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27th GST Council Meeting: Rates Change For Digital Transactions & Sugar Cess Imposition

The GST council in its 27th meeting held today (4th May, 2018) discussed about change in GST rate for digital transactions and regarding imposition of Sugar Cess.

1. Incentive to promote Digital Transactions:

  a. Keeping in view the need to move towards a less cash economy, the Council has discussed in detail the proposal of a concession of 2% in GST rate [where the GST rate is 3% or more, 1% each from applicable CGST and SGST rates] on B2C supplies, for which payment is made through cheque or digital mode, subject to a ceiling of Rs. 100 per transaction, so as to incentivise promotion of digital payment.

  b. The council has recommended for setting up of a Group of Ministers from State Governments to look into the proposal and make recommendations, before the next Council meeting, keeping in mind the views expressed in GST Council.

2. Imposition of Sugar Cess over and above 5% GST and reduction in GST rate on ethanol:

  a. Keeping in view the record production of sugar in the current sugar season, and consequent depressed sugar prices and build-up of sugarcane arrears, the Council discussed the issue of imposition of sugar cess and reduction in GST rate on ethanol in great detail.

  b. The council has recommended for setting up of a Group of Ministers from State Governments to look into the proposal and make recommendations, within two weeks, keeping in mind the views expressed in GST Council in this regard.



Source: Ministry of Finance

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