- Currently, the rates applicable to electric vehicles and their chargers stand at 12 per cent and 18 per cent respectively.
- The GST Council also decided to exempt the hiring of electric buses of carrying capacity beyond 12 passengers by local authorities from the indirect taxation regime.
- The GST rate applicable to charging stations for electric vehicles was also reduced from 18 per cent to 5 per cent.
- The Council announced an extension in the due date for filing of the form GST CMP-02 in order to opt for the composition scheme under GST laws.
- Now, assessees will be able to opt for the composition scheme under the GST law using the form CMP-02 by September 30, instead of the original due date of July 31.
- The Council also decided to extend the last date for furnishing the statement containing details of self-attested tax using the form GST CMP-08 for the June quarter by one month to August 31.
- The CMP-02 and CMP-08 forms come under the GST composition scheme.
- Under the composition scheme, traders and manufacturers are required to pay only one per cent GST on goods which otherwise attract a higher levy of either 5, 12 or 18 per cent. Such dealers are also not permitted to charge GST from the purchaser.
- In the Union Budget for 2019-20, the Finance Minister proposed a deduction of Rs. 1.5 lakh in taxable income on the interest paid on loans taken to purchase electric vehicles.
- Saturday's meeting of the GST Council, chaired by the Finance Minister, was held through video conferencing.
(With inputs from agencies)
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