Key Takeaways from the 17th meeting of GST Council held on June 18, 2017

Keeping the deadline of July 1, 2017 as target for GST rollout, GST Council deliberated upon certain issues in its 17th meeting held on June 18, 2017 at Delhi.

1. The GST Council has affirmed the rollout of GST w.e.f 1st July, 2017. The council will organize a special launch Programme to be held in the capital state from midnight of June 30 & July 1. Continue reading

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Final Notification u/s 10(38)

The Finance Act, 2017 (“FA 2017”) brought an important amendment to section 10(38) of the Income‑tax Act, 1961 (“the Act”) to provide that exemption of Long Term Capital Gains (‘LTCG’) under this section arising on transfer of equity shares acquired or on after 1st day of October, 2004 shall be available only if apart from other existing conditions, the acquisition of share is also charged to STT. Continue reading

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Key Highlights of the 15th GST Council Meeting

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday chaired the 15th meeting of the GST Council which has decided tax rates on essential items such as gold, textiles, packaged food, Bidis, Solar panels, Biscuits and footwear among others. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council cleared the pending rules (Transition provisions and Returns) for the rollout of the new indirect tax regime from July 1. All states have agreed to the July 1 rollout timeline except West Bengal. Continue reading

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Cabinet Approves Phasing Out Foreign Investment Promotion Board

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given it`s approval to the phasing out of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB). The proposal entails abolishing the FIPB and allowing administrative Ministries/Departments to process applications for FDI requiring government approval. Continue reading

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Taxation of Services under GST

The GST Council, on the second day of its 2-day meeting in Srinagar, has considered and finalised GST rates to be applicable for different types of services. In brief some key aspects related to services decided at the meeting are as below : Continue reading

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