File Your Income Tax Return for AY 2019-20 before 31-12-2019 with Late Fees of INR 5,000 for Persons Earning exceeding Rs 5,00,000/-
Central Government notifies 31st Jan 2020 as the Last date for payment of pending amount under Income Declaration Scheme (IDS) 2016, Such persons can pay the amount with interest @ 1% pm or part thereof.
CBDT has decided to extend the date for payment of 3rd installment of Advance Tax for FY (financial year) 2019-20 from 15th December, 2019 to 31st December, 2019 for the North Eastern Region.
CBDT extends the due date for filing ofITRs/Tax Audit Reports to 31st January, 2020 for all categories of assesses in UTs of J&K and Ladakh, who were required to file ITRs/TARs within the due date specified u/s 139(1) of IT Act,1961.
CBDT extends the time limit for filing of response to notices issued under section 142(1) (Inquiry before assessment)of the Income-tax Act,1961 under the E-assessment Scheme- 2019 till 10th January 2020.
Income Tax Department made it mandatory to link your PAN with Aadhaar before 31st December, 2019.
Companies MGT-7 Form for filing annual return by a company for the year March 31,2019 due date is 31st December 2019.
1.CBIC has notified E-INVOICING w.e.f. 01.04.2020 for registered persons with aggregate turnover exceeding INR 100 crores for all B2B supplies. Govt. has also notified 10 Portals for generation of such E-Invoice.
Know truth about the E-Invoice through ‘Myth vs Reality’
Annual Audit GSTR 9C Audit New Utility Available , Previously Version 1.4 Now Version 1.5 is available.
NEW FEATURES/CHANGES INCORPORATED
– Multiple fields now accept negative values.
– Column 14S made optionally
– Cash flow statement is now optional.
– Multiple changes in the certificate as required.
– Fixed some records stuck as In Progress when uploading JSON.
3.RECOMMENDATION BY GST COUNCIL 38TH MEETING
(I) Due date for annual return in FORM GSTR-9 and reconciliation statement in FORM GSTR-9C for FY 2017-18 to be extended to 31.01.2020.
(II) Following measures would be taken to improve filing of FORM GSTR-1:
Waiver of late fee to be given to all taxpayers in respect of all pending FORM GSTR-1from July 2017 to November 2019, if the same are filed by 10.01.2020.
E-way Bill for taxpayers who have not filed their FORM GSTR-1 for two tax periods shall be blocked.
(III) Input tax credit to the recipient in respect of invoices or debit notes that are not reflected in his FORM GSTR-2A shall be restricted to 10 per cent of the eligible credit available in respect of invoices or debit notes reflected in his FORM GSTR-2A.
From April 1 ,2020 there is the concept of invoice matching — ITC cannot be claimed on invoices not reconciled..
(IV) Exemption to upfront amount payable for long term lease of industrial/financial infrastructure plots by an entity having 20% or more ownership of Central or State Government. Presently, the exemption is available to an entity having 50% or more ownership of Central or State Government. This change shall become effective from 1st January,2020.
(v)Single rate of GST @28% on both State run and State authorized lottery. This change shall become effective from 1st March,2020.
(vi) Rate of GST rate on Woven and Non Woven Bags and sacks of polyethylene or polypropylene strips or the like, whether or not laminated, of a kind used for packing of goods (HScode3923/6305), post the changes recommended on such goods in last meeting and
Recommended to raise the GST to a uniform rate of 18% (from12%) on all such bags falling under HS3923/6305 including Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers(FIBC).
This change shall become effective from 1st January,2020.
(vii) Due date for filing GSTR 9 and GSTR 9C for 2017-18 has been extended from 31.12.2019 to 31.01.2020.
(viii) Late fees Waived for all tax-payers who have filed GSTR-1, if all returns are filed by 10th Jan 2020.
(ix) No GST rate hike was discussed in the GST Council meeting. Council decides to levy 28 percent on all lotteries. Land lease GST rates to be effective from January 1, 2020. Levy of penalty relaxed for non-filing of GSTR-1 from July 2017.
(x) GST Council has agreed to rationalise GST rates on woven and non-woven bags to 18 percent with effect from March 1, 2020.
(xi) The Council decided that input tax credit will now be restricted to 10 percent as against 20 percent earlier if invoices not uploaded.0
Today i.e 15th December 2019 is last date for depositing 3rd Installment of Advance Tax for FY 2019-20 Please pay on time to avoid penal interest.
GST E-INVOICE FROM 01ST APRIL 2020:-
E Invoice from 01st April 2020 to be made by GST Taxpayers from the GST Website whose aggregate turnover in a financial year exceeds One Hundred Crore rupees.
