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Exporters drag DRI to various high courts over GST exemption notices
20 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

 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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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 Jan

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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CBIC notifies due date of GSTR-3B for October 2020 to March 2021
17 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) notified that the return in Form GSTR-3B of the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017 for ...

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Cable TV networks in Telangana not paying GST since 2017: PIL
17 Jan

A public interest litigation petition (PIL) filed in Telangana High Court seeks the cancelling of licenses of cable television networks, direct-to-hom ...

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Centre has addressed all concerns of states on compensation cess fund: Anurag Thakur
17 Jan

The Centre has accommodated all concerns of the state governments on the issue of borrowing to meet deficit in goods and services tax compensation ces ...

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CBIC advises businesses to rectify GST return filing defaults
16 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) on October 15 urged businesses to ensure that their pending tax returns are filed as defaults c ...

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Centre revises borrowing calendar for second half to accommodate GST compensation
16 Jan

The central government late on October 15 said it was modifying its borrowing calendar for the second half to operationalise a special borrowing windo ...

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GST payout: Opposition states may decide on moving SC on October 16
15 Jan

Some Opposition-ruled states will take a call on Friday on approaching the Supreme Court on the issue of the Centre pressing states to borrow to meet ...

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GST deadlines coming up: October 2020 is significant for mandating crucial GST Compliances
15 Jan

Recently, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has issued the 2 significant notifications in respect of mandating crucial GST Compli ...

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States willing to borrow need not wait for GST Council decision, says govt official
14 Jan

States which want to borrow from the market to meet the Goods and Services Tax (GST) compensation shortfall can do so without any consensus in the GST ...

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Long-Term Leases Will Attract GST, Says Authority For Advance Ruling
14 Jan

Two recent decisions by the Authority for Advance Ruling will increase the tax liability on land lease transactions. At the heart of both the rulings ...

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20 states allowed to borrow Rs 69,000 crore from bond market
14 Jan

A day after the stormy GST Council meeting, the Centre on Tuesday allowed 20 states, which had backed its proposal, to borrow close to Rs 69,000 crore ...

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GST Council could take a call on extending the period of collecting the compensation cess to give out to states
13 Jan

The GST Council concluded the discussion without reaching any consensus for the second time in two weeks. The Centre and states last meet on October 5 ...

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CBIC clarifies provisions of ITC availment restrictions for February, 2020 to August, 2020
12 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) issued clarification on the restrictions for availment of Input Tax Credit (ITC) under Rule 36( ...

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E-Way Bill generation facility to be blocked for Taxpayers who failed to file GSTR-3B for 2 or more Tax period from Oct 15
12 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs ( CBIC ) has clarified that, E-Way Bill generation facility to be blocked for Taxpayers who failed to ...

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Govt may consider allowing GST deposit on cash basis: PwC report
12 Jan

The government may consider allowing India Inc to deposit GST on cash basis to help them tide over the liquidity woes during the COVID-19 pandemic, a ...

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Centre and most states to push for fund-raising at GST meet on October 12
12 Jan

The Union government is unlikely to allow voting on fund-raising by states at Monday’s GST Council meeting. It will insist that those who want to go a ...

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Taxpayers will have to report only transactions pertaining to FY19 in annual GST return
10 Jan

The finance ministry on October 9 said taxpayers are required to report in the annual GST return of 2018-19 only the values of transactions pertaining ...

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New GST system generates 69.5 lakh e-invoices in first week of implementation
10 Jan

As many as 69.5 lakh invoice reference numbers have been generated by 71,000 users in the first week of implementation of goods and services tax (GST) ...

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GST Intelligence busts fraud exporter companies who put govt at double loss
10 Jan

GST Intelligence has busted a few exporter companies for defrauding the government through fake claims of Input Tax Credit (ITC) and cash refund of ar ...

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GST Council may set up Group of Ministers on compensation shortfall
09 Jan

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council could consider setting up a group of ministers (GoM) to resolve the row over states having to borrow from the ...

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Tourism industry seeks reduction in GST rate, tax benefits to revive sector
09 Jan

Key stakeholders of the country’s travel and tourism industry on October 8 put forward a proposal to the government that included a bunch of measures ...

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Start-ups in the space sector welcome Centre's decision to scrap 18% GST on satellite launches from India
09 Jan

Indian start-ups in the space sector have welcomed the government’s latest announcement to scrap the 18% GST that is levied on firms launching Indian ...

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Pre-filled GST returns to become norm from 1 Jan
08 Jan

Pre-filled tax forms and greater transparency requirements are coming to businesses in 2021, with the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council clearing ke ...

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18% GST applicable on Assignment of Leasehold Right on Land: AAR
08 Jan

The two member bench of Susmita Bhattacharya and Parthsarthi Dey ruled that the activity of assignment is in the nature of agreeing to transfer one’s ...

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GST meet: Voting on borrowing options unlikely
07 Jan

The Centre is unlikely to allow any voting on the options of borrowing by states at next week’s GST Council meeting. It will say that the issue is out ...

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GST: India Eases Compliance Burden For Small Businesses
07 Jan

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced more measures to simplify filing of tax returns and reduce compliance burden on small businesses. Sithar ...

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small taxpayers having turnover upto Rs 5 crore allows to file returns on quarterly basis : GST Council
06 Jan

In a bid to ease GST compliance and return filing for small taxpayers, the GST Council on October 5 allowed them to file GSTR-1 and GSTR-3B once a qua ...

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GST compensation cess to stay beyond June 2022 to help states
06 Jan

After joining hands with the states at the GST Council to extend the applicability of compensation cess on cars, coal and soft drinks beyond June 2022 ...

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GST Council revises requirement of declaring HSN/SAC in invoices and in FORM GSTR-1
06 Jan

The Finance Minister recommended the Revised Requirement of declaring Harmonized System Nomenclature (HSN) for goods and Service Accounting Code (SAC) ...

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'Ready-to-cook' parota will be taxed at 18% under the GST - AAAR
06 Jan

MUMBAI: Parota lovers, waiting to hear if the ‘ready-to-cook’ item will be taxed at 5% or 18% under the goods and services tax (GST), will be disappoi ...

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GST Council to meet today: Stage set for stormy session as compensation dues issue to take centre stage
05 Jan

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council is set to meet on October 5 for the first time after the Centre provided the states with two borrowing option ...

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GST shortfall: Opposition-ruled states to ask for dispute resolution mechanism at Council meet
05 Jan

The Opposition-ruled states have decided to ask the Centre to put in place a dispute resolution mechanism to address the contentious issue of Goods an ...

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GST E-Invoice: CBIC amends rules related to Invoice Reference Number & QR Code
03 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) notified the amendments from Tax Invoice compliances under GST Rules on Invoice Reference Numbe ...

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GST Credit Will Impact Pharma, Textile Sectors: Madras High Court
03 Jan

In August, the Gujarat High Court allowed a footwear company to claim refund of unused goods and services tax credit. But last week, infrastructure, t ...

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After surge in GST collections, e-way bills hit record high
02 Jan

Finance Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey today said amid early signs of recovery, e-way bills have hit a record high. In September, more than of 5.74 cro ...

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Opposition-ruled states refused to change their mind against centre’s borrowing options
02 Jan

Ahead of the crucial meeting of the Good and Services Tax (GST) Council on October 5, the Opposition-ruled states have dug in their heels against the ...

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GST collections show rise for first time after 6 months
02 Jan

Goods and services tax (GST) collections grew 4% to Rs 95,000 crore in September — the first rise after six months of decline — indicating a recovery ...

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GST annual return filing for 2018-19 due date extended till Oct 31
01 Jan

The Centre has given more time to taxpayers in yet another compliance measure as it extended the due date to file GSTR-9 and GSTR 9C for 2018-19 by a ...

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CBIC gives 30-day grace period for those not yet ready for GST e-invoice
01 Jan

Businesses not yet prepared for generating Goods and Services Tax (GST) e-invoices despite having got about nine months to prepare for, have been give ...

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CBDT authorizes DG of Income Tax to Upload GST Return Information in Form 26AS
01 Jan

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) authorized the Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) or Director General of Income-tax  (Sy ...

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AAAR affirms applicant can’t charge 12% GST under Forward Charge Mechanism as a GTA
30 Jan

The Maharashtra Appellate Authority of Advance Ruling (AAAR) affirmed the AAR’s ruling and held that the applicant can not charge GST at the rate of 1 ...

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18% GST is leviable on consideration received on Sale of TDR and FSI: AAAR
30 Jan

The Maharashtra Appellate Authority of Advance Ruling (AAAR) affirmed the AAR’s ruling and held that 18% GST is leviable on sale of Transferable Devel ...

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Madhya Pradesh HC Grants Bail To Person Accused Of GST Fraud
29 Jan

The Madhya Pradesh High Court has granted bail to an accused person in case of GST evasion, for alleged fabrication of invoices and upload of the same ...

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GST e-invoicing mandatory for B2B transactions from October 1
28 Jan

No further relaxation is likely in terms of e-invoicing as the Centre is set to go ahead with the decision to make GST e-invoicing mandatory for compa ...

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Rajasthan High Court quashes order freezing Bank Account beyond 1 year
28 Jan

The Rajasthan High Court quashed the order freezing the bank account of the petitioner for more than 1 year. The investigation had been initiated agai ...

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Temporary retention of GST compensation in the Consolidated Fund isn't diversion: FinMin Sources
28 Jan

Temporary retention of goods and services tax (GST) compensation in the Consolidated Fund of India (CFI) pending reconciliation cannot be termed as di ...

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GST e-invoicing to start from Oct 1, as planned: GSTN CEO
26 Jan

The plan to introduce the e-invoicing regime from October 1 will not be postponed. This was revealed by GST Network (GSTN) CEO Prakash Kumar at Friday ...

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CAG has highlighted discrepancies in GST registration in its report
26 Jan

In the latest report that has been tabled in the Gujarat assembly, the comptroller and auditor general (CAG) has highlighted discrepancies in approval ...

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40% of cess collected by centre not going to designated funds: CAG
26 Jan

The Comptroller and Auditor General has pulled up the government for diverting a large chunk of the money it collected as cess to the general pool mak ...

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Centre violated GST Compensation Cess Act, used funds allocated for states elsewhere
25 Jan

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has found that the Centre violated its own law on the Goods and Services Tax regime and retained Rs 47,27 ...

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Kerala HC orders CDRSL to pay GST on Input Services and then claim ITC and refund
25 Jan

The Kerala High Court ordered the petitioner CIAL Duty Free and Retail Services ltd. (CDRSL) to pay the GST on input services including Concession Fee ...

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Patiala House Court grants Bail to person accused of availment of Ineligible ITC to the tune of Rs.24 Cr
25 Jan

The Patiala House Court, Delhi granted the bail to the person accused of availment of ineligible Input Tax Credit (ITC) to the tune of Rs. 24 Crores.T ...

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GST Council likely to approve two-year extension of compensation cess levy
24 Jan

The GST Council is likely to approve a two-year extension of compensation cess levy on goods and services to allow Centre to pay entire shortfall in G ...

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Delhi High Court rejects plea challenging 5% GST on all varieties of fabrics
24 Jan

The Delhi High Court rejected the plea challenging 5% GST on all varieties of fabrics falling under Chapters 50 to 63 of the Customs Tariff in further ...

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Gujarat HC directs Release of Goods and Vehicle Confiscated on deposit of Rs.1.70 Lakh along with Bank Guarantee
24 Jan

The writ applicant, M/s Radha Tradelinks Pvt. Ltd. is engaged in the business of areca nut, spices, etc. A consignment of areca nut was transported fr ...

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Notional Interest on Security Deposit, Property Tax forms part of ‘Rental Income’: Karnataka AAR
23 Jan

The Karnataka Authority for Advance Ruling (AAR) has adjudged that no deduction towards property taxes is allowed from the value of renting of immovab ...

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CBIC waives off Late Fee on failure to furnish the GSTR-10 return
23 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) waived off the late fee payable for failure to furnish the return in FORM GSTR-10.As per sectio ...

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CBIC extends due date of E-Way Bill for goods sent/taken on approval
22 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) extended the due date of GST compliance and validity of the e-way bill till October 31, 2020 in ...

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GST-registered businesses will soon get pre- filled Return form, GSTR-3B
22 Jan

"We are moving towards providing taxpayers with a pre- filled GSTR-3B form so that they can pay their taxes at ease. To start with, an option to edit ...

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GST Authorities can now recover only interest on net cash liability.
22 Jan

The GST authorities will be able to recover only the interest on net cash liability from taxpayers since the introduction of the new tax regime, the C ...

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Borrowing :Opposition-ruled states harden stance.
22 Jan

Opposition-ruled states have hardened their stance on center's borrowing options to meet goods and services tax compensation cess deficit with some th ...

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Government looks to extend faceless assessment scheme to 8 more Income Tax proceedings
21 Jan

The government has proposed to extend the faceless assessment scheme to almost all proceedings under the income tax law, including for collection and ...

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States that don't choose one of Centre's borrowing options may not get GST dues till June 2022
21 Jan

Any state that does not choose one of the borrowing options offered by the Centre to compensate for the revenue loss on account of goods and services ...

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Govt indicates that it has required support from states and UTs to push its GST formula
21 Jan

The government on Sunday indicated that it had the required support from states and Union Territories to push through its GST compensation formula, af ...

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Centre not breaking its promise to compensate states for any GST revenue loss: FM
19 Jan

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the Centre is not reneging on its promise to compensate states for any revenue loss due to the transition to ...

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GST reduction on fans to 5% will boost product sales, says IFMA
19 Jan

The goods and services tax (GST) reduction from 18 percent to 5 percent on fans will help boost the product sales, said the Indian Fan Manufacturers A ...

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Uniformity in GST rates necessary for sustained growth of mining sector: FIMI
19 Jan

Miners' body FIMI on Friday said the mining industry is passing through a period of high uncertainty and stressed that uniformity in GST rates is nece ...

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Cash can be seized in GST Search as it’s covered under definition of ‘Things’: Madhya Pradesh HC
18 Jan

The Madhya Pradesh High Court said that cash can be seized in Goods and Service Tax (GST) search as it is covered under definition of ‘Things’.The pet ...

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Auto companies should cut royalty payments, instead of asking the government to reduce GST: FinMin Sources
18 Jan

Auto companies should cut costs by reducing royalty payments to their parent companies abroad instead of asking the government to reduce GST, finance ...

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Industry bodies and MNCs seek deferment of mandatory e-invoicing till January
18 Jan

Industry bodies and multinational companies have sought deferment of mandatory e-invoicing till January 1 next year, seeking more time to implement re ...

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Exempt GST on Special Protection Force from April to September says TTD Board
17 Jan

TTD Board of Trustees chairman YV Subba Reddy has requested the Center to  exempt the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) from the burden of GST ...

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NAA finds Pinky Sales guilty for not passing benefit of GST Reduction on Footwear to its customers
17 Jan

The National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) has found M/s Pinky Sales guilty of profiteering by not reducing prices in respect of the supply of foo ...

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GST be imposed on wellness centres depending on services offered: Gujarat AAR
16 Jan

Wellness facilities may become costlier for consumers with the Gujarat-based authority for advance rulings (AAR) calling for the imposition of 18 per ...

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Odisha to amend GST Act to make fraud in input tax credit non-bailable
16 Jan

Faced with rising cases of fraud in input tax credit, the Odisha government plans to amend the Odisha Goods and Services Tax making fraudulent input t ...

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Gym owners urge state govts to open gyms, seek lower GST & other measures to revive industry
16 Jan

IndiaActive, an association of stakeholders in the fitness industry, has urged the governments of Maharashtra, Bihar and Jharkhand to allow the reopen ...

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GST Council can ask Centre to let states borrow to compensate shortfall: Attorney General
16 Jan

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council is empowered to ask the Central government to permit the states to borrow for meeting GST compensation shortf ...

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Businessman arrested for tax evasion in Raipur
15 Jan

A businessman involved in steel and cement trading was arrested in Chhattisgarh's capital Raipur on September 12 for allegedly evading taxes of over R ...

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13 states submit borrowing option to Centre to fund GST shortfall
14 Jan

As many as 13 states ruled by the BJP and parties that have supported it on various issues have submitted their borrowing options to the Centre to mee ...

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Extend GST annual return filing deadline by 3 months: ICAI
14 Jan

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has written to the GST Council seeking deferment of 2018-19 GST annual return filing deadline b ...

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GST Council meeting postponed to October 5: Sources
14 Jan

The GST Council meeting slated for September 19 has been postponed to October 5, sources said on Friday.The 42nd meeting of the Council has been postp ...

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42nd GST Council meet deferred to first week of October
12 Jan

The 42nd meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, which was scheduled to be held on September 19, has now been deferred to the first week ...

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GST Council likely to consider 18% rate on all kind of sanitizers in next meeting
12 Jan

GST Council in its next meeting is likely to decide on 18 pc rate on all kind of sanitizers. Currently, while non-alcohol based sanitizer attracts 12 ...

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Central Government's failure to pay compensation to states is setting the stage for a showdown
12 Jan

Central government has failed to pay states the compensation it promised for supporting a nationwide tax reform, setting the stage for a showdown betw ...

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IRDAI seeks GST rate cut from 18% to 5% on life and health insurance premiums
11 Jan

Life and health insurance premiums could soon attract lower GST to make them attractive for customers, if Insurance Regulatory and Development Authori ...

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Hiring of Motor Vehicle for transportation of Employees for Workplace is eligible for ITC
11 Jan

The Maharashtra Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that the Input Tax Credit (ITC) is available to Applicant on GST charged by the service provid ...

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Handset makers can save costs due to GST-customs portal integration
11 Jan

Mobile phone makers can save custom compliance costs on imports of devices and components as the government has linked two mammoth databases by integr ...

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Consent of states on compensation issue is unlikely in GST Council
10 Jan

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council is divided along political lines with just a few days to go for the start of the monsoon session of Parliamen ...

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Karnataka AAR Allows ITC on Equipment, Furniture, Reagents/consumables used for Performing Test
10 Jan

The Karnataka Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled the Input Tax Credit (ITC) can be availed on equipment, furniture, reagents/consumables used for ...

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Local transportation services without providing accommodation not entitled to concessional GST rate of 5%: AAR
10 Jan

The Rajasthan Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that 5% GST is not applicable on local transportation services.The applicant sought the advance ...

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Opposition states insist Centre must borrow for GST compensation
09 Jan

Opposition-ruled states are unlikely to budge on their stance and insist that the Centre should borrow to compensate them for the revenue loss on acco ...

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Goods can’t be detained if payment of GST is not mentioned on E-Way Bill: Kerala HC
09 Jan

The Kerala High Court held that goods can’t be detained for non-mention of payment of GST on the e-way bill as per the SGST Act, 2017, and R.138A of S ...

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Center committed to pay full GST compensation to states
08 Jan

The Union government is committed to compensate states for their entire Rs 2.35 lakh crore Goods and Services Tax (GST) shortfall in 2020-21 irrespect ...

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Goods can’t be detained merely on the basis that Consignee mentioned as Unregistered Person in E-Way Bill: Kerala HC
08 Jan

The Kerala High Court held that goods can not be detained merely on the basis that the consignee was mentioned as an Unregistered Person in E-Way Bill ...

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Excise officials to go on mass leave for alleged GST evasion
07 Jan

Excise and taxation officials today announced that they would proceed on a two-day mass leave on September 7 and 8 for alleged witch-hunting in the Go ...

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Focus on decriminalising offences and wider use of compounding provisions in GST laws
07 Jan

The pace of a comprehensive review of GST laws has accelerated with a special focus on decriminalising offences and wider use of compounding provision ...

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GST scam investigated by officer delayed, as Sola Civil Hospital fails to submit crucial papers
05 Jan

Tax evasion of over Rs 2 crore has allegedly been unearthed at GMERS Medical and Sola Civil Hospital. A housekeeping agency from Bhavnagar that outsou ...

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Penalty can’t be levied on Nani Resorts & Floriculture Pvt. Ltd. for denying benefit of ITC to Flat buyers: NAA
05 Jan

The National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) found M/s Nani Resorts & Floriculture Private Limited guilty of profiteering but did not impose the ...

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Javadekar hints at possibility of GST rate cut for vehicles
05 Jan

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday lent his weight to the automobile industry’s demand for a reduction in GST rate to boost growth, saying he ...

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GST e-invoicing mandatory from October 1 for big companies
04 Jan

‘E-Invoicing’ has been one of the most discussed topics for the past month and it has made its way to the to-do lists of all large corporates having G ...

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Penalty can’t be levied on S3 Buildwell Pvt. Ltd. for denying benefit of ITC to Flat buyers: NAA
04 Jan

The National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) found M/s S3 Buildwell Private Limited guilty of profiteering but did not impose the penalty for denyin ...

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Mamata claims ‘betrayal’; Karnataka opts for special window for GST compensation
04 Jan

JOINING THE demand by non-BJP ruled states that the Centre should borrow to meet the compensation deficit under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regim ...

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Tussle over GST dues is biggest tension point in federal system
03 Jan

The tussle between the Centre and states over the goods and services tax (GST) compensation is “the biggest tension point in the federal system", Kera ...

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Telangana CM urges centre to take up responsibility of compensating states
02 Jan

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to drop the proposal asking the states to go for borrowing to meet ...

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GST council must fill revenue gap by consent of all, not majority: Opposition
02 Jan

After rejecting the Centre's two borrowing options on goods and services tax shortfall compensation, the Opposition-ruled states have demanded that th ...

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GST collection at Rs 86,449 crore in August 2020
02 Jan

The gross GST collection in August stood at Rs 86,449 crore, down from Rs 87,422 crore collected in July, the Finance Ministry said on Tuesday.The rev ...

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Consider more legally viable options for GST dues to states: Delhi CM
02 Jan

Delhi Chief Minister CM Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday (September 1) wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Goods and Services Tax (GST) compensation ...

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Govt extends FY 20 GSTR-4 filing date for composition dealers till October 31
01 Jan

The government on Monday extended by 2 months the due date for filing of annual GST returns for 2019-20 by composition dealers to October 31. This is ...

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Seven States, One Union Territory Oppose Centre’s Proposal To Meet GST Shortfall
01 Jan

As many as seven non-BJP ruled states, including Kerala and Punjab, besides Union Territory Puducherry on Monday rejected the central government's sug ...

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Punjab wants arbitration to settle GST disputes
01 Jan

Punjab has demanded the setting up of an arbitration mechanism provided under the GST laws to settle disputes, even as several Opposition-ruled states ...

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Tamil Nadu and Kerala rejects Centre’s options for GST compensation
01 Jan

Chief Minister Edapaddi K. Palaniswami has written to Prime Minister Modi urging him agree to a mechanism in which the Centre would raise the required ...

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Centre unlikely to change the GST compensation formula
31 Jan

The government is unlikely to give in to demands for changing the compensation formula for goods and services tax (GST) despite opposition-ruled state ...

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GST Network starts providing auto-drafted ITC statement to taxpayers
31 Jan

The GST Network on August 29 started providing auto-drafted input tax credit (ITC) statement GSTR-2B which would assist the taxpayers in determining t ...

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Forcing GST debt on states will lead to 'brute power of centralism': Bengal FM
31 Jan

West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra on Sunday said that the Centre's suggestion to states to borrow for meeting the shortfall in revenue from Good ...

