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Highlights of 42nd GST Council Meeting Held on 5 October, 2020

Goods and Services Tax - Highlights of the 42nd GST Council Meeting Held on 5 October 2020 The 42 GST council meeting has taken some major decision based on the GSTR 1 and 3B quarterly filing. Also, the meeting took concern on the revenue compensation and has said that it will announce decision on the upcoming 12th October on this issue. Other […]...

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Key Highlights for 42nd GST Council Meeting

Goods and Services Tax - As announced earlier, the 42nd GST Council meeting was held on 5th October 2020, the GST Council met to make the final decision on the compensation cess issues to various states under the GST. The Council also observed the decision to encompass the surcharge on taxes over luxury goods such as cars, and tobacco products beyond the ti...

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Analysis of decisions taken during 42nd GST Council Meeting

Goods and Services Tax - The 42nd GST Council met under the Chairmanship of Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman through video conferencing today (5th October 2020). The meeting was also attended by Union Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Shri Anurag Thakur besides Finance Ministers of States & UTs and seni...

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Highlights of 42nd GST Council Meeting

Goods and Services Tax - The 42nd GST Council Meeting held under the chairmanship of Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman through video conferencing here today. The meeting was also attended by Union Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Shri Anurag Thakur besides Finance Ministers of States & UTs and senior of...

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Outcome of the 42nd GST Council Meeting

Goods and Services Tax - Recommendations of the 42nd GST Council Meeting held on 5th October, 2020 The GST Council met through video conferencing on 5th October, 2020 for the 42nd time and deliberated on several key issues. Some of the important recommendations made are elaborated as under – Sl. No Area Recommendation/Action Effective from 1 Compensation Cess C...

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GST Council Law Committee to meet & discuss fake invoices on Nov 18

Goods and Services Tax - An urgent meeting of the Law Committee of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Council has been convened tomorrow in New Delhi to discuss in detail the issue of fake invoices to claim input tax credit under the indirect tax regime. The meet will deliberate on ways of further tightening of the GST registration process […]...

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Highlights of 43rd GST Council meeting held on 12th October 2020

Goods and Services Tax - Highlights of 43rd GST Council meeting held on 12th October 2020 which was continuation of earlier meeting Today’s meeting was a continuation of the 42nd GST Council meeting, to discuss one agenda item, namely no. 9A. Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman has chaired the GST Council meeting via video conferencing in the presence ...

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41st GST Council Meeting Highlights

Goods and Services Tax - The global pandemic of COVID-19 has brought grave losses to humanity as well as the tax collections this year as per the Government reports. It’s a known fact already that at the time of the introduction of Goods and Services Tax 2017, the Union Government had promised a certain amount of their revenues as GST […]...

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Upcoming GST Council Meetings- What to Expect?

Goods and Services Tax - On 20th August 2020, the GST Council has scheduled two GST Council meetings back to back starting on August 27 and September 19th as 41st and 42nd meetings for 2020 respectively. With a steady decline in the GST collection, the Central Government has expressed its inability to compensate States this time. This agenda is to be discusse...

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Highlights of 40th GST Council Meeting dated 12th June 2020

Goods and Services Tax - Recommendation of 40th GST Council Meeting dated 12th June 2020 Following relaxation was recommended in GST Council Meeting for filing of GSTR Returns dated 12-06-2020 1 Relaxation for July-17 to Jan 2020 GSTR3B Return Return Period Late Fee Condition GSTR 3B July-17 to Jan 2020 NIL if no tax liabili ty Maximum 500 per return […]...

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GST Tribunal Formed or Not? HC seeks response from GST Council

M/s. Torque Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. Vs Union of India (Allahabad High Court) - In this matter learned counsel for the G.S.T. Council is unable to tell as to whether the Tribunal is constituted or not. Learned standing counsel appearing for the State is also unable to tell as to whether the State has moved in the matter or not....

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GST Council not recommended levy of GST on high speed diesel: HC

Shree Raipur Cement Plant (A unit of Shree Cement Limited) Vs. State of Chhattisgarh, Finance Department, Tax Division, (Chhattisgarh High Court) - GST Council has not recommended levy of GST on high speed diesel and same is not notified by the Central Government under Section 9(2) of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017....

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No violation of election code of conduct due to GST Council Recommendations: HC

Sandipkumar Kirankumar Sharma Vs State Election Commission (Gujrat High Court) - In terms of Article 279A of the Constitution of India, it cannot be said that the recommendations made by the Goods and Services Tax Council are in violation of the Code of Conduct....

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8 Recommendations of the 42nd GST Council Meeting

Release ID: 1661827 - (05/10/2020) - Ministry of Finance Recommendations of the 42nd GST Council Meeting Posted On: 05 OCT 2020 The 42nd GST Council met under the Chairmanship of Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman through video conferencing here today. The meeting was also attended by Union Minister o...

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Recommendations of 40th GST council related to Law & Procedure

(Release ID: 1631127) - (12/06/2020) - Recommendations of the 40th GST Council meeting held today: Reduction in Late Fee for Past Returns, Further relief for small taxpayers for late filing of returns for Feb, Mar & Apr 2020 Tax periods....

