Key points of 42th GST council Meeting headed By FM N. Sitharaman

Key points of 42nd GST council Meeting by video conferencing

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The 42nd GST Council met by video conference under the directorship of Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt NirmalaSitharaman. Union Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Shri Anurag Thakur, along with State & UT Finance Ministers and senior officers of the Ministry of Finance & States / UTs, also attended the conference. The result of the 42nd GST Council meeting by video conferencing is proposed as follows:

  • The cessation of compensation is expanded beyond a transitional duration of 5 years. As specified in the GST(CS) Act, 2017, ending in June 2022. The act is updated accordingly.
  • The existing GSTR-1/3B return filing procedure will be extended to 31st Mar 2021.
  • Taxpayers with aggregate turnover less than 5 crores are permitted from 1st January 2021 onwards to file returns (both FORM GSTR-1 and FORM GSTR-3B) on a quarterly basis in an approved bank account connected with the registrant’s PAN & Aadhaar. Even so, in the first two months of the year, these taxpayers would have to pay at least 35 percent of the last quarter’s net cash tax liability by using the auto-generated challan and adjustment should be made for the balance in the third month of the year while filing the return.
  • For the submission of refund claims, Refund to be paid/disbursed on an approved bank account connected with the registrant’s PAN & Aadhaar with effect from 1st Jan 2021. DSC is no longer compulsory. It can also be signed through Aadhaar authentication.
  • To promote satellite launching services by new start-ups, the ISRO  provided satellite launch service, Antrix corporation ltd. and NSIL will be excluded.
  • With effect from 1st April 2021, the provision for disclosing HSN codes / SAC in tax invoices and Type GSTR-1 has been updated as follows-
Aggregate turnover more than or equal to Rs. 5 Crore 4 digit of HSN/SAC
Aggregate Turnover less than Rs. 5 Crore 6 digit of HSN/SAC
For other categories of suppliers notified soon 8 digit of HSN/SAC
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  • The CG will disburse to the States tonight the reimbursement cess collection, amounting to Rs. 20,000 crores, against the tax shortfall for FY 2020-21. In addition, the state’s share of the FY 2017-18 IGST collection, amounting to approximately. 25,000 crores, to be disbursed by next week as well.
  • Another conference to reach the official notice will be held on 12 October 2020 in regard to payments to States with a revenue deficit.
  • The existing form GSTR-1/3B system is to be expanded till 31 March 2021 and the GST regulation is to be changed to make this system the default return filing system. Additionally, payment of tax will be made monthly through challan.

With effect from 1st Jan 2021

  1. FORM GSTR-3B output tax obligation is auto-populated on the basis of FORM GSTR-1 filed by the taxpayer.
  2. FORM GSTR-3B input tax credits are auto-populated on the basis of FORM GSTR-2B filed by monthly filers’.

With effect from 1st April 2021

  1. FORM GSTR-3B ‘ input tax credit is auto-populated on the basis of FORM GSTR-2B filed by quarterly filers.
  2. FORM GSTR-1 is compulsory to be filed before FORM GSTR-3B in order to ensure the auto-population system as stated earlier.
  • Amendment to the CGST Rules: Multiple amendments to the CGST Rules and FORMS, including requirements for the provision of Nil FORMCMP-08 via SMS, have been proposed.

Note:- In this notice, the decisions of the GST Council were submitted in simple language for easier interpretation. The same effect will be granted to notifications/circulars from the Gazette that alone has the force of law.

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Reasons for the Movement of Goods under the GST

GST is a tax-based destination, i.e. goods/services would be taxed at the place where they are purchased and not at the point of origin. So, the state in which they are consumed would have the right to receive the GST.

This, in effect, makes the idea of the place of supply essential to GST, as all the regulations of GST revolve around this one.

The place of supply of goods under the GST determines if the transaction will be counted as intra-state or interstate, and the levy on SGST, CGST & IGST will be calculated and the results.

GST: Place of Supply In case There is a Movement of Goods

Reasons for the Movement of Goods under the GST 

Supply  In case of outward supply of goods, the supply liable to GST as per Schedule I or inward supply of goods liable to tax under reverse charge by a taxable person.