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Opposition ruled states likely to reject Centre’s GST options
31 Jan

A number of states, particularly opposition-ruled ones, are set to reject the two borrowing options proposed by the Centre to meet the deficit in the ...

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GST compensation fund likely to continue beyond 5 year transition period
31 Jan

The Goods and Service Tax (GST) compensation fund can continue beyond the five-year transition period if a steep fall in revenue from the levy means t ...

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RBI likely to prefer borrowing by center on behalf States for GST compensation
29 Jan

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is likely to prefer that the Centre borrows and gives money to the states toward goods and services tax (GST) compensa ...

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After FM said two-wheelers merit a GST cut, bike makers fear buyers may postpone purchases
29 Jan

The two-wheeler industry’s hopes were dashed on August 27 when Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made no announcement about a reduction in goods and ...

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GST rate cut will boost two-wheeler firms' Earning Per Share
29 Jan

A GST rate cut would be positive for two wheelers and boost their earnings per share, global brokerage CLSA said on Friday.Indian Finance Minister Nir ...

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Easing FRBM limit by 50 bps not adequate, say Kerala, Punjab
29 Jan

Kerala is set to reject both borrowing options put on the table by the Centre to meet the GST compensation shortfall for FY21, even as other states qu ...

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After 5-hr meet on GST compensation, states get 7 days to choose from 2 options
28 Jan

The Centre on Thursday offered two options to states to compensate them amid inadequate cess collections under the goods and services tax (GST) regime ...

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GST panel considers borrowings to compensate states
28 Jan

The Centre and states on Thursday converged on the need to borrow more funds to meet the latter’s compensation requirement due to an estimated Rs 3-la ...

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GST hike on tobacco products may bring double whammy; tobacco farming gives livelihood to crores of people
28 Jan

With dwindling GST collections due to pandemic induced lockdown and sluggish recovery in demand, GST Council in its 41st meeting is likely to delibera ...

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A GST cut may prove to be encouraging for two-wheeler companies
28 Jan

The observation by the finance ministry that the two-wheeler sector merits a lower GST (goods and services tax) rate may result in another round of st ...

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Proposals presented by finance minister on GST compensation are unclear: states
28 Jan

The two options presented by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman towards the end of the marathon GST Council meeting on Thursday have left states with ...

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Two-wheelers to become cheaper, GST Council may revise tax slab in its meeting
27 Jan

A good news may come for two-wheeler companies and the customers as the GST Council meeting on Thursday. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had signa ...

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No recovery of interest on gross basis for past GST dues: CBIC
27 Jan

Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) on Wednesday clarified that Goods and Services Tax (GST) authorities will not recover interest from ...

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Before the GST Council meet, opposition states accuse Centre of ‘betrayal'
27 Jan

A day earlier than the crucial GST Council meeting to debate compensation cost to states, states ruled by opposition events accused the Narendra Modi ...

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States may require more than 3 Lakh Crore GST compensation in FY21
27 Jan

States may need compensation in the range of Rs 3.1-3.6 lakh crore this year for a “shortfall” in GST collections, with additional market borrowings a ...

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GST rates may be revised for two wheelers, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman
26 Jan

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council would look into the auto industry’s demand for lowering t ...

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States will face tax crisis due to Covid-19
26 Jan

The Covid-19 pandemic has worsened the economic slowdown in India. The slowdown was evident with a slide in the GDP growth rate since the last quarter ...

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GST Council like apex authorities can be set up for land, labour, power: RBI
26 Jan

The Reserve Bank on Tuesday suggested setting up GST Council type apex authorities for land, labour and power to drive structural reforms and expedite ...

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GST tax rates have reduced significantly under GST regime: FM
25 Jan

GST, which subsumed about 17 local levies, was rolled out on July 1, 2017. Jaitley held the finance portfolio in the first term of the Modi government ...

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Compensation cess on tobacco products can generate Rs 49,740 crore: GST Council
25 Jan

Public health groups along with doctors and economists have urged the GST Council to increase compensation cess on all tobacco products which is expec ...

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All India Food Processors' Association (AIFPA) seeks lower GST rates on packaged food products
25 Jan

Ahead of the GST Council meeting on 27 August, the All India Food Processors’ Association (AIFPA), an industry body that represents several large and ...

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44 top Indian companies challange Indirect Tax Department over anti profiteering under GST
25 Jan

The Delhi High Court (HC) on Monday heard 37 goods and services tax (GST) anti-profiteering writ petitions, including ones filed by Johnson & John ...

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Regional beverage companies under intense scrutiny from GST officials
25 Jan

Regional beverage makers are facing heightened scrutiny from GST officials over tax evasion as many of them were found to be claiming that their proud ...

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Aadhaar authentication for new GST registration is active from August 21
24 Jan

"Aadhaar authentication for new registration would substantially enhance ease of doing businesses for genuine businesses," he said. "This measure is e ...

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CBIC makes virtual hearing mandatory for GST appeal cases
24 Jan

The CBIC has asked GST field offices to conduct hearings in GST appeal cases via video conferencing for their expeditious disposal while ensuring soci ...

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Indian Beverage Association asks Finance Minister to remove colas from sin tax
24 Jan

The Indian Beverage Association (IBA), which represents the country’s biggest soft drinks makers including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Parle Agro and Red Bull ...

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GST Registration after Physical Verification of Biz Place If Aadhaar Not Authenticated: CBIC
22 Jan

In a notification, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) said when an applicant for GST registration opts for authentication of Aadha ...

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41st GST Council Meet: Covid Makes For Grim Backdrop As Battle Brews Over Revenue Sharing
22 Jan

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council has scheduled two important meetings on August 27 and September 19. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had e ...

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How a Builder Escaped Penalty Despite Being Guilty Of Profiteering
22 Jan

In a first of its kind order dated 14th Aug 2020, the National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) has given a reprieve to a real estate company despite ...

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41st GST Council Meet: Compensation to states for revenue losses under the indirect tax regime
21 Jan

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council has scheduled two important meetings on August 27 and September 19, according to senior Government sources. F ...

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NAA didn’t impose Penalty on Eldeco Infrastructure for denying benefit of ITC to Flat Buyers
21 Jan

The National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) found M/s Eldeco Infrastructure & Properties Private Limited guilty of profiteering but did not imp ...

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Hike in cess on sin goods like cigarettes on the agenda of August GST Council meet
20 Jan

The much-awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting is likely to be held on August 27 and another meeting will be scheduled on September 19, ...

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Madhya Pradesh HC grants Bail to Promoters of Bhopal based Som Distilleries for alleged Tax Evasion
20 Jan

The Madhya Pradesh High Court granted the bail to the promoters of Bhopal based Som Distilleries for alleged Tax Evasion on furnishing a personal bond ...

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Functionality to help GST payers on ITC eligibility enabled by GST Network
19 Jan

GST Network on Tuesday said it has enabled a functionality to help GST payers know their input tax credit (ITC) eligibility in their Annual Return, ma ...

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Rajasthan HC directs GST Council to accept the filing of TRAN-1 for petitioners to get the benefit of CENVAT Credit
19 Jan

The Rajasthan High court directed the GST Council to issue a recommendation to the Commissioner to enable petitioners to get the benefit of CENVAT cre ...

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HC rejects the plea seeking lower GST on Sanitizers and Masks
19 Jan

A public interest litigation (PIL) was on Friday moved in the Delhi High Court seeking direction to the center to classify masks and sanitizers as ess ...

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GST Council To Explore Making E-Way Bills Must For Moving Gold Within States
18 Jan

A Group of Ministers has agreed that states can individually decide to make e-way bills mandatory for the movement of gold within their territory to c ...

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Punjab and Haryana HC: GST Authorities to consider PIL for Reclassification of AUS Ingredient Based Sanitizers
18 Jan

The Punjab and Haryana High Court directed the GST Authorities to consider PIL for reclassification of Ayurvedic/ Unani/ Siddha (AUS) Ingredient Based ...

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Inspection, Search, and Seizure for goods kept under illegal custody upheld by Kerala HC
18 Jan

The Kerala High Court upheld the inspection, search and seizure under Section 67 of the CGST Act for goods kept under illegal custody and an amount of ...

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Mixed response from jewellery sector on reverse mechanism proposal
17 Jan

A proposal by a group of ministers for GST amendment on the gem and jewellery sector elicited a mixed response from the trade.To plug loopholes in col ...

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Notice to GST Commissioner for various TRAN issues: Madras HC
17 Jan

The Madras High Court issued the notice to the Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner of Central Excise and GST for various TRAN issues. In the writ ...

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View: Clean up GST, to increase income tax collections
17 Jan

The Prime Minister has launched a tax reform programme that would further reduce the personal interaction between taxmen and taxpayers. This is meant ...

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22% hike in GST collection this July in Faridabad
17 Jan

The GST collection in the district, which took a severe beating in April this year due to the lockdown, has charted a recovery path. While it has grow ...

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Over Rs 17 crore tax evasion by cement manufacturer detected by GST intelligence
13 Jan

The GST intelligence officials have detected over Rs 17 crore tax evasion by a major cement manufacturer in Satna and arrested one of its directors, a ...

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Coming soon: GST technological maintenance to ease compliance and fill up leaks
13 Jan

Filing goods and services tax (GST) returns will be easier with technological changes set to be introduced over the next few months, while putting on ...

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AAR rules that manufacturing and supply of Railway Parts will attract 12% GST rate
13 Jan

The Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR), Karnataka ruled that 12% GST applicable to manufacturing and supplying of the Railway parts including knuckle, ...

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GST Council likely to consider hiking cess on sin goods
13 Jan

The upcoming GST Council, which shall meet on only single point agenda, anytime in August, to iron out measures to meet the compensation requirements, ...

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AAR denies ITC on GST paid on lease premium charges towards Land lease for business purpose
13 Jan

The Telangana Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) held that the applicant, M/s. Daicel Chiral Technologies (India) Private Limited is not eligible to av ...

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Telangana AAR: 5% GST on Food Supplied to Hospitals
13 Jan

The Telangana State Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that 5% GST is applicable on food supplied to hospitals including private hospitals, gover ...

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GSTR 1 and 3B to be linked to determine input tax credit and liability
11 Jan

In an effort to plug goods and services tax (GST) evasion and frauds and ease compliance, the existing GST return filing system is being enhanced to h ...

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Company found Guilty for Profiteering for not reducing base price when GST was reduced from 28% to 18%: NAA
11 Jan

The National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA), while imposing a penalty on a Company for not reducing the base price despite the GST rate reduction f ...

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Tax Officials directed by Madras High Court to grant GSTN for Transition of Credit
11 Jan

The Madras High Court directed the Commercial Tax Officials Goods and Service Tax Network(GSTN) for migration or transition of credit.The petitioner, ...

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Experts bat Smooth execution of GST filing system without technical glitches
11 Jan

Smooth execution sans technical glitches is critical for the revamped and simplified goods and service tax (GST) return filing system, said experts.Th ...

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Coaching classes are not eligible for GST exemption: AAR
10 Jan

Coaching classes are not exempt from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and will attract a GST at 18 per cent, this was reiterated by a ruling given by ...

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CBIC facilitates Functionality to file Revocation Application for cancelled GST Registration
10 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs  ( CBIC ) has enabled the Functionality to file revocation application for canceled GST Registrat ...

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Generation and quoting of DIN on any communication to GST Taxpayers mandated by Kerala GST Dept.
10 Jan

The Kerala GST department on Tuesday mandated the generation and quoting of Document Identification Number (DIN) on any communication to GST Taxpayers ...

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AAR: Immovable Properties with No Distinct Goods and Services attract Work Contracts
08 Jan

The Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) Maharashtra came up with a ruling that clarifies that immovable properties with no distinct goods and services w ...

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GST e-invoices to roll out from October 1 for companies with revenue above 500 Crore
08 Jan

Implementation of e-invoicing for companies over Rs 500 crore revenue will begin from October 1, the Group of Ministers on information technology for ...

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Offline Tool to prepare Form GSTR-4 Annual Return by Composition Taxpayers enabled by GST portal
08 Jan

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Portal has enabled the offline tool to prepare to form GSTR-4 Annual Return by Composition Taxpayers. An EXCEL based ...

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GST Returns data for the year 2017 restored on GST Portal
07 Jan

The Goods and Services Tax ( GST ) Portal has restored the GST Returns data for the year 2017. In a statement published in GST Portal said that, ...

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AAR: Amount recovered from Other Government departments for doing Research Work & Study, to make policies is exempted
07 Jan

The Madhya Pradesh Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that the amount recovered by the applicant, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governan ...

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Notices to large number of firms declaring lower sales to avoid tax
07 Jan

Businesses used to under-report their turnovers and investment sizes, sometimes floating new companies and carving out part businesses to them, in ord ...

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Network capacity of GST portal doubled to handle 3 Lakh users
07 Jan

Taxpayers can look forward to fewer glitches on the Goods and Service Tax (GST) portal while filing returns and submitting documents as the portal has ...

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Fiscal health of states exposed to key risk
06 Jan

The state governments, which are at the frontline of addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, are facing a severe revenue shock, which could be exacerbated b ...

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Toyota forced to go slow on hybrids due to Covid, High GST rates
06 Jan

The pandemic and high GST rates have forced Toyota Kirloskar Motor to postpone the launch of the hybrid version of some of its models even as the curr ...

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Punjab’s GST inflow 38% short in April-July
05 Jan

The Punjab government has suffered a dent of 38% in its gross goods and services tax (GST) collection in the first four months of the current fiscal d ...

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Delhi HC allows Samsonite to deposit Profiteered Amount within 6 months
05 Jan

The Delhi HC via video conferencing allows Samsonite to deposit the principal profiteered amount of Rs. 21.2 crores (after adjustment of Rs. 3 crores ...

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Tax credit on services under GST allowed by Gujarat HC
04 Jan

The Gujarat High Court has allowed a footwear company to claim credit for taxes paid on service inputs under the goods and services tax (GST) regime, ...

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GST collections drop to Rs 87,422 crore in July
04 Jan

Goods and Services Tax collections in India are limping back to normalcy with the government clocking gross GST revenue of Rs 87,422 crore in July 202 ...

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Due date for filing GST returns extended
04 Jan

The Delhi Goods and Service Tax Department notified the Delhi Goods and Services Tax (Tenth Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2019.For the purpose of fu ...

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GST e-invoicing for businesses notified by CBIC
01 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has notified e-invoicing for businesses with turnover above Rs 500 crore, increasing the thresh ...

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Govt junks new GST return format
01 Jan

The staff and officials at the GST Network (GSTN), the IT backbone of the GST, are apparently disappointed at the government's decision to junk the ne ...

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Gujarat HC reads down Explanation to GST Rule denying Refund
01 Jan

A two-judge bench of the Gujarat High Court has categorically held that the Explanation (a) to Rule 89(5) of the CGST Rules which denies the refund of ...

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CBIC notifies Schema for E-Invoice, SEZ units excluded
31 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs ( CBIC ) on Thursday notified the Schema for E-Invoice for implementing e-invoicing, a form of electro ...

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Centre not obliged to pay for shortfall in GST compensation fund
31 Jan

The Attorney General has opined that there is no obligation on the central government to pay the GST compensation shortfall to states and the GST Coun ...

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Govt tells panel it has no money to pay states their GST share
31 Jan

Three years since the grand launch of the GST regime in 2017, the government has for the first time admitted that it has no money to pay the state gov ...

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Pressure on states for GST rate rationalisation
30 Jan

States are under fresh pressure to agree to rationalisation of GST rates by reworking slabs and raising the levy on garments and footwear as the Centr ...

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GST intelligence unearths role of mafia
30 Jan

Agents transporting goods like arecanut to other states take GST registration in the name of economically backward people; if the consignment is caugh ...

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GST council can take call on borrowing from market
30 Jan

The attorney general has said the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Council can decide whether a market borrowing mechanism can be established to compensate ...

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GST cess falls 42% short in FY20
29 Jan

The Centre made up a 42% shortfall in Goods and Services Tax compensation cess collection in 2019-20 by using balance of cess from previous years, plu ...

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Relief likely for auto sector on GST, road tax, cess
29 Jan

In light of the ongoing difficulties being faced by the Indian auto industry, the government is in the process of formulating a policy that would driv ...

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Centre pays ₹13,000 crore GST compensation to States and UTs
28 Jan

The Centre has released the last tranche of GST Compensation amounting over ₹13,000 crore to States and Union Territories. With this, the total pay-ou ...

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Taxmen dodge massive GST fraud as exporters claiming Rs 2,000 cr refund go missing on verification
28 Jan

As many as 1,474 exporters have gone untraceable after fraudulently claiming over Rs 2,000 crore of integrated GST (I-GST) refunds, in what shows the ...

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Guidelines to file periodic Return in GSTR-3B to avoid Incorrect Disclosure of ITC issued by Kerela Government
27 Jan

The Commissioner of Kerala Goods and Service Tax issued the detailed guidelines in the form of a circular so as to guide people to file the periodic r ...

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Penalty proceedings of 75 Cr. against Patanjali Ayurved by Anti-Profiteering Authority stayed by Delhi High Court
27 Jan

The Delhi High Court on Friday stayed the penalty proceedings initiated against Patanjali Ayurved for allegedly profiteering Rs 75 crore through sale ...

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Praja Arogya Vedika (PAV) has appealed to Exempt GST on COVID products
27 Jan

Praja Arogya Vedika (PAV) has appealed to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to exempt all COVID-19 related equipment/products, including soaps ...

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Racket involved in Rs 150 crore GST evasion unearthed in Surat
25 Jan

A racket involved in fradulently availing Goods and Services Tax (GST) credit has been busted in Surat by Directorate General of Goods and Services Ta ...

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M/S MAGNAMIND VENTURES (P) LTD. Versus THE STATE OF KERALA
25 Jan

On 21.05.2020 when the matter came up for admission court directed the learned Counsel to get specific instructions as to how much amounts can be paid ...

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Government dumps new GST return system; existing one will be continued with modified version
24 Jan

The government plans to improve existing GST return filing system instead of rolling out a new model. The new system was supposed to be launched on 1 ...

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GST e-invoicing for businesses with Rs 500-cr turnover from Oct 1
24 Jan

The government will notify a new GST e-invoice scheme under which businesses with turnover of Rs 500 crore and above will generate all invoices on a c ...

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Directions from Chhattisgarh HC: Allow TRAN-1 & TRAN-2 Return Filing If failure of Appellant was due to Technical Glitches on Common Portal
24 Jan

The Chhattisgarh High Court directed the Commissioner to refer the matter to the GST Council so as to allow TRAN-1 & TRAN-2 return filing if failu ...

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Finance Secretary says, GST rates can be reduced further as tax base increases
24 Jan

GST rates can be reduced further once the tax base increases and everyone pays taxes properly, Finance Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey said on Thursday. ...

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No Input Tax Credit can be claimed on Purchase of Paver Blocks laid on Land: Maharashtra AAR
23 Jan

The Maharashtra Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that Input Tax Credit (ITC) cannot be claimed on the purchase of paver blocks laid on land.
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Directorate General of GST Intelligence detects Rs 72 crore tax evasion
23 Jan

The Directorate General of Goods and Service Tax Intelligence unveiled evasion of tax of more than Rs 72 crore by a racket of clandestine clearance of ...

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AAR rules that 18% GST is applicable on renting non A/C buses in the name of APSRTC
23 Jan

The Authority for Advance Ruling(AAR) of Andhra Pradesh ruled that 18% Goods and Services Tax (GST) applicable on renting the Non-Air conditioned buse ...

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CBIC enables Filing Form GSTR-4 Annual Return by Composition Taxpayers on GST Portal.
22 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs ( CBIC ) has enabled the Filing Form GSTR-4 Annual Return by Composition Taxpayers on GST Portal.
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GST: Input Tax Credit can’t be claimed on Lift procured and Installed in Hotel Buildings, says AAR
22 Jan

The applicant has sought the advance ruling on the issue of whether Input tax credit on Purchase of Lift would be available to Hotel as it has been us ...

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GST: ITC can be claimed on Water Slides but not on Site Development and Swimming Pools, rules AAR
22 Jan

The Authority consisting of its members Manoj Kumar Chobey and Virendra Kumar Jain ruled that the applicant is eligible to avail the ITC on the purcha ...

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GST recovery orders during lockdown cancelled: Gujarat HC
21 Jan

The Gujarat high court has recently quashed GST department's recovery orders because they were passed after the firms and traders failed to remain pre ...

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Mahindra lifespaces profiteered in Chennai project: National Anti-profiteering Authority
21 Jan

National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) has upheld profiteering allegation against Mahindra Lifespaces for its Chennai-based Avadi project.The alle ...

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Time limit for availing transitional credit under GST is mandatory: Madras HC
20 Jan

The Madras High Court has ruled that the time limit for availing transitional credit is mandatory and not directory. This is just opposite to the De ...

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Pending GST registrations to be cleared by CBIC under 'Special Drive' by July 30
20 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) on Friday notified to clear pending GST registrations under ‘special drive’ by July 30, 2020. ...

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Fraudulent GST refund claims worth Rs 1,875 crore blocked by Government
20 Jan

The government has blocked fraudulent Goods and Services Tax (GST) refund claims worth Rs 1,875 crore involving 1,377 exporters after their addresse ...

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Calcutta high court allows the assessee to make copy of seized documents.
18 Jan

The High Court of Calcutta has held that the taxpayer is empowered to make a copy of the seized document under Section 67 (5) under Chapter XIV of the ...

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GST fraud: 1,377 ‘risky exporters’ who claimed Rs 1,875 crore refunds not traceable in principal place of business.
18 Jan

NEW DELHI: Over 1,300 exporters who had claimed GST tax refunds of Rs 1,875 crore were untraceable at their principal place of business in a massive v ...

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GST collection in West Bengal drops marginally in June
17 Jan

Collection of revenue under Goods and Services Tax (GST) from centrally administered assessees in West Bengal dropped marginally in June 2020, an of ...

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Chartered Accountant accused of Rs. 100 Crore GST scam was allowed bail by Rajasthan High Court
17 Jan

The High Court of Rajasthan allowed the bail to the person alleged to have created fake invoices to wrongfully availing input tax credit (ITC). T ...

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GST is applicable on Transfer of a business as a going concern
16 Jan

The Andhra Pradesh Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that the business of the applicant, Shilpa Medicare Limited of Andhra Pradesh unit, as a ...

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CBIC issues clarification on GST on Hand Sanitizers.
16 Jan

It is stated that hand sanitizers attract GST at a rate of 18%. Sanitizers are disinfectants like soaps, anti-bacterial liquids, Dettol, etc which a ...

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GST refund issues faced by exporters as government makes invoice matching compulsory for input tax credit
16 Jan

Many exporters are facing a working capital crunch as they have run into refund problems after a recent government circular said exporters would not b ...

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Supply of Mud Engineering Services doesn’t Qualify as Composite Service, hence no GST applicable
15 Jan

The Andhra Pradesh Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that the Goods and Service Tax (GST) is not applicable to the supply of mud engineering s ...

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Due date for filing annual return by composition dealers for 2019-20 extended till August 31
15 Jan

The government has extended the due date for filing annual return by composition dealers for 2019-20 till August 31. The Central Board of Indire ...

