Modi woos global companies with investment-friendly business environment

New Delhi: Wooing global companies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said ..

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Data analytics, Artificial Intelligence helped improve GST collections: Nirmala Sitharaman
Lottery prices to go up after increase in VAT

GST collections remain subdued at Rs 95,380 cr in Oct

New Delhi: The Goods and Services Tax (GST) collections came in at Rs 95,380 crore in October, down 5.29 per cent from Rs 1,00,710 ..

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Rebuilding Kerala: 1 percent flood cess for 2 years from Thursday

Thiruvananthapuram: Flood cess, imposed by the state to aid in rebuilding Kerala will come to effect from Thursday. Along with Goods ..

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Direct taxes heading for at least Rs 70,000 crore shortfall

New Delhi: The Finance Ministry is making a last-ditch effort to get close to the direct tax target of Rs 12 lakh crore, asking field ..


Consumers may get GST benefit through grammage increase

Kolkata: With a view to passing the benefits of tax rate reduction or input tax credit to consumers in the GST regime, consumers may ..


Government expects further fall in GST revenues, struggles on direct tax mop-up

New Delhi: Government revenue will be under pressure in the current fiscal year with a senior finance ministry official on Friday suggesting ..


GST slashed; Under-construction flats, houses to be less expensive

New Delhi:To boost demand in the real estate sector, the GST Council on Sunday slashed tax rates for under-construction flats to 5 ..


Lorry runs 7 km in wrong path; GST department levies Rs 19 lakh as fine

Thrissur: The GST (Goods and Service Tax) department levied a fine of Rs 18,96,000 on a lorry that deviated just seven kilometres from ..


GST Reduction On Two-Wheelers: How Can It Affect You?

It’s going to be an important couple of years for the motorcycling industry in India. With the mandatory ABS & CBS norms ..

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Telugu star Mahesh Babu's bank accounts frozen over service tax dues

Hyderabad: The Goods and Services Tax department Thursday said it has attached the bank accounts of Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu to ..


Kerala gets record GST revenue; Rs 1817 cr in Oct alone

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala received a whopping Rs 1817 crore from GST (Goods and Services Tax) in the month of October alone. It is ..


Enrolment confirmation examination for GST Practitioners

National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes & Narcotics, Faridabad Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, ..


GoM formed to look into Kerala's demand for calamity cess: Jaitley

New Delhi: GST Council, the highest decision making body of the Goods and Services Tax regime, Friday decided to set up a seven-member ..


GST rate cut to weigh on India's fiscal consolidation efforts: Moody's

Mumbai: Global ratings agency Moody's on Monday said that the recent cut in goods and services tax (GST) rates on consumer goods ..

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GST replaced 'Congress legacy tax' with 'good and simple tax': Jaitley

New Delhi: Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the GST has replaced the 'Congress Legacy Tax' -- which was 31 per cent ..


'Government acknowledges need for simplification of GST rates, slabs'

New Delhi: Amid demands of rationalisation of the GST rates and reduction in the number of tax slabs, the government on Friday acknowledged ..


PM rules out single rate under GST, says Mercedes and milk cannot have same tax

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday ruled out a single tax rate under the GST, saying Mercedes car and milk cannot be ..

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GST helpline number for consumers soon: Goyal

New Delhi: Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday said that a telephone helpline number will be started soon, where consumers can ..


18 per cent GST for electricity meter

Thiruvananthapuram: GST will be charged for the electricity meter though GST is not applicable for electricity charge. The electricity ..


One year of GST: Hits, misses and looking ahead

One of the biggest economic reforms of independent India - the Goods & Services Tax (GST) - was introduced a year ago, on 1st July ..


GST is victory of honesty: PM

New Delhi: As the Goods and Services Tax (GST) reform is set to complete one year in July, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday dubbed ..