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Recommendations of 39th GST Council Meeting on IT Roadmap

Press Release ID: 1606433 - (14/03/2020) - Shri Nandan Nilekani would attend the next 3 meetings of the GST Council and update the council of the status of implementation of the decisions taken by the Council and assist the Council in taking appropriate decisions on technology related issues, ...

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Changes in GST rates on goods & services in 39th GST Council Meeting

Press Release ID: 1606432 - (14/03/2020) - Council made the following recommendations:- To raise the GST rate on Mobile Phones and specified parts presently attracting 12% to 18%. To deliberate the issue of calibrating the rate in other items for removing inversion in future meetings with further consultation and examination of issue....

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39th GST Council recommendations on Law & Procedures

Press Release ID: 1606430 - (14/03/2020) - a. Interest for delay in payment of GST to be charged on the net cash tax liability w.e.f. 01.07.2017 (Law to be amended retrospectively). b. Where registrations have been cancelled till 14.03.2020, application for revocation of cancellation of registration can be filled up to 30.06.2020 (extension ...

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GST Council Law Committee to meet & discuss fake invoices on Nov 18

An urgent meeting of the Law Committee of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Council has been convened tomorrow in New Delhi to discuss in detail the issue of fake invoices to claim input tax credit under the indirect tax regime. The meet will deliberate on ways of further tightening of the GST registration process […]...

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Highlights of 42nd GST Council Meeting Held on 5 October, 2020

Highlights of the 42nd GST Council Meeting Held on 5 October 2020 The 42 GST council meeting has taken some major decision based on the GSTR 1 and 3B quarterly filing. Also, the meeting took concern on the revenue compensation and has said that it will announce decision on the upcoming 12th October on this issue. Other […]...

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Highlights of 43rd GST Council meeting held on 12th October 2020

Highlights of 43rd GST Council meeting held on 12th October 2020 which was continuation of earlier meeting Today’s meeting was a continuation of the 42nd GST Council meeting, to discuss one agenda item, namely no. 9A. Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman has chaired the GST Council meeting via video conferencing in the presence ...

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Key Highlights for 42nd GST Council Meeting

As announced earlier, the 42nd GST Council meeting was held on 5th October 2020, the GST Council met to make the final decision on the compensation cess issues to various states under the GST. The Council also observed the decision to encompass the surcharge on taxes over luxury goods such as cars, and tobacco products beyond the ti...

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Analysis of decisions taken during 42nd GST Council Meeting

The 42nd GST Council met under the Chairmanship of Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman through video conferencing today (5th October 2020). The meeting was also attended by Union Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Shri Anurag Thakur besides Finance Ministers of States & UTs and seni...

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Highlights of 42nd GST Council Meeting

The 42nd GST Council Meeting held under the chairmanship of Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman through video conferencing here today. The meeting was also attended by Union Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Shri Anurag Thakur besides Finance Ministers of States & UTs and senior of...

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Outcome of the 42nd GST Council Meeting

Recommendations of the 42nd GST Council Meeting held on 5th October, 2020 The GST Council met through video conferencing on 5th October, 2020 for the 42nd time and deliberated on several key issues. Some of the important recommendations made are elaborated as under – Sl. No Area Recommendation/Action Effective from 1 Compensation Cess C...

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8 Recommendations of the 42nd GST Council Meeting

Release ID: 1661827 (05/10/2020)

Ministry of Finance Recommendations of the 42nd GST Council Meeting Posted On: 05 OCT 2020 The 42nd GST Council met under the Chairmanship of Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman through video conferencing here today. The meeting was also attended by Union Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affa...

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41st GST Council Meeting- Gloomy picture for States

41st GST Council meeting was held with the sole object of resolving the issue of lack of funds to compensate the states, which was initially promised to the States at the time of introduction of Goods and Service Tax Act....

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41st GST Council Meeting Highlights

The global pandemic of COVID-19 has brought grave losses to humanity as well as the tax collections this year as per the Government reports. It’s a known fact already that at the time of the introduction of Goods and Services Tax 2017, the Union Government had promised a certain amount of their revenues as GST […]...

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41st GST Council meeting outcome : Key highlights

41st GST Council meeting outcome : Key highlights dated 27th August, 2020 The 41st GST Council met under the Chairmanship of Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman via video conferencing today i.e. 27th day of August, 2020. Shri Anurag Thakur and Finance Ministers of States & UTs and Senior officers fro...

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Do the sarkar (CBIC) win over section 50 breaching what finance minister promised in 39th GST council meeting

Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs i.e., CBIC issued Notification Number 63/2020 – Central Tax dated 25th August 2020 regarding effective date of notification from 01-Sep-2020 with respect to section 100 of the Finance (No.2) Act, 2019 (23 of 2019) which inter alia discusses about levy of interest under section 50 of CGST Act [...

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Upcoming GST Council Meetings- What to Expect?

