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GST - Coffee beans processing units in trouble; seek exemptionGST Council also approves several amendments in CGST RulesGST Council grants mega relief to healthcare services & clarifies rates for many ServicesCX - Claim of assessee that as soon as they paid tax, same became credit in their account is misplaced - Law as it existed at time of taking credit would be applicable: CESTATI-T - Finance cost incurred on overdraft obtained from bank, which is advanced to sister concern for no business purpose, is not allowable business loss: ITATCX - If insurance cover in respect of which credit has been claimed is exclusively in respect of injuries or damages to factory employee, then credit would be admissible: CESTATSteering clear of Anti - Profiteering chargesIssues affecting Credit Card Industry – Budget 2018 should provide solutionsGovt amends Passport Rules to substitute certain documents to be attached under Tatkal & non-Tatkal schemesGST Council extends last date for migrated taxpayers to surrender registration upto March 31, 2018 + reduces penalty for late filing of GSTRs + decides to amend e-Way Bill rulesGST Council reduces tax rate from 28% to 18% on used motor vehicles + from 18% to 12% on sugar boiled confectionary, drinking water packed in 20 litre bottles, bio-diesel and bio-pesticides + from 18% to 5% on components required for satellite launch + LPG supplied for domestic consumption + from 12% to 5% on velvet fabric + from 3% to 0.25% on diamonds & precious stonesGST Council decides to exempt RTI-related services + reduces rate on construction of metro projects to 12% + 5% without ITC on housekeeping service through ECO + 5% rate on tailoring service + 18% rate now on entry ticket to water parks or theme parksGST on Services - ITC allowed to tour operators in same line of business + hikes exemption limit to Rs 7500 per month for Resident Welfare Members + exempts legal services provided to Governments & Govt entities + Rate reduced on transportation of petroleum products to 5% + Rate on job work services to leather and footwear reduced to 5% + exempts transport service provided to educational institutionsGST Council shifts focus on anti-evasion measures; Tax rates reduced on 29 goods & 53 ServicesGST Council decides to divide Rs 35000 Crore IGST collections between Centre & States, provisionally17 lakh Composition taxpayers paid only about Rs 307 Crore; Council expresses disappointmentLegislative changes - Council receives demand to introduce Sec 9(4) only for Composition taxpayersGST Council accepts Fitment Committee recommendations to reduce rates on 29 goods + 53 services; New rates to come into force from Jan 25GST Council accepts Sarna Committee report on handicraft items; Fitment Committee to decide tariff for 40 such itemsGST Council finally decides to stop at uploading of Sale Invoices in GSTR-3B till alternative is worked out and approved at next meeting through video conferencing + e-Way Bill - 15 States to roll out intra-State system on Feb 1, 2018SC terms States’ ban on Padmavat illegal after certification by Central BoardFinancial Year should roll out on Jan 1 rather than on April 1: Sushil ModiHyderabad DRI seizes Saudi & Omni Riyals worth Rs 1 Crore from pax heading for DubaiBihar CM wants Jaitley to hike Sec 80C limit to Sec 2 lakh + general exemption limit to Rs 3 lakhCentre to release Rs 1000 Cr more to AP Govt for its Amaravati projectTripura to go to polls on Feb 18; Nagaland + Meghalaya on Fe 27: Election CommissionGST Council is quite sensitive to exporters' problems, says Vice PresidentJaitley holds Pre-Budget talks with State FMs before Council Meet
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The Last DDT
TIOL DDT 3002, December 30, 2016
SCNs Issued by DRI - To Remain in Call Book
TIOL DDT 3001,
December 29, 2016
DDT is 3000
TIOL DDT 3000,
December 28, 2016
Credit Card - Service Tax on interest portion? - Payable - Board confirms
TIOL DDT 2999,
December 27, 2016
Detention by Customs/DRI - No fault of importer - Demurrage and Shipping Line Charges to be paid by Customs/DRI - Cost Imposed
TIOL DDT 2998,
December 26, 2016
Payment of Tax can be made with Old Currency
TIOL DDT 2997,
December 23, 2016
Anti Dumping Duty on Soda Ash - Notifications Rescinded, but ADD to Continue till High Court Decides the Matter - Government @ speed of Light
TIOL DDT 2996,
December 22, 2016
Current Financial Year 2016-17 is not Conventional Year - FM
TIOL DDT 2995,
December 21, 2016
Service Tax - Online Invoice without Digital Signature
TIOL DDT 2994,
December 20, 2016
Black Money Tax
TIOL DDT 2993, December 19, 2016
RBI Restrictions on Withdrawal from Banks
TIOL DDT 2992, December 16, 2016
Income Tax - Due Date for Payment of Advance Tax Should be Extended in TN
TIOL DDT 2991, December 15, 2016
Less Cash - Less Corruption, Less Tax Evasion
TIOL DDT 2990, December 14, 2016
GST Bills Have to Wait for Next Session of Parliament
TIOL DDT 2989, December 13, 2016
Card Transaction - Service Tax Exemption
TIOL DDT 2988, December 09, 2016
Deposits in Jan Dhan Accounts Not Alarming - Income Tax Department
TIOL DDT 2987, December 08, 2016
Taxpayers and professionals have not been able to keep up pace with IT changes of I-T Department
TIOL DDT 2986, December 07, 2016
Payment by Government Departments through e-payment
TIOL DDT 2985, December 06, 2016
Elusive Power Sharing Agreement - No GST on 1st April 2017?
TIOL DDT 2984,
December 05, 2016
No limit on holding of gold jewellery or ornaments provided it is acquired from explained sources of income including inheritance
TIOL DDT 2983,
December 02, 2016
12 Years of DDT
TIOL DDT 2982, December 01, 2016