Arun Jaitley

GST Council defers decision on sugar cess, refers digital payments incentive issue to GoM

New Delhi: The all-powerful GST Council on Friday deferred a decision on levying a cess on sugar and referred the issue of incentivising ..

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FM says GST stabilised in short time, hints at further rejig of rates

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the Goods and Service Tax (GST) has stabilised in a very short time that provides ..

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GST beneficial but need to rationalise expenditure: Gita Gopinath

Thiruvananthapuram: The Goods and Services Tax is beneficial to Kerala and though revenues in the new tax regime are expected to go ..


Financial crisis intensifies; Govt to reduce expenses

Thiruvananthapuram: There is a decline in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) revenue of the state for the second month in a row. The ..


B N Sharma named Chairman of GST anti-profiteering body

New Delhi: The government on Tuesday appointed senior bureaucrat B N Sharma as the first chairman of the anti-profiteering body that ..

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GST rejig:Tax rate on 178 daily items reduced to 18% from 28%

Guwahati: In the biggest GST rejig yet, tax rates on over 200 items, ranging from chewing gum to chocolates, to beauty products, wigs ..


MRP must have GST component: GoM tells GST Council

New Delhi: Maximum retail price of goods must include the GST component to effectively address consumer complaints that some retailers ..

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Govt waives fine for delayed filing of Aug, Sept GST returns

New Delhi: The government today waived penalty on delayed filing of initial GST returns for the months of August and September. "To ..


GST: Price of around 100 drugs increase

Alappuzha: Contrary to the government’s claim that prices of medicines including the ones administered for lifestyle diseases ..

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Will consider bringing real estate under GST ambit: Jaitley

Washington: Identifying real estate as the one sector where maximum amount of tax evasion takes place, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley ..


No further extension in deadline to file July GSTR1 return

New Delhi: The government on Monday ruled out further extension of the deadline in filing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) return GSTR-1 ..


Truckers go off roads to protest GST, daily diesel price revision

New Delhi: Hundreds and thousands of trucks kept off the roads across the country on Monday beginning a two-day strike to protest against ..


Hotels in Kerala exploit customers under GST

Thrissur: The inspection held by the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Department has revealed that the hotels are cheating the customers ..


Kummanam slams state govt for not implementing GST

Thiruvananthapuram: BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan raised the question why the state government which blames the Centre ..


Centre 'not adamant' on GST rates, can be relooked: Meghwal

Kochi: The Union Government is "not adamant" on GST rates and it could be relooked by the GST Council depending on revenue ..


GST return filing deadline extended by 5 days

New Delhi: The government on Saturday announced a five-day extension for filing GST returns till August 25, after the Goods and Services ..


Confusion among traders as GST filing site stops functioning

New Delhi: Traders across the country faced problems on Saturday as the Goods and Services Tax (GST) filing website stopped functioning ..


Government notifies dates for filing first GST returns

New Delhi: In line with the recommendations of Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, the government has notified the dates for filing ..

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Feeling regret for opposing GST during Cong regime: Isaac

Thiruvananthapuram: Finance Minister Thomas Isaac on Tuesday faced the wrath of LDF MLAs during the presentation of the bill related ..


SUVs, luxury cars to cost more as GST cess hiked to 25%

New Delhi: SUVs, mid-sized, large and luxury cars that had become cheaper after GST rollout on July 1 will cost more as the GST Council ..


Kerala Government to borrow Rs 6000 crore for Onam

Thiruvananthapuram: The Finance Department has decided to borrow Rs 6000 crore from the Union Government ahead of Onam. The government ..


GST has transformed economy, says PM

New Delhi: Almost a month after the GST rollout, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said it has transformed the economy and marks an ..


Demonetisation and GST make cash dealing difficult: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said demonetisation and GST will make cash transactions a lot more difficult and lead ..


Post GST, lottery ticket sellers are a worried lot

Kannur: Lottery sellers in the state rue they have to bear the additional tax burden after the implementation of GST. The decision ..