TDS/ TCS provision under GST: See all Details

TDS/ TCS provision under GST, Central Government vide notification No.50-Central Tax-Dated 13-09-2018 & notification No.51-Central Tax-Dated 13-09-2018 has appointed 1stday of October 2018 as the date on which the provision of Sec 51 (TDS) & Sec 52 (TCS) shall come into force. 1. Who is required to Deduct TDS under GST Section 51 of the CGST Act, 2017 has prescribes the authority and procedure for ‘Tax Deduction at Source’ As per section 51(1), the following class of person shall be required to deduct tax at source @2% ( CGST  1% + SGST 1%)  on the payment made or credited to the supplier where the total value of supply under a contract exceed Rs.2,50,000/-excluding GST: (a) a department or establishment of the Central Government or State Government; or (b) local authority; or (c) Governmental agencies, or (d) Following categories of person has been notified vide Notification No.33/2017-Central Tax Dated 15th Sept 2017 under clause 51(1)(d) a. an authority or a board or any other body, – (i) set up by an Act of Parliament or a State Legislature; or (ii) established by any Government, with fifty-one percent or more participation by way of equity or control, to carry out any function; b. […]

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How to revive a Lapsed Insurance Policy

Failure to pay the premium of a life insurance policy before the due date results in the policy lapse you can revive lapsed insurance policy. The cover ceases to be available once the policy lapses. It is possible to revive a lapsed life insurance policy subject to fulfillment of conditions. Life insurers also come up with special campaigns for the revival of lapsed policies with concession or waiver of penalties. Time A lapsed policy can be revived only if it has not crossed a certain period from the date on which the policy lapsed. This period is typically specified by the insurance company. Eligibility to revive a policy also depends upon the type of policy. Visit insurer branch The policyholder should visit the insurance company’s branch and get a revival quote. The revival quote will be typically a sum of all premiums due on the policy. This amount needs to be paid to the insurance company to revive the policy. Medical report Depending on the age of the policyholder and policy amount, a declaration of good health needs to be submitted. In case the policyholder has a medical history or is mandated to do a checkup, a medical report will have […]

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GST Refund Claim Process Simplified : See all the Details here

GST refund claim process simplified as it became a big issue for businesses amid liquidity problems. As per the finance ministry now submission of print out of form GSTR-2A will be sufficient to claim Goods and Service Tax refunds as against providing invoices in respect of all purchases for a given month. GSTR-2 A is a purchase return that is auto-generated by the system. And as per the government notification, the form will serve as the evidence using which claimants can avail of input tax credit or ITC. But in cases where the form GSTR 2 does not features all the details in respect of the invoices against which input tax credit is being claimed, the authorities may ask for the physical copy of invoices. The notification by the government further clarified that wherein GSTR 2A carries all of the details of the invoices, officials cannot ask for a copy of invoices. In the previous GST refund fortnights convened to expedite the GST refund settlement process, the government has cleared claims of exporters of more than Rs. 54,0000 crore till July. How to Claim GST Refund? The refund application has to be electronically submitted in Form RFD 01 within 2 years […]

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If Aryabhatta invented 0 then how do we know that Ravana had 10 heads?

We know that this was spread by few idiots and this was firstly I found on a page run by the peaceful community. Then after, a person with no brain forwarded it widely without having proper knowledge. Ravana has 10 head, Kauravas were 100 and Sahastrarjun had 1000 arms years before the invention of zero. There was number system in existence much before in all civilizations including India. But there was not zero and it’s applications. Brahmi lipi was used widely to write Sanskrit slokas in ancient India. If you see number system in the Brahmi lipi. Here it is… Now, if you want to write 11 in brahmi number you have to write the symbol of ten in ten digit and the symbol of one in unit digit. Here is the number system and it’s representation in Sarada Lipi. (Zero was added in this because it Sarada Lipi was developed in 3rd century.) Similar for Devanagari script which is popularly used to write Hindi and Sanskrit. Aryabhatta invented zero that means he thought that some number like zero exists and one can represent Ten as Symbol of one as ten digit and Symbol of zero as unit digit. This was firstly added in Bakhshali Manuscript and then it was added in other Lipis. Later on, Sridharacharya […]

