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GST Council's varied moves

The problems of exporters were not even on the agenda

TNC Rajagopalan

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, in its 27th meeting on May 4, decided on a move to a single monthly return to be furnished by the seller. And, to make GST Network (GSTN), the levy's information technology backbone, fully government-owned. It sent the issue of levying a cess on sugar and incentivising digital transactions to a group of ministers.  The problems of exporters were not even on the agenda. The return simplification process envisages one monthly return for all taxpayers, barring exceptions such as composition dealers, and to stagger filing return dates ...