GST Corner

Examination for Confirmation of Enrollment of GST Practitioners to be Conducted by NACIN

·    Last Chance for Eam

ABS News Service/15.05.2019

GSTR-3B Filing Date Extended to 20 June 2019 for the Month of April 2019 for Odisha Taxpayers

Notification No. 24/2019 – Central Tax dated 11 May 2019

GSTR-1 Filing Date Extended to 10 June 2019 for the Month of April 2019 for Units Turnover above Rs. 1.5 crs for Odisha Taxpayers

Notification No. 23/2019 – Central Tax dated 11 May 2019

Last Date for Exercising the Option by Promoters to Pay Tax at the Old Rates of 12%/ 8% with ITC Extended to 20 May 2019

Notification No. 9/2019- Integrated Tax (Rate) dated 10 May 2019

Last Date for Exercising the Option by Promoters to Pay Tax at the Old Rates of 12%/ 8% with ITC Extended to 20 May 2019

Notification No. 10/2019-Central Tax (Rate) dated 10 May 2019

GST Revenue Up to Rs. 1.14 lakh crores in April, IGST Accounts for Share of 0.55 lakh crores

·   Central Disburses States Share of SGST Refund from Balance IGST Credit with It to be Shared in 50:50 Ratio with States

ABS News Service/02.05.2019

Pre-Import Condition for Exemption of IGST Condition in Advance Authorisation Case Struck Down by Gujarat High Court

·   Pre-Import Condition not to Apply with Retrospective Effect from the date of 31 October 2017

ABS News Service/02.05.2019

GST Exemption also Applicable on Installments Payment for Long Term Lease of Industrial Plot – TRU Clarification

Circular No. 101/20/2019-GST dated 30 April 2019

GST on Seed Certification Applicable on Certification Tag Value

·   Application for Seed Production

·   Registration of Sowing Report

·   Field Inspection

·   Seed Processing

·   Seed Sampling and Analysis

·   Tagging and Sealing

Circular No. 100/19/2019-GST dated 30 April 2019

Filing of Application for Revocation of Cancellation of Registration – Procedure Detailed

Circular No. 99/18/2019-GST dated 23rd April, 2019

Utilization of Input Tax Credit under GST in New Rules 88A

·      Wait for Software Upgradation

Presently, the common portal supports the order of utilization of input tax credit in accordance with the provisions before implementation of the provisions of the CGST (Amendment) Act i.e. pre-insertion of Section 49A and Section 49B of the CGST Act. Therefore, till the new order of utilization as per newly inserted Rule 88A of the CGST Rules is implemented on the common portal, taxpayers may continue to utilize their input tax credit as per the functionality available on the common portal.

Circular No. 98/17/2019-GST dated 23rd April, 2019

New Rule 12 to Come Effect from 21 June 2019

Notification No. 22/2019 - Central Tax dated 23rd April, 2019

Self-Assessed Tax in Form GST CMP-08 of the CGST Rules, 2017 – Quarterly Statement Last Date till the 18th Day of the Month Succeeding such Quarter

·   Annual Return in Form GSTR-4 of the CGST Rules, 2017 on or before 30th Day of April following the end of such Financial Year

Notification No. 21/2019 - Central Tax dated 23rd April, 2019

Revocation of Cancellation of Registration Returns within 30 days from Order Date

Notification No. 20/2019 - Central Tax dated 23rd April, 2019

GSTR-7 Filing Date Extended to 12 April from 10 April 2019 for the Month of March 2019

Notification No. 18/2019 – Central Tax dated 10 April 2019

GSTR-1 Filing Date Extended to 13 April 2019 for the Month of March 2019 for Units Turnover above Rs. 1.5 crs

Notification No. 17/2019 – Central Tax dated 10 April 2019

Procedure for Registration under 3% Composition Duty Scheme for Below Rs. 50 lakh Turnover Cases

97-GST Circular dated 05.04.2019

IGST Rates on Real Estate Sector Services w.e.f. 1 April 2019

Seeks to amend notification No. 8/2017- Integrated Tax (Rate) so as to notify IGST rates of various services as recommended by Goods and Services Tax Council for real estate sector.