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Copy of Seized Documents under GST can be made by assessee: Calcutta HC
15 Jan

The High Court of Calcutta has held that the taxpayer is empowered to make a copy of the seized document under Section 67 (5) under Chapter XIV of t ...

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GST at the rate of 18% is applicable on Alcohol based hand sanitizers
14 Jan

The Authority consists of members J.K. Meena and Sarita S. Gadgil ruled that Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers manufactured by the applicant are covered b ...

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GST consensus under strain as revenues dry up in states
14 Jan

Consensus has guided 40 meetings of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council since its inception, but differences between the Centre and fiscally st ...

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GST on maintenance is valid: AAR to south Mumbai society
14 Jan

In a setback to a Nariman Point cooperative housing society (CHS), the GST-Authority for Advance Rulings, Maharashtra, has held that its activities ...

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Prasad Cinema Penalised by GST Anti-Profiteering Body
13 Jan

The government’s GST probe body has held that Hyderabad’s Prasad Cinema profiteered as it failed to reduce ticket prices even after the applicable goo ...

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GST on auto fuels will aid oil firms, customers
13 Jan

Bringing petrol and diesel under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime will help retail consumers, commercial entities and oil companies. The fixing ...

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Gaursons Realtech found guilty of profiteering Rs. 20 Crore
13 Jan

The GST anti-profiteering authority has found Ghaziabad-based Gaursons Realtech guilty of not passing on lower tax rate benefits worth Rs ...

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GST Compensation Period: States likely to push for 5 year extension
11 Jan

Witnessing a sharp decline in the GST revenue due to the pandemic and the following lockdown and disruptions in economic activities across the count ...

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No GST is levied on Admission or Membership Fees: Maharashtra AAAR
11 Jan

Membership or admission fee collected by clubs cannot be termed as supply of service and therefore is not liable to goods and services tax (GST), th ...

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Punjab and Haryana HC allows to avail TRAN-1 credit in July 2020 3B return
11 Jan

The High Court of Punjab and Haryana directed the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Authority to permit Petitioner to upload TRAN-I on or before June 30, ...

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IT Software related Consulting Services in Oracle ERP are liable to GST: AAR
10 Jan

The Authority ruled that GST is applicable to IT software related consulting services in Oracle ERP as the said activity satisfies the conditions of S ...

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Centre-state ties under strain as revenues dry up
10 Jan

After the June Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had said the government was planning to have a single ...

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Govt moves SC against Bharti Airtel
09 Jan

The central government has moved the Supreme Court challenging a Delhi High Court (HC) order that allowed Bharti Airtel to claim goods and services ta ...

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Mis-classification of hand sanitisers results in quarrel between Government and Industry
09 Jan

Multiple goods and services tax (GST) rates have now become a bone of contention between hand sanitiser manufacturers and the government.
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GST committee considering demand for extending FY20 returns filing date for composition dealers
08 Jan

The CBIC on Tuesday said the GST Implementation Committee is considering the demand for extending the due date for filing of annual return for 2019-20 ...

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18% applicable on GST on Depository Contribution Works
08 Jan

The Authority consists of members Manasa Gangotri Kata and Thiru Kurinji Selvan V.S., while saying TANGEDCO is a ‘Government Entity, ruled that GST is ...

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Maharashtra AAR ruling provides GST relief to MNCs on expats salary
08 Jan

A  recent observation by Maharashtra Authority of Advance Rulings (AAR) resulted in the ruling that GST will not be applicable if the Indian proj ...

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12% GST on Agreement of Supply of Services on Transportation of Goods by Road
07 Jan

The Maharashtra Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that 12% of GST is applicable to the agreement of supply of services in relation to transporta ...

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Resolution Professionals / Liquidators queue up to avail GST Registrations in their own Names at the earliest: MCA & CBIC to Rethink
07 Jan

A recent GST ruling of the West Bengal Authority of Advance Ruling has mandated that a resolution professional since he is selling goods, has to be re ...

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No GST on Salary Expenses Accounted to meet Indian Accounting Requirements
06 Jan

The applicant sought the advance ruling on the issue of whether the Goods and Services Tax is applicable to the accounting entry made for the purpose ...

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Software services to Indian firm's overseas client liable to GST
06 Jan

A firm that provided software-related consultancy services in Oracle ERP sought AAR seeking a ruling on whether the services provided by it to the for ...

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GST consensus under strain as revenues dry up in states
06 Jan

Consensus has guided 40 meetings of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council since its inception, but differences between the Centre and fiscally stre ...

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Nil Late Fee on GSTR-3B: System not Updated, Excess Amount would be re-credited soon
03 Jan

The Goods and Services Tax portal has today said that the system has not been updated according to the change in the late fee for the delay in GSTR-3B ...

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GSTN issues Advisory on Filing NIL Form GSTR-1 through SMS on GST Portal
03 Jan

The Goods and Services Tax Network ( GSTN ) has issued the advisory on filing NIL Form GSTR-1 through SMS on GST Portal. A taxpayer may now file NIL F ...

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June GST collections stand at Rs 90,917 crore
02 Jan

Goods and service tax (GST) collections for June 2020 clocked Rs 90,917 crore at gross levels, 9% lower than the same month last year.The collections ...

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Auto manufacturers demand reduction in GST from 28 to 18%
02 Jan

Worried over huge losses due to Covid-19, auto parts manufacturers in Ludhiana are demanding that Goods and Services Tax (GST) be reduced from 28% to ...

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GST 3.0 can prove to be a harbinger of growth and revival
01 Jan

Moving further towards a simplified and technology-enabled robust GST system is not only critical for sustainable growth but also imperative for ease ...

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As GST enters fourth year, biggest challenge would be to devise ways to compensate the states
01 Jan

GST faces its toughest test as it enters its fourth year. The upcoming challenge to GST, however, does not stem from its design or structure or the wa ...

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Central GST Revenue Drops 70% For March-April
01 Jan

The central government’s share in the goods and services tax collected in April and May fell to about a third of what it was a year earlier as the Cov ...

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Centre needs to borrow and make up for states’ GST losses
30 Jan

The central government has no other go, but to borrow from the market and make up for states’ Goods and Services Tax (GST) losses even though this obl ...

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Traders will be able to file GST Return through SMS
30 Jan

The government collects GST from everyone but sometimes we are not able to process GST returns, now taxpayer traders in Goods and Services Tax (GST) c ...

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Realty firms have time till Jun 30 to pay GST on shortfall in input procurement from dealers
29 Jan

Real estate companies that opted for lower GST rates of 1 per cent and 5 per cent from April 1, 2019, but could not procure 80 per cent of the total s ...

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CBIC further extends Time Limit for Completion or Compliance of any Action, till Aug 30, 2020
29 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) on Saturday notified the further extension of the limit for completion or compliance of any act ...

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GST Council borrowings for compensation needs to widen general govt debt
27 Jan

Any borrowing by the GST Council to make good the shortfall in revenue of states would add up to the debt of both the central and state governments, t ...

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CBIC notifies corrigendum for Amended GST Rates under GST Composition Scheme and Waiver of Late Fee for delay in filing GSTR-1- March to June 2020
27 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) on 26-06-2020 issued the Corrigendum for the amended GST rates under GST Scheme and Waiver of l ...

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CBIC waives off late fee on late GST filing
26 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has notified waiver of late fee, capping of late fee at Rs 500 in some cases, interest payable ...

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Karnataka taxmen detect 60 GST registrations linked to Chinese national
26 Jan

The Commercial Taxes Department has sealed off an undeclared warehouse with imported goods worth Rs 4 crore in Bengaluru with 60 GST registrations lin ...

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After paratha, ready-to-eat popcorn to attract 18% GST,
25 Jan

Ready-to-eat popcorn, which is typically associated with fun times, will fall under the 18% GST bracket, Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR) said in a ...

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GST Registration is required for Medical Stores run by Charitable Trust
25 Jan

The applicant, M/s Nagri Eye Research Foundation is a Charitable Trust and is running a medical store where medicines are given at a lower rate and th ...

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Companies facing cash crunch may have to reverse GST credit on delayed payments to vendors
24 Jan

Companies which have postponed vendor payments due to a liquidity crunch brought on by the Covid-19 crisis will have to face further working capital w ...

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No GST on Security Service and Supply of Manpower to Government Departments
24 Jan

The Authority consisting of Sanjay Saxena and Mohit Agarwal ruled that the applicant is eligible to claim exemption benefit under Sr. No.3 of Notifica ...

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28% of GST is applicable on Manufacturing of Change over Switch, Emulator, Timing Advance Processor, Pressure Gauge
23 Jan

The Gujarat Authority of Advance ruling (AAR) that the 28% (14% SGST and 14% CGST) of Goods and Service Tax (GST) is applicable to the manufacturing o ...

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Kerala becomes the first State to adopt second level verification for new GST registrations
23 Jan

In an effort to curb ‘benami’ businesses under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, Kerala has become probably the first State to introduce second ...

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PPF, bank interest to be included for calculating GST registration threshold
23 Jan

An individual, not engaged in any business, had filed an application before the Gujarat bench of AAR asking whether interest received from the savings ...

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ITC cannot be availed on GST paid for hiring vehicles for employee transportation
22 Jan

Companies will not be able to claim an input tax credit (ITC) for GST paid on hiring commercial vehicles for transportation of employees, if providing ...

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Developed land sold as plots will attract GST
22 Jan

GST will be levied on the sale of land for which primary amenities - such as drainage, waterline, and electricity - have been provided by real estate ...

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Kerala to Conduct Verification in premises of Newly Registered Persons under Central Jurisdiction
22 Jan

The Commissioner of State Tax, Kerala issued circular empowering the enforcement squads to conduct verification in the business place of such new GST ...

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Supreme Court stays Delhi HC Judgment directing Dept to open GST TRAN-1 till 30th June 2020
20 Jan

The Supreme Court of India today stayed Delhi High Court Judgment directing GST Department to open the facility to file GST Tran-1 till 30th June 2020 ...

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Now pay GST on purchase of plots too
20 Jan

In what could lead to a major setback for the real estate sector, the Gujarat Advance Ruling Authority (AAR) has recently passed an order saying that ...

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18% GST applicable on Royalty Paid for Licensing Services for Right to Use Minerals including its Exploration and Evaluation
20 Jan

The Gujarat Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that 18% of GST is applicable to the royalty paid for Licensing services for the right to use mine ...

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Interest on PPF, savings bank deposit to be included for calculating GST registration threshold
19 Jan

The value of exempted income, like interest on PPF, savings bank account and loans given to family/friends, will be included along with taxable suppli ...

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GST trouble for aviation, hospitality and travel companies
19 Jan

Several aviation, hospitality, and telecom companies are facing the dual burden of paying Goods and Services Tax (GST) dues in cash even as input tax ...

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Goods purchased, sold overseas liable to GST in India
19 Jan

The Gujarat Authority on Advance Rulings has said that goods and services tax (GST) will be payable on goods sold to an overseas customer shipped dire ...

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Indore-based businessman held for GST evasion worth Rs 233 crore
18 Jan

Indore-based businessman Kishore Wadhwani has been arrested by the regional unit of the Directorate of GST Intelligence for alleged evasion of GST to ...

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Coffee growers seek extension of loan moratorium, exemption of GST on inputs
18 Jan

The coffee growers and the coffee industry, which has financial loss estimated at ₹700 crore owing to lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, have demanded ...

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GST late fee waiver unfair, say those who have paid
17 Jan

GST council's decision to waive late fee for assesses who have not filed any of their GST returns from July 2017 till March 2020 has raised several ey ...

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Delhi HC directs GST Authority to Open Online Portal to enable Petitioner to File revised declaration TRAN-1 electronically or manually
17 Jan

The High Court of Delhi recently directed the GST Authority to open an online portal to enable Petitioner to file revised declaration TRAN-1 electro ...

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Officials push for hike in GST levies
16 Jan

It may not be politically palatable, but officials are pushing for quickly reworking GST slabs, along with a rise in levies, while correcting the inve ...

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Allow airlines to use GST credit on spares for economy-class operations, say experts
16 Jan

After failing to get any major stimulus for the airline sector, major domestic airlines want the Government to allow the GST credit on spares be used ...

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Lockdown delays new GST registrations
15 Jan

Businesses applying for goods and services tax (GST) registrations have faced delays of as many as 60 days during the lockdown period, compared to the ...

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CBIC clarifies on Ready-to-eat frozen parotas to attract 18% GST and 5% for plain parotas
15 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) in a series of tweets clarified on Friday that the Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) has decide ...

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GST Council Meet: Relief for small taxpayers
13 Jan

The Goods and Services Tax Council on Friday decided to further ease compliance burden of businesses by providing relief on late free and interest pay ...

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GST Council halves interest on delayed filing of returns
13 Jan

In a relief to small taxpayers with turnover up to Rs 5 crore, the GST Council on Friday halved the interest on delayed filing of GST returns for Febr ...

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Parotas are not rotis and will attract a higher GST of 18%
13 Jan

A non-finicky eater couldn’t care less if he or she is having rotis or parotas for dinner. After all, they are both a kind of Indian bread, typically ...

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GST Council set to meet today, likely to debate cess shortfall
12 Jan

The shortfall in goods and services tax (GST) cess collection, used for compensating states for their revenue losses, and the proposed compliance reli ...

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Salaries paid to company directors not to attract GST
11 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) on Wednesday said GST will not be levied on salaries paid to directors who are employees of the ...

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CBIC extends Data of Transition under GST of Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli till July 31, 2020
11 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) on Tuesday extended data of transition under Goods and Service Tax (GST) of Daman & Diu &am ...

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CBIC extends the validity of E-Way Bill till June 30, 2020
11 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) on Tuesday extended the validity of Electronic Way (E-way) (E-way) bills till June 30, 2020, fo ...

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GST Council urged to levy COVID19 cess on tobacco products, to generate Rs 50,000 crore
10 Jan

Public health groups along with doctors and economists have urged the GST Council to levy a special COVID19 cess on tobacco products to raise the reve ...

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Telangana AAR rules Applicability of GST on Ice Cream, Allied Products and Milk Shakes
10 Jan

The Authority of Advance ruling (AAR) ruled on the applicability of Goods and Service Tax (GST) on ice cream, allied products, and milkshakes. The app ...

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Centre Allows Filing Of SMS-Based Nil GST Return, To Benefit 22 Lakh Taxpayers
09 Jan

The government allowed the filing of nil monthly returns of goods and services tax (GST) through an SMS-based facility, in a bid to facilitate the tax ...

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Government rolls out faceless customs assessment
09 Jan

The new procedure called ‘turant customs’ seeks to offer quick clearance of imports after a remote and faceless assessment by officials located outsid ...

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GST reduction, scrappage policy to help revive CV industry: Ashok Leyland
08 Jan

Reduction in GST rate and introduction of scrappage policy would help in reviving the commercial vehicle sector which has been facing headwinds for qu ...

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18% GST applicable on Leased Premises for Cold Storage purpose of Agriculture Produce on Leasing Charges
08 Jan

The authority consists of Additional Commissioner of State Tax J. Laxminarayana and Joint Commissioner of Central Tax B. Raghukiran ruled that 18% of ...

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GST Council to meet on June 12
06 Jan

The GST Council is scheduled to meet on June 12 and likely to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on tax revenues, sources said. The 40th meet ...

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GST collections for business activities in April drop to Rs 43,000 crore
06 Jan

As business activities came to a virtual standstill mode during the month of April owing to the COVID-19 pandemic-led lockdown, the goods and services ...

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Centre releases Rs 36,400-crore GST compensation to states
05 Jan

Ahead of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting next week, the Centre on Thursday released compensation worth Rs 36,400 crore to states for ...

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Rohtak records 67 per cent fall in GST collection
05 Jan

The lockdown has taken a toll on the collection of the Good and Service Tax (GST) with the district witnessing more than 67 per cent fall in tax colle ...

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GST NAA finds Philips India guilty of profiteering Rs 4.53 lakh
04 Jan

The GST anti-profiteering authority has found Philips India guilty of not passing on GST rate cut benefit of more than Rs 4.53 lakh to consumers.The a ...

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GST blow to agriculture-based horse racing industry in Bengaluru
04 Jan

The crippling burden of tax has eaten into the reserves of turf clubs, leaving them with few options to shore up their fortunes and raising the prospe ...

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GST Council to discuss waiver of late fee for August 2017 to January 2020
02 Jan

The GST Council in its next meeting will discuss waiver of late fee for non-filing of GST returns for August 2017 to January 2020 period.In a tweet, t ...

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GSTN enables registration functionality for companies under IBC
02 Jan

The Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) on Sunday announced a new registration functionality for erstwhile registered entities who are now corporate ...

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Large companies fear losing out on GST credit if vendors, suppliers go bankrupt due to Covid crisis
01 Jan

With many small and medium enterprises staring at bankruptcy or severe business disruption due to the Covid-19 crisis, large companies that buy raw ma ...

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GST Council Meeting Likely to be Held on June 14 Via Video Conferencing
01 Jan

Amid pressure on tax collection, the all-powerful GST Council meeting is likely to be held on June 14, the first such meeting after the outbreak of CO ...

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Central GST collection falls 87% in April amid lockdown
01 Jan

Central goods and services tax (CGST) collection stood at Rs 5,934 crore in April, a fall of 87 per cent compared with the Rs 46,848 crore collected i ...

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Finance ministry not in favour of raising GST rates on non-essential items
30 Jan

The finance ministry is not in favour of raising Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates even on non-essential items at a time its revenue collections are ...

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A body supporting farmers urged the Centre to cut cigarette taxes to pre-GST levels
30 Jan

A body supporting farmers on Friday urged the Centre to be mindful of the financial distress of tobacco farmers amid the COVID pandemic and to reduce ...

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Supply services of Food and Drinks to Educational Institutions exempted from GST
29 Jan

The Authority consisting of members M.P. Ravi Prasad and Mashud Ur Rehman Faruqui ruled that the supply of services made by the applicant in the form ...

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CBIC enables Facility for Registration of Insolvency Resolution Professionals on GST Portal
29 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs ( CBIC ) has enabled the facility for registration of Insolvency Resolution Professionals/ Resolution ...

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18% GST applicable on Works Contract for NCBS
29 Jan

The Authority consisting of members M.P. Ravi Prasad and Mashud Ur Rehman Faruqui ruled that the work contract service provided by the applicant to th ...

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28% GST is applicable on Retrofitted Vehicle
28 Jan

The Authority consisting of members M.P. Ravi Prasad and Mashud Ur Rehman Faruqui ruled that the retrofitted vehicle merits classification under headi ...

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No ITC can be claimed on Tax Invoice addressed to Foreign Buyer, If the Applicant is not Recipient of Goods
28 Jan

The Authority consisting of members M.P. Ravi Prasad and Mashud Ur Rehman Faruqui ruled that in the case of manufacture of Die by the applicant and in ...

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Consumer companies seek GST cut to help push sales
27 Jan

Consumer-facing companies including makers of biscuits, ayurveda products, soaps and shampoos have asked the government to reduce the goods and servic ...

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CBIC clears Rs 11,052 cr GST refund claims since April 8
27 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes ( CBIC) on Monday said it has sanctioned GST refund claims worth Rs 11,052 crore in 47 days. In a tweet, the CBIC ...

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Tamil Nadu extends dates for GST compliances
26 Jan

The state government has promulgated the Tamil Nadu Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 on Friday to amend the Tamil Nadu Goods and Ser ...

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Finance Ministry has clarified on no plans to impose Covid cess on GST
25 Jan

The finance ministry has no plans to impose a calamity cess on the goods and services tax (GST) to raise resources for dealing with the Covid-19 pande ...

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India rules out GST waiver for businesses to fight virus woes
25 Jan

India’s Finance Ministry has ruled out GST waiver or deference to businesses as part of the economic relief package to help them cope with the situati ...

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Calamity cess on GST: plan on Govt table to tide over Covid crisis
23 Jan

In line with the disaster relief cess introduced in Kerala last year following the monsoon floods of 2018, the central government is considering a cal ...

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Maharashtra Govt. issues Clarification for Speedy Refund, Relaxes Monetary Limit for ‘approval’
23 Jan

The Government of Maharashtra issued the circular clarifying the procedure to be followed for approval of the speedy Goods and Service Tax (GST) refun ...

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Whatsapp allowed for GST, excise related virtual hearings
22 Jan

Virtual hearing of all demand notices relating to indirect taxes including goods and services tax (GST) can be done through Whatsapp, authorities in T ...

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Centre gives Rs 15,340 crore as GST compensation to states
22 Jan

The Centre has released 15,340 crore to states as GST compensation despite insignificant tax collection due to relief provided in terms of filing of r ...

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GST Analytics wing to identify risky suppliers to exporters
22 Jan

The CBIC has asked GST risk management wing to conduct supply chain analysis to identify risky major suppliers to exporters and share it with jurisdic ...

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Incomplete claim memos stall GST refunds
21 Jan

Businesses facing a cashflow squeeze due to the lockdown are grappling with deficiency memos that have stalled the release of goods and service tax re ...

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GST rate cut to boost demand may be counterproductive, say finance ministry officials
21 Jan

The government may not accept the industry’s demand to substantially reduce Goods and Services Taxes (GST) for six months to boost demand as the exemp ...

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Centre considers market borrowing for GST compensation to states
21 Jan

The government is mulling ways to compensate states for the widening goods and services tax (GST) shortfall, which include borrowing from the market a ...

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Govt may not heed calls to lower GST
20 Jan

The government may not accept industry demands to substantially reduce the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for six months to boost demand in the aftermat ...

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Dept issues Guidelines for the virtual hearing to be Heard through Whatsapp
20 Jan

The Commissioner of Central Goods and Service Tax (CGST) on Monday issued guidelines for the virtual hearing of appeals and adjudication of indirect t ...

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Horse-racing industry awaits GST rate change for survival
20 Jan

The Turf Authority of India (TAI), the apex body of six race clubs in the country, has reiterated its request to the Centre for change in the applicab ...

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GST compensation to states pending for Dec-March FY20
19 Jan

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said GST compensation is due to all the states for the four-month period of December-March. "We are peri ...

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GST officials seek directors’remuneration information
19 Jan

Goods and services tax authorities in some states have sent notices to companies seeking information about the remuneration of directors and the tax p ...

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Government Notifies Amendment To Limit Pre-GST Tax Credits
19 Jan

The government has notified a retrospective amendment to the Central Goods and Services Tax Act to limit transitional credit to taxpayers. In doing so ...

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Disunion between essential and non-essential goods during Covid-19 may percolate to GST
18 Jan

With the plummeting demand for discretionary goods, one can expect the consumer market players to offer multiple discount schemes such as upfront exce ...

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GST TRAN-1: Delhi High Court Judgment is Nullified by Finance Act, 2020
18 Jan

The Hon’ble High Court of Delhi has ruled that the stipulation of a time limit in Rule -117 is a directory in nature since there are no supporting pro ...

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Samsonite denied benefit of reduction of GST to Consumers
16 Jan

The Authority headed by Chairman B.N. Sharma and Technical Members J.C. Chauhan and Amand Shah held that Samsonite has denied the benefit of reduction ...

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A temporary GST rate cut is the best way to boost vehicle sales in India: Kia Motors
16 Jan

Both SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers) and FADA (Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations ) have been consistently requesting the ...

