Budget 2021: Changes in Income Tax

The highly anticipated Budget 2021 was announced by Nirmal Sitharaman on the 21st of February. Except for a few tweaks here and there, personal income tax has been largely left unaltered. These tweaks are projected to boost compliance among taxpayers and tax experts have welcomed the changes. The approach was of convenience to boost compliance

What happens if you file ITR after the deadline?

The government of India provides the taxpayers with many extensions to file their ITR but after all, we’re humans and sometimes we fail to file it within time. The due date for filing ITR for the assessment year of 2020-2021 ended on January 10th, 2021. The usual deadline for filing tax returns for an individual

Conditions to claim the Input Credit Tax under GST

Input Tax is the tax levied by the supplier (registered taxpayer) for the supply of goods or services or both; to the buyer for the procurement of such goods or services or both- intended or entitled for use towards fulfilling his/her business activities.  The tax constituted on the issued tax invoice could be either by the

Benefits of using cloud software for filing TDS returns

The onslaught of the pandemic known as COVID-19 has touched and affected everything. It forced us to maintain a physical distance between each other, making it a requirement for us to find ingenious ways to work around the problem. Tax compliance and accounting, traditionally considered paper intensive projects, are a few of the functions that

Why should SMBs use Hosted Tax Software to File Taxes?

As governments around the world attempt to make their tax rules water-tight, there is a growing complexity that businesses have to manage while filing their taxes. Making mistakes while filing taxes could attract avoidable penal costs. Handling the increasing compliance requirements can be especially challenging for small and medium businesses (SMBs), who have limitations in

Types of deductions allowed to Salaried Individual in India

If you are a salaried individual, you would surely spend a lot of time juggling between your income and tax savings. To minimize this, there are a few tax deductions that you can avail of. To understand them, first let us understand the structure of the ITR-1 Tax Return form which is applicable to salaried

Eway bill generation a never-ending task

As seen in the previous article, E-way bills are something that businesses in several sectors have to generate on a regular basis as part of their daily operations. And while the process is not that complicated, it does take around 8-10 minutes to generate an E-way bill in each instance. However, an active business may

Accountants must for E-way bill generation in tally

Every time a transporter has to transport goods whose total value exceeds Rs. 50,000, the transporter needs to carry what is called an E-way Bill (Electronic-way Bill). An E-way bill is compulsory to have if the goods are being transported between different states. However, some states have also mandated E-way Bills for intra-state goods movement

How to generate an E-way Bill if the goods are rejected by the recipient

After the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Act was passed in India, there has been a significant push towards ensuring transparency of corporate transactions through increased stringency of compliance. One such compliance requirement is the necessity of generating an Electronic Way Bill (E-way Bill) on the GST Portal (ewaybillgst.gov.in)

Simple steps to file GSTR-3B and avoid mistakes

Before we look at how to file GSTR-3B, let us understand what it actually is. GSTR-3B refers to a monthly self-declaration that has to be filed by registered GST dealers in addition with GSTR 1 and GSTR 2 return forms. GSTR-3B is a simplified return that has to be filed for the purpose of declaring