GST: Press Release of 38th GST Council Meeting


GST: Press Release of 38th GST Council Meeting:

38th Meeting of the GST Council, New Delhi

18 December, 2019
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PRESS RELEASE
(Law and Procedure related changes)

In the 38th Meeting of the GST Council held on 18.12.2019, the GST council recommended the following:

1. Grievance Redressal Committees (GRC) will be constituted at Zonal /state level with both CGST and SGST officiers and including representatives of trade and industry and other GST stakeholders ( GST practioners and GSTN etc.). these committees will address grievances of soecific /general nature of taxpayers at Zonal/state level.

2. Due date for annual return in FORM GSTR-9 and reconcillation statement in FORM GSTR-9C for F.Y 2017-18 to be extended to 31.01.2020

3. Following measures would be taken to improve filing of FORM GSTR-1

(i) waiver of late fees to be given to all taxpayers in respect of all pending FORM GSTR-1 from July 2017 to November 2019 if the same are filed by 10.01.2020

(ii) E Way Bill  for taxpayers who have not filed their FORM GSTR-1 for two tax periods shall be blocked.

4. Input tax credit to the recipient in respect of invoices or debit notes that are not reflected in his FORM GSTR-2A shall be restricted to 10 per cent of the eligible credit available in respect of invoices or debit notes reflected in his FORM GSTR-2A.

5. To check the menace of fake invoices, suitable action to be taken for blocking of fraudulently availed input tax credit in certain situations.

6. A Standard Operating Procedure for tax officers would be issued in respect of action to be taken in cases of non-filing of FORM GSTR 3B returns.

7. Due date of filing GST returns for the month of November, 2019 to be extended in respect of a few North Eastern States.

8. The council also approved various law amendments which will be introduced in Budget 2020.

[This note presents the decision of the GST Council in simple language for easy understanding which would be given effect through Gazette notifications /circulars which alone shall have force of law. The same will be made effective from the date as specified in such notifications/ circulars.]

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Tags : GSTRule 36(4), 20% ITC Restriction, GSTGST Annual Return, GSTR-9, GSTR-9C, News, Rule 36(4), E-WAY Bill, GST Council Meeting Updates, 10% ITC Restriction

 


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