GST council allows Aadhaar for registration, extends timeline for returns

Nirmala Sitharaman
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Friday announced a slew of decisions after a meeting in New Delhi. Here are the key decisions announced.
  • Karnataka, Mizoram, Telanagana chief ministers could not attend GST council meeting: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
  • Good, meaningful, to-the point discussions happened at the GST council meeting: Nirmala Sitharaman
  • GST council has decided to allow businesses to use Aadhaar for registration on GST portal: Revenue Secretary AB Pandey
  • Tenure of national anti-profiteering extended by two years. If profiteering amount is not imposed within 30 days.
  • GST Council decides to extend timeline to file annual returns to August 30
  • Proposal to reduce GST rate on EVs to 5% from 12% and on electric charger to 12% from 18% to fitment committee
  • The issue of uniform rates on lotteries will be referred to the Attorney General for legal view. Kerala wants continuation of dual rates on lottery
  • Multi-screen theatres will have to mandotirly issue electronic tickets

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