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Government extended April GST payment deadline till May 24
18 May

As taxpayers faced technical glitches on the GST portal, the government extended the due date for April tax payment till May 24 and has directed Infos ...

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Proposal of GST levy based on installed capacity on pan masala, gutkha etc. may be dropped.
18 May


A plan to levy GST on pan masala and gutkha on the basis of installed manufacturing capacity may be dropped due to the difficulties in administeri ...

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Applicability of GST On Royalty On Mining: Allahabad HC directed assessee to reply to SCN
18 May



 The Allahabad HC bench of Justice Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya and Justice Brij Raj Singh, while dealing with the issue of the applicability ...

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The Internet and Mobile Association of India urged GST council to keep 18% tax on online gaming.
17 May

The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) urged the GST Council to continue maintaining the GST on online gaming at 18 per cent and any fur ...

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Maharashtra, UP top in GST registrations.
17 May

Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh have topped in Goods and Services Tax (GST) registrations by businesses and dealers followed by Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, ...

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Tea planters request Union Govt to bring natural gas under GST.
17 May

The Chairman NETA stated, “It has been observed that during the last ten months, i.e. from July, 2021 to April, 2022 the price of Natural Gas has rise ...

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Extend period of GST compensation by 3 more years: Congress
16 May

The compensation period to states for any loss of revenue under the Goods and Services Tax regime, which ends in June, must be extended by another thr ...

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Complex GST compliance to sell online among reasons for MSMEs’ low digital penetration: FISME
16 May

One of the reasons for the low digital penetration of MSMEs are complex Good and Services Tax (GST) compliance requirements needed to make the transit ...

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Genuine Transactions With Suppliers Whose GST Registration Cancelled: Calcutta High Court Allows GST ITC To Assessee
16 May

The Calcutta High Court bench of Justice Md. Nizamuddin has held that the Input Tax Credit (ITC) cannot be denied on genuine transactions with supplie ...

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Bhagwant Mann to hold meet on GST relief today
14 May


Punjab is staring at a major crisis in the coming days, with the compensation for the rollout of goods and services tax (GST) about to end in June ...

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Maharashtra: Firm proprietor held by GST dept for Rs 8 cr tax evasion
14 May

Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) unit unearthed a fake input tax credit (ITC) racket and arrested the proprietor of a Dahisar-based firm, for fra ...

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GST rates on certain sin goods at a point where they can't be hiked anymore: CBIC Chairman
13 May

Some commodities which are perceived to be sin goods have seen Goods and Services (GST) rates rising to a point where further taxation isn't an option ...

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Delhi records highest ever GST collection of over Rs 2,800 crore for April month
13 May

Delhi registered a record Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection of Rs 2,898 crore in the first month of financial year 2022-23, said the officials.T ...

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Doctors urged GST council to Increase cess on tobacco items
13 May

Civil society organisations and doctors have urged the GST Council to increase compensation cess on all tobacco products to generate additional revenu ...

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Don’t impose GST on cryptos, says Maharashtra IT Minister Satej Patil
12 May

Minister of state for home and information technology Satej Patil, raised apprehensions over the proposal of levying 28% Goods and Services Tax (GST) ...

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Online gaming industry urges government to retain 18% GST
12 May

The online skill-based gaming industry has made a case for retaining the service under the 18 percent GST slab instead of the 28 percent tax rate cate ...

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Panneerselvam tells Tamil Nadu CM to discuss with Centre to bring petroleum products under GST
12 May

AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam urged Tamil Nadu chief minister M K Stalin to hold discussions with Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and c ...

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IAMAI urges govt not to hike GST on online skill-based gaming sector
11 May

Leading industry body, Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), has shot off letters to the Finance Ministry as well as the GST Council, urgi ...

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Technical glitches in GST portal leave dealers worried
11 May

Technical glitches in Goods and Services Tax (GST) portal for last four days have left dealers worried about missing the fast approaching due date for ...

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City’s GST share now insufficient to pay staff
11 May

Not receiving enough share of GST (goods and services tax) ever since a new government took over in the state, the local civic body has entered a phas ...

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GST Council mulling 28% tax on Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies
10 May

In what could further dampen the mood of crypto investors in the country, the goods and services tax (GST) council is mulling a 28 per cent tax on cry ...

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Exempt Sungudi saris from GST: MP
10 May

Madurai MP, Su Venkatesan urged the Union government to exempt Sungudi saris from the ambit of the Goods and Service Tax (GST).He was speaking after i ...

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CBIC urges businesses to file various GST returns on time
10 May

Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has urged businesses to file on time various tax return forms falling due in the next few days as p ...

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GST net on crypto may expand to include their sale, purchase.
09 May

The government may expand the indirect tax net over cryptocurrencies to cover the entire gamut of activities, including their usage for exchanging goo ...

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Small businesses keen to sell on e-commerce but mandatory GST registration major deterrent: CAIT survey
09 May

A survey released by traders’ body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) said while e-commerce is a potential mode of business activity, mandatory ...

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All GST dues have been settled: Union FM
09 May

All dues to the states as per the GST formulation have been settled and only dues for the months of February and March of 2022, of about Rs.78,000 cro ...

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E-way bill generation dips in April; may hit May’s GST collection
06 May

Generation of e-way bills, which are needed to ship goods within and across states, eased a notch in April, suggesting that Goods and Services Tax (GS ...

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Commercial Tax Department busts auditor over fraudulent Input Tax Credit claims
06 May

The Commercial Tax Department raided the residence and office of a GST tax auditor in Davangere and Bengaluru and busted a Input Tax Credit (ITC) scam ...

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With GST grant set to end, Punjab’s AAP regime stares at tough times ahead
06 May


Saddled with a debt of Rs 3 lakh crore it inherited from the previous regime, Punjab’s Aam Aadmi Party government is staring at a financial crisis ...

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Food min moots 5% GST on de-oiled rice bran to temper edible oil problem
05 May

The Union Food Ministry has suggested imposing a 5 percent GST on de-oiled rice bran to discourage use of the product for feed purpose, Food Secretary ...

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April GST mop-up notwithstanding, Rs 1.5 trn a month may not happen in FY23
05 May

The record collection from the goods and services tax (GST) of Rs 1.68 trillion has raised hopes that finally the near five-year-old indirect tax regi ...

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Naturopathy, yoga provided by a Resort as total package will attract GST
05 May

AAAR said accommodation service and other services including naturopathy rendered during the course of said service is covered under composite service ...

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Govt may subsume sin goods cess into GST  to pacify  states
04 May

The cess levied on aerated drinks, cigarettes and cars is set to become a bargaining chip in Centre-state talks on GST compensation, with the Centre o ...

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Fruit-based fizzy drinks face 28% GST plus 12% cess
04 May

The classification of a cold drink will determine the goods and services tax (GST) levy, which is a component of the final price paid by you – the con ...

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Apple And Malt Cola Fizzy Attracts 28% GST And 12% GST Compensation Cess: Gujarat AAR
29 May

The applicant contended that drinks prepared from juice concentrates and other ingredients, including water, sugar, flavours, etc., and processed by h ...

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Maharashtra stares at Rs 30,000 crore income loss if GST compensation not extended
29 May

If the Centre does not extend the GST compensation from July this year, Maharashtra, which pays the maximum taxes, will lose Rs 30,000 crore annually, ...

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FHRAI appeals for rationalisation of GST rates for complete revival of hospitality sector
29 May

Citing high inflation, the Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India appealed to the GST Council to rationalise the GST rates for the h ...

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Farmers seek removal of GST on farm-related machinery
23 May

Farmers have sought removal of GST on agriculture-related implements including fertilizers to help reduce the input cost besides appointment of agricu ...

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Jet fuel should be under GST, states should cut VAT: Scindia
23 May


Civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said a dozen states that have not reduced VAT on jet fuel are being nudged to lower levies, and backe ...

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Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) will bear GST burden on swimming pool fees
26 May

The Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has decided to bear the GST burden on swimming pool fees. This which means citizens desirous of using the swimmi ...

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GST provisional attachment order loses its validity after one year: HC
26 May

The Delhi High Court bench of Justice Manmohan and Justice Sudhir Kumar Jain has held that every provisional attachment order ceases to have effect af ...

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Rent Free Accomodation Provided By Partner To Partnership Firm Is Exigible To GST: Tamil Nadu AAR
26 May

The Tamil Nadu Bench of the Authority for Advance Ruling, consisting of members T.G. Venkatesh and K. Latha, has ruled that GST is liable to be paid i ...

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Department Cannot Block GST ITC Without Assigning Any Reason: Gujarat High Court
26 May

The court observed that the order blocking the ITC was bereft of any reasons, and there was no question of any reflection of the authority passing the ...

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CBIC introduces facility of restoration of Cancelled GST registration
25 May

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has introduced the facility of restoration of cancelled registration under Goods and Services T ...

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Payments received in cryptocurrencies set to face GST complications
25 May

Individuals who had provided services to clients outside India and were paid in cryptocurrencies are rushing to their tax advisors seeking clarity ove ...

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Court summons GST officer over detention of tax consultant
25 May

The Gujarat high court ordered an officer of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) to remain present in court on Thursday morning and bring along a tax cons ...

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SBI Research says GST on insurance premiums should be reduced to 5% or nil
23 May

Taxing insurance premiums at 18 per cent at a time when insurance penetration in the country is merely 4.2 per cent is, perhaps, not the best way forw ...

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Govt May Bring Cryptocurrency Under GST
23 May

The government is working to bring cryptocurrencies under the ambit of Goods & Services Tax (GST) in order to tax the entire value of transactions ...

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GST Applicable to Reimbursement received towards Stipend paid to Trainees on behalf of Industry partner
23 May

The Coram of Sri Dr. M. P. Ravi Prasad, Member (State) and Sri. T. Kiran Reddy, Member (Central) based on the above observations held that “the applic ...

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CAIT to urge govt on BIS standards & GST tax slab rationalisation in footwear sector
22 May

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has ensured the footwear sector that it will reach out to the government to discuss on rationalisation o ...

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Two persons held for GST irregularities of nearly Rs 200 crore in Mumbai
22 May

Two people were arrested for alleged irregularities to the tune of nearly Rs 200 crore in connection with Goods and Services Tax payments, an official ...

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Maharashtra passes Bill to waive pre-GST tax arrears
22 May

The Maharashtra legislature on Monday passed a Bill to provide for settlement of arrears of tax, interest, penalty or late fee that were payable under ...

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States panel may propose a single 15% GST levy by merging 12% and 18% slabs
21 May

A panel of state ministers set up to suggest changes to the GST rate structure may propose a single 15% levy by merging the 12% and 18% slabs, but is ...

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Cryptocurrency to be treated as goods or services under GST Law
21 May

The government is working on classifying cryptocurrency as goods or services under the GST law so that tax can be levied on the entire value of transa ...

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Farmers demand waiver of GST on farm inputs, equipment
21 May

Farmers’ unions from across the country have urged the Centre to remove GST on agri produce, fertilizers, pesticide and drip irrigation equipment, and ...

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IndiGo ‘in talks with Central government to bring aviation fuel under scope of GST
17 May

As crude oil prices continue to soar, IndiGo's full-time Director and Chief Executive Officer Ronojoy Dutta urged the Central government to bring the ...

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GST is neither good nor simple to taxing pizzas, ice cream or vehicles
17 May

It can happen only in India that a pizza is taxed at three different rates and where a pizza topping is different from a pizza, as decreed two days ag ...

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Centre yet to pay GST dues of Rs 26,000 crore to Maharashtra
17 May

The Union government has not yet paid GST dues of Rs 26,000 crore to Maharashtra and if the state gets this money it would be very helpful, Minister o ...

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Insurance Agents’ Federation plea to remove GST on insurance products
16 May

The Life Insurance Agents’ Federation of India has appealed to Basavaraj S. Bommai, Chief Minister of Karnataka, who is also Leader of the Ministerial ...

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Rs 53,600 crore GST compensation yet to be released to states this fiscal
16 May

Over Rs 53,600 crore of GST compensation for the current fiscal is yet to be released to the states, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in the R ...

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Gujarat's Resident Anant Shah arrested for Rs. 63 crore GST evasion
16 May


Anant Shah, a resident of Ahmedabad, was arrested by officials of state goods and services tax (SGST) department, for evasion of taxes of Rs 63 cr ...

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Many states request GST compensation extension beyond 5 years
15 May

Many states have requested extension of the compensation mechanism under the GST beyond June 2022, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said.Under the ...

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GST slashed to 5% on domestic maintenance, repair and overhaul services for aviation sector
15 May

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) has been slashed from 18 percent to five percent on domestic maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the ...

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CAIT says that mandatory GST number bars lakhs of MSMEs from selling products with e-commerce
15 May

The Confederation of All India Traders ( CAIT) has raised an issue that the mandatory requirement of GST number for sellers on e-commerce platform blo ...

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Auditing officers lose adjudicating notice power under GST system
14 May

Assessees have got some relief as only jurisdictional tax officers would now be able to adjudicate notices issued under the goods and services tax (GS ...

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Chandigarh Beopar Mandal delegation airs grievances at GST panel meeting
14 May

A delegation of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal (CBM) attended the first meeting of the Grievances Redressal Committee of the Central GST.Charanjiv Singh ...

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CGST Delhi Officials apprehend A gang Of 7 Firms In GST Evasion
14 May

Through extensive analysis of E-way bills, CGST Delhi East Commissionerate had busted a syndicate of five firms who were engaged in availing and utili ...

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Karnataka CM hints at GST relief extension
12 May

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai informed the Legislative Council that the Union Government is considering the request for extending the Goods and Serv ...

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HC directs GST Directorate to refund illegally collected Rs. 27.51 crore to Swiggy
12 May

The High Court of Karnataka has directed the Directorate of Goods and Services (GST) to refund Rs. 27.51 crore to M/s Bundl Technologies Pvt. Ltd., wh ...

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GST officials arrest executive for tax credit fraud
12 May

Goods and Services Tax (GST) officials have arrested director of a Mumbai-based chemical-trading company for alleged irregularities related to input t ...

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Extension of GST compensation yet to be decided: CM Bommai
11 May

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s statement of extending the GST Cess till 2026 is only limited to paying the pending amounts to states, cla ...

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IndiaTech.org seeks review of GST on online transactions of travel and small businesses
11 May

Start-up industry body IndiaTech.Org has sought a review of GST on online transactions as it is adversely impacting small businesses and travel compan ...

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Malad businessman arrested for 5.9cr GST fraud
11 May

The Central Goods and Service Tax department and central excise have arrested a Malad businessman, Sachin Mehta, for allegedly fraudulently availing i ...

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GST authorities expand probe into alleged tax evasion by BharatPe
10 May

GST authorities have expanded the probe into alleged tax evasion by fintech firm BharatPe to include reported issuance of fake invoices by those close ...

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Hint of 3% GST hike puts small units at 100% unease
10 May

Opposing the GST council’s reported proposal of increasing the minimum tax slab from 5 to 8%., the city businessmen have said that any hike in the goo ...

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GST compensation cess period already extended till March 2026: FM Nirmala Sitharaman
10 May

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the GST compensation cess period has already been extended till March 2026 to enable the Centre to repa ...

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New e-invoicing rule to bring 180k more firms into GST compliance fold
28 May

Mandatory electronic invoicing of business-to-business (B2B) transactions for companies with annual turnover above ₹20 crore will increase goods and s ...

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GST intelligence body widens investigation on financial technology firm BharatPe
28 May

The Directorate General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence (DGGI) has widened its probe on BharatPe after its earlier investigation had found the ...

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Rs.315cr GST scam unearthed
28 May

The State Goods and Services Tax (GST) department has unearthed a scam involving turnover of Rs 315 crore in which bogus firms and fake invoices were ...

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Some states may need GST compensation even after June FY23
25 May

A few states including Haryana, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, West Bengal and Bihar may need GST compensation post-June FY23.The report furth ...

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Can’t attach personal assets of LLP partner: Gujarat high court
25 May

The Gujarat high court has said that the GST officials cannot provisionally attach personal properties of a partner of a partnership firm without fina ...

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Absconder held in Bhavnagar’s Rs 762-crore GST billing scam
25 May

Chairman of Madhav Copper Ltd, Nilesh Natubhai Patel, an accused in the Rs 762-crore bogus billing scam of Bhavnagar, has been arrested by State Goods ...

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Several steps taken to crackdown on people indulging in fake GST invoices to take benefit of ITC
24 May

The Government said it has taken several steps to crack down on people indulging in generating fake GST invoices to take benefit of input tax credit.R ...

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Reduce GST As Beedis Exported To Europe, Gulf And US
24 May

Indian beedis are being exported to various countries, said officials at a panel discussion and therefore on the need to reduce the Goods and Services ...

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No adversarial relationship between Centre and states on GST: FM Sitharaman
23 May

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 22 said that there is no adversarial relationship between the states and the Centre when it comes to m ...

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Coaching institutes need to pay GST on composite supply basis: CBIC
23 May

A coaching institute cannot deposit Goods & Services Tax (GST) on individual items basis for the supply of notebooks, t-shirts, bags, sweat shirts ...

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Issues related to GST frustrate Ludhiana steel dealers
23 May

Industrialists dealing in steel, scrap and furnaces are sore over the lackadaisical approach of the government in controlling steel prices. As if it w ...

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As per AAR rulings the GST applicable on seeds used in agriculture
22 May

The Telangana Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) has said in two rulings that seeds are not “agricultural produce” and should attract goods and service ...

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Govt likely to propose formula to bring ATF under GST
22 May

The government is likely to propose a formula to bring aviation turbine fuel (ATF) under the ambit of Goods and Services Tax (GST), CNBC TV18 reported ...

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GST Council likely to revisit plan to hike rate for textiles
22 May

Even though the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council had to drop a plan to hike the GST rates for most textile products in the man-made fibre (MMF) va ...

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Maharashtra: Your dazzling smile will cost you GST @ 18%
21 May

Your dazzling smile comes at a price. Your dental bill, for services like teeth whitening or application of veneer (also known as smile-fixing treatme ...

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GST Input Tax Credit Changes Cut Both Ways
21 May

Changes proposed to input tax credit provision in the GST law are good in intent but may be harsh for recipients, said experts regarding the Finance B ...

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Mumbai: Metal firm boss arrested over Rs 29-crore GST fraud
21 May

The Maharashtra State Goods and Services Tax Department on Friday arrested a director of a firm dealing in metal and scrap for accepting bogus invoice ...

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GST Council may cut tax exemptions, hike rates
18 May

The GST Council may cut down tax exemptions, hike rates on selected items and cut down tax slabs to three from four slabs of 5%, 12%, 18%, and 28%.The ...

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Income earned from providing guest lectures liable to 18 % GST: AAR Karnataka
18 May

Income earned from providing guest lectures will attract 18 per cent GST, the Karnataka bench of AAR has ruled.While passing the ruling, the AAR said ...

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Govt likely to propose 18% GST on crypto mining, trading entities
18 May

The Centre will take a proposal to the Goods and Services Tax Council (GST Council) to levy GST on entities that provide a mining platform for cryptoc ...

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A structural revamp of GST is comig soon
17 May

The Union government and states will implement a proposed structural revamp of the goods and services tax (GST) in phases, keeping in mind the impact ...

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Businessman arrested for using Rs100 crore of bogus invoices
17 May

Goods and Services Tax (GST) officials in Mumbai have arrested the proprietor of a firm engaged in metal scrap trade for allegedly making use of fraud ...

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GoM on GST for casinos, race course and online gaming reconstituted
15 May

The Finance Ministry has reconstituted the Group of Ministers to look into GST-related matters related to casinos, race course and online gaming. Howe ...

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Recording of reasons key to block ITC in Electronic Cash Ledger under GST: Bombay HC
15 May

Bombay High Court has held that adequate emphasis should be on not only ‘having reasons to believe’ to block Input Tax Credit (ITC) but also on ‘recor ...

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Mumbai-based businessman arrested for availing fake GST input tax worth Rs 7.11 cr
15 May

The Anti-Evasion wing of CGST (c), Mumbai South arrested the partner of a firm, Rushabh Bullion, a trader of gold and silver articles for availing fak ...

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Blockchain technology to stop fake billing, GST evasion, 1st phase to be implemented soon
14 May

The Central government is all set to use blockchain technology to curb fake billing and GST claims. In the first phase, the technology will be used fo ...

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Over 250,000 new GSTIN numbers registered since Covid pandemic began in Delhi
14 May

Over 250,000 people in Delhi registered their new or existing businesses under the ambit of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from March 2020, when the ...

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Maharashtra GST officials nab Surat couple for tax evasion of Rs 111 crore
14 May

Maharashtra Goods and Services Tax (GST) department arrested a couple from Gujarat's Surat on charges of GST evasion through fake Input Tax Credit (IT ...

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GoM to make recommendations to GST Council
12 May

The second meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM) on GST System Reforms headed by Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar h ...

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Centre ignoring call for GST rate cut on health insurance premiums: MP
12 May

DMK Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi N.V.N. Somu said the Union government was turning a blind eye to the health insurance sector’s call for a GST rate cu ...

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Building Owner Can Claim GST Exemption If Residential Premises Leased Out Are Used As Hostel: Karnataka High Court
12 May

The Karnataka High Court has held that an owner of a building can claim tax exemption under the Goods and Services Act (GST) if the residential premis ...

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Tax on digital assets could go up, govt. mulling GST on crypto mining, supply
11 May

The government is examining the applicability of goods and services tax (GST) on various crypto currency transactions including mining of these digita ...

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Government open to consider restaurant owners' demand for higher GST levy
11 May

Revenue secretary said government is open to considering the restaurant industry's demand of shifting back to higher goods and services tax (GST) alon ...

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GST officials bust fake tax credit racket
11 May

Goods and Services Tax (GST) officials have bust a tax credit racket and arrested the proprietor of a metal trading firm, the finance ministry said in ...

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No clarity on levying of GST on crypto
09 May

During the Zero Hour discussion in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, BJP leader Sushil Modi raised the issue of crypto currencies. Notably, Finance Minister ...

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Company drags taxman to court after similar tax demands raised by state and central GST authorities
09 May

A BSE listed firm, Suumaya Corporation, has dragged the federal government and the oblique tax authorities to court over similar tax demands by the st ...

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GST return filers doubled as compliance was simplified
09 May

CBIC chairman said that steps taken by the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council and by tax authorities at the central and state levels have doubled th ...

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Karnataka CM urges centre to extend GST compensation period upto 2024-25
08 May

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday requested the Centre to extend the GST compensation for a period up to 2024-25. Bommai presented t ...

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CBIC  to  scaleup departmental audits to boost GST compliance
08 May

Chairman Vivek Johri said that Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) is set to scale up scrutiny and departmental audits of risky taxpaye ...

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Gujarat HC directs GST dept. to sanction refund towards IGST
08 May

In the matter of Jal Engineering (petitioner) invokes the extraordinary jurisdiction vested in this Court under Article 226 of the Constitution of Ind ...

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Govt. to press for inclusion of jet fuel in GST
07 May

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the Centre would take forward the industry proposal for bringing jet fuel, a key input for the distressed air ...

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GST clarity crucial for Indian fantasy sports industry to drive investments: FDI
07 May

With the exponential growth of fantasy sports and the potential benefits to India's digital economy, a new whitepaper recommends providing tax certain ...

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Retrospective Cancellation of Registration of Selling Dealer does not affect Right of purchasing dealer for Deduction: Rajasthan HC
07 May

Mr. Ayush Singh Advocate on behalf of Mr. Punit Singhvi, counsel for the revenue is that in cases where the registered seller is found to have obtaine ...

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Centre says GST on transaction fees, not on crypto’s value
05 May

The government will levy goods and services tax (GST) on the service fees on cryptocurrency transactions, not the digital asset’s gross value. However ...

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Odisha registers 47% growth in state GST
05 May

The collection of State GST in Odisha was Rs 1,143.14 crore in January 2022 against Rs 777.71 crore in the same month last year, registering an increa ...

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Steel company owner arrested over GST fraud
05 May

Central GST Commissionerate of Navi Mumbai on Wednesday arrested a proprietor of Navnit Steels for alleged fraudulent input tax credit (ITC). The comp ...

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GST question mark on cryptocurrency transactions
04 May


If the Budgetary announcement of a 30 per cent tax on income from an asset with no legal status stumped the common man, cryptocurrency service pro ...

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Rs. 20 crore GST evasion by Malayalam actors, distributors detected
04 May

The tax evasion by the actors surfaced during the investigation against the distributor.Eight leading actors and a few film distributors of Malayalam ...

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Fishermen seek waiver of GST bill on diesel subsidy
04 May


CHENNAI Fishermen have urged the State authorities to supply diesel subsidy to new boats with out insisting upon GST payments for engines and boat ...

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No word on electricity to be brought under GST disappoints sector players
03 May

Power producing companies were left wanting as the Union Budget did not acknowledge their wish for including electricity under the purview of the ...

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Himachal Pradesh witnesses 24% rise in GST collection
03 May

The state Taxes and Excise has collected Rs 427.72 crores GST in the month of January as compared to Rs 346.30 crores in January last year, thus regis ...

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MH Government slams Union Budget 22, demands GST dues
03 May

Maharashtra government on Tuesday slammed the Union Budget terming it a disappointment and raising the issue of non-payment of GST dues to the State a ...

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GST officers bust nexus of 93 fake firms passing on Rs 491cr ITC fraudulently
01 May

GST officers have arrested one person on charges of running multiple fake firms and having passed on fraudulently ITC worth Rs 491 crore.The Gurugram ...

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GST Reg. to be cancelled if ITC taken in GSTR-3B more than 10% with GSTR-2B
01 May

The Goods and Services Tax Network (“GSTN”) has issued an update w.r.t. GST Registration to be cancelled if Input Tax Credit (“ITC”) taken in GSTR-3B ...

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GST mop-up tops Rs 1.38 lakh crore in Jan, nears April record
01 May

Goods and services tax (GST) collection topped Rs 1. 38 lakh crore in January, compared to Rs 1. 29 lakh crore in the previous month, providing furthe ...

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Budget may propose creating GST tribunal
31 May

The government is considering setting in motion the creation of a Goods and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (GSTAT) for the expeditious resolution of i ...

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GST squads to keep eye on freebies
31 May

The GST department of the UP government has formed four flying squads to carry out surprise inspection of vehicles including transport vehicles and to ...

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Bullion trader arrested for Rs 21 crore GST scam
31 May

The CGST and the Central Excise department have arrested bullion trader for alleged Input Tax Credit (ITC) fraud of Rs 20.8 crore.He is one of the dir ...

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GST on smartphones should be lowered to 12% from 18%- ICEA
29 May

The Indian government imposed an 18 per cent goods and services tax on smartphones in 2020, which upscaled the prices of handsets, making it costlier. ...

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MP joins opposition states in demanding 5yr extension to GST compensation
29 May

At a time when opposition states are demanding extension of Goods and Services Tax (GST) compensation by five years from the Central government, Madhy ...

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Fake firms' Syndicate busted for Rs. 362cr GST evasion
29 May

DGGI Ghaziabad officials have busted a bogus network of 275 firms involved in issuing fake invoices of more than Rs 3100 crore involving GST evasion o ...

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Call to keep handloom sector out of GST purview
28 May

The All-India Handloom Rights Forum has appealed to the Central government to give exemption to handloom sector from the GST.Forum national president ...

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Extend GST compensation to states for two more years due to COVID pandemic
28 May

Maharashtra deputy chief minister and state finance minister on Wednesday urged the Union Government to extend the period of Goods and Services Tax (G ...