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What is Post Office Monthly Income Scheme ( POMIS )

What is Post Office Monthly Income Scheme? 1. Post Office Monthly Income Scheme Post office offers POMIS among a host of banking products and services, under the purview of the Finance Ministry. Hence, it is highly reliable. It is a low-risk MIS and generates a steady income. You can invest up to Rs. 4.5 lakhs individually or Rs. 9 lakhs jointly, and the investment period is 5 years. Capital protection is its primary objective. For instance, if Sharma has invested Rs. 5 lakhs in the post office monthly investment scheme for 5 years. As mentioned above, the interest rate is 7.3%. His monthly income will be Rs. 3250 for that period. Postmaturity, he can withdraw his 5 lakhs, either from any post office or get it to his savings account via Electronic Clearance Service. 2. Features & Benefits of Post Office Monthly Income Scheme Capital protection: Your money is safe until maturity as this is a government-backed scheme. Tenure: The lock-in period for Post Office MIS is 5 years. You can withdraw the invested amount when the scheme matures or reinvest it. Low-risk investment: As a fixed income scheme, the money you invested is not subject to market risks and is quite safe. Start small: You can start […]

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Income Tax Department makes changes in PAN application form

The Income Tax Department on Tuesday announced certain changes to the application form for PAN or Permanent Account Number. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the apex policymaking body of the Income Tax Department, amended the income tax rules and said that quoting of father’s name in Permanent Account Number (PAN) application forms would not be mandatory in certain cases, according to news agency Press Trust of India. Quoting of a PAN, which is an identification number assigned to income tax assessees in the country, is required for financial transactions such as the opening of a bank account and filing of income tax returns (ITR). The amended rules provide that furnishing of father’s name will not be mandatory for a person whose mother is a single parent. The new rules will become applicable from December 5, the agency reported citing a CBDT notification. Here are five things to know about the changes made to the PAN application form by the Income Tax Department: 1. The Income Tax Department said that the application forms from December 5 would give an option to the applicant as to whether the mother is a single parent and the applicant wishes to furnish the name of the mother only. […]

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Submit Life Certificate By November 30: Steps to get a life certificate

Steps to get a life certificate Pensioners should submit their life certificate by November 30, 2018 in order to continue receiving their pension, said State Bank of India (SBI), country’s largest lender, on its official Twitter handle- @TheOfficialSBI. The certificate can be submitted either by visiting the branch or by directly submitting it online, from the comfort of home. “The Jeevan Pramaan initiative makes life simpler for pensioners. In just a few clicks, you can submit your Aadhaar based digital life certificate,” the lender said in a series of tweets. Jeevan Pramaan, an Aadhaar-based digital certificate, was launched by the government on November 10, 2014. With the help of Jeevan Pramaan, the whole process of securing the certificate has been digitalized. Since the entire process is primarily Aadhaar based, digital certificate submitted by the pensioner can be authenticated only when pensioners’ accounts are seeded with their Aadhaar number, noted SBI on its portal- sbi.co.in. This initiative is in addition to the existing system of physical submission of life certificate by pensioners at the pension disbursing branches or any branch of the bank at his/her convenience. A physical certificate will continue to be accepted from pensioners if preferred by him/her, mentioned SBI. […]

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5 Simple Ways To Spot Fake Gold – 5 Different Ways

Spot Fake Gold: Collectors of gold know that this precious metal has unique properties that can be identified through careful examination. You can learn to identify genuine gold and avoid being misled through devious practices. Protect your assets and be certain that the gold you buy matches the published claim. How to Test Gold Jewelry / Spot Fake gold Jewelers make an impression in each gold piece of jewelry designed and crafted from genuine molten gold bullion. On necklaces and bracelets, this stamp is on, or near, the clasp. Rings have a stamp somewhere on the inside surface. A jeweler’s loupe is sometimes required to see the tiny stamp placed on fine gold jewelry. The jewelry stamp will include the karat, also called the purity, of the piece, such as 14K or 24K. Close to this stamp is the manufacturer’s stamp, which further clarifies genuine gold jewelry. You might have an older piece of jewelry that does not have a jewelry mark, which could make you wonder if the piece is counterfeit. You will want to conduct additional tests on the piece. The Acid Test to spot fake gold All precious metals can be tested through the use of an acid […]

