GST Council Meeting updates-latest & last meeting

GST Council Meeting updates for the F.Y 2020-21 as per the last and latest meeting held under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman.

39th GST Council Meeting

The Thirtynineth meeting of the GST Council was held on 14 March 2020 in New Delhi under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 39th GST COUNCIL MEETING and Updatesgst council meeting updates

  1. The implementation of the new GST return system has been postponed to 1st October 2020.
  2. the implementation of e-invoicing and the QR code has been postponed to 1st October 2020.
  3. The present return system (GSTR-1, GSTR-2A & GSTR-3B) will be continued until September 2020.
  4. The GSTR-9 & 9C deadline is extended to 30 June 2020 for FY 2018-19.
  5. Now the filing GSTR-9C is optional for the taxpayers having the turnover less than Rs 5 crore. Because the turnover limit has been increased from Rs 2 crore to Rs 5 crore for mandatory annual return filing.
  6. The taxpayers with an aggregate annual turnover of less than Rs 2 crore in FY 2017-18 and FY 2018-19 will not pay any late fee for delayed filing of GSTR-9.
  7. A new scheme called ‘Know your Supplier’ has been introduced so that the taxpayers are informed about the basic details of the suppliers.
  8. The due date of Form GSTR-3B for July 2019 to January 2020 is extended till 24th March 2020 for taxpayers with a principal place of business in the Union Territory of Ladakh
  9. The extension is a one-time measurement to facilitate those who want to continue conducting the business. hence the Taxpayers who have cancelled their GST registration till 14th March 2020 can file an application for revocation of cancellation of registration. The window to fill this application is available till 30th June 2020.
  10. The GSTR-1 for 2019-20 will be waived for certain taxpayers who could not opt for the special composition scheme (notification No. 2/2019-Central Tax (Rate) dated 7th March 2019) by filing Form CMP-02.
  11. To curb fake invoicing and fraudulent passing of ITC. In the case of new GST registrations, restrictions to be imposed such as physical verification of the premises and financial KYC of the registered person.
  12. The time limit for finalisation of the e-Wallet scheme for consumers is extended till 31st March 2021.
  13. A transition plan is laid down till 31st May 2020 for the taxpayers belonging to Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu, due to the merger in January 2020.
  14. Present IGST and cess exemptions on the imports made under the AA/EPCG/EOU schemes will continue up to 31st March 2021.
  15. Refund claims will now be processed in bulk for the benefit of the exporters.
  16. GST on maintenance and repair overhaul services of aircraft slashed to 5% from 18%
  17. And GST on mobile phones, specified parts increased to 18% from 12%.
  18. GST on handmade, machine-made matchsticks rationalised to 12%.

38th GST Council Meeting

The Thirty-eighth meeting of the GST Council was held on 18 December 2019 in Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, New Delhi under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 38th GST COUNCIL MEETING Updates

  1. Grievance Redressal Committees (GRC) will be constituted at Zonal/State level with both CGSTand SGST officers and including representatives of trade and industry and other GST stakeholders (GST practitioners and GSTN etc.). These committees will address grievances of specific/ general nature of taxpayers at the Zonal/ State level.
  2. The due date for annual return in FORM GSTR-9 and reconciliation statement in FORM GSTR-9C for FY 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 a late fee to be given to all taxpayers in respect of all pending FORM GSTR-1 from July 2017 to November 2019, if the same is 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.

37th GST Council Meeting

The 37th Meeting of the GST Council was held on 20th September 2019 at DoubleTree by Hilton, Panaji, Goa, under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 37th GST COUNCIL MEETING Updates

36th GST Council Meeting

The Thirty-sixth meeting of the GST Council was held on 27 July 2019 through video conference, New Delhi under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Ms Nirmala Sitharaman.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 36th GST COUNCIL MEETING Updates

  1. Confirmation of the Minutes of the 35″ GST Council Meeting held on 21 June 2019.
  2. Deemed ratification by the GST Council of Notifications, Circulars and Orders issuedby the Central Government.
  3. Decisions of the GST Implementation Committee (GIC) for information of theCouncil.
  4. Issues recommended by the Fitment Committee for the consideration of the GSTCouncil.
    (i) Changes in GST rate on electric vehicles and related supplies.
  5. Any other agenda item with the permission of the Chairperson.
  6. Date of the next meeting of the GST Council.

