Support Independent Journalism, Support Live Law. Plans starting from ₹ 599 + GST
News Updates

Cabinet Okays Promulgation of GST (Compensation to States) Ordinance, 2017

Aasavri Rai
30 Aug 2017 3:39 PM GMT
Cabinet Okays Promulgation of GST (Compensation to States) Ordinance, 2017
Your free access to Live Law has expired
To read the article, get a premium account.
    Your Subscription Supports Independent Journalism
Subscription starts from
(For 6 Months)
Premium account gives you:
  • Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.
  • Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.
Already a subscriber?

Finance Ministry to promulgate an ordinance to suitably amend the Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Act, 2017.

The approval would allow increasing the maximum rate at which the compensation cess can be levied from 15% to 25% on:

  1. motor vehicles for transport of not more than 13 persons, including the driver (falling under sub-headings 870210, 8702 20, 8702 30 or 8702 90); and

  2. motor vehicles falling under heading 8703.

The GST Council, in its meeting held in August 2017, taking into consideration the fact that post introduction of GST, the total incidence on motor vehicles (GST+ compensation cess) has come down vis-a-vis pre-GST total tax, incidence and had recommended increase in the maximum rate at which compensation cess can be levied on motor vehicles falling under headings 8702 and 8703 from 15% to 25%.

The issue regarding the increase in effective rate of compensation cess on motor vehicles will be examined by the GST Council in due course.

Next Story