Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Now cost accountant, company secretary will also able to do tax audit under proposed Direct Tax Code

Tax Audit under the Income Tax Act is currently allowed to be conducted only by the Chartered Accountant but Proposed Direct Tax Code 2013 allows Tax Audit not only by Chartered Accountant but also by Company Secretaries and Cost Accountants. 
Clause 88 of the Proposed Direct Tax code prescribes who needs to get the book audited under the direct tax code 2013 and it further says that the same needs to be audited by an accountant. 

The Term accountant is been defined in Clause 320(2) which says that accountant means Chartered Accountants , Company Secretaries , Cost Accountants any person having such qualifications as the Board may prescribe, for the purposes specified in this behalf.

Key Takeaways from 27th GST Council Meeting

GST Council today in its 27 th meeting approved principles for filing of new return design based on the recommendations of the Group...