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Highlights of notifications, circulars and removal of difficulty orders released on 28th and 29th of June 2019.

1) Notification no. 26/2019- Due date for furnishing GSTR 7 for October 2018 to July 2019 is extended to 31-08-2019.

2) Notification no. 27/2019- Due date for furnishing GSTR 1 for registered persons having aggregate turnover upto 1.5 crore in preceding financial year/current year for Quarter July to September 2019 is 31st October 2019.

3) Notification no. 28/2019- Due date for furnishing GSTR 1 for registered persons having aggregate turnover above 1.5 crore in preceding financial year/current year for each of the month from July to September 2019 will be eleventh day of the month succeeding such month.

4) Notification no. 29/2019- Due date for furnishing GSTR 3B for each of the months from July, 2019 to September, 2019 shall be on or before the twentieth day of the month succeeding such month.

5) Notification no. 30/2019- An OIDAR having supply from a place outside India to a person in India, other than a registered person as the class of registered persons who shall follow the special procedure shall not be required to furnish annual return in Form GSTR 9 u/s44(1) r/w rule 80 and reconciliation statement in form 9C u/s 44(2) r/w rule 80(3)

6) Notification no. 32/2019- Due date for furnishing ITC-04 for July 2017 to June 2019 is extended till 31-08-2019.

7) Circular 102/2019- Clarification on applicability of GST on penal interest and additional/penal interest on delayed payment of EMI

8) Circular 103/2019- Clarification on place of supply in case of services provided by ports and Services rendered on goods temporarily imported in India

9) Circular 104/2019- In case wrong mapping of refund application to tax authorities ,where re assignment is not possible on common portal, the application should be processed by the tax authority to whom the refund application has been electronically transferred by the common portal. After the processing of the refund application is complete, the refund processing authority may inform the common portal about the incorrect mapping with a request to update it suitably on the common portal so that all subsequent refund applications are transferred to the correct jurisdictional tax authority.

10) Circular 105/2019- Clarification on treatment of various types of post sales discounts

11) Order 6/2019- The due date for furnishing annual return GSTR 9, GSTR 9A and GSTR 9C for FY 2017-18 is extended up to 31.8.2019. 

12) Notification no. 30/2019- Changes in CGST rules

13) Notification no.10/2019 & 11/2019 (CGST), 11/2019 (IGST) and circular 106/2019- Regarding retail outlets established in departure area of an international airport, beyond the immigration counters, making tax free supply of goods to an outgoing international tourist

Highlights of 35th GST Council Meeting

The 35th GST Council meeting concluded with consensus on the following matters

1. GST annual return due date extended till 31 August 2019 for FY 2017-18

The due date for filing GSTR-9, GSTR-9A, and GSTR-9C for the FY 2017-18 has been extended by two months, till 31 August 2019. Official notification can be made anytime soon.

2. Aadhaar-enabled GST Registration introduced:

In order to ease the current process of GST registration and reduce the paperwork involved, GST Council has given a go-ahead to a new system for verification of taxpayers registering themselves under GST. Aadhaar number shall be linked to the GSTIN while generation.

3. NAA tenure extended by two years

Tenure of National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) was due to end by 30 November 2019. GST Council has further extended this tenure by two years, to enable it to take up all the pending cases. Hence, the authority can take up new cases in future due to rate cut issues, indicating that the GST Council has plans for further rationalisation of GST rates.

4. 10% penalty to apply for any delay in depositing profiteered amount

GST Council has approved a levy of 10% penalty for delay in depositing the profiteered amount by more than 30 days. This is a fair measure that would encourage timely compliance by the taxpayer.

5. E-invoicing to start from January 2020

The new system for raising all the tax invoices on the GST portal has received in-principle approval for implementation from 1 January 2020. This applies to only B2B invoicing. By this system, no separate e-way bill will be required in case of e-invoice. Returns to be framed from these e-invoices. A phased implementation is being worked out.
Earlier, the government had fixed Rs 50 crore as the limit for the applicability of e-invoicing.

