GST COUNCIL MEETING DECISIONS
Grievance redressal committee will be constituted at state and zonal level to address the complains of taxpayers. This will comprise of CGST and SGST Officers along with representative of trade and industry and GST Practitioner, GSTN officers etc .
The due date for filing GST annual return in Form GSTR-9 and annual reconciliation statement in Form GSTR-9C for FY 17-18 has been extended till 31.01.2020 from 31.12.2019. For FY the due date for the same is 31.03.2020. The GST annual return and GST reconciliation statement is optional below 2 Crores.
Various measures will be taken to improve the filing of GSTR1 – Details of outward supplies :
A) The late fee would be waived of for filing GSTR1 from July 2017 to November 2019, if all the pending returns in form GSTR1 has been filed till 10.01.2020. After that late fees will be applicable for filing GSTR1.
B) Blocking of waybill to be implemented as per WAYBILL rules for not filing GSTR1 for two consecutive tax periods. Earlier, non-filing of GSTR3B was implemented for blocking of waybill. Thus , both GSTR1 and GSTR3B must be filed for previous two tax periods consecutively to generate waybill on the portal.
Input Tax Credit to the recipient in respect of invoices or debit notes which were not uploaded in GSTR2A shall be restricted to 10% of invoices that re uploaded. Currently, it is capped at 20% for such invoices.
The tax official will not allow the claim of input tax credit in case of fake invoices. The official can now block the input tax credit if it is claimed on the basis of fake invoices. For this suitable action will be taken by the tax officials for blocking fraudulently claimed itc on fake invoices.
A detailed operating procedure will be prescribed for the tax officers to take action against the non-filers of GSTR3B and suitable penalty and interest will be imposed on them . This step will be in addition to blocking of waybill . In order to increase the compliance and increase the revenue CBIC will take these steps and laid down the procedures.
The due date for filing GST returns in Form GSTR3B , GSTR1 , GSTR7, GSTR8 for some of the districts of North East will be EXTENDED for November 2019 due to recent disturbances. Due date for filing GSTR1 and GSTR3B will be extended till 31.12.2019 and GSTR 7 and GSTR8 till 25.12.2019
The GST Council also approved many law related changes which will be brought in by amendments in GST Act in Union Budget 2020.
The GST Council also levied a single rate of 28% of Lotteries from 01.03.2020 for both categories such as State and Private Lotteries.
The GST Rate on woven and Non-Woven and sacks of polyethylene or polypropylene or the like having HSN code 3923/6305 has been increased from 12% to 18%.It shall be effective from 01.01.2020.
The GST Council also exempts the upfront amount payable for long term lease for industrial entity having 20% or more ownership of Central or State Government. Currently this limit is 50% . This change will be effective from 01.01.2020.
No waiver of late fees for filing GSTR-3B belatedly. Also,l there is no waiver for filing late GSTR-10 , Final returns which is required to filed upon cancellation of GST Number. The return must be filed within 90 days of cancellation order.