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GST officials arrest youth for issuing bogus bills of over Rs 1,000 cr
28 May

GST authorities said an 'accountant' has been arrested for allegedly issuing bogus bills of ₹ 1,000 crore and committing an input tax credit (ITC) fra ...

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Tax games of skill differently from games of chance
27 May

In a letter to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Union Budget 2022-23, IndiaTech has proposed that goods and services tax be levied onl ...

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Uttarakhand HC stays condition in GST Circular relating to filing of refunds in timely order
27 May

The Uttarakhand High Court has stayed the condition in the GST Circular relating to filing of refunds in chronological order. The petitioner has praye ...

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Industries urge to bring natural gas under GST to realise PM’s vision of gas-based economy
27 May

The government should bring natural gas under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime to realise Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for a gas-based ...

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Insurers push for cut in GST on health policies
25 May

With Covid pandemic nonetheless enjoying havoc within the nation, the insurance coverage sector is pushing for a discount within the GST on well being ...

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RTI replies show GST evasion of over Rs 93,000 crore
25 May

The government has detected evasion of Goods and Services Tax (GST), which also includes Central Excise and Service taxes prior to 2017, to the tune o ...

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Mumbai businessman arrested for fake ITC network worth over Rs 63cr
25 May

Bhiwandi Commissionerate of CGST Mumbai Zone has arrested a businessman, who was running a fake GST Input Tax Credit racket.The ministry said "acting ...

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Importers, govt. duel in SC over GST on ocean freight
24 May

The government is engaged in a pitched legal battle in the Supreme Court against importers over its decision to levy Integrated Goods and Services Tax ...

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Outbound tours under LTC scheme, provide GST and TCS concession: OTOAI to FM
24 May

The Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) recently wrote to the honourable Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, ahead of the Budge ...

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Special GST Bill presented to Parliament
24 May

The government presented to Parliament the Special Goods and Services Tax (SGST) Bill that is aimed at simplifying the existing tax structure.The Bill ...

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Advt. tax merged with GST, yet NMC charging it as licence fee
22 May

Despite advertisement tax merging in goods and services tax (GST), Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is still recovering it in the name of licence fe ...

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Tech Cos. hope for GST reconsiderations for electronics
22 May

As the government prepares to announce the budget for 2022, the only major concern raised by most tech companies is the panel of 28 percent GST that i ...

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No tax claims after winding up order of Co. passed: CBIC
22 May

CBIC said tax officers cannot make any tax claim after the winding up order of a company is passed. The apex indirect taxes body Friday issued detaile ...

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Exempt essential food products from purview of GST
21 May

Agrofood Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to impress upon the GST Council to exempt all essential food p ...

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RBI holds repo auction as GST outflow tightens liquidity
21 May

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday conducted a variable rate repo operation to infuse liquidity, instead of its usual variable rate reverse r ...

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Businessman held for ₹10cr GST fraud
21 May

Mumbai West CGST Commissionerate has busted a fake input tax credit (ITC) racket involving Rs 10.1 crore and arrested a businessman in the case. The b ...

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Importers of denatured ethyl alcohol drag govt to court over GST classification issue
20 May

Importers of denatured ethyl alcohol, a raw material used in hand sanitisers and disinfectants, and a constituent used in Remdesivir, have approached ...

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MSMEs hope for GST, TDS reductions, relaxation in compliances
20 May

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Union Budget on February 1, 2022. Micro, Small and Mid-size enterprises (MSMEs) are requesting th ...

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ITC can be availed on GST charged by Works Contractor Supply
20 May

The Telangana Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that ITC can be availed on GST charged by contractor supplying service of works contract to the ...

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MTAI seeks reduction in GST, customs duties on medical devices
19 May

The Medical Technology Association of India (MTAI) has urged the government to reduce GST and customs duties on medical devices, cold chain units and ...

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Jewellery industry body urges government to reduce GST to 1.25%
19 May

The All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) on Tuesday urged the government to reduce the rate of GST (goods and services tax) to 1.25 per ...

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M/S Hardik textiles filed petition not to penalise them for inadvertent mistake
19 May

M/S HARDIK TEXTILES  Vs. State of Gujarat The petitioner is seeking to approach this Court being aggrieved by the fact that the eligible refund a ...

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FADA seeks GST rate cut on two-wheelers to 18% to increase demand
18 May

Automobile dealers' body FADA has urged the government to reduce GST rates on two-wheelers to 18 per cent in order to generate demand in the segment.T ...

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Cellular association seeks GST reduction on mobile phones
18 May

Seeking reduction in import duty on components used for making mobile phones, the India Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA) has said that if t ...

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CAIT urges Centre to exempt GST registration for e-commerce sales
18 May

CAIT made an appeal to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman asking her to approach the GST Council to call for GST registration exemption for sma ...

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Centre would not want extending GST compensation, given a choice
17 May

Tamil Nadu’s finance minister said several states would be hard pressed to manage their finances if the Centre did not extend Goods and Services Tax ( ...

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Delhi man arrested for issuing fake GST invoices worth Rs. 4,521 crore
17 May

GST officers have arrested one person for operating a syndicate and issuing fake invoices of ₹ 4,521 crore for availing input tax credit (ITC) benefit ...

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Telecom Cos. seek refund of Rs 35,000 cr. input tax credit
15 May

Telecom operators want the government to refund input tax credit (ITC) of around Rs 35,000 crore, reduce levies and waive GST on licence fees and spec ...

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Karnatak Chamber of Commerce and Ind. plans to set up GST legal cell
15 May

The newly elected body of the Karnatak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) plans to take several new steps, including setting up a special legal c ...

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Rajasthan Comml Tax Deptt. launches GST Advanced Analytical portal
15 May

The Advanced Analytics portal was launched by the Chief Tax Commissioner of Rajasthan at the headquarters in Jaipur. The portal has been developed by ...

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Union Budget 2022: ACMA seeks lower GST on auto components
13 May

Auto components industry body ACMA on Tuesday said it has urged the government for a uniform GST rate of 18 per cent on all auto parts to curb the imp ...

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State authorities can't act on whims to harass businessmen: All'bad HC
13 May

In a case pertaining to wrongful seizure of a consignment by State authorities citing non-compliance with the provisions of UP GST Act, a single judge ...

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1% GST for sweets, namkeens sold over the counter
12 May

Karnataka’ Authority for Advance Ruling (KAAR) said a sweet shop manufacturing and selling sweets and namkeen over the counter only will be required t ...

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Footwear traders hold protest in Jalandhar for 5% GST instead of 12%
12 May

Giving two hoots to Covid guidelines, members of the Shoe Association Atari Bazaar and Model House held a protest here out GST Bhawan on Monday, deman ...

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GST sleuths search houses of 3 Tanda tobacco dealers
12 May

A 15-member team of Lucknow Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) searched residences of three tobacco dealers in Tanda area of Ambedkar Naga ...

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PHDCCI urges govt to put all packaged cereals and staples under 5% GST
11 May

The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) has urged the government that all packaged (whether branded or unbranded) cereals and staples includ ...

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Karnataka HC upholds levy of GST and other taxes on tobacco
11 May

In a setback to manufacturers of tobacco and tobacco products, the High Court of Karnataka has upheld that laws that allow simultaneous levy of the Go ...

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GST tax credit fraud of ₹70cr leads to arrest of two businessmen
11 May

Central GST officials arrested two businessman for availing and passing input tax credit worth Rs 70 crore through fictitious transactions.Mumbai CGST ...

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Taxmen to give ‘reasonable time’ to explain reasons for mismatch in GSTR-1, 3B
10 May

As per the changes in the GST law effective January 1, GST officers were allowed to directly initiate recovery action against those errant businesses ...

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GST evasion: notices issued, but ‘no record of outcome’
10 May

The Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) issued 158 show-cause notices for tax evasion, amounting to ₹9,359 crore in the six years to FY21, ...

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CBIC notifies taxpayers to file GSTR-7 & 8 for Dec. before Jan. 10
10 May

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) on Sunday notified the Goods and Services Tax (GST) taxpayers to file the GSTR-7 Return for the ...

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Footwear traders oppose GST hike, seek rollback
08 May

Footwear manufacturers in the country are demanding reversal of the GST hike that came into effect from January 1, saying that higher rates will affec ...

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Industries seek simplification of GST
08 May

Upward revision in threshold limits for investment-based deductions from income and health insurance premium and incentive for information technology ...

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ICAI says bring back provision for audit of GST annual returns
07 May

Accounting rule maker Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has asked the government to bring back the audit and certification provisions ...

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GST hike on textiles will put financial burden on 85% population
07 May

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: Urging Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal to withdraw proposed GST hike on textiles from 5 per cent to 12 per cent inste ...

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CBIC starts initiative to boost GST mop-up
07 May

Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has started a new initiative of holding meetings with officials of state tax administrations across ...

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TN urges to continue GST compensation at least till June 2024
06 May

The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday urged the GST Council and the Union Finance Ministry to continue the GST compensation at least till June 30, 20 ...

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Budget Expectations are reduction in GST, streamlining KYC, and financial inclusion
06 May

As Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is scheduled to present the Union Budget for the financial year 2022-23 on 1st February, the Micro, Small & ...

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Surat, Vadodara traders protest GST hike on footwear products
06 May

Footwear traders in Surat and Vadodara on Tuesday shut shops and joined the bandh called by All India Footwear Association against the Centre’s decisi ...

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5% GST on electricity may cause Rs 5,700-crore loss to states, Centre
05 May

A proposal to bring electricity under the goods and services tax (GST) regime may cause a fiscal hole of Rs 5,780 crore for both states and the Centre ...

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Demand to cut GST on scrap from 18% to 5%
05 May

After the Goods and Services Tax Council deferred the increase in the GST rates for the textile and garment business, the local industrialists now wan ...

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GST probe may set precedent for crypto taxation
05 May

Even as the indirect tax department initiated investigations against several crypto exchanges for escaping Good and Services Tax (GST) liability, it m ...

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Cryptocurrency exchange WazirX fined Rs 49.20 crore for GST evasion
04 May

The Goods & Services Tax (GST) department has penalised cryptocurrency exchange WazirX Rs 49.20 crore for evading legal taxes, officials said.The ...

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GST raid without notice: Businessmen oppose rule
04 May

GST hike on textiles rolled back, local businessman are up in arms against the Central board of indirect taxes and customs (CBIC) once again, this tim ...

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Himachal Pradesh won’t get GST compensation after June 2022
04 May

Managing the finances of state will be a challenge for the Himachal Pradesh government from June 2022 onwards as the Centre would stop paying GST comp ...

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GST Liability of Swiggy, Zomato to Ease Restaurants’ Compliance Burden
04 May

Ordering food from platforms including Swiggy and Zomato may soon become costly as they will have to deposit and pay tax on behalf of all restaurants ...

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Electricity Minister says No GST on power bill
03 May

Electricity minister V Senthil Balaji on Sunday clarified that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) wasn’t levied on the electricity consumption charges a ...

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Fake GST billing scam worth Rs 347 crore busted in Delhi, kingpin arrested
03 May

Enforcement officials of the Delhi GST Department unearthed a Rs 347 crore fake GST billing scam on January 1, 2022. The total tax evasion in the chai ...

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GST collections slip below Rs. 1.3 lakh crore in December
03 May

December is the sixth month in a row when revenue from goods sold and services rendered stood at over ₹1 lakh croreGross Goods and Services Tax (GST) ...

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Basavaraj Bommai-led GoM on GST rate likely to submit report by February
25 May

The Group of Ministers (GoM) on GST rate rationalisation is likely to submit its final report by February, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, ...

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New provision from Jan 1: GST officials to make surprise recovery visits
25 May

Come January and the government is empowered to send its recovery officials to your premises to collect GST without notice, if your tax liability show ...

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Govt working on changes in GST law, public platforms to support business
25 May

The Centre is working to bring changes in the GST Act so that companies can utilise data stored with GST Network to increase their business. “We ...

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New GST Burden On E-Commerce Operators Zomato, Swiggy, Ola, Uber
24 May

With effect from 01.01.2022 the e-commerce operators have been made liable to pay tax on services provided through them namely transport of passengers ...

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Correction in Inverted Duty structure in Footwear and Textiles sector
24 May

With effect from 01.01.2022 the GST Council decided to introduce GST rate changes from January 2022 in order to correct the inverted duty structure in ...

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Blocking of GSTR-1 for non filing of GSTR 3B
24 May

The GSTR-1 return filing facility will be blocked if you have not submitted the return in FORM GSTR-3B for the previous two return periods. For exampl ...

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Rules related to Mandatory Aadhaar authentication for GST Refund & Revocation application
24 May

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has notified that Rules related to Mandatory Aadhar authentication for GST Refund and Revocatio ...

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GST Provision related to communication of Details of invoice or debit note to the recipient
24 May

With effect from 01.01.2022, Section 16 of the CGST Act is amended wherein sub-section (2), after clause (a), the clause shall be inserted, namely “(a ...

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Self-assessed tax shall include the tax payable in respect of details of outward supplies
24 May

With effect from 01.01.2022, Section 75, in sub-section (12) is amended whereby an Explanation shall be inserted, namely “For the purposes of this sub ...

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Commissioner empowered to attach provisionally, any property, including bank account
24 May

With effect from 01.01.2022, Section 83, in sub-section (1) is amended, whereby a new sub-section shall be substituted, namely “(1) Where, after the i ...

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Appeal can be filed against section 129(3) order, only after 25% of the penalty is paid
24 May

With effect from 01.01.2022, Section 107, in sub-section (6) is amended whereby the proviso shall be inserted, namely “Provided that no appeal shall b ...

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Appeal can be filed against section 129(3) order, only after 25% of the penalty is paid
24 May

With effect from 01.01.2022, Section 107, in sub-section (6) is amended whereby the proviso shall be inserted, namely “Provided that no appeal shall b ...

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Commissioner’s Power to call for information
24 May

With effect from 01.01.2022, a new section for section 151 shall be substituted namely “Power to call for information: The Commissioner or an officer ...

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Proper officer seizing goods or conveyance to issue notice within 7 days
24 May

With effect from 01.01.2022, the proper officer detaining or seizing goods or conveyance shall issue a notice within seven days of such detention or s ...

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Budget 2022 : CIA bats for GST exemption, reclassification of NPA norms for MSMEs
23 May

The Consortium of Indian Associations (CIA) has sought creating a separate Development Commissioner to and look after exclusive needs of micro enterpr ...

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CPI could rise 150 bps if GST council raises rates suggested by the finance commission
23 May

Indian Consumer Price Index could rise as much as 150 basis points putting pressure on the central bank, if the GST council chooses to raise rates for ...

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Tighter GST rules to take effect from 1 January
23 May

The central government (CG) has decided to bring a dozen amendments to the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Act from 1 January, tightening the in ...

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Govt. urged to roll back hike in GST on footwear
21 May

Members of the Andhra Pradesh Footwear Manufacturers and Dealers’ Association took out a protest rally against increasing the Goods and Services Tax ( ...

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ITC cannot be disallowed if genuineness of transaction is established: Calcutta HC
21 May

In a huge relief to businesses, the Calcutta High Court has ruled that taxpayers shouldn’t be denied the benefit of the input tax credit if one is abl ...

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DoT supports refund of input tax credits for telecom sector
21 May

The telecom department has asked the finance ministry to consider refunding input tax credits (ITC) that telcos have accumulated under the goods and s ...

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Telangana Minister KTR Demands Repealing GST 7% Hike in Textile
20 May

The Telangana government on Sunday appealed to the Centre to repeal the hike of 7 percent GST on textiles and cloth industries. Telangana Minister for ...

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Food delivery apps should pay GST for supply from both registered, unregistered restaurants
20 May

They need to pay the entire tax liability in cash and will not get input tax credit, clarifies a Finance Ministry circularE-commerce operators (ECOs) ...

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Compulsory GST registration discourages small businesses to go online: FISME
20 May

An online panel discussion on “Fostering Inclusive E-Commerce Ecosystem in India” was hosted by CUTS International on Wednesday, where a whitepaper on ...

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GST rate revision for textile sector may be reviewed
17 May

Even as the central government aims to correct the inverted duty structure to give relief to the textile industry, manufacturers especially those of t ...

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India Cuts GST On Ethanol To 5% To Promote Fuel Blending
17 May

India has lowered the goods and service tax on ethanol meant for blending with gasoline as it looks to curb dependence on imported fuels. The GST on t ...

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Delhi HC Issues Notice On Uber's Challenge to GST On E-Auto Rikshaw Services
17 May

The Delhi High Court has issued notice on a petition moved by Uber India challenging the two notifications levying GST on auto rickshaw services booke ...

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MP urges Union minister to withdraw GST on Sungudi sari
15 May

Madurai MP Su Venkatesan made a representation to Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman to withdraw the 12% GST on Sungudi saris.Venkatesan said i ...

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Confusion surfaces over GST rate on cheese balls
15 May

After ice cream, papad and paratha, cheese balls is another food item that triggered the dispute of goods and services tax (GST ). The dispute has for ...

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Proposed hike in GST may up prices of cloth, garments, shoes in Punjab
15 May

The Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal (PPBM) has stated that the proposed hike in the GST rates will up the prices of cloth, garment and shoes from January ...

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Textile traders of Aligarh stages protest against GST hike from 5% to 12%
14 May

The textile traders of Aligarh staged a protest against the Central government following the decision to hike the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on text ...

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States have ₹51,000 crore provisional GST compensation dues
14 May

After financing around ₹2.7 trillion of states’ GST compensation shortfall by way of debt and transferring proceeds of cess collected, the provisional ...

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GST Council stands firm on decision to exclude petroleum products from GST
14 May

At Kerala High Court, the GST Council asserted that petroleum products cannot be included in the ambit of GST. The council submitted an affidavit in t ...

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Govt reduces compliance burden For GST taxpayers
13 May

In a good news, the Ministry of Finance on Sunday announced new relaxations for the goods and services tax (GST) taxpayers. Taking to Twitter, the Min ...

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Auditors should examine GST from time to time
13 May

The Bangalore branch of the South India Regional Council Chartered Accountants of India hosted a two-day National Convention on Goods and Services Tax ...

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Raymond CFO says GST hike on textiles to deter demand, plans to pass on full increase
13 May

Amit Agarwal, Group Chief Finance Officer at India’s top textiles maker Raymond said the government’s decision to increase the goods and services tax ...

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GST Council may clarify on GST implications on ice cream parlors
11 May

The GST Council is likely to consider issues related to levy of GST on ice cream parlors in the next Council meeting, expected later this month. The C ...

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GST GoM for raising 18% slab to 20%
11 May

As part of the rate rationalisation exercise, the fitment committee of the goods and services tax (GST) has proposed raising the 5% slab to 7% and 18% ...

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City businessmen protest in Delhi against GST hike on textile
11 May

A group of city businessmen affiliated with Bharitya Arthik Party (BAP) protested at New Delhi on Friday against the central government’s decision to ...

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Uber wants Centre to reconsider 5% GST on autorickshaw rides booked online from January 1
10 May

With regular autorickshaws often demanding excess fare or refusing to ply, many commuters prefer relying on app-based auto aggregators like Ola, Uber, ...

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Paper industry calls for roll up of GST rate hike
10 May

With the GST council expected to meet this month for its quarterly meeting, several paper and printing bodies have made representations to roll back t ...

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Fake invoice racket busted at Vizag by anti-evasion wing of GST
10 May

The officers of the Anti-evasion wing of Vizag Central GST (Govt. of India) have busted a fake invoice racket involving a network of companies and arr ...

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Kerala Garments and Textile Dealers Association demands withdrawal of GST hike
09 May

The Kerala Garments and Textile Dealers Welfare Association (KTGA) has demanded the immediate withdrawal of GST hike from 5 to 12 per cent for the tex ...

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Parliamentary panel for more subsidy, GST cut to up EV adoption
09 May

A Parliamentary committee has recommended to the government to increase the subsidy on buying of private electric 3- and 4-wheelers as has been done f ...

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CBIC to officials: Follow systematic action to step up revenue receipts
09 May

Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has urged all field officers to focus on revenue collection efforts and take all possible steps in ...

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Unbound kids’ picture books to face 5% GST
09 May

Do not judge a book by its cover — this adage has obtained a whole new meaning. Given the Covid pandemic, home learning is the norm and picture books ...

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Businessmen write to FM to defer new GST rates rollout
08 May

Anxiety among garment and textile sector businessmen is increasing by the day, as January 1, 2022—the date when GST on some of their raw materials and ...

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GST cuts do not always benefit consumers: Kerala govt study
08 May

Tells GST Council that tax rates should be based on a proper study of impactAccording to a study by the Finance Ministry of Kerala, GST tax rate reduc ...

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Surge in GST collection in Karnataka
08 May

With the economic activities picking up, Gross Goods and Services Tax (GST) revenue collections in Karnataka rose by 51% in the first eight months of ...

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Stock brokers' body pleads govt to cut GST for capital markets in Budget
07 May

The Association of National Exchanges of Members of India (Anmi), on behalf of its 900 stock brokers, has written to the GST Council on rationalizing ...

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No recommendation under consideration to reduce 18% GST on health insurance premium
07 May

There is no recommendation under consideration of the GST Council to reduce Goods and Services Tax (GST) on health insurance premium, Minister of Stat ...

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Food delivery apps not to get ITC under new GST regime from January 1
07 May

E-commerce Operators (ECOs) in food delivery space like Swiggy and Zomato will not get input tax credit (ITC) under the new GST mechanism coming into ...

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Restructuring GST rates: Available options for the GST Council
06 May

In the 45th meeting of the GST Council held on September 17, 2021, the Council constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) Committee to examine matters rel ...

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Centre yet to clear state’s balance GST compensation
06 May

A reply to an application made under the Right To Information (RTI) Act has revealed that of all the states in the country, Maharashtra has the highes ...

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GST on garments, footwear set to rise from New Year
06 May

All eyes are on chief minister Basavaraj Bommai as he heads a group of ministers on rate rationalisation in the hope that it will lower the Centre’s p ...

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Kendu leaf workers protest GST on minor forest produce
04 May

Kendu leaf workers staged a rally at Lower PMG here protesting Goods and Services Tax (GST) on Kendu leaves. They have been demanding withdrawal of th ...

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Odisha GST collection in November grows 64%
04 May

Odisha recorded gross GST collection of Rs 4,136 crore in November, a 64% growth from Rs 2,528 crore collected in the same period last year.The collec ...

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Thane CGST Commissionerate busts fake GST ITC racket worth Rs 12 crores, arrests one
04 May

Thane Central Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Commissionerate busted a fake GST Input Tax Credit racket worth Rs 12 crores and arrested one pers ...

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Apparel retailers warn that GST rate hike will hit demand
03 May

Apparel retailers, hit by rising cotton yarn and acrylic prices, said the upcoming hike in the goods and services tax (GST) on clothes and footwear co ...

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Kerela HC is not satisfied with the reason why petroleum products can’t be brought under GST
03 May

A division bench of Kerala High Court said it was not satisfied with the reasons pointed out by the Centre and the GST Council on why petroleum produc ...

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Chandigarh GST collection up by 27% in November
03 May

As business activities have returned to normal, tax collection has also started picking up. The gross goods and service tax (GST) collected in Novembe ...

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November gross GST collection at Rs 1,31,526 crore, 2nd highest ever
02 May

Gross GST revenue collected in November came in at Rs 1,31,526 crore. This was an improvement over the Rs 1.30 lakh crore collected in the month of Oc ...

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CBIC detects bogus tax credit claims worth ₹38,000 cr since last November
02 May

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has since last November detected ₹38,000 crore of bogus claims from businesses for input tax cr ...

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Punjab exempts 1.5L cases from VAT assessment
02 May

To woo the business community, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday decided to exempt about 1.50 lakh cases from tax assessment for 2014-15 till 2017-18, a ...

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GST on notice pay, group insurance, phone bill: AAR
30 May

GST will be applicable on employee recoveries such as notice pay, group insurance and telephone bill, an Advance Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) has ...

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FM says about Rs 52,000 crore GST compensation pending to states till September
30 May

Nearly Rs 52,000 crore of GST compensation was due to the states as of September 2021, Parliament was informed on Monday.Giving details of Goods and S ...

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Hosiery makers slam revised GST rate on apparel
30 May

The South India Hosiery Manufacturers Association (Sihma) urged Centre to roll back the revised GST rate on apparel items.In a letter to the Union fin ...

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Suumaya Corporation drags GST authorities to court over their power to arrest
29 May

BSE-listed Suumaya Corp has dragged the Goods and Services Tax (GST) authorities to the Bombay High Court, arguing revenue officials don’t have the po ...

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Chandigarh Traders oppose proposed hike in GST rates on textile and footwear items
29 May

The Chandigarh Beopar Mandal (CBM) has opposed the proposed increase of GST rates from 5 per cent to 12 per cent on fabrics and readymade garments and ...

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PHD chamber urges GST Council to rationalise rates
29 May

Items in category of 12 per cent rate should be reduced to 10 per cent and goods in the category of 18 per cent rate should be reduced to 15 per cent, ...

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Ola, Uber’s auto booking service will chage 5% GST from next year
27 May

Auto-rickshaw services provided through e-commerce platforms would attract 5 per cent GST from January 1, 2022. The Revenue Department under the Finan ...

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CBIC tells officials to help boost  Nov  GST collections
27 May

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has asked field officers to help further improve November goods and service tax (GST) collectio ...

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Mumbai GST zone detects Rs 265 crore tax evasion by JSW Steel; co repays Rs 262 crore
27 May

Mumbai GST zone has detected tax evasion of Rs 265 crore by JSW Steel. GST authorities claim that JSW Steel had wrongly availed input tax credit of co ...

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IT Ministry to meet mobile phone makers, seek Budget inputs
25 May

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is likely to meet mobile phone and allied component makers again this week to discuss possible ...

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Hike in GST on textiles will upset industry
25 May

The Tamil Nadu Textile Merchants Association has said that the increase in GST on textiles and garments from 5% to 12% from January 1, next year would ...

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Fast food chain Subway drags taxman to court over GST on intellectual property rights
25 May

American fast food chain Subway has dragged the indirect tax department to court over allegedly forcing it to pay differential Goods and Services Tax ...

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Uniform 12% GST on MMF textiles doesn’t address cost challenge for entire MMF sector
24 May

Even as the government on Monday notified replacing the inverted tax structure on man-made fibre (MMF) textiles to a uniform rate of 12 per cent acros ...

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GST fitment panel for raising 18% slab to 20%
24 May

As part of the rate rationalisation exercise, the fitment committee of the goods and services tax (GST) has proposed raising the 5% slab to 7% and 18% ...

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Gold may lose sheen on govt’s plan to hike bullion GST rates
24 May

The government’s reported proposal to hike GST on gold jewellery to five per cent from three per cent is set to derail the industry which is reboundin ...

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Group of Ministers has to submit a report on rationalisation of GST
23 May

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, who heads the Group of Ministers on Goods and Services Tax (GST), chaired a meeting on rate rationalisation of taxes ...

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FM announces discounted GST rates for some Kashmir made products
23 May

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced discounted rates of GST on the home-made of Kashmir products, like carved wood products, ...

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18 bogus companies created to claim Rs 13.78 crore GST refund
23 May

The Central Goods and Services Tax Commissionerate (Ludhiana) has unearthed a racket involving fake input tax credit (ITC) and Goods and Services Tax ...

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Man-made fibre, yarn to incur 12% GST from Jan 1
22 May

The finance ministry has notified a uniform 12% GST rate on manmade fibre (MMF), yarn, fabrics and apparel, thereby addressing the inverted tax struct ...

