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Concern Area Name Mobile Email
DBSTS (Help Desk) Mr. Purna Shaw 7903829948 support@lhsindia.com
DBSTS (Escalation) Mr. Subhojeet Haldar 9204780108 subhojeet.haldar@tatasteel.com
F&A Payment Related Mr. Saikat Kumar Sarkar 9102400331 saikatsarkar@tatasteel.com
GST Related Mr. Sudipta Kr Sarkar (JH) 9102400332 sudiptaks@tatasteel.com
Ms. Shruthi (OD) 9102400404 shruthi.s@tatasteel.com

Under GST Act, the Government has prescribed the maximum time limit for availing the of Input Tax Credit (ITC) on Invoices of Financial Year 2020-2021 to be 30th September 2021.

Accordingly, you are all requested to submit your Tax Invoices, Debit Notes, Credit Notes (collectively called Bills) pertaining to FY2020-21, if not already submitted, by 20th August 2021.

The financial impact to Tata Steel UISL against the Bills dated before 1st April 2021 (i.e. pertaining to FY 2020-21) and received after 15th August 2021, shall be borne by the respective vendor partner.

In case of any futher clarifications, the following persons may be contacted :

DBSTS (Help Desk) support@lhsindia.com
DBSTS (Escalation) subhojeet.haldar@tatasteel.com

Note: Nothing contained herein shall constitute a waiver of our right under WO / PO / ARC.

Dear Vendor Partners

Tata Steel UISL conducts Management of Business Ethics (MBE) survey every alternate year. The objective is to measure the perception of ethical culture for its business associates including vendors and its employees and evaluate effectiveness of MBE initiatives. In addition, the MBE Survey FY21 is designed to understand vendors' view on MBE deployment and communication strategies.

The feedback will help us in prioritising Tata Steel UISL's efforts at establishing an ethical tone throughout the organisation and in identifying areas of improvement.

We value your inputs and invite you to click on the link provided to complete the survey.

Survey URL: https://forms.office.com/r/GRbKpyBnfV

Vide notification No 78/2020 - Central Tax dated 15th October 2020, The Central Board of Indirect Taxes has mandate 4 / 6 digit HSN / SAC Codes n supply of Goods or Services on the invoices with effect from 1st April 2021.

No. Aggregate Turnover in the preceding Financial Year Number of Digits of HSN Code
1. Upto INR 5 crores 4
2. More than INR 5 crores 6

Thereafter, Notification No. 12/2017 - Central Tax dated June 28, 2017 was again amended vide Notification No. 90/2020 - Central Tax, dated December 01, 2020 to provide for class of supply- 'Chemicals' whose HSN Code are required to be mentioned at 8-digit on the tax invoices.

All the vendors whose Turnover is more than Rs. 5 crs in the preceding financial year (2020-21) are required to submit invoices with 6 digit HSN Code.

Similarly, vendors who are supplying Chemicals should mention HSN code with 8 digits, irrespective of their turnover.

As you may be aware that GST Council has decided to introduce electronic-invoice (E-invoice) in phased manner for reporting of Business to Business (B2B) invoices (including debit and credit notes). The E-Invoicing/generation of IRN (Invoice Reference Number) through Invoice Registration Portal (IRP) has already started w.e.f. 1st October, 2020 for all the taxpayers exceeding aggregate turnover (at PAN level) of over Rs. 500 Cr. The limit has been reduced to 100 Crore from 1st January 20201 vide GST Notification No. 88/2020-CT dated 10th November 2020.

As per the latest GST Notification No. 05/2021 - Central Tax dated 8th March 20201, E-invoicing is mandatory for taxpayers having aggregate turnover exceeding Rs. 50 Crore from 1st April 2021. E-invoicing is indeed the most transformational reform under GST regime, and it would be crucial for businesses to get ready for its implementation to ensure proper compliance.

