Finance Ministry extends deadline for filing GST annual returns till March 31

Finance Ministry extends deadline for filing GST annual returns till March 31

The Finance Ministry has extended the last date for filing annual GST return forms by three months until March 31, 2019. The annual returns form in which businesses registered under the GST have to provide consolidated details of sales, purchases and input tax credit (ITC) benefits accrued to them during 2017-18 fiscal was notified in September. The last date for filing was set at December 31, 2018. In a statement, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) said, “the competent authority has decided to extend the due date…

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Over 24 Nations Agree to Reduce 12.6 Million Annual Pollution Deaths

Over 24 Nations Agree to Reduce 12.6 Million Annual Pollution Deaths

Health and environment officials from over 24 countries have committed to reducing the annual 12.6 million deaths due to pollution, the World Health Organisation and United Nations Environment Programme have said. On the sidelines of the ongoing 22nd session of the Conference of Parties (COP22) here, the officials on Tuesday signed up to the declaration for health, environment and climate change. The goal is to reduce pollution-related deaths through a new global initiative to promote better management of environmental and climate related risks to health. According to WHO, around 12.6…

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Delhi Assembly Passes Annual Budget For 2016-17

Delhi Assembly Passes Annual Budget For 2016-17

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia addressing a press conference after the presentation of Budget on Monday, March 28, 2016. (Press Trust of India file photo) NEW DELHI:  The Delhi Assembly today passed the Rs. 46,600 crore “tax free” Budget for 2016-17 with major focus on education, health and transport sectors, besides rationalisation of the VAT structure that will bring down prices of readymade garments, shoes and watches among others. The government withdrew 5 per cent VAT on shoes priced below Rs. 500 as well…

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