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Indian Staffing Federation demands abolition of 18% GST
15 Jan

The Indian Staffing Federation (ISF), the apex body of temporary workers industry in the country, has demanded the Union government to categorise its ...

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Govt must lower GST rates and fuel prices to spur demand
15 Jan

The government must try and increase the GST threshold to Rs 5 crore and also work towards lowering the average GST rates from the present 14% to spur ...

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Firms receive notices despite diverse AAR rulings on director salaries
15 Jan

Even as authorities of advance rulings (AARs) differ on the liability to pay the GST on salaries paid by firms to directors, some states have already ...

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Shiv sena says Package needed but what about states' GST share
14 Jan

The Shiv Sena said the Rs 20 lakh crore package announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi was needed, but added that he should have also talked ab ...

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Clear picture of GST mop up in April to come by June-end
14 Jan

Finance Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey on Wednesday said the clear picture regarding GST collections for April would emerge only by June 30 -- the dead ...

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NAA finds Company Guilty for Profiteering for not reducing Bases Price post-GST Rate Reduction
14 Jan

The National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA), while imposing a penalty on a Company for not reducing the base price despite the GST rate reduction, ...

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Britannia Winkin’ Cow Thick Shake’ classifiable as Flavoured Milk attracting 12% GST
13 Jan

The Tamil Nadu Authority for Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that UHT Sterilized Flavoured Milk marketed under the brand name ‘Britannia Winkin’ Cow Thick ...

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Sale of DVDs and CDs with Licensed Software will attract Higher GST Rate
13 Jan

The Tamil Nadu Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) has ruled that the supply of DVDs and CDs with Licensed Software cannot be treated as e-books for the ...

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Sale of DVDs and CDs with Licensed Software will attract Higher GST Rate
13 Jan

The Tamil Nadu Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) has ruled that the supply of DVDs and CDs with Licensed Software cannot be treated as e-books for the ...

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Sale of DVDs and CDs with Licensed Software will attract Higher GST Rate
13 Jan

The Tamil Nadu Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) has ruled that the supply of DVDs and CDs with Licensed Software cannot be treated as e-books for the ...

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Sale of DVDs and CDs with Licensed Software will attract Higher GST Rate
13 Jan

The Tamil Nadu Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) has ruled that the supply of DVDs and CDs with Licensed Software cannot be treated as e-books for the ...

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E-way bills on GST site double from April level
13 Jan

The average number of e-way bills generated by businesses on the GST Network portal was 6 lakh/day in the week to May 11, twice the level in April, in ...

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LIC maturity sum will not attract GST
12 Jan

In a significant ruling, the Karnataka Advance Ruling Authority has said that LIC’s maturity sum will not attract GST as it is not a service, putting ...

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Maharashtra seeks GST refund, says state has lost ₹35,000 cr battling covid-19
12 Jan

Maharashtra Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday said that covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown has left the state with a ₹35,000-crore loss and th ...

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No GST on salary to full-time directors
11 Jan

The controversy on whether remuneration paid to directors of a company is subject to Goods and Services Tax (GST) has been put to rest by a recent rul ...

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Telangana seeks 50% subsidy from Centre on yarn for handloom sector
11 Jan

The Telangana government has sought 50 percent subsidy on yarn for the textile industry, from the Centre. Besides, it wanted the GST council to consid ...

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Concessional Rate of 5% of GST isn’t applicable on Sale of Micafungin Sodium sold as Raw Materials
11 Jan

The Karnataka Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that the concession rate of 5% of Goods and Service Tax (GST) is not applicable to the sale of M ...

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Prasadam supplied by Temples exempted from GST
09 Jan

The authority consisting of the members Dr. Ravi Prasad and Mashhoodur Rehman Farooqui ruled that 9% of KGST and 9% CGST will be applicable on the auc ...

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Concessional Rate of 5% of GST isn’t applicable on Sale of Micafungin Sodium sold as Raw Materials
09 Jan

The Karnataka Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that the concession rate of 5% of Goods and Service Tax (GST) is not applicable to the sale of M ...

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CBIC issues clarification on GST Compliance Requirements Under Circular No. 138/08/2020 GST Dt. 06.05.2020
08 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), issued the clarification in respect of certain challenges faced by the registered persons in t ...

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Big relief for GST assessees as Delhi HC ruling now allows input tax credit claims till June 30
07 Jan

The Delhi High Court has ruled that the time limit for the collection of transitional credit or input tax credit (ITC) is a directive and not mandator ...

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Delhi HC allows Bharti Airtel to rectify GST returns of ₹923 crores
07 Jan

The Delhi high court has allowed Bharti Airtel Ltd to rectify its Goods and Services Tax (GST) returns of ₹923 crores for July-September 2017. The gov ...

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Govt gives relaxations to taxpayers for GST compliance for filing annual returns and audits
06 Jan

In a notification dated May 5, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has allowed registered persons to furnish GSTR-3B verified throu ...

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Now taxpayers can claim transitional credit until June 30
06 Jan

In a landmark judgment that may have a severe impact on both state and Central government revenues, the Delhi High court has allowed all taxpayers to ...

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CBIC cautions Taxpayers from Fake Messages on GST Refunds
05 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs ( CBIC ) has cautioned the Taxpayers from Fake Messages on GST Refunds. It has been observed that some ...

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States see sharp erosion in GST collections for April
05 Jan

The COVID-19 outbreak and nationwide lockdown is severely denting the revenue collections of states pushing them to look at possible revenue earning m ...

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Drivers urge govt to bring fuel under GST, defer EMIs
05 Jan

Bringing fuel under GST ambit and deferment of vehicle EMIs for a few more months are some of the requests made by cab and autorickshaw drivers who ar ...

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GST audit guidelines need to be reviewed to include video conferencing
04 Jan

GST officers would have to audit and assess taxpayers via video-conferencing instead of undertaking physical visits amid the coronavirus pandemic, and ...

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Government defers release of April GST collection data
02 Jan

The government on 1st May deferred the release of April GST revenue collection data as the ongoing lockdown and extended return filing deadline led to ...

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Wrong Destination’ not a Ground for Imposing Penalty under GST
02 Jan

The High Court of Telangana held that penalty under the GST Acts cannot be levied on the ground of ‘wrong destination’ and any action of collecting pe ...

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No Interest Recovery Without Due Process, Says Jharkhand High Court
02 Jan

The process of recovery of interest cannot be initiated against businesses under GST laws without a prior show cause notice and adjudication proceedin ...

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5 percent GST is applicable on Poha Bran
01 Jan

The Karnataka Authority of Advance Ruling ( AAR ) ruled that 2.5% Central Goods and Service Tax (CGST) and 2.5% of Karnataka Goods and Service Tax (KG ...

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Precipitous 80-90% fall in states' April GST collections
01 Jan

Month's GST collections for Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Assam crashed due to coronavirus-induced lockdown; Centre's net April collections may drop fr ...

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GST collections for April and May set to decline drastically
30 Jan

Goods and services tax (GST) collections are set to fall drastically in April and May with the number of electronic permits or e-way bills generated f ...

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GST Provision for Inter-Transfer of Balances lying in E-Cash Ledger applicable from 21st April
30 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) notified 21 April 2020 as an effective date for Rule 87(13) of Central Goods and Service Tax (C ...

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CBDT defers furnishing of GST & GAAR details in Form 3D till March 31, 2021
29 Jan

The Income Tax Department on Monday deferred for the third time the requirement for companies to include in their Income Tax audit report the details ...

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Madras HC issues notice to Centre on plea seeking removal of GST on masks
29 Jan

The Madras High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Union government on a PIL seeking removal of the 18 percent GST on sanitizers and 5 percent GST ...

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States seek GST compensation beyond 2022 to tide over Covid-19 crisis
28 Jan

Opposition-ruled states including Punjab, Kerala, and Delhi pitched for extension of goods and services tax compensation to the states for two years b ...

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Ficci says to Subsume multiple levies into GST to cut tax burden on mining sector
28 Jan

Industry body Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) has sought to subsume all levies like royalty and contributions to ...

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6-month GST payment freeze for worst-hit sectors
27 Jan

India is considering a goods and services tax (GST) relief package to counter the impact of Covid-19 and help prop up the economy, said people with kn ...

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Central Board of Indirect Taxes clears Rs 10,700 cr GST, customs duty refund in 16 days
27 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes (CBIC) has cleared over Rs 10,700 crore worth refunds in GST and customs duty between April 8-23. In the 'Special ...

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Karnataka AAR ruling: Subletting, leasing under GST ambit
25 Jan

In a case involving about 42 single rooms having been sublet by a tenant to students for periods ranging between three months to 11 months, AAR noted ...

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GST not leviable on Government Subsidy to Farmers
25 Jan

The applicant, MeghaAgrotech Private Limited is engaged in the business of manufacturing and supplying of LLDPE Pipes and micro-irrigation systems and ...

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ITC allowable on ‘Second Hand Gold Jewellery’ only If Purchased from GST Registrants
25 Jan

The Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that Input Tax Credit can be claimed on the ‘second-hand gold jewellery’ only in the case if it is purchas ...

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GST concessions can go a long way in supporting businesses
24 Jan

The post-Covid economic scenario will be extremely cost-sensitive. Seamless flow of ITC can greatly reduce cost stress. During lockdown, companies wil ...

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Facility of SB005 error correction in the Customs EDI extended
24 Jan

"Considering that the entire country is facing unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that the exporters are facing genuine hardsh ...

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Madhya Pradesh HC grants Bail to alleged GST Offender, kept in Jail with COVID-19 Infected Persons
24 Jan

The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Tuesday granted bail to an accused person arrested in a GST evasion case by considering that he was kept in the jail ...

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GST Interest Liability is Automatic, Leviable only after Completion of Adjudication Proceedings
23 Jan

The petitioners approached the High Court for relief contending that the impugned letter issued by respondent demanding interest amount on the alleged ...

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Infosys is "extremely mobilised" on the GST Network enhancement project
23 Jan

Infosys is "extremely mobilised" on the GST Network enhancement project and work is progressing at "full speed" even as a large segment of its employe ...

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GST exemption on PPE will hurt domestic manufacturers
23 Jan

The Apparel Export Council of India has said that it does not mind paying GST and has not requested any Goods and Services Tax (GST) exemption from th ...

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NAA imposes Penalty on Dealers for increasing Base Price of Dettol despite GST Rate Reduction
22 Jan

The Applicant filed an application before the Standing Committee on Anti-profiteering stating that the respondent, the Reckitt Benckiser India Pvt.Ltd ...

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Govt unlikely to exempt GST on masks, ventilators, PPEs as it would lead to blocking of input tax credit
22 Jan

The government is unlikely to exempt GST on medical items like ventilators, PPEs, masks, test kits, and sanitisers, as it would lead to a blocked inpu ...

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Govt not cutting GST on PPEs, masks, to save local cos from cheap imports
21 Jan

The government is holding back on any GST rate reduction for items like PPE, ventilators, test kits, and sanitisers, as this could end up encouraging ...

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NAA finds Subway Franchisee Guilty for Profiteering for Non-Passing of GST Rate Reduction Benefit and Hiking Food Price
21 Jan

The complaint against the respondent-restaurant, N Rai Delights LLP, was that after the GST rate reduction in November 2017 where the rates were decre ...

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GST waiver will make domestic PPEs costlier than Chinese products
20 Jan

Government’s tax experts have advised the finance ministry against removing Goods and Services Tax (GST) on personal protective equipment (PPEs) becau ...

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Central Board of indirect taxes eases GST refund process to aid businesses
20 Jan

With businesses moving at a slow pace owing to the novel coronavirus outbreak, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has decided to e ...

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CBIC Processes Over 12K Refund Applications To Help GST Taxpayers Amid COVID-19 Crisis
18 Jan

In a bid to help the GST taxpayers amid the Coronavirus crisis, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has processed about 12,923 refu ...

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Allahabad HC grants Anticipatory Bail to Accused of GST Offence
18 Jan

The applicant, ManmohanLalmanAgarwalapproached the High Court for an anticipatory bail in the event of their arrest in connection with the offense pun ...

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Finish GST fraud case probe within 3 months or else accused will get bail
18 Jan

The Supreme Court on 17th April asked the Centre to complete its probe within three months against a man who created 555 fake firms to dupe the g ...

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Supply of Water as a part of Maintenance Service despite Separate Contract, GST applicable
17 Jan

The Rajasthan Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ruled that supply of water as a part of maintenance service despite separate contracts and the Goods a ...

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GST Authorities can’t Arbitrarily Confiscate Godown
17 Jan

The Gujarat High Court held that Godown of dealers cannot be sealed by Goods and Service Tax (GST) authorities without having reasons to believe that ...

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Transfer of under Construction Project do not attract GST
16 Jan

The Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR), Uttrakhand ruled that the transfer of under-construction projects under the ‘Business Transfer Project’ is exem ...

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Puducherry government dependent on GST compensation for next month’s expenditure
16 Jan

With the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown extended till May 3, the territorial administration is now solely banking on Goods and Services Tax compensation ...

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Government To Refund GST To Businesses For Order Cancellations Due To COVID-19
16 Jan

The government will give refunds to businesses for goods and services tax paid on orders that were cancelled by customers due to the national lockdown ...

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Businesses can claim GST refund for cancellation of services, goods contract; aviation sector to benefit
15 Jan

In a move that would benefit the aviation and hospitality sectors, which have seen mass cancellation of bookings due to the nationwide coronavirus loc ...

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Madras HC denies release of Korean Nationals Arrested for GST Offence
15 Jan

The High Court of Madras through the video conferencing denied the Korean Nationals release from the Special Camp on the grounds of COVID-19 lockdown ...

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News Broadcasters Association Seeks GST Relief On Broadcast Media Ads
15 Jan

The News Broadcasters Association today urged Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to remove the 18 percent GST on advertisements on broadcast media or ...

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Centre may raise loan to pay shortfall of GST compensation amount to States
14 Jan

The Union government is exploring raising a loan to pay the shortfall of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) compensation amount to States as the latter ...

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States mount pressure on Centre for early release of GST dues
14 Jan

States have started demanding early release of GST compensation for FY20 in view of the COVID-19 crisis putting the already stretched financial positi ...

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GST Dept should Release the Seized Goods immediately after once Security Deposit is made: Allahabad HC
14 Jan

M/S Skipper Limited was required to furnish a bank guarantee equivalent to the amount of his liability determined under Section 129 of the Uttar Prade ...

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Many large companies will honour hiring pledge
14 Jan

It’s not all gloom and doom. In these unprecedented times, a number of companies are keeping their promise to honour offers made to campus hires.Among ...

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Korean companies keen to move out of China to India
14 Jan

Rising trade war between the US & China has pushed South Korean companies to consider moving some of their factories from China to India.The Korea ...

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Government should provide more relief to taxpayers to combat Covid-19 crisis
13 Jan

Aligned to measures taken by countries around the globe for countering the COVID-19 economic impact, the Indian Government last week had announced a s ...

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April GST collections seen down 40%, May mop-up too to be hit
11 Jan

With the lockdown hitting transactions as well as tax payments by businesses in the last week of March, the government’s gross GST revenue in April co ...

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Centre releases Rs 1,237 cr GST compensation arrears to Punjab
11 Jan

Reeling under a huge revenue loss due to the ongoing lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus, Punjab on Friday received goods and services (GST) c ...

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Govt to effect changes in state GST Act
10 Jan

The Gujarat government has decided to make appropriate changes in the state Goods and Services Tax (GST) Act to provide relief to taxpayers in view of ...

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GST Dept cannot detain Goods for bonafide Misclassifation
10 Jan

The Kerala High Court directed to release the seized goods which were detained on the ground of bonafide misclassification of goods.While presiding ov ...

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Centre releases Rs 14,103 crore GST compensation to states; more to be released soon
09 Jan

The central government released the second installment of goods and services tax (GST) compensation to states, of over Rs 14,100 crore, for the Octobe ...

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Rajasthan HC strikes down GST Demand against UltraTech for old unpaid dues of Binani Cement
09 Jan

The assessee, Binani Cement suffered huge losses and was unable to pay the debts to the Financial Creditor i.e. Bank of Baroda. Consequently, The Bina ...

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Govt set to release Rs 20,000 cr pending GST compensation to states soon
08 Jan

The finance ministry is set to release Rs 20,000 crore in pending goods and service tax (GST) compensation to states soon. This will not be from the c ...

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Remuneration paid to directors to attract GST
08 Jan

Companies will have to pay GST on the remuneration they dole out to directors, the Authority for Advance Ruling (AAR) has said.In an application filed ...

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Lowest ever GST on imports in March
07 Jan

The government managed to rake in just over Rs 18,000 crore through integrated GST (IGST) on imports in March, the lowest since the new tax regime kic ...

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GST officers process 10,077 new registrations, 7,876 refund applications in 10 days of lockdown
06 Jan

The Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) has enabled over 20,000 registrations and processed about 8,000 refund cases till April 3, 2020, during the ...

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Honor India will not increase prices of smartphones
06 Jan

Smartphone maker Honor said it will absorb the GST hike on mobile phones and not raise prices of its handsets. The government had last month increased ...

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Government Temporarily Lifts GST Input Tax Credit Restrictions
04 Jan

The government has temporarily lifted restrictions imposed on businesses to avail GST credit for February to August, a move that would help businesses ...

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E-way bill validity extended
04 Jan

The government extended the validity of e-way bills till April 30, which were set to expire between March 20 and April 15, giving a big relief to an i ...

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Ajit Pawar demands GST exemption on medical equipment
04 Jan

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has written to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman seeking Goods and Services Tax (GST) exemption f ...

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Amit Mitra writes to FM Sitharaman, demands GST dues
04 Jan

Facing aggravated fiscal woes due to the lockdown, states have demanded an immediate release of their pending goods and services tax (GST) dues by the ...

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GSTN issues Advisory on Tracking GST Refund Application Status on GST Portal and PFMS portal
03 Jan

The functionality of tracking the status of the refund application has been available on the GST portal. By utilizing this functionality, the taxpayer ...

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March GST collections stand at Rs 97,597 crore
02 Jan

Goods and services tax collections for March stood at Rs 97,597 crore, falling way short of Rs 1.15 lakh crore target set by the government. Rs 1.05 l ...

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GST collection dips, auto sales fall as Covid-19 takes toll on economy
02 Jan

Goods and Services Tax (GST) collections for March saw an 8% decline over the same month a year ago to the lowest in five months, and auto sales in th ...

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Goods trucks seek extension on payment of road tax, GST
02 Jan

Trucks carrying goods have sought government intervention for extending the due date of payment of road tax and GST to September 30 amid growing conce ...

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Government Proposes Amendments To Curb Export Frauds
01 Jan

Having found various instances of export fraud under the Goods and Services Tax regime, the government has now proposed measures to address the abuse. ...

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5% GST applicable on Supply of Waste Paper and Transportation Services received from GTA
01 Jan

The Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) held that 5% of Goods and Service Tax (GST) is applicable to the supply of waste paper and transportation servic ...

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GST waiver sought on equipment bought to combat Covid-19 using MPLADS
31 Jan

More than Rs 10 lakh is the GST paid by Rajya Sabha MP - A Vijayakumar, for the purchase of emergency health care equipment for the Kanyakumari govern ...

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February GST collections see impact of coronavirus outbreak, net Rs 98,000 crore
31 Jan

The impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak has been felt in the collection of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for February, with the government col ...

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New Procedure for GST Compliance for IRP/RP
30 Jan

CBIC has issued Notification, which provides special procedures under GST for corporate debtors undergoing corporate insolvency resolution process (CI ...

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Printing and supply of text books supplied between two or more departments of same government not registered under GST Act is exempted
30 Jan

Printing and supply of textbooks and printed materials, annual reports, receipt books, measurement books, and logbooks, when supplied to government de ...

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Form TRAN-1 can be filled on account of the technical glitches
30 Jan

Having heard the parties and having gone through the materials on record, Bench was of the view that the writ-applicant is entitled to seek the benefi ...

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Mobile phone makers seek rollback of GST increase
28 Jan

Mobile handset manufacturers have claimed that the recent 50% hike in GST rate was ‘erroneously’ based on the premise that the pre-GST excise duty rat ...

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Orissa HC directs Govt to issue Instructions for Reimbursement of differential Tax Amount
28 Jan

A two-judge bench of the Orissa High Court, last week has directed the Government administrative departments to provide instructions for the reimburse ...

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GST Rule prescribing Time Limit to file TRAN-1 not Ultravires
28 Jan

The Bombay High Court has recently held that the time limit prescribed to file TRAN-1 under Rule 117 of the Goods and Services Tax Rules is not ultra ...

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Separate GST registrations confuse interim resolution professionals
27 Jan

IRPs appointed under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) have approached the finance ministry, seeking clarity on several aspects regarding the C ...

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Bombay High Court Restricts Taxpayers’ Ability To Use Credits
27 Jan

The tax department has the power to impose a time limit for use of accumulated credits from the erstwhile indirect tax regime, the Bombay High Court h ...

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12% GST on Composite Supply of Works Contract for Metro & Monorail
27 Jan

The Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR), West Bengal ruled that 12% of GST is applicable to the composite supply of work contracts for Metro & Monor ...

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CBIC clarifies on issues under GST Law for Companies under IBC
26 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs has issued clarifications in respect of issues under GST law for companies under the Insolvency and Ba ...

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Realme to absorb GST hike, won't increase Narzo series price in April
26 Jan

Chinese smartphone brand Realme said it would not pass on the GST hike to users with its new Narzo series as the company has decided to absorb the cos ...

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GST filing deferment no relief for mobile phone makers after recent rate hike
26 Jan

The deferred filing of Goods and Services Tax returns won’t provide much of a breather for mobile phone manufacturers, which face a 6 percentage point ...

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Bihar government withdraws orders to attach tax defaulters’ bank accounts
25 Jan

Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi said the earlier orders issued to attach the bank accounts of tax defaulters for not clearing dues worth Rs 375 crore befo ...

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AAR ruled ‘Phytotherapy’ is not exempted under GST, Need to be registered
25 Jan

The Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) West Bengal ruled that the ‘phytotherapy’ is not exempted under Goods and Service Tax (GST) and so it needs to b ...

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ATM Withdrawals Free for 3 Months; Last Date for Aadhaar-PAN Linking, GST & I-T Return Extended to June 30
25 Jan

In order to provide economic and mental relief to the country as the coronavirus pandemic spreads, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesda ...

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COVID-19: Deadlines for filing GST returns extended
24 Jan

The Ministry of Finance has extended the deadlines for filing returns of goods and services tax (GST) in view of the coronavirus crisis and difficulti ...

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Hoteliers seek Modi's help on loan deferment, GST holiday
24 Jan

Fearing huge financial burden owing to cancellation of conferences as well as marriage and banquet bookings to stave off coronavirus (COVID-19) spread ...

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Companies Under IBC Will Need New GST Registration
24 Jan

Companies under Insolvency and Bankruptcy process must avail a fresh GST registration within 30 days of a resolution professional being appointed for ...

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SC Stays Kerala & Allahabad HC Orders Which Stopped Recovery Measures By Tax Authorities, Banks Citing COVID19
23 Jan

The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the general orders passed by the High Courts of Allahabad and Kerala which restrained all recovery proceedings by t ...