Export or Import  In case of export of goods from or import of goods into the territory of India

Job Work  When the principal and the job worker are registered persons the EWB will be generated by the principal when he occasions the movement of goods for job work and by the job worker when he occasions the movement after job work, and by the recipient, if the job worker is not a registered person.

SKD or CKD – The goods may be supplied on semi-knocked down (SKD) condition or the goods may be supplied in batches to be assembled at the place of the recipient in case of completely knocked down (CKD) conditions, the e-way bill is to be generated, based on the value of the product being transported

Line Sales When the goods are taken in the delivery van in a particular route to effect sale to all the retailers, the movement of goods is to be covered by an e-way bill. When the goods are moved under ‘Recipient not known’, they may not know the details of sales. However, the total value of the consignment e-way bill has to be generated.

Sales Return  When the recipient rejects and sends back the goods they have to generate an e-way bill or the supplier will have to generate an e-way bill on the capacity of the recipient of such goods

Exhibition or Fairs – When the registered person is going to participate in an exhibition or fair, and the goods are moved from the godown of such person, then the e-way bill is to be generated

For own use – When goods are purchased for personal use, the supplier will generate EWB

Others – For any item other than the above, such as the movement of goods for provision of supply of service or for any other purpose which involves movement of goods, EWB should be generated  

GST: No Movement of Goods

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Basis Concept on Applicability of E-Way Bill

Basis Concept on Applicability of E-Way Bill

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E-Way Bill is a digitally produced paper that must be produced for the transportation of more than Rs. 50,000 products from one place to another anywhere in India, except Delhi. For the transport of products inside Delhi, an e-way bill is needed if the value of goods exceeds Rs . 1 Lakhs.

This documentation must be produced electronically for the transport of goods, regardless of whether the transport is inter-state or intra-state. The e-way bill created in any State shall be valid in any State or Union territory of India.

Who is responsible for generating the e-way bill?

The e-way bill under the GST regime is expected to be produced

  1. Any licensed individual responsible for the movement of products of shipment
  2. In the case of supply ( e.g. sales); or
  3. For reasons other than supply ( e.g. return of sales, transfer of branches, etc.); or
  4. Due to the inward supply of the unregistered individual
  5. Any unregistered individual who triggers the movement of products.

Some of the important points to be noted for goods transported by road are as follows:

  1. E-Way Bill is not required for all transactions carried out by a taxable individual.
  2. the E-Way Bill is necessary For all transactions involving the transportation of goods, whether by way of supply or not,.
  3. E-Way Bill is required in transactions involving products but viewed as a supply of services such as the leasing of products or the distribution of food drinks.
  4. E-Way Bill is not needed, where products purchased in the supply of services do not involve the movement of goods.
  5. E-Way Bill is necessary, where the movement of the value of the goods is more than Rs. 50,000/-as an interstate supply.
  6. E-Way Bill is necessary, where the movement of the value of the products is more than Rs. 1.00000/-as intrastate supply.
  7. The automobile number and transporter ID in part B should be given
  8. Where the goods are transported by the supplier, the supplier must provide the carrier with the details required for the generation of the e-way bill in Part-A.
  9. On the basis of the information received by the manufacturer, the carrier creates an e-way bill by performing Part B.
  10. If the goods are transferred by the supplier in a vehicle of their own or by a hired vehicle, the supplier may fill out the data in Part B.
  11. If the carrier has received information on the transport or vehicle number, etc., a unique e-way billing number or EBN may be issued.
  12. Unless the vehicle is modified during transit, the carrier may have to correct the transport information in the e-way bill on the GST portal.
  13. Goods can only be carried with the description of Part-A:
    1. When goods are transferred within less than 50 km of the State from the place of the manufacturer to the carrier for delivery;
    2. b) If goods are shipped from the source to the receiver for a distance of fewer than 50 km.
  14. The E-way bill created on the GST portal is valid for all States and Union Territories.
  15. For distances of up to 100 km, the created E-way bill is valid for one day. The e-way bill will be valid for an additional day for every 100 km.
  16. If the transport can not be completed within the period of validity due to certain unforeseen situations, the carrier may generate a new e-way bill by updating the transport details.
  17. Cause for transport may be any kind of supply, return on sales, own use, jobs, etc.
  18. When there are several vehicles involved in the transport of products, the manufacturer will issue the invoice until the first shipment is completed and, with each subsequent shipment, copies of the accompanying distribution vouchers and a copy of the invoice should be given. Nevertheless, the initial invoice will be submitted with the last shipment.

