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Our announcement dated 11.09.2017 Taxation Subject is Same for Old and Revise Course Students May 2018 is confirmed by ICAI by making formal announcement on their website dated 28.09.2017.
ICAI Announcement as under:
Announcement for Final (Old Course) Students appearing in May 2018 & November, 2018 Examinations – Study Materials applicable for Paper 7: Direct Tax Laws & Paper 8: Indirect Tax Laws – (28-09-2017)
Announcement for Final (Old Course) Students appearing in May 2018 & November, 2018 Examinations
Study Materials applicable for Paper 7: Direct Tax Laws & Paper 8: Indirect Tax Laws
Students of Final (Old) Course, appearing in May, 2018 and November, 2018 examinations, may note that the new Study Materials for Final Paper 7: Direct Tax Laws and International Taxation and Final Paper 8: Indirect Tax Laws under the Revised Scheme of Education and Training are relevant for Papers 7 & 8 of the Final (Old) Course as well, with the exception of the following three chapters in Module 4 of the Study Material of Paper 7 Part II: International Taxation, namely,
Chapter 6: Overview of Model Tax Conventions;
Chapter 7: Application and Interpretation of Tax Treaties; and
Chapter 8: Fundamentals of Base Erosion and Profit Shifting.
Thus, Modules 1,2,3 and chapters 1 to 5 of Module 4 of Study Material of Final (New) Paper 7: Direct Tax Laws and International Taxation are relevant for Final (Old) Paper 7: Direct Tax Laws also. The content of the Study Material is based on the direct tax laws as amended by the Finance Act, 2017. The relevant assessment year is A.Y.2018-19.
As far as Paper 8: Indirect Tax Laws is concerned, the syllabus is the same in both old course and new course, and hence, the Study Material for new course is applicable for the old course. The syllabus is divided into two parts: Part I : GST (75 marks)and Part II: Customs and FTP(25 marks). Here again, the content of Part II is based on the law as amended by the Finance Act, 2017.