The degree of Chartered Accountancy does not come easy, the course involves a unique blend of practical experience with in-depth & application based subject knowledge. In order to truly qualify as a “Chartered Accountant”, one needs to obtain a hands on practical experience backed with an in-depth subject knowledge. This brings us to a very important question on how to manage both articleship and exams? Although, there can be various tips and techniques that one can follow, however in...Read more
1) Students hostel whether to be treated as a residential dwelling for the purpose of claiming exemption:
‘Residential dwelling’ when used as ‘residence’ is exempt from tax net, however what constitutes ‘residence’ is a subject matter of dispute in as much as whether the usage be looked at from the lessee’s point of view or based on its ‘end’ use. Now, lessee when lets it out to students for hostel purpose is a commercial usage but a student when ultimately uses it...Read more
We at our firm have had as apart of our mission, one to develop committed professional leaders. We have done that for decades now – more than 100 + have gone out as leaders in their own right. In this process of improving others, we ourselves came to know where we were lacking and are improving to the extent, we were comfortable. We worked on our “weaknesses” (areas of possible improvement) and especially built on our strengths.
We are proud and grateful to the boys/ girls going...Read more
The retrospective amendments and their impact on the certainty of tax laws is one major factor for attracting investments to India. This was highlighted in the Vodafone Issue where Rs.22 thousand crores demand by the Income tax department was held to be inequitable unfair as per the DTAT as held by the International court. This has again happened now in the recent Cairn’s issue where the international courts have not favoured retrospective practice and awarded Rs.740 crores.
Input Tax Credit (ITC) matching – GSTN- not ready- A thorny issue for the department and the assessees. It has been 3 years and 3 months since the inception of GST, one would expect the early teething problems were overcome, and the new radical indirect tax regime would be up and running! Although, due to various factors, including the recent pandemic, we are seeing continuous amendments, delays in implementation and lack of a dependable infrastructure. Rule 36(4), i.e. the ITC matching...
What should be the ultimate goal of articleship? However, does every article set his own goals for articleship and take best out of it? Majority of articles go with the flow and learn whatever is served to them or in fact overlook the learning opportunity completely. It is not their mistake because they have also this mammoth task of clearing the CA final exams. The most challenging task in the articleship is to manage between the two i.e. Learn best out of the practical training and keep an...Read more
In the pandemic and earlier due to confusion in GST, the revenue officers have been instructed not to harass the tax payers. However, the need to follow up for non or short payment of tax is an ongoing activity which is necessary. Therefore, it is expected that come 2021, the revenue officers activity would be at full speed. Tax payers would need to reply to the emails / letter promptly explaining the factual position if incorrect in the communication. The fact that in case of dispute one...Read more