GST draft rules propose advance ruling mechanism

Taxpayers can ascertain liabilities beforehand

by Natasha Nadkar

GST draft rules have proposed advance ruling mechanism to allow all categories of taxpayers to ascertain liabilities before undertaking any transaction related to supply of goods. This system allows taxpayers to approach the authority and seek clarifications regarding the decision provided by the authority on matters specified in the GST laws. The ruling aims to reduce litigation and attract foreign direct investment. The advance ruling will be treated as a revenue function and carried out directly by revenue authorities without being passed on to any quasi-judicial entity. An application for advance ruling or appeal has to be submitted online with fees amounting to Rs.5,000 or Rs.10,000, respectively.

References
1. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/friendly-advance-ruling-mechanism-to-smoothen-ride-under-gst-regime/articleshow/58288584.cms
CMIE STATISTICS
Unemployment Rate
Per cent
5.8 -0.0
Consumer Sentiments Index
Base September-December 2015
92.6 +0.2
Consumer Expectations Index
Base September-December 2015
91.9 +0.3
Current Economic Conditions Index
Base September-December 2015
93.7 0.0
Quarterly CapeEx Aggregates
(Rs.trillion) Mar 17 Jun 17 Sep 17 Dec 17
New projects 4.06 2.14 1.22 1.12
Completed projects 1.96 0.86 1.05 0.92
Stalled projects 0.74 2.67 0.67 0.93
Revived projects 0.86 0.30 0.29 0.23
Implementation stalled projects 0.33 0.69 0.73 0.58
Updated on: 23 Feb 2018 9:20AM
Quarterly Financials of Listed Companies
(% change) Mar 17 Jun 17 Sep 17 Dec 17
All listed Companies
 Income 10.2 9.7 7.9 11.9
 Expenses 11.9 10.0 9.0 12.9
 Net profit 16.4 -19.7 -16.8 -12.3
 PAT margin (%) 6.0 5.3 5.7 5.0
 Count of Cos. 4,472 4,460 4,439 4,279
Non-financial Companies
 Income 11.8 10.3 7.7 12.7
 Expenses 15.6 10.6 7.5 11.8
 Net profit -2.2 -25.2 -4.2 13.3
 PAT margin (%) 6.1 5.2 6.4 6.6
 Net fixed assets 6.9 9.2
 Current assets 2.7 78.8
 Current liabilities 8.9 11.0
 Borrowings 4.9 10.5
 Reserves & surplus 6.1 5.2
 Count of Cos. 3,455 3,444 3,418 3,326
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 23 Feb 2018 9:20AM
Annual Financials of All Companies
(% change) FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17
All Companies
 Income 10.0 5.4 1.5 6.8
 Expenses 9.9 5.5 1.7 7.1
 Net profit -2.5 0.3 -12.9 22.1
 PAT margin (%) 3.1 3.1 2.8 5.3
 Assets 12.3 9.5 10.1 8.3
 Net worth 9.7 8.5 11.7 7.4
 RONW (%) 6.1 5.9 4.9 7.9
 Count of Cos. 24,633 24,657 22,529 10,919
Non-financial Companies
 Income 9.7 4.6 0.6 6.7
 Expenses 9.4 4.8 0.0 7.6
 Net profit -3.1 -8.1 13.2 15.9
 PAT margin (%) 2.2 2.0 2.5 4.9
 Net fixed assets 11.7 13.3 17.4 7.2
 Net worth 8.3 6.9 12.4 5.4
 RONW (%) 5.0 4.7 5.1 8.5
 Debt / Equity (times) 1.1 1.1 1.0 0.8
 Interest cover (times) 2.0 1.9 1.9 2.7
 Net working capital cycle (days) 69 67 65 52
 Count of Cos. 19,858 20,066 18,861 8,566
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 21 Feb 2018 10:31AM

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