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Guide to the Mandatory compliance of a Private Limited Company

1. Company Name Board- Every Company shall paint or affix the name and address of registered office and keep the same painted/affixed outside every office or place in which its business is carried on, in legible letters.
2. Letter Head of Company- Every Company shall get its n…

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The taxability of capital gains arising on transfer of title to land from the landowner to the developer in a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) can be summarised as under-

Determination of date of Transfer:

Sub-section (5A) in section 45 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 provides that the capital ga…

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India- Hong Kong Income Tax Agreement

Taxation In Hong Kong for Individuals

  • Hong Kong follows a territorial principle of taxation. Individuals are taxed only on income that has been earned in Hong Kong.
  • There is no Double taxation avoidance agreement between India and Hong Kong for the year 2018.
  • Assessment year : A year o…

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More disclosures in the Income Tax return

More disclosures are required in the Income tax returns which are recently notified in the new ITR Forms. This underlines the Government's stated objective of increasing the tax net and reducing the possibility of tax evasion.

The highlights are as follows:-

  1. More disclosures for shareho…

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Income Tax Forms - Which Form applicable for whom?

Form No.:ITR-1 SAHAJ - For individuals being a resident (other than not ordinarily resident) having total income upto Rs.50 lakh, having Income from Salaries, one house property, other sources (Interest etc.), and agricultural income upto Rs. 5,000/-.


This Form is not applicable –

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Tax on sitting fees and commission received by directors

Section 194J is for Fees for professional or technical services.

(ba) Any person, not being an individual or a Hindu undivided family, who is responsible for paying to a resident any sum by way of any remuneration or fees or commission by whatever name called, other than those on which tax is…

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Certain LTCG & STCG cannot be set off against basic exemption limit for NRI’s

For NRIs, certain special tax rate short term or long term capital gains from sale of investments or assets are taxed even if the total income is below the basic exemption limit. These include short term capital gains on equity shares and equity mutual funds where tax rate is 15% and long term capit…

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Tax deduction at source is not applicable from payment made to foreign shipping companies

Various representations have been received regarding the scope of sections 172, 194C and 195 of the Income-tax Act, 1961, in connection with tax deduction at source from payments made to the foreign shipping companies or their agents.

The clarification is as follows:-

Section 172 deals wit…

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A taxable person who has applied for surrender of GSTIN or whose GST Registration has been cancelled needs to file GSTR-10 or Final return after getting the cancellation order from GST Department. GSTR-10 is a statement of stocks held on the day immediately before the effective date of ca…

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Private Placement of Shares

A private company may issue securities through 3 methods to raise capital:-

a) Through the issue of bonus shares

b) Through the issue of right shares

c) Through private placement


Private Placement (Section 42) refers to an offer made to a particular group of persons by a company by…

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