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Zero Balance Savings Account From Top Indian Banks: A Comparison

A Zero Balance Savings Account, also known as a basic savings bank deposit (BSBD) account does not obligate the customer to hold a minimum running balance every month as prescribed by the bank. These also come with debit/ATM card and net banking facilities. If you are looking at options to open such an account, here is a comparison on features of 4 leading public and private banks that provide their customers with BSBD account facility. State Bank of India (SBI) A BSBD account can be opened at an SBI branch as a single or joint account holder. A basic RuPay Debit/ATM card will be provided as a part of the banking facilities, free of charge. Receiving an amount through electronic internet transfer, depositing cheques issued by the central/state government, reactivation of inoperative accounts and closure of accounts is free of charge. Interest earned on these accounts will be the same as a regular savings account, that is 3.5 percent per annum for deposits up to Rs 1 crore. HDFC Bank An HDFC Bank BSBD account comes with a free Rupay debit/ATM card and passbook facility. Cash and cheque deposit facility at the bank’s branches and ATM are also not charged with a […]

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SBI account holders, transfer money online without adding beneficiary

SBI ‘Quick Transfer’: For all money transfers via internet banking, generally we have to first register the beneficiary. State Bank of India (SBI) customers can do this without adding the beneficiary. However, there is a limit of Rs 25,000. SBI had introduced ‘Quick Transfer’ facility a few months ago. “Simplify life with the #QuickTransfer service that doesn’t require you to add a beneficiary to #TransferFunds up to ₹25000/- per day (₹10000/- per transaction). Download the SBI Anywhere Personal app and avail of the benefit along with many more,” the bank had tweeted in July this year. As per the official website of India’s largest public lender, you can transfer funds without beneficiary registration through the Quick Transfer facility. “By using the ‘Quick Transfer’ facility, you can send small value of remittances up to Rs 10,000/day to a third party without registration of beneficiary.” How to use Quick Transfer – Login to OnlineSBI -Go to ‘Payments/Transfers’ tab -Click on ‘Quick Transfer’ link What HDFC, ICICI, Axis, PNB, BoB offer ‘Quick Transfer’ facility is not provided by HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Punjab National Bank and Bank of Baroda. However, you can send money immediately through IMPS after registering the beneficiary on the […]

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What Is Rafale Deal Controversy?

Rafale Deal Controversy India and France signed a deal for buying 36 Rafale fighters on September 23, 2016. In April 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that India will buy 36 French-manufactured Rafale fighter jets off-the-shelf from Dassault, the French aircraft builder, and integrator. The Rafale was chosen in 2012 over rival offers from the United States, Europe and Russia. The step was needed to upgrade India’s ageing fleet. The original plan was that India would buy 18 off-the-shelf jets from France’s Dassault Aviation, with 108 others being assembled in India by the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited or HAL in Bengaluru. The Modi-led BJP government, however, rowed back from the commitment of the last UPA government to buy 126 Rafales, saying the twin-engined planes would be too expensive and the deal fell through after nearly decade-long negotiations between India and France. There were a lot of hiccups over costs of the aircraft. However, faced with the dipping number of fighters and a pressing need to upgrade the Indian Air Force, Prime Minister Narendra Modi intervened and decided to buy 36 “ready-to-fly” fighters instead of trying to acquire technology from Dassault and make it in India. Soon after the deal […]

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PUBG Mobile UPDATE TIME: Sanhok Release – 0.8 Patch Notes iOS, Android