6. E-ticketing made mandatory for multiplexes

Among other major decisions, the GST Council approved the electronic ticketing system, for multiplexes, having multi-screens. This will help curb cases of tax evasion and the use of black tickets that have been prevalent.

7. Rate cut decision on electric vehicles, chargers & leasing thereof deferred; Committee to submit its report

The decision to cut GST rates for electric vehicles and electric chargers have been postponed to the next Council meeting. The matter has been referred to the Fitment Committee for checking the feasibility of the rate cut. At present, the GST rates for electric vehicles and electric chargers are 12% and 28% respectively.

Likewise, the valuation rules for goods and services pertaining to solar power generating systems and wind turbines will be placed before the next Fitment Committee. The suggestions made by this Committee will be placed before the next GST Council meeting.

8. Rate cut for lottery put on hold; Matter to be referred before an Attorney General

The previous council meet had not tabled the rate cut matter for lotteries. The 35th GST Council meeting discussed the matter at length and also brought to light two pending cases on this matter before the high court and supreme court respectively. Although the courts had referred the matter back to GST Council, the Council has decided to consult the Attorney General of India.

9. GSTAT to be GST Appellate Tribunal.

The GST council also definitively stated the Goods and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal will be the appellate authority and will adjudicate on appeals arising from central and state tax authorities’ in-house dispute resolution system. The states will decide the number of GSTAT required by them as a result of which there can be two tribunals in a single state.

10. Other Due date extensions

 

Form

New due date

ITC-04 for July 2017- June 2019

31 August 2019

CMP-02 for opting into the composition scheme for service providers under Notification 2/2019-CT rate

31 July 2019

11. For non-filing of GST returns, E-way bills to be blocked

The law stated that where the GST returns in GSTR-3B/ GSTR-4 is not filed for two consecutive tax periods, e-way bill generation for such taxpayers would be disabled. This will be brought into effect from 21 August 2019, instead of the earlier notified date of 21st June 2019.

28th Mar 2019

The due date for ITC-04 of July 2017-March 2019 is now extended to 30th June 2019.

 

 19th Mar 2019

34th GST Council Meeting was held on 19th Mar 2019.

GST Council members met via video conferencing to discuss and pass the circulars drafted for rate cuts on affordable and non-affordable housing under construction.

 

24th February 2019

  • The 33rd GST council meet was held on 24th February 2019.
  • The due date to file GSTR-3B for the month of January 2019 has been extended up to 22nd February 2019*

*subject to notification being issued by CBIC.For the State of Jammu & Kashmir, due date is 28th February 2019.

 

10th February 2019

The next meeting-33rd GST Council meeting is scheduled to be held on 20th February 2019 via Video Conferencing.

It will be chaired by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Real estate and export sector to be in limelight.

This will be the first one after the Interim Budget 2019.

 

10th January 2019

32nd GST Council meeting was held at New Delhi and chaired by Shri Arun Jaitley. Announcements made was a big relief to MSMEs and small traders.

The key takeaways of the 32nd GST Council meeting are as follows:

  • Increase in GST registration limit from Rs 20 lakhs up to Rs 40 lakhs for suppliers of goods.
  • Changes in the existing composition scheme made by increasing the turnover limit to join the scheme up to Rs 1.5 crores, tax payments to be made quarterly and returns to be filed annually starting 1st April 2019.
  • New composition scheme is introduced for service providers and those who supply services along with goods; the Turnover limit set is Rs 50 lakhs and the Tax rate is fixed at 6%.
  • No rate cuts were announced this time. GoMs were formed to study taxation of under-construction properties & lotteries.
  • Calamity cess up to 1% for up to 2 years will be charged for supplies made within the State of Kerala.

 

22nd December 2018

31st GST Council meeting was held on 22nd December 2018; Some rate cuts, Decisions to extend filing of GSTR-9,9A and 9C upto 30th June 2019, New return filing to be made applicable on trial basis from 1st April 2019 and many more were announced.

 

8th December 2018

CBIC extends due date for filing GSTR-9, GSTR-9A and GSTR-9C from 31st December 2018 till 31st March 2019 for FY 2017-18.