03/2019-Integrated Tax (Rate), dated 29-03-2019

IGST Exemption on Real Estate Sectors

Seeks to amend notification No. 9/2017- Integrated Tax (Rate) so as to exempt certain services as recommended by Goods and Services Tax Council for real estate sector.

04/2019-Integrated Tax (Rate), dated 29-03-2019

IGST: CBIC Notifies Services Taxable under RCM of Real Estate Sector

Seeks to amend notification No. 10/2017- Integrated Tax (Rate) so as to specify services to be taxed under Reverse Charge Mechanism (RCM) as recommended by Goods and Services Tax Council for real estate sector.

05/2019-Integrated Tax (Rate), dated 29-03-2019

Person Liable to Pay IGST on Development Rights, FSI

Seeks to notify certain class of persons by exercising powers conferred under section 148 of CGST Act, 2017.

06/2019-Integrated Tax (Rate), dated 29-03-2019

IGST on Real Estate Sector under RCM on Supply from Unregistered Supplier

Seeks to notify certain services to be taxed under RCM under section 5(4) of IGST Act as recommended by Goods and Services Tax Council for real estate sector.

07/2019-Integrated Tax (Rate), dated 29-03-2019

IGST Rate on Supply of Goods for Real Estate Sector under RCM by Unregistered Dealer

Seeks to amend notification No. 1/2017- Integrated Tax (Rate) so as to notify IGST rate of certain goods as recommended by Goods and Services Tax Council for real estate sector.

08/2019-Integrated Tax (Rate), dated 29-03-2019

Central Goods and Services Tax (Second Amendment) Rules, 2019

Seeks to make Second Amendment (2019) to CGST Rules.

16/2019-Central Tax, dated 29-03-2019

CGST Rates on Real Estate Sector Services w.e.f. 1 April 2019

Seeks to amend notification No. 11/2017- Central Tax (Rate) so as to notify CGST rates of various services as recommended by Goods and Services Tax Council for real estate sector.

03/2019-Central Tax (Rate), dated 29-03-2019

CGST Exemption on Real Estate Sector

Seeks to amend notification No. 12/2017- Central Tax (Rate) so as to exempt certain services as recommended by Goods and Services Tax Council for real estate sector.

04/2019-Central Tax (Rate), dated 29-03-2019

CBIC Notifies Services to be Taxed under RCM of Real Estate Sector

Seeks to amend notification No. 13/2017- Central Tax (Rate) so as to specify services to be taxed under Reverse Charge Mechanism (RCM) as recommended by Goods and Services Tax Council for real estate sector.

05/2019-Central Tax (Rate), dated 29-03-2019

CBIC Notifies Person Liable to Pay GST on Development Rights, FSI

Seeks to notify certain class of persons by exercising powers conferred under section 148 of CGST Act, 2017.

06/2019-Central Tax (Rate), dated 29-03-2019

CGST on Real Estate Sector under RCM on Supply of Goods or Services from Unregistered Supplier

Seeks to notify certain services to be taxed under RCM under section 9(4) of CGST Act as recommended by Goods and Services Tax Council for real estate sector.

07/2019-Central Tax (Rate), dated 29-03-2019

CGST Rate on Supply of Goods for Real Estate Sector under RCM by Unregistered Person

Seeks to amend notification No. 1/2017- Central Tax (Rate) so as to notify CGST rate of certain goods as recommended by Goods and Services Tax Council for real estate sector.

08/2019-Central Tax (Rate), dated 29-03-2019

CBIC Amends new GST Composition Scheme Rules Related to ITC

Seeks to amend notification No. 02/2019- Central Tax (Rate) so as to provide for application of Composition rules to persons opting to pay tax under notification no. 2/2019- Central Tax (Rate).

09/2019-Central Tax (Rate), dated 29-03-2019

UTGST Rates on Real Estate Sector Services w.e.f. 1 April 2019

Seeks to amend notification No. 11/2017- Union Territory Tax (Rate) so as to notify UTGST rates of various services as recommended by Goods and Services Tax Council for real estate sector.

03/2019-Union Territory tax(rate), dated 29-03-2019

UTGST Exemption on Real Estate Sector

Seeks to amend notification No. 12/2017- Union Territory Tax (Rate) so as to exempt certain services as recommended by Goods and Services Tax Council for real estate sector.

