Tax Amicus: October 2015

Will GST continue with distortions of existing tax structure? Article in this issue of Tax Amicus discusses various complications of the existing indirect tax structure and concludes that the transition into GST may not be as smooth for the industry as is generally made out in certain media presentations.

Tax Amicus: September 2015

September issue of Tax Amicus covers an article which discusses the question as to whether ‘Total’ Cenvat credit is to be considered for reversal formula under Rule 6 of Cenvat Credit Rules. According to the author, where inputs or input services are exclusively used in the manuf

Tax Amicus: August 2015

Article Section of this month’s Tax Amicus carries an article titled ‘Refund of excess customs duty paid under self-assessment system’. This article discusses about the issues and implications in obtaining refund under the Indian Customs law when the importer is required to

Tax Amicus: July 2015

Tax Amicus of July 2015 covers an article on ‘GST and centralized registration’. In this article the author briefly discusses and shares thoughts on the probable impact of GST on service providers who have opted for centralized service tax registration at present. Noti

Tax Amicus: June 2015

Department of Consumer Affairs has amended Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 and the article included in June, 2015 issue of Tax Amicus discusses in detail the amendments made, and elaborates as to how these changes have opened a Pandora’s box of practical difficulties

Tax Amicus: May 2015

The new Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) has introduced a specific provision in Para 3.15 clarifying that exporters shall be entitled for duty drawback of the basic customs duty apart from the Cenvat credit or duty drawback of additional duties of customs debited in the scrip. In view of this prov

Tax Amicus: April 2015

Service Tax is leviable on all services other than services which are specified under the negative list but trading (which is buying and selling of goods) is not a service and therefore it is specified under the negative list. This is to overcome the recent judgment of CESTAT, Ahmedabad in w

Tax Amicus: March 2015

Latest amendment in the notification relating to exemption for supplies to International Competitive Bidding has been analysed by the author in the article in this issue. According to the article, domestic manufacturers may place reliance on the words “mutatis mutandis” in the pr

Tax Amicus: February 2015

Transfer of Status Holder Incentive Scrip (SHIS) is the topic of discussion in this month’s article. Discussing the question as to whether mere issuance of sale invoice in favour of broker / intermediary by the seller status holder would amount to transfer of scrip, the author is of th

Tax Amicus: January 2015

The dispute regarding determination of place of provision of entertainment to find out the jurisdiction of State which has the power to levy Entertainment Tax is discussed at length by the author in the article covered in this month´s issue of Tax Amicus.