The circumstances where E-Way is not needed : 

In the following cases, the generation of e-Way Bill is not necessary:

  1. The mode of carriage is a non-motor vehicle
  2. Goods transported from the customs terminal, airport, air cargo complex, or land customs station to the Inland Container Depot (ICD) or Container Freight Station (CFS) for customs clearance.
  3. Goods held under customs control or under customs seal
  4. Goods transported under the Customs Bond from ICD to the customs port or from one customs station to another.
  5. Transit cargo transported from or to Nepal or Bhutan
  6. Movement of products triggered by the establishment of the defense under the Ministry of Defense as consignee or consignee
  7. Vacuum Cargo /containers are being shipped
  8. In the case Consignor transporting goods to or from the place of business and a weighbridge at a distance of 20 km, accompanied by a Delivery Challenge.
  9. In the case Goods to be shipped by rail where the Consignor of goods is a federal government, a state government, or a local authority.
  10. In the case of Goods specified as exempt from E-Way bill requirements in the respective State / Union Territory of the GST Regulations.
  11. In case Transportation of certain defined goods-includes the list of exempt supplies of goods, annexed to Rule 138(14), goods classified as non-delivery as set out in Schedule III, other schedules of notifications of the Central Tax Rate. (PDF of the Products List).

Note: Part B of the e-Way Bill is not necessary to be filled if the gap between the consignee or consignee and the carrier is less than 50 km and the transport is in the same state.

What to do to make an eWay Bill

E-Way Bill can be created from the e-Way Bill Portal. The only thing you need is a Portal username. For a comprehensive step-by-step e-Way Bill Generation guide, check out our online e-Way Bill Generation Guide.

 

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Records/ document or information needed for the creation of eWay Bill

  • Invoice / Bill of Supply / Challenge relating to the shipment of goods
  • Road transport – ID of the driver or vehicle number
  • Transport by rail, air or ship – ID of the carrier, the number of the transport document and the date of the document

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GST newest Notifications: CBIC GST Extension Notifications dated 24 June 2020

GST latest Notifications: Analysis of CBIC Notifications on GST extensions dated 24 June 2020

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Today, CBIC issued various notifications to implement the recommendations of the 40th GST Council meeting as follows: CBIC Notifications signed on 24.06.2020 regarding interest waiver and late fees. On 24 June 2020, the CBIC released multiple notifications of GST. The synopsis of those updates is here.

Notice No. 49/2020 – Central Tax: Implementing some aspects of the Finance Act, 2020

Notification No. 50/2020 – Central Tax: Notification of GST rates for individuals taxable in composition under Rule 7 of the CGST Rules

GSTR-3B-Interest rate waiver: Notification No.51/2020-Central Tax 24.06.2020: To put certain provisions of the Finance Act into force, 2020.

Notification No. 52/2020 – Central Tax: GST waiver for taxpayers who’ve not filed GSTR-3B for tax dates between July 2017 and January 2020 shall be informed as stated earlier at the 40th meeting of the GST Council. In CGST Notification No. 52/2020 dated 24 June 2020, the CBIC notified that between 1 July 2020 and 30 September 2020, Zero GSTR-3B could be filed without a late fee for the above duration. Furthermore, it shall be limited to a maximum of Rs 250 per return per month per act for the remaining taxpayers.