35th GST Council Meeting

The 35th Meeting of the GST Council was held on 21 June 2019 under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Ms Nirmala Sitharaman.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 35th GST COUNCIL MEETING Updates

34th GST Council Meeting

The Thirty-fourth meeting of the GST Council was held on 19 March 2019 through video conference, New Delhi under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 34th GST COUNCIL MEETING

33rd GST Council Meeting

The 33rd Meeting of the GST Council was held on 20th February 2019 through video conferencing during which Agenda items 1- 4 and6 were discussed and decided. For Agenda items 5 (Recommendations of the GoM for boosting Real Estate Sector under GST regime) and 7(i) (Interim report of GoM on Lottery), after discussion, it was decided that the same would be discussed in a physical meeting to be held in Delhi on 24th February 2019. Accordingly, the Meeting of the 33rct GST Council was reconvened on 24th February 2019 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. On both these occasions, the Meeting was chaired by the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 33nd GST COUNCIL MEETING

32nd GST Council Meeting

The Thirty-second meeting of the GST Council was held on 10 Jan 2019 in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 32nd GST COUNCIL MEETING

31st GST Council Meeting

The Thirty-firth meeting of the GST Council was held on 22 December 2018 in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 31st GST COUNCIL MEETING

30th GST Council Meeting

The Thirtieth meeting of the GST Council was held on 28 September 2018 through video conference, New Delhi under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 30th GST COUNCIL MEETING

29th GST Council Meeting

The Twenty-ninth meeting of the GST Council was held on 04 August 2018 in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 29th GST COUNCIL MEETING

28th GST Council Meeting

The Twenty-eighth meeting of the GST Council was held on 21 July 2018 in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 28th GST COUNCIL MEETING

27th GST Council Meeting

The Twenty-seventh meeting of the GST Council was held on 04 May 2018 through video conference, New Delhi under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 27th GST COUNCIL MEETING

26th GST Council Meeting

The Twenty-sixth meeting of the GST Council was held on 10 March 2018 in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 26th GST COUNCIL MEETING

25th GST Council Meeting

The Twenty-fifth meeting of the GST Council was held on 18 Jan 2018 in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 25th GST COUNCIL MEETING

24th GST Council Meeting

The Twenty-fourth meeting of the GST Council was held on 16 December 2017 through video conferencing under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 24th GST COUNCIL MEETING

23rd GST Council Meeting

The Twenty-third meeting of the GST Council was held on 10 November 2017 in Hotel Radisson Blu, Guwahati under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 23rd GST COUNCIL MEETING

22nd GST Council Meeting

The Twenty-second meeting of the GST Council was held on 06 October 2017 in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 22nd GST COUNCIL MEETING

21st GST Council Meeting

The twenty-first meeting of the GST Council was held on 09 September 2017 in Hotel Novotel, Hyderabad, Telangana under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 21st GST COUNCIL MEETING

20th GST Council Meeting

The twentieth meeting of the GST Council was held on 05 August 2017 in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 20th GST COUNCIL MEETING

19th GST Council Meeting

The Nineteenth meeting of the GST Council was held on 17 July 2017 through video conference in Prime Minister’s office, New Delhi under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 19th GST COUNCIL MEETING

18th GST Council Meeting

The eighteenth meeting of the GST Council was held on 30th June 2017 in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 18th GST COUNCIL MEETING

17th GST Council Meeting

The seventeenth meeting of the GST Council was held on 18 June 2017 in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’bleUnion Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 17th GST COUNCIL MEETING

16th GST Council Meeting

The sixteenth meeting of the GST Council was held on 11 June 2017 in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 16th GST COUNCIL MEETING

15th GST Council Meeting

The fifteenth meeting of the GST Council was held on 3 June 2017 in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 15th GST COUNCIL MEETING

