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5% GST on Mess facility provided by Educational Institutions – Is it correct?

Goods and Services Tax - It is clarified that supply of food or drink provided by a mess or canteen is taxable at 5% without Input Tax Credit. No GST on hostel services provided by Educational Institutions...

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Analysis of GST Notifications/Circulars issued on 29th December 2017

Goods and Services Tax - 1. Time limit for filing GSTR-1 for small taxpayers on Quarterly basis i.e. Turnover upto Rs. 1.5 Cr in preceding F.Y. or in the current F.Y. has been extended vide Notification No. 71/2017– Central Tax dated December 29, 2017....

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GST on accommodation, printing & legal services – Clarification

Goods and Services Tax - Department of Revenue Vide Circular No. 27/01/2018- Central Tax dated January 05, 2018 has issued various FAQ’s for clarifying levibility of GST on accommodation services, betting and gambling in casinos, horse racing, admission to cinema, homestays, printing, legal services etc....

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GST Updates: Recent Important developments in GST

Goods and Services Tax - Rationalization of GST rates on certain goods: The Central Government vide Notification No. 41/2017 - Central Tax (Rate) dated November 14, 2017 has amended Notification No. 01/2017 - Central Tax (Rate) dated June 28, 2017 to, inter-alia, reduce GST rate on approximately 177 items earlier falling in 28% slab to 18% slab, leaving only 50 ...

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Gist of various recommendations made at 23rd GST Council Meeting held on November 10, 2017

Goods and Services Tax - GST Council has come out with a string of deadline relaxations and lowering of penalty/ late fees for delayed filing of return along with an increase in the annual turnover threshold for the composition scheme to Rs 1.5 crore (overall limit to be increased to Rs. 2 Cr) from the recently revised Rs 1 crore....

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GST Reader (GST Made Easy)- Book by CA Bimal Jain

Goods and Services Tax - This latest Book on GST comprises of two volumes to cover the subject in its entirety. Volume I covers extensive discussion on the provisions of GST Law and Rules made thereunder. Volume II consists of GST Bare Acts, Rules and all latest notifications and Circulars at one place for easy reference. ...

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Guide to Revised Model GST Law with Draft Rules

Goods and Services Tax - We are pleased to announce release of our Handbook on Goods and Services Tax, titled, GUIDE TO REVISED MODEL GST LAW (With Draft Rules on Registration, Payment, Invoice, Returns and Refund) [3rd Edition]...

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PHD Chamber’s Workshop on Audit, Investigation, Imprisonment & Customs – Drawback & Refund: Way Forward in GST

Goods and Services Tax - We are happy to inform that the Last Workshop in the above series is being organised on the following Themes: Audit, Investigation, Imprisonment and Power to Arrest provisions by multiple wings of Service Tax and Excise Department Customs – Drawback, Refund, and Imposition of various Customs duties and Implication of Import/ Export of G...

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Book Release 1st Edition of "GST – Introduction and Way forward"

Goods and Services Tax - Key features of the Book: ♠ Present indirect taxes—shortcomings, double taxation, cascading. ♠ GST – Need and Necessity, what it is, how it works, etc. ♠ Journey of GST, Proposed model of GST in India and best international practices. ♠ Taxes to be subsumed and not to be subsumed in GST...

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Workshop Series on Indirect Taxes : Works Contract under the Service Tax & VAT

Goods and Services Tax -   We are happy to inform that the Sixth Workshop under the series is being organised on the theme ‘Works Contract under the Service Tax & VAT  and other issues of Double Taxation and Transition Issues with Way forward in GST’ on Friday, 18 September, 2015 from 10:00 am till 04:30 pm at PHD House, […]...

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Entry tax levy upheld by the Supreme Court

Jindal Stainless Ltd. & Anr. Vs. State of Haryana & Ors. (Supreme Court) - Supreme Court upheld constitutional validity of Entry tax imposed by States. A nine-judge Constitution Bench, overrules 'compensatory tax' theory propounded by 7 judges bench...

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Inputs / Capital goods used in R&D and Quality Control Laboratory for input testing, final product samples eligible for Cenvat credit

Sabic Innovative Plastics (P.) Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Central Excise & Service Tax (CESTAT Ahmedabad) - Subic Innovative Plastics (P.) Ltd. (the Appellant) had taken Cenvat credit on inputs and capital goods used in Research and Development (R&D) and Quality Control Laboratory situated in the factory premises. ...

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Pre-delivery inspection charges and after sales service charges not includible in assessable value

Commissioner of Central Excise, Mysore Vs TVS Motors Company Ltd. (Supreme Court of India) - SC overruled the CESTAT Larger Bench decision in Maruti Suzuki case and held that pre-delivery inspection charges and after sales service charges are not to be included in assessable value- Commissioner of Central Excise, Mysore Vs. TVS Motors Company Ltd. [2015 (12) TMI 874 - SUPREME COURT]...

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Refund allowable where Service tax is paid twice by Appellant due to clerical error

Tikaula Sugar Mills Ltd. Vs CCE, Meerut-I (CESTAT Delhi) - Refund is allowable where Service tax is paid twice by the Appellant due to clerical error and the same is proved by supporting documents- Tikaula Sugar Mills Ltd. Vs. CCE, Meerut-I [2015 (12) TMI 884 - CESTAT NEW DELHI]...

