GST Council Current Affairs, GK & News

GST Council

The GST bill seeks to set up a GST Council. The GST Council aims to develop a harmonized national market of goods and services. According the GST Bill, the President must constitute a GST Council within sixty days of this Act coming into force. The composition of the GST Council includes: The Union Finance Minister ..

45th GST Council Meeting-Highlights

45th GST council Meeting was chaired by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on September 17, 2021 in Lucknow. Discussions over bringing petrol & diesel under the GST regime was discussed and several key decisions were taken. Highlights Issue of Petrol & Diesel was discussed as Kerala High Court had questioned it. However, Council decided not to ..

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Govt. begins review of legal issues in GST

The Central Government has begun a review of the goods and services tax (GST) law so as to provide clarity on the various issues that have cropped up regularly since it implemented in the year 2017.   Highlights This review is being undertaken to clear the air on various issues such as whether the services ..

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44th GST Council Meeting

44th meeting of Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council was chaired by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on June 12, 2021. Several changes in GST rate have been made which would be applicable till September 30, 2021. What decisions were taken? As per the Finance Minister, GST Council has accepted recommendations of Group of Ministers (GoM) ..

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0% IGST on Import of Covid-related relief material

The Government of India recently waived the Integrated GST till June 30, 2021. This included Remdesivir, Beta cyclodextrin, medical grade oxygen, oxygen concentrators, cryogenic transport tanks, etc. Conditions The Government of India has provided exemptions under the following conditions: A Nodal Authority should be appointed by the State Government in accordance with the Central Goods ..

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GST Compensation: Rs 6,000 crores tranfered to 16 states

On October 23, 2020, the Government of India transferred Rs 6000 crores to 16 states and two union territories as the first tranche. The interest rate has been fixed at 5.19 %. Key highlights Over 21 states had opted for the borrowing scheme. And five other states did not have revenue shortfall to claim compensation. ..

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