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RBI Guidelines on Merchant Trade Transaction
Notification
CA. Kapil Mittal

RBI Guidelines on Merchant Trade Transaction

For the purpose of monitoring Merchant Trading Transactions, RBI has issued guidelines for Merchant Trade Transactions (“MTT”). These guidelines have been amended various times over the period of time based on changes in the market and transactions. The latest guidelines were issued vide circular No. RBI/2019-20/152 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.20 dated 23rd January, 2020.

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GST Amendments as recommended in 47th GST Council Meeting
Council Meetings
CA. Sachin Jindal

GST Amendments as recommended in 47th GST Council Meeting

47th GST Council meeting held on 28th June and 29th June 2022, GST Council recommended various amendments in GST Rate on goods and services to streamline GST refund due to inverted duty structure, removed various exemptions on goods and services, suggested changes to facility smooth trade operations. To give effect to GST amendments suggested by GST Council, CBIC has issued various notifications and circulars.

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ITC is not eligible on expense incurred on CSR Activities
Judgements
CA. Sachin Jindal

ITC is not eligible on expense incurred on CSR Activities

The power conferred under Rule 86A is very drastic. Power under Rule 86A should be invoked only if fraudulent ITC or ineligible ITC has been claimed by the assessee and the authority has recorded the reasons for the same in writing.

The authority is bound to record the reasons of invoking Rule 86A in writing and communicate such reasons to the assessee. On receipt of such reasons, the assessee is entitled to make his submission/objection requesting for lifting.

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GST is not applicable on consideration collection from employee for canteen services
Judgements
CA. Sachin Jindal

GST is not applicable on consideration collection from employee for canteen services

The Amneal Pharmaceuticals Private Limited (The Appellant), is providing food facilities to its 500 employees. Canteen is run by a third party, i.e., Canteen Service Provider, to provide food to the employees. The Appellant collects a portion of the price of the canteen service provider from the employees by way of deduction from their salaries. To determine whether GST is payable on the amount collected from the employee, the appellant filed an appeal before GAAR wherein Hon’ble GAAR held affirmative and decided that appellant is liable to pay GST on such amount.

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