 

8th December 2018

Next 31st GST Council meeting to be held on 22nd December 2018 at Delhi.

 

26th Oct 2018 :

  1. Due date of GST ITC-04 for the period of July 2017 to September 2018 extended till 31 December 2018.
  2. Taxpayers whose registration has been cancelled by the proper officer on or before September 30, 2018, shall be required to furnish the final return in Form GSTR-10 till December 31, 2018.

 

21st Oct 2018 :

Due date to reconcile and file the amended GST data for FY 2017-18 in GSTR-3b for September 2018 & claim accurate ITC now extended to 25 October 2018. 

 

28th Sep 2018 :

30th GST Council Meet held on 28th September 2018 (Friday) through video conferencing.

 

13th Sep 2018 :

  1. TDS & TCSprovisions will be effective from 1st Oct 2018.
  2. Form GSTR-9C released. Due date of filing GSTR -9C yet to be notified.

 

10th Sept 2018:

  1. Extension of Due date for GSTR-3B only for newly migrated taxpayersfor months July 2017 to Nov 2018 till 31st December 2018. The due dates remain unchanged for rest of the taxpayers.
  2. Extension of Due date for GSTR-1in case of taxpayers with turnover above Rs 1.5 crores in previous FY or Current FY
  3. Regular taxpayers : for months from July 2017 to September 2018 extended till the 31st October 2018.
  4. Newly migrated taxpayers : for months from July 2017 to November 2018 extended till the 31st December 2018.
  5. Extension of Due date for GSTR-1in case of taxpayers with turnover upto Rs 1.5 crores in previous FY or Current FY
  6. Newly migrated taxpayers : For all quarters from July 2017 to September 2018 extended till 31st December 2018.
  7. For flood-affected regions of Kodagu, Mahe and Kerala : Above table of dates remain the same except for quarter July 2018 to September 2018 extended till 15th November 2018.
  8. Due date of TRAN-1 and TRAN-2 is extended for certain taxpayers who could not complete filing due to tech glitch,to 31st March 2019 and 30th April 2019 respectively.

 

4th Sep 2018 : 

  1. Taxpayers who filed GST CMP-04 for opting out of the composite scheme between 2nd March 2018 to 31st March 2018 can declare their ITC claim in Form GST ITC -01 till 3rd of October 2018.
  2. Time limit to file Form GST ITC-04 for the period from July 2017 to June 2018 has been extended till 30th September 2018.
  3. CBIC released formats of GSTR -9 & GSTR -9A.
  4. GST council waives the late fees for the following :
  5. Taxpayers whose GSTR -3B for the month of October 2017 was submitted but not filed on the common portal.
  6. Taxpayers whose GSTR -4 was filed for the period of October to December 2017 within due date but late fees were mistakenly charged.
  7. Input service distributors who paid late fees for GSTR-6 for any tax period between 1st Jan 2018 to 23rd Jan 2018.

 

21st Aug 2018:

Due date for filing GSTR – 3B for July 2018 has been extended to 24th August 2018.

 

6th Aug 2018:

Reverse Charge Mechanism (in case of supplies made by unregistered persons to registered persons), TDS and TCS provisions under GST deferred till 30th Sept 2019.

 

4th Aug 2018:

29th GST Council Meet was held at New Delhi. Incentives on Digital payments got a green flag. Committee to be formed for addressing MSME woes.

 

30th Jul 2018:

Know the highlights of Proposed changes to GST return filing.

 

30th Jul 2018:

Due date of GSTR-6 filing extended for months from July 2017 to August 2018  is 3oth September 2018.

 

GST: Steady decline in number of return filers in last four months

by admin on July 11, 2019 at 12:13 pm
Total number of entities filing GST returns has seen steady declined in the last four months for which data is available. Between February and May this year, the number of entities filing GST return has declined by almost 8 lakh, which is nearly 10% of the total GST return filed in the country...

Delhi government cancels GST registration of 1282 traders for fraud

by admin on July 10, 2019 at 12:13 pm
The Delhi government has cancelled the GST registration of 1,282 traders who were found to be involved in the issuance of fake invoices. In addition, “show cause notices for cancellation have been issued to 3,221 dealers, of which proceedings are still underway​,” a government statement said on Wednesday...

