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The 36th GST Council held on 27-07-2019 has recommended the following:

A. GST rate related changes on supply of goods and services

1. The GST rate on all electric vehicles be reduced from 12% to 5%.

2. The GST rate on charger or charging stations for Electric vehicles be reduced from 18% to 5%.

3. Hiring of electric buses (of carrying capacity of more than 12 passengers) by local authorities be exempted from GST.

4. These changes shall become effective from 1st August, 2019.

B. Changes in GST law:

  1. 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.

2. 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.

[Source: PIB]

[Press release dt. 27-07-2019]

Legislation UpdatesNotifications

Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Arvind Ganpat Sawant provided the following information in Rajya Sabha yesterday, i.e. 01-07-2019.

The Phase-II of FAME Scheme envisages support for setting up of adequate public charging infrastructure to instill confidence among Electrical Vehicles (EV) users, through active participation and involvement of various stakeholders including Government agencies, industries and Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs).

A budget provision of Rs. 1000 Crore for a period of 3 years [2019-20 to 2021-22] has been earmarked for setting up of charging infrastructure under Phase-II of FAME India Scheme. However, no fund for the establishment of charging infrastructure has been sanctioned under this phase of the scheme so far.

[Source: PIB]