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FM Nirmala Sitharaman's first GST Council meet to decide on NAA extension, single point refund system

Updated : June 20, 2019 02:01 PM IST

Sitharaman, who took over the reins of Finance Ministry from Arun Jaitley last month, will preside over the 35th meeting of the GST Council, which is a federal decision-making body comprising of state finance ministers.
The agenda of the meeting will also include integration of GST e-way bill system with NHAI's FASTag mechanism from April 1, 2020, to help track movement of goods and check GST evasion.
Besides, the Council would also deliberate on setting up a national bench of the Appellate Authority for Advance Ruling (AAAR) to reconcile the contradictory orders on similar issues passed by Authority for Advance Ruling (AARs) in different states, a move aimed at providing certainty to taxpayers.
FM Nirmala Sitharaman's first GST Council meet to decide on NAA extension, single point refund system

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