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GST authorities detect ₹960 crore of tax evasion by tobacco, pan masala makers
22 May

The Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) has unearthed tax evasion worth ₹960 crore in two instances involving clandestine supply of tobacco ...

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Grants, non-philanthropic donations received by charitable trusts to attract 18% GST: AAR
19 May

Charitable trusts are liable to pay 18% Goods and Services Tax (GST) on grants and non-philanthropic donations received by them, the Maharashtra AAR h ...

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Ice cream to attract steep rate of 18% GST
19 May

Ice cream parlours are feeling the heat as GST Authorities in various States have started issuing summons since an October 6 clarification on a new sy ...

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Govt should reduce and rationalise GST rates on food processing industry
19 May

The government should reduce the GST rates applicable on the food processing industry and also rationalise the rates applicable between packaged brand ...

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Govt likely to classify cryptocurrency exchanges as e-commerce platforms; levy 1% GST
18 May

The Centre is planning to classify cryptocurrency exchanges as e-commerce platforms and levy a one percent tax collected at source on them under the g ...

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GST authorities are using data analytics and technology for investigations
18 May

Guidelines issued to the tax officials for scrutiny of Goods and Services Tax (GST) returns in Kerala has thrown light on how the tax department is us ...

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GST intel busts laundering racket involving UP firm
18 May

In one of the biggest cases of money laundering unearthed in recent times, the Meerut zonal unit of the Directorate of GST Intelligence (DGGI) has ini ...

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Karnataka CM heads panel tasked with restructuring, merging multiple slabs.
13 May

Setting the stage for an overhaul of the multiple tax rates under the Goods and Services Tax regime, the government has tasked a group of ministers (G ...

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Kerala FM says GST has failed to achieve its objectives
13 May

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) has failed to achieve its professed objectives and has badly hit the finances of States, including Kerala, Finance Mi ...

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Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel urges Centre to extend GST compensation period
13 May

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Friday urged the Centre to extend the compensation period of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) beyond 202 ...

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Notices to firms after mismatch in GST tax credits
12 May

Goods and services tax authorities have started issuing notices to several companies, after uncovering a mismatch in tax credits using deep analytics ...

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Key accused in GST input tax credit fraud arrested
12 May

The officials of the Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) Visakhapatnam arrested the mastermind in the Rs 31 crore fake input tax credit rac ...

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GST collection surge in October shows economy on recovery path
12 May

Union Minister of State for Finance Bhagwat Karad said buoyancy in GST collection in October shows the Indian economy, adversely affected by the coron ...

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Gadkari says Petrol, diesel prices will come down if brought under GST
11 May

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Wednesday that bringing petroleum products under the purview of GST will further redu ...

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Online gaming firms wary of higher GST rate; say tax on prize money will impact business
11 May

It was reported last month that the government may consider a single tax rate for online gaming companies and will also ascertain whether goods and se ...

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CBIC for strict enforcement to check fake invoicing
10 May

Regulatory checks on fake invoicing, including those of services, need to be strengthened for better tax compliance, according to an update on indirec ...

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Importers availing tax credit on extra taxes paid under I-T scrutiny
10 May

Companies that were asked to pay additional indirect taxes on certain imports have come under the taxman’s lens again for availing of input tax credit ...

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18% GST on insurance premium is shocking
10 May

Insurance is a necessity in India in the absence of a social security net, but the government is taxing the sector heavily even as others in the finan ...

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Kerala HC to GST council: List reasons for not including petrol, diesel under GST
09 May

The Kerala High Court on Monday asked the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council why petroleum products can’t come under the GST and directed it to file ...

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GST Council likely to meet in December to decide rate reorganisation
09 May

The GST Council is likely to meet by third week of December to decide on the inverted duty structure and also rationalisation of rates.“The GST counci ...

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Govt mulling levy of I-T, GST on cryptos; Bill in Winter Session
09 May

Cryptos are likely to attract both income tax and GST.A comprehensive Bill on crypto will detail the taxation. The Bill is expected to be introduced i ...

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Govt expects Rs 1.5L cr GST mop-up in coming months
08 May

With economic activity stabilising, especially services, the government is hoping that monthly GST collections would stabilise around Rs 1.5 lakh cror ...

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Centre releases Rs 17,000 crore to states as GST compensation
08 May

The central government has released goods and service tax (GST) compensation of Rs 17,000 crore to states on Wednesday out of the designated cess kitt ...

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‘Fryums’ is papad, to attract no GST: Gujarat AAAR
03 May

Gujarat Appellate Authority for Advance Rulings (GAAAR) has characterised ‘fryums’ as ‘papad’ thereby negating any attraction of GST on the food produ ...

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Bengaluru based SaaS startup Treflo launches GST invoicing application for MSMEs at zero cost
03 May

Treflo, a Bangalore-based SaaS startup, announced the launch of a 'free GST invoice app' for MSMEs.Treflo is rolling out the tool for free to reach ou ...

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At Rs 317cr., GST mop-up in Goa below Sept levels
03 May

Goods and Services Tax (GST) collections in Goa saw a marginal drop in October, falling to Rs 317 crore as against Rs 319 crore in September, but rema ...

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Companies may have to pay more taxes on intangible assets
02 May

Some conglomerates, banks, and companies may face additional taxes under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on their intangibles, such as goodwill, bran ...

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GST collection rises to Rs 1.30 lakh cr in Oct, 2nd highest ever
02 May

Gross Goods and Services Tax (GST) revenue collections in October (for sales in September) rose 23.7 per cent year-on-year to Rs 1,30,127 crore, the s ...

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Punjab CM Channi waives GST on langar at Jalandhar’s Devi Talab Mandir
02 May

Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Sunday announced waiver of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on langar at the Devi Talab Mandir in Jalandha ...

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Hiked GST rates will create stress on garment manufactures
01 May

The GST council’s proposal to increase rates from 5% to 12% for garments across price categories will create greater stress on the already extended wo ...

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GST shortfall: Centre releases 44K crore as back-to-back loan
01 May

The Centre on Thursday released the balance Rs 44,000 crore to states as loan to compensate for shortfall in Goods and Services Tax (GST) collections, ...

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Two businessmen in Mumbai arrested for issuing bogus GST invoices
01 May

In two separate cases, the Anti Evasion cell of the Central Goods and Service Tax have arrested two businessmen, Mohammed Harish Khan, for allegedly a ...

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Textile sector worried over proposed GST rate hike from 5% to 12%
30 May

The textile and clothing industry has expressed concerns over the GST Council's proposed plan to implement the increase in GST rates on fabrics and ga ...

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Permanent Transfer of IPRs attracts 18% GST
30 May

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs ( CBIC ) has notified that permanent transfer of IPRs attracts 18% GST. In exercise of the powers conf ...

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SC allows govt appeal against giving Airtel Rs 923 crore as GST refund
29 May

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the government's appeal and dismissed a Delhi High Court's May 2020 order that allowed Bharti Airtel to claim Rs ...

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Centre releases Rs 1.59 lakh crore to states as compensation for GST shortfall this fiscal
29 May

The Centre on Thursday released the balance of Rs 44,000 crore to states as a loan to compensate for the GST shortfall, taking the total amount to Rs ...

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Amid power shortage, govt imposes dual taxes on inverters
29 May

If you are looking at buying a power inverter to get a good night's sleep amidst frequent power cuts, be ready to shell out more as the government has ...

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Toy manufacturers to see higher GST liability following AAR ruling
29 May

Toys manufacturers are set to see higher tax liabilities after a ruling said that toys that have any form of light or sound should be treated as elect ...

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SC asks govt. to set up the GSTAT without any further delay
28 May

The Supreme Court recently asked the Narendra Modi government and the GST Council to set up the GST Appellate Tribunal, or GSTAT, without any further ...

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Punjab scraps 40,000 pending cases of VAT, allows faceless assessment of GST
28 May

Giving reprieve to trade and industry of the state, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Wednesday announced the scrapping of 40,000 pendin ...

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GST authorities arrest three for running fake firms, evading tax of more than ₹48 cr
28 May

The Gurugram Zonal Unit of Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) has arrested three persons for running multiple fake firms and evading GST o ...

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Ice-cream parlours will face 18% GST retrospectively
27 May

Levy of 18% goods and services tax on ice-cream supplies with retro effect from July 2017 has led to a near meltdown for thousands of ice-cream parlou ...

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A rise in GST E-way bill points out the rise in Inter-state trade ahead of Diwali
27 May

If September quarter results posted by large retailers and many banks mirrored a moderate but steady pick-up in consumption demand after the second wa ...

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No ITC on Dubai trips, gold vouchers offered to retailers meeting set targets
27 May

Recently, the GST Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR), Tamil Nadu, has held that no input tax credit (ITC) would be available to the manufacturer who ...

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Tamil Nadu truck operators want fuel prices to be brought under GST
26 May

Diesel prices crossing Rs 100-mark in Tamil Nadu has left truck owners and fleet operators a worried lot and a large number of trucks in Namakkal dist ...

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International Film Festival of India delegate fee hiked due to GST addition
26 May

This year, delegates will be paying Rs 1,180 as fee for registration for the 52nd International Film Festival of India (Iffi). While some have questio ...

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E-way bills in Oct may surpass Sept levels on festive season supplies
23 May

E-way bills in October are likely to surpass September levels with production picking up to meet rising demand during festive season, said experts. Th ...

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Karnataka HC says right of GST refund and probe not interlinked
23 May

The right of GST refund would be independent to the process of investigation, ruled the Karnataka High Court in a petition filed by Bundl Technology, ...

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IT system reforms in GST: GoM agrees to tackle fake invoicing menace
22 May

Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar, who heads the Group of Ministers (GoM) on IT issues in GST, chaired the first virtual meeting on Thursday. The GoM a ...

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Only supplier of goods or services can apply for a GST advance ruling
22 May

The GST Authority for Advance Rulings (Maharashtra) has recently rejected an application as it was not filed by the supplier of goods or services, but ...

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Real estate developers reach out to government over GST on redevelopment
22 May

Several real estate developers have reached out to the government for clarity and concessions on the issue of double GST payment in redevelopment proj ...

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Inverted duty correction: Synthetic textile prices in Gujarat will rise
21 May

With a unified goods and service tax (GST) rate on textile products set to kick in from January 1, 2022, Gujarat-based textile industry fears that syn ...

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Greater Noida to recover GST dues from allottees
21 May

The Greater Noida Authority will soon initiate a drive to recover the pending goods and services tax (GST) from its allottees. Authority officials, ho ...

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Small industries’ association wants GST to be reduced
21 May

Erode District Small Industries Association (EEDISSIA) has urged the Central government to reduce the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on plastic raw mate ...

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Canteen services for employees out of GST net
20 May

Canteen charges collected from employees will now be outside the gamut of goods and services tax following a tax ruling that offers some relief to sev ...

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Govt. may weigh single tax for online gaming
20 May

The government may consider a single tax rate for online gaming as two different rates of 18% and 28%—based on whether they are games of skill or chan ...

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E-way bill generation moderates; pick-up likely before Diwali
20 May

Daily e-way bill generation for goods transportation under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system came in at 21.14 lakh for the week ended October 17 ...

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Multiple rates, applications make GST more complicated, Revenue Deptt. issued clarifications
19 May

Cloud kitchens are restaurants, ice cream parlours are not. Alcoholic beverage is not food or a food products. Mineral rights are taxable but the ques ...

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Govt. may ease GST norms on re-export of leased aircraft
19 May

The government is considering easing goods and services tax (GST) rules for re-export of leased planes, in what would offer a major boost to airline f ...

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GST officers seek gazetted rank, power
19 May

Highlighting that around 800 GST officers don’t have any specific responsibility and power, Andhra Pradesh GST Officers’ and Employees’ Association ha ...

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Local soft drink companies hit by GST hike
18 May

The enthusiasm to add fruit juice to carbonated drinks has come back to haunt regional drinks makers, as these products are currently subject to a GST ...

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No additional borrowing by Centre to meet GST compensation in FY22
18 May

The Centre will stick to its borrowing programme for FY22 and will not tap the market for more funds to meet the GST compensation shortfall for states ...

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Ahmedabad & Surat becoming bogus GST billing hubs
18 May

Since the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST), Ahmedabad and Surat have become the hubs for bogus billing in Gujarat, while the web of ille ...

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Wellness Centres too are under GST net
16 May

Is a wellness centre a hotel or healthcare facility? And should the services offered at these places - weight reduction, ayurvedic treatment or yoga - ...

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Garments sector demands 5% uniform GST for the sector
16 May

The proposal to fix a uniform GST slab of 12% for the garments sector, if it goes through, will hit the ‘already battered’ industry and may lead to jo ...

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2 businessmen, CA held for Rs 48 crore fraud for GST
16 May

The Central Goods and Service Tax and Central Excise have arrested two businessmen and their chartered accountant who defrauded the GST department by ...

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SC stays GST on royalty paid by petitioner to state for mining rights
14 May

The Supreme Court has stayed the imposition of GST on royalty paid mining rights given to a petitioner.GST at the rate of 18 per cent is imposed on ro ...

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Delhi CGST officials arrest mastermind of Rs 134 crore tax scam
14 May

The officers of Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Commissionerate, Delhi East, carried out the detailed analysis and unearthed a network of fictit ...

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GSTN blocks Rs 14,000-cr input tax credits of 66,000 taxpayers
13 May

GST Network on Tuesday said it has blocked Rs 14,000 crore worth of input tax credit (ITC) of 66,000 businesses registered under GST.Responding to soc ...

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GST payable on Complete Billing amount including Employer portion of EPF & ESl Amount: AAR
13 May

The West Bengal Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that GST is payable on complete billing amount including employer portion of Employees’ Provid ...

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Gaming industry & casinos are likely to get relief from GST with clarity on GST applicability
12 May

In a major development for the online gaming industry, casinos and racecourses operating in the country, the GST Secretariat has asked GST Council to ...

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Orissa HC: Pre-Deposits for GST appeals must be filed via cash ledger only
12 May

The Orissa high court has ruled that deposits required to be submitted for appealing in a dispute under the goods and services tax (GST) has to be pai ...

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Govt may consider higher GST, fewer rates to simplify structure
12 May

India may look at increasing tax on some goods and services in a step toward moving to a simpler structure with fewer rates, according to people famil ...

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Postpone hike in GST on railway products: Railway Suppliers Association to FM
11 May

The Railway Suppliers Association (Rasa) has urged Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman to defer the recent decision to increase goods and servic ...

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Industrialist wants GST on solar devices restored to 5%
11 May

Chief executive Industrialist wants GST on solar devices restored to 5%e officer of Selco Solar Lights Mohan Bhaskar Hegde on Friday regretted the rai ...

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GST may be leviable on diwali gifts by companies to their employees
09 May

A current ruling by the Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR) has held that GST could have to be paid on the merchandise which are being given off as fr ...

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Ministerial group for GST rates review to meet soon: Karnataka CM
09 May

The Group of Ministers (GoM) formed to rationalise GST rates and shore up revenue will meet soon, said the panel's chairman and Karnataka Chief Minist ...

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Goa gets Rs 213 crore GST compensation
09 May

Goa received Rs 213 crore from the Centre as compensation for GST shortfall, as part of the Rs 40,000 crore released to various states under the Centr ...

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GST rate clarifications on cattle feed may lead to disputes
08 May

Disputes may arise over goods and services tax (GST) rates on cattle feed made from residual products of the alcohol industry, mineral rights, UPS inv ...

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Govt releases Rs. 40k crore to states, UTs as GST shortfall
08 May

The central government on Thursday released an amount of Rs. 40,000 crore to states and union territories (UTs) with legislature under the back-to-bac ...

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Ice creams sold at parlours taxable at 18%
07 May

Unlike food cooked and served at restaurants, ice creams sold at parlours are manufactured items and are therefore taxable at 18%, the finance ministr ...

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GST revenue grows in Punjab, exceeded pre-Covid levels
07 May

In a sign of sustained improvement in business sentiment, Punjab has reported a robust growth in the goods and services tax (GST) collection in the fi ...

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Defaulters on GST filing cannot raise e-way bills
06 May

Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN), the company that processes GST returns, has said the provision for blocking generation of electronic goods tran ...

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GST registration can't be cancelled if business not carried out from premises due to Covid 19
06 May

The Calcutta High Court has ruled that goods and service tax registration cannot be cancelled if business was not carried out from the premises, due t ...

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Kerala FM: Centre owes GST compensation Kerala nearly Rs 4,500 crore
06 May

Kerala is yet to receive Rs 4,466.89 crore as Goods and Services Tax compensation since the 2017-18 fiscal. This was revealed by finance minister K N ...

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Three-tier GST rate structure likely by next fiscal
05 May

The next few meetings of the GST Council would take the country's new indirect tax regime closer to the goal of providing a transparent tax system wit ...

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E-way bill generation at a six-month high in September
05 May

E-way bill generation for goods transportation under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system came in at 6.79 crore September, the highest since the st ...

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Himachal's corrugated box makers opposed the hike in GST from 12 to 18 %
04 May

The Himachal Pradesh Corrugated Box Manufacturers have opposed the move of the GST council to increase the rate from 12 to 18 per cent on corrugated b ...

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Court disapponted from GST officials for blame game in tax case
04 May

A Delhi court pulled up SGST (state GST) and CGST (central GST) officials for allegedly trying to blame each other instead of initiating an appropriat ...

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GST for licensing content rights, printing services rise to 18%
04 May

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council at the 45th meeting has recommended increasing GST rates on licensing services/ the right to broadcast and sh ...

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5% GST payable on Bio-Diesel supplied to Oil Marketing Companies for blending with High-Speed Diesel: CBIC
02 May

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) notified that the 5% GST payable on Bio-diesel supplied to Oil Marketing Companies for blending ...

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RCM applicable on Supply of Mentha Oil by Unregistered person to Registered person: CBIC
02 May

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) notified that the Reverse Charge Mechanism is applicable on supply of mentha oil by unregistere ...

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Higher GST from today likely to affect solar power rates
01 May

India’s solar power tariffs are expected to go up by around 10 paise per unit with a higher goods and services tax (GST) to be levied on cells, module ...

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Hospitality body FHRAI requesting for bringing travel aggregators under GST
01 May

Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) has submitted a representation to the Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman requesting ...

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No GST input tax credit on CSR expenses rules Gujarat AAR
01 May

The AAR Gujarat bench has recently held that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities under the Companies (CSR Policy) Rules are excluded from ...

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GST on payments of BOT-HAM projects to have little impact on cash flows
30 May

GST levy on annuity payments of BOT-HAM projects will have limited impact on project cash flows, domestic rating agency Icra on Wednesday."With NHAI r ...

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Relaxation in requirements of filing Job Work declaration with effect from Oct 1
30 May

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has informed about the implementation of recommendation of 45th GST Council Meeting and said th ...

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States’ fears of losing autonomy with GST regime have come true: TN Finance Minister
30 May

Tamil Nadu Finance Minister on Wednesday said the States’ fears of losing autonomy with the Goods and Services Tax regime have come true.“One thing th ...

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Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Smriti Manch seeks higher 18% GST on tetra pack from current 12% slab
29 May

A think tank has requested the GST Council to levy a higher tax of 18 per cent on tetra pack, arguing that the product is incorrectly categorised in t ...

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Southern India Mills’ Association seeks 5% GST across textiles sector
29 May

The textile and clothing industry has sought a uniform 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST) across the textile value chain.Ravi Sam, chairman of the Southe ...

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Centre will borrow 5.03 trillion to meet GST compensation shortfall
28 May

The Centre will be borrowing Rs 5.03 trillion from the market in the second half, unchanged from what it had planned, but including the goods and serv ...

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GST Council sets up two panels to look into rate rationalisation, systems review
28 May

India has set up a group of ministers to look into the rate rationalisation under the goods and services tax including the current slab structure.The ...

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GoM set up to rationalise GST rates
27 May

Setting the stage for an overhaul of the multiple tax rates under the Goods and Services Tax regime, the government has tasked a group of ministers (G ...

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18% GST on treated sewage water for industrial use
27 May

The Maharashtra Authority of Advance Rulings has said purified or treated sewage water for industrial use will be charged goods and service tax at 18% ...

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Aadhaar authentication now mandatory for GST refunds
27 May

In the 45th meeting of GST Council in Lucknow early this month, the members had decided to make Aadhaar authentication mandatory for claiming GST refu ...

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GST Council thinking of increasing average GST rate to 15%
25 May

The Goods and Service Tax (GST) Council is mulling whether to gradually increase the average GST rate to closer to the revenue-neutral rate of 15 perc ...

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CBIC asks taxmen to complete GST evasion investigations within a year
25 May

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has asked field offices to draw up an action plan so that no case of GST evasion is pending inv ...

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Delhi GST collection till Aug has improved compared to last year
25 May

In clear signs of recovery for the Covid-battered economy, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection in Delhi this financial year (till September 20 ...

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Karnataka to step up pressure on Centre to continue GST compensation
24 May

Karnataka will renew its efforts to convince the Centre to continue granting compensation for the loss of revenue due to implementation of Goods and S ...

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Fuel Prices Not Coming Down As States Don't Want It Under GST: Petroleum Minister
24 May

Petrol prices in the country are not coming down as the states do not want to bring fuel under the ambit of the Goods and Services Tax or GST, Petrole ...

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18% tax slab hardens print, opposition to GST recommendation
24 May

Kamal Chopra, president of All India Federation of Master Printers said that while on the one side printers are happy that their long-standing demand ...

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GST panel to consider giving waiver on 1 day interest, late fee
22 May

As some taxpayers faced difficulties in filing GST return on Monday, the tax department on Tuesday said the IT grievance redressal committee would con ...

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Steel producers want GST on metal scrap cut to 5%
22 May

The Himachal Pradesh Steel Industries Association has demanded rationalisation of the Goods and Service Tax ( GST) on metal scrap from 18 per cent to ...

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E-way GST bill generation picks up pace ahead of festive season
22 May

Daily e-way bill generation for goods transportation under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system came in at 22.71 lakh for the week ended September ...

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GST on ice cream parlours may lead to litigation
21 May

Certain clarifications by the GST Council, such as tax rates on ice cream parlours and royalty paid to state governments over mineral rights, may turn ...

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HP pushes for 5% GST from 18% on ropeways
21 May

The Himachal Pradesh government has requested the Centre that the GST Council should consider reducing the rate of GST from 18% to 5% by adding a spec ...

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No GST on back-office sector, says govt in intermediary services dispute
21 May

The government has said services outsourced to India and those provided domestically for foreign entities will not be treated as intermediary services ...

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Proposed GST rule change to limit input tax credits
20 May

A rule change cleared by the federal indirect tax body, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, last week shows the government’s intention to restri ...

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Businesses defaulting on monthly returns won’t be allowed to file GSTR-1
20 May

Businesses that default on filing summary return and paying monthly GST will not be able to file GSTR-1 sales return of the succeeding month from Janu ...

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Companies get relief from GST Council's clarifications
20 May

Two clarifications issued by the GST Council on Friday are expected to provide major relief to businesses - captives of overseas companies in India th ...

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GST council felt it wasn't right time to bring Petrol, Diesel Under GST
18 May

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday stated that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council discussed the topic of inclusion of petrol and dies ...

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GST Council Decides To Extend Compensation Cess Till March 2026
18 May

Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Friday decided to extend compensation cess till March 2026 for repaying loans. "Detailed financial statements ...

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GST exemption given on world's costliest drugs Zolgensma and Viltepso
18 May

The GST Council has given an exemption on expensive imported drugs such as Zolgensma and Viltepso, which cost crores of rupees, Union Finance Minister ...

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Dispute over new GST compensation math
17 May

The new compensation formula “revenue loss” by states from next July has driven a wedge between the Centre and Oppositionruled states even before the ...

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How long do you want to keep fuel out of GST: Centre to states
17 May

After keeping petroleum products out of GST for four years, the Centre is now seeking a timeline for its inclusion into the new tax regime — a move th ...

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Maharashtra likely to oppose bringing petrol, diesel under GST
17 May

Maharashtra is likely to oppose any attempt to bring petroleum products under the ambit of GST, state's Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Aji ...

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Destiny of India's $180-billion BPO industry to be decided by GST Council today
17 May

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council expected to decide whether to treat back-office services BPO companies provide to foreign clients as exports ...

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GST: Better performing states may get incentives
16 May

When the all-powerful GST Council meets in Lucknow on Friday, the Centre will present options for a compensation formula for states from next July, wh ...

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Coconut oil in less than 1-litre bottle may soon attract 18% GST
16 May

The goods and services tax (GST) fitment panel has specified the size of container to distinguish between edible coconut oil and hair oil.The fitment ...

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GST Council meeting: Petrol may cost Rs. 75, diesel Rs. 68 a litre
16 May

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, which will meet in Lucknow on Friday, is likely to discuss bringing petrol, diesel and other petroleum produ ...

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3 arrested for passing on fake input tax credit of Rs. 121 crore
16 May

Three persons including a CA have been arrested on charges of creating and operating multiple fictitious firms on forged documents and passing large a ...

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Food delivery services may face higher GST
15 May

Food delivery services are likely to get expensive as the GST Council will discuss the proposal to consider food delivery apps such as Swiggy and Zoma ...

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Maharashtra awaiting GST reimbursement worth ₹30,000 crore
15 May

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday informed the members of NITI Aayog that the State was awaiting GST reimbursement worth ₹30,000 ...

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GST Council meet: Profiteering cases likely to go to CCI
15 May

A meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Friday will decide the fate of the National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA), whose tenure e ...

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GST compensation plan may come with conditions
15 May

The Centre is looking to initiate a discussion on correcting the anomalies in the structure and revenue augmentation, along with a proposal to revise ...

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GST Council to weigh bringing fuel under GST
14 May

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council that will meet in Lucknow next week may discuss bringing one or more petroleum products—petrol, diesel, natur ...

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SC asks GST Council to look into anomalies related to refund assessment formula
14 May

The Supreme Court (SC) has asked the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council to take note of anomalies in the present act and look into the assessment fo ...

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Daily e-way bill generation moderates
14 May

`Daily e-way bill generation for goods transportation under the goods and services tax (GST) system came in at 20.57 lakh for the week ended September ...

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GST Council may allow Sikkim for intra-state pharma cess and other measures
13 May

The Goods and Services Tax Council meeting on Friday, the first physical meeting in more than 20 months, will deliberate on levying the Covid cess on ...

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45th GST Council meet on September 17
13 May

The 45th GST Council Meet will be held on September 17 in Lucknow, CNBC-TV18 reported. This will be the first physical meet of the GST Council since t ...

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GST Council may take up proposal for cutting rate on steel scrap to 5%
11 May

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council may consider reducing the tax rate on steel scrap from the current 18 per cent at its upcoming meeting, which ...

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HC stays order related to levy of GST on flat, villa maintenance charges
11 May

Flat or villa owners paying more than ₹7,500 a month to their resident welfare associations towards maintenance charges will now have to pay Goods and ...

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Centre-states may discuss early inclusion of natural gas into GST fold
11 May

Sources privy to the development said that based on the Petroleum Ministry's suggestion, the Centre may take up with GST Council the issue of bringing ...

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GST department cheated of over Rs 2.22 crore in Mumbai
10 May

The Goods and Service Tax (GST) Mazagon office has registered a case of cheating of around Rs 2.22 crore at the Byculla police station, after a person ...

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GST Compensation: State govts staring at acute fiscal deficit
10 May

GST compensation has turned out to be a significant portion of many states’ overall revenue receipts over the recent years. Such compensation was mean ...

