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Future of Accounting:- Cloud based solutions

Future of Accounting:- Cloud based solutions A couple of times, we have heard desktop based accounting is good and it will give more control over accounts and secrecy of data. Well, this blog aims at debunking the above statement. In … Continue reading

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Practical Issues on UDIN generation for Statutory Audit of Companies and important UDIN FAQs

Generation of Unique Document Identification Number (UDIN) is made mandatory for all other audit, assurance and attestation functions by ICAI w.e.f. 1st July, 2019. Therefore this is first year where the statutory auditor of companies (including private limited company) has … Continue reading

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Managing Wealth: 5 Lessons to Learn from the VG Siddhartha’s Letter

Just a week ago, who wouldn’t want to be like Mr. V G Siddhartha?   Mr. VG Siddhartha was a catalyst business tycoon and founder of the most successful coffee chain in India (Café Cofee Day), an early investor of successful … Continue reading

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Revised Auditor Report: Key Changes (Applicable for the financial year 2018-19)

Revised Auditor Report: Key Changes (Applicable for the financial year 2018-19) (Published in Chartered Accountants Association Ahmedabad May 2019 Journal) Click Here to download Audit Report Format Private Limited Company 2018-19 The auditor’s report is the key deliverable communicating the results of … Continue reading

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How to plan your investment in current scenario after Budget (No 2) 2019?

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Union Budget (No 2) 2019 takes us a step closer to achieving short term goal of becoming a $5 trillion economy by 2024. The biggest theme of the budget was Connectivity. In addition, it also addressed liquidity issues, relaxed investment … Continue reading

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Decoding Budget 2019 (No. 2) for NRIs: 11 important changes and their effect on NRI Investments and Taxation

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On July 5, the First full-time Female Finance Minister of India, Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman, presented the budget in the Parliament. While it may be a mixed bag for many, the one category it affect the most, and that too positively, … Continue reading

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Ind AS 116 : A Major Shift for Accounting by Lessees

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Ind AS 116 is effective from 1st April 2019 for all companies preparing their financials in compliance with Indian Accounting Standards by replacing Ind AS 17.  New standard requires Lessees to follow single accounting model for all leases.  For lessors, … Continue reading

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RBI Monetary Policy Review and What it means for investors

RBI in its bi-monthly Monetary Policy Review meeting decided to change the policy stance from calibrated tightening to neutral and to reduce the repo rate from 6.5% to 6.25%. This was mainly due to 1. Slowdown in global economy, 2. Low inflation (just 2.2% in December with … Continue reading

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Decoding Budget 2019: The Hidden Opportunity for Smart Investors to Create Tremendous Wealth

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The interim budget 2019 included few indicators properly placed in the budget speech, if identified and analyzed properly, could become a great opportunity for smart investors to create tremendous wealth in long term. This blog tries to explain and analyze … Continue reading

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Bank Statutory Audit 2017-18 : Useful Resources

Dear All, Creating a Common Pool of Materials/ Presentations/ Checklists / Circulars useful for Statutory Bank Audit :  Now next few weeks are crucial for practicing Chartered Accountants who have been allotted the statutory audit of Bank. The time is short … Continue reading

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Budget 2018 Proposal related to 10% LTCG on equity, its effect and expectations of stock market until March 31, 2018

The Finance Bill 2018 proposes to tax the long term capital gain (LTCG) on equity shares and equity mutual funds subject to STT @ 10% exceeding Rs. 1,00,000 from April 1, 2018. The LTCG on equity has been exempt from … Continue reading

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Budget Analysis for Investors: How to Efficiently Plan your Investments NOW for Maximum Benefit

Budget 2017 has proposed many important changes related to investments. Efficient Planning of your equity, debt as well as real estate investment could materially affect the investment returns. I have analyzed the effect of major changes proposed in the budget … Continue reading

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Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 Currency notes No longer valid in India from November 9, 2016 – An Analysis

“From midnight of November 8, 2016, Rs. 500 and Rs.1000 will cease to be legal tender. These notes are just papers from tomorrow,” said Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi. The announcement was made to combat black money, corruption, counterfeit currency … Continue reading

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Brexit and its effect on NRI Investments in India – An analysis

Understanding Brexit: Brexit means BRitain’s EXIT from the European Union (EU). EU is an economic and political partnership involving 28 European countries. It has grown to become a “single market” making goods and people to move within EU very easy. … Continue reading

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15CB, 15CA Procedures Updated: Understand new procedures applicable from April 1, 2016

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Finally, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) issues Notification no. 93/2015 dated December 16, 2015 that is both reasonable and practical for anyone making payment to a non-resident or an NRI remitting money outside India or transferring from NRO … Continue reading

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“Non Filing of Income Tax Return – Reg.” notice and Eye-opening Reality of Information Gathering by IT Department

Recently, the Income Tax Department (ITD) has become very aggressive in widening the tax base through identification of stop-filers and non-filers by issuing notices to  persons who it thinks may have filed the return. The notice would say,  ”The Income … Continue reading

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5 Speedbreakers on the highway of Ind AS Implementation

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Speedbreakers on the highway of Ind AS Implementation Financial reporting in India is passing through very remarkable moments owing to adoption of Indian accounting standards (Ind AS). For companies covered under Phase – 1 of mandatory Ind AS Financials, 1st … Continue reading

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