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Provisions of interest on belated refund U/s. 27A of Customs Act also applies on belated refund of SAD

Principal Commissioner of Custom Vs Riso India (P.) Ltd. (Delhi High Court) - Principal Commissioner of Custom Vs. Riso India (P.) Ltd. (Delhi High Court) Duty' as defined in Section 2(15) of the Customs Act, is wide enough to cover all kinds of duty, including SAD. Hence, as per Section 3(8) of Customs Tariff Act...

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Notification No. 32/2015-Central Excise Dated- 4th June, 2015

Notification No. 32/2015-Central Excise - (04/06/2015) - Notification No. 32/2015-Central Excise Dated- 4th June, 2015 Ethanol produced from molasses generated from cane crushed in the sugar season 2015-16 i.e. 1st October, 2015 onwards, for supply to the public sector oil marketing companies, namely, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., Hindustan Petroleum C...

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Clarification on rate of service tax on restaurant service

Circular No. 184/3/2015-Service Tax - (03/06/2015) - Circular No. 184/3/2015-ST Dated the 3rd June, 2015 It is further clarified that exemption from service tax still continues to services provided in relation to serving of food or beverages by a restaurant, eating joint or a mess, other than those having the facility of air-conditioning or central ai...

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Custom Duty exemption on goods for relief of flood affected people of J&K

Notification No. 33/2014-Customs - (11/12/2014) - the floods in the State of Jammu and Kashmir (the State) from whole of the duty as specified under the First Schedule and whole of the additional duty as specified under Section 3 of the Tariff Act....

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Excise duty exemption on goods for relief of flood affected people of J&K

Notification No. 25/2014-Central Excise - (11/12/2014) - Grants exemption from Basic Excise Duty to goods donated or purchased out of cash donations for the relief and rehabilitation of people affected by the floods in the State of Jammu and Kashmir...

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Customs – Regarding adjudication of appraising related cases

Circular No. 14/2014-Customs Duty - (11/12/2014) - New posts have been created in the rank of Commissioners of Customs in DRI and DGCEI for adjudication of cases as investigated by DRI and DGCEI....

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Key outcomes of 25th GST Council meeting – Rejigs rates on 82 items & gears up for simple return filing

With the conclusion of the 25th GST Council meet on January 18, 2018, the gist of the key takeaways from the meeting are as under: Policy Changes 1. Late fee payable by any registered person for failure to furnish following returns has been reduced to Rs. 50/- per day [and Rs. 20/- per day in case of Nil return] from Rs. 200/- per day:...

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5% GST on Mess facility provided by Educational Institutions – Is it correct?

It is clarified that supply of food or drink provided by a mess or canteen is taxable at 5% without Input Tax Credit. No GST on hostel services provided by Educational Institutions...

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Analysis of GST Notifications/Circulars issued on 29th December 2017

1. Time limit for filing GSTR-1 for small taxpayers on Quarterly basis i.e. Turnover upto Rs. 1.5 Cr in preceding F.Y. or in the current F.Y. has been extended vide Notification No. 71/2017– Central Tax dated December 29, 2017....

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GST on accommodation, printing & legal services – Clarification

Department of Revenue Vide Circular No. 27/01/2018- Central Tax dated January 05, 2018 has issued various FAQ’s for clarifying levibility of GST on accommodation services, betting and gambling in casinos, horse racing, admission to cinema, homestays, printing, legal services etc....

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GST Updates: Recent Important developments in GST

Rationalization of GST rates on certain goods: The Central Government vide Notification No. 41/2017 - Central Tax (Rate) dated November 14, 2017 has amended Notification No. 01/2017 - Central Tax (Rate) dated June 28, 2017 to, inter-alia, reduce GST rate on approximately 177 items earlier falling in 28% slab to 18% slab, leaving only 50 ...

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Gist of various recommendations made at 23rd GST Council Meeting held on November 10, 2017

GST Council has come out with a string of deadline relaxations and lowering of penalty/ late fees for delayed filing of return along with an increase in the annual turnover threshold for the composition scheme to Rs 1.5 crore (overall limit to be increased to Rs. 2 Cr) from the recently revised Rs 1 crore....

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GST updates: Important developments in GST- Recent Notifications

Form GST TRAN-1 (with revision facility) date extended till November 30, 2017- The Government vide its tweet dated October 26, 2017 has announced that FORM GST TRAN - 1 (with revision facility) extended to November 30, 2017. Now, in this regard, two Orders viz. Order No. 07/2017-GST (under Rule 117 of the CGST Rules, 2017) and Order No. ...

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Gist of 41 notifications giving effect to 22nd GST Council Decisions

To give effect to the changes suggested, around 41 new Notifications and an Order were issued by the Government on October 13, 2017, under CGST, UTGST, IGST and Compensation Cess. ...

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GSTR-3B date extended for those opting to avail transitional credit

The GST Council had earlier decided to defer the filing of return in Form GSTR-3 and had recommended the filing of return in Form GSTR-3B for the month of July and August, 2017. Accordingly, the Central Government vide Notification No. 21/2017-Central Tax dated August 8, 2017 had notified the last date for filing of return in Form GSTR-3B...

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GST Reader (GST Made Easy)- Book by CA Bimal Jain

This latest Book on GST comprises of two volumes to cover the subject in its entirety. Volume I covers extensive discussion on the provisions of GST Law and Rules made thereunder. Volume II consists of GST Bare Acts, Rules and all latest notifications and Circulars at one place for easy reference. ...

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