14th GST Council Meeting

The fourteenth meeting of the GST Council was held on 18 and 19 May 2017 in Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC), Srinagar under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 14th GST COUNCIL MEETING

13th GST Council Meeting

The thirteenth meeting of the GST Council was held on 31 March 2017 in Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble UnionFinance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 13th GST COUNCIL MEETING

12th GST Council Meeting

The twelfth meeting of the GST Council was held on 16 March 2017 in Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’bleUnion Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 12th GST COUNCIL MEETING

11th GST Council Meeting

The eleventh meeting of the GST Council was held on 04 March 2017 in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 11th GST COUNCIL MEETING

  1. Confirmation of the Minutes of the 10th GST Council Meeting held on 18 February 2017
  2. Approval of the Draft Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Law as modified in accordance with the decisions of the GST Council and as vetted by the Ministry of
    Law & Justice, Government of India
  3. Approval of the Draft Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) Law as modified in accordance with the decisions of the GST Council and as vetted by the Ministry of
    Law & Justice, Government of India
  4. Development of an e-Waybill System by Goods and Services Tax Network(GSTN)
  5. Date of the next meeting of the GST Council
  6. Any other agenda item with the permission of the Chairperson

10th GST Council Meeting

The tenth meeting of the GST Council was held on 18 February 2017 in Hotel Radisson Blu, Udaipur, Rajasthan, under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 10th GST COUNCIL MEETING

  1. Confirmation of the Minutes of the 9th GST Council Meeting held on 16 January 2017
  2. Approval of the Draft Compensation Law as modified in accordance with the decisions of the GST Council and as vetted by the Ministry of Law & Justice, Government of India
  3. Approval of the legal provisions in the Model GST Law as per suggestions of the GST Council and vetted by the Union Ministry of Law
  4. Date of the next meeting of the GST Council
  5. Any other agenda item with the permission of the Chairperson

9th GST Council Meeting

The ninth meeting of the GST Council was held on 16 Jan 2017 in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 9th GST COUNCIL MEETING

  1. Brief presentation by representatives of Power Sector
  2. Confirmation of the Minutes of the 8th GST Council Meeting held on 3-4 January 2017
  3. Provision of Cross-Empowerment to ensure Single Interface under GST
  4. Discussion on issues of considering sale within twelve nautical miles as interstate or intra-state sale
  5. Date of the next meeting of the GST Council
  6. Any other agenda item with the permission of the Chairperson

8th GST Council Meeting

The eighth meeting of the GST Council was held on 3 and 4 January 2017 in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 8th GST COUNCIL MEETING

  1. A brief presentation by representatives of the following sectors –
    a. Banking and Insurance.
    b. Telecommunication.
    c. Information Technology (IT) & Information Technology enabled services (ITeS)
    d. Civil Aviation
    E. Railways
    f. Commerce
  2. Confirmation of the Minutes of the 7th GST Council Meeting held on 22-23December, 2016
  3. Approval of the Draft IGST Law3A. Definition of State, Imposition of Tax on Goods and Services in UTs without Legislature, Territorial Waters and Exclusive Economic Zones and Provisions for authorization of proper officers in States.
  4. Provision for Cross-Empowerment to ensure Single Interface under GST
  5. Approval of the Draft Compensation Law as modified in accordance with the decisions of the GST Council
  6. Date of the next meeting of the GST Council
  7. Any other agenda item with the permission of the Chairperson.

7th GST Council Meeting

The seventh meeting of the GST Council was held on 22 and 23 December 2016 in Parliament House annexure, New Delhi under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 7th GST COUNCIL MEETING

  1. Confirmation of the minutes of the 6th GST Council meeting held on 11 Dec 2016
  2. Approval of Draft GST Law
  3. GST treatment of Land and Building ( Real estate)
  4. Provision of cross empowerment to ensure single interface under GST.
  5. Date of the next meeting of the GST Council

6th GST Council Meeting

The sixth meeting of the GST Council was held on 11 December 2016 in Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, New Delhi under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 6th GST COUNCIL MEETING