On 20th August 2020, the GST Council has scheduled two GST Council meetings back to back starting on August 27 and September 19th as 41st and 42nd meetings for 2020 respectively. With a steady decline in the GST collection, the Central Government has expressed its inability to compensate States this time. This agenda is to be discusse...

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GST Council on GSTR-3B Late Fees, Interest, GST registration

Arjuna, as a course of action to wipe up the pendency in return filing, the late fees for non-furnishing of Form GSTR-3B for the tax period of July, 2017 (i.e. beginning of GST period) to January, 2020 has been recommended to be reduced/waiver as under:...

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Highlights of 40th GST Council Meeting dated 12th June 2020

Recommendation of 40th GST Council Meeting dated 12th June 2020 Following relaxation was recommended in GST Council Meeting for filing of GSTR Returns dated 12-06-2020 1 Relaxation for July-17 to Jan 2020 GSTR3B Return Return Period Late Fee Condition GSTR 3B July-17 to Jan 2020 NIL if no tax liabili ty Maximum 500 per return […]...

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40th GST Council Meeting gives Relief from Interest & Penalty

Key outcome of 40TH GST council meeting – The 40th GST COUNCIL met under the chairmanship of Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman here today. Read- Recommendations of 40th GST council related to Law & Procedure Summary of Relief granted by 40th GST Council Meeting to taxpayers  Period Category of ta...

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Recommendations of 40th GST council related to Law & Procedure

(Release ID: 1631127) (12/06/2020)

Recommendations of the 40th GST Council meeting held today: Reduction in Late Fee for Past Returns, Further relief for small taxpayers for late filing of returns for Feb, Mar & Apr 2020 Tax periods....

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GST Council’s 40th Meeting – Expectations of Trade & Industry

The next GST Council meeting is scheduled to be held on 12.06.2020 through video conferencing mode. This is the first meeting post COVID-19 lockdown in the Country. Though Govt. has tried to give various reliefs in the month of April & May’2020 through Ordinance, Notifications & Circulars but the same seems to be meager in [&hel...

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GST Council to discuss GST late fee issue (Aug 2017 to Jan 2020)

Issue of GST late fee for the past period (August 2017 to January 2020) to be discussed in the next GST Council meeting. In the recent past tweets have been noticed by the government on the issue of waiver of late fee applicable on non-filing of GSTR 3B returns. The demands are largely for the waiver of late fee for the returns which were...

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Formation and Role of GST Council

The article focused on Formation of GST Council and its Role. It is summarized in such a way that a lay man can also easily understand it. Formation of GST Council:- ♦ Article 279A talks about GST Council ♦ GST Council came into force on 12th September, 2016 ♦ President constituted the GST Council on […]...

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Highlights of the 39th GST Council Meeting

1. Deferment of the new GST return system and e-invoicing to 1st October 2020. The present return system (GSTR-1, GSTR-2A & GSTR-3B) will be continued until September 2020. 2. Changes in the GST rates GST on mobile phones and specified parts was increased from 12% to 18%. All types of matches have been rationalised to […]...

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GST Council’s Recommendation on GST Procedures

The all empowered GST Council (GSTC) had its 39th meeting on 14th March, 2020. The meeting deliberated with a three pronged focus, viz, changes in law and procedure for trade facilitation, GST rates rationalization and I.T. facilities. The GSTC also took certain decisions to defer the new facilities/utilities and/or extend the due dates a...

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Sign of Bigger Relief – 39th GST Council Meeting

A much-awaited relief has finally arrived in terms of relaxation and deferring many compliances,  whether it is about E-Invoicing or GST Audit for the financial Year 2018 – 2019 in the 39th GST Council meeting which took place on 14/03/2020. The rationale behind this is very clear logical as we have just finished the Audit [&hellip...

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No late fee for GSTR 9

CBIC vide press release dated 14 March 2020 stated that No Late fees for delayed filing of the Annual Return for the financial year 2017-18 and 2018-19 for taxpayers with aggregate turnover less than Rs. 2 crores. Before this, filing of GSTR 9 was made optional for those with a turnover of less than Rs 2 crores […]...

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Note on Recommendations Made In 39th GST Council Meeting

Various recommendations have been made by the GST Council in its meeting held on 14.03.2020 which is likely to be notified soon. Relevant points are as follows: 1. Interest for delay in payment of GST to be charged on net cash tax liability w.e.f. 01.07.2017 instead of gross tax liability (Law to be amended retrospectively). 2. […...

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39th GST Council Recommendations on changes in Law & Procedures

The 39th GST Council met under the Chairmanship of Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman on 14th March 2020. Many long awaited issues are discussed and useful clarifications are recommended by Council. The GST Council has made the following recommendations on Law & Procedures changes. Press release iss...

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Decisions Taken In 39th GST Council Meeting

Article summarises Decisions Taken In 39th Meeting of GST Council on 14th March 2020. ANNUAL RETURN Relaxation of MSMEs from furnishing of Reconciliation Statement in FORM GSTR 9C for the F.Y. 2018-2019, for  taxpayers having aggregate turnover > Rs.5 crores. Due date for filling Annual Return and the Reconciliation Statement for the ...