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Coronavirus among grounds for leniency, says court while awarding 3-year jail to GST officials for corruption
23 Jan

Two officials who worked in the Goods and Services Tax office in Pune in 2019 received a lenient sentence in a corruption case on 21 March due to the ...

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Businesses look for assistance as coronavirus starts hurting
23 Jan

For millions of small businesses struggling with a slowing domestic demand over the last few quarters, the collapse of economic activities due to the ...

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Service tax audit under GST can be done, says Delhi High Court
20 Jan

The Delhi High Court has ruled that the Service Tax Audit under Goods and Service Tax (GST) is permissible. The petition was filed by Aargus Global Lo ...

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Centre gives Rs 1,051 crore less compensation for GST losses
20 Jan

The central government has given Rs 1,051 crore less compensation to the Gujarat government for its GST losses, the government informed in the assembl ...

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20 Jan

World Researchers Association is an international not for profit company incorporated under section 8 of Companies Act, 2013 & registered U/s. 12A ...

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After Demonetisation, GST & liquidity crisis, came the coronavirus to drive small businesses to the brink
19 Jan

The shock of demonetization in 2016, the haphazard implementation of GST and the liquidity crisis that followed the collapse of IL&FS made MSMEs a ...

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GST collections may see a sharp drop in March and April due to corona virus lock-down
19 Jan

Virtual lockdown and closure of offices across states will have an impact on GST collections in March and April even as taxpayers demand an extension ...

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Racket busted of Large number of Non-Operational Partnership Firms falsely claiming refunds against accumulated ITC
19 Jan

A large number of proprietorship/partnership firms registered with Gautam Buddha Nagar and other Commissionerates of Delhi NCR which were connected an ...

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No. of fake invoices raised in GST double in one year
18 Jan

Even as the government aims to make GST more streamlined every day, the fraud cases related to fake GST invoices are on a rise. The fraud cases relate ...

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Electroplating Service liable to 18% and 12% GST after Oct 2019
18 Jan

The authority observed that the applicant is a registered person and when he undertakes electroplating activities on the goods belonging to another re ...

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GST Council stays tax hike relieving Textile Businessmen
18 Jan

City businessmen into textiles and garments have heaved a sigh of relief after the GST Council, in its meeting held on Saturday, did not hike the rate ...

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Patanjali fined for not passing GST benefits to customers
17 Jan

Patanjali Ayurveda Ltd has been fined Rs 75.08 crore by the National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) for not passing the benefits of goods and servi ...

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Handset companies say GST hike will hit jobs and consumers
17 Jan

Handset makers and mobile retailers said the proposed GST hike on mobile phones is a “counter-intuitive and insensitive” move that will place an addit ...

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GST Council extends Due Date for filing GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C for FY 2018-19
16 Jan

The GST Council, in its 39th meeting, has extended the due date for filing GSTR-9 (Annual Return) and GSTR-9C (Reconciliation Statement) for the Finan ...

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GST Council defers facility of E-Invoice, QR Code and E-Wallet Scheme
16 Jan

The GST Council, in its 39th meeting, decided to defer the facility of E-invoice, QR Code and E-Wallet Scheme. A certain class of registered persons ( ...

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Interest On Delayed Payments Applicable Only On Net Liability:GST Council
16 Jan

In a big relief for businesses, the Goods and Services Tax Council has said that interest on delayed payments of GST would be applicable only on the n ...

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In today's meeting GST Council expected to remove tax anomalies
14 Jan

The apex indirect tax body, the GST Council, will not increase GST cess on items like automobiles at its meeting on 14.03.20 but will instead consider ...

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To check export valuation, officials devise SOP for verification of risky taxpayers
14 Jan

GST officers will soon come out with measures to check valuation of exports and device a standard operating procedure (SOP) for physical spot verifica ...

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Civil Aviation ministry pitches again to bring ATF under GST
14 Jan

The Civil Aviation ministry is making a renewed push to bring aviation turbine fuel under the goods and services tax regime as it looks to provide rel ...

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GST not applicable on ‘Mobilization Advance’ received in Pre-GST Era
13 Jan

The Authority for Advance Ruling (AAR) has ruled that the GST is not applicable to ‘Mobilization Advance’ received before the implementation of Goods ...

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GST is likely to be increased on mobile phones, textiles in Saturday meeting
12 Jan

Goods and services tax (GST) rates on mobile phones, footwear, textiles, and fertiliser are likely to be raised on 14th March. That is whe ...

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Gujarat HC issues notices to Centre, GST Council over surcharge imposition
12 Jan

The Gujarat High Court has issued notices to the Union government, the GST Council, and the Customs authorities over the imposition of surcharge and c ...

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17 areas of dissatisfaction are flagged with Infosys-designed GSTN
12 Jan

The finance ministry has flagged 17 'areas of dissatisfaction' with Infosys-designed GST Network, including transition issues for taxpayers in Jammu a ...

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Kerala HC AARs can determine place of supply under the GST regime
11 Jan

The Kerala High Court has paved the way for the Authority for Advance Rulings (AARs) to decide the place of supply under the goods and services tax (G ...

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Nandan Nilekani gets govt summons over persisting GSTN glitches
11 Jan

The government has asked Infosys chairman Nandan Nilekani to explain why the IT major has failed to fix glitches in the GST Network. Nilekani will hav ...

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GST Registration can be cancelled for not furnishing returns for a continuous period of 6 months
11 Jan

The Kerala High Court has ruled that the proper officer may cancel the GST registration of a person for not furnishing the returns for a continuous pe ...

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E-invoicing under GST may be deferred
09 Jan

The government is considering deferring the implementation of e-invoicing under goods and services tax (GST) by three months to July 1, two officials ...

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Two directors of apparel exporting companies arrested for fraudulently claiming refund
09 Jan

The Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) on 7th March said it has registered a case against Aastha Apparels Pvt Ltd and others for fraudulen ...

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Central, state GST officials discuss measures to increase revenue, detect tax evasion
09 Jan

With the Centre not being able to increase its GST collections, efforts are now underway to tighten regulations and to re-examine incentives and expor ...

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GST officials examine further tightening of rules to boost revenue
07 Jan

Central and state officials examined if Goods and Services Tax (GST) Rules could be further tightened to improve tax compliance and revenue collection ...

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JSW Group receives clarity from Maharashtra AAAR for GST on coal
07 Jan

The Maharashtra Appellate Authority for Advance Ruling (AAAR) for Goods and Service Tax has passed an order to exclude the Sajjan Jindal-led JSW Energ ...

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GST Intelligence unearths Rs 150 crore fraud after raids in J&K, Delhi and UP
07 Jan

The Directorate of the Goods and Services Tax Intelligence here has detected fraudulent input tax credit (ITC) claims totalling Rs 150 crore after a s ...

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Companies challenge Government's decision in court to impose GST on license and spectrum fee
06 Jan

At a time when telecom majors are embroiled in a crisis overpaying AGR dues and Goods and Services Tax (GST) refund, a group of small companies have d ...

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Interest on delayed payments to figure in GST Council meet
06 Jan

Businesses facing the prospect of having to pay around Rs 46,000 crore as interest on delayed payment of goods and services tax (GST) may get a reprie ...

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Fate of West Bengal state lottery uncertain as threat of GST hike looms large
06 Jan

West Bengal State Lottery has received a severe blow due to a steep rise in the Goods and Services Tax (GST), forcing the lottery ticket sellers and a ...

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GST officers book case against 3 firms for issuing fake invoice
05 Jan

GST officers have booked case against three firms for issuing fake invoice worth over Rs 4,198 crore and fraudulently claiming input tax credit of Rs ...

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A lower GST rate for auto sector is suggested by parliamentary panel
05 Jan

A parliamentary panel suggested lower GST rate for the automobile segment at least till the revival of the sector, and uniform road tax across all sta ...

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Man claims Rs.5 crore in GST by setting up a fake export firm
05 Jan

A Navi Mumbai man was booked for setting up a fake export firm and claiming Goods and Services Tax (GST) returns of Rs.5.04 crore. The Economic Offenc ...

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Fake invoicing racket worth Rs 7,896 cr busted
04 Jan

The anti-evasion wing of Central Tax, Delhi West Commissionerate, cracked down on a racket of fake invoicing to the tune of Rs 7,896 crore, and involv ...

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Bail pleas of two GST racket accused rejected
04 Jan

Local courts in Valsad and Surat rejected the bail pleas of two accused earlier arrested by Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) for evading ...

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Monthly GST Lottery offer for B2C Invoices to start from April 1
03 Jan

The government is planning to launch lottery offer under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from April 1 by conducting lucky draws every month for invoi ...

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Samsung fined over Rs 37 lakh for not reducing prices of TV post GST rate cut
03 Jan

India’s National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) has slapped a penalty of Rs 37.85 lakh on South Korean electronics major Samsung for not passing on ...

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GST officials detect fake invoices in Delhi, 3 arrested
03 Jan

GST officials have arrested three persons involved in floating 17 fake firms and wrongfully availing credit on taxes paid on input worth Rs 436 crore ...

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GST collections fall short of target for February stand at Rs 1.05 lakh crore
02 Jan

Goods and Services Tax collections for February stood at Rs 1.05 lakh crore, falling short of the Rs 1.15 lakh crore target set by the government but ...

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Panel formed in Andhra Pradesh to deal with GST grievances
02 Jan

A Grievance Redressal Committee comprising GST officials from the Centre and the State, representatives of trade associations, tax professionals and G ...

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CBIC Chairman M Ajit Kumar briefs professionals on GST at Guwahati
02 Jan

CBIC Chairman M. Ajit Kumar on February 28 interacted with the members of Trade and Industry as well as professionals in the field of indirect taxes a ...

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CBI books GST Asst Commissioner for undeclared income
29 Jan

The CBI has made an official note of the personal details of Deepak Pandit, an Assistant Commissioner of GST and Central Excise, in corruption charges ...

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J&K Govt. extends Amnesty Scheme for settling unresolved GST issues
29 Jan

The Government of Jammu and Kashmir’s Finance Department, has announced an extension of the amnesty scheme for the settlement of unresolved GST issues ...

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GST Audit Authority and Business Intelligence Unit proposed in Rajasthan Budget
29 Jan

Rajasthan Budget has proposed to constitute a GST Audit Authority and Business Intelligent Unit for efficient management of commercial taxes in the in ...

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Voda Idea asks DoT for Rs 8,000 crore GST refund
28 Jan

Financially stressed telecom operator Vodafone Idea, in a letter to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), has sought the adjustment of Goods and ...

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Taxmen raid detect large scale GST evasion
28 Jan

The Commercial Taxes Department has unearthed large scale evasion of GST by jewelers after it found 60 kg of gold ornaments worth Rs 21 crore without ...

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Haryana GST Dept extends time limit for submitting declaration in FORM GST TRAN-1
28 Jan

The Commissioner of State Tax, extended the period for submitting the declaration in FORM GST TRAN-1 till 31st March 2020, for the class of registered ...

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GSTN launches new toll-free number for Helpdesk. Old number discontinued.
27 Jan

The Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) on 26.02.20 said it has launched a new toll-free number for GST helpdesk, which will be operational 365 days ...

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Rs 500-crore GST racket busted, 2 held in Kolkata
27 Jan

The city zonal unit of the Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) on Tuesday unearthed a GST fraud of Rs 500 crore over multiple transactions. ...

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Odisha expecting GST compensation grants of Rs 6,200 cr for FY21
26 Jan

Odisha has estimated Goods & Services Tax (GST) compensation grants of Rs 6200 crore for 2020-21, an increase of 2.9% over the revised estimate (R ...

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Notices issued to companies over late input credit claim under GST frame
26 Jan

The indirect tax department has issued notices to thousands of companies that had claimed input tax credit under the Goods and Services Tax framework ...

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Calcutta HC stays Service Tax Audits Post-GST Rollout
26 Jan

The Calcutta High Court has stayed the Service Tax Audits against Magma Housing Finance Ltd., which demands the details for Service Tax Audits.Counsel ...

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Gujarat HC releases Goods detained by GST Department for want of E-Way Bill
25 Jan

The Gujarat High Court has ordered the GST Department to release goods and consignments which is detained for not carrying E-Way Bill is a result of t ...

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GST officials raid steel trader, unearth tax evasion of crores
25 Jan

The enforcement wing of the state Goods and Services Tax (GST) department unearthed tax evasion allegedly worth several crores of rupees by a Raipur-b ...

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28% GST on lotteries from March 1
24 Jan

A 28 per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be levied on lotteries from March 1, according to a notification. The GST Council had in December last ...

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Tax parity needed between cotton and man-made fibres
24 Jan

Textile Minister Smriti Irani has approached Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman seeking her intervention to ensure parity of the Goods and Services T ...

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Companies take government and the indirect tax department to court over denial of GST credit on gifts
22 Jan

A group of companies has dragged the government and the indirect tax department to court over denying input tax credit on gifts and sample ...

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GST Dept Notices Are Demanding Interest as Low as Rs2 on Late Payments
22 Jan

After directions from the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) to recover goods and services tax (GST) interest, totalling Rs 46,000 cro ...

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Stop indiscriminate stoppage of GST credit : Punjab to centre
22 Jan

Punjab's Finance Minister, Manpreet Singh Badal has asked the central government to remove a block on goods and services tax (GST) credits as it was l ...

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Delhi HC grants stay to Nestle
22 Jan

Coming to the rescue of fast-moving consumer goods giant Nestlé, the Delhi High Court has again stayed National Anti-profiteering Authority’s (NAA’s) ...

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Mumbai's Rotary Club gets GST relief on membership fees On appeal
20 Jan

Rotary Club of Mumbai-Queens Necklace, one of the clubs affiliated to Rotary International, has got relief against paying GST for membership, subscr ...

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After CCB raids, GST shock for Bangalore Turf Club bookies
20 Jan

The Enforcement wing of the Karnataka Goods and Services Tax (GST) department conducted simultaneous raids on 20 Bangalore Turf Club bookies and une ...

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Delhi HC stays order in profiteering after sanitary napkins got GST exemption
19 Jan

The Delhi High Court stayed the National Anti-Profiteering Authority order holding that Johnson & Johnson Private Ltd had indulged in profiteering ...

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CBIC mandates Registered Taxpayers to quote GSTIN on EXIM Declarations
19 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) in a circular clarified that it is mandatory for registered taxpayers to declare GSTIN on EXIM ...

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HP GST Appellate Authority imposes Penalty on Failure to Generate E-Way Bill
19 Jan

The Himachal Pradesh Appellate Authority held that taxpayer failed to cover all the documents i.e. E-way Bills during the transportation of goods and ...

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States to get Oct-Nov GST compensation before next Council meet
18 Jan

The Centre will pay out compensation to states for the October-November period before the next Goods & Services Tax (GST) Council meeting tentativ ...

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Madras HC says Interest should be Levied on Belated GST Cash Payments but not on ITC
18 Jan

While allowing the Writ Petition, the Madras High Court has held that the GST Department could be levied interest only on the cash component of the ta ...

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GST Council may discuss payout to states, review tax structure
17 Jan

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council will meet soon to decide on the compensation to be paid to states for shortfall in revenue after implementati ...

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IMF team says India’s GST collections are below potential
17 Jan

An analysis by International Monetary Fund (IMF) team states that Multiple rates, exemptions and implementation challenges are affecting goods and ser ...

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More than 90% filed GSTR-9, GSTR-9C till 12th Feb
15 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) said that more than 90% of taxpayers have filed the GSTR-9 (Annual Return) and GSTR-9C (Reconci ...

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No GST on Composite Supply of Crushing Food Grains and Delivery of Crushed Grains belongs to State Government
15 Jan

The West Bengal Authority for Advance Ruling (AAR) held that the composite supply of crushing the food grains belonging to the State Government and de ...

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18% GST on food-drinks within or away from hotel
15 Jan

In a significant order, the Maharashtra Authority for Advance Ruling (MAAR) rejected a plea by a five-star hotel contending that food and beverages se ...

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HC stays GST notice against A.R. Rahman
14 Jan

The Madras High Court on 12th Feb granted an interim stay on an order passed by a Commissioner of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Central Excise on 1 ...

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HC grants bail to CA accused of wrongly availing Input Tax Credit
14 Jan

The Rajasthan High Court has granted bail to Paridhi Jain, a Chartered Accountant accused, based in Jaipur who was involved in the wrongful availing o ...

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CBI raids GST Office in Delhi after arresting Manish Sisodia’s OSD
14 Jan

The probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the alleged corruption in connection with GST is moving towards a direction where it appears that ...

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Centre to raise Rs 46,000 crore as interest on late GST payment
13 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) has asked GST officials to collect interest of nearly Rs. 46,000 crore on account of delayed ...

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India’s Tax Authorities has issued notices on Non-Compete Fees
13 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs has issued notices to some private equity firms, investors, and others who entered into non-compete ag ...

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AAR says 18% GST applicable on Transformers supplied to Indian Railways
13 Jan

The Maharashtra Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) on an application made by an applicant held that the ‘transformers’ supplied to Indian Railways is c ...

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Show your GST bill and win up to Rs 1 crore
12 Jan

A customer will have the chance of winning the lottery prize from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 1 crore. By uploading the bill on the GST portal customer can& ...

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Tax Authorities detects fraudulent GST refund claims of Rs 1,912 Cr
12 Jan

Central tax Authorities have detected 634 cases of fraudulent goods and services tax (GST) refund claim by exporters amounting Rs 1,912 crore between ...

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SC refuses to stay Rajasthan HC order extending deadline of GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C
12 Jan

Supreme Court through its bench comprising of Justice R F Nariman and Justice Ravinder S Bhatt has refused to interfere in order passed by Rajasthan H ...

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Tax Department wants companies to pay GST on non-compete fee
11 Jan

Non-compete agreements during acquisitions that restrict the seller from starting a new venture for some time or poaching employees and customers, hav ...

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GST taxpayers are receiving piles of notices and advisories
11 Jan

With government going all-out to plug GST loopholes to contain evasion and bolster collections, taxpayers are frequently receiving notices and advisor ...

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Sitharaman says "States will decide when petroleum products are to be taxed under GST"
10 Jan

Petrol and Petroleum Products are already under GST and it is now up to the States and also the GST Council to take a call on when they want ...

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Centre Informally Proposed rationalization of GST Rates Once A Year
10 Jan

In present system when one item's rate of taxation is brought down, a lot of other ripple effects are created, and with that, either the refund gets a ...

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Traders to be consulted on GST return filling by the Panel
10 Jan

A panel of industry and trade representatives has been set up to give suggestions to the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) on the functioning of t ...

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GST council meeting may take a big decision on tax rates
08 Jan

There are signs of major changes in the current rates and slabs of GST. According to sources, the government wants to keep only 3 rates (i.e. slabs 8% ...

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ICRA say GST compensation fund likely to fall short by Rs 25,000 Cr. in current fiscal
08 Jan

The Centre by law has to pay the states at 14 per cent annually for the first five years of the GST regime and the government had earlier projected an ...

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Daily wagers held in Rs100 cr fake GST bills case; probe on to reach mastermind
08 Jan

Three daily wagers have landed in the taxman’s net in an intricate GST evasion racket allegedly involving fake transactions of over Rs 100 Cr.

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10 year imprisonment for hacking GST Database
07 Jan

Hacking into the government’s India's Goods and Services Tax (GST) Database and its associated infrastructure dependencies installed at GST Network (G ...

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Centre and state tax officers will share taxpayers information to tighten enforcement measures to check GST evasion
07 Jan

"CBIC launches application for sharing information between Centre and state for targeted enforcement action against GST evasion. A big leap in intelli ...

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GSTR-9 & GSTR-9C filing due date extended till February 12 by Rajasthan HC
07 Jan

The Rajasthan High Court has stepped in to address the grievances and extend the due date of filing GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C for taxpayers in the state.
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AITF president writes to CM alleging corruption in Punjab state GST Department
06 Jan

Serious allegations have been levelled against the state Goods and Services Tax (GST) department. Badish Jindal, President of All Industries and Trade ...

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GST revenue jumps 12% this Fiscal in Nashik division
06 Jan

The Nashik divisional has registered 12.36 % rise in its revenue through Goods and Services Tax (GST) during April-Jan of current financial year 2019- ...

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Builder arrested for Rs 18cr GST evasion
06 Jan

The Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) arrested a real estate developer on charges of evading GST payments of around Rs 18 crore. Accordin ...

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For encouraging customers to ask for bills Govt plans GST lottery offers of Rs. 10 Lakhs to Rs. 1 Cr.
05 Jan

The government is planning to introduce lottery offers between Rs 10 lakh and Rs 1 crore under the GST to encourage customers to take bills while maki ...

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Different due dates notified for GSTR 3B by CBIC for taxpayers
05 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs ( CBIC ) has notified the different due dates for GSTR-3B for the Taxpayers having turnover up to Rs. ...

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Job work charges charged for manufacturing of Poultry Feed/Cattle Feed on job work basis is taxable
05 Jan

It was held in M/s Gupta steel udhyog v/s Shri Navdeep Bhinder (State Tax) & Parul Garg (Central Tax) that the activity of manufacturing ...

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GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C filing dates extended to February 5 and 7 by CBIC
04 Jan

The due dates for GSTR9 and 9C has been extended further in a staggered format. In a tweet CBIC says, the due dates for GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C for FY 2017 ...

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Fake invoicing under GST a non-bailable offence as per Union Budget 2020
04 Jan

In order to crack down on fake invoicing and fraudulent input tax credit (ITC) refunds under the goods and services tax (GST), the Budget has introduc ...

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GST compensation to be released to states in 2 installments by center
04 Jan

The minister said GST (Compensation to States) Act, 2017 provides for compensation to States/UTs (UT with legislature only) on account of revenue loss ...

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GST returns: Govt may block e-way bills of defaulters
03 Jan

Hundreds of traders are staring at bleak future as Jammu and Kashmir government is all set to block their e-way bills for failing to submit GST return ...

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GST staff among 2 held for hoarding foreign liquor
03 Jan

Two persons, including a havildar of central GST department, were nabbed and 31 liquor bottles were seized from their possession on Sunday. Excise off ...

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SC Dismisses Gurdeep Sachar’s Clarification Application in Dream11 GST matter
03 Jan

A Supreme Court bench of Justices Rohinton F. Nariman and S. Ravindra Bhat on Friday dismissed a clarification application filed by advocate Gurdeep S ...

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CBIC extends GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C filing dates in a staggered manner
01 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) late on Friday night extended the due date for furnishing GST Annual Return and Reconciliation ...

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GST collection crosses Rs 1.1 lakh crore in January
01 Jan

GST collections have crossed the Rs 1 lakh crore mark for the third month in a row in January with improved compliance and plugging of evasion, source ...

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Top Infosys Executives Get Summons from Finance Ministry for GST Technical Issues
31 Jan

The finance ministry has summoned senior Infosys executives to find out why the technology major has been unable to fix glitches in the GST Network sy ...

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Chandigarh to Levy GST on Commercial Ventures of Bar Association
31 Jan

The UT excise and taxation department has asked Punjab and Haryana High Court bar association to submit information regarding the revenue being genera ...

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President of TVS,Request Govt to look at relaxing GST for two-wheelers
31 Jan

Corporate Tax Rate cut along with reduction in GST on electric vehicles were some of the few welcome steps initiated by the government last year. For ...