04/2019-Union Territory tax(rate), dated 29-03-2019

Real Estate Services Taxable under RCM w.e.f. 1 April 2019

Seeks to amend notification No. 13/2017- Union Territory Tax (Rate) so as to specify services to be taxed under Reverse Charge Mechanism (RCM) as recommended by Goods and Services Tax Council for real estate sector.

05/2019-Union Territory tax(rate), dated 29-03-2019

CBIC Notifies Person Liable to Pay UTGST on Development Rights, FSI

Seeks to notify certain class of persons by exercising powers conferred under section 148 of CGST Act, 2017.

06/2019-Union Territory tax(rate), dated 29-03-2019

UTGST on Real Estate Sector under RCM on Supply from Unregistered Supplier

Seeks to notify certain services to be taxed under RCM under section 7(4) of UTGST Act as recommended by Goods and Services Tax Council for real estate sector.

07/2019-Union Territory tax(rate), dated 29-03-2019

UTGST Rate on Supply of Goods for Real Estate Sector under RCM by Unregistered Person

Seeks to amend notification No. 1/2017- Union Territory Tax (Rate) so as to notify UTGST rate of certain goods as recommended by Goods and Services Tax Council for real estate sector.

08/2019-Union Territory tax(rate), dated 29-03-2019

UTGST: CBIC Amends New GST Composition Scheme Rules Related to ITC

Seeks to amend notification No. 02/2019- Union Territory Tax (Rate) so as to provide for application of Composition rules to persons opting to pay tax under notification no. 2/2019- Union Territory Tax (Rate).

09/2019-Union Territory tax(rate), dated 29-03-2019

Due Date for Furnishing FORM GST ITC-04 (Input Credit on Job Worker) for the period July 2017 to March 2019 Extended till 30th June 2019

Notification No. 15/2019–Central Tax Dated 28 March, 2019

Transfer of Input Tax Credit in case of Death of Sole Proprietor - Procedure of Filing FORM GST ITC-02

·   Registration liability of the transferee / successor

·   Cancellation of registration on account of death of the proprietor

·   Transfer of input tax credit and liability

·   Manner of transfer of credit

Circular No. 96/15/2019-GST Dated 28 March 2019

Verification of New GST Registration Procedure- CBIC Clarification

Circular No. 95/14/2019-GST Dated 28 March 2019

CBIC Clarifications on GST Refund and Reversal of Input Tax Credit

Circular No. 94/13/2019-GST Dated 28 March 2019

Appointment of Common Authority for the purpose of Exercise of Powers under Sections 73,74, 75 and 76 of the CGST Act, 2017

Order No. 2/2019-GST dated 12 March 2019

IGST Payable on Supply of PSLC (Priority Sector Lending Certificates) Traded Over e-Kuber Portal of RBI from Now Onwards, CGST and SGST Payments Regularised

Circular No. 93/12/2019-GST dated 8 March 2019

GSTR-1 for Large Size Units for April-June 2019 Extended to 11th day of Succeeding Month

·    July 2017 to June 2019 Returns under 38(2) and 39(1) to be Notified Later

Notification No. 12/2019-Central Tax dated 7th March 2019

Notifications to Implement GST Councils Recommendations on GST for MSME Released

·   Composition Scheme Turn-over Raised to 1.5 crores

·   Exemption from Registration and Payment of GST Raised to 40 Lakhs, Service Providers to Rs. 20 Lakhs

·   Mix Suppliers (Goods+Services) Rs. 50 Lakhs

·   Scheme to be Implemented from 1 April 2019

·   Samples Supply not Liable to GST

CBIC Press Release dated 7 March 2019

GST Circular No. 92 dated 7th March 2019

Notification No. 10/2019-Central Tax dated 7th March 2019

Notification No. 14/2019-Central Tax dated 7th March 2019

Notification No. 02/2019-Central Tax (Rate) dated 7th March 2019

No GST on TCS (Tax Collected at Source)

GST Corrigendum dated 7th March 2019 to Circular No. 76 dated 31st December 2018

GSTR-1 for Quarter April-June 2019 Extended to 31 July, 2019

Notification No. 11/2019-Central Tax dated 7th March 2019

GSTR-3B by 20 July 2019, GST to be Paid on this Date

Notification No. 13/2019-Central Tax dated 7th March 2019

GST not Paid on Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana Skill Development Regularised

