Tax Audit Criteria for FY 2020-2021

Audit, Income Tax
Introduction Section 44AB of the income tax act, 1961 lays down the conditions for applicability of tax audit. Tax Audit has been an important tool to increase the efficiency of tax administration and curb the menace of tax evasion. However, recently the government has taken many steps towards relaxing the compliance burden of small taxpayers and has been committed to increase the ‘ease of doing business’ .The provisions of applicability of tax audit have undergone major amendments vide Finance Act 2016 and 2020. Albeit the provisions were made to reduce the compliance burden, they have increased the confusion among the taxpayers regarding applicability of tax audit. The author tries to analyze the various provisions relating to applicability of tax audit so as to provide clarity on the subject. 1. Tax…
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RBI mandates automated recognition of NPAs, provisioning by June 2021

Audit, Banking and Finance
RBI mandates automated recognition of NPAs, provisioning by June 2021 The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday mandated the automation of bad-loan recognition by banks by June 30, 2021. The processes of provisioning calculation and income recognition will also have to be automated and banks will be required to upgrade their systems accordingly. In its circular, the central bank said banks had earlier been advised to have appropriate information technology (IT) systems in place for identification of non-performing assets (NPA) and generation of related data/returns, both for regulatory reporting and banks’ own management information system (MIS) requirements.
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