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39th GST council meeting- Key Recommendations

The 39th GST Council meeting held on 14th March 2020 took decisions on various important issues and came up with following stress busting recommendations: INTEREST 1. Interest on delay in payment of GST shall be collected on Net Cash payment only w.e.f 01.07.2017; REVOCATION OF CANCELLATION 2. One time measure for Revocation of cancellat...

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39th GST Council Meeting: E-invoicing, GSTR 9 & 9C, New Return

Recently, The GST Council in its 39th GST Council Meeting took the following decisions relating to changes in GST rates on supply of goods and services, law & procedures. Law & Procedure: 1. Interest for delay in payment of GST to be charged on the net cash tax liability w.e.f. 01.07.2017 (Law to be amended […]...

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Summary of 39th GST Council Meeting Decisions

Summary of 39th GST Council Meeting Decisions taken on 14th March 2020 1. Related to Interest Liability: – Interest to be charged on Net Cash Liability (retrospective amendment from 01.07.2017) Earlier the department had issued Lacs of Notices involving the Penal Interest running in thousands of crores demanding Interest on Gross Am...

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Top 13 Takeaways of 39th GST Council Meeting

Amid huge expectations from GST council from 39th meeting held on 14.03.2020, GST Council has recommended various changes in GST law to facilitate trade and industry at large. We present to you top 13 takeways from GST council meeting at New Delhi: 1. Interest on delayed payment to be calculated on net GST liability Council […]...

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Outcome of 39th GST Council Meeting held on 14th March 2020

The GST Council in its 39th meeting held on 14th March 2020 at New Delhi discussed and approved: (i) certain amendments in the GST Law and procedures; (ii) Changes related to GST Rates; and (iii) Recommended IT Roadmap   I. Recommendations on IT Roadmap – A presentation was made by Mr. Nandan Nilekani on behalf […]...

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9 Key Highlights of 39th GST Council Meeting

Key Highlights of 39th GST Council Meeting – 14th March, 2020 1. Current return filing system: GSTR-1, GSTR-3B continue till 30th September, 2020. New return filing deferred till 30th Sept, 2020. 2. E-invoicing: E-invoicing Extended till 01st October, 2020. Exempted certain classes of persons from generating E-invoicing. 3. Interest...

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Recommendations of 39th GST Council Meeting on IT Roadmap

Press Release ID: 1606433 (14/03/2020)

Shri Nandan Nilekani would attend the next 3 meetings of the GST Council and update the council of the status of implementation of the decisions taken by the Council and assist the Council in taking appropriate decisions on technology related issues, ...

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Changes in GST rates on goods & services in 39th GST Council Meeting

Press Release ID: 1606432 (14/03/2020)

Council made the following recommendations:- To raise the GST rate on Mobile Phones and specified parts presently attracting 12% to 18%. To deliberate the issue of calibrating the rate in other items for removing inversion in future meetings with further consultation and examination of issue....

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39th GST Council recommendations on Law & Procedures

Press Release ID: 1606430 (14/03/2020)

a. Interest for delay in payment of GST to be charged on the net cash tax liability w.e.f. 01.07.2017 (Law to be amended retrospectively). b. Where registrations have been cancelled till 14.03.2020, application for revocation of cancellation of registration can be filled up to 30.06.2020 (extension of period of application as one-time mea...

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GST Council’s 39th Meeting- Issues which require attention

Today in GST Council’s 39th meeting in New Delhi. Amid economic slowdown and under the threat of Corona virus now, there are dark clouds hovering over Indian and global economy. At this point in time, one does not know the overall impact of virus on economy and lives. If it damages more, as it appears, […]...

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जीएसटी कौंसिल की 39 वीं मीटिंग – क्या उम्मीदें है उद्योग और व्यापार जगत को

जीएसटी कौंसिल की 39 वीं मीटिंग से आम करदाता और अर्थ जगत को बहुत उम्मीदें है और यदि इस बार की मीटिंग में कर दाताओं के लिए महत्वपूर्ण फ...

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GST Council Meeting–Expectations–14th March 2020

1. Letter Undertaking (LUT) for FY 2020-21 – The GSTN portal has enabled application of Letter Undertaking (LUT) for ZERO rated Supplies (Supplies to SEZ or Exports) without payment of IGST. You may apply for LUT on GST Portal for the FY 2020-21 so as to enable the taxpayers to supply Zero Rated (without payment […]...

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Addendum to Terms of Reference of Committee of Officers on Risk Management of taxpayers

F. No. 33/Committee on GST Evasion/GSTC/2020 (24/01/2020)

In furtherance of decisions of the 2nd National GST Conference held on 07.01.2020 under the chairmanship of Union Revenue Secretary, in respect of streamlining GST system, plug revenue leakages and enhance inter-department coordination, the terms of reference as detailed herein below, have been inserted for the mandate of Committee of Off...