Notification No. 1/2019-Service Tax dated 6 March 2019

GST on Under Construction Housing Properties Cut to 5%

·    Levy on affordable houses cut to 1% from 8%; definition of affordable housing changed

ABS News Service/25.02.2019

Online Filing of FORM GSTR-3B thru Common Portal for the Month of Jan 2019 Extended to 28 Feb 2019 for J&K Taxpayers

Notification No. 09/2019 – Central Tax dated 20 February 2019

Intra State Payment of CGST and SGST Accepted instead of IGST Applicable on Warehoused Supply

·   One Time Exception Allowed

Circular No. 91/10/2019-GST dated 18 February 2019

Place of Supply to be Mentioned Inter State Supply Invoice

Circular No. 90/09/2019-GST dated 18 February 2019

Inter State Supplies to Unregistered Persons Must be Reported in FORM GSTR-3B and FORM GSTR-1

Circular No. 89/08/2019-GST dated 18 February 2019

Last Date for Filing GSTR-7 Extended to 28 Feb 2019 for of Jan 2019

Notification No. 8/2019 – Central Tax dated 8 February 2019

IGST Exemption on Supply of Services in Nepal or Bhutan against Rupee Payment Withdrawn

Notification No. 2/2019- Integrated Tax (Rate) dated 4 February 2019

GST Changes Clarifications

·    LUT in Export Allowed for Rupee Payment Cases under RBI Guidelines

·    Job Work Movement Clarified

·    Role and Liability of Principal

·    Job Worker Registration Criteria on All India Basis Now

·    Moulds and dies, jigs and fixtures or tools may not be included in the value of job work services provided its value has been factored in the price for the supply of such services by the job worker

·    Moulds return not required. They are treated as supply after expiry of free period

·    Allowing 14 days for owner/transporter to pay tax/penalty for seized goods

·    Form GST MOV-08 (para 4) Reverses

·    Mistakes in Payment be paid Voluntarily or through GST DRC-03

·    No Returns during Cancellation of Registration Proceedings

·    Taxpayer is freed from the routine compliances, including filing returns, under GST Act during the pendency of the proceedings related to cancellation

Circular No. 88/07/2019-GST dated 1 February 2019

GST Circular 46/2017 dated 24.11.2017 on Warehoused Goods Rescinded along with 03/01/2018/IGST dated 25.05.2018

Circular No. 04/2019-Customs dated 1 February 2019

Supply in Warehoused not under GST – Levy Applicable only after Customs Clearance into DTA

Circular No. 04/01/2019-GST dated 01.02.2019

Time Limit for FORM GST TRAN-1 Submission of Declaration Extended till 31 March 2019

Order No. 01/2019-GST dated 31 January 2019

Last Date for Filing FORM GSTR-7 for the month Oct-Dec 2018 Extended till 28 Feb 2019

Notification No.  07/2019 – Central Tax dated 31 January 2019

Seeks to rescind notification No. 8/2017-Central Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017 in view of bringing into effect the amendments (regarding RCM on supplies by unregistered persons) in the GST Acts

01/2019-Central Tax (Rate), dated 29-01-2019

Seeks to bring into force the CGST (Amendment) Act, 2018

02/2019-Central Tax, dated 29-01-2019

Seeks to amend the CGST Rules, 2017

03/2019-Central Tax, dated 29-01-2019

Seeks to amend notification No. 2/2017-Central Tax dated 19.06.2017 so as to define jurisdiction of Joint Commissioner (Appeals)

04/2019-Central Tax, dated 29-01-2019

Seeks to amend notification No. 8/2017-Central Tax dated 27.06.2017 so as to align the rates for Composition Scheme with CGST Rules, 2017

05/2019-Central Tax, dated 29-01-2019

Seeks to amend notification No. 65/2017-Central Tax dated 15.11.2017 in view of bringing into effect the amendments (to align Special Category States with the explanation in section 22 of CGST Act, 2017) in the GST Acts

06/2019-Central Tax, dated 29-01-2019

Seeks to rescind notification No. 32/2017-Central Tax (Rate) dated 13.10.2017 in view of bringing into effect the amendments (regarding RCM on supplies by unregistered persons) in the GST Acts

01/2019-Integrated Tax (Rate), dated 29-01-2019

Seeks to bring into force the IGST (Amendment) Act, 2018

01/2019-Integrated Tax, dated 29-01-2019

Seeks to amend notification No. 7/2017-Integrated Tax dated 14.09.2017 to align with the amended Annexure to Rule 138(14) of the CGST Rules, 2017.

