Gurugram Zonal Unit of the Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) have arrested two businessmen, namely, Sh. Vikas Goel, Director of M/s Mica Industries Ltd, Delhi and Bhiwadi& M/s. Satellite Cables Pvt Ltd., Bhiwadi and Sh. Raju Singh Proprietor of M/s Galaxy Metal Products on 14.09.2018 in a case of fraudulent issuance of Input Tax Credit invoices without actual supply of goods, involving evasionof approximately Rs. 79.21 crores on the taxable value of concocted supplies of Rs. 450 crores.This quantum
The Initial Public Offering (IPO) of CPSE IRCON has been subscribed 9.5 times. In the IRCON IPO, the Government is selling 10.5 percent stake or about 99.05 lakh equity shares, including 5 lakh shares to employees. The Government is expected to raise Rs 466 crore from the issue. The issue received bids for 9.4 crore shares against the issue size of 99.05 lakh shares worth Rs 466 Crore. The segment meant for Qualified Institutional Buyers (QIBs) was subscribed 12 times, Non-Institutional Investors 4.9 times, while the Retail Investors Segment was subscribed over 9 times. Price band for the issue has been fixed at Rs 470-475 per share, with a discount of Rs 10 for Retails Investors and Employees.Read More
Justice Ranjan Gogoi appointed as next Chief Justice of India
The President of India has appointed Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India. He will assume the office of Chief Justice on 3rd October, 2018 after the retirement of the current Chief Justice, Justice Dipak Misra.
Born on 18th November, 1954, Justice Gogoi was enrolled as an advocate in 1978. He practised in the Gauhati High Court on constitutional, taxation and company matters. He was appointed as a Permanent Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 28th February, 2001. On 9th September, 2010, he was transferred to the Punjab & Haryana High Court. He was appointed as Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court on 12th February, 2011. He was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court
An advance ruling helps the applicant in planning his activities, which are liable for payment of GST, well in advance. It also brings certainty in determining the tax liability, as the ruling given by the Authority for Advance Ruling is binding on the applicant as well as Government authorities. Further, it helps in avoiding long drawn and expensive litigation at a later date. Seeking an advance ruling is inexpensive and the procedure is simple and expeditious. It thus provides certainty and transparency to a taxpayer with respect to an issue which may potentially cause a dispute
Government of India is celebrating the 1st Anniversary of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) coming into force, here tomorrow. GST was launched on the 1st July, 2017 in a majestic ceremony held in the Central Hall of Parliament on the midnight of 30th June, 2017. The first year has been remarkable both for the sheer variety of challenges that its implementation has thrown up and for the willingness and ability of policy makers and tax administrators to rise up to these challenges and respond befittingly.
But more importantly, the first year of GST has been an example to the world of the readiness of the Indian taxpayer to be
Total Revenue of Rs. 7.19 lakh crore collected under GST in the period between August 2017 and March 2018 . During 2017-18, total revenue collected under GST in the period between August 2017 and March 2018 has been Rs. 7.19 lakh crore. This includes Rs. 1.19 lakh crore of CGST, Rs. 1.72 lakh crore of SGST, Rs. 3.66 lakh crore of IGST (including Rs. 1.73 lakh crore on imports) and Rs. 62,021 crore of cess (including Rs. 5702 crore on imports). For this eight months, the average monthly collection has been Rs. 89,885 crore.
While the tax on domestic supplies in a month is collected through the process of returns and gets collected in the next month, IGST and cess on
E-way bill operations are available for inter-state movement of goods. Presently, e-way bill operations are not available for intra-state (within the state) movement of goods, except for Karnataka State. E-way bill operations for intra-state (within the state) will be made available in a phased manner, as and when instructed by GST Council.
The e-way Bill System for Inter-State movement of goods across the country is being introduced from 01st April 2018. Department has issued few clarifications regarding the new e-way bill system are as follows:
- Situation: -Consider a situation where a consignor is required to move goods from City X to City Z. He appoints Transporter A for movement of his goods. Transporter A moves the goods from City X to
Enforcement Action for Fraud in GST Mumbai – Two Businessmen arrested by Officers of CGST, Mumbai for creating fictitious invoices and availing ineligible credit.
Officers of CGST Mumbai have arrested two businessmen for creating fictitious invoices and availing ineligible credit. The persons have been arrested for availing input tax credit on the basis of fraudulent invoices against which no actual goods were bought or sold.
The power to arrest is provided under Section 69 of the CGST Act, 2017 and is to be exercised by the Commissioner in cases of outright fraud where the amount of tax evaded or the amount of input tax credit wrongly availed exceeds Rs. 2 crore.
The Government wants to assure taxpayers that compliant taxpayers do not run the risk of facing such punitive action in carrying-out their day
Total Revenue Collection under GST: The last date for filing of GSTR 3B return for the month of January 2018 was 20thFebruary 2018. The total Revenue received under GST for the month of January 2018 (received in January/February up to 25thFebruary,2018) has been Rs. 86,318 crores. 1.03 crore taxpayers have been registered under GST so far till
India and Iran signed in New Delhi today an Agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation (DTAA) and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to taxes on income.
India and Iran signed here in New Delhi today an Agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation (DTAA) and the Prevention
of Fiscal Evasion with respect to taxes on income.
The Agreement is on similar lines as entered into by India with other countries.The Agreement will stimulate flow of investment, technology and personnel from India to Iran& vice versa, and will prevent double taxation. The Agreement will provide for exchange of information between the two Contracting Parties as per latest International Standards. It will improve transparency in tax matters and will help curb