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Decisions approved in 36th GST Council meeting held on 27th July 2019

July 27, 2019: The 36th GST Council Meeting was held here today Via Video Conference under the chairmanship of Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman. The meeting was also attended by Union Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Shri Anurag Thakur besides Revenue Secretary Shri Ajay Bhushan Pandey and other senior officials of the Ministry of Finance.

The Council has recommended the following:

A. GST rate related changes on supply of goods and services:
> The GST rate on all electric vehicles be reduced from 12% to 5%.
> The 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 1st August, 2019.

B. Changes in GST law:

> Last date for filing of intimation, in FORM GST CMP-02, for availing the option of payment of tax under notification No. 2/2019-Central Tax (Rate) dated 07.03.2019 (by exclusive supplier of services), to be extended from 31.07.2019 to 30.09.2019.

> The last date for furnishing statement containing the details of the self-assessed tax in FORM GST CMP-08 for the quarter April, 2019 to June, 2019 (by taxpayers under composition scheme), to be extended from 31.07.2019 to 31.08.2019.


(Note: The recommendations of the GST Council have been presented in this release in simple language for information of all stakeholders. The same would be given effect through relevant Circulars/Notifications which alone shall have the force of law.)


Ref: PIB, Ministry of Finance

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