GST INVOICE TO HAVE QR CODE SOON:-
Registered person required to issue invoice having QR Code whose aggregate turnover in a financial year exceeds Five Hundred crore rupees to a unregistered person (B2C Invoice) Shall have Quick Response (QR) Code.
A QR code (short for “quick response” code) is a type of barcode that contains a matrix of dots. It can be scanned using a QR scanner or a smartphone with built-in camera. Once scanned, software on the device converts the dots within the code into numbers or a string of characters.
GST AUDIT LAST DATE 31st DECEMBER 2019 BUT STILL NEW FORMAT NOT NOTIFIED:-
Previously, the GST Department have announced that revised Format of GSTR 9C Audit Report will be available latest by 14th December 2019, but unfortunately the new format of GSTR 9C Audit Report format is still not provided.
The GST Audit Report to filed for the year 2017-18 last date is 31st December 2019.
Once it is notified the GST Taxpayers have to plan again with Revised format/Details needed to be given in the form GSTR 9C Form. Again the Accountants, GST Consultants, Tax payers have to face the Technical Problems with the new Offline Utility of GSTR 9C and this all things to be done within 31st December 2019.
LIST OF CGST NODAL OFFICERS FOR IT GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL NOTIFIED:-
Treatment or processing undertaken by a person on Goods belonging to another registered person under GST Rate-12%
Treatment or processing undertaken by a person on Goods belonging to Unregistered Person under GST Rate 18%
GST ‘E-invoicing’ or ‘electronic invoicing’ for business to business (B2B) transactions from January 1, 2020:
Some Important Points to consider:
No requirement to generate the e-invoice on a government’s tax portal.
The taxpayer can continue to use his accounting system such as ERP, Tally and excel based tools for creating the invoice.
The only requirement is that the supplier’s software should be able to generate the invoice in a specified template in JSON format.
It require updating the businesses’ existing accounting software.
E-invoicing, will initially be made applicable for certain taxpayers having turnover or invoice value above the specified limits or on voluntary basis. This will subsequently be enabled for all tax payers in a phased manner.
E-way bill Blocking Started from 02nd December 2019:
From 02nd December 2019 if supplier, buyer or transporter GSTR-3B of 2 consecutive months not filed by any one of them then EWAY Bill cannot be generated.
Eway Bill generation would be automatically unblocked on the EWB Portal when your file your GSTR 3B Return and the default in return filing reduces to less than two tax periods.
You may also file an offline /manual request for unblocking of Eway Bill generation facility with your jurisdictional tax officer.
GSTR 9 /9C still showing LATE Fees:
SOLUTION:Delete your Browser Cache if GSTR 9 /9C Still Showing LATE Fees.
5. GSTR – 3B monthly Return can now be RE-SET, option enabled on the GST Portal
6. NEFT 24X7
From 16.12.2019, National Electronic Funds Transfer [NEFT] facility shall be available for all 24 Hours for all days including Holidays. There shall be 48 Settlement Cycles after every 30 Minutes. Presently, the NEFT facility is available from 8.00 AM to 7.00 PM
Form for filing application for declaration as Nidhi Company and for updation of status by Nidhis Form NDH-4 is available for filing.
2.DIR KYC last date for the year ended 31/03/2019 is on 14th October 2019. If KYC is done after this date then Rs 5000/- penalty will be charged from the directors.
NOTE: GOODS EXEMPTION EXTENDED:-
The services provided in relation to transportation of goods from India to outside India which was exempt till 30.9.2019 has been further extended to one more year and the ocean freight or air fare paid for such transportation would be exempted from GST.
2.GST RATE REDUCED:-
3.GST RATE INCREASED:-
4.NO COMPOSITION SCHEME FOR MANUFACTURERS OF AERATED WATERS:-
Manufacturers of aerated waters now cannot take the option of Composition Scheme.
The composition tax rate of 6% as notified w.e.f 1.4.2019 for persons with aggregate turnover of up to Rs. 50 lakhs, would not be applicable in case where the registered person is engaged in the supply of aerated water.
5.ADDITIONAL SERVICES COVERED UNDER REVERSE CHARGE MECHANISM (RCM):-
Nature of Service
Person liable to pay tax
Services of renting of a motor vehicle provided to a body corporate
Any person other than a body corporate, paying central tax at the rate of 2.5% on renting of motor vehicles with input tax credit only of input service in the same line of business.
Any body corporate located in the taxable territory
Services of lending of securities under Securities Lending Scheme, 1997 (“Scheme”) of Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”), as amended.
