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GST Council, Constitution and Decision Making

The GST council, the key decision-making body that will take all important decisions regarding the GST, will have representation from the central government as well as all the state governments. A GST Council has been constituted under Article 279A of the Constitution, comprising the Union Finance Minister (who will be the

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Definitions under GST

Important definitions under the GST Act, Source: CBEC, Goverment of India (Click here) (1) "actionable claim" shall have the meaning assigned to it in section 3 of the Transfer of Property Act, 1882 (4 of 1882); (2) "address of delivery" means the address of the recipient of goods and/or services indicated on the tax invoice

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Features of Constitutional Amendment Bill 122

The Central Government of India, introduced the 122nd Constitution Amendment Bill, 2014 ('Bill') on the introduction of Goods and Services Tax ('GST') before the lower house of Parliament on December 19, 2014. This Bill replaces an earlier bill introduced in 2011 by the erstwhile government which had since lapsed because

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Concept and History of Indirect Taxation in India

The history of Indirect Taxation in India dates back to few centuries and we get some cue of the same in Kautilya's Arthasashtra. Those days' taxes were collected in the form of crop and/or any agricultural product. Such collections were generally ear-marked for some specific purposes or for the development

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Everything about Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Dear Readers, If you are seeking to learn about the present Indirect Taxation System of India, i.e., the Goods and Services Tax (GST) than I wish you Congratulations! You landed to right place. In order to understand the crux of GST you should read a bit history of India's Indirect

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