Michaela Merz

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India – 200 days of GST – The Road Ahead

India successfully implemented its most ambitious tax reform on 1st July 2017. The transition to the new regime has been relatively smooth except for the technology related challenges for GST compliances. The Government of India (‘GOI’) has also been quick in taking remedial action such as simplifying the GST compliances, reduction in GST rates and enforcing the anti-profiteering provisions. Continue reading

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India – GST Council temporarily extends the present system of filing of returns and export benefits for procurement of goods and recommends implementation of e-way bill scheme in a phased manner from 01 April 2018

In its 26th meeting held on 10 March 2018, the GST Council has decided to extend the present system of compliance for taxpayers for another 3 months up to June 2018, and the export benefits for procurement of goods for another 6 months up to 01 October 2018. Continue reading

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India – The GST Council finalises date of implementation for e-way bill system

The GST Council held its 24th meeting via video conference on Saturday, 16 December 2017. In the meeting, the Council finalised the dates for implementation of e-way bill system. The decisions taken in the meeting are as under: Continue reading