Indirect Tax Update - June 2020

  • Category: Latest updates
  • Date: 16-06-2020
  • Writer: Hiregange Team

GST - Immediate compliances to be taken in Unlock 1

  • Category: Latest updates
  • Date: 16-06-2020
  • Writers: CA Payal Bhutada, CA Ravi Kumar Somani

GST - Immediate compliances to be taken in Unlock 1

The pandemic did hit the Pause button for all the commercial activities. Slowdown of entire economy is having its impact leading to occurrence of various events which lack any precedence in the recent past. However, with Unlock 1, there has been a resumption of commercial activities in a phased manner, it is important for the businesses to understand the various compliances more specifically the ones that become due in the month of June...

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HUMAN BEINGS EQUATED TO PROPERTY – SUPPLY OF IMPLANTS TO IN-PATIENT TREATED AS WORKS CONTRACT!!!

  • Category: CST / K-VAT
  • Date: 08-06-2020
  • Writers: CA Ashish Chaudhary, CA Vikram Katariya

The power to impose sales tax/VAT flows from Entry 54 of List II of Schedule VII of the Constitution of India. Under Article 366(29A) of the Constitution of India, “tax on the sale or purchase of goods” includes

  1. a tax on the transfer, otherwise than in pursuance of a contract, of property in any goods for cash, deferred payment or other valuable consideration;
  2. a tax on the transfer of property in goods (whether as goods or in some other form) involved in the execution of a works...
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Critical GST aspects under COVID-GST NEWSLETTER FOR MAY'20

  • Category: GST Updates
  • Date: 02-06-2020
  • Writer: Hiregange Team

Impact of COVID-19 and reliefs granted under GST

  • Category: sector specific
  • Date: 01-06-2020
  • Writer: Sunil V

GST was implemented in India w.e.f 1st July 2017 and it has been almost 3 years. Though GST has been implemented with an aim to reduce the compliance burden under different laws, the businesses are still struggling with various compliances under GST. With the sudden outbreak of Covid-19 the entire world is on a stand still including India which is impacting the businesses and professions. In this article an attempt has been made to discuss the impact of the pandemic on businesses and the...

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Impact of ITC & refund due to merger, Demerger, Spin-off and Split within India as well as Outside India

  • Category: Input Tax Credit
  • Date: 29-05-2020
  • Writers: Adv.Venkatanaryana GM, CA Spudarjunan S

Introduction

Nowadays corporate restructuring has become a need for change in the organizational structure, or business model of a company. It is done majorly to expand the business, revive a declining business, increase a company’s value or to gain a competitive advantage, attain the benefit of synergy etc. Post this Covid-19 pandemic as well, we may notice major corporate restructuring because of the covid-19 effect. One of the forms of corporate restructuring is the transfer of...

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Tariff Classification of Hand Sanitizer

  • Category: Professional Value Pack
  • Date: 26-05-2020
  • Writers: CA Vasant K. Bhat, CA Vikram Katariya

Issues in classification – Pharma Products

  1. Chapter 30 of the Customs Tariff Act covers classification of pharmaceutical products. The most essential characteristic of any medicine is its curative effect i.e. therapeutic use. Curative effect means its ability to cure the disease or mitigate the disease. Another important characteristic is medicines should have the ability to prevent any disease i.e, prophylactic use. The therapeutic or the prophylactic values are the basic factors to...
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Post import Activity – the great ‘customs valuation’ escape

  • Category: Customs & FTP
  • Date: 23-05-2020
  • Writer: Manish Sachdeva

The Customs Valuation Rules, 2007 [and earlier that of 1988] (“the CVR”) were formulated under the aegis of Customs Valuation Agreement (“the CVA”) in pursuance of GATT 1994. Largely the rules under the CVR mimics the Articles of the CVA to show India’s accord to the GATT. The value for imported goods under Article 1[1] of CVA is transaction value (TV) adjustable in accordance with provisions of Article 8[2] of CVA. The present piece examines the challenge faced by revenue in...

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GST – Retrospective amendment - Transitional credit claims of past- Disentitled now?

  • Category: sector specific
  • Date: 21-05-2020
  • Writers: CA Madhukar N Hiregange, CA Venkata Prasad

Introduction:

GST laws contain Transitional provisions inter alia Section 140 of CGST Act, 2017 (similar provision in State GST laws) enables the taxpayer to carry forward the unutilized input credit under the pre-GST regime and allow the credit of taxes paid on the stock as on 30.06.2017 as GST credit. For this, Rule 117 of CGST rules, 2017 as amended inter alia requires the taxpayers to file Form GST TRAN-1 electronically.

This was to ensure a smooth transition from old laws...

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GST refunds a need for pandemic situation - Issues and Solutions

  • Category: sector specific
  • Date: 20-05-2020
  • Writer: Adv.Venkatanaryana GM

In this pandemic situation across the globe, the department is active in processing the refund applications to help the export community especially the MSME sector to combat the present situation. The next 3-6 months may be the golden period to get refunds expedited. However, at the ground level there are many issues which crop up while uploading the documents and also few clarifications which are restrictive compared to the GST law. In the articles let us discuss the issues and possible...

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