GST council approves all 9 rules for new indirect tax regime

To decide on list of exemptions

by Janhavi Behere

The GST council approved all nine rules necessary for GST rollout on the first day of its meeting in Srinagar. The nine rules finalised by the council deal with composition, valuation, transition, input tax credit, invoice, payment, refund, registration and return. The council will mostly decide on the final list of items to be excluded from the GST by the end of the day. Most states have pitched for exemption of items sensitive to their states, but the council is likely to limit the number of exempted items to 100[see]. All raw food items including food grains are likely to be exempted from the list, while processed foods could be taxed at five per cent, as per an article in Economic Times.

References
1. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/gst-now-a-step-closer-to-july-deadline-council-clears-all-9-rules-to-push-tax-reform/articleshow/58732154.cms
2. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/raw-food-items-to-be-exempted-under-gst/articleshow/58733074.cms
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Per cent
3.5 +0.0
Consumer Sentiments Index
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96.7 +0.2
Consumer Expectations Index
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Completed projects 0.91 2.21 0.90 1.77
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All listed Companies
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 Expenses -0.3 1.9 6.4 11.8
 Net profit -4.0 14.6 38.9 17.9
 PAT margin (%) 6.9 6.9 6.1 6.2
 Count of Cos. 4,521 4,491 4,487 4,311
Non-financial Companies
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 Expenses -2.9 -0.2 7.3 15.4
 Net profit 9.7 26.7 23.4 -1.4
 PAT margin (%) 7.4 6.9 6.3 6.4
 Net fixed assets -9.2 7.7
 Current assets 8.1 2.4
 Current liabilities 11.6 9.4
 Borrowings 3.1 5.5
 Reserves & surplus 8.4 7.7
 Count of Cos. 3,515 3,491 3,491 3,365
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Annual Financials of All Companies
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All Companies
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 Expenses 12.8 9.8 5.0 1.1
 Net profit 1.1 -2.1 2.0 -11.6
 PAT margin (%) 3.6 3.2 3.3 3.2
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Non-financial Companies
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 Expenses 12.2 9.2 4.2 -0.8
 Net profit -8.5 -2.4 -5.0 12.5
 PAT margin (%) 2.4 2.2 2.2 2.9
 Net fixed assets 12.9 11.6 13.0 12.4
 Net worth 7.8 8.6 7.3 6.7
 RONW (%) 5.5 5.1 4.9 5.9
 Debt / Equity (times) 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0
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 Count of Cos. 19,170 17,554 16,934 14,134
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