02/2019-Integrated Tax, dated 29-01-2019

Seeks to amend notification No. 10/2017-Integrated Tax dated 13.10.2017 in view of bringing into effect the amendments (to align Special Category States with the explanation in section 22 of CGST Act, 2017) in the GST Acts

03/2019-Integrated Tax, dated 29-01-2019

Seeks to bring into force the GST (Compensation to States) Amendment Act, 2018

01/2018-Compensation Cess, dated 29-01-2019

GST Appellate Tribunal (GSTAT) Approved by Cabinet

PIB Press Release dated 23 January 2019

IGST and Compensation Cess Exemption Allowed in DFIA Cases under AA – Central Tax Notification

·   AAL and Deemed Exports Covered

·   Alternatively Utilization in Factory with CA Certificate Must

·   IGST and CC to be Paid if Goods Sold in Market

·   Facility Expires on 31 March 2019

Central Tax Notification No. 01 dated 15th January 2019

GST Act 2018 Amendments to be Notified w.e.f. 1 February 2019

·    Last date for passing the examination for GST Practitioners to be extended till 31.12.2019

Press Release dated 10 January 2019

Service Tax as Transition Credit Allowed Upfront in GST Law under Sec. 140(1) CGST Act, 2017

Circular No. 87/06/2019-GST dated 2 January 2019

IGST Export Refunds – EGM Errors Hampering IGST Refund Processing – Mismatch in Local Gateway EGMs Result in Error SB006

CBIC Circular No. 01/2019-Customs dated 2 January 2019

GST Revenue Collection Falls in December 2018

·   Rs. 94,726 crore of total gross GST revenue collected in the month of December

PIB Press Release dated 1 Jan 2019

GST on IIMs only below 1 Year Courses, Past Cases from 1 Jan 2018 Covered

·   Short Term Courses without Official Recognition to Pay 18% GST

GST Circular No. 82/01/2019-GST dated 1st January 2019

No GST on ADB and IFC

GST Circular No. 83/02/2019-GST dated 1st January 2019

Printing of Pictures is under 998386 Liable to 18% GST

GST Circular No. 84/03/2019-GST dated 1st January 2019

Clarification on GST Rate Applicable on Supply of Food and Beverage Services by Educational Institution

·   Food and beverages by an educational institution to its students, faculty and staff, where such supply is made by the educational institution itself, is exempt under Notification No. 12/2017-Central Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017, vide Sl. No. 66 w.e.f. 01-07-2017 itself. However, such supply of food and beverages by any person other than the educational institutions based on a contractual arrangement with such institution is leviable to GST@ 5%.

GST Circular No. 85/04/2019-GST dated 1st January 2019

GST on Services of Business Facilitator (BF) or a Business Correspondent (BC) to Banking Company

·   Classification of branch of a bank as located in rural area and the services which can be provided by BF/BC, is governed by the RBI guidelines. Therefore, classification adopted by the bank in terms of RBI guidelines in this regard should be accepted.

·   The exemption from tax on services provided by BF/BC is dependent on the meaning of the expression “accounts in its rural area branch”.

·   The scope of exemption to services provided in relation to “accounts in its rural area branch” vide Sl. No. 39 of Notification No. 12/2017- Central Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017.

·   Banking company is liable to pay GST on the entire value of service charge or fee charged to customers whether or not received via business facilitator or the business correspondent.

GST Circular No. 86/05/2019-GST dated 1st January 2019

GST and IGST Rates Changes Recommended by GST Council in its 31st Meeting on 22 December 2018 – Effective from 1 January 2019

 

Seeks to further amend notification No. 1/2017-Integrated Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017 to change GST rates on goods as per recommendations of the GST Council in its 31st meeting

25/2018-Integrated Tax (Rate), dt. 31-12-2018

Seeks to further amend notification No. 2/2017-Integrated Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017 to exempt GST on goods as per recommendations of the GST Council in its 31st meeting.

