Since Honorable Shri Narendra Modi becomes P.M., he always wants India to be digitalize. Being a normal human being it is just a movement towards making India a digital nation but as a professional it is revolutionary movement and a long term plan of our P.M for collection of more taxes. Now few readers will confuse how digital payments will enhance tax revenue to Govt. Here is simple answer, more you spend digitally implies handsome earnings which automatically leads to pay more taxes.
Anyway, our Hon. Finance Minister, keeping ion view to cash less economy, added one more step towards this movement, under 27th GST council meeting, held on 4th May,2018 it is proposed that there will be 2% GST concession ( 1% each act i.e. CGST & SGST) (where tax rate is 3% or more) on B2C supplies, if payment is made through cheque or digital mode, subject to celling of Rs 100/- per transaction.
Now let us understand this with few FAQs:
Solution: If Payment in cash: Rs 44,800/- but if payment is made through cheque or digital mode then 2% concession on GST will be allowed i.e. now he will have to pay Rs 44,100/- i.e. 35,000/- plus 26% GST, but one need not forgot celling limit of Rs. 100/-per transaction therefore in this case Mr. A must pay Rs. 44,700/- for AC.
Solution: in this case he must pay Rs 44,800/- whatever the mode of payment i.e. either in cash or online.
Solution 3: He must pay full amount i.e. Rs. 2,00,500/-, means without concession because rate of GST is less than 3% , which is basic requirement of availing concession.
Solution: If payment made in cash then Rs. 420/- but if through online mode then Rs. 412 i.e. Rs 400/- plus 3%. This means Rs 8/- benefit will be there which is under celling limit of concession.
Solution: They will charge Rs 400/- plus 1.5% CGST and 1.5% SGST.
Solution: Council clearly mention B to C sale, which means there will not be any scope of concession if sale is made interstate, because in most of the cases B To C sale attracts Place of supply which is generally place of seller.
Analysis why this concession is given:
There must be two parameters one is crystal clear that our officials want India as digital nation the another one is to provide benefits to end user who cannot take credit of their purchases and which leads extra burden on pocket of consumer, this 2% concession will reduce some amount of burden on the consumer.
One must check all the aspects before allowing any concession i.e. mode of payment, nature of purchase, celling amount of concession and rate of GST on supply
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