Category - Taxation

Only Operating Profit of Comparables to be considered for Transfer Pricing – ITAT

DHL Express (India) Pvt Ltd vs. ACIT (ITAT Mumbai) Brief Facts :- The assessee company is engaged in the business of couriers mainly International couriers and is belongs to DHL group.  The assessee company  had entered into an agreement with DHL for access the DHL network for transportation and delivery of consignment. For this purpose, the assessee company… Read More

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High Value Transactions might be added in AIR list

The Finance Ministry is planning to add   high-value transactions  in Annual Information Returns (AIRs) of revenue department for driving out tax evasion. This is in addition to lowering the existing limits in case of some transactions. In AIRs, intermediaries, such as banks, are supposed to report high-value transactions to the tax department so that… Read More

CBDT notifies revised procedure for refund of excess amount of TDS deducted/paid

CIRCULAR NO. 2/2011 [F.NO. 385/25/2010-IT(B)] The procedure for regulating refund of amount paid by the deductor in excess of the tax deducted at source (TDS) and/or deductible is governed by Board circular No. 285, dated 21-10-1980. 2. Subsequent to issue of circular No. 285, new sections have been inserted under Chapter XVII-B of the Income-tax… Read More

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CBEC Notifies Exchange Rate for May 2011

Notification No.32/2011 - Customs (N.T.) GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF FINANCE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE CENTRAL BOARD OF EXCISE AND CUSTOMS 7 Vaisakha, 1933(SAKA)   S.O.       (E). In exercise of the powers conferred by section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), and in supersession of the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry… Read More

Quick Refunds expected by CBDT – An achievement

The Central Board of Direct Taxes has taken a commendable initiative, of refunding nearly 40,000 crore by the end of April 2011. This comes as a huge relief for the tax payers as the entire refunding process will be completed in the first month of  the financial year itself, where earlier it was received only in the last three… Read More

Amendment in the rate of Service Tax on Life Insurance Business

Notification No.35/2011 Service Tax   Government of India Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) New Delhi, the 25th April, 2011   G.S.R.  (E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with sub-section (2) of section 94 of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994) (hereinafter referred to as the said Act), the Central Government… Read More

If Exoneration in Adjudication Proceeding on Merits, Criminal Prosecution on Same Set of Facts Can Not be Allowed to Continue

Recently, a three judge bench of hon™ble Supreme Court in Radheshyam Kejriwal  Vs State of West Bengal & Anr. {(2011) 3 SCC 581; Decided on 18.02.2011} held as follows (per majority) (SCC para 37, 38 and 39).   19¦¦¦¦¦. There may appear to be some conflict between the views in the case of Standard Chartered… Read More

Exemption from Service tax on Hotels, Inn, guest house etc. in specified cases

The Ministry has exempted the levy of service tax applicable with respect to services provided or to be provided, to any person, by a hotel, inn, guest house, club or campsite etc. in relation to providing of accommodation for a continuous period of less than three months, where the declared tariff for providing of such  accommodation is… Read More

Rate of Abatement of Service Tax on Services provided by Hotels or Restaurants

Vide the below notification, the rate of abatement of Service Tax has been prescribed by the Ministry for the following Services : 1) Services provided  by a restaurant having the facility of air-conditioning and having  licence to serve alcoholic beverages, in relation to serving of food or beverage, including alcoholic beverages or both, in its premises… Read More

Judicial Discipline High time to Evolve the Concept of Judicial Accountability

By Narendra Sharma, Consultant (Legal)   Introduction Recently in Commissioner of Income-tax Vs. General Insurance Corporation (2007)19 CLA-BL Supp 85 (SC) (decided on 25 September, 2006) (hereinafter referred to as ˜CIT Vs. GIC™) the Hon™ble Supreme Court has held that expenditure incurred by the company on account of stamp duty and registration fee for the … Read More

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