Please note that any invoice of B2B transaction (B2B - Buyer & Seller having GST Nos.) without IRN & QR code will not be a valid invoice for availing input tax credit in the hands of recipient of goods and services.

Hence, Tata Steel Utilities and Infrastructure Services Limited will not accept any supply (both goods & services) post 1st April, 2021 with an invoice without IRN and QR Code, where the IRN is required to be printed on the invoice in accordance with the GST rules for all vendors partners, for whom E-Invoicing is applicable.

If your organisation is covered within the above stated turnover limit, then you may have to make necessary arrangements to generate IRN/QR Code.

We once again request you to ensure timely compliance of the above change to avoid any business disruption.

In case you need any clarification, please revert to Mr Santosh Kumar Sunkari or Mr P Vijay Gopal on santoshkrs@tatasteel.com / p.gopal@tatasteel.com

Dear Vendor Partner,

The Central Board of Direct Taxes ('CBDT') has inserted Rule 114AAA of the Income Tax Rules, 1962 ('the Rules') vide the Income-tax (Fifth Amendment) Rules, 2020, which prescribes the manner and consequences if PAN becomes inoperative.

Linking of PAN with Aadhar
As per Rule 114AAA of the Rules, PAN of an individual taxpayer shall become inoperative if, it is not linked to their Aadhaar number, on or before 31 March 2021. It also provides that in case a PAN has become inoperative, it shall be deemed that the PAN has not been furnished, intimated or quoted, as the case may be.

Further, the person holding an inoperative PAN shall be liable for all the consequences under the Act for not furnishing/ intimating/ quoting the PAN. This has direct bearing on tax being deducted on the payments made to the vendors of the Company. In case PAN is not linked to Aadhaar, tax will be deducted at a higher rate of 20% as if, vendor have not submitted the PAN to the Company.

All individual vendors are requested to verify the status of PAN linking with Aadhar and if not linked, take necessary step to link the same by 31st March 2021. You can link your PAN with Aadhaar by following process:

  1. Open the Income Tax e-filing portal - https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/
  2. Register on it (if not already done). Your PAN (Permanent Account Number) will be your user id.
  3. Log in by entering the User ID, password and date of birth.
  4. A pop up window will appear, prompting you to link your PAN with Aadhaar. If not, go to 'Profile Settings' on Menu bar and click on 'Link Aadhaar'.
  5. Verify the PAN details on screen with the ones mentioned on your Aadhaar. Please note that if there is a mismatch, you need to get the same corrected in either of the documents.
  6. If the details match, enter your Aadhaar number and click on the "link now" button.
  7. A pop-up message will inform you that your Aadhaar has been successfully linked to your PAN
  8. You may also visit https://www.egov-nsdl.co.in/ to link your PAN and Aadhaar. This is applicable for Individuals/Sole Proprietorship/HUF vendors.

All individual vendors can verify whether their PAN & Aadhaar numbers are linked or not at https://www1.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/e-FilingGS/Services/AadhaarPreloginStatus.html

Dear Vendor Partners,

Kindly note the following changes in the Ethics Department of TSUISL

Chief Ethics Counsellor (CEC)

Mr Manish Kumar Agarwal
manishkr.agarwal@tatasteel.com
Phone No. 06576652106 / 8092085740

Central Ethics Coordinator

Mr P Vijay Gopal
p.gopal@tatasteel.com
Phone No. 06576652040 / 7544000831

In addition, the following are the modes of reporting any Ethical concerns.
The names / details of the whistle blowers will be kept confidential.

Third Party Helpline (Speak Up) - Toll Free No.

1800 102 0875

Third Party Helpline (Speak Up) - Web Address

www.in.kpmg.com/ethicshelpline/tslindia/

Postal Address

P. O. Box No 71,
Sub Post Office,
Plot No. D, 6/14,
DLF Qutub Enclave,
DLF Phase 1,
Gurgaon - 122002,
Haryana, India