Key Takeaways of 43rd GST Council Meeting held on 28th May, 2021

GST
Key Takeaways of 43rd GST Council Meeting held on 28th May, 2021 The 43rd GST Council meeting took place on 28th May, 2021 via video conferencing. The key takeaways of the meeting are:    a) In order to provide relief to the small taxpayers, an amnesty scheme has been recommended for reducing late fees payable.    b) Annual Return in FORM GSTR-9 will remain optional for small taxpayers for FY 2020-21    c) Import of COVID-related relief items including AmphotericinB (required for treating Mucormycosis), even if purchased or meant for donating to Govt. or to any relief agency upon recommendation of State authority, to be exempted from IGST till 31st August 2021    d) Group of Ministers to be formed quickly (by tomorrow), who will submit report by 8 June 2021; to examine need…
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CBIC has amended GST Rule 23 Revocation of cancellation of registration

GST
CBIC has amended GST Rule 23 Revocation of cancellation of registration Vide Notification No. 15/2021 Central Tax, dated 18th May, 2021 the amendment to Rule 23 is as under: Amendment in sub-rule (1) The amendment in section 30 made vide the Finance Act, 2021 has been made effective from 01.01.2021. The amended provision provides for extension of time limit for applying for revocation of cancellation of registration on sufficient cause being shown and for reasons to be recorded in writing, by: (a) the Additional or Joint Commissioner, as the case may be, for a period not exceeding thirty days; (b) the Commissioner, for a further period not exceeding thirty days, beyond the period specified in clause (a) above. Consequential amendment has been made in rule 23(1) to provide that the…
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Relief in GST Compliance for Mar21 and Apr21

GST
Relief in GST Compliance for Mar21 and Apr21 Lowering of interest rates for delayed payment of tax Notification No. 13/2017- Central Tax dated 28th June, 2017 has been amended vide Notification No. 08/2021-Central Tax dated 01st May,2021 to reduce the rate of interest for delayed payment of CGST (u/s 50 of the CGST Act, 2017) as under: Class of registered persons      Rate of Interest Applicable tax                periodTaxpayers whose aggregate turnover in the preceding FY > Rs. 5 crores9% for the first 15 days from the due date and 18% thereafterMarch, 2021, April, 2021Taxpayers whose aggregate turnover in the preceding FY ≤ Rs. 5 crores[Both taxpayers filing monthly returns and taxpayers filing quarterly returns under QRMP scheme]Nil for the first 15 days from the due date, 9% for…
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Provisional Indirect Tax Collections for FY 20-21 show growth of more than 12% from FY 19-20: Press Release

GST
Provisional Indirect Tax Collections for FY 20-21 show growth of more than 12% from FY 19-20 Press Release dated April 13th, 2021 The provisional figures for indirect tax collections (GST & non-GST) for the Financial Year 2020-21 show that net revenue collections are at Rs 10.71 lakh crore as compared to 9.54 lakh Crore for the Financial Year 2019-20, thereby registering a growth of 12.3%. As regards customs, net tax collections stood at Rs. 1.32 lakh crore during Financial Year 2020-21 as compared to Rs.1.09 lakh crore during the previous Financial Year, thereby registering a growth of around 21%.
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Quick Review of GST Proposal in Budget 2021

Budget, GST
Quick Review of GST Proposal in Budget 2021 As per the Finance Bill 2021 is No GST Audit is required. Clause 101 of Finance bill states Sub-section (5) of section 35 of the CGST Act is being omitted so as to remove the mandatory requirement of getting annual accounts audited and reconciliation statement submitted by specified professional. 2. Further, in Clause 102 of Finance bill Section 44 of the CGST Act is being substituted so as to remove the mandatory requirement of furnishing a reconciliation statement duly audited by specified professional and to provide for filing of the annual return on self-certification basis. It also provides for the Commissioner to exempt a class of taxpayers from the requirement of filing the annual return. 3. Clause 99 of Finance Bill provides an additional…
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All about GST Quarterly Return Monthly Payment (QRMP) Scheme

All about GST Quarterly Return Monthly Payment (QRMP) Scheme

GST
All about GST Quarterly Return Monthly Payment (QRMP) Scheme Q1. Who can take benefit of the QRMP Scheme? Taxpayers whose aggregate turnover (incl Branc Transfers) is up to Rs. 5 Crore in the preceding financial year are eligible for QRMP Scheme. In case if the aggregate turnover exceeds Rs.5 crore during any quarter in the current financial year, they shall not be eligible for the scheme from the next quarter. E.g, If a Taxpayers aggregate Turnover for all GSTIN's in FY 19-20 is Rs. 5 crore of less and Turnover in FY 20-21 upto Dec20 does not exceed Rs. 5 crore, such a tax payer can take benefit of the QRMP Scheme for filing GST Returns from Jan-21 onwards. Some examples to better understand the eligibilty: Q2. How does the…
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