26/2018-Integrated Tax (Rate), dt. 31-12-2018

Seeks to exempt integrated tax on supply of gold by nominated agencies to registered persons.

27/2018-Integrated Tax (Rate), dt. 31-12-2018

Seeks to amend notification No. 8/2017- Integrated Tax (Rate) so as to notify IGST rates of various services as recommended by Goods and Services Tax Council in its 31st meeting held on 22.12.2018.

28/2018-Integrated Tax (Rate), dt. 31-12-2018

Seeks to amend notification No. 9/2017- Integrated Tax (Rate) so as to exempt certain services as recommended by Goods and Services Tax Council in its 31st meeting held on 22.12.2018.

29/2018-Integrated Tax (Rate), dt. 31-12-2018

Seeks to amend notification No. 10/2017- Integrated Tax (Rate) so as to specify services to be taxed under Reverse Charge Mechanism (RCM) as recommended by Goods and Services Tax Council in its 31st meeting held on 22.12.2018.

30/2018-Integrated Tax (Rate), dt. 31-12-2018

Seeks to insert explanation in an item in notification No. 8/2017 – Central Tax (Rate) by exercising powers conferred under section 11(3) of CGST Act, 2017.

31/2018-Integrated Tax (Rate), dt. 31-12-2018

Seeks to amend the IGST Rules, 2017 so as to notify the rules for determination of place of supply in case of inter-State supply under sections 10(2), 12(3), 12(7), 12(11) and 13(7) of the IGST Act, 2017.

04/2018-Integrated Tax, dt. 31-12-2018

GST Clarifications on

·      Govt Departments too must Pay GST and Register on Sale of used Goods to Unregistered Buyers

·      Penalty is only after SCN, No Penalty on Late Filing if SCN Not Issued

·      Debit Note Credit Note after Notification – GST to be Paid at Notification Rate

·      Sec 51 to CGST to Apply only on 51% Govt Undertaking

·      TCS to be Collected on Full Value including Income Tax

·      No Invoice with Supply leaves field Open for GST Officer to Decide who the Owner is

Circular No. 76/50/2018-GST dated 31-12-2018

Denial of Composition Option by Tax Authorities and Effective Date

·      Where the taxpayer has sought withdrawal from the composition scheme, the effective date shall be the date indicated by him in his intimation/application filed in FORM GST CMP-04

·      In case of denial of option by the tax authorities, the effective date of such denial shall be from a date, including any retrospective date as may be determined by tax authorities

Circular No. 77/51/2018-GST dated 31-12-2018

Full GST under Reverse Charge for Import of Services to Applicable on Reverse Charge Basis even when only Part Payment is Received in India and Balance Received Outside India

Circular No. 78/52/2018-GST dated 31-12-2018

CBIC Clarification on GST Refund thru RFD-01A Route

·      In GSTR 2A cases, clarified that the said statement and these invoices, instead of being submitted physically, shall be electronically uploaded on the common portal at the time of filing the claim of refund in FORM GST RFD-01A. Neither the application in FORM GST RFD-01A, nor any of the supporting documents, shall be required to be submitted physically in the office of the jurisdictional proper officer.

·      the taxpayer will still have the option to physically submit the refund application to the jurisdictional proper officer in FORM GST RFD-01A, along with supporting documents, if he so chooses.

·      The acknowledgement for the complete application or deficiency memo, as the case may be, would be issued by the jurisdictional tax officer based on the documents so received electronically from the common portal. However, the said acknowledgement or deficiency memo shall continue to be issued manually for the time being.

·      A refund application is electronically transferred to the wrong jurisdictional officer, he/she shall reassign it to the correct jurisdictional officer electronically within a period of three days.

·      After the issuance of a deficiency memo, taxpayers would be required to submit the rectified refund application under the earlier Application Reference Number (ARN) only.

·      The documents/statements/undertakings/invoices to be submitted along with the refund application in FORM GST RFD-01A are the same as have been prescribed under the CGST Rules and various Circulars issued on the subject from time to time. Only the method of submission of these documents/statements/undertakings/invoices is being changed from the physical mode to the electronic mode.