Temporary Reduction in GST for Passenger Vehicles Will Boost Demand - Pawan Goenka

by admin on July 09, 2019 at 12:13 pm
Seeking a temporary reduction in GST rates for passenger vehicles to perk up the demand, which has been on a downward trajectory for quite some time now, Mahindra & Mahindra Managing Director Pawan Goenka said on Friday that the move will keep the demand cycle going...

Centre Has Lowered Its GST Target, but Is It Still Too Ambitious?

by admin on July 08, 2019 at 12:13 pm
The Union government rationalised its expectations for tax revenue collection in FY20 while presenting the Budget. Instead of the projected collections in the interim budget of Rs 25.52 trillion, the budget on Friday pegged the government’s gross tax revenues at Rs 24.62 trillion...

Budget 2019: Government Recommends Reduction Of GST From 12

by admin on July 05, 2019 at 12:13 pm
The government has recommended reducing the GST rate on electric vehicles under the Union Budget 2019, from the current 12 per cent to five per cent, while also offering an additional income tax on loans taken to purchase EVs...

Businesses to declare mismatch in GST returns form, outward supplies

by admin on July 03, 2019 at 12:13 pm
The Finance Ministry Wednesday said any mismatch in GST monthly sales return and outward supply details will have to be reported in annual return form and due taxes should be paid...

GST collections fall below ₹1 trillion for first time in FY20

by admin on July 01, 2019 at 12:13 pm
GSTcollections for June dipped marginally below target with receipts at ₹99,936 crore. The sluggish momentum in tax collection growth is partly due to the cuts in tax rates

New GST return filing system will simplify process: Sushil Modi

by admin on June 30, 2019 at 12:13 pm
Dubbing the new system as GST-2, Sushil Modi said the GST council has decided that the new filing system would be launched from October 1 this year...

Additional discount given by a company to a dealer will attract GST

by admin on June 28, 2019 at 12:13 pm
The Finance Ministry on Friday said the additional discount given by a company to a dealer in certain cases will be liable to Goods & Services Tax (GST)...

Entities identified on basis of risk parameters to face GST audit

by admin on June 26, 2019 at 12:13 pm
The revenue department has come out with a plan to audit accounts of GST registered businesses based on risk parameters, which may include history of tax evasion, irregular filing of returns and employing "questionable accountants"...

15th Finance Commission stresses on dialogue with GST council

by admin on June 25, 2019 at 12:13 pm
Finance Commission Chairman N K Singh said the panel had requested the Finance Minister, who is the Chairman of the GST council, regarding this, and has received a favourable response...

Companies using GST softwares will increase, says Logo Infosoft CEO

by admin on June 24, 2019 at 12:13 pm
Logo Infosoft, the Indian arm of South Eastern Europe's leading software vendor Logo, expect India to become their largest market in the next 2-3 years riding on a projected boom for Goods and Services Tax (GST) management solution market, a top company official said...

GST council extends return filing date

by admin on June 22, 2019 at 12:13 pm
In a major relief to trade and businesses, the GST Council, in its first meeting after the PM Narendra Modi government came back to power, extended the cut-off date for filing annual returns, by two months, to August 2019...

GST council extends tenure of anti-profiteering body

by admin on June 21, 2019 at 12:13 pm
India has extended the anti-profiteering framework under the goods and services tax (GST) by another two years while also making the rules more stringent to ensure companies pass on the benefit of lower taxes to consumers...

Beware: Businesses avoiding GST, council deliberating crackdown

by admin on June 20, 2019 at 12:13 pm
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is all set to chair her first meeting of the GST council on Friday. The newly appointed finance minister will preside over a ...

GST Council to consider e-invoicing for firms with over Rs 500-cr turnover

by admin on June 11, 2019 at 12:13 pm
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council in its first meeting under the new chairman, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, on June 20 will consider the introduction of an electronic invoicing mechanism for large companies on a voluntary basis, with an aim to capture transactions on a real-time basis.

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