Communication to Government

Representation on Sixty Days of GST – Implementation Challenges

 

 

AMCHAM’s Tax, Tariff and Regulatory Affairs Committee sent a representation to Mr. Hasmukh Adhia, Secretary, Department of Revenue, on the implementation challenges for the first sixty days of GST. A copy of the letter was also sent to Mr. Alok Shukla, Joint Secretary (TRU-I), Central Board of Excise & Customs. A similar letter was addressed to Ms. Vanaja N. Sarna, Chairperson, Central Board of Excise & Customs with a copy to Mr. Alok Shukla, Joint Secretary (TRU-I), Central Board of Excise & Customs.

 

Letter to Mr. Hasmukh Adhia

Letter to Ms. Vanaja N. Sarna

 

AMCHAM Ganga Action Plan End-to-End Solution by Member Companies

 

 

AMCHAM’s Infrastructure and Smart Cities Committee submitted the AMCHAM Ganga Action Plan — an end-to-end solution by member companies — to Mr. Nripendra Misra, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister with copies marked to Dr. Shrikar Pardesi, Director, Smart Cities, PMO, and Dr. Sameer Sharma, Additional Secretary, Smart Cities, Ministry of Urban Development.

 

 

Representation on Clarification Related to Final Guidelines for Establishing ‘Place of Effective Management’ (POEM) in India

 

 

AMCHAM’s Tax, Tariff and Regulatory Affairs Committee made a representation to Mr. Sushil Chandra, Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes, seeking clarification related to final guidelines  for establishing ‘Place of Effective Management ‘(POEM) in India. Similar letters were also addressed to Mr. Arbind Modi, Member (Legislation), Central Board of Direct Taxes and Mr. Rajesh Kumar Bhoot, Joint Secretary (TPL-II), Central Board of Direct Taxes.

 

AmCham Submitted Pre-Budget Proposals on Direct and Indirect Taxes to the Ministry of Finance

 

 

Pre-budget proposals on direct and indirect taxes were submitted by AmCham’s Tax, Tariff and Regulatory Affairs Committee to the Ministry of Finance.

 

AmCham’s Pre-Budget Memorandum 2017-18 (Direct Taxes)

AmCham’s Pre-Budget Memorandum 2017-18 (Indirect Taxes)

AmCham’s Supplementary Pre-Budget Memorandum 2017-18 (Direct Taxes)

AmCham’s Supplementary Pre-Budget Memorandum 2017-18 (Indirect Taxes)

Pre-Budget Recommendations for Medical Devices

 

AmCham’s Note on Model Law of GST Bill

 

These recommendations were submitted by AmCham’s Tax, Tariff and Regulatory Affairs Committee to Mr. Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance, GOI on 2nd August 2016. The note was also sent to Mr. Hasmukh Adhia, Secretary, Department of Revenue, Government of India, Mr. Najib Shah, Chairman, Central Board of Excise & Customs and Mr. Vinay Chhabra, Director General, Directorate General of Taxpayer Services.

 

Cover Letter to Mr. Arun Jaitley

AmCham’s Recommendations on the Income Computation & Disclosure Standards (ICDS)

These recommendations were submitted by AmCham’s Tax, Tariff and Regulatory Affairs Committee to Mr. Hasmukh Adhia, Secretary, Department of Revenue, Mr. Arun Kumar Jain, Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes and the Director, Tax Policy & Legislation, Central Board of Direct Taxes on 28th December 2015.

 

Letter to Mr. Hasmukh Adhia

Letter to Mr. Arun Kumar Jain

Letter to Director (TPL-III)

Policy and Implementation Issues Regarding India’s Offset Policy

As the Government of India considers the formulation and amendment to the next iteration of the Defense Procurement Procedure (DPP), AmCham offered specific recommendations based upon feedback from leading U.S. aerospace & defense member companies. The recommendations encompassed suggested areas of reform the Government of India may consider in executing her defense offset policy so as to incentivize greater technology transfer, more effective and expedient offset work share (including sourcing and manufacturing), and a reduced cost environment surrounding defense acquisition. Prepared by AmCham’s Defense Committee, the documnet was submitted on 2nd June 2015. (This document is not public).

Recommendations for Amendments to Existing Clauses (including Offset Contract) of Defense Offset Guidelines Appendix D to Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2013

Prepared by AmCham’s Defense Committee, AmCham has submitted detailed recommendations to the 11 member appointed DPP Expert Committee on Amendments to DPP 2013 headed by Mr. Dhirendra Singh, former Union Home Secretary. The document was submitted on 2nd June 2015 and in the requested format for recommendations for amendments to the existing clause was submitted to Defense Minister Manohar Parikkar as well. (This document is not public).