Arun Jaitley to chair 15th meeting of GST Council tomorrow

The Council, chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and comprising state counterparts, will also review tax rates for some goods in view of representations received from industry.
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IANS New Delhi 02 Jun 2017, 07:34 PM IST

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will chair the 15th meeting of the GST Council on Saturday during which the tax rates on gold, textile, footwear, biscuits and beedi will be finalised.

"Jaitley will chair the 15th meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council scheduled to be held on Saturday at Vigyan Bhavan in the national capital. This meeting is important because it is likely to finalise the rates of tax and cess to be levied on the commodities remaining after the fitment exercise in the 14th GST Council meeting," the Finance Ministry said here in a statement on Friday. 

"Besides, approval of amendments to the draft GST Rules and related forms are also on the agenda among others of the aforesaid one-day meeting," the statement added.

The meeting is likely to be attended by the Finance Ministers of different states and union territories along with the senior officers.

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