Corporate Updates – 09-10-2017


The GST Council, in its 22nd Meeting has recommended various facilitative changes to ease the burden of compliance on small and medium businesses. Some of the welcome changes are Registration and operationalization of TDS/TCS provisions to be postponed till 31st March, 2018; The e-way bill system to be introduced in a staggered manner with effect from 1st January, 2018 and will be rolled out nationwide with effect from 01st April 2018. The last date for filing the return in FORM GSTR-4 by a taxpayer under composition scheme for the quarter July-September, 2017 shall be extended to 15th November 2017. The last date for filing the return in FORM GSTR-6 by an input service distributor for the months of July, August and September, 2017 shall be extended to 15th November 2017. Invoice Rules to be modified to provide relief to certain classes of registered person. Suspension of the reverse charge mechanism u/s 9(4) of the CGST Act, 2017 and u/s 5(4) of the IGST Act, 2017 till 31st March 2018. Changes in Composition Schemes to simplify compliance structures for the tax payers. The taxpayers having annual aggregate turnover up to Rs. 1.5 crores shall not be required to pay GST at the time of receipt of advances on account of supply of goods. The GST on such supplies shall be payable only when the supply of goods is made.


IBBI has amended the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons)Regulations, 2016 and Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Fast Track Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) Regulations, 2017. According to the amended regulations, a resolution plan shall include a statement as to how it has dealt with the interests of all stakeholders, including financial creditors and operational creditors, of the corporate debtor.

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