New Delhi: Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday during the 52nd GST council meeting chaired by Union Finance and Corporate Affairs minister Nirmala Sitharaman raised issues regarding condonation of delay in filing of GST appeals as one-time amnesty till January 31, 2024.
A media statement released by the chief minister’s office has said that Sawant attended and addressed the 52nd GST Council Meeting chaired by Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Niramala Sitharaman, along with Goa Industries and Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho, in the presence of member CMs, Finance Ministers of other states.
The chief minister raised issues regarding Condonation of delay in filing of GST Appeals as a one-time amnesty till January 31, 2024 which will benefit taxpayers in Goa. Sawant expressed and advocated concessional GST rates to Divyangjan for motor vehicles.
Sawant supported the proposal not to subject ENA (Extra Neutral Alcohol) as Raw Material for liquor manufacturing under GST. He also supported the decision to reduce GST on molasses to five percent.
“The decision shall benefit Goa’s liquor manufacturers,” the CMO added.
The GST Council decided to exempt Foreign ships from payment of 5% IGST, if they operate as Cruise ships in India for 6 months and than covert back as foreign vessel.
The CMO said that during these six months they can promote tourism by plying as a Cruise ship. “This is beneficial for State of Goa and also other coastal states like Kerala, Maharashtra,” it adds.