IGST Current Affairs, GK & News

How will GST Exemption lead to Price rise?

The West Bengal Chief Minister recently requested the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to exempt COVID medicines and oxygen tanks from taxes. Several other states such as Odisha were also asking for tax exemption on key medicines. The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently said that full exemption of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on Vaccines will ..

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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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IGST on Import of Oxygen Concentrators reduced

The Ministry of Finance recently cut the IGST on import of oxygen concentrators for personal use to 12%. Earlier it was 28%. IGST is Integrated Goods and Services Tax. The decision was announced by the Central Board of Indirect taxes and Customs. The changes are being made in accordance to the IGST Act, 2017. Constitutional ..

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GST Council meet

On June 12, 2020, the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman chaired the 40th GST Council Meet. Highlights The minister at the meet announced that no late fee will be charged from the taxpayers (small taxpayers) that had filed GST returns between July 2017 and January 2020. This is being done as there is lot of GST ..

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GSTN to make Aadhaar authentication mandatory for new dealers from January 2020

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Network has decided to make Aadhaar authentication or physical verification mandatory for new dealers from January 2020 so as to check malpractices in GST. Aadhaar authentication was earlier optional. The announcement in this regard was made by Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi, who heads the Group ..

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