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Hit by GST recovery notices and summons, industry calls for help
09 May

With goods and services tax (GST) officers under pressure to exceed the Rs 1-trillion collection mark per month, industry has faced a barrage of recov ...

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The debate on GST rates for roti and paratha refuses to die down
09 May

The debate on the goods and service tax rates on roti or paratha refuses to subside.The Gujarat Authority on Advance Rulings has said GST at 18% is ch ...

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CBIC advises to file GSTR-7 for August before 10th September 2021
09 May

There is a piece of information for the GST taxpayers. The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has notified to file the GSTR-7 Return f ...

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Businessmen unhappy over new GST restrictions
08 May

Businessmen in the city are unhappy over restrictions imposed by the government. The regulation of blocking e-way bill generation for non-filers of GS ...

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Daily generation of e-way bills rise month-on-month in early September
08 May

Daily e-way bill generation for goods transportation under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system came in at 20.97 lakh in the first five days of Sep ...

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Govt. must constitute GST tribunal: SC
08 May

The Supreme Court on Monday said the government had no option but to constitute the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Appellate Tribunal.The tribunal has n ...

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GST Authorities Send Out More Notices, Industries complain Harassment
07 May

Industries have raised red flags over fresh notices being issued denying input tax credit (ITC), alleging wrongful claims, in turn leading to hardship ...

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State set to raise compensation due at GST meet
07 May

Stating that there has been a steep fall in revenue due to the Covid pandemic, Special Chief Secretary (Revenue) Rajat Bhargava has stressed the need ...

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Council to mull capacity-based GST on sectors seeing evasion
07 May

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council is likely to consider a ministerial group’s report on introducing a differentiated regime for sectors where t ...

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Gauhati HC refuses Bail to Tax Consultant for allegedly collecting fake Invoices, E-Way Bills to wrongfully avail ITC
06 May

The Gauhati High Court refused to grant the Bail to the Tax Consultant for allegedly collecting fake invoices, and E-way bills to wrongfully avail I ...

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E-Way Bill not required for Transportation of ‘Used Personal Vehicle': Kerala HC
06 May

The Kerala High Court ruled that the E-Way Bill is not required for transportation of ‘Used Personal Vehicle’. The Respondents, VST, and Sons have fil ...

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Tax relief unlikely for auto sector in next GST Council meeting
04 May

The upcoming Goods and Service Tax (GST) Council meeting is unlikely to provide tax relief to automobile sector, which has been explicitly vocal about ...

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Govt may not need special borrowing for GST compensation to states
04 May

The government may not need to open special borrowing window to meet GST compensation needs of states in the current financial year as rising indirect ...

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Odisha's GST enforcement wing busts fake bills racket
04 May

The GST Enforcement Wing in the state has unearthed a racket which used fake bills worth around Rs 1819 crore to claim input tax credit. Input tax cre ...

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Centre appeals against ruling on levy of GST on maintenance charges to resident welfare associations
03 May

The Centre has preferred a writ appeal before the Madras High Court against a single judge's order that flat or villa owners paying more than Rs. 7,50 ...

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Lack of GST details stumps economists
03 May

GST collections have crossed Rs. 1 lakh crore in eleven of the last 12 months, with the government attributing the trend to a rapid economic recovery ...

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Two arrested for GST fraud of Rs. 323 crore in Odisha
03 May

The State GST (Goods and Services Tax) enforcement wing on Thursday arrested two persons on charges of passing on bogus input tax credit (ITC) worth R ...

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GST collections dipped around 4% to Rs 1.12 lakh crore in August
02 May

Goods and services tax collections dipped around 4% to Rs 1.12 lakh crore in August, compared to Rs 1.16 lakh crore in the previous month, but p ...

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Next GST Council meeting on Sept 17; compensation cess on agenda
02 May

The upcoming GST Council meeting on September 17 will focus on the extension of compensation cess as the Council may also look into duty inversion in ...

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While escaping from trap GST inspector hit the ACB cop with his car
02 May

Paresh Priyadarshi, a GST inspector, is currently on the run after severely injuring a complainant and hitting an ACB Cop with his car on ...

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Jharkhand faces revenue loss due to lower GST rate on coal compared to VAT
01 May

Jharkhand is suffering huge annual revenue loss due to a reduction in Goods and Services Tax (GST) on coal, and favours extending the GST compensati ...

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GST Portal now accepting Application for Revocation of Cancelled GST Registration
01 May

The GST Portal is now accepting applications for revocation of canceled GST Registration.
As per notification no. 34/2021-CGST dated 29th Aug 2021, ...

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Multinationals hotel chain using franchisee model may face higher GST on royalty income
31 May

Multinational fast food and hotel chains and tech companies that operate through franchisee models in India have come under the taxman’s lens over the ...

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Deadline for late fee amnesty under GST extended till November 30
31 May

Ministry of Finance has extended the last date to avail of the late fee amnesty scheme under Goods and Services Act (GST), has now been extended to No ...

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No GST on hostel fees if less than Rs 1000/- per day
31 May

The Maharashtra bench of the Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR) has held that hostel fees charged to students will not attract goods and services tax ...

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GST defaulters of last two months to be barred from filing GSTR-1
28 May

Businesses that have not filed GSTR-3B returns in the preceding two months will not be able to file details of outward supplies in GSTR-1 from Septe ...

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GSTN issued the Advisory on HSN and GSTR-1 Filing
28 May

In accordance with Notification No. 78/2020 – Central Tax, dated October 15, 2020, taxpayers need to declare Harmonised System of Nomenclature (HSN) ...

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Govt puts plan to cut GST on certain categories of automobiles on hold
27 May

The automobile industry's demand for lowering of Goods and Services Tax or GST levied on certain categories of their products is not likely to find ...

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Karnataka CM meets FM: demands extension of GST compensation to states for 3 more years
27 May

Amid fall in state revenue and GST collection in view of COVID-19 crisis, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj S Bommai on Thursday demanded the Centr ...

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Haryana to change its GST rules, software after Panipat scam
27 May

The Haryana government has decided to amend its rules and software to prevent people from claiming undue GST input tax credit (ITC) on the basis of bi ...

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DGGI's Gurugram unit arrests 2 more for GST fraud case worth Rs 176 cr
26 May

Gurugram Zonal Unit (GZU) of the Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) has incarcerated two more people for passing on a total fake input t ...

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Finance minister asks public sector banks to provide assistance to sunrise sectors
26 May

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R C Bhargava, Venu Srinivasan face off with govt on auto GST rate
26 May

In a rare face off, captains of the auto industry have hit out at the government for not walking the talk. At an industry event in the capital on Wedn ...

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No GST on World Economic Forum's liaison office: Maharashtra AAR
25 May

In a relief to the World Economic Forum's, the Authority for Advance Ruling in Maharashtra has said that the forum’s liaison office in India i ...

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GST: E-way bill generation maintains momentum in August
25 May

Daily e-way bill generation for goods transportation under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system came in at 20.7 lakh in the first 22 days of August ...

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Cut GST on edible oils to benefit consumers: Trade body
25 May

To ease the burden on end-consumers, the government should reduce the goods and services tax on edible oils rather cutting import duty on them, a&nb ...

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Papads don’t attract GST, but fryums face 18% rate
25 May

No  Gujarti Thali  is complete without a papad, be it fried or roasted. Fortunately for consumers, as the GST burden is ulti ...

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Supreme Court Issues Notice On Plea Challenging 18% GST On DNB Doctors' Fee
24 May

Supreme Court on Monday issued notice in a plea filed by Association of DNB Doctors against the imposition of 18% GST on fee deposited by DNB Candidat ...

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Punjab and Haryana HC grants SpiceJet relief against recovery proceedings by GST authorities
24 May

Low-cost airline SpiceJet has been granted relief from the Punjab and Haryana High Court which has asked the GST department to consider and pass an or ...

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Lassi exempt from GST, but not flavoured milk
24 May

The GST Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR-Gujarat) has held that lassi, the fermented milk product, is exempt from goods and services tax (GST). The ...

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GST Intelligence busts fake companies, arrests mastermind
23 May

The Mumbai Zonal Unit of Directorate General of GST Intelligence has busted a major input tax credit (ITC) refund fraud case. GST Intelligence has cra ...

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Fuels, electricity under GST ambit: NITI Aayog formula includes six-year aid to states
23 May

Amid a raging row over the hefty taxes on petrol and diesel, NITI Aayog is learnt to have proposed a formula whereby the two motor fuels and electrici ...

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T.N. let down by Centre in GST compensation
21 May

Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) president K.S. Alagiri on Friday said the Centre had let down Tamil Nadu by denying payout of its compensation du ...

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Chandigarh traders’ representation on GST
21 May

The Chandigarh Beopar Mandal (CBM) has suggested some measures for the simplification of GST procedures and rates.In a comprehensive memorandum sent t ...

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Not all exporters are happy with the reimbursement rates under RoDTEP scheme
20 May

Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) scheme is neither efficient nor sustainable. Its stipulated goal is to remove embedded tax ...

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Signs of recovery, Punjab GST collection up 29%
20 May

Punjab has recorded a considerable increase in tax collection as compared to the last fiscal.Following a dip in Covid-19 cases, automobile retail, rea ...

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No reversal of ITC on manufacturing process loss
20 May

Whether it is the manufacture of ghee or steel products, interpretation of provision related to Input Tax Credit (ITC) will not change.
The Madras ...

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Fertilizer industry input-output GST mismatch: Amendment to Finance Act can help resolve issue
19 May

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) may address the issue of sales tax collection mechanism on fertilizer industry by removing mismatch between the inp ...

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Remove PASA sword hanging over traders, says Gujarat high court
19 May

The Gujarat high court on Wednesday said that the state government should not keep the sword of PASA hanging over traders on issues pertaining to GST ...

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Car seat cover 'accessory', not 'part', at 28% GST, rules Andhra Pardesh AAR
18 May

It may seem amusing but your good old car seat cover is not actually a "part" of the seat but an "accessory", at least, in the eyes of the tax departm ...

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The real reason for increasing GST collections are rising commodity prices
18 May

A surge in commodity prices is aiding the exchequer by boosting the government’s revenue receipts from goods and services tax (GST), said experts.
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‘In person’ GST Council meeting likely after a 16-month gap
18 May

The GST Council may resume its meeting in person after a gap of almost 16 months and 5 meetings. The next meeting is scheduled to take place soon.GST ...

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NFTs Deals may attract GST and equalisation levy of 2%
17 May

After cryptocurrencies, the non-fungible token or NFT has attracted the taxman’s attention as any purchase of the blockchain digital file will attract ...

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E-way bill generation gathers pace in August
17 May

Daily e-way bill generation for goods transportation under the goods and services tax (GST) system came in at 20.5 lakh in the week ended August 15, 5 ...

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18% GST payable on purified Drinking Water Supply through Mobile Tankers: AAR
17 May

Supply of drinking water to the public through mobile tankers or dispensers by a charitable organisation is taxable at 18 per cent under the GS ...

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No GST on entire bet amount in horse races : Karnataka HC
16 May

A division bench of the Karnataka High Court has stayed the operation of the single bench order passed on June 2, by which it had declared Rule 31A(3) ...

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Govt. notifies continuation of scheme for rebate of state and central taxes and levies on export
16 May

The Ministry of Textiles has notified the guidelines and continuation of the Scheme for Rebate of State and Central Taxes and Levies on Export (RoSC ...

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Chhattisgarh HC stays cancellation of GST registration as order lacked official examination
16 May

The Chhattisgarh High Court stayed the cancellation of registration under GST as the order lacked Official examination.
The assessee, Cheema ...

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India needs to reduce GST rates for auto sector: Revenue Secretary
14 May

Higher taxes on automotive sector have a negative impact and the government needs to look at the solution, Revenue Secretary Tarun Bajaj said.India ne ...

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GST officers unearth over Rs 35k cr fraud in FY'21, arrest 426 persons
14 May

In the year-long crackdown on tax evasion, the GST authorities have unearthed over Rs 35,000 crore of tax fraud committed by misuse of input tax credi ...

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Division Bench of HC stays verdict on levy of GST on race clubs
14 May

It has been contended in the appeals that the single bench ought to have considered the pre-GST regimeA Division Bench of the High Court of Karnataka ...

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Due date for QRMP scheme TODAY; check the invoice furnishing facility
13 May

Attention GST taxpayers! There is an important update for the GST taxpayers who have opted for the Quarterly Return Monthly Payment Scheme (QRMP) sc ...

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Gujarat loses Rs 171 crore to GST evasion in Q1
13 May

Thanks to the evasion of Goods and Services Tax (GST) by wrongfully claiming input tax credit (ITC), the state exchequer in Gujarat lost Rs171 crore i ...

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Your gift and cash back vouchers will now attract 18% GST
13 May

Expanding the scope of taxation, the tax department will now levy GST on the supply of e-vouchers thereby bringing even exclusive marketing companie ...

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GST Council focus on pruning exemptions, fixing anomalies
12 May

The next meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council will consider pruning the list of tax-exempt items and fixing the anomaly of raw material ...

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E-way bill blocking for GST defaulters: Businessmen unhappy
12 May

The regulation of blocking e-way bill generation for the non-filers of GST returns is set to resume from August 15. The assessees defaulting on the ou ...

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Mumbai Businessman booked in Rs 9 crore GST fraud
12 May

Central Goods and Service Tax (CGST), Bhiwandi commissionerate on Wednesday arrested Hiten Sheth, proprietor of Mahir Life Care for fraudulently avail ...

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Next GST Council meeting likely in August end; compensation extension on agenda
11 May

The next meeting of the all-powerful Goods and Service Tax Council is likely to be convened in the last week of August or the first week of September. ...

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Diesel not under GST but taxable at 18% as part of composite service
11 May

Cost of diesel incurred as part of a composite service will attract GST even though the fuel itself has not been included under the new indirect tax ...

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Realtors' body Credai seeks input tax credit under GST for developers
11 May

Realtors' body Credai on Tuesday demanded that input tax credit (ITC) under the GST regime should be allowed to developers, saying this could lead t ...

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April-June net GST collections at 26.6% of budget estimates: Govt
10 May

The government has achieved 26.6 per cent of the budget estimates for GST collections in the first three months of the current fiscal, Parliament was ...

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GST compliance for all e-commerce, edu-tech start-ups may hamper growth
10 May

Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime has undoubtedly simplified tax compliance for businesses by saving time and energy in paying various central and s ...

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GST dept starts campaign against unregistered businesses
10 May

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) department has started a campaign in Dehradun to increase the tax collection and verify the businesses that fail to r ...

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18% GST on ready-to-cook idli, dosa, porridge mix: AAR
09 May

Ready-to-cook dosa, idli, porridge mix, etc sold in powdered form are taxable at 18 per cent, even though the GST rate is 5 percent if they are sold a ...

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Traders’ body to all Chief Ministers: ‘Considerable avoidance’ of GST by e-commerce firms, need probe
09 May

Traders’ body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) in a communication sent on Sunday to Chief Ministers of all states highlighted the issue of “c ...

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How a restaurant cooks up a storm at tax office
09 May

The taxman has been dished a mind-bending problem, thanks to a point on semantics raised by Odisha’s Appellate Authority for Advance Ruling (AAAR). GS ...

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Supreme Court Pulls Up Centre Over Non-Creation Of GST Appellate Tribunal
07 May

Supreme Court on Friday pulled up the Centre for not constituting an appellate tribunal under the CGST Act even after 4 years of the Act having come i ...

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Extend GST compensation period beyond five years or provide additional central aid: Puducherry CM
07 May

Puducherry chief minister N Rangasamy has urged the Union government to extend GST compensation period, which ends on July 1, 2022, or to release addi ...

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Dushyant Chautala launches Model-2 of GST implementation
07 May

Haryana deputy chief minister, Dushyant Chautala said on Friday that the Excise and Taxation department will be kept updated with modern technology in ...

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E-way bill generation to be blocked from Aug 15 for GST return non-filers
06 May

Taxpayers who have not filed GST returns for two months or quarters up to June 2021 will not be able to generate e-way bills from August 15, GST Netwo ...

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Fake firms used for Rs 300 crore GST evasion in Jharkhand: CGST dept
06 May

The Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) department , Ranchi, has unearthed an alleged ₹300 crore scam wherein firms, mainly from Chhattisgarh and Od ...

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GST hit Kerala’s tax revenue, system needs rethink: Kerala FM
05 May

The state government fears that the state's tax revenues would deteriorate once the five-year guaranteed GST compensation ends in June 2022.Even thoug ...

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PHDCCI calls for 3-tier GST, capping highest slab at 18%
05 May

Industry chamber PHDCCI on Wednesday called for a 3-tier GST rate structure, with the highest slab at 18 per cent, to help boost consumption and reduc ...

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Mumbai Businessman held for Rs 55cr GST fraud
05 May

The Directorate General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence (DGGSTI) have arrested a Juhu businessman in an alleged Input Tax Credit (ITC) fraud of ...

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6.42 crore E-way bills generated in July, 17% higher than June
04 May

E-way bill generation for goods transportation under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system has came in at 6.42 crore in July, highest in four months ...

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GST officers detect Rs 7,421 crore tax evasion in April-June
04 May

GST officers have detected tax evasion of Rs 7,421 crore in the April-June period of the current fiscal, Parliament was informed on Tuesday. In a writ ...

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Doctors demand GST Exemption on Diplomate of National Board course Fees
04 May

Questioning the inclusion of GST charges in the annual course fees of DNB candidates, the Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA), along wi ...

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Chandigarh registers 23% growth in GST collection
03 May

Coming out of the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Chandigarh has registered a 23 per cent growth in gross Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection ...

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High GST and acquisition cost slowing down car demand, says Maruti chairman
03 May

High cost of acquisition due to a variety of reasons, including higher GST than all other major countries, is slowing down car demand in the country a ...

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Bring petroleum products in ambit of GST soon: PHDCCI
03 May

Industry chamber PHDCCI on Sunday urged the government to bring petroleum products in the ambit of goods and services tax (GST) soon, as high inflat ...

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July's GST collection at over Rs 1.16 lakh crore
02 May

The gross GST revenue collected in the month of July 2021 is Rs 1,16,393 crore of which Central GST (CGST) is Rs 22,197 crore, State GST (SGST) is Rs ...

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High Court directs SBI to pay Rs 215.11 crore GST to AP govt.
02 May

 A division bench of the Andhra Pradesh (AP) High Court comprising Justices U. Durga Prasad Rao and B. Krishna Mohan refused to entertain a Writ ...

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Businesses can now self-certify GST annual returns, instead of mandatory audit by CA
02 May

GST taxpayers with a turnover of over Rs 5 crore can now self-certify their annual return, instead of a mandatory audit certification by chartered acc ...

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Treated and purified sewage water for industrial use to attract 18% GST: AAR
02 May

Treated and purified sewage water is classified as 'water' under the GST Act and its supply for industrial use would attract an 18 per cent tax, the A ...

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Delhi Assembly passes Delhi GST (Amendment) Bill, 2021 and amendments ‘Bed and Breakfast Scheme
31 May

The Delhi Legislative Assembly, on the final day of its two-day monsoon session, passed the Delhi GST (Amendment) Bill 2021 and amendments to the ambi ...

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Don't Pay GST Till Demands Are Met, PM's Brother Tells Traders On Protest
31 May

Prahlad Modi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's brother and vice-president of All-India Fair Price Shop Association, asked traders not to pay GST till th ...

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Gujarat govt transfers 36 officials for ‘fair investigation’ into Rs 1,000 cr fake GST bill case
31 May

In connection with a case involving more than Rs 1,000 crore of fake GST (Goods and Services Tax) bills in Bhavnagar, the Gujarat government on Friday ...

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GST rate structure rationalisation on govt’s agenda, definitely going to happen: CEA
30 May

Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) K V Subramanian on Thursday said that rationalisation of GST rate structure is on the government’s agenda and it is defin ...

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Centre-State action to plug GST revenue leak
30 May

GST officers of Andhra Pradesh and the Central governments met here on Thursday to discuss ways to plug revenue leak through coordinated efforts and i ...

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Plea to interfere in petroleum products price hike
30 May

The Kerala High Court directed the central government and chairman, Goods and Service Tax Council, New Delhi to file a statement within three weeks, i ...

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States got least GST compensation in south
29 May

Exclusive data on fund release to states (as of March 21) under the special borrowing scheme reveals that Telangana had received less compensation amo ...

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Maharashtra State suffered financial loss for last 3 years as short-credited to GST Compensation Cess
29 May

The state has suffered financial loss for last three years along with other states as the Union finance ministry short-credited to GST Compensation Ce ...

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No proposal in GST Council to include petrol & diesel in GST: Govt
28 May

In reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Chaudhary said that as per the provision of Central Goods and Services ...

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DGGI Investigating GST Evasion in Railway Tenders
28 May

“Directorate General of Goods and Services Tax (GST) Intelligence (DGGI) has initiated investigations into tenders awarded by Indian Railways since Ju ...

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2 persons held for issuing fake GST invoices worth Rs 115 crore
28 May

The central GST department of Ghaziabad has arrested two persons in connection with issuance of fake GST invoices without actual supply of goods. Acco ...

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Centre not in favour of extending GST compensation period beyond 5 years
27 May

The Centre is not inclined towards extending the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Compensation period for States beyond March 2022, however, a proposal fo ...

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GST e-way bill generation gathers momentum in July
27 May

Average daily e-way bill generation was 20.2 lakh in the week ended July 25, compared with 20.4 lakh in preceding week and 19.24 lakh in the first 11 ...

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18% GST payable on Unburnt or Half-Burnt Coal and Dust: AAR
27 May

The Telangana Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that 18% GST is payable on Unburnt or Half-Burnt coal and Dust. The applicant, M/s. Jeevaka Indu ...

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The Civil Aviation Ministry has asked the Finance Ministry to bring Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms under GST
26 May

The Civil Aviation Ministry has formally asked the Finance Ministry to bring ATF under the ambit of GST at an applicable rate not higher than 12% with ...

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Charitable trust running medical store required to register for GST - Gujarat HC
26 May

The Gujarat High Court held that medical store run by a charitable trust is a ‘business’ even if medicines are sold at lower prices and hence it req ...

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Civil Aviation Ministry Asks MoF to put ATF under GST
24 May

The Civil Aviation Ministry has formally asked the Finance Ministry to bring ATF under the ambit of GST at an applicable rate not higher than 12% with ...

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Charitable trust running medical store required to register for GST: Gujarat HC
24 May

The Gujarat High Court held that medical store run by a charitable trust is a ‘business’ even if medicines are sold at lower prices and hence it requi ...

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Discrimination in terms of Time Limit to allow availment of ITC is Arbitrary and Unreasonable: Kerala HC
23 May

The Kerala High Court ruled that the discrimination in terms of time limit to allow availment of the Input Tax Credit (ITC) is arbitrary and unreasona ...

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PIL seeks setting up of GST tribunal to cut backlog of cases
23 May

A PIL in the Supreme Court has sought directions to the Centre for setting up of the Goods and Services Tax Appellate Tribunal, as mandated under the ...

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GST intelligence unearths Rs 338 crore fake invoicing racket in Assam
23 May

Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI), Guwahati Zonal Unit unearthed a Rs 338 Crore racket of fake invoicing in which fake credit of Input ta ...

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Centre begins review of legal issues in GST
22 May

The Centre has begun a comprehensive review of the goods and services tax (GST) law, as well as various rules pertaining to the levy, to provide clari ...

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Suppliers passed on Fake ITC for which Taxpayer claims GST Refund
22 May

The Delhi High Court while refusing to grant the refund held that the suppliers passed on fake Input Tax Credit (ITC) for which the taxpayer claims re ...

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Pvt coaching institutes not 'educational institutions', liable to pay GST
21 May

Private Coaching Institute imparting education to students facilitating them to obtain qualifications like Chartered Accountancy (CA), Cost Accountanc ...

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CBIC clarifies Extension of Limitation under GST Law in terms of Supreme Court’s Order
21 May

The Central Board of Indirect Tax and Customs (CBIC) issued the clarification extension of limitation under GST Law in terms of the Supreme Court’s Or ...

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Centre owes Rs 6,876 crore GST compensation to Punjab
21 May

The central government, during the ongoing monsoon session of the Lok Sabha, accepted that it is yet to release Goods and Services Tax (GST) compensat ...

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Centre waives Import Duty, GST on Rs 16cr Gene Drug for Toddler
19 May

The Centre Government waived the duties and GST on a drug required for the treatment of a 2-year-old girl, KS Mithrra born with a rare genetic disorde ...

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Rajasthan High Court allows IGST Refund on Ocean Freights
19 May

The Rajasthan High Court allowed the refund of Integrated Goods and Service Tax (IGST) on Ocean Freights.The division bench of Justice Vinit Kumar Mat ...

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Government tenders to attract GST, deemed as service
17 May

The government’s tendering process is all set to come under the goods and services tax (GST) umbrella after a tax ruling has said it constitutes suppl ...

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Kerala gets ₹4,122 cr. GST dues
17 May

The Centre on Thursday released ₹4,122.27 crore to the State as GST (Goods and Services Tax) compensation dues through a special borrowing arrangement ...

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Reimbursement of additional discount to distributor will attract GST, says Kerala AAAR
17 May

Kerala’a Appellate Authority for Advance Ruling has upheld that additional discount reimbursed by a company to its distributor will be added to the co ...

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Finance ministry releases Rs 75,000 crore to states and UTs, nearly half of FY22 GST compensation shortfall
16 May

The finance ministry released Rs 75,000 crore or nearly half of the total Goods and Services Tax (GST) compensation shortfall for FY22 to the states a ...

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ITC not allowable on Food and Beverages consumed in Industrial Canteen: AAR
16 May

The Maharashtra Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that the Input Tax Credit (ITC) is not allowable on Food and Beverages consumed in Industrial ...

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GST only on monthly maintenance over Rs 7,500: Madras HC
15 May

In a relief to resident welfare association (RWA) members across middle and high-end housing societies, the Madras High Court has ruled that the goods ...

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Special GST Council meet likely in August after monsoon session of Parliament
15 May

A special Goods and Service Tax (GST) Council meeting is likely to be held in later part of August after the monsoon session of Parliament concludes o ...

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Karnataka govt proposes to reimburse GST on movie tickets
15 May

To help the pandemic-hit Kannada film industry, the state government has proposed to reimburse its share of GST on movie tickets that were sold during ...

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Kerala CM meets PM, seeks GST dues clearance
14 May

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on July 13, urged the central government to set up an AIIMS in the state as well as provide pending GST dues wo ...

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GST officials book 8,000 cases involving fake ITC of over Rs 35k cr in FY21
14 May

In the year-long crackdown on tax evasion, the GST authorities have unearthed over Rs 35,000 crore of tax fraud committed by misuse of input tax credi ...

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12% GST on unbranded chips too: Kerala AAR
14 May

The Kerala bench of the GST Authority for Advance Rulings (GST-AAR) has held that such products would attract tax at 12%, even if unbranded.The applic ...

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18% GST on houseboat business, but ITC available: Kerala AAR
14 May

The GST-AAR, Kerala bench, has held that GST at 18% will apply on houseboat cruises, be it day trips or overnight trips. This ruling was sought by EVM ...

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Kerala AAR: 18% GST levy applies on house-boat services but ITC available
13 May

Houseboats sailing languidly in the backwaters are icons of Kerala’s tourism sector. In its recent ruling, the GST-Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR) ...

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GST is inherently regressive, the model overly centralised: Tamil Nadu’s FM
13 May

Tamil Nadu’s finance minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan is of the view that the GST model is ‘overly centralised’ and suffers from both design and execut ...

