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2017

Regulatory Bodies in India Securities Exchange Board of India SEBI 


Securities Market and Need for a Regulator:

Amid many debates and differences, all economists agree that Securities market plays a vital role in the development of any economy. The Securities market is the backbone of an economy. Without a sustainable securities market, an economy cannot get the required finance to fund the development projects. Hence, for any economy to survive and grow in long run the presence of a well regulated and transparent securities market is a must. India is no exception to this fact. It is only through securities market that even a common man in India can become an investor in a multi-national company. The securities market ensures that savings are properly channelized so that sufficient finance is available where it is needed the most.

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2017

10 Reasons for Increasing Demand of Business Accounts in GST EraGST has brought a radical change in the way Corporate India pays taxes during the financial year. While implementing ‘One Nation, One Tax’ approach on July 1, 2017, the government has sent a clear message to the businesses that more transparency and openness in the business model must come with this biggest tax reform.

On one hand, GST has posed many challenges in front of Indian enterprises and on the other hand, it has opened the doors of opportunities for skilled business accountants. Yes, it’s true! An updated, tech-savvy, and experienced accountant can grab the opportunities offered by the GST regime.

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Top Five Challenges and Solutions of GST for AccountantsJuly 1, 2017 is a phenomenal date when India has made a history by implementing ‘One Nation, One Tax’ approach. Yes, GST (Goods and Services Tax) is indeed the biggest reform of our country that brings a few challenges and a lot of opportunities for our accountants. It is considered as a ‘Game Changer’ for Indian business as it will cause a long-lasting impact.

As we are passing through the transition phase from the traditional approach of many destination-based taxes to the one origin-based tax- GST regime, it is obvious that the accountants have to put extra efforts to grab the opportunities.

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Important Accounting Terminologies - "Deferred Revenue Expenditure"

The modern accounting system of double entry book keeping is based on certain principles and standards. One of them is the concept of matching costs with the revenue or benefits derived from such costs. However, in real life business scenario, not all income and costs directly match up with the goods and services sold or the assets purchased. In many cases, the cost is incurred at present but value received from such expenditure is actually delayed over time. According to generally accepted accounting principles, money and value should be matched whenever possible. This means that a business must account for expenditures that may not immediately generate profit in the current accounting period. 

While revenue expenditure is a simple concept, deferred revenue expenditure is slightly more complicated. In this case, the value received from the expenditure is not immediate.

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Goods and Services Tax is a game changer tax reform in India. Though Government has tried to keep the tax structure simple, there are still many misconceptions prevailing amid consumers. Not just businesses or tax professionals, the common consumers must also keep them well informed about GST so that we can discourage the malpractices by traders post GST implementation.

Charging GST over and above MRP Value:

Some shop keepers are found charging GST over and above MRP of the products. This is especially true in rural areas where consumer awareness is lower regarding GST rules. Please make sure you only pay the MRP. If any shop keeper is found charging GST over and above MRP, refuse to pay the same. Also, inform about such incidences to National Consumer Forum on toll free number or online.

2017

In the world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes
– Benjamin Franklin

  • Quoted above is the famous statement by Benjamin Franklin about the inevitability of taxes in our life. This has increasingly become a reality in India after the Central Government’s efforts to reduce tax evasion and to bring more and more people in the tax net with the help of policy measures and analytics. However, the Income Tax Act has kept some windows open for the people, particular in the middle income group, to reduce their tax burden smartly. These come in the form of deductions, exemptions etc.
  • One such window for us to save tax smartly is “Benefit of Shifting LTCG to Basic Exemption Limit”. The topic under discussion today is related to reducing tax liability arising from Long Term Capital Gain. Let us first understand briefly as what is long term capital gain?

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