A late fee exemption also moved the last GSTR-1 deadlines from March to June 2020 as of June 30th, 2020. The latest timelines for monthly filing without even a late fee charge will be from March to June 2020, 10th, 24th, 28th July 2020, and 5th August 2020 respectively. The last date for the GSTR-1 quarterly is 17th July and 3rd August 2020 for the quarters January-March 2020 and April-June 2020.

Big taxpayers have not been informed of further extensions for filing GSTR-3B from February to May 2020, with an annual turnover of more than Rs 5 Crore in the previous financial year. Furthermore, no interest should have been paid from the respective due dates of February to April 2020, i.e. 20th of the following month, for the first 15 days respectively. After that, interest at a 9 percent p.a. reduced rate. Any further delay in GST payments would have been imposed till 24 June 2020.

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Initially, taxpayers with an aggregate annual turnover of up to Rs 5 crore in the last financial year have their due date staggered as 22nd # or 24th # of their next month, depending on the state / UT from which they run their main place of business. For the exception of May 2020, its due date staggered as July 12th # or 14th # # 2020. Furthermore, in the exception, August 2020 also comes with yesterday’s due date extended to 1st # or 3rd # # October 2020.

The CBIC has abolished the taxpayer bifurcation based on the annual sales up to Rs 1.5 crore or between Rs 1.5 crore and Rs 5 crore. Correctly, as per yesterday’s 40th meeting of the GST Council, the late fee and the interest waiver will continue until September 2020

GSTR-1-Late Fees / Penalty Waiver: Notification No.53/2020-Central Tax 24.06.2020: Conditional waiver of late fees for all GSTR 1 registered persons for months/quarters ending March to June 2020, if submitted by the time set.

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GSTR-3B-Extension of the deadline for Aug 2020: Notification No.54/2020-Central Tax 24.06.2020: extension of the deadline for submission of GSTR 3B to 1/3 October 2020

 

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Summary of Important Due date of July and Aug 2020

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Corporate and Professional Updates on 25th February 2019

Indirect tax Updates:

GST updates:

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  • A new window has been enabled for claiming TDS/TCS credits. The taxpayer has the option of accepting or rejecting the TDS/TCS credits available and filing their return, after which the credits get transferred to the cash ledger and can be used for making GST payments.
  • A taxpayer can file an appeal against an order passed by an appellate authority or against an advanced ruling by an appellate authority on the GST portal. He even has the option to file an application with the appellate authority in the case of rectification of a mistake in order passed.
  • For affordable housing GST rate reduced from 8% to 1% & for other housing from 12% to 5%.
  • Definition of affordable housing: 90 sq. Meter for non-metro & 60 sq. meter. For metro area.  Cap on Cost of house to be qualified as affordable kept at Rs 45 Lakh for both non-metro and metro areas.
  • A GST registration number can be obtained without the same. New businesses who are in the process of obtaining bank accounts can simultaneously proceed with GST registration, thus saving time.
  • Claiming of ITC and amendment of B2B invoices of 17-18 are re-opened up till March 2019.
  • Users can now amend B2B invoices of FY 2017-18. The facility to amend the GSTR-1 details of FY 17-18 was closed on filing the September 2018 return. The same has been made available while filing returns for the months of January to March 2019. Input tax credit of FY 2017-18 that was omitted and hence unclaimed up till September 2018 can be claimed now up to March 2019 as well. This was a much-needed remedy for taxpayers who made errors reporting any invoice in the past, or previously missed out claiming genuine credit.
  • For composition taxpayers, there is a simpler way to reply to show cause notices(SCN) now. This is in the case of a show cause notice being issued for compulsory withdrawal from the composition scheme, and if proceedings are initiated against the composition taxpayer, he now has the option to reply to show cause notices on the portal.

E-way Bill Updates:

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  • E-way bill data can be imported for GSTR-1.
  • The E-way bill (EWB) and the GST portal has now been integrated. The same gets automatically imported for the B2B and B2C (large) invoices sections as well as the HSN-wise-summary of outward supplies section. Users only need to verify the data and proceed.