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12% GST on Chips, Sharkarai varatty, Roasted and Salted Cashew nuts, Namkeens: AAR
13 May

The Kerala Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that 12% GST on Chips, Sharkarai varatty, Roasted and Salted Cashew nuts and Namkeens.The coram of ...

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GST officers bust network of 23 firms for fraudulently claiming Rs 91 crore ITC
12 May

GST officers have busted a network of 23 entities involved in creation of fake invoices worth Rs 551 crore and passing inadmissible input tax credit w ...

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18% GST forces hotels to junk biodegradable packaging
12 May

For hotels and restaurants, a higher GST on environment-friendly and biodegradable material is the biggest stumbling block to using cutlery made of ba ...

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50 Bihar firms raided which caused ₹171 crore loss in GST
12 May

The firms were selected for searches by using data analytics and 360 degree profiling on the instructions of commissioner cum secretary, commercial ta ...

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Bringing petroleum products and electricity under GST should be top focus
10 May

Foremost on the GST Council’s agenda should be to take up the long-pending demand of industry to bring petroleum products and electricity under GST. D ...

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Charging Rs 4.50 GST on soft drink costs Swiggy Rs 20,000
10 May

Online food delivery platform Swiggy has to pay a Rs 20,000 fine for charging Rs 4.50 GST on a soft drink.But Swiggy claimed that it was only an inter ...

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Karnataka reports marginal increase in GST collection in Q1
09 May

During the COVID-19 induced restrictions, Karnataka recorded a marginal increase of ₹371.52 crore in the collection of Goods and Service Tax (GST) in ...

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Confusion over GST on annuity from govt: Infra companies under taxman’s lens
09 May

Several infrastructure companies that are building highways have come under the tax department’s scrutiny for misinterpretation of the word “annuity” ...

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Authorities tracking RFID data to detect GST evasion, fraud
09 May

Tax authorities have started tracking Radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags on commercial vehicles to detect Goods and Services Tax (GST) evasion ...

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GST  officials  tap  radio  frequency data to detect tax evasion, fraud
08 May

Goods and services tax (GST) authorities have started detecting instances of tax evasion by identifying mismatches between electronic permits issued f ...

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Plea for no GST levy on royalty, dead rent paid by mining concession holders
08 May

A petition has been filed before the Punjab and Haryana high court seeking directions not to levy the goods and services tax (GST) on royalty/dead ren ...

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Good news for taxpayers, Centre gives another opportunity to file GST returns without penalty
08 May

GST Amnesty Scheme: If you have not filed the GST Return yet, the government is going to impose a heavy penalty on you. However, before this, the gove ...

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Centre Seeks States' Consent To Start GST Borrowing
08 May

The Ministry of Finance last month sought states' consent to borrow back-to-back-loans to plug the shortfall in goods and services tax cess collection ...

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Amazon’s wholesale arm now lets customers claim GST credit while shipping to GST unregistered states
07 May

Amazon Business customers, which are largely MSMEs, will now be able to claim GST credit for orders delivered across India with GST registration in on ...

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Centre owes Rs 30,352 crore to Maharashtra in GST dues: Ajit Pawar
06 May

The Central government owes Rs 30,352 crore to Maharashtra towards the GST compensation, state Finance Minister Ajit Pawar told the Legislative Counci ...

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Delhi govt. collects Rs 5,281 crore GST in first quarter of current financial year
06 May

 In a sign of revival in the city economy hit by COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown, the Delhi government collected Rs 5,281 crore GST ...

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Gujarat GST body wants tax on International Service Entities
05 May

Some 300 International Service Entities (ISEs) including search engines and e-commerce companies which provide services to Indian customers, have not ...

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Foreign crypto exchanges in India may have to pay 18% GST
05 May

With the Indian government mulling over new laws to regulate cryptocurrencies in the country, the indirect tax department is looking into whether over ...

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GST collection in Himachal rises by 7 per cent in June 2021
05 May

The Goods and Service Tax (GST) collection has increased by 7 per cent in June this year, compared to the revenue in the same month last year, a spoke ...

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GST milestone in India's economic landscape: PM Narendra Modi
01 May

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that the GST has been a milestone in the economic landscape of India as it has decreased the number of ...

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GST 4th Anniversary: Finance ministry to issue Appreciation Certificates to GST payers
01 May

The finance ministry on Wednesday said it will issue certificates of appreciation to over 54,000 GST payers for timely filing of returns and cash paym ...

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GST has reduced rate at which people have to pay tax: Nirmala Sitharaman
01 May

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has reduced the rate at which people have to pay tax ...

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Industry bodies to take up GST points with govt; GST to mark four years on July 1
30 May

Industry bodies are set to raise several issues with the government related to goods and services tax (GST) compliances, legislation and administratio ...

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GSTN enables Functionality to Register Complaint on Misuse of PAN in GST Registration
30 May

The Goods and Service Tax Network (GSTN) enabled the Functionality to register complaints on misuse of PAN in GST Registration. The GSTN with the obje ...

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Allow buyers to claim ITC even if supplier defaults in depositing GST: PHD Chamber
30 May

Ahead of GST Day on July 1, industry body PHD Chamber of Commerce has raised the issue of blocking input tax credit and said the buyer should be allow ...

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Fake GST Invoice Racket Of Rs. 106 Crore Unearthed In Odisha
29 May

An Odisha government agency working under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) directorate on Monday unearthed a racket that issued fake invoices to the t ...

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Haryana approves GST reduction on services related to Covid management
29 May

Haryana chief minister, Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday accorded approval for the notification related to the reduction of GST rates of goods and servic ...

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No GST payable on Imparting Training to Students Sponsored by Central or State Govt: AAR
29 May

The coram of Rachna Singh and Vidhya Sagar observed that that the Department of the welfare of sc and BC, Haryana implements three types of schemes i. ...

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Goa notifies GST reduction for Covid drugs, equipments
28 May

Following the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council decision to cut rates on Covid-related medicines, oxygen concentrators and testing kits, the state ...

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Private Equity industry players unhappy over GST on fund management fees
28 May

The domestic private equity industry is keen that the government ensures a level-playing field between the locally set up PE funds and those establish ...

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Orissa HC asks auto driver to reply to GST notice over Rs 148 crore fraud
28 May

The Orissa High Court has directed an auto-rickshaw driver to file a reply to a show cause notice issued to him for payment of tax or penalty by the S ...

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Medicaments or disinfectants: Companies, taxmen disagree over GST on sanitisers
26 May

The demand for hand sanitisers remains high in the country after sales jumped last year during the first wave of Covid-19. As sanitiser sales remain h ...

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Experts divided on Kerala High Court order seeking decision on GST on petrol, diesel
26 May

With petrol prices breaching the three-digit mark in many parts of the country, the Kerala High Court has asked the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Counc ...

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GST officials seize Rs. 1.7 crore from a private bank locker
26 May

Officers of the Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI), Visakhapatnam seized Rs 1.7 crore (in Rs 2,000 denominations) from a locker of a priva ...

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GST Officers to collect evidence against suppliers denying GST Rate Cut benefits on COVID-19 essentials
25 May

The National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) directs GST officers to collect evidence against suppliers denying GST Rate Cut benefits to the Recipie ...

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GST: No Resolution For A Four-Year-Old Annuity Problem
25 May

In a major blow to contractors, the government has clarified that the annual deferred payments, called annuity, received by them for construction of r ...

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Better GST mop-up likely: In 20 days, June e-way bills rise 34% over month ago
25 May

After falling to a one-year low in May, digital means (e-way) invoice technology underneath the products and companies tax (GST) regime gathered momen ...

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Bengal FM asks Sitharaman for ‘course correction’ in GST Council Meetings
24 May

West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra wrote to his central counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman again on June 23, seeking a course correction by the Goods ...

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Kerala HC asks GST Council to decide to bring petroleum products under GST
24 May

The Kerala High Court has asked the Goods and Services Council to take a decision on a representation seeking to bring petroleum products under the GS ...

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Unpaid GST dues to states for FY21 stands at Rs 74,398 crore
24 May

Unpaid goods and service tax (GST) shortfall compensation to states stood at Rs 74,398 crore for FY21, West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra said on ...

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GST authorities uncovers network of firms dealing in fake invoice
23 May

The Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) bust a network of 16 firms after conducting searches at multiple premises in Punjab, Himachal Prade ...

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Fintech, IT/ITeS companies with tripartite pacts under GST scanner
23 May

The tax department has held back the export benefits of many companies that have three-way contracts, or tripartite agreements, with multinationals, s ...

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GST Compensation Cess May Stretch Beyond 2024 To Clear Arrears, Borrowings
23 May

From cigarettes to luxury cars, yachts to personal planes, may continue to attract additional levies for at least another three years as the central g ...

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Petrol, diesel under GST: HC asks Centre to decide
22 May

The Kerala high court has asked the central government to decide on a representation seeking to bring petroleum products under goods and services tax ...

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CBIC issues clarification on Applicability of Dynamic QR Code on B2C Invoices
22 May

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) issued the clarification on the applicability of the Dynamic Quick Response (QR) Code on B2C in ...

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GST bogus billing scam: ₹40 lakh seized from Ludhiana hosiery trader
22 May

The anti-evasion wing of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Commissionerate seized ₹40 lakh from hosiery trader Yogesh Jain’s house in Kalyan N ...

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Maruti Suzuki reduces prices of Eeco ambulance with reduced GST rates
21 May

Maruti Suzuki has announced a reduction on the ex-showroom price of the Eeco Ambulance. Recently, the Ministry of Finance slashed the GST rates on the ...

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Trade bodies seek removal of deficiencies in GST system
21 May

Trade organisations in Madurai have urged the local ministers to provide relief in terms of rectifying the drawbacks of the GST system in the ensuing ...

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Odisha: Lockdown likely to hit GST collection in June
21 May

The state GST (SGST) collection is likely to be affected in June as retail, tourism and hospitality industries have been severely hit because of the l ...

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GCCI urges Goa CM to withdraw additional COVID cess on GST for pharma industry
18 May

Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has written to state Chief Minister Pramod Sawant urging him to withdraw additional COVID cess on Goods an ...

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No GST on Entrance Exam Fee National Board of Examinations: CBIC
18 May

A circular issued by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) today clarified taxability of various services supplied by Centre and Stat ...

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Centre Releases GST Compensation Cess Of Rs 21,000 Crore To States
18 May

The central government has released Rs 21,000 crore as goods and services tax compensation to states this week, two people familiar with the matter to ...

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CBIC notifies reduced GST rates on Covid-related medicines, equipment
16 May

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) Tuesday notified 5 per cent GST on 18 Covid related relief materials including oxygen concentra ...

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Numbers of E-Way Bills indicate forthcoming rise in GST collections
16 May

India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) revenue collections are likely to stage a recovery from July after falling in May and June, official data on e-wa ...

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5% GST on Construction Services for Funeral, Burial or Cremation till 30th Sept
16 May

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes (CBIC) has reduced the GST rate to 5% which will be leviable on construction services of structure for funeral, bu ...

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GST Council becoming authoritarian and majoritarian: Bengal FM Amit Mitra
15 May

After registering dissent over the GST Council decisions on Covid-related materials, West Bengal Finance Minister, Amit Mitra,on Monday said that the ...

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12% GST on Service of Operating Mini AC Buses: AAR
15 May

The coram of T.Ramnani and P.Vinitha Sekhar ruled that service of operating mini AC buses by the applicant for Brihan Mumbai Electricity Supply Transp ...

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Centre to share 70% of vaccine revenue with states: FM Sitharaman
14 May

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday announced series of GST relief measures for Covid-19 relief essentials, including black fungus m ...

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Amnesty scheme for state GST goes live
14 May

Thiruvananthapuram: State goods and services tax department has invited options towards the tax amnesty scheme announced in the state budget.As per th ...

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Karnataka to get Rs 18k crore this fiscal to offset GST compensation shortfall
12 May

Two weeks after Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, said that the same formula as last year will be adopted this year as well to pay GST compen ...

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Congress wants Modi govt should bring petrol and diesel under GST
12 May

After staging nationwide protests against fuel hike, Congress on Friday demanded a complete rollback of excise duty on fuel brought by the Modi govern ...

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DGGI uncovered fake invoice supply racket in Nagpur
12 May

The Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) has arrested a supplier of fake invoices and detected fraudulent transactions of Rs 55 crore, an of ...

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GST Council to discuss compensation cess extension, vaccine tax exemption on 12th June 21
11 May

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council will meet on June 12 to decide on extension of compensation cess beyond 2022 and tax exemption or reduction i ...

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Opposition-ruled states likely to maintain demand of zero-rate GST on Covid-19 vaccines
10 May

Opposition-ruled states are likely to maintain their demand of zero rating of Covid-19 vaccines under the Goods and Services Tax despite the Centre ha ...

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Patna HC quashes Ex-Parte Order since Natural Justice Principles were not followed
10 May

While quashing the ex-parte order, the Patna High Court held that Input Tax Credit can not be denied for reasons of delay in filing of the respective ...

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Orissa High Court relief for GST related litigants
10 May

The Orissa High Court has called upon appellate authorities to condone the delay in filing certified copy of the order appealed against along with app ...

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Group of Ministers suggests cut in GST on Covid relief material to 5 per cent
08 May

An eight-member group of ministers (GoM) set up to decide Goods and Services Tax reduction on Covid relief materias has recommended that the GST on va ...

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Six states seeking extension of the compensation period on demerit goods
08 May

Opposition-ruled state governments are determined to drive a hard bargain in the special Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meet to be convened soon ...

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Gujarat govt’s GST collection rises despite Covid second wave
08 May

Gujarat government’s Goods & Service Tax (SGST) collections have gone up by over Rs 6,100 crore in the first five months of the current calendar y ...

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Liaison office has to pay GST: AAR
05 May

The GST Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR - Maharashtra bench) has held a liaison office, in Mumbai, of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (D ...

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Turf clubs liable to pay GST only on commission: Karnataka HC
05 May

In a major tax relief to turf clubs, the High Court of Karnataka has declared that the clubs are liable to pay GST only on the commission that they re ...

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GoM for retaining 5% tax on Covid jabs while tax cut on PPEs, ventilators, sanitisers
05 May

The Group of Ministers (GoM), constituted by the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Council last week to look into the tax rate on Covid vaccines and other e ...

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GST: Relief For Land Owners As Council Fixes Credit Problem
04 May

The recent GST Council meeting has heralded good news for landowners. By making it easier for landowners to avail goods and services tax credit, the c ...

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1st GST GoM meet: Talks on ‘tax cuts for benefit of people’
04 May

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Thursday chaired the first meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM) formed to examine GST concessions and exe ...

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GST collection went down 42% in April 2021 in Karnataka
04 May

Signalling what could be in store for the State in terms of collection of Goods and Service Tax (GST) for the month of May, when the State was in lock ...

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Relaxing certain GST compliances is the need of the hour
03 May

Despite attention from the government, there are many sectors that have suffered due to the GST applicability in a manner that has eroded their workin ...

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Punjab Minister writes to FM, wants GIC suggestions accepted by GST Council
03 May

Punjab finance minister Manpreet Badal has written to Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman demanding that the recommendations of the Goods and Se ...

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Centre, states may disagree over GST compensation beyond FY22
02 May

The Centre and states are set for intense negotiations over extending compensation to states for goods and services tax (GST) revenue shortfall beyond ...

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Congress CMs protest against exclusion from GoM
02 May

Chief Ministers of the Congress-ruled Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh have questioned the Union government’s decision to not include Finance Ministers from ...

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Last month Maharashtra GST receipts down 36% over April, but up 59% from May 2020
02 May

In a clear indication of the economic hit of the lockdown-like restrictions in Maharashtra, state GST collections plummeted by 36.4% between April and ...

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Monthly GSTR-1 return filing deadline extended till June 26
01 May

The government on Monday said the deadline for filing monthly GSTR-1 returns for May has been extended by 15 days till June 26. The GST Council, chair ...

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GST Council adopts casual approach while Indian economy burns
01 May

The GST Council, which met last Friday, had many important issues before it but did not make a decision on many of them. These issues had been discuss ...

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GST Council urged to increase compensation cess on tobacco products
01 May

On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day, the public health groups along with doctors have urged the GST Council to increase compensation cess on all t ...

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Late fee relief to non-filers of GST returns to help small businesses, add to revenue, say experts
31 May

The rationalisation of late fees for delayed filing of monthly GST returns will give relief to small businesses and add to the government revenue, acc ...

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GST council meet left out two important demands
31 May

Two important demands of the trade and industry were not discussed at the GST Council meeting on May 28, said AgroFood Chamber of Commerce and Industr ...

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Centre's FY22 GST compensation estimated to be higher than projected Rs 1.58 lakh cr: Opp-ruled states
31 May

The compensation amount promised by the Centre is estimated to be higher than the Rs 1.58 lakh crore projected by the Centre, and a special session of ...

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Covid-19 relief material, black fungus drug exempted from tax; return filing simplified
29 May

GST Council Meeting Highlights: The 43rd GST Council meet was held earlier today where the council decided to exempt certain covid-19 relief material ...

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Telangana opposes GST on neutral alcohol
29 May

Telangana State on Friday objected to the moves by the Union government to bring extra neutral alcohol under the purview of GST. Finance Minister T Ha ...

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State ministers to examine levy of GST at manufacturing stage for pan masala, brick kilns sectors
29 May

A state ministerial panel will look into the possibility of levying GST in evasion-prone sectors like pan-masala, gutkha, and brick kilns on the basis ...

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Stage set for a stormy GST meet today
28 May

When the GST Council meets after a gap of seven months on Friday, on its agenda are issues related to the economy but discussions will be on political ...

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CAIT seeks extension of GST return filings deadline
28 May

Traders’ body CAIT on Thursday sought extension of the deadline for filing various GST returns till August as well as cut in tax rates for medical and ...

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Hospitality industry body wrote to finance minister seeking support ahead of GST Council meet
28 May

With GST council meet coming up on May 28, hospitality industry is reaching out to the government to put forth their demands and hope for the support. ...

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Footwear, readymade garments likely to attract higher rates of GST
27 May

Footwear and readymade garments may have higher rates of goods and services tax (GST) with the GST Council expected to take up correcting the inverted ...

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FY'22 GST compensation shortfall estimated at Rs 2.69 lakh crore
27 May

The shortfall in GST compensation payable to states in the current fiscal is estimated at Rs 2.69 lakh crore, of which Rs 1.58 lakh crore would have t ...

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GST Council likely to announce amnesty on delayed returns
27 May

In a move that is likely to provide a huge relief to small taxpayers and micro and small enterprises in the country amid the pandemic, the Goods and S ...

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GST panel rejects demand for tax waiver on Covid-19 vax & ventilator
26 May

The goods and services tax (GST) fitment panel, comprising officers from the Centre and some states, has recommended a short-term rate cut on four Cov ...

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Bombay HC dismisses Coca-Cola India unit's writ challenging show-cause notice
26 May

In another setback to the Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Limited (HCCBPL), a subsidiary of Coca Cola India, the Bombay High Court quashed its w ...

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GST Council meet will discuss about Pvt. fintech firms set to enter e-invoicing zone
26 May

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Friday will discuss bringing in private financial technology companies to set up four more invoice generat ...

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Merger of GST slabs likely to take time
25 May

A plan to merge goods and services tax (GST) slabs of 12% and 18% into a single rate that will apply to most goods is expected to get delayed, while t ...

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GST council to look at proposals on taxing Covid-19 vaccines
25 May

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council will consider whether Covid-19 vaccines should be exempt from the levy at a meeting on Friday. The two option ...

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Small businesses seek waiver of penalty and interest and relaxation for return filing till June
24 May

Covid impact on MSMEs: Even as the government had earlier this month offered taxpayers a late fee waiver for filing GSTR-3B monthly returns for March ...

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Odisha Finance department: GST fraud grows on the cost of poor
24 May

The state finance department’s commercial taxes & GST wing has claimed before the Orissa high court that the racket involved in mass fraud in the ...

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States likely to ask for five-year extension of GST compensation
24 May

Witnessing a sharp decline in the GST revenue due to the pandemic and the following lockdown and disruptions in economic activities across the country ...

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GST collections of May likely to drop 30% compared to April
22 May

The second covid-19 wave ravaging the Indian economy is set to have an impact on the central government's revenue collections as well. Sources tell ET ...

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Delhi High Court quashes GST on oxygen concentrators
22 May

The Delhi High Court on Friday held the Government’s imposition of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on oxygen concentrators imported for personal use as ‘ ...

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The supply of food items under govt. scheme to ITIs and schools are exempted from GST
21 May

The supply of food items under government schemes to Industrial training institutes (ITI) will be treated at par with supply of mid-day meals to schoo ...

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Tourism sector seeks GST concessions for revival
21 May

Ahead of the GST Council meeting on May 28, associations representing the travel, tourism and hospitality industry have urged the government and the c ...

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E-way bill integrated with FASTag, RFID: GST officers to get real-time data of commercial vehicles
20 May

GST officers have been armed with real-time data of commercial vehicle movement on highways with integration of the e-way bill (EWB) system with FASTa ...

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CBIC rationalises GST refund provisions
20 May

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has rationalised GST refund provisions, including giving option to taxpayers to withdraw applic ...

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Taxpayers worried over GST deadline relief
19 May

The relaxation in GST compliance timelines has left taxpayers puzzled as no extension has been granted beyond the May 20 due date for filing the GSTR- ...

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Haryana allows reimbursement of GST on Covid items’ donations
19 May

The Haryana government has allowed reimbursement of goods and service tax paid by companies, non-governmental organisations and individuals on purchas ...

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Daily e-way bill generation falls to one-year low due to 2nd covid wave
18 May

Fewer e-way bills have been generated in May so far, with the daily average falling to a one-year low, indicating a sharp slowdown in economic activit ...

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Madhya Pradesh demands to fix GST on Covid medicines, equipment at 0.1%
18 May

In view of the rising corona cases and the disruptions caused by it, the trade and industry organisations have demanded from the Union finance ministe ...

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Credit card expenses by Indian subsidiary of MNC liable for GST
18 May

According to a recent ruling by Tamil Nadu Appellate Authority for Advance Ruling (AAAR), any expenses made by employees of an Indian subsidiary of a ...

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Bengal's GST collection slashes Centre's burden
17 May

When the Centre is almost sitting silently in terms of releasing nearly Rs 5,000 crore GST compensation, the Bengal government has played an active ro ...

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GST Council meet on May 28, waiver of tax on medicines on agenda
17 May

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council will meet for the first time in seven months on May 28 to discuss key issues such as compensation to states a ...

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CBIC launches drive to clear all pending GST refund claims by May-end
17 May

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has launched a special drive to clear all pending GST refunds by month-end. The 15-day Goods an ...

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GST exemption can be extended to life-saving COVID medicines by 'Zero rating system'
15 May

If the final product is exempted, the law denies the input credit and thereby cascading of taxes happen that results in the price being jacked up to c ...

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CENVAT Credit on Input Services used for procurement of crude oil
15 May

In a major relief to the Indian Oil Corporation, the CGST Commissioner allowed the CENVAT Credit on input services used for procurement of Crude Oil.“ ...

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Tamil Nadu CM writes to PM Modi, asks GST to be removed on Covid-19 vaccines
14 May

Tamil Nadu chief minister and DMK leader MK Stalin wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to remove the Goods and Service Tax (GST ...

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Vaccines will be costlier if GST exempted, say experts
14 May

Rajasthan government has written to the Centre for waiving GST on Covid vaccines, but experts in the state said if tax was exempted, the vaccines will ...

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Amit Mitra urges Sitharaman to call GST Council meet
13 May

West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra has written to Union FM Nirmala Sitharaman to urgently convene a meeting of the GST Council and discuss the is ...

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Solar Developers' plea for GST compensation dismissed by MERC
13 May

Citing an increase in costs as a result of a change in the rate of Goods and Services Tax (GST), Azure Power Thirty Four, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ...

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HC refuses bail to the man accused of GST fraud
12 May

The Madras High Court refused to grant bail to Bajan Lal Bishnoi alias Rohan, who was held under the GST Act for selling details of GST registration p ...

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Centre can cut GST rates on COVID-19 vaccines, critical supplies, say experts
12 May

An array of measures including reduction in GST rates, zero GST rate on critical raw materials, permitting GST-free imports as well as direct cash inc ...

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FoIJ demands extension in filing of GST reimbursement, claims
11 May

Federation of Industries Jammu (FoIJ) has requested the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and Financial Commissioner Finance Department Arun Kumar Mehta ...

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SFI approaches SC seeking GST waive off on Oxygen Concentrators for Personal use
11 May

The Students Federation of India (SFI) has knocked on the doors of the Apex Court seeking directions to provide Free COVID vaccination to all citizens ...

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Now you can track refund application without logging into GST Portal
10 May

There is one way with which you can easily do it, just by logging in to the GST portal. But if you are looking for an alternative, there is another op ...

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GST exemption on domestic supplies, commercial imports of Covid drugs to make them costlier: FM
10 May

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said GST exemption to domestic supplies and commercial import of Covid drugs, vaccines and oxygen concen ...

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GSTN issues Module wise New Functionalities deployed on GST Portal for Taxpayers
08 May

The Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) has issued module-wise new functionalities deployed on the GST Portal for taxpayers. Various new functionali ...

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Odisha records highest ever GST in April despite Covid induced slowdown
08 May

Despite the economic slowdown due to Covid-19 pandemic, Odisha recorded the highest ever GST collection of Rs.3,849.48 crore in April this year as aga ...

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Centre to retain GST on oxygen concentrators
07 May

The Central government should review its resistance to exempting the Goods and Services Tax (GST) levied on oxygen concentrators imported for personal ...

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Odisha seeks GST exemption on Covid-19 vaccines
07 May

Noting that states have been asked to purchase vaccines from their resources for inoculating people between the ages of 18 and 45, chief minister Nave ...

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GST officials seize SUV; it’s pure dacoity, says Gujarat high court
07 May

The Gujarat high court on Thursday likened the Goods & Service Tax (GST) officials’ seizure of a Rajkot businessman’s private vehicle to dacoity.T ...

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Delhi High Court urges Centre to drop GST on imports of oxygen concentrators
06 May

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to drop the GST charged on imports of oxygen concentrators for personal use, just as it has done fo ...

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Maharashtra’s GST collection hits record high of Rs 22k crore in April
06 May

Maharashtra collected a record Rs 22,012 crore worth of GST in April when the second wave of the pandemic escalated and the state went into lockdown-s ...

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Punjab FM writes to Sitharaman, seeks immediate GST Council meeting
06 May

Congress leader and Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Badal Wednesday demanded a GST Council meeting immediately for serious mid-term corrections on ta ...

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GST Council meeting may be held this month as states seek rate cuts on essential medical items
05 May

The Centre may call a meeting of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Council within the next few weeks, with the agenda likely to be tax rates on items th ...

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Law Enforcement Body Recovers ₹ 74.86 Crore From Tobacco Manufacturer For GST Evasion
05 May

In a crackdown against large-scale tax evasion, the Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) has recovered ₹ 74.86 crore from a prominent tobacc ...

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Enforcement agencies propose GST on human hair, industry opposes
04 May

Central enforcement agencies such as customs have now proposed GST to be imposed on raw and processed human hair to curb illegal market and smuggling ...

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Delhi HC to hear PIL seeking GST exemption on machinery related to oxygen plants installation
04 May

A PIL was filed in the Delhi HC seeking exemption on equipment and machinery related to set up oxygen plant at least for the period of 6 months or til ...

