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The latest updates on relevant areas of law, curated by our team to be the most useful to clients as well as fellow legal practitioners.


Exemptions – Obligations after recession of notification

29 July 2016

Recently two different High Courts in India have, in separate decisions, considered the question of continuation of obligations, under the exemption notifications, after the said notification has been rescinded.

Uniform price does not prove charging of tax from buyers

28 July 2016

Supreme Court has held that uniform pricing cannot be a ground to hold that the assessee was charging sales tax on the sale price of goods manufactured in the exempt unit.

Refund – Limitation when amount deposited on audit objection

28 July 2016

The assessee had deposited a sum as service tax with department on audit objection raised. Subsequently, show cause notice was issued demanding payment of service tax along with interest which included the amount deposited at audit objection stage.

IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) Regulations amended

06 July 2016

The IBC has undergone multiple amendments, since its inception in 2016.

India prepares for GST – Model Act released

15 June 2016

The Model Goods & Services Tax (GST) Act as prepared by the Empowered Committee has been released by the Indian Ministry of Finance on 14th of June.

GST in India – ‘Supply’ defined

15 June 2016

The taxable event for levy of Goods and Services Tax (GST) is ‘supply’ and hence Section 3 of the Model GST Act, released by the Finance Ministry yesterday (14th June 2016), covers the meaning and scope of ‘supply’.

GST Model Law in India – Credit mechanism specified

15 June 2016

Model Goods & Services Tax Act has been released by the Indian Finance Ministry on 14th of June. The Model Law amongst other details also provides mechanism for taking Input Tax Credit (ITC) in respect of defined inputs, capital goods and input services.

Guidelines for public issue of units of Infrastructure Investment Trusts

02 June 2016

The SEBI (Infrastructure Investment Trusts) Regulations, 2014 introduced the concept of Infrastructure Investment Trusts (‘InvITs’).

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code passed by Indian Parliament

02 June 2016

The Indian Parliament has passed the major economic reform Bill moved by the Government i.e. the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (‘Code’).

‘Due diligence’ means doing everything reasonable, not everything possible

02 June 2016

The Securities Appellate Tribunal on 13-5-2016,  has held that even though a merchant banker has to employ its own independent due diligence, in practice, it operates with a limitation that its due diligence is based on the material brought before it by the Issuer Company.

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