Category - GST

Registration under GST regime: Traders to register by 30th July 2017

Provisions related to registration under GST regime; Traders are requested to register now without waiting for the last date i.e. 30th July, 2017.  As per the GST laws, one is required to take registration on or before 30thJuly, 2017. All traders are requested to register now without waiting for the last date. If one is carrying-out… Read More

Legal Services provided by Advocates to attract tax on reverse charge mechanism

Position regarding applicability of GST on Legal Services provided by individual Advocates including Senior Advocates and a Firm of Advocates.  There are points being raised about the applicability of GST on legal services provided by advocates – whether it is in forward charge or reverse charge. It may be mentioned that there is no change made… Read More

No change to Services provided by RWA under GST regime

Services provided by the Housing Society Resident Welfare Association (RWA) not to become expensive under GST; There is no change made to services provided by the Housing Society (RWA) to its members in the GST regime.  There are some press reports that services provided by a Housing Society [Resident Welfare Association (RWA)] will become expensive… Read More

No GST on Annual subscription/fees charged by educational institutions

No GST on Annual subscription/fees charged as lodging/boarding charges by educational institutions from its students for hostel accommodation;  Services provided by an educational institution to students, faculty and staff are fully exempt from GST. There are some reports that GST@18% will be levied on annual subscription/fees charged for lodging in hostels. This is not true. … Read More

Govt. clarifies tax in reverse charge on gold ornaments

Further clarification on tax in reverse charge on gold ornaments;  Sale of old jewellery by an individual to a jeweller will not make the jeweller liable to pay tax under reverse charge mechanism on such purchases; However, if an unregistered supplier of gold ornaments sells it to registered supplier, the tax under RCM will apply.… Read More

“GST Rates Finder” to be soon available on ios platform:PIB

Mobile app “GST Rates Finder” which is available on android platform to be soon available on ios platform as well. CBEC Mobile app “GST Rates Finder” which is available on android platform and soon will be available on ios platform as well. To install "GST Rate Finder", user of Android mobile has to first open… Read More

Govt. approves Creation of the Directorate of international Customs

F. No. A-1101312012017-Ad.IV Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Revenue (Central Board of Excise & Customs) 5th Floor, HUDCO Vishala Building, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi, the 11th July, 2017. OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject : Creation of the Directorate of international Customs –regarding. The undersigned is directed to say that it has been decided with the approval of… Read More

Govt. clarifies no hold up of import and export consignments, unless GSTIN is legally required

Instruction No. - 10/2017-Customs F. No. 450/119/2017-Cus.IV Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Revenue (Central Board of Excise & Custom) New Delhi dated the 6th July, 2017 To All Pr. Chief Commissioners/Chief Commissioners of Customs/Customs (Preventive) All Pr. Chief Commissioners /Chief Commissioners of Customs and Central Excise All Pr. Commissioners/Commissioners of Customs/Customs (Preventive)… Read More

Govt. approves Creation of the DGARM – Charter of functions

 F. No. A-11013/19/2017-Ad.IV Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Revenue Central Board of Excise and Customs *** HUDCO Vishala Building Bhikaji Cama Place. New Delhi-110066. Dated 11th July, 2017 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject:-Creation of the Directorate General of Analytics and Risk Management (DGARM)- Charter of functions – regarding. The undersigned is directed to say that it has been decided with the approval of… Read More

No GST is applicable on such food supplied free:PIB

No GST is applicable on free food supplied in anna kshetras run by religious institutions;  prasadam supplied by religious places like temples, mosques, churches, gurudwaras, dargahs, etc. attracts Nil CGST and SGST or IGST, as the case may be.            There are media reports suggesting that GST applies on free food… Read More

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