The GST Council in its 36th Council Meeting held on 27 July 2019 via video conferencing has made following recommendations:
Reduction in GST Rate on electric vehicles:
- GST rate on all electric vehicles be reduced from 12% to 5%.
- GST rate on charger or charging stations for Electric vehicles be reduced from 18% to 5%.
- Hiring of electric buses (of carrying capacity of more than 12 passengers) by local authorities be exempted from GST.
- These changes shall become effective from 1 August, 2019.
Last date extended for furnishing following GST forms:
|Form No.||Particulars||Extended Date|
|GST CMP-02||Filing of intimation for availing the option of payment of tax under notification No. 2/2019-Central Tax (Rate) dated 7 March 2019 (by exclusive supplier of services).||Extended from 31 July 2019 to 30 September 2019|
|GST CMP-08||Furnishing details of the self-assessed tax for the quarter April 2019 to June 2019 (by taxpayers under composition scheme)||Extended from 31 July 2019 to 31 August 2019|
The recommendations of the GST Council would be given effect through relevant Circulars/Notifications which alone shall have the force of law)
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