·      Where there are multiple inputs attracting different rates of tax, in the formula provided in rule 89(5) of the CGST Rules, the term ‘Net ITC’ covers the ITC availed on all inputs in the relevant period, irrespective of their rate of tax.

Circular No. 79/53/2018-GST dated 31-12-2018

Clarification on GST Rates and Classification (Goods)

·   Sattu unbranded, it attracts Nil GST (S. No. 78 of notification No. 2/2017-Central Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017) and if branded and packed it attracts 5% GST (S. No. 59 of schedule I of notification No. 1/2017-Central Taxes (Rate) dated 28.06.2017).

·   Fish meals, meat cum bone meal (MBM) etc., attract 5% GST under S. No. 103 in notification No. 1/2017- Central Tax (Rate) dated 28.6.2017. (Prepared feed to attract Nil GST under SNo. 102)

·   Vitamins, provitamins are supplied in a form in which they are capable of general use, i.e. in the form in which it could be used as inputs or raw materials for further processing, instead of being ready to use, then these would be classifiable under heading 2936. For specific use, the code is HS 2309 which is the ready to use preparation.

·   LPG supplied in bulk, whether by a refiner/fractionator to an OMC or by one OMC to another for bottling and further supply for domestic use will fall under the S. No. 165A of the notification No. 1/2017- Central Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017 and shall, accordingly, attract a GST rate of 5%, with effect from 25.1.2018. (Actual supply to domestic consumers not important. The form and packing for domestic supply in the key).

·   Polypropylene Woven and Non-Woven Bags and PP Woven and Non-Woven Bags laminated with BOPP would be classified as plastic bags under HS code 3923 and would attract 18% GST. (BOPP Lamination determines classification under Ch 39 non laminated bags of jute will go under Ch 53).

·   Wood logs or any kind of wood in the rough/timber, including the wood in rough/log/timber used for pulping falls under heading 4403 and attract GST at the rate of 18%.

·   Bagasse board [whether plain or laminated] falling under chapter 44 will attract concessional GST rate of 12%.

·   Fabrics sold in a pack as ladies salwar suit. Any embroidery on a fabric piece or certain embellishment thereon does not change the basic nature of their being a fabric.

·   Heading 6307 would not cover a fabric pieces or a set of pre-packed fabric pieces, even if embroidered or embellished. Such set of fabric pieces would attract GST at the rate of 5%.

·   In SNo. 234 of 1/2017 for 5% GST notification specifically applies only the goods falling under chapters 84, 85 and 94 of the Tariff. Therefore, this concession would be available only to such machinery, equipment etc., which fall under Chapter 84, 85 and 94 and used in the initial setting up of renewable energy plants and devices including WTEP. This entry does not cover goods falling under other chapters, say a transport vehicle falling under Chapter 87 that may be used for movement of waste to WTEP.

·   Turbo charger for Railway is specifically classified under chapter HS code 8414 80 30. It continues to remain classified under this code irrespective of its use by Railways. Therefore, it is clarified that the turbo charger is classified under heading 8414 and attracts 18% GST.

·   Inter-state movement of goods for provision of service on own account is not supply and not liable to GST. No transfer of title in such goods or transfer of goods to the distinct person by way of stock transfer is involved, it does not constitute a supply of such goods. Hence, it is clarified that any such movement on own account (not involving distinct person in terms of section 25), where such movement is not intended for further supply of such goods does not constitute a supply and would not be liable to GST.

GST Circular No. 80/54/2018-GST dated 31st December 2018

Sprayers are the same as Sprinklers for Irrigation

·   Clarification Leads to Withdrawal of SCN on Sprinkler Importers by Customs

GST Circular No. 81/55/2018-GST dated 31st December 2018

Seeks to extend the time period specified in notification No. 31/2018-CT dated 06.08.2018 for availing the special procedure for completing migration of taxpayers who received provisional IDs but could not complete the migration process.

67/2018-Central Tax, dt. 31-12-2018

Seeks to extend the time limit for furnishing the return in FORM GSTR-3B for the newly migrated taxpayers.