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Govt. relaxes several compliance timelines under GST amid COVID-19 crisis
03 May

In a relief for taxpayers amid the COVID-19 crisis, the central government has announced several relaxations regarding timelines for GST compliance no ...

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GST on imported oxygen concentrators slashed
03 May

Oxygen concentrators received as gifts or ordered online from overseas would attract Goods and Services Tax (GST),  but the GST rate payable was ...

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Advance Ruling can't be sought by recipient for taxability of outwards supplies of supplier: AAAR
01 May

The Appellate Authority for Advance Ruling observed that in terms of lease agreement entered into between appellant and Rail Land Development Authorit ...

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April GST collections may go up to ₹1.2 lakh cr.
01 May

Goods and Services Tax (GST) collections are likely to remain robust at about ₹1.15 lakh crore to ₹1.2 lakh crore in April, despite the spate of lockd ...

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SC to hear plea seeking GST exemption on COVID-19 related drugs, medical equipment
30 May

A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking GST exemption for Remdesivir, Tocilizumab, Favipiravir and other COVID-19 related drugs with a simi ...

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GST is not applicable on membership subscription fees of a club: AAR?
30 May

The applicant has sought the advance ruling on the issue whether the amount collected as membership subscription fees paid by the members towards faci ...

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Central governments may waive GST on vaccines
29 May

The government may waive Goods and Services Tax (GST) on Covid-19 vaccines to reduce their cost—up to ₹1,200 a dose in private hospitals starting May ...

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Tax authorities should take action against suppliers instead of genuine buyers for non- payment of GST: Madras HC
29 May

A recent Madras High Court ruling has come as a significant relief for genuine buyers under the Goods and Services Tax regime. ...

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Govt. allows businesses to verify monthly GST returns through EVC till May 31
28 May

The government has allowed businesses to verify through electronic verification code monthly GST returns filed till May 31.In a notification, the Cent ...

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GST: Another Amendment in ITC provisions on charts?
28 May

Till recently we were reading about cases where revenue authorities were issuing notices to recipients when they were unable to trace fraudulent suppl ...

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Taxpayers can now check their last 5 Return on GST Portal
28 May

The Goods and Service Tax Networks (GSTN) has now enabled the new feature on the GST portal wherein the taxpayers can now check their returns for the ...

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Madras HC directs GST Authorities to allow benefit of Refund Claim as Legitimate Export Incentives can’t be denied
27 May

The single judge bench of C.Saravanan held that the petitioner has also not been able to utilize the credit of duty under the provisions of GST which ...

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Vaccinate all citizens for free, waive GST on Remdesivir: Owaisi
27 May

All India Majlis e-Ittehadul Muslimeen president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi demanded the Union government to provide vaccination free of cost t ...

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Traders urge FM to defer GST, income tax compliances by three months
26 May

Traders’ body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has urged the government to defer as many as 11 compliances under Goods and Services Tax (GST) ...

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Kerala HC grants Anticipatory Bail to the person accused of non-payment of GST to tune of Rs 17.53 Cr
26 May

The Kerala High Court granted anticipatory bail to the person accused of non-payment of GST to the tune of Rs 17.53 Crores and non-filing of GSTR 3B r ...

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GST revenue likely to come down
26 May

The second wave of Covid-19 pandemic and possible lockdown-like restrictions in different parts of the state are likely to dent the government’s GST e ...

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Industry requests Finance Ministry for more handholding on filing GST, other taxes
24 May

Industry bodies have requested the Finance ministry to provide clarity, speed up applications and ultimately provide more handholding on a plethora of ...

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Order of provisional attachment was ultra vires: Supreme Court
24 May

In the facts of the instant case, it was held that the order of provisional attachment did not indicate any basis for the formation of the opinion tha ...

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No GST on Supply of Books from Warehouse in USA to customers in USA, UK, Canada without entering into India: AAR
23 May

The coram of Dr. Ravi Prasad and Mashood Ur Rehman Farooqui ruled that the supply of books from the warehouse located in the USA (non-taxable territor ...

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CBIC issues Advisory on Implementation of PMT-03 to Re-Credit the ITC sanctioned as Refund
23 May

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has issued the advisory on the implementation of PMT-03 to re-credit the Input Tax Credit (ITC) ...

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GST leviable on Reimbursement Amount, being Advance Payment made by Holding Company: AAAR
22 May

The appellant sought the advance ruling on the issue of whether GST is leviable on the reimbursement of expenses from the subsidiary company to its ul ...

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Carbonated grape juice to face 28% GST, rules AAAR
22 May

In the matter of M/s K- Juice Grape marketed by Kalis Sparkling Water — will be subject to GST at 28%.As the AAAR held it to be a ‘Carbonated beverage ...

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Taxman must not proceed to attach property in haste, says SC
21 May

The SC's ruling comes at a time when the government is showcasing the recent months' surge in GST collections as proof of effective anti-evasion steps ...

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DA case: GST official Bollineni Srinivasa Gandhi held by CBI
21 May

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested tainted former GST Assistant Commissioner Bollineni Srinivasa Gandhi in a disproportiona ...

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GST collection in Ngp Zone touches Rs 11,455.72 cr in FY 20-21
21 May

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection of Nagpur Zone were severely impacted due to lockdown and temporary closure of business activity by the Go ...

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GST Officers To Be Soon Armed With Real-Time Data On Vehicles Moving Without E-Way
19 May

The government is working on a system to soon provide report to GST officers on a real-time basis for those vehicles which are moving without e-way bi ...

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GST evasion by winning bidders: Railway purchases since July '17 face enquiry
19 May

The Directorate General of Goods and Services Tax (GST) Intelligence (DGGI) has initiated an investigation into tenders awarded by the Indian Railways ...

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Hold urgent GST meet to cut tax on key medicines, equipment: States
19 May

As the country grapples with a stronger second Covid wave, states want the Centre to urgently convene a meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Co ...

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Maharashtra CM asks for GST returns of March and April to be extended by 3 months
16 May

Saying that a mini lockdown is a necessity to mitigate the severe COVID-19 situation in Maharashtra, CM Uddhav Thackeray has written to Prime Minister ...

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GST collections to drop 20% in May due to state lockdown-like curfews, say experts
16 May

Goods and service tax (GST) collections could see a dip of 10-20% in May as Maharashtra - the largest state contributor to GST - and Madhya Pradesh en ...

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Failure to Produce Necessary Documents will lead to Cancellation of GST Registration for Supply of Goods: MP HC
15 May

The Madhya Pradesh High Court held that the failure to produce necessary documents will lead to cancellation of registration for supply of goods. The ...

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18% GST on Parboiling Rice & Drying plant: AAR
15 May

The Karnataka Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that 18% GST is applicable on Parboiling Rice and Drying plant. The applicant, M/s SKF Boilers a ...

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No GST applicable on Rent received from Backward Classes Welfare Department: AAR
15 May

The Karnataka Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that no GST is applicable on Rent received from Backward Classes Welfare Department. The applica ...

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Decoding GST levied on gold purchases
14 May

In case you are buying physical gold, you also need to pay goods and services tax (GST).On gold jewellery, a GST of 3% is levied. The GST is charged o ...

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Central govt's indirect tax collection up 12% in FY21
14 May

The Centre’s indirect tax collection rose by more than 12 per cent to Rs 10.71 trillion in 2020-21 (FY21) compared to Rs 9.54 trillion in the previous ...

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GSTN added New features in GST Search Taxpayer tab at GST Portal
13 May

The Goods and Service Tax Network (GSTN) added new features in the GST Search Taxpayer tab at GST Portal. The two separate info namely Profile and Pla ...

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Personal Hearing mandatory before Cancellation of GST Registration: Madras HC
13 May

The petitioner received notice in which certain defects have been pointed out. The defect includes sales omission and purchase omission also. It was a ...

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GSTN enables the option to authenticate Aadhaar Card or upload e-KYC documents on GST Portal
13 May

Aadhaar authentication is a process by which the Aadhaar number along with other biometric details of the Aadhaar holder are submitted to the Central ...

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No Inquiry under GST if Goods in Transit were accompanied with required Documents
12 May

The Rajasthan High Court held that the scope of enquiry ends if goods in transit are in conformity with the documents under the GST Act. The High Cour ...

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Traders’ body demands extension in filing GST returns, relief from average power bill charges
12 May

The Federation of Trade Associations of Pune has approached the Goods and Services Tax council seeking an extension in filing of returns as their shop ...

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Private firm proprietor granted bail in GST invoice fraud case
12 May

A Delhi Court on Saturday granted bail to a proprietor of a private company in connection with a case dealing with Central Goods and Services Tax (CGS ...

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Centre Releases Rs 30,000 crore to states as GST Compensation for FY21
10 May

The Central Government has released GST Compensation of Rs. 30,000 crore to States as part compensation admissible for FY 2020-21 on 27th March, 2021. ...

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Cut GST on COVID-19 medicines, devices: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel at PM meet
10 May

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday urged the Centre to provide the required stock of COVID-19 vaccines for a week in advance and s ...

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Purchasers Of Non-GST Goods Entitled To 'Form C' Under CST For Concessional Rate Even After GST Act : SC
10 May

The Supreme Court has upheld the views taken by various High Courts that the Goods and Services Tax Act does not affect the right of purchasers of goo ...

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Lawyers Are Exempted From Paying GST/Service Tax, Don't Harass Them : Orissa HC
09 May

The Orissa High Court directed the Commissioner GST to issue clear instructions to all the officers in the GST Commission rates in the state not to is ...

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GST: Firms challenge constitutional validity of arrest rules in top court
09 May

Companies have argued against the constitutional validity of arrest provisions under the goods and services tax (GST) laws in their present form in th ...

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GST AAR: CSR expenses are business related and qualify for input tax credit
08 May

Corporate social responsibility expenditure is incurred by a company in order to comply with the requirements of the Companies Act, 2013. Thus, such e ...

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SC says GST no longer citizen-friendly; calls provisional attachment 'draconian'
08 May

The Supreme Court on Tuesday slammed the manner in which the Goods and Services Tax was being enforced by tax authorities and observed that the taxman ...

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GSTN Advisory on Auto-population of E-Invoice data in GSTR-1
07 May

The Goods and Services Tax Network ( GSTN ) has issued Advisory on Auto-population of E-Invoice details into GSTR-1. For the month of March, 2021, the ...

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Delhi HC directs GST Authority to Refund GST on zero-rated Supplies with Interest
07 May

A detailed order was passed by the Court wherein the Court agreed with the submission of the petitioners, subject to respondent authority verifying as ...

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GST on fuel: A price vs revenue trade-off
06 May

The rise in global crude prices after August 2020 has led to a rapid rise in fuel prices across the country, which has sparked a demand for including ...

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12% GST on Service of Supply, Erection, Commissioning and Installation of a Plant
06 May

The applicant has sought the advance ruling on the issue whether the service of supply, erection, commissioning and installation of wastewater pretrea ...

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Parking fees from staff to face GST, but at nil value
05 May

The UP bench of the Appellate Authority of Advance Rulings (AAAR) has held that the amount recovered from employees towards car parking charges, which ...

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Centre allows further operational flexibility to GST filers
05 May

The government has allowed further flexibility to tax filers operating under the Quarterly Return Filing and Monthly Payment of Taxes (QRMP) scheme of ...

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GST not on gift vouchers but on goods and services in gift vouchers
05 May

Clearing the air over taxability of gift cards or vouchers, the Tamil Nadu bench of the AAAR has ruled that GST would be levied on the underlying good ...

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J&K posts 2.94% growth in GST collections in FY21
03 May

The gross GST revenue collections including settlement for the financial year 2020-21 in Jammu and Kashmir stood at Rs 4,890.35 crore as against Rs 4, ...

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The Indian ITeS players to pay GST on services given to parent
03 May

The Indian arms of IT-enabled services (ITeS) companies have been asked to pay GST on the services they provide to their parent or other group entitie ...

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Punjab’s kitty got Rs.30,713-crore GST boost in 2020-21
03 May

Punjab received a financial boost from the goods and services tax (GST) during the financial year 2020-21, thanks to the highest-ever compensation and ...

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GST collections hit record high of Rs 1.24 lakh crore in March
02 May

GST collections rose 27% to hit a record high of nearly Rs 1.24 lakh crore in March, helping to narrow the deficit for the full financial year to arou ...

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Sinking fund contributions collected from CHS members subject to face 18% GST
02 May

The Karnataka Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR) has held that contributions collected from members of a co-operative housing society towards a sinki ...

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TN AAAR clears air over GST on gift vouchers, says taxable on redemption
02 May

The Tamil Nadu appellate authority for advance rulings (AAAR) has cleared the confusion over taxability of vouchers such as Amazon gift cards, Shopper ...

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Rajasthan Govt. notifies E-Way Bill limit to be Rs.1 Lakh w.e.f. 1 April 2021
01 May

The Rajasthan Government notified the E-Way Bill limit to be Rs.1 Lakh with effect from 1 April, 2021. The government notified that where the movement ...

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Gujarat Dy CM: Fuel under GST if Centre ensures VAT income of state remains untouched
01 May

Gujarat will agree to include petrol, diesel and natural gas under Goods and Services Tax (GST), only if the Government of India (GoI) evolves a mecha ...

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6-digit HSN code mandatory in invoices for biz with over Rs 5 crore turnover
01 May

Businesses with turnover of more than Rs 5 crore will have to furnish six-digit HSN or tariff code on the invoices issued for supplies of taxable good ...

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Govt says crypto gains taxable as income, GST applicable on services by crypto exchanges
30 May

Since income from whatever source derived is included in the Income Tax Act, 1961, and supply of any service, if not specifically exempted, is taxable ...

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Form GST DRC 07 to be issued for Recovery of Interest, rules Gujarat HC
30 May

 The division bench of the Gujarat High Court held that Form GST DRC 07 shall be issued for recovery of interest under Sec.50 of the Central Good ...

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Kerala HC stays DGGI order directing furnishing of Security in form of Bank Guarantee
30 May

The petitioner had challenged the attachment of his bank accounts pursuant to the powers conferred by Section 83 of the CGST Act. During pendency of t ...

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Over Rs.5300 crores GST evasion detected from Delhi in 2020-21
27 May

Goods and Services Tax (GST) officials have unearthed a Delhi-based racket involving five companies and arrested one person as part of a drive against ...

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Full committed amount of GST compensation released by Central Govt.
27 May

An important milestone went by recently largely unnoticed—the release of the 20th and final instalment of the estimated GST compensation shortfall of ...

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Lending based on GST data improves MSMEs’ access to credit: Vayana Network
27 May

The smallest of MSMEs are being integrated into large SCF programmes run by the formal banking system, freeing them from the clutches of the high-cost ...

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Telangana Labour Minister slams Centre over GST on beedi industry
27 May

Labour Minister Ch Malla Reddy on Friday accused the Central government of failing to waive GST on the beedi industry in the State. During the 17th, 1 ...

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Govt improving GST evasion detection but recovery a problem: CAG report
26 May

A report tabled by India’s Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) before Parliament on Wednesday admonished the government for being slow in implementi ...

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Selling eatables eligible for ITC under GST regime
26 May

Selling sweets and eatables is one thing and providing facility to consume them within the shop is a different thing from the point of view of the Goo ...

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Remove “distortions” in GST Act before bringing petrol, diesel under GST: Moily
26 May

Former Union Oil Minister and senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily on Thursday said “distortions” in the GST Act will have to be removed before the ...

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CBDT again defers GST Reporting in Tax Audit Report
26 May

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) deferred the Tax Audit Clause 30C and 44  till 31st Mar 2022 due to COVID-19. The CBDT has extended the ...

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Not possible to bring petrol, diesel under GST for next 8-10 years
25 May

BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday said it is not possible to bring petrol and diesel under the GST regime for the next eight to 10 years as it ...

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CAG for time bound roll out of simplified GST return forms
25 May

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) on Wednesday made a case for setting up a definite time-frame for roll out of simplified GST return ...

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CAG recommends end-to-end computerisation of GST adjudication process
25 May

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has recommended end-to-end computerisation of the show cause notices (SCN) and adjudication process for GST ...

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FM Ready To Discuss Bringing Petrol, Diesel Under GST At Next Council Meet
24 May

Amid outcry over high taxes on motor fuel, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said she would be "glad" to discuss the suggestion of bringi ...

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Gujarat HC modifies Condition to deposit remaining amount of ITC for grant of Bail
24 May

The main allegation against the applicant is that the four firms which are supplier’s firms of plastic scrap for both the firms of the applicant, are ...

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Delhi HC seek GST Council’s decision on quashing provision relating to Composition of GST Appellate Tribunal
23 May

The petitioner, Bharatiya Vitta Salahkar Samiti referred to a judgment of the Madras High Court passed in the case of Revenue Bar Association vs. Unio ...

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Delay in AAR Rulings adversely affects Investigation and the Interest of Revenue: Gujarat HC
23 May

The Gujarat High Court ruled that sometimes delay in Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) may frustrate investigation and also hinder the interest of the ...

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Finance Ministry clarifies no need to pay GST dues in cash for March
22 May

Finance Ministry has said that taxpayers are free to utilise Input Tax Credit available in their credit ledger as permissible by law to discharge thei ...

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Notice Sent to Old Address despite availability of new address in Regn. certificate: Order quashed
22 May

The Court held that the petitioner did not receive any of the notices said to be sent by the respondent authority and therefore, they had no occasion ...

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GST Authority not to take coercive measures and no invasion of privacy during Investigation: Delhi HC
22 May

The division bench of Justices Rajiv Shakdher and Talwant Singh directed the respondent authority to file their reply to the captioned application wit ...

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GST officers ceorce taxpayers to pay in cash.
20 May

As the 20th March deadline for GST payments nears, GST authorities are pressurising taxpayers to pay their maximum tax liability in 'cash'.  In G ...

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Gadkari urges FM to cut GST on passenger vehicles
20 May

Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has urged Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to reduce Goods and Service Tax (GST)  on passenger veh ...

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States reluctant to bring petroleum products under GST purview: BJP leader
20 May

Senior BJP leader Avinash Rai Khanna on Friday said the Centre is ready to bring petroleum products under the Goods and Services Tax (GST)  purvi ...

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Fake GST invoices racket busted, private company MD arrested by CGST Commissionerate
20 May

The Commissionerate of Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST), Pune II, has arrested a managing director (MD) of a private company in connection with a ...

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Panel recommends structural changes to boost GST revenues
19 May

The government needs to make structural changes in the goods and services tax (GST) regime and step up compliance to boost revenues, given the need to ...

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18% GST applicable on Odomos: AAAR
19 May

The Uttar Pradesh Appellate Authority of Advance Ruling (AAAR) while upholding the AAR’s ruling held that 18% GST is applicable on Odomos.The Coram&nb ...

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No ITC can be claimed on 5% GST paid on License Fee to Indian Railway or IRCTC: AAAR
19 May

The Uttar Pradesh Appellate Authority of Advance Ruling (AAAR) while upholding the AAR’s ruling held that no Input Tax Credit (ITC) can be claimed on ...

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GST slabs continue to cause classification disputes
19 May

The disputes between the business community and the GST department continues over the classification of different goods and services. And the reason i ...

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Madras HC allows claiming input tax credit on TDS from VAT
18 May

The Madras High Court has allowed assessees to claim input tax credit for tax deducted at source (TDS) pending from the value-added tax (VAT) regime u ...

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Patiala House Court refuses to grant Bail to person accused of wrongfully availing ITC
18 May

The department submitted that accused availed fraudulent ITC of Rs. 12,82,05,579 from various bogus firms and he accepted his fraud under section 70 o ...

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International companies use GST gaps causing govt. revenue loss: PIL
18 May

The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought responses of the finance ministry, the GST Council and the CBIC on a PIL seeking a mechanism to levy GST on fo ...

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No proposal for scrutiny of GST assessment in faceless model
17 May

There is no proposal of faceless scrutiny assessment of GST returns as the Goods and Services Tax rule already provide for electronic filing and asses ...

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Tackle CNG vehicle cost, bring it under GST
17 May

India needs to bring CNG under the GST regime and tackle challenges such as high vehicle cost and limited boot space for the growth of the natural gas ...

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Standing committee on finance pushes for increase in GST collections
17 May

The standing committee on finance sought that the government should initiate all possible structural and enforcement related measures to shore up good ...

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GST e-invoices spell end to sales under-reporting
17 May

The practice among small businesses of issuing ‘kacha bills’ or informal sales invoices to under-report turnover is likely to become a thing of the pa ...

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ITC to be availed based on details available in FORM GSTR-2B, clarifies CBIC
16 May

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), via its Twitter, handle clarified that Input Tax Credit ( ITC ) can be availed based on detail ...

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States may face Rs 3 trillion GST compensation shortfall in FY22: Report
16 May

States may face a GST compensation shortfall of Rs 3 lakh crore in the next financial year, a situation that will force them to borrow more from the m ...

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Rs 700-cr GST billing scam unearthed
15 May

The investigation wing of the Punjab State GST today arrested five persons for creating and operating a bogus billing network across various states, i ...

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GSTN issues FAQs on Amendment in Registration of Core and Non-Core Fields
15 May

Once the applicant is registered under GST, the need for amendments in registration may arise due to several factors such as a change in address, chan ...

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GST authorities ask field units to ramp up collections, identify defaulting taxpayers
13 May

Goods and service tax (GST) authorities have asked field units to identify top taxpayers, find the defaulters and push them to pay more tax. Officers ...

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Parliament empowered to enact special laws like GST: HC
13 May

Four years after the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Act was enacted, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today expressed prime facie view that Pa ...

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Govt working on demand to bring jet fuel under GST: Aviation secretary
13 May

The civil aviation ministry is working on the airline industry's demand to bring Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) under the ambit of GST and has taken up t ...

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Delhi minister ‘challenges’ Centre to bring fuel prices under GST ambit.
12 May

Delhi minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday challenged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government to bring petrol and diesel under the Goo ...

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Gujarat HC directs GST Authority to allow petitioner to rectify entries in Form GSTR-3B
12 May

The Gujarat High Court has come down heavily on the GST Authority stating that the habit of raising technical issues by the Authority is leading to ‘u ...

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GST intelligence uncovers Rs 43 crore ITC fraud in Gurugram
12 May

Gurugram Zonal Unit (GZU) of the Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) has arrested one Ravinder Kumar alias Ravinder Garg in connection with ...

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Patiala House court grants conditional bail to person accused of wrongfully claiming ITC
11 May

The accused, Praveen Jian has moved the second bail application. The accused has been transferred from the court of SCJM, Rohtak and all firms involve ...

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E-Way Bill not required if Value of Goods less than Rs.50,000: Kerala HC
11 May

The petitioner, M/s Best Sellers (Cochin) Pvt. Ltd. was aggrieved by detention notice issued to him in Form GST MOV-7. In the Writ Petition, it is the ...

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If petrol and diesel are brought under GST, they’ll have to be taxed at more than 100%
10 May

For petrol and diesel to be brought under GST, the rates will have to very high, even higher than 100%. Only then will the governments be able to earn ...

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New 'core activity' feature in filing GST to curb fake bills menace
10 May

The GST Network (GSTN) has enabled a new feature that requires the taxpayer to select one core business activity on the GST Portal. Tax experts believ ...

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Govt releases Rs 2,104 crore as 19th installment of GST compensation shortfall to states
10 May

The Centre on Tuesday said it has released the 19th weekly installment of Rs 2,104 crore to states to compensate for shortfall in revenue on account o ...

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Record GST collections expected in March, set to hit ₹1.30 lakh crore
09 May

The revenue in March may cross the record Rs.1,19,875 crore collected in January by at least Rs.10,000 crore.India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) coll ...

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GST e-invoice made mandatory for businesses with revenue over Rs 50 cr
09 May

The government had made e-invoices mandatory for businesses with annual revenue of over Rs 50 crore from April 1, 2021.The GST e-invoicing system was ...

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GSTN enables the ‘Reset’ option in GSTR 1/IFF on the GST portal
09 May

The GSTN clarified that taxpayers may use the ‘Reset’ button to delete all the saved data for all the return periods, irrespective of the filing prefe ...

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GST Field offices asked to exercise maximum caution, prudence in property attachment
08 May

The CBIC has directed its field offices to exercise utmost prudence and maximum caution in attachment of property of a taxpayer and said that such a r ...

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Industry wants GST rate cut on branded snacks, commonly used food items
08 May

With all eyes set on the next GST Council meet, expected to take place later this month, the clamour for reducing GST on branded packaged snacks and c ...

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New Feature to Select Core Business Activity enabled on GST Portal
08 May

Today, if you open GST Portal you will see a new pop-up wherein you will have to identify your core business as either manufacturer or trader or servi ...

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FM: GST Council will decide on oil-in-GST
06 May

The Centre is seen to earn an extra Rs 1.87 lakh crore in FY21 from the Rs 13-16/litre additional cess and surcharges imposed on auto fuels in March/M ...

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Tax Dept unearths Essel group's alleged Rs 392 cr input credit fraud
06 May

The Delhi Central Goods and Services Tax commissionerate has unearthed a massive network of fictitious firms created allegedly by two former Essel gro ...

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If brought under GST, petrol price can come down to Rs 75, diesel to Rs 68 per litre
05 May

The soaring rates of petrol and diesel have led to calls from several quarters for reduction in excise duty so that commuters can get some much-needed ...

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Supreme Court rejects plea requesting extension of GST amnesty scheme
05 May

The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to issue directives on extending the Goods and Services Tax (GST) amnesty scheme, saying it was “a policy decis ...

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GST Council to fix inverted duty anomaly soon
05 May

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, the apex federal body on indirect taxation, will consider removing anomalies in the duty structure in severa ...

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LTC benefit on life insurance: Confusion prevails over GST rate
04 May

The Ministry of Finance, while giving further clarification in respect of Special Cash Package equivalent in lieu of Leave Travel Concession (LTC)&nbs ...

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PIL filed before Allahabad HC seeking establishment of State Bench of GST Tribunal in Lucknow
04 May

The Allahabad High Court will hear this week a petition filed by the Awadh Bar Association seeking the establishment of the State Bench of the Goods a ...

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CGST Delhi East arrests man for ITC fraud of Rs 38.91 cr
03 May

In the ongoing drive to counter the menace of fake billing operators, information from analytics tool NETRA (Network Exploration Tool for Revenue Augm ...

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GST collection in Gujarat increased 14% to Rs 8,221 crore in February 2021
03 May

Gujarat is the only manufacturing state which registered a growth above 10%. Other manufacturing states where GST collection increased include Tamil N ...

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Abolition of GST annual audit requirement could save up to ₹ 30,000 crore annually
02 May

The government’s decision to do away with the mandatory Goods and Services Tax (GST) annual audit requirement by professionals such as chartered accou ...

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GST revenue hits ₹1 Lakh-crore for 5th month
02 May

The February collection is 7.3% higher than ₹1,05,361 crore collected in the same month last year, the last month before businesses took a hit on acco ...

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Inclusion of fuel under GST could prove beneficial
02 May

The incessant fuel hike that has led to petrol and diesel prices crossing ₹100 per litre mark in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh is expected to impact th ...

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Rajasthan Budget 2021: Rajasthan Govt. proposes 5% VAT on Petroleum Crude
01 May

The State Government being of the opinion that it is expedient in the public interest, inserted Petroleum Crude in the Schedule VI appended to the Raj ...

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Govt extends last date for annual GST filing till March-end for FY 20
01 May

The government has extended the deadline for filing annual goods and service tax (GST) return and reconciliation statements for FY20 till March-end, f ...

