GST collections in June slip below ₹1 lakh crore after 8 months

Goods and Services Tax (GST) collections in June fell to ₹92,849 crore from ₹1.02 lakh crore in May, marking the first time after eight months that indirect tax collections fell below the ₹1 lakh crore mark. While lockdowns aimed at curbing the second COVID-19 wave hit economic activity and moderated GST revenues in June, the … Read more

GST Council meets become toxic, consider course correction: Mitra to FM

Stating that GST council meetings have become “almost toxic” with the erosion of trust between the Centre and states, West Bengal minister Amit Mitra on Wednesday urged Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to consider a “course correction” to rebuild faith. In a letter to Sitharaman, the state’s finance minister also claimed that the central government comes … Read more

GST mop-up hits a record in March

The indirect tax collections were 27% higher than that in March 2020. The gross GST collections in March hit a record of ₹1,23,902 crore, the Union Finance Ministry said on Thursday. This is the sixth month in a row that GST revenues have remained above ₹1 lakh crore. “The GST collections for March have created … Read more

Govt notifies mandatory e-invoicing by biz with Rs 100 cr turnover from Jan

The government has notified mandatory requirement of e-invoicing for B2B transactions for businesses with a turnover over Rs 100 crore with effect from January 1, 2021. Under Goods and Services Tax (GST) law,e-invoicing for business-to-business (B2B) transactions is mandatory for companies with turnover of over Rs 500 crore from October 1. In a notification, the … Read more

Input tax credit cannot be availed on GST paid for employees cabs

On an application filed by Prasar Bharti Broadcasting Corporation (All India Radio), Shimla, the Himachal Pradesh bench of AAR cited GST law to state ITC shall be available on fulfilment of one condition — “such goods or services or both shall be obligatory for an employer to provide to its employees under any law for … Read more