.

3. Send the UPC to the service number of the mobile operator you wish
to switch to, through an SMS, if such a number is available.

You can confirm by visiting the operator's website. Else, visit the
nearest outlet/showroom of the operator you want to migrate to with
your UPC in hand.

4. Some service providers charge a nominal fee for the process, while
others like BSNL have advertised free porting.

5. You will also have to fill and submit the prescribed Mobile Number
Portability form to the new operator. They could also ask you to
submit documents (like photo ID and address proof). Post-paid
subscribers will be asked to submit a copy of their latest bill too.

6. Your request could be denied if any of these factors apply:

You have an unpaid bill on your existing postpaid mobile number.
Pending request for change of ownership of the concerned Mobile Number
The mobile number is under contractual obligation
90 Days has not lapsed since number activation
90 Days has not lapsed since last Porting Request from the same Mobile Number
You have applied for inter-circle porting
There is a pending legal case against your mobile number
7. The number portability has to be completed within 7 working days as
per process mandated by DoT. You will also receive an SMS mentioning
the time and date for porting.

8. Once the switch is complete, you will receive another SMS from the
new operator.

Your mobile phone may go 'dead' for 120 minutes, the time when the
porting takes place. At the end of it, your migration to your new
operator should be complete.

9. One thing you must keep in mind - You can change your operator only
once in every 90 days. So, use the service with care

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17 January 2011

TDS Circular on Salaries-2010-11

INCOME-TAX ACT

CIRCULAR

Section 192 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 - Deduction of tax at source - Salaries - Income-tax deduction from salaries during the financial year 2010-11

CIRCULAR NO. 8/2010 [F.No. 275/192/2009-IT(B)], DATED 13-12-2010

Reference is invited to Circular No.01/2010 dated 11-1-2010 whereby the rates of deduction of income-tax from the payment of income under the head "Salaries" under section 192 of the Income-tax Act, 1961, during the financial year 2009-10, were intimated. The present Circular contains the rates of deduction of income-tax from the payment of income chargeable under the head "Salaries" during the financial year 2010-11 and explains certain related provisions of the Income-tax Act. The relevant Acts, Rules, Forms and Notifications are available at the website of the Income Tax Department.

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12 January 2011

IndianCAs: Opportunities for CA Firms

Tenders & Assignment

Jammu Development Authority

Description : Chartered Accountants for conversion of Present cash based single entry into accrual based double entry system.

Last Date : 12/01/2011

Address :Jammu Development Authority
Vikas Bhawan Rail,Head Complex, Jammu

Phone :0191-2471976

Municipal Corporation

Description : Outsourcing of the registered Chartered Accountant firms for under taking accounting reforms for a period of one year.

Last Date : 13/01/2011

Address :Office of The Municipality
Birmitrapur Orissa India.

Jharkhand Academic Council

Description : Expression of Interest for Chartered Accountant Firms.

Last Date : 18/01/2011

Address :Gyandeep Campus, Bargawan,
Namkum, Ranchi – 834010.

Phone :0651-6453342, 6453343

State Blood Transfusion Council

Description : Appointment of Agencies on Contract Basis-Account, Audit Firm.

Last Date : 18/01/2011

Address :State Blood Transfusion Council
Ravindra Annex Building,5th Floor,194,Dinshaw Vaccha Road,Churchgate Reclamation, Mumbai-400020.

Phone :22830216

West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency

Description : Expression of interest for Reputed Chartered Accountant firm for Doing internal audit & accounts of WBREDA.

Last Date : 20/01/2011

Address :WBREDA, Bikalpa Shakti Bhavan,Plot No. J-1/10, EP & GP-Block, Sector-V, Salt Lake Electronics Complex, West Bengal Kolkata-700091.

Department Of Higher Education

Description : Expression of interest for preparation of panel of Chartered Accountants to audit the accounts of national service scheme for the year 2008-09 & 2009-10.

Last Date : 20/01/2011

Address :State Liaison Officer-Cum-Deputy Secretary to Government, Higher Education Department, Orrisa Secretarial, Bhubaneswar.

Regional Training Centre

Description : Contract for Audit Work for Regional Rural Development Training Centre.

Last Date : 21/01/2011

Address :Regional Training Centre
Chhatarpur, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited

Description : Engagement for carrying out of audit of accountal of cheques received at various sub division under Op division.

Last Date : 24/01/2011

Address :CHIEF GENERAL MANAGER/AUDIT
DAKSHIN HARYANA BIJLI VITRAN NIGAM LTD.
VIDYUT SADAN, VIDYUT NAGAR,
HISAR –125005.

Phone :01662-223128

E-Mail :chiefauditordhbvn@gmail.com

Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission

Description : Invites from the qualified & experienced consultancy firms registered with the institute of Chartered Accountant for Assisting the commission in various financial issues .

Last Date : 25/01/2011

Address :Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission 13th floor, Centre no.1, World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade,Colaba, Mumbai-400005.

Phone :(022) 22163964

E-Mail :mercindia@mercindia.org.in

M M T C Limited

Description : Application For Internal Audit Assignment For F.Y. 2011-12.

Last Date : 10/02/2011

Address :The Dy.General Manager(IA),
Internal Audit Division, MMTC Limited
Core-1, SCOPE Complex, 7, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003.

Comptroller And Auditor General Of India

Description : Empanelment of Chartered Accountant firms for the year 2011-2012.

Last Date : 31/03/2011

Address :The Comptroller and Auditor General of India 10, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi- 110124.

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05 January 2011

CAG Empanelment-2011-12

The online panel for empanelment with the office of the CAG of India for allotment of audit of Public Sector Undertakings/Statutory Corporations for the year 2011-2012, is hosted at http://cagofindia.delhi.nic.in/caapplication/

Please also read the "Policy of Empanelment of CA Firms and Selection of Auditors of PSUs". A very important change was made in the definition of "Full Time FCA".



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01 January 2011

25 Paise Coints -Not Accepted from June 30 ,2011

Ministry of Finance30-December, 2010 18:03 IST
50 Paise Coins to be Minimum Denomination Coin Acceptable for Transaction from June 30, 2011
Government Calls in from Circulation Coins of Denomination of 25 Paise and below
The Central Government, Ministry of Finance has notified on December 20, 2010 to call in from circulation the coins of denomination of 25 paise and below, issued from time to time, with effect from June 30, 2011. From this date, these coins shall cease to be a legal tender for payment as well as on account. The procedure for call in shall be notified separately by the Reserve Bank of India.

Consequently, from June 30, 2011 onwards these coins will not be accepted in transactions. The minimum denomination coin acceptable for transaction will be 50 paise from that date. Also, in accounting, i.e. the entries in books of accounts, pricing of products/services/taxes shall also be rounded off to 50 paise or whole rupee from that date.

The notification was issued in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section 15A of the Coinage Act, 1906 (3 of 1906).

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