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Santa of GST stressed due to drop in Revenue

In this meeting taxpayers did receive their Christmas gifts wherein recommendations were made for extension of due date and also some procedural decisions were taken. The gifts given by stressful Santa Claus seems to be affected by 40% drop in revenue....

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38th GST Council Meeting Decisions Held on 18th December 2019

Article explains Extension in Due Date of GST Returns , Decisions regarding restriction on availment of Provisional ITC in GSTR-3B, Late fee waiver on GSTR-1, Formation of Grievance Redressal Committees (GRC) and GST Rate revision as per 38th GST Council Meeting Decisions Held on 18th December 2019. 1. Extension in Due Date of GST Returns...

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38th GST Council Meeting Update

GST Council in its 38th Meeting held yesterday on 18 December 2019, has announced various measures, particularly focusing on the compliances and wrongful availment of Input tax credit. In addition, the Council has also extended the date of filing of the GST Annual Returns and Reconciliation Statement from 31 December 2019 to 31 January 20...

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Decisions of 38th GST Council Meet

Recently GST council meet was held on 18th December,2019. Here is the glimpse of the decisions taken in the council meet. Hope this article helps you to keep pace with all-time updating GST. Following were major decisions taken by the council- 1. Extension of Due date – Due date to file GSTR-9 (Annual Return) and […]...

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38th GST Council Meeting decisions- Highlights and Analysis

38th GST Council Meeting on 18th December 2019 decisions- Highlights and Analysis GST Rate Changes and Analysis |  38th GST Council Meeting 1. To exempt long term lease contracts of industrial/ financial infrastructure plots by an entity having 20% or more ownership of Central or State Government- Releases Working Capital pressure for en...

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Outcome of 38th GST Council Meeting held on 18th December 2019

The GST Council in its 38th meeting held on 18th December 2019 at New Delhi discussed and approved: (i) certain amendments in the GST Law and procedures; and (ii) Changes related to GST Rates Below mentioned is the gist of announcements made by the GST Council categorised into below sections: 1. GST Revenue Trends – […]...

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Ten Points of 38th GST Council meeting

38th GST Council Meeting dated 18-12- 2019 1) GSTR-1 Late Fee Waiver on GSTR-1 1. Notification 4/2018-CT dated 23-01-2018, reduced late fee for delayed filing of GSTR-1 from Rs. 2 00/- per day to Rs. 50/- per day. For NIL returns it was reduced to Rs. 20/- per day 2. Notification 75/2018-CT dated 31-12-2018 waived […]...

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Key takeaways from GST Council 38th Meeting held on 18th December 2019

Rationalize rates on Woven and non-woven bags and sacks of polyethylene or polypropylene strips or the like, whether or not laminated, of a kind used for packing of goods which fallunder HSN 3923 or 6305 - will have uniform rate of 18% from 12% on all bags falling under HSN 3923 or 6305 including Flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIB...

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Brief insight on the recommendations of 38th GST council meet

1. Waiver of FORM GSTR-1 late fees Late fees for FORM GSTR-1 for period(s) july-2017 to November-2019, as proposed shall be waived off if filled by 10th January 2020 2. E-way Bill for taxpayers who have not filed their FORM  GSTR-1 for two tax periods shall be blocked. 3. Provisional ITC further restricted to 10% […]...

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38th GST Council’s decisions on Law & Procedural changes

Due date for annual return in FORM GSTR-9 and reconciliation statement in FORM GSTR-9C for FY 2017-18 to be extended to 31.01.2020. Input tax credit to the recipient in respect of invoices or debit notes that are not reflected in his FORM GSTR-2A shall be restricted to 10 per cent of the eligible credit available in respect of invoices or...

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38th GST Council Meeting – Presentation on GST Revenue Trends

A presentation was made to the 38th GST Council on the issue of revenue, GST rate structure and compensation needs of the States. Before the presentation, the Convenor of GoM on revenue augmentation Sh. Sushil Kumar Modi, Dy CM (Bihar) made opening remarks about the revenue position and future roadmap....

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38th GST Council’s decisions On Rate Changes

To levy a single rate of GST @ 28% on both State run and State authorized lottery. This change shall become effective from 1st March, 2020. The Council also considered the rate of GST rate on Woven and Non-Woven Bags and sacks  of polyethylene or polypropylene strips or the like, whether or not laminated, of a kind used for packing of go...

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Recommendation of 37th GST Council meeting, not notified so far

It is important to note that whatever is recommended by GST Council , does not becomes the law unless and untill the recommendation is notified in the offical garetta of India. The GST Council in its 37th meeting held in Goa had made the following recommendation , which are yet to be notified √ Small […]...

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CBIC issues 43 notifications on 30th September 2019

CBIC issues 43 notifications on 30th September 2019 to give effect to Recommendations made by GST Council in its 37th Meeting. Most of the changes are effective from 1st October 2019 and includes changes in Custom Law, CGST, IGST and UTGST Law. Changes includes changes in Rates on certain Products and Services, Applicability of Reverse [&...

