Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Friday asked the GST Council to lower the rates on textiles, fertilizers, and footwear and also sought extension of the deadline for filing of tax for those paying GST of less than ₹5 crore in the wake of the unprecedented situation arising because of COVID-19 pandemic.
“Haryana has demanded from the Union government not to increase the tax on textiles, fertilizers, and footwear. The same demand was also endorsed by Gujarat and Bihar,” Mr. Chautala told reporters after taking part in the 40th meeting of the GST Council in New Delhi.
“We have also asked to remove the penalty on those who failed to file the return in the last three years. To increase the State and Central revenues, this penalty must be eliminated. Besides the June deadline of filing tax for those paying GST less than ₹5 crore must be extended to September 2020,” he said.