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18% GST on Mining Licences till December 2018: AAR

The Authority for Advance Ruling in the State of Uttarakhand has observed that taxpayers with licenses that allow extraction or use of minerals including exploration and evaluation are to be classifie...Continued

Why are GST taxation reforms critical this year?

Experts believe that the economy tends to take a back seat when political and religious issues take precedence over everything else. Amidst all the protests and rallies around the CAA bill, India seem...Continued

Chennai GST revenue department activates Whatsapp number for ease of communication

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown, the GST revenue department of Chennai has issued a trade notice wherein the taxpayers falling under Central Jurisdiction within the State ...Continued

GST Dept issues Circular addressing issues related to Refund of Excess Balance in Cash Ledger

The Principal Additional Director General of System and Data Management of the Goods and Services Tax & Central Excise has issued a circular to Principal Commissioners of all GST Zones and Central Boa...Continued

Finance Ministry not considering calamity cess on GST

Unlike previous reports, the Finance Ministry is not considering the imposition of a calamity cess on GST as businesses are grappling with low sales and declining demand during this time. Previous rep...Continued

Indian Staffing Federation demands abolition of 18% GST

The apex body of temporary workers industry in India, the Indian Staffing Federation has demanded that the Centre categorise its services as ‘Merit Services’ and reduce the GST on such services to 5% ...Continued

LIC Maturity Sum given to directors exempted from GST

While issuing a ruling that the salary of directors does not attract the Goods and Services Tax, the Authority for Advance Ruling in Karnataka also held that if the director of a company is in receipt...Continued

Samsonite denied the benefit of GST reduction to consumers

The National Anti-Profiteering Authority in India has held that Samsonite has denied the benefit of the reduction in Goods and Services Tax to its customers. This is in contravention of Section 171 of...Continued

28% GST applicable on carbonated fruit juices that fall under the definition of aerated drinks

The Tamil Nadu Appellate Authority on Advance Ruling has issued a verdict that a Goods and Services Tax at the rate of 28% is applicable on the supply of carbonated fruit juices....Continued

Alternate mechanism facility for exporters to claim IGST refunds in cases of mismatch extended

In light of the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has issued a circular extending the deadline to access the alternate mechanism facility for exporters ...Continued