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Levy of 18 percent GST on House Rent

Do you know about the amendment brought to the GST Regime in India? And about the 18% GST on House Rent?

Watch now, our latest video where Avani Shukla, Associate- content & collaborations will help us understand the amendment more in detail, the applicability and non-applicability of the regulation and much more.

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Do you know about the amendment brought to the GST Regime in India – It is regarding the Levy of 18% GST on House Rent.

So, let us understand what it is about –

The government has introduced a new GST regulation for ‘Renting of Residential Property.’ As per this amendment when a residential property is rented to a GST-registered person, he will be subjected to GST under the Reverse charge Mechanism. In simple terms, a GST- registered tenant is required to pay GST at the rate of 18% when they rent a residential property.

This will not depend on whether the landlord is GST registered or not. Previously, residential properties were exempted from all taxes, regardless of whether the landlord or tenant is GST registered or not. In this amendment, the tax will be assessed using a reverse charge mechanism, rather than in a conventional manner.

But what does the reverse charge mechanism mean?

In the reverse charge mechanism, the tax obligations are imposed on the beneficiary of goods and services rather than the supplier of goods and services When does this regulation will not apply –

– When renting a residential home, tenants who are not registered for the GST are exempted from paying it.

– When renting a home, the salaried class person is exempted from these GST obligations.

If you want to know further details about Laws protecting tenants and homeowners, do watch our three-part series on renting laws where we talk about basic and specific laws that every tenant and landlord should know about.

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Supreme Court upholds 10 percent reservation for EWS

Recently, the Supreme Court has given a landmark verdict, upholding the 10 percent reservation for the Economically weaker sections. In a 3:2 decision delivered by the bench on November 7th, 2022, declared that the 103rd Amendment and EWS Reservations were constitutionally valid.

Justices Maheshwari, Trivedi and Pardiwala wrote separate concurring opinions for the majority and Justice Bhat wrote a dissent on behalf of himself and Chief Justice U.U. Lalit.

Watch Now, Avani Shukla, Associate- Content & Collaborations, LawWiser to learn about the judgment in detail.

Tune in to learn more.


Must Know Renting Laws (Part 3) – Laws Protecting Tenants

Watch the third and the last part of our ‘must know renting law’ series which covers laws protecting tenants.

In this video, Avani Shukla, Associate – Content & Collaborations, LawWiser, share insights on different laws that safeguard tenants from unfair practices like –

– A landlord cannot enter a property without permission after renting

– Uninhabitable Conditions

– Provision of essential supplies and much more

By understanding these basic rights through our three-part series, you can take action via the Rent Authority if you feel your rights have been violated, as a tenant or a homeowner.

Do let us know if you want to know state-wise renting laws.


Decoding the PMLA Judgement | LawWiser

We all know that a lot of discussion is happening on the recently released judgment on the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA Act).

To help us understand what the judgment has held on challenges to various provisions of this Act, we have seasoned experts – Vivek Sood, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Chirag Naik, Principal Associate, MZM Legal.

They will decode the judgment where the apex court has upheld several provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002, including those which relate to the power of arrest, attachment, and search and seizure conferred on the Enforcement Directorate.

They will help us understand –

– The Supreme court judgment in Vijay Madanlal Choudhary Vs Union of India

– Most contentious issue of bail in the background of the 2019 Amendment

– The issue of burden of proof with respect to section 24 of the PMLA Act

– ED being subject to judicial oversight for investigation

– The Retrospective application of the law with reference to intent to commit the crime

– Post the judgement what are the challenges ahead in implementation of the law.

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Must Know Renting Laws – Laws Protecting Home Owners

Watch now the second video of ‘Must Know Renting Laws’ Series. As you become a homeowner, there are certain rights conferred to you.

But, what are those rights and how do they benefit you?

Today, Avani Shukla, Associate – Content and Collaborations, LawWiser, will take you through a very important part of renting laws which is – ‘Laws Protecting Homeowners.’

She will be covering critical aspects like –

– Eviction of the tenant

– Right to temporary recovery of possession

– Right to be advised of repairs and changes

– Maintenance and Damage Repairs Post Renting


How to choose the right Canadian Immigration Consultants?

While planning your move to Canada, one of the first steps is to apply to an immigration program. Whether you’re planning to come as a permanent resident or temporary resident, the application process can be quite complex.

Hence, it becomes very important to choose the right immigration consultants. But the market of consultants and counsels is very crowded in Canada.

Watch Now for the super interesting conversation – How to choose the right Canadian immigration consultants?, featuring Barbara Jo (BJ) Caruso, Founder, of Corporate Immigration Law Firm, and Aman Abbas, Founder, LawWiser.

