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India – The Government is still aiming to pass the GST laws till 16 of December


358699_web_r_b_by_dieter-schutz_pixelio-deEven though no progress was made in the last GST Council meeting on 2 and 3 December 2016, last month had seen substantial developments on the GST front. Few of these have been summarised below for reference:

(i) Rates decided

In the meeting held on 3 November 2016, a multi-tiered GST rate structure was finalised as under: Continue reading


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India – Implementation of GST in 2017


649152_web_r_k_b_by_katharina-wieland-muller_pixelio-deThe Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill was passed in Indian Parliament (Rajya Sabha on August 3 and has been approved by the Lok Sabha on the 8th August). It has been ratified by 50% of the states. The government is aiming for an implementation date of 1 April 2017. However based on the feedback received from our colleagues, the industry is hoping that such date could be delayed to July 2017 as a lot remain to be done to allow the implementation. The new GST Law will impact IT systems, accounting processes, contracts and business models. Continue reading