CBDT signs two Indian Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) in November, 2017 

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has entered into 2 Bilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) during the month of November, 2017. These Agreements are the first ever Bilateral APAs with The Netherlands. With the signing of these Agreements, the total number of APAs entered into by the CBDT has gone up to 186. This… Read More

Circular on Enhancing fund governance for Mutual Funds: SEBI

CIRCULAR SEBI/HO/IMD/DF2/CIR/P/2017/125 November 30, 2017   All Mutual Funds/ Asset Management Companies (AMCs)/ Trustee Companies/ Boards of Trustees of Mutual Funds   Sir/Madam, Sub: Enhancing fund governance for Mutual Funds In order to strengthen the governance structure for Mutual Funds (MFs), it has been decided to implement the following: A. Tenure of independent trustees and… Read More

SEBI issues Clarification to Circular on Prevention of Unauthorised Trading by Stock Brokers

CIRCULAR CIR/HO/MIRSD/MIRSD2/CIR/P/2017/124 November 30, 2017 To All Recognized Stock Exchanges Dear Sir / Madam, Sub: Clarification to Circular on Prevention of Unauthorised Trading by Stock Brokers 1. SEBI vide circular no. CIR/HO/MIRSD/MIRSD2/CIR/P/2017/108 dated September 26, 2017 has inter-alia specified that brokers shall execute trades of clients only after keeping evidence of the client placing such… Read More

ICSI releases Secretarial Standard-3 on “Dividend”

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI)  has introduced Secretarial Standard -3 (SS-3) on Dividend. This standard prescribes the set of principles in relation to the declaration and payment of Dividend and matters related thereto. The principles set out in this standard relates to declaration and payment of Dividend on equity as well as preference share capital in accordance… Read More

RBI notification on Reporting of Transactions by agency banks

RBI/2017-18/103 DGBA.GBD.1472/31.02.007/2017-18 November 30, 2017 All Agency Banks Dear Sir Reporting of Transactions by agency banks to RBI It has been brought to our notice that some agency banks are reporting government transactions after considerable delay and along with the current transactions to RBI, without taking necessary authorisation from the concerned government departments. As per… Read More

Facility of transfer of shares to IEPF Authority demat account held in CDSL system

Circular No.: NSDL/CIR/II/22/2017 Date: November 28, 2017 Sub: Facility of transfer of shares to IEPF Authority demat account held in CDSL system Attention of Issuers/RTAs is invited to NSDL Circular No. NSDL/CIR/II/21/2017 dated November 24, 2017 regarding transfer of shares to IEPF Authority. In this context, Issuers/R&T Agents are hereby informed that the facility of… Read More

Rs 83,346 crores collected under GST for the month of October 2017

 A sum of Rs 83,346 crores has been collected as Total Revenue Collection under GST for the month of October, received in November till 27th November 2017.  95.9lakh taxpayers have been registered under GST so far, of which 15.1 lakh are composition dealers who are required to file returns every quarter. 50.1 lakh returns have been… Read More

MCA revises Master Circular on Cost Accounting Records and Cost Audit

Master Circular No. 2/2011 52/14/CAB-2011 Government  of India Ministry of Corporate Affairs Cost Audit Branch ***** B-1,  Wing, 2nd Floor, Paryavaran Bhawan, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi- 110 003 Dated: the November 11, 2017 To The President Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India, 12, Sudder Street Kolkato -700 016 Subject: Master Circular… Read More

Constitution of Fifteenth Finance Commission Notified

The Government of India, with the approval President of India, has constituted Fifteenth Finance Commission in pursuance of clause (1) of article 280 of the Constitution, read with the provisions of the Finance Commission (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1951 w.e.f. 27thNovember, 2017. The Commission will make recommendations for the five years commencing on April 1, 2020. This Commission will be… Read More

Exporters advised to file Table 6A and GSTR 3B for processing of IGST Refund and for Refund of the unutilized Input Tax Credit

Errors by exporters while filing their returns are the sole reason for delay in grant of refunds or rejection thereof; The Government of India has taken various measures to alleviate difficulty and is fully committed to provide Speedy disbursal of Refunds due to exporters. The Government of India is seized of the issue of Exporters… Read More

Modification to Enhanced Supervision Circular by SEBI

CIRCULAR SEBI/HO/MIRSD/MIRSD2/CIR/P/2017/123 November 29, 2017 To The Managing Directors / Chief Executive Officers All Recognized Stock Exchanges Dear Sir / Madam, Sub: Modification to Enhanced Supervision Circular 1. SEBI vide circular no. SEBI/HO/MIRSD/MIRSD2/CIR/P/2016/95 dated September 26, 2016, has issued guidelines covering broad areas for enhanced supervision based on the recommendation of the committee constituted by… Read More

Govt. amends notification No. 56/2000-Customs, dated the 5th May, 2000

MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue ) (CENTRAL BOARD OF EXCISE AND CUSTOMS) NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 27th November, 2017 No. 90 /2017-Customs G.S.R. 1450(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 25 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), the Central Government, being satisfied that it is necessary in the… Read More

Govt. appoints Shri B.N. Sharma as Chairman of the National Anti-profiteering Authority under GST

Government appoints Shri B.N. Sharma (IAS:1985) as Chairman of the National Anti-profiteering Authority under GST  In an immediate follow up action of last week's Cabinet approval for creation of the posts of Chairman and Technical Members of the National Anti-profiteering Authority under GST, the Government today issued orders appointing senior IAS officer Shri B.N. Sharma,… Read More

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