  1. Confirmation of the Minutes of the 5th CST Council Meeting held on 2-3 December 2016:
  2. Approval of the Draft GST Law, the Draft IGST Law and the Draft GST Compensation Law: (6th GST Council meeting minutes of agenda pdf )

5th GST Council Meeting

The fifth meeting of the GST Council was held on 2-3 December 2016 in Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, New Delhi under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 5th GST COUNCIL MEETING

  1. Confirmation of the Minutes of the 4th GST Council Meeting held on 3-4 November 2016.
  2. Approval of the Draft GST Law, the Draft IGST Law and the Draft GSTCompensation Law.
  3. Provision for Cross-Empowerment to ensure Single Interface under GST (outstanding agenda item from the 4th GST Council meeting).
  4. Date of the next meeting of the GST Council.
  5. Any other agenda item with the permission of the Chairperson. (5th GST Council meeting minutes of agenda pdf )

4th GST Council Meeting

The fourth meeting of the GST Council was held on 3-4 November 2016 in the Parliament House Annexe, New Delhi under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 4th GST COUNCIL MEETING

  1. Confirmation of the Minutes of the 3rd GST Council Meeting held on 18-19 October 2016.
  2. Presentation by the Goods and Service Tax Network (GSTN) on the status of development of GST Portal, Data migration/Enrolment plan, Risk factors and mitigation plan.
  3. Finalisation of the bands of tax rates under GST regime (Outstanding agenda item from the 3rd GST Council Meeting held on 18-19 October 2016).
  4. Provision for Cross-Empowerment to ensure Single Interface under GST (Outstanding agenda item from the 3rd GST Council Meeting).
  5. Date of the next meeting of the GST Council.
  6. Any other agenda item with the permission of the Chairperson. (4th GST Council meeting minutes of agenda pdf )

3rd GST Council Meeting

The third meeting of the GST Council was held on 18-19 October 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 3rd GST COUNCIL MEETING updates

  1. Confirmation of the Minutes of the 2nd GST Council Meeting held on 30th September 2016
  2. Modalities for compensation to the states for possible revenue loss
    (i) Definition of the term “Revenue” (outstanding issue from 2nd GSTC Meeting)
    (ii) The formula for calculating the projected growth rate for compensation
  3. Provision for Cross-Empowerment to ensure Single Interface under GST (outstanding issue from 1 st and 2nd GSTC Meeting) –
    (i) Distribution of taxpayers between States and Centre under the GST regime
    (ii) Modalities for exercising information based enforcement action
    (iii) Periodicity of review of the distribution
  4. Finalization of the bands of tax rates under GST Regime
  5. Delegation of powers to the Chairman, GST Council to constitute TechnicalCommittees of officers
  6. Date of the next meeting of the GST Council
  7. Any other Agenda item with the permission of the Hon’ble Chairperson (3rd GST Council meeting minutes of agenda pdf )

2nd GST Council Meeting

The second meeting of the GST Council was held in the Parliament House Annexe, New Delhi on 30 September 2016 under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 2nd GST COUNCIL MEETING updates

1- Approval of the Draft Minutes of the 1 st GST Council Meeting along with the DraftRules for Conduct of Business-

a. Draft Minutes of the l ” GST Council Meeting
b. Draft Rules of Procedures and Conduct of Business in the GST Council

2- Draft GST Rules on Registration, Payment, Return, Refund, and Invoice, Debit/Credit Notes

3- Treatment of the existing tax incentive schemes of the Central and State Governments (2nd GST Council meeting minutes of agenda pdf)

1st GST Council Meeting

The first meeting of the GST Council was held on 22nd and 23rd September 2016 under the Chairpersonship of the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. He observed that the Council has a very important constitutional responsibility to deal with all important issues relating to GST.

AGENDA Covered in the Minutes of the 1st GST COUNCIL MEETING updates

  1. Draft Rules of Procedures and Conduct of Business in Council
  2. The proposed timetable for the implementation of GST
  3. Thresholds for exemption and composition under GST
  4. Draft Modalities for GST Compensation and draft Compensation Law
  5. Provisions for Cross-Empowerment to ensure Single Interface Under GST (1st GST Council meeting minutes of agenda pdf)

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