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Update on 37th GST Council meeting at Goa on 20.09.2019

The 37th meeting of GST Council was held on 20th September, 2019 at Goa where in several taxpayer friendly measures have been announced which inter alia include GST rate reduction on hotels, few exemptions, lower rate on diamond related job works and outdoor catering, measures to boost export, few clarifications and relaxation in filin...

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Proposed changes in Hospitality Sector with respect to GST

Proposed changes in Hospitality Sector with respect to GST as discussed in the 37th meeting of the GST Council With the Puja and Winter vacations approaching, expeditions and trips are inevitable! The 37th Meeting of the Goods and Services Tax Council, held in Goa on 20th September, 2019 had proposed to lower the GST rates […]...

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Changes in GST for Hotel Industry- 37th GST Council meeting

Decisions taken at 37th GST Council meet at Goa on 20.09.2019 (with specific reference to Hotel) GST Council in the 37th meeting held on 20th September, 2019 (Friday) at Goa inter-alia, decided to lower GST rates on hotel tariff, outdoor catering and other miscellaneous items. (A) GST Rates on hotel room tariffs A comparative analysis o...

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GST Council’s 37th Meeting- Key Takeaways

The 37th GST Council meeting took place on 20th September 2019 at GOA. In this meeting, the council took following decisions relating to changes in GST rates, ITC eligibility criteria, exemption and clarification on connected issues. Further, the council has been proposed to changes in some procedural aspects under GST. Rate reduction/ Ex...

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37th GST Council Meeting held on 20th Sep 2109 Recommendations

Change in GST Rates The council has recommended to change GST tariff rate for hotels as follows: Transaction value per unit per day up to Rs.1000/- Nil rate, from Rs.1000/- to Rs.7500/- 12% and above Rs. 7500/- tax at 18%. This will have direct impact on consumers by benefiting in the lower taxes. To reduce outdoor catering […]...

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Outcome of 37th GST Council Meeting held on 20th September 2019

The GST Council in its 37th meeting held on 20th September 2019 at Goa discussed and approved: (i) Some policy recommendations; (ii) certain amendments in the GST Law; (iii) reduction in GST rates for certain category of goods and services; and (iv) clarifications on GST rates for existing goods or services; 1. Changes related to [&hellip...

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Changes in GST Rates for Hotel Industry

Sachin Kumar Mishra GST TAX RELIEF FOR HOTELS – Upcoming GST on the Hotel Industry The GST Council has agreed to lower tax rates imposed on the hotel industry during its meeting on Friday. Led by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the all-powerful council decided to tax hotels on rates varying from 18 to zero per […]...

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Key Highlights of 37th GST Council Meeting

37th GST Council Meeting – Key Highlights Date: 20th September, 2019 1. Policy Changes New Return Filing System New Return filing to be introduced from April 2020 (Earlier proposed from Oct, 19) Annual Returns and GST Audits 1) GST Annual Returns GSTR-9 & 9A Optional for those with turnover upto 2 Cr for FY 17-18 […]...

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37th GST Council meeting- Rate changes effective from 01.10.2019

HIGHLIGHTS OF 37TH GST COUNCIL MEETING ALL THESE RATE CHANGES WILL BE EFFECTIVE FROM OCTOBER 1 2019. 1. GST Council recommends lower 12% cess on 1,500 cc diesel, 1,200 cc petrol vehicles with capacity to carry up to 13 people 2. Group insurance schemes for paramilitary forces under the Home Affairs ministry to be exempted […]...

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Changes in GST Law & Return Filing including Annual Returns

Filing of FORM GSTR-9 for those taxpayers who (are required to file the said return but) have aggregate turnover up to Rs. 2 crores made optional for the said tax periods. A Committee of Officers to be constituted to examine the simplification of Forms for Annual Return and reconciliation statement....

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Changes in GST Rate on Services | 37th GST Council Meeting

GST Rate on Services as Recommended by The GST Council in Its 37th Meeting The 37th GST Council met in Goa today under the Chairmanship of Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman. The meeting was also attended by Union Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Shri Anurag Thakur besides Chief [&he...

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Changes in GST Rate on Goods | 37th GST Council Meeting

GST Rate on Goods as Recommended by The GST Council in Its 37th Meeting- GST rates reduction a. 18% to 12% on parts of Slide Fasteners b. 18% to 5% on Marine Fuel 0.5% (FO) c. 12% to 5% on Wet Grinders(consisting stone as a grinder)...

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Analysis of 35th GST Council Meeting

Analysis/Rational of Important Decisions/Proposal at 35th Meeting of  GST Council. 1. Proposal of E- Invoicing The Council also decided to introduce electronic invoicing system in a phase-wise manner for B2B transactions. E-invoicing is a rapidly expanding technology which would help taxpayers in backward integration and automation of ta...

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Major Recent GST Changes till 28th June 2019

GST Council has already proposed new return forms which shall be rolled out from January 1, 2020 but pilot testing will start now. The GST Council took some important decisions in 35th Council meeting held on 21st June, 2019 including e-invoicing,  extension of due dates for returns including ones extension of tenure of National Anti-p...

