Blockchain - What is it and how it works?

The Blockchain is the much talked about technology behind Bitcoin but it is not just limited to the Cryptocurrency. In the words of Don & Alex Tapscott, authors Blockchain Revolution, “The blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.” How does it work? The word Blockchain is made of two words ‘Block’ and ‘Chain’ where Block consists of the information which is stored digitally in the blocks and then…

TDS Non Compliance- Here is what you should know

TDS stands for Tax deducted at source, and as the name specifies, under TDS, every person who is responsible for making specific payments like interest, rest, salary etc. must deduct a certain amount as tax before making such payment in full to any person. Basic provisions of TDS: Every person responsible for deducting or collecting the tax is required to obtain TAN (Tax Deduction Account NumberIt is mandatory to quote TAN in all TDS returns.Tax shall be deducted or collected at source at the applicable rate of TDS.Amount of TDS received shall…

Umang App - The new age App by the Government

Umang app also known as Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance, provides a unified platform for all Indian citizens to avail various Central and State government services. The app can be used by people all over India to access 327 Government services and 73 applications in 17 states. The app supports 13 Indian languages including Hindi and English. Umang app was launched by the Government of India with the main objective of speeding up the process of embracing digital payment transactions and fast-track mobile governance in India.…
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New ITR Form - What you need to know?

The Income Tax Department has introduced the new Income tax return form with some major changes in the form. The new ITR forms for the assessment year 2018-19 mandate the taxpayers to provide detailed information about their incomes including their GST number and turnover and the salaried class assesses to provide their salary breakup.  For the first time, a penalty will be levied on returns filed after the due date. The new Income Tax Returns have been uploaded on the official website of the income tax department ( To…

File your FORM GSTR 1/3B/4 on GST Portal without late fee, during the period 22.12.2018 to 31.03.2019

It is to inform you that, late fee payable on filing of Form GSTR 1, Form GSTR 3B & Form GSTR 4, pertaining to the tax period from July 2017 to September 2018, if filed between the period 22ndDecember 2018 till  31st March 2019, has been completely waived off. Thus, now no late fee will be charged from taxpayers in respect of their filing of Form GSTR 1, Form GSTR 3B or Form GSTR 4, pertaining to period July 2017 to September 2018, if filed between the period from 22nd December 2018 till 31st March, 2019. You are therefore…

FORM GSTR 9 – What you need to know about it?

FORM GSTR 9 is an annual return that should be filed by the taxpayers who are registered under GST. It should be filled by even those who are registered under the composition Levy scheme. In GSTR 9 form, you would see various information related to supplies received and done during the whole year under various tax heads such as CGST, SGST and IGST. You should also understand the types of return under GSTR-9 form. There are four different types of form under the GSTR-9 forms. These forms are as follows: GSTR 9 – This form should be filed…
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Government weighs the idea of GST E-way bill link with FASTag

The Government is looking to link the GST network (e-Way bill) with FASTag mechanism of the National Highways Authority of India and Logistics Data Bank  services of the Delhi Mumbai Industrial corridor. For those who are not aware of what FASTag is, it is a device that with the help of Radio Frequency Identification technology enabled toll payments directly from the prepaid or savings account linked to it. The tag is pasted on the windscreen of the vehicle thus enabling the commuter to drive the plaza without having to stop by at the toll…

GSTR-9A – Everything that you should know about before availing the Composition Scheme

The GSTR-9A is a simplified annual return for the business owners who are looking to avail the Composition Scheme under the GST regime. The return would consist of all the quarterly returns filed by the compounding dealers/vendors in that financial year. Simply, the form consists of all the information provided in the quarterly returns by the composition taxpayers during that financial year. You would need to file the GSTR-9A form annually by 31st December following the financial year which is being reported. For instance, an Individual who is…

NFRA – National Financing Reporting Authorities and its Powers

National Financing Reporting Authority was approved by the Central Government this year to ensure better regulation in the financial audit of the large companies. NFRA is an independent regulator that supervises the auditing professions. Central Government took the decision to approve this regulatory authority post the report of Standing Committee on Finance in its 21st report. In addition to that, the Cabinet has also approved various posts within the regulator. These posts would be of a Chairman, one secretary and three full-time members.…