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Handicraft artisans hope for GST cut
30 Jan

Ahead of the Union Budget, artisans in the handicraft sector are looking for greater tax relief to overcome the financial impact of the economic downt ...

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GST, VAT collection dips as 6 states' tax revenue till November FY20 falls
30 Jan

States like Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Punjab, Manipur, and Uttarakhand saw fall in their overall tax receipts during the first eight month ...

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Oil Ministry pitches for inclusion of natural gas in GST
30 Jan

Ahead of the Union Budget, the Oil Ministry has made a renewed pitch for inclusion of natural gas in the ambit of GST to promote the use of the enviro ...

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Budget 2020: Entertainment sector once again urges for rationalization of GST rates
29 Jan

The entertainment industry may seem to be on a blockbuster run. For films, 2019 turned out to be the strongest year so far, and this year as well, the ...

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GST collections in January may touch record high of Rs 1.15 lakh crore
29 Jan

Goods and Service Tax (GST) collections may touch a record high of Rs 1.15 lakh crore in January. The highest monthly GST collection so far, since its ...

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5,000 companies under scanner over mismatch between I-T and GST filings
28 Jan

Around 5,000 companies have come under the scanner of tax authorities due to alleged discrepancies between their Goods and Services Tax (GST) filings ...

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Government blocks Rs 40,000 crore GST claims on returns mismatch
28 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has frozen tax credits of around Rs 40,000 crore as the returns did not match, exposing alleged ...

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Scrappage policy, GST reduction on SIAM’s Budget wishlist
28 Jan

Automotive industry body SIAM on Monday urged the finance ministry to announce scrappage policy along with the reduction of GST rates for BSVI vehicle ...

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GST Enforcement: Attach Bank Accounts in a restricted manner , Says Bombay High Court
27 Jan

The Bombay High Court recently ordered that GST officials must not exercise the power of attaching a taxpayer’s bank account on a routine basis as it’ ...

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Slash GST on Auto LPG, address policy issues stalling growth: Industry body to FM
27 Jan

Leading industry body Indian Auto LPG Coalition has sought GST reduction on Auto LPG as well as on conversion kits for gaseous fuels to promote the ad ...

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How e-invoicing under GST will help businesses in the long run
27 Jan

Issue of e-invoices by the taxpayers registered under GST having a turnover above Rs 500 crores has been notified on 13th Dec 2019. It is optional to ...

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Tax Authorities To Block GST Credit Of Over 1,000 Taxpayers
25 Jan

The government has asked GST authorities to block input tax credit of about 1,000 taxpayers who have allegedly claimed more credit than they were elig ...

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Tax practitioners protest against network glitches in GST
25 Jan

Taking exception to the network-related glitches in the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST), the  tax practitioners took out a rally i ...

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Odomos is Mosquito Repellent, not Medicine, 18% GST applicable
24 Jan

While upholding the ruling Appellate Authority Advance Ruling (AAAR) the Allahabad High Court has held that odomos is not a medicine, it is a mosquito ...

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GST returns can now be filed in a staggered manner
23 Jan

The finance ministry on Wednesday staggered last dates of filling GSTR-3B, a monthly return form, and has provided three dates for different categorie ...

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Ashok Chavan demands Central GST waiver on 'Tanhaji'
23 Jan

On a day the Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra government made "Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior" tax-free, state PWD Minister Ashok Chavan on Wednesday demanded t ...

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Compensation Paid for setting up of SEZ will be considered as ‘Supply of Services.
22 Jan

The Goa Authority for Advance Ruling (AAR) held that compensation paid for setting up of Special Economic Zone (SEZ) unit will be considered as a ‘sup ...

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Mumbai: Trading firm director held in Rs 10-crore GST scam
22 Jan

Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) officials have arrested a 36-year-old director of a metal trading firm in a Rs 10-crore GST scam.
The Thane w ...

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Non-compliance in GST Payments may be losing Rs 5 Tn in Revenues
21 Jan

The government may be losing Rs 5 trillion in indirect tax revenue a year, amounting to 40% of its goods and services tax (GST) collection target, bec ...

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Budget 2020 :Reduction in GST tops demands of auto industry
21 Jan

Reduction in the Goods & Services Tax (GST) tops the budget wish-list of the beleaguered automobile industry. Last year, the industry recorded its ...

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Electronics sector seeks lowering of GST, waiver of duty on imported inputs
21 Jan

The domestic consumer electronics industry has sought lowering of goods and services tax (GST) and waiver of import duty for inputs used to make compo ...

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Finance Ministry and exporters spar over GST refunds
20 Jan

Small businesses, mainly exporters, are at loggerheads with Finance Ministry over the input tax credit refunds. While exporters claim the government h ...

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Govt considering levying specific rate of excise duty on aviation turbine fuel.
20 Jan

With no sight of including jet fuel in Goods and Services Tax (GST) in near future, the government is considering levying specific rate of excise duty ...

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Anti evasion wing of Mumbai Central GST busts major illegal gold movement channel.
18 Jan

The anti evasion wing of Mumbai Central GST has busted a “major illegal gold movement channel,” the GST Mumbai Central Commissionerate tweeted Friday ...

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Govt revises target for GST collections again.
18 Jan

To augment collections amid growing concerns over missing the budgeted estimates, the government has reset the target for goods and service tax (GST) ...

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Bhutan Introduces Revolutionary GST Reform
18 Jan

The Bhutan’s Ministry of Finance introduced GST of flat 7% that will replace all indirect taxes like sales tax, customs duty and exercise duty as per ...

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Budget 2020 Expectations: Hospitality Industry demands faster GST repayment from Nirmala Sitharaman.
17 Jan

The Union Budget is a fortnight away and various industry insiders have started to put forth their demands for induction in the final budget to be pre ...

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Anti-profiteering body could come down heavily on companies flouting GST norms.
17 Jan

The National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA), is likely to come down heavily on several organizations in the corporate sector, as show cause notices ...

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Over 1,200 exporters untraceable, Rs 350 crore fake IGST refunds saved.
16 Jan

A recent analytics-driven probe into Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds has led investigators to detect more than 1,200 untraceable exporters, savin ...

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Anti-profiteering body steps up GST compliance drive
16 Jan

A wave of orders is expected from the National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) in the next three months, with the Centre stepping up a goods and ser ...

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Govt may propose GST refunds on capital goods purchases to exporters.
16 Jan

In a bid to alleviate exporters’ concerns amid an economic slowdown, the government is likely to propose changes to the goods and services tax (GST) p ...

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Madhya Pradesh HC denies Bail Application to GST Evader worth Rs 60cr.
16 Jan

The Madhya Pradesh High Court has denied the Bail application filed by GST Evader in connection with Crime which registered at Commissioner, Central G ...

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Budget may make faking input tax non-bailable crime for buyers too.
15 Jan

The government is likely to make fraudulent claims for input tax credit a non-bailable offence in the hands of recipients of goods and services in the ...

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HC clears confusion over contentious issue of composite supply under GST
15 Jan

The Kerala high court has tried to clear the air over the contentious issue of composite supplies under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) which experts ...

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Traders' body will urge finance minister to probe alleged avoidance of GST by Amazon, Flipkart
15 Jan

Traders body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) will urge finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman for an investigation into alleged avoidance of GS ...

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931 GST fraud cases identified through Data Analytics
14 Jan

Department of Revenue through data analysis has identified 931 cases of fraudulent GST.The maximum numbers of such cases for Input Tax Credit frauds h ...

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Include gas under GST
14 Jan

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has slammed India’s natural gas pricing policy, saying linking domestic production to very low global reference ...

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Banks, telcos, insurers may be exempted from GST e-invoices.
13 Jan

Banks, airlines, insurance companies, armed forces and telecom service providers are likely to be exempted from mandatory issuing of e-invoices under ...

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Budget 2020: Industry Body Calls For Reduction In GST On Automobiles To 18%.
13 Jan

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present her second Union Budget on February 1. All eyes will be on what the Budget holds for car buyers. In t ...

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GST number of 12 thousand defaulting firms cancelled in Uttarakhand.
13 Jan

Cracking down on erring business firms, state Goods and Service Tax (GST) department has cancelled registration numbers of over 12,000 firms, which di ...

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Will Discuss With Like-minded Ministers About Moving SC Over GST Compensation, Says Kerala FM
11 Jan

Kerala Finance Minister Dr TM Thomas Isaac said he will put up a proposal before other finance ministers on the possibility of approaching the Supreme ...

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CGST Chandigarh commissionerate’s crackdown on GST violators
11 Jan

The central GST department on Friday conducted “Searches and Survey” at several places in Chandigarh and found major irreegularities and evasion of ta ...

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Do away with GST on services by microfinance companies.
10 Jan

Microfinance industry body Sa-Dhan in its wish-list for Budget 2020-21 has urged the government to do away with levy of goods and services tax (GST) o ...

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Bizman held for Rs 34 crore Goods and Services Tax evasion.
10 Jan

The zonal unit of Director General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) has arrested a 69-year-old man for violation of CGST Act by allegedly issuing fake invoi ...

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GST authorities begin audit exercise: issue show cause notices
09 Jan

India Inc is set to face first ever tax audit under the goods and services tax (GST) regime. The GST authorities have begun issuing notices for the ta ...

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Nine-point plan to plug GST revenue leaks
08 Jan

A nine-point plan has been firmed up to plug revenue leakages under the goods and services tax regime. It includes setting up a panel with tax officia ...

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Central government, states to get tough on GST refund claims
08 Jan

Central and state government officials on Tuesday decided to scrutinize goods and services tax (GST) refund claims more diligently, compulsorily inves ...

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Govt may link GST refund to remittance for risky exporters
08 Jan

Linking foreign exchange remittances with integrated GST refunds may be undertaken to check fraudulent refund cla ...

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Govt needs a carrot-and-stick policy for better GST collections
07 Jan

Two years after introducing a poorly thought out, and hastily pushed through, Goods and Services Tax (GST), the government is grappling with a botched ...

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Two Maithan Ispat employees arrested for 'GST fraud' in Odisha
07 Jan

Two top executives of Maithan Ispat Limited, a subsidiary of MESCO Steel, have landed behind the bars for allegedly availing Rs 23 crore input tax cre ...

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Buoyancy in GST collections doesn’t suggest the economy is firing up
06 Jan

Goods and services tax (GST) collections in December accelerated to cross the Rs.1 trillion mark for the second consecutive month, up 8.9% year-on-yea ...

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GST compensation payment delay raised
06 Jan

The Parliamentary panel on Finance met on Friday and Opposition members raised the delay in payment of compensation for loss of revenue from implement ...

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GST Authorities want Eagle Eye on Exporters
06 Jan

Because of massive amount of frauds detected by GST authorities, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has now written to Directora ...

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GST Authorities want Eagle Eye on Exporters
06 Jan

Because of massive amount of frauds detected by GST authorities, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has now written to Directora ...

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Revenue secretary, tax commissioners to meet on streamlining GST system
04 Jan

To streamline Goods and Service Tax (GST) system and refunds, enhance GST compliance and discourage tax evaders, commissioners of state tax and chief ...

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E-commerce Cos may get to Upload GST E-Invoice for Vendors
04 Jan

In a significant relaxation for the ecommerce sector, the government could allow online platforms such as Amazon and Flipkart to upload e-invoice for ...

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AI, Data Analytics To Track GST Evaders, Boost Compliance
03 Jan

The government plans to increase the use of artificial intelligence and data analytics to track down tax evaders, and improve compliance with the Good ...

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Manufacturers Seek GST Cut to 12% on mobile handset inputs
03 Jan

Indian mobile handset manufacturers have sought a lower 12 per cent GST on the Parts and Accessories universe as per the phased manufacturing programm ...

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Publishers to pay GST for publishing NCERT books for UP Board
03 Jan

Publishers of books for Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP), also known as UP Board, will have to pay goods and services tax (GST) to the ...

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AI, Data Analytics To Track GST Evaders, Boost Compliance
03 Jan

The government plans to increase the use of artificial intelligence and data analytics to track down tax evaders, and improve compliance with the Go ...

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GST Evaders Set To Face Stricter Scans Officials Plan to tally Bank A/Cs with Filings -
02 Jan

Goods and service tax (GST) authorities are going to seek bank account details of businesses to tally with their filings, apart from initiating othe ...

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GST rate hikes may come in phases to reduce price pains
02 Jan

India could look at a calibrated increase in the goods and services tax rates to shield consumers from sudden price shocks, apart from minimizing exem ...

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GST kitty crosses Rs 1 lakh crore, second month in a row
02 Jan

Gross Goods and Services Tax (GST) collections crossed the Rs 1 lakh crore benchmark for the second consecutive month in December 2019. At Rs 1.03 lak ...

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CGST Rate Notification No.29/2019 for RCM service
01 Jan

To amend notification No. 13/ 2017- Central Tax (Rate) which was further amended by 22/2019 dated 30.09.19 in respect of RCM services, to replace ...

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Notification No. 28/2019- Central Tax (Rate)
01 Jan

To amend notification No. 12/ 2017- Central Tax (Rate) .In the said notification, in the Table, against serial number 41, - (a) in column (3), for th ...

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Notification No. 28/2019- Integrated Tax (Rate)
01 Jan

To amend notification No. 10/ 2017- Integrated Tax (Rate),To amend notification No. 10/ 2017-Integrated Tax (Rate) , to replace the Services spec ...

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Notification No. 27/2019- Integrated Tax (Rate)
01 Jan

To amend notification No. 9/ 2017- Integrated Tax (Rate),In the said notification, in the Table, against serial number 43, - (a) in column (3), for t ...

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Notification No. 29/2019- Union Territory Tax (Rate)
01 Jan

To amend notification No. 13/ 2017- Union Territory Tax (Rate) , to replace the Services specified under S. no. 15 to include the Taxi Services p ...

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Notification No. 28 /2019- Union Territory Tax (Rate)
01 Jan

To amend notification No. 12/ 2017- Union Territory Tax (Rate) ,In the said notification, in the Table, against serial number 41, - (a) in column (3) ...

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Notification No.27/2019-Central Tax (Rate)
01 Jan

In the said notification, - (a) in Schedule II - 6%, serial numbers 80AA and 171A and the entries relating thereto shall be omitted; (b) in Schedul ...

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Government notifies changes to rules on input tax credit
01 Jan

In an effort to curb the menace of fake invoices and tax evasion, the Finance Ministry has notified a new norm of limiting the input tax credit to 1 ...

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Over Rs 1.12 lakh crore paid as IGST refunds to exporters
31 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has paid over 83500 exporters the IGST refunds worth Rs 1.12 lakh crore. Stating the refunds ...

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GST rate slabs likely to be restructured post-Budget; Centre, state govts to discuss new rates
31 Jan

The Centre is planning to restructure the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and in this regard will talk to the state governments after the presentation of ...

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GST facelift: Electronic invoicing, new returns to be introduced in 2020
31 Jan

Two things that will change the way transactions are reported under the goods and services tax (GST) system in 2020 are electronic invoicing and new r ...

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Oil ministry wants cut in GST on CNG vehicles to 5%
31 Jan

The oil ministry has proposed reducing the goods and services tax on compressed natural gas (CNG)-driven vehicles to 5% — at par with electric vehicle ...

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GST overhaul next on agenda after budget
30 Jan

The Narendra Modi administration and state governments will hold fresh negotiations to overhaul the goods and services tax (GST) after the Union budge ...

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New procedures in GST system may be challenged in courts
30 Jan

Experts say the new procedures in the goods and services tax (GST) system that enable officials to attach properties, including bank accounts, and can ...

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GST woes: Nearly 250 Star Export Houses denied refunds
30 Jan

Amid the country’s dismal exports performance — merchandise exports shrank 0.34% year-on-year in November, the fifth contraction in the past eight mon ...

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Pending GSTR-1: Pay this much late fee, or file return by 10 January to avoid penalty
28 Jan

Taxpayers can clear their backlog of GSTR-1, pending from July 2017 to November 2019 without paying any late fees as the authorities have provided a o ...

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GST returns filing: Tax officials can attach property, freeze your bank account if you don't file on time
28 Jan

Goods and Services Tax (GST) authorities can freeze your bank account, attach your property, if you do not file your (GST) returns on time. A new set ...

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NATHEALTH urges govt for zero-rating GST on health services
27 Jan

Healthcare Federation of India (NATHEALTH) on Thursday urged the government for bringing in zero-rating GST for healthcare services and making it a ...

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GST officials unearth Rs 241-cr tax evasion through fake invoicing
27 Jan

GST officials have unearthed a racket involving fake invoicing worth Rs 1,600 crore that resulted in tax evasion of Rs 241 crore, an official release ...

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SOP for Notice and Assessment for defaulters
26 Jan

Notice will be issued on the fifth day if GST returns are not filed. Assessment after 15 days and tax demand will come out after next 30 days.The gove ...

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GST Grievance Redressal Committee to be put in Place
26 Jan

Grievance Redressal Committees will be set up at the state and zone levels soon to assist trader and industrialists combating the technical issues o ...

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NITI member favours 2 GST slabs
26 Jan

NITI Aayog Member Ramesh Chand on Wednesday made a case for only two slabs under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime as against the current multip ...

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Government looks to rework GST on mobiles, footwear, etc.
25 Jan

The government is looking to rework the GST structure for a range of products, starting from footwear and fertiliser to mobile phones and medical eq ...

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GST profiteering: Rs 230-crore penalty on Johnson & Johnson
25 Jan

The National Anti-Profiteering Authority has slapped a Rs 230 crore penalty against baby products maker Johnson& Johnson for profiteering from ...

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Insurers seek tax relief from GST Council, want tax rate reduced to 5%
25 Jan

Life and general insurance companies have sought reduction in the Goods & Services Tax (GST) rate from the GST Council. Citing low penetration ...

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Companies under IBC process may get GST relief
24 Jan

The government may allow companies undergoing resolution under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) to pay current levies of goods and services ...

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GST compensation cess may see Rs 63,000 crore shortfall
24 Jan

The centre is staring at a Rs 63,200-crore shortfall in goods and services tax compensation cess for FY20 as revenues slow down. Delay in release of ...

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Banks reach out to advisers seeking clarity on GST over CBLO income
24 Jan

Top banks that use collateralised borrowing and lending obligation (CBLO) instruments have reached out to their tax advisers, seeking clarity on whe ...

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No possibility of any change in GST slabs, rates until revenue stabilises
23 Jan

There is no possibility of a GST rate hike before indirect tax revenue generation stabilisies. States are not in favour of increasing GST rates at a ...

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Companies under IBC process may get GST relief
23 Jan

The government may allow companies undergoing resolution under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) to pay current levies of goods and services ...

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Despite GST dues payment, worries far from over on revenue front
23 Jan

GST collection contracted for two consecutive months of September (2.7 per cent) and October (5.3 per cent), while November collection showed an upt ...

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Business fears hit to cash flow from new GST input tax credit restriction
21 Jan

Industry fears that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council’s decision to further restrict input tax credit (ITC) on invoices not uploaded in the r ...

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Haryana Records 18 per cent Growth in GST
21 Jan

In Haryana, the revenue under State GST has recorded a growth rate of 33 per cent in the month of November, 2019 over the corresponding month of the ...

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Cash flow to be further impacted as GST Council lowers eligible credit under ITC to 10%
20 Jan

The 38th meeting of the GST Council has made further changes to the way you can claim input tax credit. According to the Council in case where there i ...

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India must move towards a single-rate GST: Kelkar
20 Jan

The shortfall in goods and Services Tax (GST) revenue collection is an investment for progress as the long-term benefits of tax reforms are immense, a ...

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GST Council extends due date of filing GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C
19 Jan

The GST Council in its meeting today has extended the Due Date for furnishing GST Annual Return and Reconciliation Statement (GSTR-9 / 9A and GSTR-9C) ...

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Taxman may get to block doubtful input tax credit
18 Jan

The government is set to amend Section 49 of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) law that would allow tax officers to block input tax credit of companies ...

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GST Council meeting today: Lease rates, refund for exporters on agenda
18 Jan

The government is looking to balance revenue collections between states and the Centre besides ironing out problems faced by a few industries, the peo ...

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Amid falling collections, FinMin sets Rs 1.1 trillion monthly GST target
18 Jan

Amid concerns that the government may fall short of tax collection target in a slowing economy, the Centre has set an ambitious Rs 1.1 trillion monthl ...

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Under fire, govt releases Rs 35,298 crore GST compensation to states
17 Jan

Facing heat over delay in payment of GST compensation, the central government on Monday released Rs 35,298 crore to state to make up for the loss of r ...

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GST Council's 38th Meeting On Wednesday. Here's All You Need To Know
17 Jan

The 38th meeting of the GST Council comes at a time the government is staring at a widening fiscal deficit due to shrinking GST collections. The GST C ...

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Industry favours staggered GST returns, seeks HSN code only up to 4 digits
17 Jan

Industry has pitched for staggered implementation of new tax returns under the goods and services tax (GST) system, which are scheduled to be introduc ...

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Machine-readable GST e-invoices will be coming from January 1
16 Jan

Beginning January 1, a game changing invoicing system will be introduced in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system. A standardised protocol, powered ...

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States divided on raising rates: GST Council may discuss plugging revenue leakage
16 Jan

Several measures aimed at plugging revenue leakages under the goods and services tax (GST) regime are expected to figure at the upcoming GST Council m ...

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More healthcare services may come under GST net
16 Jan

The government may bring certain healthcare services under the GST net, touching upon a sensitive area, as it looks to give a leg up to revenue mobili ...

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CAG points irregularities in GST assessment & collection in Gujarat
14 Jan


The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has detected several irregularities and lacunae in the processes followed by the Gujarat govern ...

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Buzz of GST rate hike everywhere except my office: Nirmala Sitharaman
14 Jan

The finance minister, responding to reports of a possible increase in GST, said the buzz is everywhere other than her office."Buzz is everywhere other ...

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Wrong time to raise GST rates, cautions former GST Council member
14 Jan

Congress leader and former GST Council member Krishna Byre Gowda has cautioned the Council that if it were to go ahead with any increase in GST rates ...

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Karnataka set to oppose hike in GST rates
13 Jan

A proposal to levy additional cess on certain commodities and to hike GST rates is snowballing into a huge problem for the state government, worried ...

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GST rates revision: Mobile phones, clothes may become more expensive
13 Jan

The GST Council may hike rates on mobile phones and fabric at its meet on December 18 in its bid to shore up a shortfall in collections and pending ...

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Ludhiana: Shawl manufacturers seek refund of 12 per cent GST on yarn
13 Jan

Worried about rising cost of production, city’s shawl manufacturers are now demanding that they should be allowed to claim refund of 12 per cent GST ...

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GST rates may go up for various items to meet revenue shortfall
12 Jan

With pressure on revenue collection, the goods and services tax (GST) rates and slabs may be raised during the GST Council meeting next week.The all-p ...

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GST anti-profiteering watchdog NAA imposes Rs 90-crore fine on Nestle
12 Jan

The goods and services tax (GST) profiteering watchdog imposed a penalty of Rs 90 crore on fast-moving consumer goods giant Nestle for not passing on ...

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Penalty slapped on Bengaluru dealers for not issuing GST invoices
11 Jan

The Commercial Taxes department’ south zone enforcement officials collected Rs 1.42 crore from dealers in central business district (CBD) in taxes and ...

