GST News

Telling Numbers: Growth of GST collection, from one fiscal to the next

In 2019-20, the total collection in the first three months has been Rs 3,14,093 crore, a monthly average of Rs 1,04,698 crore.

Sanitaryware industry urges govt to cut GST, encourage hygiene

"The manufacturers have therefore requested to the GST council to lower the rates from the current 18 percent to 5 percent and help improve sanitation levels in the country," the director of Indian Council of Sanitaryware Manufactures said.


Coming up short

Two years on, GST collections continue to underwhelm. Simplified returns, e-invoicing, could improve compliance

‘Few unscrupulous traders’ actions make majority of honest taxpayers uncompetitive’

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on Monday, said 535 cases of fake invoices involving a total fraudulent claim of Rs 2,565 crore of input tax credit (ITC) have been booked and 40 persons have been arrested so far in the current financial year.

Centre to roll out new GST return filing system from October, host of other reforms

The Finance Ministry said it will introduce the new return system on a trial basis from July 1 and on mandatory basis from October 1. "Sahaj & Sugam returns for small taxpayers are proposed," it said.

GST superintendent booked by CBI in DA case

The CBI alleged that the couple was in possession of disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs 87.5 lakh -- which included properties, bank balance, a high-end Hyosung GT250RC motorbike, Mercedez Benz GLA 200 sports car, Corolla Altis.


Aligarh kachori seller gets tax notice for annual turnover more than Rs 60 lakh

The commercial tax department raided the outlet and alleged that its annual turnover is more than Rs 60 lakh. Under the GST Act, a business has to be registered with GST if its annual turnover is more than Rs 40 lakh.

GST Council to consider reducing tax on electric vehicles, Lok Sabha told

Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur was replying to a question asked by BJP MP Varun Gandhi during the Question Hour. "The matter has been placed before the GST Council and will be considered. As of now, it is pending before the council," he said.

GST Intelligence arrests Haryana firm partner for multi-crore tax evasion on cotton

The accused, identified as Manish Kumar, is a partner in Hisar’s M/s Sushil Kumar Munish Kumar firm and controller of the same firm in Ahmedabad.

Sitharaman-led first GST Council meet to decide on tax cut on e-vehicles, NAA extension

The Council will also consider tweaking GST rate on lottery. An 8-member group of state finance ministers could not reach a consensus on whether a uniform tax rate should be imposed on lotteries or the current differential tax rate system be continued.

GST Videos

The Agrarian Unrest Part 1: This could be the Narendra Modi government’s biggest problem

Thousands of farmers from across the country have taken to the streets. ‘Dilli chalo’ is their slogan. What do they want? And is agrarian distress this government’s biggest problem? Harish Damodaran explains.

Why a leader is aligning with someone is more important that who aligns with who; Mamata Banerjee has a major role: Amit Mitra, Bengal Finance Minister

Bengal FM Amit Mitra talks about demonetisation, the problems with GST, failing Centre-state relations, the need for protecting and building institutions such as the RBI and CBI, investments in the state, and what the BJP “doesn’t get about Bengal".


How demonetisation and GST hit MSMEs: News in Numbers

Two years on, we look at how demonetisation (and GST) had an adverse impact on micro, small and medium enterprises or MSMEs. Here are some of the concerns that MSMEs are dealing with.

Yashwant Sinha Again Slams Pm Modi’s Govt., Says ‘Gst Was Implemented In A Hurry’

Criticizing the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre again, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader  Yashwant Sinha on Thursday described the implantation of the GST from July 1 as the second major blow to the Indian economy after demonetization.He also said that the BJP can no longer blame […]

Opinion | Why the Opp's boycott of the midnight GST session is mealy mouthed?

On the eve of the midnight meeting to mark the rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the Congress on Thursday announced its decision to boycott the event, calling it a “publicity gimmick” and “tamasha”. While the Trinamool Congress was the first to announce its boycott earlier this week, other Opposition parties like the […]

GST Rollout Traders In Ghaziabad Shut Shop, Halt Train in Kanpur in Protest

With the government set to roll out Goods and Services Tax (GST) from June 30 midnight, traders in Uttar Pradesh are opposing the implementation of GST. In Ghaziabad, traders will not operate on Saturday to press for amendments to certain provisions of the GST before the scheduled implementation of the new tax regime tomorrow. The […]


Congress Decides To Skip Midnight GST Launch In Parliament

With Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announcing that her party would boycott the June 30 midnight Parliament event to roll out the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Congress has also decided not to attend the Goods and Services Tax (GST) midnight session. The decision came after Congress President met former Prime […]

GST Set For June 30 Midnight Launch At Special Parliament Session

Asked about industry bodies, small and medium enterprises, not being prepared for the switch over to GST, Jaitley said the date of rollout has been announced well in advance and so “nobody had any business not to be ready”. Besides, additional time has been given in the initial period for filing of the results, thus […]

Opinion | Is GST Good For India?

The GST Council, in its 14th round of deliberations in Srinagar over two days, focused on the approval of the GST rules, the fitment of over 1,200 commodities into the five pre-announced tax slabs and the tax rates on services. The Council decided to tax services under four slabs of 5 per cent, 12 per […]

Goods and Services Tax Network Rejects CAG's Request To Appoint Auditor

GSTN or Goods and Services Tax Network, a private limited company set up in 2013 for providing IT infrastructure to all stakeholders for the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax, has rejected a request from CAG to appoint an auditor as well as to conduct a supplementary audit as is being done, at present, […]