GST Council

Highlights of the 39th GST Council Meeting

Goods and Services Tax - 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

Goods and Services Tax - 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

Goods and Services Tax - 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

Goods and Services Tax - 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

Goods and Services Tax - 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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38th GST Council’s decisions on Law & Procedural changes

Goods and Services Tax - 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

Goods and Services Tax - 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

Goods and Services Tax - 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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CBIC issues 43 notifications on 30th September 2019

Goods and Services Tax - 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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Changes in GST Law & Return Filing including Annual Returns

Goods and Services Tax - 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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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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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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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 inse...

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Guidelines for division of GST taxpayers between Central & state govt

Circular No. 01/2017 - (20/09/2017) - following criteria should be followed for the division of taxpayer base between the Centre and the States to ensure single interface: i. Of the total number of taxpayers below Rs. 1.5 crore turnover, all administrative control over 90% of the taxpayers shall vest with the State tax administration an...

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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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