Other Updates:

  • Saudi Arabia to make India regional hub for oil supply
  • Assured return scheme for NPS subscribers proposed
  • REC needs nod from at least 50% lenders for PFC deal
  • India to be 2nd-largest 5G market in 10 yrs.
  • 3-4 more banks to come out of RBI’s PCA framework
  • Warren Buffett’s firm reports $25 bn. Q4 loss
  • May postpones vote on Brexit deal until March 12
  • SBI considers moving NCLT for insolvency proceedings against Jet Airways
  • Blackstone, Embassy to launch India’s first real estate investment trust
  • Tata Steel, JSW Steel are key beneficiaries of the rise in steel demand
  • Raymond revamps supply chain, weighs on digital tools for more efficiency
  • Bharti Airtel set to conduct trial of Nokia’s 5G-ready telecom gear
  • JNPT SEZ to bid out 300 acres to manufacturing companies
  • India’s financial condition looking up, says CII-IBA
  • Boards of companies should assert ethical conduct: CII
  • 347 infra projects show cost overruns worth over Rs 3.2 lakh cr.
  • Hindustan National Glass to raise 1,800 cr. to pare debt
  • Uber in talks to sell India food delivery business
  • KKR, Black Rock set to invest in Adnoc pipeline unit
  • Afghanistan launches new export route to India through Iran
  • Wipro shareholders approve bonus issue, increase in authorised share capital
  • Seven of top 10 Indian companies lose₹67,980 crore in m-cap, TCS worst hit
  • RIL preparing to list Reliance Retail soon
  • US-China talks Superpowers haggling over currency pact
  • Lack of big-ticket deals drive down PE/VC investments in January 2019
  • Swiggy in talks to buy Uber Eats India, deal expected to be sealed soon
  • Singapore largest FDI source, leaves Mauritius far behind
  • PNGRB rejects HPCL review petition on ATF pipeline
  • FPIs sell blue-chips take away Rs 30K cr.
  • Foreign portfolio investors pull out over Rs 1,900 cr. from debt market in Feb
  • Unregulated Deposit Ordinance bans only Ponzi schemes not regulated deposits.

Key Due Dates:

  • Due date of TDS Return for the month of January 2019 is 28th February 2019.

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Due Dates of GSTR-1 Has been Extension and other GST Updates

Due Dates of GSTR-1 Has been Extension and other GST Updates

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GST RETURNS

Owing to the issues with GSTR online portal and much to the relief of tax payers, the due date for filing of FORM GSTR-1 has been extended vide Notification No. 71/2017-Central Tax and 72/2017-Central Tax dated 29th December 2017. The previously announced due date of 31st December 2017 has been extended to 10th January 2018. The relief has been provided to assessees with aggregate turnover upto 1.5 crore as well as those with aggregate turnover over 1.5 crore.

For assessees with aggregate turnover upto 1.5 crore, the period for which extension has been granted is July to September 2017. There is no modification in due dates for the quarter of October to December 2017 and January to March 2018. On similar lines, extension for assessees with aggregate turnover exceeding 1.5 crore is for the period July to October 2017 and no changes have been provided in due dates of subsequent months. Revised due dates for furnishing FORM GSTR-1 is summarized below-

EXTENSION OF GSTR-1 FILING DUE DATES

For Assessees with aggregate turnover up to 1.5 crores

  1. No. Months involved  Due Date for filing GSTR-1
  2. July – September 2017        10th January 2018
  3. October – November 2017 15th February 2018
  4. January – March 2018           30th April 2018

Last date for filing of Monthly return in FORM GSTR-1 for for July-September , 2017 for Registered persons having Aggregate turnover of up to 1.5 crore ,  has been extended to 10thJanuary, 2018 from earlier due date of 31st December, 2017 ( NotificationNo.71/2017 ).

For assessees with aggregate turnover exceeding 1.5 crores

  1. No.  Months involved  Due Date for filing GSTR-1
  2. July – November 2017      10th January 2018
  3. December 2017          10th February 2018
  4. January 2018             10th March 2018
  5. February 2018           10th April 2018
  6. March 2018                10th May 2018

Last date for filing of Monthly return in FORM GSTR-1 for for July-October, 2017 for Registered persons having Aggregate turnover of more than Rs 1.5 crore , has been extended to 10th January, 2018 from earlier due date of 31st December, 2017 ( Notification No.72/2017 ).

