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Interest Equalization rate increases from 3% to 5% from MSME exporters

In order to help the exporter, it has been decided by the Government of India to increase w.e.f. November 02, 2018 Interest Equalisation rate from 3% to 5% in respect of exports by the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector manufacturers under the Interest Equalisation Scheme on Pre and Post Shipment Rupee Export Credit.  The Scheme is available to all exports under 416 tariff lines [at ITC (HS) code of 4 digits] and exports made by MSMEs across all …


MCA constitutes committee for finalizing ‘Business Responsibility Reporting’ format for cos.

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has constituted a committee for finalizing the Business  framework of the updated NVGs.
The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) & Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) shall render necessary secretarial assistance and logical support to the committee on BRR. MCA & ICSI shall jointly provide technical support to the committee.
The committee may devise its own procedure to conduct its meetings including inter alia invite any person of appropriate standing, knowledge, and …


Sebi may Make it Easier to Start up on Bourses

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) is planning to relax rules for listing of startups in India, which include giving promoters the flexibility to categorise themselves as ordinary shareholders and exempting them from the mandatory three-year lock-in period. The capital markets regulator may also free them from fiduciary responsibilities of a promoter, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said.
These measures, if implemented, are expected to benefit the global private equity-backed startups such as Ola, Flipkart …


Govt. prescribes procedure for online registration of Budgetary Support Scheme

Government is going to rollout online filing for processing of claims under Budgetary Support Scheme. The new scheme will be effective from 15th October 2018 and new procedure for online registration has been prescribed.
The scheme was essentially conceptualized and approved to operate in an automated environment. This would bring about better supervision, monitoring of pendency and utilization of allocated funds and generation of reports. DG, Systems, CBIC is looking after the work relating to automation of the scheme. The …

llp registratijon in India

MCA eases process for incorporation of LLPs; specifies new forms ‘RUN-LLP’ and FiLLiP

Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has notified amendment to the Limited Liability Partnership Rules, 2009 wherein process of incorporation of LLPs and reservation of their name have been amended in order to ease of doing business. Under revised norms, a new web based form ‘RUN-LLP’ has been introduced through which names of a LLP can be reserved without digital signature and Designated Partner Identification Number (DPIN). This form is very much similar to RUN web service reservation of name in …


Sebi to make listing start-ups attractive

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) may soon bring in a slew of changes to make it attractive for startups to list on the bourses.
Among other things, the regulator may broaden the definition of startups to include non-tech companies and allow them to list directly on the main board of stock exchanges under a separate segment.
The changes are part of the proposals prepared by a Sebi-appointed panel to revive startup listings. The regulator is expected to …

Tax adviser in India

2019 in Mind, Govt Moves to Ease Taxpayer Distress

‘End of tax terrorism’ was one of the political planks that had swung urban votes in favour of BJP in 2014. After four years, the government is making sure that the catchphrase does not come back to haunt it in 2019.
A few days ago, the chief of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) — the finance ministry arm which serves as the apex body for Income tax (I-T) — directed all principal chief (I-T) commissioners to closely monitor …

foreign company registration in India

´PoeM´ firms to be taxed at 40%

Foreign companies whose place of effective control are in India will have to shell out 40 per cent corporation tax against 30 per cent levied on domestic firms.
The Central Board of Direct Taxes has come out with clarifications for place of effective management (PoeM) through a notification for these companies.
Through PoeM, the government taxes companies located outside the country but controlled from India.
It applies to companies having annual turnover of more than Rs. 500 million.

Soon, govt


Fund of Funds to Provide Rs. 1L cr to Startups: Modi

Putting an end to the questions over effective utilisation of the ‘Fund of Funds’ under the Startup India initiative, the Prime Minister clarified that about Rs. 1,285 crore has been committed towards startups since the launch of the Rs. 10,000-crore fund in January 2016. In an interaction with young entrepreneurs from across the country, including cities such as Dehradun, Guwahati and Raipur, PM Narendra Modi said the fund of funds has helped venture capital firms in the country leverage investments …

Legal Shield in the Works for Foreign Investments

Legal Shield in the Works for Foreign Investments

The civil aviation ministry is likely to approach the Goods and Services Tax(GST) Council soon for bringing aviation turbine fuel(ATF) under the tax regime.
Current India is working on a framework that will provide legal backing for a stable and predictable foreign investment regime in the country as it looks to attract more capital to help create jobs and accelerate economic growth.
The law that is in the works in the finance ministry is aimed at promoting and protecting foreign …