Author: CA Tarannum Khatri

Gujarat Modified Budget highlights 2014-15

Gujarat modified budget highlights (2014-15) are as under Reduction in tax credit to 1% (before rate 2%) for purchase of goods made within the state and used in interstate sale. This change will be applicable from 1/10/2014. Benefits of this changes is not available to petroleum products and natural gas. Exemption to LPG gas for domestic use in the state has been deleted. New mechanism will be applied for gas companies. In state, many civil work contract and developer has evaded work contract tax. Work contract tax rate for lump sum payment is 0.6% with effect from 2003. To collect the tax retrospectively, the government will announce the scheme for payment of lump sum tax on work contract. The payer can get exemption from interest and penalty.The scheme shall be effective for 180 days. Stamp duty for transfer of immovable property will be increased at 3.5% from 1%. If partner brings immovable property in partnership firm as capital, stamp duty at the rate of 3.5% will be levied on that transfer. This changes will be for credibility of partnership firm. Change in Motor Vehicle Tax Rs. 800 per year on per 1000 kilometers or part thereof will be levied on goods carriage vehicles having gross vehicle weight exceeding 7500 kilometers. The rate of motor vehicle tax on designated omni bus and luxury or tourist designated omnibuses licensed to carry 6...

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How to become a chartered accountant

CA is profession of dignity, honor and accuracy. Before 6 years I had also the dream to become CA and before 1.5 year I have achieved the dream.  If you have also dream to become a CA, you should have some knowledge about the scheme of study, training and syllabus of CA. Else you will waste your 1 to 2 years finding the real path for becoming CA or thinking that should I join CA or not? Is it really hard? Will I pass etc? There are two ways for joining the course: CPT route or Direct entry route [sociallocker id=”442″]CPT route Enroll with institute for CPC exam after 10th exam or 12th exam. After passing 12th exam, You can give the examination of CPC after 60 days from enrollment of CPC to 1st day of the month in which the examination will be held. In short if you want to give exam in December month, you have to enroll before 1st October for CPT and if you want to give exam in June month, you have to enroll before 1st April. CPC syllabus One paper : two sessions : 4 hours timing: objective questions session 1: Fundamental of Accounting-60 Marks Mercantile laws- 40 marks Session 2: General economics – 50 Marks Quantitative aptitude-50 Marks   Course fees : Rs. 6000 Passing criteria : Minimum 30% marks in each...

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wealth tax amended rule 2014

On 23th June, 2014, CBDT announced rules 2014 for wealth tax return. These rules shall be come into the force on the date of publication in official gadgets. Rule 3 of wealth tax rules , 1957 shall be substituted with rule named form of return of wealth tax. According to rule, For wealth tax return for assessment year 2013-14 and earlier year, individual , HUF and company can file return in FORM BA and verified it manner prescribed earlier. for assessment year 2014-15 and there after, Individual, HUF and company has to file return in FORM BB.(new form) and verified in the manner prescribed . For assessment year 2014-15 , the return of net wealth under sub rule 1 shall be filed electronically with digital signature. Still, individual or HUF  to whom section 44AB of the income tax not applicable can file return of income in paper form for assessment year 2014-15. There is no requirement to attach documents – computation of tax payable, valuation certificate, proof of interest paid, copy of any account with form BB while filling return. Director general of income tax shall specify the policies , formats , standards for filling wealth tax return and secure transmission of data. You can download FORM BB from following link Click here for...

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6 things should be kept in mind while clubbing of income

  Income earned on income shall not be clubbed: seems confusing right? Don’t worry, I will make it easy. If Mr. A transfers house to Mrs. A and Mrs. A has rented it and earned income. Mrs. A, further, invests this rent income in FD and receives interest. In this case, rent income shall be clubbed with income of Mr. A but Interest income on FD shall not be clubbed with income of Mr. A as it is income earned on income.   Income on accretion of asset shall not be clubbed: Mr. A transfers shares to Mrs. A, Mrs. A receives dividend income. This income will be clubbed in the hands of Mr. A. Now Mrs. A receives bonus shares for shares held by her. Dividend income on those bonus shares shall not be clubbed with income of Mr. A but shall be taxable in the hands of Mrs. A.     Clubbing provision for interconnected transactions: Some taxpayers are smart and they transfer assets not to relatives but to relatives of friends or third party. In that case also, clubbing provision will apply. Taking one example, Mr.A gifts Rs. 20 lacks to Mrs. P. without consideration and Mr. P gifts Rs. 20 lacks to Mrs. A without consideration. Technically clubbing provision will not apply here but as per judgment of the case of CIT vs Keshavji Morarji...

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Clubbing provision for income of minor child

Q. is clubbing provision applicable for income of children? Ans. Yes, if asset is transferred without adequate consideration to minor child (not minor married daughter) , the income arising from that asset will be clubbed with income of transferor. There is also another provision under section 64(1A). According to this section, income arising to minor child shall be clubbed with income of parent. Q. will income be clubbed with father’s income? Ans. When marriage of parents subsists, Income will be clubbed with the income of parent whose total income, excluding the income to be clubbed, is greater. If marriage of parent does not subsist, income will be clubbed with the parent who maintains the minor child in the previous year. Once income is clubbed, it will not be clubbed with other parent in next year. If assessing officer is satisfied with changing the option, he allows clubbing the income with other parent after giving opportunity to be heard. Q. is there any exemption for clubbing of minor child’s income? Ans. There is exemption up to Rs. 1,500 for each minor child. Q.Is there any exemption available for income of minor married daughter? Ans. No, there is no exemption u/s 64 (1A). Q. Is there any income on which clubbing provision will not apply? Ans. Yes, following incomes will not be clubbed with parent’s income. Activity which requires special skill,...

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