OTHER GSTR FILLING EXTENSIONS

Return Due date               GSTR-5(for non-resident)

15-December-2017          GSTR-6(for input service distributor)

31-December-2017           ITC-04(for job worker ,for July-sept)

31-December-2017       GSTR-3B Return

GSTR-3B Return

GSTR-3B return will have to be filed by all taxpayers in addition to GSTR-1, GSTR-2 and GSTR-3 return.Earlier, GSTR-3B returns were to be filed for the month of July to December 2017.

IN 23rd council meeting, it has been announced that GSTR-3B return must be filed for all months from July 2017 to March 2018. The due date for GSTR-3B return will be the 20th of every month.

Late fees for GSTR-3B of July, Aug. and Sept waived. Any late fees paid for these months will be credited back in electronic cash ledger under Tax and can be utilized to make GST payments

Reduction of GST Return Penalty

In addition to the waiver of GST Return Penalty, the Government has also announced a reduction in GST return penalty for NIL GST returns. From October 2017, the GST return penalty for not filing NIL GST return has been reduced to Rs.20 per day instead of Rs. 200 per day.

GST on Advances Received

In 22nd GST Council, it has now been decided that taxpayers having annual aggregate turnover up to Rs. 1.5 crores will not be required to pay GST at the time of receipt of advances on account of supply of goods.

E-Way Bill

As per E-Way bill rules, any transportation of goods with a value of more than Rs.50, 000 would require an e-way bill. The GST council in earlier meeting in October had decided that E-way bill would be introduced in staggered manner from January 1 and subsequently nationwide from April1.

In the recent 24th GST council meeting was finally decided that the e-way bill is now introduced and will be applicable from 1st February 2018 across the nation. The nationwide e-way bill system will be ready to be rolled out on trail basis latest by 16 January 2018. Trade and transporters can start using thi system on voluntary basis from 16 January 2018.

GST REGISTRATION

Registration under GST was mandatory for entities undertaking inter-state supply of goods and/or services, irrespective of aggregate annual turnover.In the 22nd GST Council, it has been decided to exempt service providers from this condition. Hence, service providers will now be allowed to undertake inter-state sales of upto Rs.20 lakhs without obtaining GST registration.Further, this is exemption is also available for service providers supplying services through an e-commerce operator.

But person supply goods will still be required to obtain GST registration mandatorily (in case of inter -state supply)

GST COMPOSITION SCHEME

This scheme is intended for small businesses where compliance less.22nd GST Council has decided to increase the aggregate turnover to Rs.1 crore. (The aggregate turnover threshold for special category States, has also been   increased to Rs. 75 lacs from Rs. 50 lacs excepts J&K and Uttarakhand)

Person opting for composition scheme was restricted from providing any exempted/taxable service .but now a composite can provide exempted service also.

In 23rd GSTcouncil meeting the due date for enrolling under the increased threshold has been made available to both migrated and new taxpayers up to 31.03.2018.

The GST rate payable by GST Composition dealers has been harmonized for all taxpayers (traders or manufactures) at 1%. However, not change has been announced on the GST rate for composition scheme for restaurants.

GSTR 4 return must be filed by taxpayer registered under the GST composition scheme. GSTR4 is a quarterly return that was originally due on the 18th of month following respective quarter. But in 23 council meeting composition returns, GSTR-4 due date extended to 24 /December/2017 for July-September quarter

Reverse Charge Mechanism

Registered taxpayers were required to pay GST on reverse charge basis when they purchased from an unregistered person, the 22ndGST Council has decided to suspend the reverse charge mechanism till 31.03.2018. Now, registered taxpayers can purchase from unregistered persons without having to pay GST on reverse charge basis.

TDS and TCS Provisions Postponed

The Government has decided to postpone the TDS/TCS registration and operationalization to 31st March 2018.

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