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Updates of the Day

1. CBDT sets up a committee to bring quality to assessment orders. Notification No. 225/246/2014/ITA.II.

2. Income tax department will process and send refunds within 7 to 10 days to the taxpayers.

3. Anonymous donation received by assessee would be exempt u/s 115BBC as the activity of the trust was spiritual not religious. [CIT vs. Bhagwan Shree Laxmi Narain Dham, High Court- Delhi]

4. DVAT dealer to file online sugam-2 (DS2) before physical entry of goods in Delhi with effect 15th September 2015.

5. Delhi government announces reward upto 10 Lacs scheme for informers on VAT providing vital inputs in the national capital.

6. SEBI amends ICDR norms; allows participation of more anchor investors in public issue. Notification no.SEBI/LAD-NRO/GN/2015-16/18, 10-9-2015.

7. MCA has released the Companies Filing of Documents and Forms in EBRL Rules, 2015, which shall come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

8. Last date for payment of Membership fee and COP fee of…

Labour Ministry Assures Updated Laws in Six Months

Half a dozen Bills to go to Cabinet before the winter session of Parliament The Bandaru Dattatreyaled labour ministry has set itself strict deadlines, spanning over the next six months, to bring about legislative and procedural changes to decades-old labour laws, despite stiff opposition from trade unions. According to the plan, which indicates the government's commitment towards labour reforms, at least half a dozen Bills will go to the Cabinet for approval before winter session of Parliament. The deadlines were communicated to the Prime Minister's Office at a recent meeting. The PMO is expected to follow up if there is any delay, a first of its kind exercise in the history of the labour ministry . A senior government official told ET that the government is keen to hasten the reforms process, more so after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met at least 40 industrialists at a hurriedly convened review meeting last week and reiterated his commitment of creating an enabling environment,…

20% Safeguard Duty Slapped on Steel Imports

Provisional duty on certain steel products to be valid for 200 days as domestic players cry foul over rising inflows from China, Japan & Korea Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Monday announced the government's decision to impose a 20% safeguard duty on steel imports with immediate effect. The duty on specific steel products will be valid for 200 days.This is perhaps the first time in nearly two decades that the government is taking a series of moves to “protect“ the domestic steel industry since it was liberalised in the early 90s. “A provisional duty of 20% on certain steel products has been introduced with effect from today and it will continue for 200 days,“ the finance minister told reporters in New Delhi. The government has reacted with remarkable speed in response to an application from domestic steel producers in June.Earlier a government panel comprising commerce, steel and revenue secretaries approved imposition of 20% safeguard duty on imports of specific steel products…

Commodity brokers to register after Sep 28

Brokers of commodity exchanges are set to start registrations with new regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India ( Sebi), after September 28, the date of the merger of Forward Markets Commission ( FMC) and Sebi. After September 28, trading on commodity exchanges would continue as usual. But, commodity brokers would have to create a separate entity under their broking firm till registration is complete. Meanwhile, Sebi had announced on September 8 that it had changed rules to allow the functioning of the commodities derivatives market and its brokers. Under the new norms, a regional commodity derivatives exchange would pay Sebi an annual regulatory fee of Rs.50,000 within 30 days of the end of the financial year. For national commodity derivatives exchanges, the net worth for a self- clearing member would be Rs.1 crore, and for a clearing member, Rs.3 crore. Business Standard, New Delhi, 15th Sept. 2015

FM promises investors the fairest tax regime

Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Monday assured global investors of the " fairest and predictable taxation regime". He invited them to invest in sectors including infrastructure, manufacturing and defence. He was optimistic annual India- US trade will surge five times to $ 500 billion in the next few years. He was at the 11th Indo- US Economic Summit. Business Standard, New Delhi, 15th Sept. 2015