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1.IASB, ICAI organising certificate course on concurrent audit at sirsa from July 16, registration: 9050902425,
2.IASB, ICAI org Concurrent Audit Certificate Course at Delhi from July 16
3.National Company Law Tribunal & National Company Law Appellate Tribunal constituted by Central Govt. with effect from 01.06.2016.MCA Notification dated 01.06.16.
4.Claim for Bad debts admissible if written off as irrevocable in the accounts of assessee. CBDT circular no. 12/2016.
5.Delhi High Court delivered a landmark judgment [Mega Cab v UOI and Anr. in WP(C) 5192/2015] - no more audit of assesse recordsby the Central Excise and Service Tax Department as well as CAG and strike down new rule 5A(2) of Service Tax Rules as ultra virus to the Finance Act, 1994.
6.CBDT extends time limit to deposit tax deducted against purchase of property from 7 days to 30 days from the end of month in whichsuch deduction ma…

Modi to take up black money issue with Swiss

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on Friday said the issue of automatic exchange of tax information between India and Switzerland was likely to come up for discussion when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits that country on June 5. The PM will go on a five-nation tour on Saturday. He will be visiting Afghanistan, Qatar, Switzerland, the US and Mexico. New Delhi would also seek Swiss and Mexican support for its membership to the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). The issue of India’s membership to the nuclear non-proliferation body could also come up during his meeting with US President Barack Obama. India officially applied for the membership of the 48-member NSG on May 12. The US, Switzerland and Mexico are NSG members. On India’s engagement with the Swiss on the issue of black money, Jaishankar said: "We are in touch with the Swiss government under the DTAA (Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement) mandate and we have had some discussions on this and we have a few planned in the near future.…

Govt making efforts to reduce discrepancies in GDP data

Admitting to "some discrepancies" in the GDP data, which soared to Rs 2.14 lakh crore in 2015-16 or up to 1.9 per cent, Chief Statistician TCA Anant today said the government is making efforts to minimise them. Some discrepancies in national accounts will always be there because of delay in reporting of information by various agencies including state governments but the effort is to report data as accurately as possible, he said . Business Standard New Delhi, 04th July 2016

Bad year for public sector as banks bleed

Listed public sector firms, which represent the better part of the larger universe of state- owned firms, had a bad year with their combined profits plunging by 44 per cent on shrinking sales. The trouble was most pronounced in the banking sector but was not limited to it, as a couple of industrial sector firms also slipped into red. The numbers reiterate the challenge faced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he tries to balance the contradictory expectations of two of his key constituencies: reform- focused investors and nationalist hardliners. In aninterview to The Wall Street Journal a head of the second anniversary of his government last month, Modi said, “ In any developing country in the world, both the public and private sector have avery important role to play. You can’t suddenly get rid of the public sector, nor should you.” An analysis of 66 listed public sector firms, which recorded revenues of Rs.50 crore or more compiled by Business Standard Research Bureau showed that the…

Government unhappy with public sector banks’ recovery record

Displeased with the performance of public sector banks ( PSBs) in recovering dues during 201516, the government has asked lenders to “ seriously” speed up efforts to get back money from defaulting borrowers. Recovery efforts have not matched the exponential growth in gross non- performing assets ( gross NPAs). Most recovery is coming from writtenoff accounts, which are increasing every year. The total recovery by all PSBs was flat at Rs.1.28 lakh crore in 2015- 16 against Rs.1.27 lakh crore in 2014- 15, according to the finance ministry’s communication to the chiefs of state- owned banks. Within these recovered amounts, the share of writtenoff accounts has increased from 41 per cent in 2014- 15 to 46 per cent in 2015- 16. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is slated to review the performance of PSBs next Monday. Bank executives said PSBs, which had over 70 per cent share of the outstanding loans of the system, had accorded priority to recovering dues from defaulters, especially corporate …