GST

Will Tax Sops Help in Faster Adoption of Electric Vehicles?

To encourage faster adoption of electric vehicles, the government has now made its intentions clear. It often takes a tax break for an idea to be adopted. And if it is a substantial cut, then greater the force to get it past its inertial state. With the announcement of a cut in GST rates on […]

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Big Move! GST Council Trims Tax on EVs, Chargers to 5%

According to the Finance Ministry statement, these changes will be effective from August 01, 2019. The GST Council chaired by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has decided to slash GST rates on all electric vehicles (EVs) to 5 percent from the existing 12 percent and has cut the current 18 percent GST on electric vehicle chargers or […]

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GST Council to Decide on Tax Cut on EVs This Week

The GST Council will meet on July 25 and decide on lowering tax rates for EVs The GST Council, chaired by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, will meet on July 25 and decide on lowering tax rates for electric vehicles (EVs), officials said. The 36th meeting of the Council, which will happen through video conferencing, is also […]

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The Big Moves in Budget 2019

Less than an hour after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s first budget speech, it appears that it is not a bad budget at all for the renewables and EVs. Less than an hour after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s first budget speech, it appears that it is not a bad budget at all for the renewables and […]

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Solar Thermal Industry Seeks Replacement of 18% GST with 5%

Before the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) by the Government of India from 1st of July 2017, many taxes like VAT, Octroi, Service tax have been subsumed into a single tax of GST. The GST has merged under the heading Renewable energy devices & parts for their manufacture all of the earlier solar […]

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Budget 2019: Solar Industry Seeks Quick Reforms from Modi 2.0

When the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance government was voted back to power in a landslide victory in the recently concluded general polls, expectations of the corporate world and especially from the renewable industry grew mile high from the Union Budget 2019 which will be presented on 5th July. Now with the continuation of the […]

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GST on EV Chargers Brought Down to 12 Percent

The GST council held on June 21, 2019, has approved the reduction of GST on EV chargers to 12 percent, down from 18 percent previously. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) council held on June 21, 2019, has approved the reduction of GST on electric vehicle (EV) chargers to 12 percent, down from 18 percent […]

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CERC Passes Order, GST to be Covered Under “Change in Law”

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has in its latest order observed that the enactment of Goods and Services Tax (GST) that came into effect from July 1, 2017, will be covered under ‘Change in Law’. The commission issued the order in response to a petition filed by Parampujya Solar Energy Pvt. Limited (PSEPL), a […]

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Petitions by SPDs to Consider GST as Change in Law Accepted

The CERC with its latest order has provided some relief to solar developers in a matter of GST compensation. The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), hearing on the matter raised by local solar project developers, has issued an order accepting the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as a change in the law in case of […]

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