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302nd Issue of Tax Connect

Tax Calendar

Due date Form/Return/Challan Reporting Period Description
13th June 2021 GSTR-6 May 2021 Due Date for furnishing summary of Outward and Inward Supplies for Taxpayers registered as Input Service Distributor
14th June 2021 Form 16B April 2021 The due date for issue of TDS Certificate for tax deducted under section 194-IA, Section 194-IB, and Section 194M
15th June 2021 Form 24G May 2021 The due date for furnishing by an office of the Government where TDS/TCS has been paid without the production of a challan
15th June 2021 Form 24G May 2021 The Due Date for furnishing of Form 24G has been extended from June 15, 2021, to June 30, 2021, vide Circular no. 9/2021, dated 20-05-2021
15th June 2021 Form 16 Jan-Mar 2021 Due Date for Quarterly TDS certificates (in respect of tax deducted for payments other than salary) for the quarter ending March 31, 2021
15th June 2021 ITNS-280 FY 2021-22 Due Date for the First installment of advance tax for all assessee
15th June 2021 Form 16 F.Y.2020-21 Certificate of tax deducted at source to employees in respect of salary paid and tax deducted.

The due date for the issue of a certificate of TDS in respect to tax deducted from the salary paid during the Financial Year 2020-21 has been extended from June 15, 2021, to July 15, 2021, vide Circular no. 9/2021, dated 20-05-2021

15th June 2021 64D FY 2020-21 Furnishing of the statement (in Form No. 64D) of income paid or credited by an investment fund to its unit holder.

The due date for furnishing of statement in Form no. 64D has been extended from June 15, 2021, to June 30, 2021, vide Circular no. 9/2021, dated 20-05-2021

15th June 2021 ESI/ECR PF Challan May 2021 Due Date for Payment of ESI/PF

 

Income Tax

Case Law

Sanjay Aggarwal V/s National Faceless Assessment Centre Delhi-2021 [Delhi High Court]

Brief: Return was processed under Section 143(1) – Infraction of the statutory scheme encapsulated in Section 144B

OUR COMMENTS: In the present case, Delhi High Court held that a careful perusal of clause (vii) of Section 144B (7) would show that liberty has been given to the assessee, if his/her income is varied, to seek a personal hearing in the matter. Therefore, the usage of the word ‘may’, to our minds, cannot absolve the respondent/revenue from the obligation cast upon it, to consider the request made for grant of personal hearing. Besides this, under sub-clause (h) of Section 144B (7)(xii) read with Section 144B (7) (viii), the respondent/revenue has been given the power to frame standards, procedures, and processes for approving the request made for according to personal hearing to an assessee who makes a request qua the same.

In several matters, It has been asked the counsels for the revenue as to, whether any standards, procedures, and processes have been framed for dealing with such requests. The response, which we have got from the standing counsels including Mr. Chandra, is that to the best of their knowledge, no such standards, procedures as also processes have been framed, as yet.

Conclusion – As incumbent upon the respondent/revenue to accord a personal hearing to the petitioner. As noted above, several requests had been made for a personal hearing by the petitioner, none of which were dealt with by the respondent/revenue. The net impact of this infraction would be that the impugned orders will have to be set aside. It is ordered accordingly.

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This brings us to Mr. Chandra’s submission that; the respondent/ revenue should be allowed to proceed afresh in the matter, in accordance with the law. To our minds, if the law permits the respondent/revenue to take further steps in the matter, the Court, at this stage, need not make any observations in that regard. If and when such steps are taken, and there is a grievance, the petitioner can take recourse to the relevant provisions of the Act. Hence, the case is decided in favour of the petitioner.

[In favour of the petitioner]

GST

Case Law

Bangalore Turf Club Limited And Mysore Race Club Limited Versus The State Of Karnataka-2021 [Karnataka High Court]

Brief: Levy of GST on gross amount – constitutional validity of Rule 31A(3) – carrying on the business of a race club, which includes layout and preparing any land for running of horse races, steeplechases of races of any other kind – entire bet amount received by the totalisator – Validity of amendments dated 25-01-2018 which inserted Rule 31A(3) to the CGST Rules.

OUR COMMENTS: In the present case, the Karnataka High Court has quashed the Union government’s rules to tax the whole of the betting amount in Bangalore Turf Club and Mysore Race Club Ltd.

A bench headed by Justice M Nagaprasanna gave the direction after hearing a petition by the two clubs, challenging the rules to bring the entire betting amount into the ambit of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime. The amendments inserting Rule.

The Hon’ble high court stated that betting is neither in the course of a business nor in furtherance of the business of the Petitioner for the purposes of the CGST Act as the Petitioner hold the amount received in the totalisator for a brief period in its fiduciary capacity for which it receives consideration in form of commission and once the race is over the money is distributed to the winners of the stake. Thus, the entire money held by the totalisator cannot be construed as a consideration in terms of Section 2(31) of the CGST Act. Noted that, Rule 31A(3) of the CGST Rules/ KGST Rules make the Petitioner a ‘supplier’ of bets but the Petitioner is not the supplier of bets and therefore, cannot be held liable to pay tax under the CGST Act. The service or supply that the Petitioner do is only of totalisator component. The Petitioner does not supply bets to the punters.

Held that GST cannot be levied on the entire bet amount received in the as it would take away the principle that tax can only be levied on consideration received under the CGST Act. The Court compared it to a stockbroker or a travel agent; both of whom are liable to pay GST only on the income i.e., the commission that they earn and not on all the monies that pass through them.

The totalisator is brought under a taxable event without it being so defined under the Act nor power being conferred in terms of the charging section which renders the Rule being made beyond the provisions of the Act. The same follows to the impugned KSGST Rules which are identical to the impugned CGST Rules. Therefore, Rule 31A(3) which does not conform to the provisions of the Act will have to be held ultra vires the enabling Act and consequently opens itself for being struck down.

Finally, the court held that the Petitioner is liable for payment of GST on the commission received for the services rendered through the totalisator and not on the total amount collected in the totalisator.

[In favour of the petitioner]

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