The last date for filing initial GSTR-3B sales returns for any month is the 20th of the subsequent month. Businesses, however, can continue to file returns after that date on payment of a late fee.
Accusing the BJP of trying to divide people of Bengal along communal lines, Mamata Banerjee said Hindus do not need to listen to BJP's lecture on Hinduism.
Rahul, who has been highly critical of the manner in which the tax was implemented and had termed it "Gabbar Singh Tax", said that a "huge amount" of confusion related to the GST would also be removed.
Railway has begun reconstruction of the track in order to restore the services on the route.
The Survey preliminary analysis of data shows GST registrants rose mainly on account of large increase in voluntary registrations, especially by small enterprises that buy from large enterprises and want to avail themselves of input tax credits.
The GST collection for the month of July was over Rs 95,000 crore while for August, it was more than Rs 91,000 crore.
Finance Minister Jaitley said the decisions on changing the tax rates were taken on the recommendations of the fitment committee and the changes will come into force from Jan 25.
The Punjab Minister accused the Modi government of "profiteering at the expense of the common man". "Thus to provide relief to the common man, petroleum products should be brought under the ambit of the GST," he said.
Official data showed on Tuesday that falling for the second consecutive month, total revenue collected under GST touched Rs 80,808 cr in Nov -- down from Rs 83,346 crore in October, possibly also due to the large scale rate cuts made last month.
While the downward trend in GST collection started from October, the November figure may have been impacted by the major revamp of the GST tax structure brought in during the November 10 Guwahati meeting.
The UPA government had not included petroleum products to be part of GST "because the UPA knew it would be a deal breaker with the states," Jaitley said in response to a question by P Chidambaram.
Once the system stabilises, the Council will look into bringing petroleum products, electricity duty and property stamp duty into the GST fold, he said
India's GDP grew at 5.7 per cent in the April-June quarter of 2017-18, its lowest under the Narendra Modi government.
Expect election campaigning to go a notch up when the state in question is Narendra Modi's home state Gujarat.
Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said that people had lot of cash stashed away in the houses, demonetisation has brought those hidden cash in the main banking channel.
Sushil Modi, who is also Bihar's Finance minister, said GST Council would discuss about the real estate issues in the next meeting.
Admitting there were some technical glitches in the filing systems under the regime, Arvind Subramanian said the new system is a bit "complicated" as states have different IT systems and these issues are being addressed by the GST Council.
Around 56 percent of the registered taxpayers filed their GSTR-3B returns for October within due date.