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New GST rates likely from April 1; rate structure decision on Dec 18
11 Jan

Consumers must brace themselves for higher goods and services tax (GST) rates from April 1, with the GST Council likely to decide on overhauling the r ...

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GST Council may raise base rate to 10% from 5%, move 243 items to 18% slab
10 Jan

The GST Council will reportedly discuss the option of moving 243 items to the 18 percent slab and scrapping the 12 percent slab. If this fructifies, t ...

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Key changes and simplifications of GSTR-9 & GSTR-9C for taxpayers available
10 Jan

On 14 November 2019, the government provided major relief to taxpayers by extending the due date for filing GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C. The due date for filin ...

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Central GST falls short of budget estimate by 40% in April-November
10 Jan

The Central GST collection fell short of the budgeted estimate by nearly 40 per cent during the April-November period of 2019-20, according to the dat ...

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GST Council may use cess route to boost revenue
09 Jan

As it may not find it easy to raise the tax rates on mass-consumption, high-revenue items, given the overall demand slump, the Goods and Services Tax ...

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Mumbai: BMC Hopeful Of GST Compensation Extension
09 Jan

The meeting with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday has given the civic body hope that the compensation for the revenue shortfall under goods ...

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Chhattisgarh Govt consider resolution against delayed GST payment
09 Jan

The Bhupesh Baghel-led Congress government in Chhattisgarh is mulling moving a resolution in the assembly against the central government over delayed ...

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GST rates set to increase as council eyes major revamp
07 Jan

Almost two and a half years since its launch, the GST council is expected to discuss major restructuring to raise the base slab from 5% to 9-10%...

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Nirmala Sitharaman invites suggestions on easing GST filing process
07 Jan

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday invited those who are interested in providing suggestions on simplifying and easing the Goods and Serv ...

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GST compensation cess getting affected by Auto sector slowdown
07 Jan

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi on Friday said the slowdown in the automobile sector has adversely impacted the GST compensation cess fund as ...

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CBIC withdraws GST circular on ITeS
06 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has withdrawn a circular which created confusion on whether IT service providers can be quali ...

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5% GST slab may be increased to 6%: Panel considering ways to boost revenue
06 Jan

The panel for shoring up muted goods and services tax (GST) collection is examining slab restructuring by increasing the 5 per cent rate to ...

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Textile exports up by 6.3% post-GST
06 Jan

Textiles minister Smriti Zubin Irani said that textile exports have increased 6.2% post-Goods and Services Tax (GST) as compared with corresponding p ...

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Budget 2020 may include natural gas in GST
06 Jan

Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday hoped that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will signal the inclusion of jet fuel and natural gas und ...

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Group of Ministers to address state woes regarding IGST
06 Jan

Over two months after the last GST Council meeting, a 10-member group of ministers (GoM) headed by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has been set ...

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Solution available if your e-Way bill generation is blocked for tax defaults.
05 Jan

Only after a blocked GST taxpayer files his/her pending GSTR-3B for the default period(s), the blocked GSTIN will get unblocked automatically the foll ...

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Interest levy applicable on profiteered amount under GST
05 Jan

Delhi High Court on Wednesday stayed the applicability of interest levied on the profiteered amount relating to the Goods & Services Tax (GST). ...

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State govts not keen to levy GST on exempted goods
05 Jan

Opposition, as well as BJP-ruled states, are not on board to reconsider the number of goods that are exempted from GST, while some of them have agreed ...

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GST council begins review of rates, items to raise revenue
04 Jan

The government has begun discussions with states for a possible revamp of the goods and services tax, which may include bringing a few exempted items ...

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GST Council to meet on December 18; compensation cess issue to top agenda
04 Jan

The GST Council, at its next meeting on December 18, is expected to deliberate on an alternative mechanism for compensation cess and look at ways to b ...

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Govt. move to blocks GST e-way bill generation may impact 300,000 firms
04 Jan

Businesses of roughly 300,000 firms paying goods and services tax (GST) were likely impacted on Monday, as the government had blocked e-way bill gener ...

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No e-way bill for 3.5 lakh taxpayers, non-filers to be blocked
03 Jan

As many as 3.5 lakh GST payers may see their e-way bill facility get
blocked from today. GST Network, the entity that provides the IT backbone for ...

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AAR rules that GST is applicable on Delayed Payment by Share Broker from Customers for Trading in Securities
03 Jan

The Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) in Karnataka has ruled that, Goods and Services Tax ( GST ) is applicable on delayed payment by Share Broker fro ...

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November GST collections up by 6%
02 Jan

India’s goods and services tax collections rose 6% to Rs 1.03 lakh crore in November,reversing two months of decline, with experts attributing the inc ...

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Steps to file new GST return to be introduced
02 Jan

New GST Returns will apply to all GST-registered taxpayers except non-resident registered persons, composition dealers, input service distributors, in ...

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Tamil Nadu Real Estate Regulatory Authority directs developer to return seven percent excess GST to homebuyer
30 Jan

Homebuyers who paid excess GST may seek discounts from their developers. The Tamil Nadu Real Estate Regulatory Authority (TNRERA) on Thursday direc ...

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Delayed GST refunds irks bizmen
30 Jan

The city-businessmen are a worried lot as they are not getting GST refunds timely. The state taxation department is already under fire for not renewin ...

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Businesses with 100 Cr. Turnover have to do GST invoicing from Arpil 1
29 Jan

From April 1 next year, electronic invoicing (e-invoicing) will be mandatory for businesses with a turnover of Rs 100 crore, the government said on Th ...

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Excess GST paid by Home buyers to be returned by Developers
29 Jan

Homebuyers who paid excess GST may seek discounts from their developers. The Tamil Nadu Real Estate Regulatory Authority (TNRERA) on Thursday directed ...

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States' GST compensation may need to be extended beyond 2022
28 Jan

States will need to be compensated for their revenue shortfall under goods and services tax (GST) even after 2022 — the sunset year for compensation ...

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Lower GST rate on restaurant is actually not low; here’s how it hurts
28 Jan

At a broad level, it was visualised that as many of the inputs used by a hotel such as grains, vegetables, fruits etc. would not attract GST, hence ...

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Congress raises issue of delayed GST compensation payment to states
28 Jan

As  this may lead to stoppage of development work and payments to employees, the Congress on Wednesday raised in Rajya Sabha the issue of ...

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GST authorities unearth racket involving Rs 140 cr tax fraud
27 Jan

GST authorities have unearthed a tax racket and arrested one person for allegedly defrauding the government to the tune of about Rs 140 crore through ...

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BPO firms left in the lurch over input tax refund
27 Jan

India’s business process outsourcing industry is in a quandary as refunds of taxes paid on inputs remain stalled for want of a clear directive from th ...

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Clarification on Manufacturing Services on Physical Inputs Owned by Others
26 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs ( CBIC ) has issued clarifications on the scope of the notification entry at item (id), related to job ...

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Madras HC quashes GST Department proceedings to Recovery of Tax
26 Jan

The Madras High Court has quashed GST department’s proceedings against the petitioner to the recovery of Tax. The Petitioner has challenged the procee ...

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Purchase without bill may be big GST leakage source
26 Jan

Tax authorities have identified B2C sales as a key source of leakage of goods and services tax (GST) as consumers are often cajoled into paying in cas ...

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CAIT reports onGST evasion by Amazon, Flipkart
25 Jan

After writing letters to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), a traders ...

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System Generated ‘Red Flags’ in Online Forms Worrying GST Taxpayers
25 Jan

Many GST taxpayers, especially small firms, are a worried lot these days with authorities sending system-generated red flags in their online return fo ...

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GST,PM Kisan caused minor slip in fiscal deficit in FY19: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
25 Jan

Transitional impact of GST and poor agricultural situation in 2018-19 fiscal led to the 0.1 percentage point drift in fiscal deficit to 3.4 per cent, ...

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Developer of land is liable to pay GST, not considered as a seller
23 Jan

Selling land does not attract the Goods and Services Tax, but if some one develops and sells a parcel, then it comes under the GST ambit, according to ...

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Rising concern over fake invoicing in B2B trade impacting GST collections
23 Jan

The government  raised concerns over fake invoices being generated in the business-to-business (B2B) segment which is impacting GST collections. ...

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States to press for urgent GST Council meeting
22 Jan

The war of words over GST compensation continued between the Centre and the State governments, with West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra pointing o ...

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GST calls from small town tax officers spook financial services companies
22 Jan

Several financial services companies have started receiving written enquiries from tax officers based in small towns seeking details around organisati ...

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DoT to take up Rs 36,000 crore ITC refund with finance ministry
22 Jan

The Department of Telecommunications will ask the finance ministry to refer the pending issue of refunding input tax credits of telecom companies wort ...

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Tamilnadu Chamber speakes on further GST complication
21 Jan

GST amendments, circulars and change of rules have befuddled MSMEs and small tax payers. The enforcement of a new sub-Rule 36(4) has further complicat ...

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Four arrested for Rs 500 crore GST fraud in West Bengal
21 Jan

The department of central goods and services tax and central excise (Kolkata South) has arrested four men for making false GST claims and getting inpu ...

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Centre to Set Up Internet Kiosks in J&K to Facilitate Filing of GST Returns
20 Jan

After 60% of the taxpayers in Jammu and Kashmir were unable to file their Goods and Services Tax (GST) due to the continuing internet blockade since A ...

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Notice from HC to Centre over input tax credit denial to restaurants
20 Jan

The Gujarat High Court has issued a notice to the Centre seeking to know why the option of input tax credit under goods and services tax (GST) regime ...

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A day before monthly return deadline, GST portal crashes; taxpayers complain
20 Jan

The GST portal crashed on Tuesday with only one day left to file the GSTR-3B return form. Unable to file their returns right before the GST deadline, ...

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Rs 28 crore GST invoices faked by UP exporter
19 Jan

In its ongoing crackdown on fake GST invoices and input tax credit (ITC) cases, the customs and central GST authority in Meerut arrested a Moradabad-b ...

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Circular No. 124/43/2019– GST dt.18.11.2019
19 Jan

Seeks to clarify optional filing of annual return under notification No. 47/2019-Central Tax dated 9th October, 2019.

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Circular No. 125/44/2019– GST dt.18.11.2019
19 Jan

Seeks to clarify the fully electronic refund process through FORM GST RFD-01 and single disbursement.

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Meeting on GST simplification held by Finance Minister.
18 Jan

Finance Minister on Saturday held meeting with Chartered Accountants, traders and other stakeholders as part of efforts to further simplify ...

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Strict Action to be taken if GST returns are not filed
18 Jan

The government is going to take strict action against those who do not file GST returns on time. Now, businessmen who do not file returns tw ...

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New GST rule, not pleasant enough for traders.
18 Jan

GST registered dealers are annoyed at the Union Government for its new provision as per which 80 per cent of the input credit of the buyer w ...

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Government set to clarify No GST on CXO salaries
16 Jan

The government is looking to clarify that goods and services tax (GST) should not be applicable on salaries of chief executives sitting in head office ...

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Delhi GST unit unearths racket involving issuance of fake invoices
16 Jan

The revenue department on Friday said it has unearthed a racket involving issuances of fake invoices for availing tax benefits worth Rs 22 crore under ...

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Tamil Nadu minister Cut GST on matchbox to 12%, on par with raw materials
16 Jan

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) on matchboxes should be brought down to 12 per cent from the existing 18%, Tamil Nadu Information and Publicity Minis ...

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GSTR-9, GSTR-9C gets simplified further, submission dates extended
15 Jan

The Government has to extend the due dates of filing of Form GSTR-9 (Annual Return) and Form GSTR-9C (Reconciliation Statement) for Financial Year 201 ...

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FM to meet GST practitioners to address concerns
15 Jan

Amid repeated concerns over glitches in filing of GST returns and getting refunds, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has invited tax practitioner as ...

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GST Department to Open Online Portal to file the Form TRAN-1 electronically, or to Accept Manually
14 Jan

The Delhi High Court has directed Goods and Services Tax ( GST ) department to either open the online portal so as to enable the petitioner to ...

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PVC Tufted Coir Mats and Mattings Taxable at 12%
14 Jan

The Kerala Authority for Advance Ruling in an application filed by M/s Travancore Cocotuft Pvt Ltd held that PVC tufted coir mats and matting shall be ...

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Self-assessment for claiming GST credits- allowed.
13 Jan

The government has allowed businesses to do self-assessment while claiming credits for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) paid on raw material ...

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No GST returns, no E-way bills! Centre to crack down on non-filers
13 Jan

Concerned with the dipping monthly collections of Goods and Services Tax (GST), the government and indirect tax department are now planning stricter m ...

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End to confusion over new input tax credit rules
12 Jan

CBIC's latest GST circular clears air over several key issues such as how to calculate 20% amount over and above the eligible amount of ITC, cut-off d ...

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Issuance Of FAQs Clarifies GST On Financial Services
12 Jan

Along with sweeping changes in federal and state taxation, the goods and services tax (GST) introduced in 2017 also impacted how business was done, pa ...

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E-invoicing- that too on a voluntary basis!
11 Jan

E-invoicing in India will be a big move, due to the volume of business transactions undertaken every day, as well as the plethora of different, non- ...

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Singapore GST model is suggested by experts to ensure ease of compliance in India
09 Jan

Citing the Singapore model, experts have suggested the introduction of new user-friendly measures to ensure ease of Goods and Services Tax (GST) compl ...

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Issue of notices to exporters for GST 'violation' raised by Commerce Ministry
08 Jan

The commerce ministry has taken up the issue of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) notices being sent to 1,000 exporters for alleged violation ...

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Order of Attachment of Bank Account is Prima Facie without Authority of Law: Gujarat HC
08 Jan

The Gujarat High Court has observed that, the order of attachment of bank account is prima facie without the authority of law and the order of blockin ...

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Any communication from GST or Custom or Central Excise department, would be treated as invalid without DIN
08 Jan

Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs will begin using a unique Document Identification Number (CBIC-DIN). Initially, the department will use th ...

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AAR rules that collection of exam fee from students and remittance of the same to that particular university is not chargeable to GST
07 Jan

The Authority of Advance Ruling ( AAR ) in Karnataka has ruled that, the activity of collecting exam fee (charged by any university Or institution) fr ...

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CBEC going to use a unique number to protect GST taxpayers from any harassment
07 Jan

In order to protect GST taxpayers from any harassment at the hands of errant tax officials, the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), is going t ...

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AAR rules that Dolochar taxable @18%
06 Jan

The Karnataka Bench of Authority of Advance Rulings ( AAR ) in an application filed by M/s Jairaj Ispat ltd held that Dolochar is classifiable under T ...

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Credit transition of education, farm-related cesses into GST allowed by Madras High Court
06 Jan

The Madras High Court has allowed credit transition of Education Cess, Secondary/Higher Education Cess and Krishi Kalyan Cess into the Goods & Ser ...

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FIR filed by Chartered Accountant against Airlines operating in India on non refund of GST for flights cancelled
06 Jan

Chartered Accountant has filed a written complaint in Dibrugarh Police Station against all the Airlines operating in India. The Complaint filed by Sur ...

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Inclusion of Natural Gas under GST batted by Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board
06 Jan

 Inclusion of natural gas in the goods and services tax regime, pipeline tariff reform and pricing freedom for all domestic gas would be necessar ...

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Availing disputed pre GST tax credits allowed to taxpayers
06 Jan

An order from the Punjab and Haryana High Court has paved the way for carry forward of CENVAT credit and VAT input credits to the Goods and Services T ...

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Payments made to Co-operative society by vendors for providing taxable goods are not liable for TDS under GST
06 Jan

The Authority for Advance Ruling, Karnataka has ruled that, TDS provision are not applicable to a cooperative society registered under the Karnataka S ...

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GST Collection Falls 5.3% To Rs. 95,380 Crore In October
02 Jan

Revenue from Goods and Services Tax fell 5.3% year-on-year to Rs. 95,380 crore in October. However, on a monthly basis the revenue from GST rose 3.76% ...

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Customs, GST relief to give Rs 60,000-cr boost to defence
02 Jan

India’s defence budget will be augmented by more than Rs 60,000 crore over the next five years owing to exemptions from customs duty and goods and ser ...

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Hotel rooms to get costlier even after lower GST
02 Jan

Even when the central government has brought down the GST rate on hotels, the prices of hotel rooms will see upward mobility owing to various factors ...

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Artificial Body Parts / Devices implanted by Surgical Procedure exempt from GST
02 Jan

The Kerala bench of the Authority of Advance Ruling ( AAR ) in an application filed by M/s Baby Memorial Hospital Ltd held that artificial body parts ...

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No GST on adoption fees, kids not goods
01 Jan

The fees that prospective parents pay to adopt a child is not subject to Goods and Services Tax, the Maharashtra bench of the Authority for Advance Ru ...

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GST credits: This new clause is a mood-spoiler for the taxpayer
01 Jan

The announcements made in the 37th GST Council meeting on September 20 did help assuage the nerves by way of certain positive announcements towards ra ...

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Desi demand spices up the Indian SaaS story
01 Jan

Indian Software as a Service (SaaS) companies are seeing demand for their products grow locally, following years of focus on the United States and Eur ...

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Food grain may be brought under GST, tax mechanism likely to be reorganized
31 Jan

Items such as food grain, which earlier attracted purchase tax under the value added tax (VAT) regime, may now be brought under the goods and services ...

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Goods and Services Tax: Centre planning cap on number of invoices for new registrants
31 Jan

To put a check on fly-by-night operators and generation of fake invoices under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, the Centre is mulling limiting ...

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Losses due to GST in FY23 to be Rs 13K cr: UP to Finance Panel
31 Jan

Uttar Pradesh has estimated that the state will suffer a loss of Rs 13,500 crore in 2022-2023 due to implementation of the Goods and Services Tax. Pre ...

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Govt plans to introduce e-way bill on gold movement
30 Jan

The government is considering introduction of e-way bill on the movement of gold to plug evasion and arrest declining goods and services tax (GST) rev ...

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Gas and ATF likely to be brought under GST soon
30 Jan

At least two out of the five petroleum products, including aviation turbine fuel or ATF and natural gas, are likely to be among the first set of petro ...

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New GST refund rules create confusion
30 Jan

Millions of GST payers are eagerly awaiting clarity over the new rules notified early this month that restricted the refund of input tax credit to 20% ...

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India should adopt Singapore's ‘GST voucher scheme'
26 Jan

Singapore's Goods and Services Tax (GST) voucher scheme should be adopted in India to bring huge positive impact for those in the lower and middle inc ...

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ICICI Bank sells entire stake in GST Network to 13 state governments
26 Jan

Private sector ICICI Bank NSE 3.16 % on Friday said it has exited the GST Network, the company facilitating collection of the indirect tax, by selling ...

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Section 140(3) of the CGST Act challenged
26 Jan

The writ petitions sought to question Clause (vi) of Section 140(3) of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (CGST Act for short). It is stated ...

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Eligibility of construction services for application of lower rate of CGST@6% and SGST @ 6%
26 Jan

Applicant is engaged in the business of providing Works Contract Services more particularly construction services. Applicant has undertaken developmen ...

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No ITC on Inward supplies of Goods and Services given as gifts
25 Jan

The Authority of Advance Ruling in Karnataka has ruled that, the applicant is not eligible to avail input tax credit ( ITC ) on the inward supplies of ...

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GST simplification to help India improve business ranking
25 Jan

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said efforts will be made to further simplify Goods and Services Tax, and expressed hope that it wil ...

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A racket in Gurugram busted for issuing fake GST Invoices of more than Rs 136 Cr
25 Jan

he Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI), Gurugram Zonal Unit, Gurugram arrested Sh. Rajiv Gupta on 23.10.2019, partner in M/s RST Batteries, ...

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Tamil Nadu government bats for reducing GST on machined job work to 5%
24 Jan

Tamil Nadu Municipal Administration and Rural Development Minister SP Velumani on 23.10.19 urged Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to reduce GST on ...

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Glenmark Pharma found guilty of Profiteering by NAA
24 Jan

The National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) has found Glenmark Pharmaceuticals guilty of not transferring the benefit of the Goods and Services Tax ...

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Truck owners challenge the notices issued against them under section of 130 CGST Act
24 Jan

The petitioner in the writ petition is seeking a direction to the respondent to drop the proceedings initiated against the petitioner under section 13 ...

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Clarification regarding applicability of Tool Amortisation cost in GST on Capital Goods received free from the Customer
24 Jan

The Applicant is a Private Limited Company, involved in the manufacture and sale of plastic moulds, press tools, Jigs/ Fixtures / Gauges, Injection mo ...

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Premium recovery from employees’ parents mediclaim not liable for GST
23 Jan

A Goods and Services Tax (GST) ruling has held that recovery of medical insurance premium from salary of employees for parents’ Mediclaim would not be ...

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States beat Centre in ensuring GST returns compliance
23 Jan

A Finance Ministry review of compliance behaviour of GST assessees has shown states outperforming the Centre.
In a review this month, the Ministry ...

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HC notice to GST over harassment
23 Jan

Gujarat High Court has issued notice to the GST department in response to a petition filed by a man claiming the GST officials had stationed inside hi ...

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Combination of GST & Monsoon hit fireworks units in Ahmedabad
22 Jan

An extended monsoon, combined with an 18% GST has hit fireworks production in Ahmedabad. Over a dozen units have been manufacturing fireworks on the o ...

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CBIC extends Last date for filing of CMP-08 for Composition Taxpayers to 22nd Oct, 2019
22 Jan

 The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs ( CBIC ) has extended the filing returns by the composition dealers in Form CMP-08 to October 22 ...

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New GST return forms may force firms to change ERP systems
21 Jan

In addition to the current invoices which are generated on the companies’ enterprise resource planning (ERP), the new system would also require automa ...

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E-commerce operator not liable to pay GST for manpower services rendered by drivers through its platform
21 Jan

Drive U seeks to provide drivers on demand to customers who wish to obtain the services of a driver - drivers are individuals independent se ...

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Corpus/Sinking Fund collected by Resident Welfare Association from members not liable to GST
21 Jan

An Apartment Owner's Association is collecting amount towards corpus/ sinking fund for future supply of services to its members. Such fund is mandator ...

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Supply of Ice-creams, chocolates, etc., made & served in outlet is taxable at 5% GST
21 Jan

Hatsun Agro Product supply ice-cream & other food items on order through ‘IBACO’ brand outlets along with serving of ice cream, seating facility, ...

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Tamil Nadu LIC Agents Protest Against FDI in Insurance and GST on Premium
19 Jan

The insurance agents of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India held a demonstration in front of all eight zonal offices in Tamil Nadu. They demande ...

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Coimbatore handloom industry reels under GST
19 Jan

The handloom industry is reeling after Central Government imposed five percent Goods and Services Tax (GST) on handloom products. The industry is affe ...

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E-invoicing, a game-changer for GST
19 Jan

The GST Council, on September 20, 2019, has approved the introduction of ‘E-invoicing’ or ‘electronic invoicing’ for business to business (B2B) transa ...

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Intermediaries dealing in international trade may not be liable to GST
18 Jan

One of the important decisions taken in the 37th GST Council meeting held on September 20, 2019 was that GST will not apply to intermediaries dealing ...

