HarryHarry asked 1 year ago
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RaviRavi Staff answered 1 year ago

Remember Points in Below Given Sequence 
The components of central indirect tax which form a part of the cost could be basic customs duty, additional duty of customs, special additional duty, excise duty special excise duty, additional duties of excise, service tax etc. The various components have a relationship with each other and also with central and local sales tax. The audits in this area, are governed under sections 14A and 14AA of the Central Excise Act, 1944. All these audits are conducted by or on behalf of the Government.
 
The steps involved in conducting indirect tax audit are as under:
First Legal Knowledge 
(iv) Ensure that the audit staff is knowledgeable in the law and the procedures governing the indirect taxes. The examination of the documents, physical verification, reconciliation tracing techniques, comparison of ratios, observation of the activities and discussions of the weaknesses observed should be part of an effective audit.
Then Industry & Company Knowledge 
(ii) Obtains information about the company and the industry. Specific information on amount of imports, percentage of customs, amount of removals, and quantum of Cenvat proportion of credit could also be calculated. The walk through of the process from the point of ordering of materials till the receipt of the payment from the customer is advisable.
Then Audit Programme
(iii) Formulating an audit programme to assist in the actual conduct of the audit. The actual extent of verification would be dependent on the results of the evaluation of the internal controls.
Then Test Controls
(i) Evaluate the internal control systems in general with specific weight given to the strength of the systems in aiming at the quantification and discharge of the indirect taxes. The auditor should ensure that the accounting system and related internal control in this area are covered appropriately.  Internal control questionnaire may be designed specifically for the area of indirect taxation.
Finally Reporting
(v) Prepare a report on the indirect tax audit providing specific comments on the statutory information, material matters reported by way of an executive summary and the assertion/ qualification that the acceptable accounting policies are in vogue.

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