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    1. RBI announces the limit for the stock of External Commercial Borrowings:

    RBI in consultation with the Government of India to have a rule-based dynamic limit for outstanding stock of External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) at 6.5 per cent of GDP at current market prices. Based on the GDP figures as on March 31, 2018, the soft limit works out to USD 160 billion for the current financial year. The outstanding stock of ECB as on September 30, 2018 stood at USD 126.29 billion.

    For more details, refer press release: 2018-2019/1422 dated December 20, 2018.

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    GST VALUATION OF STOCK TRANSFERS TO AGENTS, RELATED AND DISTINCT PERSONS

    Introduction:

    It has been a year since GST has rolled out. Though the trade is familiar with the concept of supply and valuation under GST law, yet few of them are facing certain practical difficulties in aligning their business to GST. In this article, we are going to touch up on the GST aspects relating to establishment of a branch, agent or any other related entity. 

    The Concept of Related Persons, Distinct Persons & Agents under GST Law:

    • Related persons mean a person who is a member of family, officer, director of another business, partners, employer and employee, a person or an entity who holds 25% or more voting stocks or shares in a company and they can either directly or indirectly controls the other. Related persons also include legal persons, and sole agent or sole distributor or sole concessionaire.
    • Distinct persons are the offices or establishments of a single entity which are located in different states for which more than one registration under GST is required to be obtained in each of the states in which such offices or establishments are located. Each such offices or establishments located in different states having separate registration shall be treated as distinct persons for GST law.
    • Agent means a person who acts in a way of representative character to supply or to receive goods or services or both on behalf of principal. Agent includes a factor, broker, commission agent and del credere agent etc.,

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    MCA UPDATES RULES, CIRCULARS, NOTIFICATIONS AND ORDERS ISSUED  DURING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER, 2018

     

    RULES 

    • Companies (Registered Valuers and Valuation) Fourth Amendment Rules, 2018, Dated: 13.11.2018. 

    Vide the said amendment rules, the Central Government has made some amendments/insertions to the Principal rules, in relation to the applicability of the valuation rules in relation to the types of valuations; giving relaxation to the qualifications for a person to become a Registered valuer, and the experience/qualification required for undertaking valuation in respect of the various asset classes. 

    http://www.mca.gov.in/Ministry/pdf/CompaniesRegisteredValuers4AmdtRules_13112018.pdf 

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    Introduction

    • ICAI has issued Accounting Standards and Standards on Auditing for performance of Statutory Audit and finalization of books of Accounts. Apart from those there is a set of standards which solely deals with internal audit. These set of standards are known as “Standard on Internal Audit”
    • In general terms, Standard on Internal Audit (SIA) are a set of systematic guidelines used by internal auditors to ensure the accuracy and consistency of their actions and reports;
    • Like any other standard, they provide the guidance in determining the nature, timing and extent of audit procedures that should be applied to fulfill the objective of Internal Audit;
    • They are the criteria or yardsticks against which the quality of the Internal Audit results are evaluated.
    • The Standards on Internal Audit are issued by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Apart from standards, ICAI has also issued the Guidance Notes.

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