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2018

Penalties for non compliance under GST

One of the remarkable changes that GST brought with its implementation is greater emphasis on compliance on part of an assessee. GST Act prescribes several provisions related to interest, penalty, fees and even imprisonment in case of severe defaults. We all take care of the major compliance requirements like filing returns regularly, charging the right type of tax (i.e. CGST & SGST or IGST), charging appropriate rate of tax etc. However, we often ignore small rules and guidelines prescribed by GST Act thinking they are too sundry to follow and they hardly attract any penalty or fees. Notwithstanding the scale of compliance requirement, we must be aware that even the minor case of non-conformance may attract considerable penalty in monetary as well as non-monetary terms. Here is a list of such small non-conformance that all tax payers under GST must bear in mind.

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2018

Zero Rated Supplies under GST

In order to promote exports, Government provides many benefits and reliefs to export houses time and again. One such benefit provided by current Government is treatment of export of goods and/or services as "Zero Rated Supplies". Any supply of goods and/or services as an export shall be treated as "Zero Rated Supplies" even though such supplies are taxable under GST in domestic market. This move reduces the prices of commodities or services being exported and increases competitiveness of our product / services in the international market. Moreover, higher exports also means greater balance of payment for Government.

2018

Major Decisions and Announcements of 25th GST Council Meeting

Ever since GST is introduced, the government has made many changes into the law with a view to respond to industry demand as well as for making GST more suitable in terms of compliance and ease of doing business. All such key decisions are taken during the GST Council meetings held from time to time. The 25th and the latest GST Council meeting was held on January 18, 2018 at Vigyan Bhavan New Delhi. Below are the key highlights of the decisions taken by GST council meeting.

2018

Everything that you must know about E way Bill

Electronic Way Bill or E-Way is a new milestone in the country ever the since GST regime unfolded to unify direct taxes. The E-Way bill system is said to be made compulsory in all states starting from February 1 of this year. After being implemented and tested in almost 10 states, the government has given the E-Way a green signal throughout the nation to allow traders to monitor and track online the movement of goods and consignment.

2017

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GST (Goods and Services Tax) is the most revolutionary and robust tax regime that has affected traders, manufacturers, and customers alike. It is due to the confusion and chaos created by GST, the government has to intervene time after time for spreading awareness, clearing doubts, and eliminating concerns of business persons and traders. That’s not all while resolving queries of the corporate world, the government has also taken care of the consumers who ultimately bear the pinch!

2017

How GST helped to improve Indias Ease of Doing Business Ranking

GST is capable of boosting India's GDP or Gross Domestic Product rate by 1.5-2 percent over the long term. This tax will deliver significant benefits by improved taxation efficiency and ease of doing business. The notion of ‘One Nation, One Tax’ converts India into a huge common market. The proposed system is more transparent, more paperless, but requires greater compliance as well. Prior to GST, indirect taxes in India have driven businesses to restructure and model their supply chain and systems owing to the multiplicity of taxes and costs involved. GST regime is going to be proved as business-friendly and pro-development tax reform in the long run.

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