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GST on MSME Sector- Complete Analysis with FAQs

Article contains Provisions applicable to a MSME related to GST Registration, Composition Levy Scheme, Input Tax Credit, Tax Invoice in GST, Exemption from Compulsory Audit by CA for MSME Sector, Returns in GST and Measures taken for the MSME Sector under GST. Article further contains Major Decisions of the GST Council related to MSME on ...

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Two Years After GST

Shri. Arun Jaitley Today, the Goods and Services Tax regime enters its third year. The monumental restructuring of one of the world’s clumsiest indirect tax system was not an easy task. The challenges to implement the GST were compounded by some outlandish and exaggerated comments of the not so well-informed. It would, therefore, be onl...

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Highlights of 35th GST Council Meeting

35th GST Council Meeting was held on 21 June 2019 at New Delhi, after a long gap of more than three months. This was the first council meeting chaired by the re-elected government and India’s second woman Union Finance Minister, Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman....

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GST –An Update (As on 1st June, 2019)

Taxpayers may opt for multiple registrations within a State/Union territory in respect of multiple places of business located within the same State/Union territory. Mandatory registration is required for only those e-commerce operators who are required to collect tax at source....

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GST Council has to decide on levy of GST on Petroleum Products

Article 279A (5) of the Constitution provides that Goods and Services Tax Council shall recommend the date on which goods and services tax shall be levied on petroleum crude, high speed diesel, motor spirit, natural gas and aviation turbine fuel. Thus while, petroleum products are constitutionally included under GST, the date on which GST...

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Major Recent GST Changes till 24th June 2019

35th meeting of the GST council took place on 21st June, 2019, first one for current Union Finance Minister, Mrs. Nirmala Sitaraman and under the new Government’s tenure....

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35th GST Council Meeting Highlights

GST council meeting is held very often prior to elections but in the mid- three months the meeting was not arranged due to the election pressure and canvassing for votes. The council meeting was arranged on 21 st June 2019 under the eyes of Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman, who is the second Union Finance Minister. The […]...

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Key Highlights of 35th GST Council Meeting

The 35th GST Council Meeting was held on 21st June, 2019. The following are the key recommendations made by the GST Council: – Reduction in GST rates of Electronic Vehicles Decision for reduction of rate on electric vehicle (EV) is given to Fitment committee–decision is expected in next council meeting. Current rate on EV is [&hel...

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Summary of outcome of 35th GST Council Meet

The GST Council met for the 35th time after a long gap of 3 months at New Delhi on 21st June 2019 under the chairmanship of Union Finance Minister Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman. The Council in its meeting discussed the various issues including extension of tenure of National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA), e-invoicing, modalities for introduc...

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Key Takeaways from 35th GST Council Meeting held on 21st June 2019

GST Annual Return Deadline Extended Deadline to file Annual Return GSTR 9/9A/9C has been extended from 30th June to 30th August 2019.  Single GST Return System from January 2019 The new GST Return filing system would come into effect fully from January 1, 2020   e-Invoice System Gets the Approval by the Council GST Council has [&hellip...

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GSTR 9C: Draft Appointment, Acceptance & Management Representation Letter

Article explains  Important measures/work required before filing or Preparing Form GSTR 9C, Modus Operandi of Filing Form GSTR 9C and alsd Contains Draft Format of management representation letter on GST Audit, draft format for GST Audit Acceptance Letter and draft format of GST Audit Appointment Letter....

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35th GST Council Meeting – Key recommendations

The most awaited 35th GST council meeting was held on 21st June 2019 at New Delhi. It was the first meeting of the Council after the swearing in of the new Government. Following are some of the key recommendations made therein: 1. It has been decided to have a common State Bench for the States […]...

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35th GST Council Meeting- Key Take aways & Due date extensions

The date of filing of Form GST CMP-02 for availing Composition Levy under Notification No-02/2019 is extended to 31st July 2019. From 21st June, Rule 138E of CGST Rules is applicable and those persons who have not filed 2 consecutive return is debarred to generate E-way bill. This date is also extended to 21st August 2019....

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CBIC extends due date of FORM GSTR-9, GSTR-9A & GSTR 9C

On account of difficulties being faced by taxpayers in furnishingthe annual returns in FORM GSTR-9, FORM GSTR-9A and reconciliation statement in FORM GSTR-9C, the due date for furnishing these returns/reconciliation statements to be extended till 31.08.2019...

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35th GST Council Meeting- GST rate related change

On issues relating to GST concessions on electric vehicle, charger and hiring of electric vehicle, the Council recommended that the issue be examined in detail by the Fitment Committee and brought before the Council in the next meeting....

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NAA tenure extended for 2 Years; Phased electronic invoicing system introduction; Decision on GSTAT

The tenure of National Anti-Profiteering Authority has been extended by 2 years. The Council also decided to introduce electronic invoicing system in a phase-wise manner for B2B transactions. E- invoicing is a rapidly expanding technology which would help taxpayers in backward integration and automation of tax relevant processes....