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Interest on net GST liability with retrospective effect to get legal backing
27 May

The Finance Ministry has cleared the air on interest on net tax liability with retrospective effect by proposing amendment in the GST law.The Finance ...

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Housing societies, clubs rush to rework GST dues over retro amendment
27 May

Several clubs and large cooperative housing societies (CHS) that relied on the ‘principle of mutuality’ and did not levy and collect the goods and ser ...

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Hospitals may have to pay GST on food to inpatients
26 May

Tax authorities are auditing the country’s largest private hospitals to ascertain whether they should pay goods and services tax on food provided to a ...

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Centre cannot charge GST on power services: Rajasthan HC
26 May

The Rajasthan High Court (HC) has quashed a clarification issued by the Union government that had allowed the authorities to impose goods and services ...

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GST collection in February expected to top ₹1 lakh crore
25 May

Early indicators such as number of e-way bills generated in the first three weeks of February suggest that GST collections in February will be in exce ...

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Govt may address GST anomaly on domestic shipping firms amid SCI strategic sale
25 May

In what could be seen as a step to incentivise the domestic shipping liners to participate in the strategic sale of the Shipping Corporation of India ...

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Bharat Bandh on 26 February 2021:Traders to Protest Against GST, Fuel Price Hike and E-Way Bill
25 May

Nearly 40, 000 trade associations, representing eight crore traders of the country, has extended support to the Bharat bandh call by Confederation of ...

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Large resident welfare associations may have to pay GST retrospectively
24 May

Large resident welfare associations (RWAs) may have to face GST liability retrospectively subject to certain conditions. One particular provision rela ...

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Gujarat High Court reprieve for exporters on GST exemptions
24 May

Many exporters, who had been issued notices by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) for availing GST exemptions where exports preceded import ...

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No tax slab, rate changes; GST Council may take up inverted duty structure
23 May

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council is unlikely to take up rationalisation of tax slabs or tax rates in its next meeting, scheduled to be held in ...

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FM says bringing petrol, diesel under GST regime could help in lowering fuel prices
23 May

Amid an outcry over record high Petrol and diesel prices, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said the Centre and state governments ...

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Simplify GST, trader body tells PM
22 May


The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention on the issue of Goods ...

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GST Council Should Consider Rationalisation, Bring Petrol Under GST: FM
22 May

The Union Budget sets India in right direction where the government only facilitates businesses with minimum regulation, Union Finance Minister Nirmal ...

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BSE oil & gas index at new 52-wk high; Modi commits to bring gas under GST
20 May

Oil and gas stocks were in focus on Friday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the government is committed to bring natural gas Goods and Ser ...

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Interest on net GST liability with retrospective effect to get legal backing
20 May

The Finance Ministry has cleared the air on interest on net tax liability with retrospective effect by proposing amendment in the GST law.The Finance ...

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CBIC to charge Rs.1000 for Handling of mismatch between Shipping Bill and GST returns
20 May

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) notified Rs.1000 as a fees for Handling of mismatch between Shipping Bill and GST returns in Cu ...

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Partner of fireworks group held for Rs 22.5 crore GST and duty evasion
19 May

The managing partner of a major fireworks manufacturing group of companies in Sivakasi was arrested for evasion of goods and services tax (GST) and ex ...

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No escape for those filing fake GST invoices as Budget 2021 empowers authority to attach assets
19 May

The Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitaraman while presenting the Budget 2021-22 urged the provisional attachment of the assets of the individual who has h ...

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Govt committed to bring natural gas under GST regime, says PM Modi
18 May

The government is working towards raising the share of natural gas in the energy basket to 15 per cent from the current 6.3 per cent and is committed ...

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Govt tightens GST registration and cancellation rules
18 May

Notification 94/2020 has put in place strict conditions, where non-compliance would result in the cancellation of GST registration. Taxpayers applying ...

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GSTN enables a feature to furnish LUT for FY 2021-2022
18 May

The Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) has enabled the functionality to furnish Letter of Undertaking (LUT) for Financial Year 2021-2022 on the GST ...

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NIC issues list of GSTINs on whom E-Invoicing is Mandatory
17 May

The National Informatics Centre (NIC) has issued a list of GSTINs dated January 27, 2021, for whom e-invoicing shall be mandatory. There are 73308 GST ...

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Bitcoin trade may attract I-T, GST; taxes to be paid in this fiscal year
17 May

Ahead of the cryptocurrency Bill, the government is likely to levy both income-tax (I-T) and goods and services tax (GST) on gains and trading of bitc ...

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Traders force govt to negotiating table on GST simplification
16 May

Taking a lesson from farmers, traders have garnered enough numbers to force the government to the negotiating table to simplify Goods and Services Tax ...

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Delhi HC stays payment against Starbucks only if principal Profiteered amount is paid.
16 May

The appellant, Starbucks has been fined Rs 1.04 crore by the National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) for not passing on good and services tax cut b ...

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Govt to consider bringing down GST on pesticides to 5% from 18%
15 May

As part of efforts to bring parity in taxation on agro-inputs, the Department of Chemical and Petrochemicals has approached the Finance Ministry for r ...

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Delhi HC grants anticipatory bail to person alleged of creating bogus export firms & fraudulently availed ITC
15 May

The petitioner, Lupita Saluja sought anticipatory bail in relation to the enquiry/investigation being conducted by the respondent under Central Goods ...

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Best judgment assessment awaits GST return non-filers
13 May

Thousands of GST non-filers, or those who did not file returns, have received an auto-generated letter from the authorities, asking them to file their ...

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GST Council may consider to reducing four tax slabs to three, says FM
13 May

In an interview , the finance minister said that the GST council would examine the recommendations of reducing four tax slabs to three.This has been a ...

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CBIC issues SOP for implementation of provision of suspension of registrations under CGST Rules, 2017
13 May

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) notified the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for implementation of the provision of suspensi ...

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GST frauds: ICAI initiates disciplinary action against 25 CAs
12 May

Chartered accountants'' apex body ICAI has initiated disciplinary action against 25 of its members for their alleged involvement in frauds related to ...

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Once again taxpayers can file Table 6A of Form GSTR-1 separately: GSTN
12 May

The Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) has reintroduced the option to file Table 6A of Form GSTR-1 separately. The Table 6A of GSTR-1 needs export ...

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GSTN informs only 50% Taxpayers have filed their GSTR-9 & 9C, reveals RTI
12 May

The Goods and Service Tax Network (GSTN) while giving a reply to the RTI application said that only 50% of Taxpayers have filed their GSTR-9 and 9C....

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Removing GST audit will be retrograde step, ICAI tells govt.
11 May

The CA Institute has knocked the doors of the Prime Minister’s Office and the Finance Minister seeking a withdrawal of the Budget proposal to do away ...

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GST exemption on annuity plan purchase under National Pension System
11 May

National Pension System (NPS) is one of the lowest cost pension schemes globally and it can be concluded that investing in NPS not only helps to reduc ...

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E-Way Bill is mandatory for each Invoice lower than ₹ 50k but in aggregate it exceeds ₹ 50k, says Kerala HC
11 May

The Court was dealing with two appeals from the same consignor, Bon Cargos Private ltd. who is a Goods Transport Agency. In the first appeal goods det ...

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Budget impact - A steep fiscal correction and a strategy for GST
10 May

The finance minister, in the Budget speech, had promised that the new DFI would be professionally managed. This was interpreted by most observers to i ...

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GST evasion of over Rs 500 crore by 46 Delhi-based firms unearthed
10 May

The Central Goods and Services Tax department has unearthed a racket which was involved in GST evasion of over Rs 500 crore through 46 shell companies ...

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GST: Final Order to be passed is in FORM GST ASMT -13 instead of GST DRC-07, rules Kerala HC
10 May

The petitioner, Hash Constructions challenged the appellate order passed by the Joint Commissioner (Appeals) under the Central Goods and Services Tax ...

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Failed Land Transactions May Attract GST
09 May

A recent decision under the tax regime for goods and services may increase the tax liability on failed land transactions.
The two-person office of ...

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Traders Body CAIT Calls for Bharat Bandh against GST taxation system
09 May

Calling goods and services tax (GST) as one of the most complex taxation system which has resulted into miseries of the traders, the Confederation of ...

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₹427-crore bogus GST billing racket busted in Ludhiana
08 May

The central GST commissionerate, Ludhiana, has busted a nexus of 32 bogus firms that fraudulently claimed ₹65 crore as input tax credit (ITC) via fake ...

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GST can be levied on Notional Interest on Security Deposit: AAR
08 May

The coram ruled that the applicant can not deduct the property taxes and other statutory levies for the purpose of arriving at the value of rental inc ...

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Gujarat HC pulled up GST officials for pressure tactics to achieve tax targets
06 May

The Gujarat high court on Friday pulled up the GST officials for their alleged pressure tactics to achieve tax collection targets and made a sarcastic ...

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GST fraud: CA collecting Rs 12.67 Cr. GST but not depositing with govt.
06 May

GST officers have arrested a chartered accountant on charges of collecting Rs 12.67 crore GST but not depositing it with the government, the finance m ...

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CGST Delhi arrests Director of SPNN business services for GST Evasion
06 May

Central Goods and Service Tax Delhi South Commissionerate, on the basis of intelligence information, has arrested Mr. Prateek Jha, the director of M/s ...

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No bail for CEO held in Rs 45cr GST fraud
05 May

An Ahmedabad resident accused of GST fraud to the tune of Rs 45 crore was denied bail by the sessions court on Tuesday.
Mitesh Shah, who lives in S ...

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SBI to charge Rs 20 + GST for failed ATM transaction due to insufficient fund
05 May

India's largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) to charge customers for failed ATM transactions due to insufficient balance. A transaction that is un ...

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GSTN issues Advisory on Payment of Tax by Fixed Sum Method under QRMP Scheme
05 May

W.e.f. 1st January, 2021, following two options are available to the Taxpayers who are under Quarterly Returns and Monthly Payment of Tax (QRMP) Schem ...

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Exporters worried over losing tax flexibility after IGST revision
05 May

Exporters are concerned about the proposed amendments in the integrated goods and services tax (IGST) in the Finance Bill that have taken away the fle ...

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CBIC clarifies GST Audit Applicable for FY 2019-20
04 May

The Central Board of Indirect Tax and Customs (CBIC) clarified the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Audit will be applicable for Financial Year 2019-20.&nb ...

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Tax professionals suggests govt. not to delete the provisions of GST audit
04 May

The Tax Professionals Body Bhartiya Vitta Salahakar Samiti (BVSS) in the press release suggest the government not to delete the provisions of “GST Aud ...

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States' GST revenue shortfall to be lower due to better collections in last months: Finance Secy
04 May

"In this year, even though we have shown some improvement in the last few months, but for 14 per cent y-o-y GST revenue growth there will be a compens ...

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No plans for reducing tax on all hotel rooms to 12 per cent
03 May

The tourism ministry has no plans to approach the GST Council for reducing the goods and services tax on all hotel rooms to 12 per cent, Union Tourism ...

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Budget 2021: Key Changes In GST To Help Small And Medium-Sized Businesses
03 May

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in Budget 2021, announced multiple changes to the goods and services tax framework aimed at helping small and med ...

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CBIC notifies rate of Agriculture Infrastructure and Development Cess for specified Goods.
03 May

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) notified the effective rate of Agriculture Infrastructure and Development Cess for specified go ...

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Budget 2021: Filing of GSTR- 9C discontinued
02 May

The Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting the Budget 2021 today before the Parliament, proposed to omit the requirement of furnis ...

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GST Fake Invoices of more than Rs.2 cr. shall attract provisional attachment of assets
02 May

The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Budget Speech 2021-22 proposed the Provisional Attachment of Assets of those who are involved in the GS ...

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Rajasthan seeks GST compensation extension till 2027
01 May

Rajasthan has sought extension of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) compensation payable to the States by five more years, from June 2022 to June 2027, ...

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GST fraud of Rs 940 cr busted, 340 bogus firms being investigated
01 May

With the arrest of six persons, including the kingpin, Delhi Police's Cyber Crime Unit (CyPAD) has busted a Goods and Services Tax (GST) refund scam i ...

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Rationalise GST rates on parts used in manufacturing of medical equipment
01 May

The medical devices market in India, be it for parts or final products, attracts multiple rates. Uniformity in these rates will go a long way in bring ...

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GST collections touched a new high of Rs 1.2 lakh crore in January
01 May

Goods and services tax (GST) collections touched a new high of nearly Rs 1.2 lakh crore in January, indicating a sharp recovery post lockdown and bett ...

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Consumers pay Rs 25,000 Cr for ineligibility for ITC on coal by thermal power producers
01 May

Petrol and diesel are not the only sources of energy for which consumers are paying through their nose because of high taxes and different tax regimes ...

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IT Hardware Companies urge Center to allocate Rs 20k Cr
01 May

IT hardware makers urge the government to allocate Rs 20,000 crore under the production-linked incentive scheme, to boost manufacturing of personal co ...

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Trade and Tax Professionals Protesting Against Lethargic GST, MCA Systems; Demand Tax Reforms etc.
30 May

Trade and tax professionals, such as chartered accountants (CAs) and company secretaries (CS) on Friday resorted to protests against frequent changes ...

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January expected to see record GST collection
30 May

After clocking record collections in December 2020 at Rs 1.15 lakh crore, the January 2021 GST collection is expected to be in the range of Rs 1.21-1. ...

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Real estate sector wants Stamp duty and registration charges to be merged in GST
29 May

Coronavirus pandemic has severely affected real estate sector. The demand for real estate properties has been subdued for several months in 2020. The ...

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Fake GST invoice fraud: ICAI initiates disciplinary proceedings on 8 arrested CAs
29 May

The CA Institute has initiated disciplinary proceedings against the eight chartered accountants who have been arrested in the nationwide drive against ...

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Andhra Pradesh: Special drive helps mop up GST collection
29 May

In spite of the pandemic, Andhra Pradesh stood first in GST collection among the southern states for April to December, 2020. The state is in fact the ...

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Tax Consultant arrested for GST Fraud of about Rs. 274 Cr
29 May

The GST and Central Excise Department, Chennai Outer has arrested one person who is a Tax-Consultant, aged about 32 years, from Pernambut, Vellore Dis ...

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Gujarat HC notice to Centre, GST Council for constitutional validity of Rule 86B of CGST Rules
28 May

A bench of Gujarat High Court comprising Justices J B Pardiwala and I J Vora has issued notices to the Central government, the GST Council and the Att ...

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Sanitiser makers move court over ‘typing error’ in GST regulations
28 May

Companies that were importing a key raw material used in manufacturing sanitisers and disinfectants have dragged the government to court following ina ...

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Budget 2021: Gems, jewellery industry seeks cut in import duty, GST
28 May

The gem and jewellery industry has a lot expectation from the Modi government in the upcoming Union Budget 2021-22. The industry wants the Centre to r ...

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28% GST on Metal Nuts as it is a part of Motor Vehicle
27 May

The Maharashtra AAAR while quashing the AAR’s ruling held that 28% GST on metal nuts as it is a part of motor vehicles.The applicant sought an advance ...

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Maharashtra’s Confusing Move
27 May

A recent trade circular by the Maharashtra tax department has left taxpayers worried. The state has revoked the status of adoption of regulations issu ...

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PIL seeks extension for filing GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C
25 May

A PIL has been filed before the Gujarat High Court seeking directions to GST Council, the Union government and the Central Board of Indirect Taxes for ...

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GST applies to flat buyer’s maintenance deposit - Gujarat AAR
25 May

The Gujarat bench of the Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR) recently held that goods and services tax (GST) will be applicable to one-time maintenanc ...

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GST: Gujarat HC directs release of amount of ITC available in the credit Ledger Account
25 May

The Gujarat High Court directed the release of the amount of input tax credit (ITC) available in the credit ledger account. The writ applicant, Nipun ...

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Budget 2021: Balance between GST rationalisation and boosting economic growth
23 May

Post implementation of GST, the GST Council has reduced GST rates umpteen number of times for various goods and services while simultaneously attempti ...

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West Bengal FM urges Nirmala Sitharaman for remaining GST compensation
23 May

Amit Mitra, the finance minister of West Bengal and the former head of the Empowered Committee of the state finance ministers on GST rollout, has urge ...

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No GST on electricity charges recovered from tenants.
22 May

In a significant ruling the Gujarat Authority for Advance Ruling for Goods and Services Tax (GST) has said a landlord does not have to pay GST on elec ...

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Health Insurance: GST rate cut in Budget 2021 can act as a booster dose
22 May

Indian Union Budget 2021-22: Given the gravity of this whole Covid-19 pandemic situation, there has been an increased awareness of the importance of h ...

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GST portal experiences technical glitch, raises worries of taxpayers
22 May

Technical glitch on GST portal for the fifth day in a row has left taxpayers worried amid fast approaching due dates for return filing, claimed tax ex ...

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Tripura HC disallows rectification of Tax Invoice as not covered under Sec.161 of CGST Act,2017
21 May

The Tripura High Court disallowed the rectification of tax invoices as not covered under Section 161 of the CGST Act, and Limitation Act is not applic ...

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Jharkhand HC directs GST Authority to open GSTN portal for enabling Refund in GST RFD-01 or accept manually
21 May

The Jharkhand High Court directed the GST Authority either to open a GSTN portal enabling the application for refund in GST RFD-01 or to manually acce ...

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Exporters drag DRI to various high courts over GST exemption notices
20 May

Exporters have dragged the Revenue Intelligence (DRI), India’s primary anti-smuggling intelligence agency to various courts following notices over all ...

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Indian Staffing Federation seeks lower GST from 18% to 5%
20 May

The Indian Staffing Federation has asked the government to lower goods and services tax on staffing companies from the current 18% to 5% besides seeki ...

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Gujarat HC tells GST dept. must apply their mind properly before taking action like attaching accounts
19 May

Court censures practice of provisionally attaching bank accounts of firms before full probe into suspected irregularities or tax evasion Hearing a cas ...

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Gujarat High Court admits Petition challenging GST Rule restricts ITC to Buyers on the basis of Outward Supplies furnished by Supplier.
19 May

The Gujarat High Court issued the notices on plea challenging 5% Provisional Input Tax Credit (ITC) reflected in FORM GSTR-2B as per the 36(4) of GST ...

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No GST under RCM payable on receipt of services if it is not imported: AAR
18 May

The Orissa Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that GST under Reverse Charge Mechanism is not payable on receipt of services if it is not imported ...

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18% GST on construction of Director’s Bungalow and Staff Quarters for IIT Bhubaneswar: AAR
18 May

The Orissa Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that 18% GST on the construction of Director’s Bungalow and Staff Quarters for IIT, Bhubaneswar.&nb ...

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Tripura High Court reduces Penalty amount to Rs. 10,000 for E-Way Bill Expiry.
18 May

The Tripura High Court deleted the penalty equal to tax amount for E-way Bill Expiry and imposed Rs. 10000 penalty. The petitioner, M/s Sri Gopikrishn ...

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Partial recovery of canteen charges from employees is taxable under GST: Gujarat AAR
16 May

The assessee was carrying out canteen facilities through third party canteen services at its factory and providing food to its employees on subsidized ...

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Notice-pay received from outgoing employee is subject to GST, holds AAR
16 May

Contracts with employees provide for furnishing a notice period, which typically ranges between one to three months.Many companies permit an employee ...

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CGST Delhi arrests Chartered Accountant for fraudulently passing on fake ITC of Rs 14.30 cr.
16 May

The Central Goods and Services Tax ( CGST ) Delhi has arrested the Chartered Accountant for fraudulently passing on a fake Input Tax Credit ( ITC ) of ...

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18% GST on manufacturing and supply of ‘Fried Fryums’: AAR
15 May

The Gujarat Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that 18% GST on manufacturing and supply of ‘Fried Fryums’.The applicant, M/s. Shree Swaminarayan ...

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18% GST on “Supply, Testing and Commissioning of 160 TR Chilled Water Plant”
15 May

The Gujarat Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that 18% GST is applicable on “Supply, Testing and Commissioning of 160 TR Chilled Water Plant”. T ...

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GST applicable on Pathology or Diagnostic Services Supply to Client who is a Researcher
15 May

The Gujarat Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that GST applicable on pathology or diagnostic services supply to the client who is a researcher. ...

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Pre-GST era arrears: Punjab launches one-time settlement scheme for traders.
13 May

The Punjab One Time Settlement Scheme for Recovery of Outstanding Dues-2021 will be implemented from February 1 and the state exchequer would bear a f ...

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Coca-Cola unit facing scrutiny for alleged evasion of GST.
13 May

Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd gets show-cause notice for allegedly not paying taxes on the promotional and marketing amount it received from p ...

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18% GST on Commission from Japan in FC on Selling of M/C: AAR
13 May

The Gujarat Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that 18% GST on commission income from Japan in foreign currency on the Selling of machinery.  ...

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Uber and Ola face investigation over alleged GST evasion
12 May

A investigation has been initiated against cab aggregators Uber and Ola by the Director General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence (DGGI), which h ...

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Centre releases 11th installment of Rs 6000 crore to states.
12 May

The Centre has released the 11th instalment of Rs 6,000 crore to states as a back-to-back loan to meet the compensation shortfall in collection of goo ...

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GST payable on Common Maintenance Fund collected from Members: AAR
12 May

The Gujarat Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that GST payable on the common maintenance fund/ deposit collected from the members. 
The ...

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GST authorities arrest 215 persons in fake invoice cases, recover over Rs 700 crore in 2 months
11 May

The Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) and the CGST Commissionerates have recovered more than Rs 700 crore and arrested 215 persons in the ...

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18% GST applicable on Supply of Labour Services: Gujarat AAR
11 May

The Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR), Gujarat Bench held that 18% Goods and Service Tax (GST) applicable on supply of labour services.The applicant, ...

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5% GST applicable on Narrow Woven Fabrics of Polyester Yarn: Gujarat AAR
11 May

The Gujarat Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that 5% GST applicable on Narrow Woven Fabrics of Polyester Yarn. The Applicant, M/s Rajivkumar Gi ...

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Quarterly Return Monthly Payment scheme helps small taxpayers to ease of doing business
09 May

The taxpayers who opted for the QRMP scheme can avail the option of the IFF and furnish their details of outward supply  on monthly basis for the ...

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Senior govt sources says Swiggy, Instakart evaded GST
09 May

The tax department has alleged that online food delivery giant Swiggy and Walmart backed Flipkart’s logistics arm Instakart relied on fake manpower su ...

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Govt taking steps against fake GST registration
08 May

The government, acting upon the recommendations of the GST Council, issued Notification No. 94/2020 – Central Tax, which notifies the Central Goods an ...

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Madras HC issues notice to Center and state authorities on GST exemption for Incorporated members' clubs
08 May

The Madras High Court has decided to hear a petition seeking exemption for members' club in an incorporated form, from levy/ payment of GST under the ...

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Invoice Furnishing Facility functionality now available on GST Portal
08 May

The Goods and Service Tax Network (GSTN) has made available the new Invoice Furnishing Facility (IFF) functionality on the Goods and Service Tax (GST) ...

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Due date for filing GST Returns for period of Oct. to Dec. is January 13, clarifies govt
06 May

The due date for quarterly filing of Goods and Services Tax Returns for the third quarter of 2020 (the period between October and December) is January ...

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Two dozen companies have come under the scanner of tax officials for tax evasion
06 May

About two dozen Mumbai-based companies and businesses have come under the scanner of tax officials for possible violations of provisions related to go ...

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No Service Tax on sizing operation activity as sized coal is an excisable product: CESTAT
06 May

The Customs, Excises, and Service Taxes Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT), Kolkata Bench held that no Service Tax is applicable on sizing operation activity ...

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Online booking charges on movie tickets not subjected to Entertainment Tax: Madras HC
06 May

The Madras High Court while granting the relief to AGS Cinemas, reiterated that the Online booking charges on tickets not subjected to Entertainment T ...

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Center may bring natural gas under GST: Officials said
05 May

The Union government, which is planning a major policy push to raise the share of natural gas in India’s energy mix from the current level of 6.2% to ...

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GST tax credit investigation: I-T conducts surveys at Zee and L&T offices
05 May

The Income Tax (I-T) Department Monday conducted surveys at the offices of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd and Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Ltd as ...

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CGST Delhi Commissionerate arrests one for tax evasion of Rs 832 crs.
05 May

The Central GST Delhi West Commissionerate has unearthed evasion of GST by way of manufacture and clandestine supply of gutkha/pan masala/tobacco prod ...

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Govt action against 7,000 GST evaders, 185 arrested
04 May

Armed with data analytics and information from agencies, the government has launched a massive crackdown on GST evaders, initiating action against 7,0 ...

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GST collection highest in December because of economic activity revival: Finance secretary
04 May

Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection in December was the highest since the launch of the indirect tax regime on July 1, 2017, indicating that the e ...

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Delhi Govt. notifies Rate of interest for Late Filing Form GSTR-3B
04 May

The Delhi Government notified the rate of interest for Late Form GSTR 3B filing. The Government amended the Notification No.13/2017–State Tax, dated t ...

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More than 37000 GST taxpayers generated more than 1680 Lakhs IRNs within 3 Months
04 May

GST e-invoice system, the game-changer in the GST system, has completed a journey of three months and has facilitated the smooth transition of the tax ...

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GST collections at all-time high of over Rs 1.15L crore in December
02 May

The gross Goods and Services Tax collections touched a record high of over Rs 1.15 lakh crore in December — the highest since the implementation of th ...

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Exporters complain of delay in GST refunds despite govt timeframe
02 May

Even as the government has come out with a timeframe to process and give tax refunds under the indirect tax framework, many exporters complain of cont ...

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GSTN issues Advisory on Auto-population of E-Invoice details into GSTR-1/2A/2B/4A/6A
01 May

The Goods and Services Tax Network ( GSTN ) has issued the advisory on Auto-population of E-Invoice details into GSTR-1/2A/2B/4A/6A. Certain notified ...

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CBI arrests Three Superintendents of GST & Central Excise in an alleged Bribery Case of Rs.10 lakh
01 May

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested three Superintendents of GST & Central Excise, Bhubaneswar, and a private person(Accounts Officer ...

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Deadline For Filing Annual GST Return Extended
31 May

In view of providing relief amid the COVID-19 crisis, the government has extended the due date for furnishing annual GST or goods and services tax ret ...

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Regional soft drinks cos set to shift to 40% GST SLAB
31 May

Facing heat from GST officials for evading taxes on the pretext of adding fruit juice or pulp to their carbonated beverages, local soft drink companie ...

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CA files PIL in Gujarat HC seeking extension of GST Annual Returns due dates
30 May

The Gujarat High Court to hear a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by the Chartered Accountant (CA) for the extension of due dates for filing For ...

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CBIC notifies Corrigendum for New Form GST REG-31
30 May

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) notified the Corrigendum for New Form GST REG-31 notified for ‘Intimation for suspension & ...

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Central Economic Intelligence Bureau proposed imposing 18% GST on bitcoin trade
29 May

The government is weighing a proposal to impose 18% goods and services tax (GST) on bitcoin transactions, estimated to be around Rs 40,000 crore annua ...

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Traders urge Finance Minister, GST council to modify new GST Rules
29 May

Trading community on Sunday urged Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Goods and Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council to withdraw certain pro ...

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Paying 1% GST in cash will no impact on small businesses, source in the Finance Ministry said
28 May

The new rule requiring businesses to pay at least 1 per cent of their GST liability in cash will not impact small businesses and dealers as only entit ...