68/2018-Central Tax, dt. 31-12-2018

Seeks to extend the time limit for furnishing the return in FORM GSTR-3B for the newly migrated taxpayers.

69/2018-Central Tax, dt. 31-12-2018

Seeks to extend the time limit for furnishing the return in FORM GSTR-3B for the newly migrated taxpayers.

70/2018-Central Tax, dt. 31-12-2018

Seeks to extend the time limit for furnishing the details of outward supplies in FORM GSTR-1 for the newly migrated taxpayers.

71/2018-Central Tax, dt. 31-12-2018

Seeks to extend the time limit for furnishing the details of outward supplies in FORM GSTR-1 for the newly migrated taxpayers.

72/2018-Central Tax, dt. 31-12-2018

Seeks to exempt supplies made by Government Departments and PSUs to other Government Departments and vice-versa from TDS.

73/2018-Central Tax, dt. 31-12-2018

Fourteenth amendment to the CGST Rules, 2017.

74/2018-Central Tax, dt. 31-12-2018

Seeks to fully waive the amount of late fees leviable on account of delayed furnishing of FORM GSTR-1 for the period July, 2017 to September, 2018 in specified cases.

75/2018-Central Tax, dt. 31-12-2018

Seeks to specify the late fee payable for delayed filing of FORM GSTR-3B and fully waive the amount of late fees leviable on account of delayed furnishing of FORM GSTR-3B for the period July, 2017 to September, 2018 in specified cases.

76/2018-Central Tax, dt. 31-12-2018

Seeks to fully waive the amount of late fees leviable on account of delayed furnishing of FORM GSTR-4 for the period July, 2017 to September, 2018.

77/2018-Central Tax, dt. 31-12-2018

Seeks to extend the due date for furnishing FORM ITC-04 for the period from July, 2017 to December, 2018 till 31.03.2019.

78/2018-Central Tax ,dt. 31-12-2018

Seeks to amend notification No. 2/2017 - Central Taxes dated 19.06.2017.

79/2018-Central Tax, dt. 31-12-2018

Seeks to further amend notification No. 1/2017-Central Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017 to change GST rates on goods as per recommendations of the GST Council in its 31st meeting.

24/2018-Central Tax (Rate), dt. 31-12-2018

Seeks to further amend notification No. 2/2017-Central Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017 to exempt GST on goods as per recommendations of the GST Council in its 31st meeting.

25/2018-Central Tax (Rate), dt. 31-12-2018

Seeks to exempt central tax on supply of gold by nominated agencies to registered persons.

26/2018-Central Tax (Rate), dt. 31-12-2018

Seeks to amend notification No. 11/2017- Central Tax (Rate) so as to notify CGST rates of various services as recommended by Goods and Services Tax Council in its 31st meeting held on 22.12.2018.

27/2018-Central Tax (Rate), dt. 31-12-2018

Seeks to amend notification No. 12/2017- Central Tax (Rate) so as to exempt certain services as recommended by Goods and Services Tax Council in its 31st meeting held on 22.12.2018.

28/2018-Central Tax (Rate), dt. 31-12-2018

Seeks to amend notification No. 13/2017- Central Tax (Rate) so as to specify services to be taxed under Reverse Charge Mechanism (RCM) as recommended by Goods and Services Tax Council in its 31st meeting held on 22.12.2018.

29/2018-Central Tax (Rate), dt. 31-12-2018

Seeks to insert explanation in an item in notification No. 11/2017 – Central Tax (Rate) by exercising powers conferred under section 11(3) of CGST Act, 2017.

30/2018-Central Tax (Rate), dt. 31-12-2018

CGST REFUND

SEVA BHOJ YOJNA (SBY) Scheme on IGST Paid for Free Food Distribution by Temples and other like Bodies

Circular No. 75/49/2018-GST dated 27th December 2018

GST Council Slashes Rates, New Slab of Five Percent for Small Service Providers

PIB Press Release dated 22nd December 2018

Recommendations Made by the GST Council in its 31st Meeting at New Delhi on 22 Dec 2018

PIB Press Release dated 22nd December 2018

Recommendations for Changes in GST Acts

PIB Press Release dated 22nd December 2018

Important Issues Referred by GST Council to various Committees on 22 Dec 2018

PIB Press Release dated 22nd December 2018