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Extend due date for filing of GSTR-9, 9A, 9C to 31 October, 2019

To, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman Ji, Hon. Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Government of India North Block, New Delhi – 110001 Hon’ble Madam Sub : Extend due date for filing of GST Annual Returns in Forms GSTR-9, 9A, 9B and Audit Report in form GSTR-9C from 30 June, 2019 to 31 October, 2019. I […]...

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Agenda of GST Council Meeting on 20th June 2019 

In the upcoming GST Council Meeting ,the finance ministry might propose threshold limit of turnover Rs 50 crore for generating E-invoice on a centralized government portal for business-to-business (B2B) sales which might be beneficial for entities as well as for government as follows- Entities with turnover above Rs 50 crore would be save...

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GST Council and Details of GST Council Meetings

GST Council:  The GST Council was constituted on 15th September 2016 under Article 279A of the Constitution. It consists of the Union Finance Minister (Chairperson), Union Minister of the State in charge of Revenue of Finance and the Minister in charge of Finance or Taxation or may other Minister nominated by each State Government. Union...

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GST rate on real estate sector- Decisions in 34th GST Council meeting

Decisions taken by the GST Council in the 34th meeting held on 19th March, 2019 regarding GST rate on real estate sector GST Council in the 34th meeting held on 19th March, 2019 at New Delhi discussed the operational details for implementation of the recommendations made by the council in its 33rd meeting for lower […]...

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GST Tribunal Formed or Not? HC seeks response from GST Council

M/s. Torque Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. Vs Union of India (Allahabad High Court)

In this matter learned counsel for the G.S.T. Council is unable to tell as to whether the Tribunal is constituted or not. Learned standing counsel appearing for the State is also unable to tell as to whether the State has moved in the matter or not....

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Outcome of 32nd GST council meeting.

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council held its 32nd meeting on 10 January 2019 in New Delhi. Various decisions were taken to provide relief to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. The key recommendations made by GST council are as follows: The threshold limit of aggregate turnover in the preceding financial year for opting composition ...

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Threshold limit based on 32nd GST Council meeting decisions

The GST Council in its 32nd meeting held on 10th Jan 2019 considered the demands raised by the MSME (including the small traders) to increase the threshold limit for registration and to ease the compliance burden under GST. Key highlights of the meeting are as follows: Two higher exemption threshold limit from registration and payment [&h...

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7 Major Decisions taken by 32nd GST Council

1. Increase in Turnover Limit for the existing Composition Scheme: The limit of Annual Turnover in the preceding Financial Year for availing Composition Scheme for Goods shall be increased to Rs 1.5 crore. Special category States would decide, within one week, about the Composition Limit in their respective States....

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GST Council: 31 Meetings, 918 decisions & 294 notifications so far

The GST Council has met 31 times so far. Till the 30th GST Council Meeting, a total of 918 decisions have been taken and 294 notifications have been issued by the Central Government. In the 31st GST Council Meeting held on 22nd December, 2018, a total of 29 decisions were taken which have been implemented through the issuance of the requi...

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Notification related to 31st GST Council Meeting recommendations

Notification related to recommendations made during 31st Meeting of the GST Council The CBIC has issued Notification related to recommendations made during 31st Meeting of the GST Council from 67/2018 to 79/2018 also ‘Removal of Difficulty Orders’ from Order No. 2/2018 to Order No. 4/2018. In these article we will read the de...

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CBIC releases 44 GST Notification / Circular / Order on 31.12.2018

GST Council has made several recommendations related to GST Rate Reduction on Good and Services, Late Return Filing Fees Waiver, Extension of Due date of GST Return Filing, Simplification of Annual GST Return and to provide clarification related to GST on Various Services in its 31st GST Council Meeting held on 22nd December 2018. To [&he...

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Summary of Recent 31st Meeting of GST Council and Press Releases

GoM to study revenue trend 7 Member Group of Ministers to study the revenue trend, including analysing the reasons for structural patterns affecting the revenue collection in some of the States. The study would include the underlying reasons for deviation from the revenue collection targets vis a vis original assumptions discussed during ...

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Unfair waiving off late fees on GST returns in recent council meeting

Late fee shall be levied on the late filing of GST returns as per Central Goods and Services Act (CGST Act). Chapter IX of CGST Act prescribes the due date of furnishing different GST returns. In case, GST returns are not furnished within the time limit, late fees shall be levied on it....

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Summary of 31ST GST Council Meeting Decisions

31ST GST COUNCIL MEETING DECISIONS Change in GST Rate on Goods –  Solar Power Plants to be Taxed at 8.9% – To provide some relief to Solar Industry, it has been decided that supply of Solar Power Systems/ Plants as a part of EPC Contract will be taxed as follows – Particulars Effective Rate 70% […]...

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GST Council की 31st मिटींग के कुछ खास निर्णय

Important changes proposed in GST Council’s 31st Meeting GST Council की 31st मिटींग आज 22/12/2018 को हुई जिसमें नीम्न प्रकार के GST में amendment करने का प्रस्ताव रखा गया है। इसके लिए जल्द ह...

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