They will be discussing –

– Intracompany transfer-related immigration

– Parameters one should apply while choosing a counsel

Stay tuned till the end, as she also advises –

– Companies and employees who are looking to move to Canada from other countries

– People who have applied and people who are planning to apply


What Canadian Immigration programs can I apply for? – Lawyer’s Perspective | LawWiser

Canada offers one of the world’s most open and dynamic immigration systems. They have set a target of welcoming around 400,000 new immigrants each year, between 2022- 2024.

So, let’s explore the different options available for immigration and what’s best for you!

#WatchNow the super interesting conversation on- What Canadian immigration programs can I apply for? – Lawyer’s Perspective, featuring David Garson, Managing Partner, Garson Immigration Law and Aman Abbas, Founder & CEO, LawWiser.

They will cover different interesting topics –

– Overview of different immigration programs in Canada

– Most favoured immigration programs among different options available

– Given the current backlog, programs that are getting cleared faster

Stay tuned till the end as he also gives advice for the people who have applied or planning to apply for immigration.


The Future of IP : Emerging Tech (Web 3.0 and Metaverse)

Are you aware of the role of IP and it’s interplay in the context of web3, NFTs and metaverse?

Well, they can be complex and tricky to understand.

Watch Aman Abbas, Founder & CEO, LawWiser with Siddharth Mahajan, Partner, Athena Legal, in an exclusive session held at #LawWiserSocials.

Watch them discuss these concepts, as Siddarth very succinctly explains it with emphasis on the role of Intellectual Property.


Recent changes surrounding resolution professionals: IBBI

The issue of Resolution Professional’s fees has been a matter of debate and negotiation for quite some time now in the country.

Watch Avani Shukla sharing insights on the two key changes in the regulations around fees charged by resolution professionals (RPs). The two key changes are-

– IBBI has stipulated that RPs cannot accept or share any fees with the other professionals and other support services providers appointed under the corporate insolvency resolution process/Liquidation process.

– Introduction of a minimum fixed fee structure per month that would be linked to the number of claims admitted.

Watch now to learn more!

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The issue of Resolution professional’s fees has been a matter of debate and negotiation for quite some time now in the country.

Insolvency regulator- Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India has brought in two key changes in the regulations around fees charged by resolution professionals (RPs).

Let us understand these changes one by one –

–          It has stipulated that Resolution professionals cannot accept or share any fees with the other professionals and other support services providers appointed under the corporate insolvency resolution process or liquidation process.

–          The other change is the introduction of a minimum fixed fee (per month) structure. This fixed fee will be linked to the amount of claims admitted per month. The minimum fixed fee per month ranges from ₹1-5 lakhs depending on the quantum of claims admitted.

–          This fixed fee can be increased by the Committee of Creditors (CoC) depending on the cases. The reasons for the increase should be recorded in writing.

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Performance linked incentive fee for value maximisation

A concept of performance linked incentive fee has been introduced for timely resolution, with a cap of ₹ 5 crore.

A performance linked incentive fee for value maximisation to be paid to the resolution professionals is now allowed by Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India at the rate of one per cent of the amount by which the “realisable value” is higher than the liquidation value.

Now for all those who don’t know what is realisable value let’s understand what it is- The net realisable value is the value of an asset that is sold, after subtracting all the costs connected to the sale.

This performance linked incentive fee for value maximisation would be available after the approval of the resolution plan by the Adjudicating Authority.

Fixed fees and performance linked success fees will further encourage the resolution professionals to complete the resolution process in time. This will help in dealing with unreasonable delays which happens in corporate insolvency resolution process quite often.

There have been some instances when NCLTs had to intervene to settle  the fee of insolvency professionals during the whole process.

 This is a welcome move which will help in ensuring transparency in the payment. It will also help save the time and reduce burdened with the issue of fixing the remuneration.


Bail Strategies in Economic Offences | LawWiser

Economic Offences have evolved over time and include various offences like corruption, fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, forgery and so on. And with it, the laws have also evolved. Separate considerations have been established for the trial of economic offences. One such critical aspect is Bail. In any offence, bail is critical and is granted on the basis of certain factors and precedents established by the courts from time to time.

To understand better about the “Bail Strategies in Economic Offences” watch #LawWiser’s discussion where our host Avani Shukla with seasoned experts on the subject, Senior Advocate Vivek Sood, Supreme Court of India and Adv Samarjit Pattnaik, Partner, Karanjawala explores this key aspect.

Our experts answer some of the pertinent questions on the subject like:

– The distinction between economic offences and traditional crimes in the context of Bail?

– What are the bail parameters in economic offences? – Issue of bail parameters in the PMLA cases.

– What bail strategies should be adopted in economic offences while representing the accused?

– How are the courts maintaining the balance between individual liberty and the interest of larger society in matters of economic offences?

To watch all this and much more, tune in now!

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