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Horse owner must pay 18% GST on racing prize
18 Jan

Vijay Baburao Shirke, owner of several winning racehorses, is often spotted at derby matches and in sports sections of newspapers. This time, he is in ...

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Government to increase IGST on imported crude palm oil
17 Jan

The food ministry is firming up a proposal to increase integrated GST (IGST) on imported refined palm oil to 12% to offset the impending cut in import ...

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GST Demand On Brand Usage may lead to Litigations
17 Jan

Tax authorities' demand for levying GST on brand usage by subsidiaries of a parent company or related party could lead to litigation and hit the earni ...

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GST had ‘adverse’ effect on realty sector
17 Jan

Most buyers opt for homes that are ready for possession in order to avoid tax survey The goods and service tax have had a big impact on mark ...

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Meeting to increase GST collection
16 Jan

The first meeting of the committee on making the Goods and Services Tax (GST) recovery more effective was inconclusive on Tuesday. The new meeting is ...

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Two popular garba organizers under GST dept scanner
16 Jan

Two of the popular garba venues in the city have come under goods and services tax. The state GST officials have begun conducting survey at the office ...

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Hopeful of GST collections recovering in the second half: Revenue Secretary
16 Jan

Goods & Services Tax (GST) collections are expected to pick up during the second half of the current fiscal, according Revenue Secretary Ajay B Pa ...

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GST panel meet today to look at ways to improve GST collection
15 Jan

Panel formed to suggest steps for improving GST collections to hold first meeting today A high-level panel set up by the government to suggest measure ...

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CBIC clarifies exemption of License Fee charged by States for Grant of Liquor Licences to Vendors from GST
15 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs ( CBIC ) has clarified that Goods and Services Tax ( GST ) on license fee for charged by  St ...

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Pitch to include gas, ATF in GST
15 Jan

Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday made a pitch to include natural gas and aviation turbine fuel within the ambit of the GST to reduce multipli ...

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ITC may Feel the Heat as GST Shortfall could Lead to Higher Taxes on Tobacco
15 Jan

Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia (CLSA) has trimmed weight on ITC in its model portfolio to ‘neutral’ on concerns that a shortfall in revenues from GST ...

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Exporters draw DRI wrath for alleged GST violations
14 Jan

The country’s primary anti-smuggling intelligence agency has begun resending notices to exporters for availing GST exemptions where exports preceded i ...

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GST lowered number of tax forms to 12 from 495: Official
14 Jan

Goods and Services Tax (GST) rollout has cut down the number of forms to be filed by businesses to just 12 from 495 under as many as 17 central and st ...

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IHMCL, GSTN to ink pact to link FASTag with GST e-way bill system on Oct 14
14 Jan

The Indian Highways Management Company Ltd (IHMCL) and Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) will sign a memorandum of understanding on Monday for int ...

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GST Network to release new version of return filing interface on 22 October
14 Jan

GST Network (GSTN) will release improved version of GST return filing interface on 22 October with an aim to further simplify the process. "Many of th ...

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Govt considering GST on private higher education
12 Jan

The Central Government is exploring the possibility of levying the Goods and Services Tax, or GST, on education in private colleges and universities, ...

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Thousands Of Crores Revenue Expected By Govt through 18% GST On Logos, Brand Names Of MNCs, Banks, IT Firms Proposed
12 Jan

The indirect tax department is demanding Indian companies and foreign banks to pay an 18 per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST) on the names of brands ...

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Reconsider 18% GST on group medical insurance for bank retirees
12 Jan

CPI general secretary D Raja on Friday wrote to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman urging her to reconsider the 18 per cent GST on the annual Group H ...

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Rules for input tax credit tweaked
12 Jan

In an effort to curb the menace of fake invoices and boost cash flow, the government has limited the input tax credit (ITC) to be availed by Goods and ...

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Revenue crunch prompts govt to consider GST rate hike on low-tax products
11 Jan

The finance ministry, faced with a steep revenue collection target for 2019-20, is internally exploring whether the goods and services tax (GST) can b ...

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No GST on goods sold at duty free shops in Mumbai airport: Bombay HC
11 Jan

In major relief to duty free shops, the Bombay High Court has ruled that goods and services tax (GST) cannot be levied on products sold at the duty fr ...

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ITC without Invoice restricted at 20% to increase GST Revenue
11 Jan

Keen to plug revenue leakages, the government has decided to restrict input tax credit under the goods and services tax to 20% of the eligible amount ...

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GST authority denied refund to MNC
10 Jan

A host of back offices of multinational companies in the financial sector face a tax whammy, with Goods and Services Tax authorities denying them refu ...

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Duty Free Shops at Mumbai International Airport are exempt from GST
10 Jan

The Bombay High Court recently held that duty free shops (DFS) at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai cannot be charged Goods and ...

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Solar thermal players seeks 10% growth after GST rate cut
10 Jan

Solar thermal industry players are confident of getting back into the boom trajectory and expect the sector to clock a growth of 10% after the reducti ...

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Exempt premium payable on group medical insurance of retirees from GST
09 Jan

The premium payable on the Group Medical Insurance Policy by retired bank officers and workmen staff should be exempt from Goods and Services Tax (GST ...

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Shyam Samruddhi is an Organic Fertilizer liable to 5% GST
09 Jan

The Maharashtra Authority of Advance Ruling in an application filed by Alligo Agrovet Pvt Ltd held that Shyam Samruddhi derived from an organic source ...

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Delhi GST authorities not to raid traders till Diwali
09 Jan

Delhi GST department officials or Enforcement Teams will not conduct raids or scrutinize records in the markets during peak festive sales. Authorities ...

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CBIC issues Clarifications to allow Re-Filing of Refund Claim where NIL Refund Claim was filed inadvertently under GST
07 Jan

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes ( CBIC ) has issued Clarifications to allow Re-Filing of Refund Claim where NIL Refund Claim was filed inadvertent ...

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At 89.67%, Chandigarh tops GST chart in country
07 Jan

Leading over all states and Union Territories of the country Chandigarh ranked first in the country in the Goods and Service Tax (GST) collections by ...

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Two cheat govt of Rs 700-crore through fake GST invoices, held
07 Jan

A racket of generating fake Goods and Services Tax (GST) invoices for fraudulently claiming the input tax credit (ITC) on non-supplied goods was buste ...

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Auto sector slowdown, widespread rainfall in Aug impacted GST mop-up
05 Jan

The Centre has blamed the cyclical slowdown in sectors such as automobile and widespread rainfall during August for the low Goods and Services Tax (GS ...

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Due to falling GST collection , Punjab say GST needs a fresh look
05 Jan

Falling goods and services tax collections seems to be driving a wedge between states and the Centre.
After Kerala, Punjab finance minister Manpree ...

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GST collections have grown 4.9 % Y-o-Y: RBI Monetary Policy
05 Jan

Despite GST collections coming at an 18 month low for the month of September 2019, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its Monetary Policy Report state ...

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GST haunts businesses with PMC accounts
04 Jan

Every PMC account holder is feeling the pinch. While many lost investments, there are others who have lost investments along with means to run their b ...

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GST amendment bill to be tabled in state assembly
04 Jan

The state Cabinet has decided to introduce the GST Amendment Bill, 2019 in line with the Union government’s requirements during the assembly session s ...

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A taxing time for states
04 Jan

There are growing concerns that the two major sources of tax revenues for state governments, the state goods and services tax (SGST) and central tax d ...

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Only 7% taxpayers will be required to submit monthly GST returns
03 Jan

About 93% of the goods and services taxpayers will be relieved of monthly return filing from the next fiscal year once the new simplified return syste ...

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Modi government gave gift to small businessmen! Just fill GST returns with SMS
03 Jan

The central government has given big relief to small traders. Goods and Services Tax (GST) assesses will be able to file GST Returns by sending only S ...

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Due to Floods and Auto slowdown: GST mop-up dips 3%
03 Jan

Goods and services tax (GST) collections in September fell 2.7% to Rs 91,916 crore, the lowest monthly mop-up in 19 months, as floods and the auto slo ...

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Gujarat High Court issues notice to Centre, GST Council, CBIC
03 Jan

Gujarat High Court has issued notices to the Centre, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council and the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBI ...

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List of new exemptions issued in notification
02 Jan

Dried Tamarind & plates and cups made of all kind of leaves or flower or bark exempted .
Supplies of Silver and Platinum by nominated agencies ...

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GST collection to reduce festive sales in e-commerce
01 Jan

offline traders have once again approached the government against the huge discounts being offered in e-commerce giants Flipkart and Amazon's festive ...

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Two firms in Surat, Vapi raided for GST evasion
01 Jan

Directorate General of GST Investigation (DGGI) unearthed Rs 8.75 crore worth of tax evasion by two firms based in Surat and Vapi respectively on Frid ...

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Tax Cuts Not Enough to Lift Sentiment On Auto: Jefferies
01 Jan

Brokerage Jefferies said it expects sharp cuts to FY20 earnings estimates of auto companies despite the recent corporate tax cut bonanza. Downgrading ...

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CAIT says e-commerce portals avoiding GST during festival sales; seeks probe
30 Jan

Traders body CAIT on Sunday alleged that e-commerce portals during the festive sales are causing huge loss of revenue to the government by levying GST ...

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Around 60 realty firms face GST anti-profiteering case
30 Jan

The National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) for goods and services tax is likely to deliver orders, starting next month, in around 60 profiteering ...

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GST Council clarify some recommendation made during 37th council meet
30 Jan

In Goa at its 37th meeting, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council made several recommendations to rationalize rates on some items, ease the complia ...

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Goa likely to suffer huge losses as GST revenue deficit touches 26%
28 Jan

The reduced GST rates may have brought cheer amongst the hotel industry across the country and to a state like Goa which is entirely dependent on tour ...

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Security firm admits to evading tax worth Rs 6 crore: GST Intelligence
28 Jan

Official of the Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) raided the premises of a security agency in Vapi of Valsad on Friday and found tax evas ...

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GST Network starts online refund processing
27 Jan

GST Network, the IT backbone of the indirect tax system, on Thursday unveiled an online refund process as decided by the GST Council.
With the depl ...

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The GST’s initial premise should be revisited
27 Jan

When the GST was launched in July 1, 2017 with the promise to simplify our incredibly complex indirect tax system and unify the country through a sing ...

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Fan manufacturers desire govt. to cut GST to 12%
27 Jan

Domestic fan manufacturers have urged the government to bring down the GST to 12% from 18% at present, saying duty reduction will help the industry in ...

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Panel spikes plea to lower GST on 165 more items
26 Jan

Motor vehicles and biscuits may have hogged the headlines when the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council decided not to lower the rates last week, but ...

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Hotel guests may not gain much from GST rate cut
26 Jan

The decision to hike hotel room rates by hospitality chains has raised another concern in the market – will the benefits from the recent reduction in ...

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Auto Industry must find own balance to enhance demand as GST council declines rate cut
25 Jan

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said that the auto industry would have to "find its own balance" to boost demand, with the GST Counc ...

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GST fraud Of Rs. 400 Crore involving Special Economic Zone units detected
25 Jan

The Directorate General of GST Intelligence has unearthed a scam in which exporters from the National Capital Region (NCR) allegedly availed Goods and ...

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'Under-invoicing' leading to GST evasion, claim bicycles makers
24 Jan

The "under-invoicing" of bicycles by some unscrupulous dealers in Ludhiana has hit the market of organised players and is also leading to GST evasion, ...

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Amit Mitra call to extend GST compensation payoff tenure
24 Jan

Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra has urged N.K. Singh, chairman of the Fifteenth Finance Commission, to extend the tenure of the GST compensation to ...

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Punjab CM befooling Sikhs on GST refund: SAD
24 Jan

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Monday attacked chief minister Amarinder Singh, saying the government had not refunded the state goods and services tax ( ...

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GST cheer for rail equipment makers
23 Jan

Manufacturers of rail equipment, including wagons, coaches and rolling stock, will be able to get more input tax credit (ITC) with the GST Council app ...

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GST Council withdraws circular, post-sale discount may be expensive
23 Jan

The controversy over whether post-sale discounts are taxable once again, between the peak supply of the festive season. The GST Council has withdrawn ...

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Hoteliers Expect Rise In Occupancy Post GST Rate Cut
23 Jan

Council's decision to lower GST on room tariffs 'will certainly increase occupancy'. The tax on room tariff of above Rs. 7,500 was lowered to 18% from ...

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GST measures to help export of gems and jewellery, says GJEPC
23 Jan

The GST rate reduction and corporate tax rate cuts will enhance ease of doing business, boost exports and make India more competitive with respect to ...

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Outcomes of 37th GST council meeting
21 Jan

  • GST Council recommends lower 12% cess on 1,500 cc diesel, 1,200 cc petrol vehicles with capacity to carry up to 13 people.
  • Group insur ...

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GST Rate Cut on Hotel Tariffs, Raised on Caffeinated Drinks
21 Jan

Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council has cut taxes on hotel accommodation, outdoor catering, cut and polished semi-precious stones and lowered cess on ...

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FM slashes corporate tax to fire up economy, market responds with a massive surge
21 Jan

Diwali came early for India Inc and the bourses after the Centre slashed effective corporate tax to 25.17%, inclusive of all cess and surcharges, for ...

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Five things to expect from GST Council meeting
20 Jan

The Council is expected to cut tax rates on hotels that charge room tariff of Rs. 7,500 or more per night and currently attract 28% GST.
The Counci ...

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Madras HC stays GST ruling on flat maintenance charges
20 Jan

The Madras High Court has stayed an order of the Tamil Nadu Authority for Advance Ruling (AAR) that 18% GST is applicable on the entire amount of the ...

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Little fiscal room for govt, but rates can drop: RBI guv
20 Jan

RBI governor said  that the government has little room for fiscal expansion. But he added there is more room to cut rates given the growth decele ...

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Govt. may necessitate E-way bill for Gold
19 Jan

The government is considering a proposal to make e-way bills necessary for transportation of precious metals like gold to stop malpractices and check ...

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Different Interest rates for delayed GST planned by Govt.
19 Jan

Govt. may levy differential rates of interest on taxpayers for delayed payment of Goods and Services tax (GST) in an attempt to prod businesses to pay ...

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Centre to review Issue of heavy Tax On Hotel Rooms with GST Council
19 Jan

The Centre on Wednesday said it will certainly take up the issue of "hefty" GST on hotel rooms' tariff in the meeting of its council as it impacts the ...

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‘Zero Duty on Open Cell TV Panels Only Till Sept 2020’
19 Jan

The Centre’s move to scrap the import duty on open cell panel, which claims 65-70% of the television production cost, will be valid for one year after ...

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Government looks at 28% GST on lottery
18 Jan

Govt. is looking at a single rate of 28% goods and services tax (GST) on lottery as part of the “one-nation, one-tax” principle, while also explo ...

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Five-Star hotels rates may be rationalise by GST Council
18 Jan

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council is likely rationalise rates for five-star hotels in its meeting on Friday, holding out hopes for a boost to t ...

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Working Under Amended GST Return Filing System
18 Jan

The new GST returns will replace the present system of GSTR-3B, GSTR-1 and the auto-populated GSTR-2A. Where GSTR-1 is the return of outward supplies, ...

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Cos Move Court Against Govt Over GST on Long-term Land Lease Pacts
18 Jan

Some companies have dragged the government and the indirect tax department to court over goods and services tax (GST) levied on long-term lease agreem ...

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GST Council not likely to reduce levy on biscuits
18 Jan

The GST Council may stay clear of reducing goods and services tax (GST) on biscuits, whose case is being aggressively pushed by companies led by Parle ...

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MeitY, DPIIT urge lower GST on ACs, high-end TVs
17 Jan

The ministry of electronics and IT and the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) have pushed for reduction of goods and serv ...

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Govt exempts cash payments above Rs 1 crore via APMC from 2% TDS
17 Jan

Govt. gave boost to liquidity in the farm sector ahead of the kharif harvesting season. It has decided not to levy the 2% tax deducted at source (TDS) ...

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Ministry of Finanace provide additonal depreciation on vehicle purchased from now till 31-3-2020
17 Jan

Nirmala Sitharaman said that to boost demand in the automobile sector several temporary relief measures will be introduced including an increased depr ...

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Aadhaar verification to be mandatory for new dealers from January
16 Jan

To check malpractices in GST, the GST Network decided to make Aadhaar authentication or physical verification mandatory for new dealers from January 2 ...

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Automobile industry woes and the conundrum of a cut in the GST rate
16 Jan

The fear of slowing automobile sales tipping over into a recession is mounting. The industry is pinning its hopes on a cut in the goods and services t ...

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States wary of any move to reduce GST rates
16 Jan

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting on Friday is likely to be a stormy affair, with some states opposing the Centre’s proposal to cut tax ...

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GST network releases online version of two simplified forms for taxpayers
14 Jan

The Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) on Friday released two forms-- ANX-1 and ANX-2--for simplified online returns.
A taxpayer will have to fi ...

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Firms with annual income upto Rs 2 crore could get GST return relief
14 Jan

The all-powerful GST Council is set to discuss a proposal to exempt small businesses with annual turnover of less than Rs 2 crore from filing annual r ...

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RBI panel pitches for federal body like GST Council in farm sector
14 Jan

An RBI panel on Friday suggested setting up of a federal body on the lines of the GST Council to implement reforms and boost credit flow in the agricu ...

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CBI Arrests GST Superintendent from Meerut in Rs 3 Lakh Bribe Case
14 Jan

The CBI has arrested a superintendent in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Department from Meerut for allegedly taking Rs 3 lakh to clear a pending cas ...

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States May Support GST Relief for Hotels, Consensus Unlikely on Auto
14 Jan

India's apex decision body for goods and services tax (GST) could consider relief for the hotel sector, a proposal that is likely to be backed by stat ...

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Most states demand GST cess extension for 3 years
14 Jan

Most states have pitched for extending the GST cess on automobiles, soft drinks, coal, tobacco and pan masala by another three years to compensate the ...

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Firms with annual turnover upto Rs 5 crore could get GST return relief
13 Jan

The all-powerful GST Council is set to discuss a proposal to exempt small businesses with annual turnover of less than Rs 5 crore from filing annual r ...

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Maharashtra FM seeks GST cut on Mumbai redevelopment projects: Report
13 Jan

To bring relief to Mumbai’s real estate sector from the current slowdown, Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar has sought goods and service ...

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NPCI clears GST sops for UPI QR code payments
12 Jan

Consumers and merchants might be able to avail tax incentive for digital payments through QR code on Unified Payments Interface (UPI) from next year. ...

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Big relief for small-GST assessees: May be spared burden of filing FY18 annual return
12 Jan

Small Goods & Services Tax (GST) assessees are likely to be exempted from filing annual returns for a year or so.
According to officials, small ...

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Auto stocks rally on hopes of GST rate cut; Tata Motors, Eicher, Maruti Suzuki gain up to 10%
12 Jan

Shares of auto companies rallied up to 10 per cent on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Wednesday on hopes of GST rate cut after Finance Minister Nir ...

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PVR, NY Cinemas probed for not passing on GST perks
12 Jan

The Director-General of Anti-Profiteering (DGAP) has begun investigations into NY Cinemas, PVR Cinemas and the Prasads Multiplex chain for allegedly p ...

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Goa meet, GST Council to look into inverted duty structure issue
11 Jan

The Goods & Services (GST) Council is expected to resolve issues related with inverted duty structure for various sectors in its 37th meeting sche ...

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Annual GST returns will end on turnover up to Rs 5 crore!
11 Jan

The equipment in question is the engine-booster turbochargers that attracted lower GST of 5 percent instead of applicable 28 percent
The Directorat ...

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Millenials' preference for Ola, Uber responsible for auto crisis, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman
11 Jan

Amid the worst slowdown in the Indian automobile sector, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stated that the decline in auto sales is not due to just ...

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GST relief for biscuit makers on cards: Panel may assess demand to cut tax rate
10 Jan

GST fitment committee will assess the long-standing demand of biscuit makers’ to provide GST relief on biscuits and the same is likely to be addressed ...

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GST Council to meet on Sep 20: Likely to Propose Single Refund Mechanism to sanction Refund
10 Jan

The most powerful GST Council, in its meeting scheduled on 20th September is likely to propose a procedure to permit a single authority for sanctionin ...

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Telangana too now needs GST compensation
10 Jan

The severe financial crisis that the country has been witnessing impacted Telangana State’s economy and it had to be compensated for below par revenue ...

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MSMEs hail Centre’s move to quicken refunds of GST
09 Jan

The micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector has hailed Centre’s move to quicken refunds of GST claims but expect more measures to cut down p ...

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Need to reduce GST on aluminium vessels stressed
09 Jan

The federation of aluminium vessel manufacturers has appealed to the Union Government to reduce the GST on these vessels.
Deputy Speaker Pollachi V ...

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GST Probe Body Allegedly Finds ABB India Evading Taxes
09 Jan

The indirect tax investigating agency allegedly found ABB India Ltd. evading goods and services tax by wrongly classifying equipment, according to a p ...

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High GST, increased Road Tax paralyze Automobile Industry in Jammu
09 Jan

The pan-India slowdown in Automobile Industry, which has been attributed mainly to higher GST rates by the industry leaders, has also started showing ...

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Top Hoteliers Meet Goa CM Pramod Sawant to Demand Cut in GST on Room Tariff
07 Jan

Top Goa hoteliers and tourism industry stakeholders sought reduction in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on room tariff from 28 % to 12% to help the s ...

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Extend IT, GST return dates in J&K’
07 Jan

Chamber of Commerce & Industry Jammu urged to get the dates for filling of all Income Tax and GST returns extended in J&K till December 31, 20 ...

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GST rate cut relief likely for compact cars, parts makers
07 Jan

The clamour for lowering the goods and services tax rate for the auto industry, following the massive slowdown in the sector, may prompt the GST Counc ...

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GST rate cut, emphasise on exports can spur demand: Auto experts
06 Jan

Union minister Nitin Gadkari assured the crisis- hit automobile industry of all possible support from the government, including taking up the demand o ...

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GST hurting workers, companies interested in skill training: Experts
06 Jan

GST levy on services is being applied on workers enrolling for the government's skill development programme, discouraging them and industries alike....

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Small companies will get more relief, there may be change in online bill
06 Jan

The system of issuing e-invoicing (e-bill) ie online bill can be changed under GST. Initially, small companies can be exempted from this. According to ...

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Single authority mechanism for processing GST refunds to exporters soon
06 Jan

A single authority for sanctioning and processing GST refunds is in the offing as the Finance Ministry looks to speed up and simplify the process for ...

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Centre looks to cut GST rates as car sales slump persists in August
03 Jan

The Union government has finally decided to bite the bullet on a tax cut for the automobile sector, on a day the industry reported the worst August fo ...

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Govt restores duty-free replenishment facility for jewellery exporters
03 Jan

The government has again permitted gold and silver jewellery exporters to replenish the precious metal duty free after selling it at international exh ...

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CBIC asks officers to meet GST refund target
03 Jan

In a swift action following Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman`s promise to clear all pending GST refunds of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSM ...

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GST collection drop Rs. 1L Cr. in Aug.
02 Jan

India's gross GST collections slipped below Rs 1 lakh crore to Rs. 98202 Crore in August.Gross revenue collections from the Goods and Services Tax in ...

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Tax mismatch: 443 bizmen get notices