Two-day meeting of GST Council begins today in Delhi

New Delhi [India], Dec. 22 : The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council will begin its two-day meeting in New Delhi today to consider the model laws and iron out differences on the issue of jurisdiction over assessees in the new indirect tax regime.

This will be the seventh meeting of the Council and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will chair the meeting.

GST Council in its last meeting had cleared 20 chapters of the model GST law and today they will discuss the remaining seven chapters.

Earlier, the council have taken several important decision. The decision includes the threshold limit of 20 lakh rupees exemption from levy of GST for normal states and 10 lakhs for the Special Category States.

Besides, to compensate states for five years for loss of revenue due to implementation of GST, the base year for the revenue of the State would be 2015-16 and a fixed growth rate of 14 per cent will be applied to it.

The government has time till September 16 next year to implement the GST Act as per the Constitution Amendment Bill passed by both the Houses with two-thirds majority and by half of the states.

Source: ANI