GST Timeline: Upto 21st GST Council Meeting

Here is the GST timeline progress toward its rolling out. You can check here complete GST updates till date.

GST Timeline – September 9, 2017

21st GST Council Meeting

  • Proposal at 21st GST Council meeting at Hyderabad New time table for filing returns
  • GSTR-1 (for the month of July 2017) 10.10.2017
  • For registered persons with aggregate turnover in a state more than Rs. 100 crores., The due date for GSTR-1 for July 2017 will be 03.10.2017
  • GSTR-2 (for the month of July 2017) 31.10.2017
  • GSTR-3 (for the month of July 2017) 10.11.2017
  • GSTR-4 (for the quarter July-sep 2017) 18.10.2017
  • Table 4 under GSTR-4 not to be filed for the quarter july-september 2017. Requirement of filing GSTR-4 for this period to be dispensed with.
  • GSTR-6 (for the month of July 2017) 13.10.2017
  • Due dates for filing of the above-mentioned returns for subsequent periods shall be notified at a later date.
  • GSTR-3 B will continue to be filed till for the month of December 2017.

Download Press Release Here

List of Items Increase in Rate of Compensation Cess (Meeting on 09-09-2017)

List of Goods Which Rates Changed in 21st GST Council Meeting (Meeting on 9-09-2017)

GST Timeline – August 5, 2017

20th GST Council Meeting

  • Approved e-way bill rules.
  • All kind of job work on textiles will be taxed at 5%.
  • Tax rate on tractor parts has been cut down to 18%

GST Timeline – July 17, 2017

19th GST council meeting

  • Increased cess applied on cigarettes by as much as 31% in certain categories.

GST Timeline – June 30, 2017

18th GST Council meeting

  • Reduce the tax on fertilizers from 12% to 5%.
  • Tax on parts of tractors has reduced from 28% to 18%.

GST Timeline – June 18, 2017

GST council held 17th meeting on 18th June 2017. The following decision has taken with respect to GST rates of services.

  • GST Rates of 5% will be available with ITC for GST paid on ships, vessels including bulk carriers and tankers.
  • Renting of hotels, inns, guest houses, clubs, campsites or other commercial places meant for residential or lodging purposes where room tariff is Rs.2500 and above but less than Rs.7500 per room per day. (18% with full ITC)
  • Supply of Food/drinks in air conditioned restaurant in 5 star or above rated hotel. ( 18% with full ITC)

More Decisions Finalised in 17th Meeting of GST Council – Download here


GST Timeline – June 11, 2017

GST council held 16th meeting on 11th June 2017.

  • Council has approved the GST registration rules.
  • Council has approved the Accounts and Record Rules and Formats.
  • Threshold Limit for Compostions Levy was revised.

Download Revised Threshold Limit for composition Levy

Download Registration Rules


GST Timeline – June 3, 2017

GST council held 15th meeting regarding to clear the pending rules, transition provisions, returns and other matters.

GST council had decided the GST rates on over 1200 goods and 500 services in the GST brackets of 5, 12,18 and 28%.

GST Timeline – April 14, 2017

The GST Council held 14th meeting, They approved GST Rates for goods and GST compensation cess.

GST Timeline – April 13, 2017

President Pranab Mukherjee signed four bills related to goods and service tax (GST).

GST Timeline – April 6, 2017 

The Rajya Sabha passed the four bills without any amendments. The bills approved as under

These are Central Goods and Service Tax (CGST), The integrated Goods and Service Tax (IGST), The Goods and Service tax (Compensation to state,The Union Territory Goods and Service Tax (UTGST).

Download Bills

GST Timeline – March 31, 2017

GST council held 13th Meeting on 31st March, 2017. Nine rules approved by GST council in this meeting.

Discussed – Four set of rules -GST Input Tax Credit Rules, Valuation Rules, Transitional Provisions and Composition Rules.

GST Timeline – March 29, 2017

Lok Sabha Passes 4 Key GST bill for 1st July 2017 GST rollout.
These are Central Goods and Service Tax (CGST), The integrated Goods and Service Tax (IGST), The Goods and Service tax (Compensation to state,The Union Territory Goods and Service Tax (UTGST).

Download bills as introduced in lok sabha here

March 16, 2017

Twelfth meeting of GST Council held. Council here cleared the remaining two supplementary legislations UTGST (Union Territory GST Law) and the SGST (State GST Law) needed for implementation of the goods and service tax (GST) regime. The Council has already approved CGST (Central GST), IGST (Integrated GST) and Compensation drafts.

March 4, 2017

Eleventh Meeting of GST council was held. Council here gave approval to the two key draft laws of Central GST (CGST) and Integrated GST (IGST). Final approval to these laws, along with the other two pending laws of State GST (SGST) and Union Territory (UTGST) are likely by next meeting of GST Council on March 16.

February 18, 2017

TENTH meeting of GST Council was held.

January 16, 2017

Ninth meeting was held by GST Council. Finally, the issue of dual control was broadly resolved as States will have powers to assess and administer 90 per cent of the tax payers under Rs. 1.5 crores annual turnover while the remaining 10% controlled by the centre.  The another important consensus is that centre and states will administer and control taxpayers having turnover 1.5 crores in 50:50 ratio. States will levy GST within 12 nautical miles.

The main broad consensus for GST to be rolled out from 1st July 2017, instead of 1st April 2017.

January 3-4, 2017

Eighth meeting was held by GST Council. The issue of Dual Control remained unresolved in the meeting. Some states raised a new issue related to the tax ration of 60:40 instead of 50:50 dividing GST between centre and states.

December 22-23, 2016

Seventh meeting was held by GST Council.  It was agreed that the states will get 100 percent compensation for revenue losses and would be compensated every two months. Download Draft GST Compensation Law

Shri Arun Jaitley said during press conference “The CGST and SGST laws, a total of 197 provisions and five schedules, have been approved. The legally vetted copy of the drafts will be circulated to the sates. Only issues of dual control and cross empowerment are left. “

December 14, 2016

The government issued report card on 6 meeting held by GST Council since September 12, 2016. Download Report Card on GST Here

November 26, 2016

The government unveiled the Revised Model GST Law and Draft Goods and Services Tax Compensation Bill by placing it in public domain.

September 30, 2016

GST Council approved this draft and formats in its meeting.

September 27, 2016

Central Board of Excise and Customs has unveiled Draft rules and Formats under GST relating on GST returns and refunds.

September 26, 2016

Central Board of Excise and Customs has unveiled Draft Rules and Formats under GST relating to registration, invoice and payment.

September 22-23, 2016

GST Council’s first meeting was held.

September 16, 2016

The government notified September 16, 2016 as the appointed date for remaining section of the 101st Constitutional Amendment Act (i.e. section 1 to 20 except section 12).

September 12, 2016

The Union Cabinet approved the formation of the GST Council (section 12 of the 101st Constitutional Amendment Act).

September 8, 2016

GST bill received the assent of the Hon’ble President. Now it was enacted as the Constitution (101st Amendment Act, 2016 [“the 101st Constitutional Amendment Act”].

June 14, 2016

The central government put the Model GST law on public domain for seeking suggestion from the public at large.

August 3, 2016

Rajya Sabha passed the bill with certain key amendments.

May 6, 2015

122nd Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2014 (The GST Bill) was passed by Lok Sabha.

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