Lender i.e. a person who deposits the securities registered in his name or in the name of any other person duly authorised on his behalf with an approved intermediary for the purpose of lending under the Scheme of SEBI
Borrower i.e. a person who borrows the securities under the Scheme through an approved intermediary of SEBI.”
6.SALE OF CEMENT UNDER REVERSE CHARGE :-
Cement falling in chapter heading 2523 in the first schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975.Any value of cement purchased from an unregistered person by a promoter would be liable in his hands under RCM irrespective of the threshold limit.
7.SERVICES OF AUTHOR – OPTION TO PAY UNDER FORWARD CHARGE:-
With respect to the services of transfer or permitting the use or enjoyment of a copyright relating to original literary works supplied by an author to a publisher, the author is given a choice to either pay the GST under forward charge, else the publisher located in India would be liable to pay GST under RCM.
8.FILING A REFUND APPLICATION WHERE A NIL REFUND APPLICATION HAS ALREADY BEEN FILED:-
Registered person who has filed a NIL refund claim in FORM GST RFD-01A/RFD-01 for a given period under a particular category, may again apply for refund for the said period under the same category.
9.GST CREDIT RESTRICTED TO 20% OF UNMATCHED INVOICES:-
Mandatory to match ITC with 2A, otherwise total unmatched credit cannot exceed 20% of ITC as available in 2A.
For example in the month of April-19, the input tax credit available (as per books) is ₹1,00,000/-. Out of this, certain vendors, wherein input tax credit involved is say ₹25,000/-, have not filed their GSTR-1. Now, due to the amendment, the buyer can avail himself of ITC only to the extent of ₹ 15,000/- (i.e. 20 per cent of ₹ 75,000).
2.TDS DEDUCTED ON CASH WITHDRAWL CAN BRING YOUR YEAR END TAX TO MINIMUM
CBDT Has clarified the credit of tax deducted at source from cash withdrawal under section 194N shall be allowed to the person from whose account it has been deducted. Further, Such credit shall be allowed in the year of deduction like any other Tds Deducted.
The government came up with a new Section 194N under which if cash is withdrawn of more than Rs 1 Crore during a financial year tds @ 2%.is to be deducted by banks ,cooperative banks and Post Office.
3.NO MAT CREDIT, ADDITIONAL DEPRECIATION IF YOU CHOSE NEW LOWER TAX RATES
New Domestic manufacturing companies can pay tax @ 15% , BUT the companies that take option to pay tax @ 22% will not be eligible for accumulated minimum alternate tax (MAT) Credit & Loss which relates to additional depreciation.
As there is no time line for taking this option i.e to pay Income tax @ 22% , it is advised that the domestic companies having brought forward losses on account of additional depreciation OR MAT Credit may ,if it so desires , exercise the option after set off of the losses/Utilizing the MAT Credit so accumulated.
It would be interesting to see how companies do Tax Planning so they get the lower tax rate @22% as well as the Unused MAT Credit lying in the Balance Sheet.
4.DOCUMENTATION IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (DIN) LAUNCHED BY INCOME TAX DEPARTMENT FOR TAX PAYERS
Any communication from Income Tax Department without a generated DIN be it a notice ,letter,order or summon or any other correspondence will be invalid from 01st October 2019.
5. FM TO INAUGURATE NATIONAL E-ASSESSMENT CENTRE OF INCOME TAX DEPARTMENT TOMORROW I.E 07th OCTOBER 2019.
Faceless e-assessment to impart greater efficiency, transparency and accountability in the assessment process. There would be no physical interface between the tax payers and the tax officers.
WHAT IS FACELESS E-ASSESSMENT?
Tax payers will receive notices on their registered emails as well as on registered accounts on the web portal www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in with real time alert by way of SMS on their registered mobile number, specifying the issues for which their cases have been selected for scrutiny.
The replies to the notices can be prepared at ease by the tax payers at their own residence or office and be sent by email to the National e-Assessment Centre by uploading the same on the designated web portal.
1.GST REFUNDS NEW PROCEDURE
Refund Applications given from 26/09/2019 onwards would be processed online including GST Refund orders and disbursement of Tax.
1.DIR-3 KYC FORM DATE EXTENDED TILL 14TH OCTOBER 2019
DIR-3 KYC Form/Web Form for the financial Year ending 31st March ,2019 have to be filed on or before 14th October 2019.
Previously, last date was 30th September which has been extended till 14th October 2019.
If Filed after 14th October 2019 Penalty of Rs 5,000/- is to be given, Presently filing of this form is Free of Cost.