Central Tax Rate Reduced
16/2017-Integrated Tax (Rate) ,dt. 30-06-2017:
Seek to reduce the rate of Central Tax, Union Territory Tax, on fertilisers from 6% to 2.5% and Integrated Tax rate on fertilisers from 12% to 5%
[TO BE PUBLISHED IN PART II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (i) OF THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY]
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Revenue)
Notification No.16/2017-Integrated Tax (Rate)
New Delhi, the 30th June, 2017
G.S.R. (E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 5 of the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (13 of 2017), the Central Government, on the recommendations of the Council, hereby makes the following amendments in the notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No.1/2017- Integrated Tax (Rate), dated the 28th June, 2017 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 666(E), dated the 28th June, 2017, namely:-
2. In the said notification,-
(i) in Schedule I – 5%, after serial number 182 and the entries relating thereto, the following serial numbers and entries shall be inserted, namely:-
|“182A||3102||Mineral or chemical fertilisers, nitrogenous, other than those which are clearly not to be used as fertilizers|
|182B||3103||Mineral or chemical fertilisers, phosphatic, other than those which are clearly not to be used as fertilizers|
|182C||3104||Mineral or chemical fertilisers, potassic, other than those which are clearly not to be used as fertilizers|
|182D||3105||Mineral or chemical fertilisers containing two or three of the fertilising elements nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium; other fertilisers; goods of this Chapter in tablets or similar forms or in packages of a gross weight not exceeding 10 kg; other than those which are clearly not to be used as fertilizers”;|
(ii) in Schedule II – 12%, serial numbers 66, 67, 68 and 69 and the entries relating thereto shall be omitted.
3. This notification shall come into force with effect from the 1st day of July, 2017.
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Sub-section (1) of Section 5
5. (1) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (2), there shall be levied a tax called the integrated goods and services tax on all inter-State supplies of goods or services or both, except on the supply of alcoholic liquor for human consumption, on the value determined under section 15 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act and at such rates, not exceeding forty per cent., as may be notified by the Government on the recommendations of the Council and collected in such manner as may be prescribed and shall be paid by the taxable person:
Provided that the integrated tax on goods imported into India shall be levied and collected in accordance with the provisions of section 3 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 on the value as determined under the said Act at the point when duties of customs are levied on the said goods under section 12 of the Customs Act, 1962.
3. The Board may appoint such central tax officers as it thinks fit for exercising the powers under this Act.
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