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GST Appellate bench holds that AAR rightly rejected an application as investigation was ongoing
28 May

Tirumala Milk Products, a Bangalore-based company that sold flavoured milk in Karnataka failed to convince the Appellate bench of the GST Authority fo ...

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Reversel of Accumulated Credit by on-going Real Estate Projects challenged before Calcutta HC
28 May

The Calcutta High Court presided over the requirement to reverse accumulated credit by on-going real estate projects opting for a concessional rate of ...

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AAR: ITC can be claimed for distributable promotional items
28 May

The issue of GST on promotional expenses and claiming of input tax credit has always been contentious in the realm of goods and services tax (GST).Rec ...

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Confederation of All India Traders urges FM to defer rollout of Rule 86B in GST
26 May

Traders’ body the  (CAIT) on Friday urged Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to defer the implementation of Rule 86B in GST, whereby businesses ...

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New GST rules likely to slow down businesses in Karnataka
26 May

The Centre's CGST (14th Amendment) Rules, 2020, notified on Wednesday, have raised concerns with many industrialists fearing that they will further sl ...

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GST on lottery: SC’s recent judgement is a setback for the industry
26 May

After much hue and cry from the lottery industry recently a single rate of 28% has been introduced by the exchequer on all kinds of lotteries on speci ...

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Jaipur: Businessman arrested for not paying Rs 5.5 crore GST
26 May

The Central Goods and Service Tax (CGST) Commissionerate’s anti-evasion team in Jaipur has arrested one businessman for not depositing Rs 5.5 crore GS ...

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Businesses with monthly turnover of over Rs 50 lakh to pay at least 1% GST liability in cash
24 May

Businesses with monthly turnover of over Rs 50 lakh will have to mandatorily pay at least 1% of their Goods and Services Tax liability in cash, the Fi ...

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In-person verification now compulsory for GST registration
24 May

GST registrations will now have in-person verification before registration is granted to any applicant. The government has notified on Tuesday the rec ...

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Accumulated ITC on IT system problem for schools, colleges that conduct online classes
24 May

Schools and colleges that conducted online classes due to Covid pandemic now have a problem under Goods and Services Tax (GST) framework.For many educ ...

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GST Exemption on supply of goods for specified projects under FAO
23 May

The Delhi Government notified the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Exemption on supply of goods for specified projects under the Food and Agricultural Orga ...

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CBIC waive late fee on FORM GSTR-4 for FY 2019-20 for Ladakh
23 May

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) waived the late fee on delay in furnishing of FORM GSTR-4 for Financial Year 2019-20 for the re ...

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CBIC notifies new Rule restricting the use of ITC for discharging the Tax liability
23 May

The notification notified the Central Goods and Services Tax (Fourteenth Amendment) Rules, 2020, which seeks to amend the Central Goods and Services T ...

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Centre releases 8th installment of Rs.6,000 crore to meet GST compensation shortfall
22 May

The Centre released the eighth installment of Rs.6,000 crore to states as back to back loan to meet the goods and service tax (GST) compensation short ...

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Bombay HC to hear plea challenging Arrest provisions under section 132 (1) of CGST Act
22 May

The petition stated that Section 132 (1) of the Central GST Act provides that specified offenses involving tax evasion in excess of Rs.5 crore will be ...

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Gujarat HC quashes order cancelling GST Registration against Heugo Metal
22 May

The two-member bench of Justice J.B.Pardiwala and Justice Ilesh J. Vora noted that having dropped the proceedings once, what prompted the authority to ...

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Supply of games online attracts 18% GST: AAR Maharashtra
22 May

The GST Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR - Maharashtra bench) has held that supply of online games — sent by an email attachment or via a secure lin ...

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CBIC directs to Ignore message on liability for Inward Supplies attracting RCM
21 May

In a Statement issued by GSTN said that, the system has started providing auto-populated GSTR-3B on the basis of GSTR-1 & GSTR-2B from the tax per ...

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Rajasthan HC allows petitioner to apply to GST Council to get CENVAT Credit benefit
21 May

The division bench of Justice Prakash Gupta and Justice Sabina in the light of the judgement in the case of Obelisk Composite Technology LLP Vs. Union ...

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GST return filing system being simplified w.e.f. 1st Jan 2021 for small tax payers
21 May

From 1 January 2021, many rules are going to change, that includes implementation of Positive Pay system to curb cheque frauds, mandatory FASTags for ...

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Importers challenge notices seeking duty on EOU imports
21 May

Several importers are going to court to challenge notices issued to them by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence seeking customs duty payments on g ...

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GST reforms a must to help real estate sector sustain growth momentum
19 May

The sale of a ready property is outside the purview of GST and an under-construction property is taxed at 1 percent (for affordable housing) and 5 per ...

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Here’s what helped smooth implementation of GST e-invoicing system
19 May

Businesses got ample time for understanding the e-invoicing process and doing proper planning for adopting the new system. E-invoicing got off to a gr ...

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Odisha: Rourkela businessman held for Rs 40 crore GST fraud
19 May

The directorate general of GST intelligence (DGGI) here on Thursday arrested a businessman from Rourkela for allegedly creating fake firms and evading ...

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CA Bodies urge extension of deadline to 31 March 2021 for Filing various Returns and Audit
18 May

Several bodies representing chartered accountants (CAs) from across the country have requested finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman to extend the deadl ...

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Supreme Court stays Delhi HC's order on Bharti Airtel's claim of Rs 923 crore GST refund
18 May

The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the Delhi High Court order, allowing Bharti Airtel Ltd to claim Rs 923 crore in tax refunds by rectifying its goo ...

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Transporters found undervaluing goods to evade GST
17 May

In its drive against goods and services tax (GST) evasion, the intelligence arm of GST administration has found that certain transporters have been co ...

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GST revenues take a beating as Council tweaks rates far too often
17 May

According to the government's own admission, Rs 1.10 trillion out of the expected Rs 2.35 trillion shortfall in compensation to the states for impleme ...

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CBIC extends Due date of GST compliance till 31 March, 2021
16 May

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) extended the Due Date of GST compliance till 31 March, 2021 during the period from the 20 March ...

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Tax Professionals Seek Extension Of Income Tax, GST Compliance Deadlines
16 May

Tax professionals have urged the government to extend various deadlines under the Income Tax Act for assessment year 2020-21 and for filing annual rec ...

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Panel suggests GST cut, liberal lending for auto
16 May

A parliamentary panel has called for a reduction in GST on automobiles to 18% to spur demand and help the industry overcome the higher cost due to BS6 ...

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Centre releases 7th instalment of GST of Rs 6000 crores to states
15 May

The Ministry of Finance on Monday released the seventh weekly instalment of Rs 6,000 crore to the states to meet the Goods and Services Tax (GST) comp ...

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Govt. cancels GST Registration of 163k Business entities for Non-Filing of Tax Returns
15 May

The Government has canceled the Goods and Service Tax (GST) registration of 163,000 business entities who have not filed monthly tax returns (GSTR-3B) ...

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Retrospective amendment in GST law for time frame more of a direction: Delhi HC
15 May

The tax department’s amendment around transition credit under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) framework was more of a direction, the Delhi High Court ...

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GST taxpayers to get flexibility to decide on monthly tax payment
14 May

Come January 1 and GST taxpayers would be able to pay their tax dues on a self assessment basis without having to go through the cumbersome process of ...

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Consultations before show-cause notices to be pursued by GST officers
14 May

The Tax Department will actively conduct consultation prior to issuance of show-cause notices to evaders and assessees of GST so as to facilitate easi ...

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Cloudtail India's GST registration suspended after tax officials find mismatch in records
14 May

The Excise and Taxation Department of Haryana government has said that the agency earlier this week had to suspend the goods and service tax (GST) reg ...

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31-year-old Arrested for GST Fraud of Rs 33 Crore, 2 Accomplices Still at Large
07 May

North Chennai Central Goods and Services Tax (GST) Commissionerate on Friday arrested a 31-year-old for committing a Rs 33 crore tax fraud by issuing ...

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CA arrested for Rs 7.5 crore GST fraud in Visakhapatnam
07 May

The Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI), Visakhapatnam Zonal unit has busted a major input tax credit (ITC) racket being operated by a 28-y ...

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Jharkhand MGNREGA labourer briefly arrested for not paying Rs 3.5 crore as GST
05 May

A labourer, who earned Rs 198 a day for works he did under the Mahatma Gandhi Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), in Ghatshila subdivision near Jamshe ...

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Withholding the refund of GST in works contract due to change in tax regime not justified
05 May

The petitioner has challenged the action of GST authorities  in not reimbursing the differential tax amount arising out of change in tax regime f ...

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SC upholds levy of GST on lotteries, betting and gambling
04 May

In a significant verdict, the Supreme Court on 03.12.20 held that the levy of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on lotteries, betting and gambling does not ...

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Chhattisgarh opts for special window for GST compensation; now only Jharkhand left
04 May

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel-led Chhattisgarh government has become the latest state to opt for the special window created by the Centre to compensat ...

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CBIC mandates 8 digit HSN for certain goods under GST
03 May

The Central board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) notified that 8 digit HSN is mandatory for certain goods. The CBIC amended the notification of ...

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High GST on aircraft components forcing Pratt & Whitney to go abroad for maintenance
03 May

High GST on aircraft components forcing Pratt & Whitney to go abroad for maintenanceHigh GST rate on aircraft engine components has been forcing P ...

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GST framework is impacting engineering companies’ exports: Engineering Export Promotion Council
03 May

 The current regulations under Goods and Services Tax (GST) framework and how that’s interpreted is causing several problems for some of the engi ...

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GST collection in Nov crosses Rs 1 lakh crore mark second time
02 May

Gross GST revenue collection in November stood at nearly Rs 1.05 lakh crore.The revenues for the month of November 2020 were 1.4 per cent higher than ...

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GSTN enables opting quarterly filing of GST returns under QRMP Scheme
02 May

The Goods and Service Tax Network (GSTN) has enabled the option for opting for quarterly filing of GST returns under the quarterly return with the mon ...

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Government puts off penalty provision for not using QR codes on GST invoices
01 May

The lack of preparedness from the banks has forced the government to waive off proposed penalty for not implementing dynamic QR code on invoices issue ...

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GST notice sent through email is unacceptable: HC
01 May

Giving response to an order of a writ petition, the Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court has said that the Goods and Service Tax (GST) notice sen ...

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Man arrested for Rs 100 crore fake GST invoice fraud
01 May

A “seasoned fraudster” who created Rs 100 crore worth fake invoices for business deals over the past three years has been arrested by the Directorate ...

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Government issues guidelines for officers to carry out GST checks
01 May

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has unveiled standard operating procedures (SOPs) to be followed by tax officials carrying out ...

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CBIC notifies SOP for Verification of Taxpayers granted Deemed Registration
30 May

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) notified the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for verification of taxpayers granted deemed re ...

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Economic rationale overrides differences within GST Council
30 May

Economic rationale overrides differences within GST CouncilThe deep divisions within the goods and services tax (GST) Council over bridging the shortf ...

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Over 5.4 lakh businesses risk losing GST registration for defaults
30 May

About 25,000 businesses who missed filing Goods and Services Tax (GST) return in November will get text messages and emails from tax authorities urgin ...

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NAA asks P&G to pay Rs 241 crore penalty for not passing GST rate cut
28 May

The National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) has imposed a penalty of Rs241 crore on three subsidiaries of the Procter & Gamble (P&G) group ...

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Rajasthan HC grants Bail for availing wrongful ITC on furnishing bail bond
28 May

The Rajasthan High Court granted the bail to a person accused of wrongfully availing ITC on furnishing a bail bond of Rs. 1 Lakh. The petitioner, Subh ...

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CBIC issues clarification on holding of Pre-Show Cause Notice Consultation
25 May

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) notified the clarifications on holding of Pre-Show Cause Notice Consultation. The Board has rec ...

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GST on sale of flats only if entire consideration is received after CC: AAR
25 May

The Karnataka Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that the amounts received towards sale of shares in flats not exigible to GST only if the entire ...

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GST backbone reforms need to remain non-intrusive
24 May

The goods and services tax (GST) architecture today faces two challenges. One is the trust deficit between the Centre and states which can delay the i ...

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Madras HC directs Deptt. to grant retrospective registration to the petitioner
24 May

The Madras High Court directed the  Joint Commissioner & Assistant Commissioner to grant retrospective registration for the petitioner’s Regi ...

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GST deptt. arrests businessman for Rs 2,285 crore fraud
24 May

he Maharashtra Department of Goods and Services Tax has arrested a Mumbai-based businessman for allegedly defrauding the state by issuing fake invoice ...

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GST registration may be linked to biometrics
23 May

The law committee of the GST Council has suggested that new or fresh GST applicants follow an Aadhaar-like process under which new registrations can b ...

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Govt may approach ICAI for action against 3 CAs over GST frauds
23 May

The Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) is likely to ask the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) to take action against thre ...

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A woman mastermind arrested in the latest drive against GST fraud
21 May

The directorate general of GST intelligence (DGGI) for the first time arrested a Chennai-based woman mastermind, running the racket of fake invoices t ...

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GST notices for past voluntary tax payments annoy assessees
21 May

As the government steps up its offensive against fake invoice rackets, it has started asking taxpayers to explain various aspects of voluntary tax pay ...

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Maharashtra AAAR confirms that housing society services would attract GST
21 May

The Maharashtra Appellate Authority for Advance Ruling (AAAR) for GST has reiterated that services provided by housing societies would attract GST sub ...

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Monthly GST filing will not be necessary after e-invoice system
20 May

In a major relief to businesses, the government plans to do away with monthly filing of Goods and Services Tax (GST) returns after the electronic invo ...

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Patiala House Court refuses to grant bail for passing ITC without payment of GST
20 May

It is alleged that the companies owned and controlled by accused Rakesh Kumar Goyal have availed most of the amount of ITC from companies owned or con ...

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Free transport to work provided by employer to employees is subject to GST
20 May

The Haryana Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) has said that free transport provided by an employer to ferry employees to work is subject to goods and ...

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Fresh crackdown on GST fraud, 5 more arrests take total to 30 this month
19 May

he government’s nationwide drive against fake Goods and Services Tax (GST) invoices on its fifth day saw five more arrests, raising the total tally of ...

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Inter-state GST invoice racket busted in Maharashtra
19 May

An inter-state tax invoice racket with fake transactions of over Rs 131 crore and fraudulent input tax credit of over Rs 26 crore was busted by the Na ...

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SC Asks Petitioner Challenging Levy Of GST On Hand Sanitizers Under Same Tariff Heading As Insecticides To Approach HC
19 May

SC required the petitioner who challenged the levy of GST on hand sanitizers under the same Tariff Heading as insecticides, etc. to approach the HC. T ...

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Restrain on movement of goods from Dec for not filing GST returns on time
18 May

Businesses, both small and big, will not be able to move goods from one place to another if they have not filed GST returns on time from December. The ...

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Supply of Service to BCCL is Import of Service, GST applicable on RCM
18 May

The West Bengal Appellate Authority of Advance Ruling (AAAR) ruled that the supply of service to Bharat coking coal Ltd. (BCCL) in terms of a Maintena ...

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Honest taxpayers need not worry about display of GST details: Govt
17 May

The government on November 16 said honest taxpayers need not worry about the display of their Goods and Services Tax (GST) details in the new self-gen ...

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GST law committee to discuss GST amendments against fake invoices
17 May

After launching a nationwide drive against fake Goods and Services Tax (GST) invoices that saw 25 attests in just four days, the government is conside ...

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Council to discuss tightening of GST registration norms
17 May

A panel of officials attached to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council will on November 18 discuss further tightening of the way GST registration i ...

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CBIC mandates GST E-invoicing from January 1, 2021, If turnover exceeds Rs. 100 Crores
12 May

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) mandated GST E-invoicing from  January 1, 2021 if turnover exceeds Rs. 100 Crores. Th ...

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For Budget 2021-22, Government receives recommendation for uniform 5% GST on manmade fibre
12 May

The government has received recommendations that a uniform Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 5 percent should be applicable at every stage of the value ...

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CBIC notifies manner of opting for furnishing GST Quarterly Return
12 May

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) notified the Central Goods and Services Tax (Thirteenth Amendment) Rules, 2020 which seeks to a ...

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Quarterly GSTRs present new obstacles for MSMEs
11 May

Quarterly goods and services tax (GST) return filing for small businesses is turning out to be a double-edged sword. A key relaxation in compliance fo ...

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CGST Delhi South Commissionerate busts syndicate of firms involved in availing Fake ITC
11 May

On the basis of review of high amount of out go on account of ITC refund, followed it up with data mining/analysis on GSTN and E way bill portals, the ...

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GST applicable on One Time Long Term Lease premium payable to an Urban Development Authority: AAR
11 May

The Gujarat Authority of Advance ruling (AAR) ruled that Goods and Service Tax (GST) is applicable on one time long term lease premium payable by Jinm ...

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PIL alleges evasion of GST by cable and internet services
10 May

A division bench of Telangana High Court issued notices to the Central government, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), and various cable tel ...

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GST officers must not resort to violence during search: Telangana HC
10 May

The Telangana High Court has asked Goods & Services Tax officials not to use violence against tax assessees or their relatives and employees durin ...

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GST portal enabled to handle 3 lakh taxpayers concurrently
09 May

The Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) portal will now be able to handle double the taxpayer traffic for return filing than it used to after the GS ...

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GST authorities will soon be able to stop transactions by suspicious firms
09 May

The government’s efforts to check evasion of Goods and Service Tax (GST) and step up the indirect tax system’s efficiency is set to reach the next lev ...

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Supreme Court reserves order on GST on sale of lotteries
09 May

The Supreme Court has reserved its judgment on the constitutional validity of imposing Goods and Services Tax (GST) on sale of lotteries across the co ...

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Centre should issue white paper on impact of GST and Covid on economy: Gehlot
09 May

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday demanded that the Centre should come up with a white paper to inform people about the impact of demone ...

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Consensus on including liquefied natural gas under GST soon
07 May

There is likely to be a consensus on including liquefied natural gas (LNG) under the ambit of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) soon, Petroleum Ministe ...

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Amount of fraud in GST needs cautious approach
07 May

The CGST department needs to take a cautious approach because of the amount of fraud happening in claiming input tax credit (ITC) by business entities ...

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Buyers from big firms to show valid e-invoices for tax credit
07 May

Aiming to collect almost the same sum as taxes as last year, the revenue department is tightening compliance requirements related to e-invoicing. The ...

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GSTN issues Taxpayers guide on GST Errors and Solution
07 May

The Goods and Service Tax Network (GSTN) issued a comprehensive guide dated November 05, 2020, for taxpayers on common errors on GST Portal and sugges ...

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GST collection and power consumption show recovery: Ex-RBI chief C Rangarajan
06 May

Former governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) C Rangarajan on Thursday said the decline in the growth of the economy triggered by COVID-19 was li ...

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Banks, Insurance companies are getting GST notices from small towns
06 May

Banks and insurance companies already seeking to cope with the effects of Covid pandemic face a new challenge, Goods and Service Tax (GST) notices fro ...

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Companies get GST audit notices from various States
05 May

Multinational companies have started getting notices from State GST Authorities, even as the Centre is talking about lowering compliance burden. These ...

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GST rate cut sends wrong signal to domestic business: Finance secretary
05 May

Finance secretary, Ajay Bhushan Pandey said to ANI that GST rate cut sends a wrong signal to domestic business/industries as well as international inv ...

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Finance Ministry receives recommendation to reduce GST compensation cess on coal
05 May

The Finance Ministry has started receiving pre-Budget recommendations from stakeholders and experts and one of them is to reduce carbon taxation and d ...

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Borrowing amount for GST compensation should be reasonable: Finance secretary
04 May

The Finance secretary has said that the quantum of borrowing to meet states’ GST revenue shortfall has to be “reasonable” considering its economic imp ...

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Puducherry joins govt’s borrowing plan for GST
04 May

Puducherry is the latest addition in the list of 21 states and two Union territories (UTs) to accept the Centre’s proposal to borrow Rs 1.1 lakh crore ...

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Madras HC quashes levy of interest on ITC component
04 May

What could be seen as a significant relief to GST assessees, Madras High Court has set aside orders for levying interest on input tax credit (ITC) as ...

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Surge in GST collection indicate sustained recovery in economy
03 May

The recovery in goods and services tax (GST) receipts is sustainable, and the government is evaluating demands from various quarters for further steps ...

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Govt transfers second tranche of ₹6,000 cr to 16 states, 3 UTs
03 May

The Centre on November 2 released an amount of Rs 6,000 crore as a second tranche to states as their GST compensation cess shortfall under a special b ...

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GST e-invoices rose by three times within a month of launch
03 May

The e-invoicing system under the goods and services tax (GST) has witnessed a three-fold rise within a month of its rollout, as per a report. About 2. ...

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100 notices issued in suspected cases of tax evasion of more than Rs. 55 crore in Chandigarh
02 May

With the economic activity picking up after relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions, the Chandigarh goods and services tax (GST) department has also resta ...

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October GST collections in Goa matches pre covid levels
02 May

Goods and Services Tax (GST) collections for October improved significantly in Goa, coming on par with the October 2019 figure, data released by the C ...

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GST monthly collection crosses Rs 1 lakh crore first time in FY21
02 May

Goods and Services Tax (GST) collections in October 2020 were Rs 1.05 lakh crore, making it the first time monthly revenues crossed the Rs 1 lakh cror ...

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Apple passes on 2 per cent equalisation levy to Indian consumers
31 May

The equalisation levy has started making things costlier for Indian consumers. Apple is passing on the 2% equalisation levy, aside from 18% goods and ...

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October GST collections may cross Rs 1 lakh crore mark
31 May

In what could be a healthy sign of economic recovery, goods and services tax (GST) collections recorded in the month of October are likely to cross Rs ...

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Jump in cost of imported raw materials due to Covid lead to GST complications
30 May

Many companies that reported an increase in their indirect tax outgo due to a steep jump in their import costs after the Covid pandemic fear that when ...

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GST officials raid fake input tax credit racket in Delhi
30 May

The anti evasion branch of Central Goods and Service Tax (CGST), Commissionerate, Delhi (East) busted a major racket of claiming input tax credit (ITC ...

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GST officers can arrest evaders without completion of assessment: Gujarat HC
30 May

The Gujarat High Court in a recent order has armed GST Commissioners with the power to authorise arrest of a person if he has reasons to believe that ...

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Bringing natural gas under GST regime would reduce cascading impact of taxes on industries
29 May

Global energy majors are bullish on the growth of natural gas usage in India and have called on the government to bring natural gas under the GST regi ...

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GST filing increases troubles to MSMEs amid pandemic
29 May

Filing GST returns continues to be a tedious and tiresome process, especially for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) who are already plagued ...

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Plea to exempt disability equipments from GST, may represent before GST Council
29 May

The writ petition was filed in the Supreme Court challenging the imposition of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on products meant for the aid of persons w ...

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Small traders can now file GST returns through SMS
28 May

Another process of filing GST returns has been made easier for small traders. The GST Network (GSTN) has started the facility of filing quarterly retu ...

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Government to prepare a list of ‘risky’ companies created to evade GST
28 May

The government will use artificial intelligence (AI) and Aadhaar registration to segregate dubious firms purposely created for Goods and Services Tax ...

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Signature Builder guilty of denying additional ITC to flat buyers: NAA
28 May

The National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) has held Signature Builders guilty for not passing the benefit of additional ITC to the homebuyers but ...

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Small businesses with no tax dues can now file GST returns with a text message
27 May

Small businesses with no tax liability can now file their Goods and Services Tax (GST) returns with text messages, GSTN, the company that processes GS ...

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BP Plc. eyes India's fuel market, wants gas in GST
27 May

Labelling India as an extraordinary country growing at an incredible scale, energy supermajor BP Plc on October 26 said it is looking to expand its pr ...

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Government support in GST cut could aid entire Passenger Vehicle Industry: Tata Motors
27 May

Any kind of support from the government in terms of GST reduction would help the passenger vehicle segment immensely as it would negate some of the pr ...

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Due dates for filing IT returns, audit reports, GST annual return extended
26 May

The government on October 24 said due dates for filing income tax returns and tax audit reports for FY20 for various classes of tax payers have been e ...

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Centre borrows and transfers Rs. 6,000 crore to 16 states, 2 UTs
24 May

The Centre has borrowed and transferred Rs 6,000 crore as the first tranche of GST compensation shortfall to 16 states and two union territories, incl ...

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Liaison offices of foreign entities liable to pay GST: Karnataka AAR
24 May

A liaison office set up in India for promoting business of its head office incorporated abroad needs to be registered mandatorily under the Goods & ...

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Navi Mumbai police busts GST evasion racket, seizes silver, imitation jewellery worth ₹ 6.17 cr
24 May

Navi Mumbai police busted a Goods and Service Tax (GST) evasion racket and seized silver and imitation jewellery worth ₹6.17cr. The consignment was he ...

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CA Student arrested in GST scam of Rs. 50.24 Crore
23 May

A CA Final student has been arrested for creating Fake Invoices to generate fake Input Tax Credit amounting to Rs.50.24 Crores. The officers of CGST, ...

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Agreeing to grant easement rights even to original owner is service and attracts 18% GST
23 May

The case concerned Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) that acquired a portion of property for public purpose from an individual. The memorandum of unde ...

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Businesses and govt quarrel over fraudulent ITC claims and imprisonment under GST
22 May

While the government has decriminalised 48 sections of the Companies Act, a controversy is brewing over jail provisions in the GST laws. The governmen ...

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ITC to be restricted on Medicines used in Supply of Health Care Services
22 May

The Karnataka Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that the Input Tax Credit is restricted on medicines used in the supply of health care services ...

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Supply of Arhar and Green Gram to NAFED is an exempted supply
22 May

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Family Welfare has appointed National Agricultural Co-operative Marketing Federation Limited (NAFED) as ...

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GST portal experiences technical failure on last date for filing September return
21 May

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) portal experienced technical failure on the last day for filing the GSTR-3B for September. Over the past six days, th ...

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Centre should take initiative in settling GST borrowing quantum issue: Kerala FM
21 May

Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac on Monday asked the central government to take initiative in settling the issue of quantum of borrowing to fund g ...

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Proportionate ITC can be claimed on inputs used in Installation of Renewable Power Plant
21 May

The Tamil Nadu Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that Input Tax Credit can be proportionately claimed on Goods/Services used in installation of ...

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Centre, states relations worsen over GST compensation
20 May

Opposition-ruled states’ stand mellowed after the Centre offered to borrow Rs 1.10 trillion towards goods and services tax (GST) compensation on their ...

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Gujarat High Court to relook at GST on Indian units of MNCs and BPOs
20 May

The controversy around levying Goods and Services Tax on intermediaries has come back to the fore and the Gujarat High Court is planning to relook at ...

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12% GST applicable on LED Stem (mounted on long rod), says AAR
20 May

The Tamil Nadu Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) held that 12% Goods and Service Tax (GST) is payable on the LED stem. The applicant, M/s. lnventaa LE ...

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Opposition states likely to take common stand on GST compensation
20 May

The opposition-ruled states are likely to take a common stand on Goods and Services Tax (GST) shortfall compensation following the Centre’s decision t ...

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Economic chaos being spread by Central govt: Sonia on GST compensation cess
19 May

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi led union government over the recent compensation controversy in the ...

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FM Sitharaman writes to states explaining Rs 1.1 lakh crore borrowing window for meeting GST shortfall
17 May

A day after the Centre agreed to borrow Rs 1.10 lakh crore on behalf of states for meeting GST shortfall, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Frida ...

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