  PUBG Mobile UPDATE On PUBG Mobiles Discord group, a Tencent developer reiterated the earlier message that the games new update would be a staggered release starting September 12 (that’s today!) between 00:00 and 08:00 UTC. This means that some players might not be able to jump into all the excellent RIGHT NOW. Invariably there will be the odd question on Reddit such as: “I don’t have the download yet? When’s Sanhok coming out/ how do I download it?” The answer is pretty much, when it’s ready, which judging from comments by the dev team, should be, at the very latest, 9 am BST on September 12. Stay tuned for updates… ORIGINAL STORY – PUBG Mobile is back online and Sanhok is here. The new map has been shown off along with the new 0.8.0 Patch Notes after eight hours of server maintenance overnight.The games latest trailer can be viewed below. And in keeping with the small map, Tencent has kept the video’s description brief, telling fans: “Welcome to Sanhok! Enjoy the battle royale in this 4KM* 4KM jungle map.” Short and sweet. Want to know when it launches? Unfortunately, it’s not today, despite the small bit of confusion in […]

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Government-run Airports to offer Tea, Snacks at Affordable Rates

The Airport Authority of India (AAI) said that airports to offer tea, snacks at affordable rates at some counters in government-run airports in the country. The counters have already started offering a few beverages and packaged drinking water at affordable prices for the passengers benefit, said an AAI official. The move comes after purposeful complaints by passengers about the sky-high rates charged for food and beverages at the terminals of the airports. HAS BEEN AN ISSUE RAISED IN PARLIAMENT The issue has also been raised by MPs in Parliament time and again. In March this year, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram had taken to Twitter to vent his ire over the high price of a cup of tea at the Chennai airport, which he declined to have. The AAI official said the counters will be available in more than 90 airports across the country, barring the big ones such as New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru which are operated by private players. AIR TRAVEL AND PRICES These days, air travel hasn’t remained confined to the elite only. People from all segments of the society are travelling by air, especially after the UDAN scheme was launched, but have limited options when paying […]

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How to avail discounts, cashbacks on online train ticket bookings

How to avail discounts, cashbacks on online train ticket bookings In what comes as good news to Indian Railways passengers, various online e-wallet service providers like Paytm and PhonePe are offering attractive discounts and cashback offers for booking railway tickets online, this festive season. The discounts can be availed for bookings done through IRCTC website or app, or these mobile wallet applications. Here’s how you can avail all these discounts and cashback offers. Fact: List of the various e-wallets for booking train tickets online The various digital wallet platforms that can be used to book train tickets online are MobiKwik, Paytm, PhonePe, and BHIM/UPI app. All these offer attractive cashback deals on train ticket bookings done through them. MobiKwik, PhonePe: Cashback offers from MobiKwik and PhonePe E-wallet service provider, MobiKwik is offering a Supercash of 10% on total train ticket booking amount, for making online booking payments through their platform. On the other hand, homegrown e-commerce giant Flipkart’s very own e-wallet service, PhonePe has come up with up to Rs. 100 cashback on online train ticket bookings, by offering Rs. 50 off on first two transactions by the passengers. Paytm, BHIM: Cashback and discounts offered by Paytm and BHIM/UPI app […]

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PNB Customers: you would Not Be Able To Transact Via Non-CTS Cheques soon

If you have an account with state-run lender Punjab National Bank (PNB) and deal frequently in cheques then you should pay heed to this news piece promptly. As customers who still possess Punjab National Bank non CTS cheques will not be able to make payments via such cheques after December 31, 2018. PNB Customers: You Will Not Be Able To Transact Via Non CTS Cheques The apex bank RBI has asked the banking fraternity to do away with Non-CTS cheques as the newly introduced CTS-compliant cheques are safe and easier when it comes to making payments using them. So, the bank has asked its customers to get their Non-CTS compliant cheque book replaced immediately. This is due to the fact that these cheques will not be honored for clearance in the system with effect from January next year. Banks have been directed by the RBI to issue only CTS-2010 standard cheques to their customers. Also, the central bank has said, “Banks shall not charge their savings bank account customers for issuance of CTS-2010 standard cheques when they are issued for the first time”. The guidelines for issuance of CTS-2010 standard cheques were notified way back in the year 2010. It is […]

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