GST Rate: Finance Ministry gave good news before the budget, tax waived on this item

Budget 2023: Even before the Union Budget, the government has given good news. Goods and Services Tax ie GST will not be levied on the incentives given by the government to banks to promote RuPay Debit cards and low-value BHIM-UPI transactions.

The Finance Ministry has given this information. Last week, the Union Cabinet approved an incentive scheme of Rs 2,600 crore for banks to promote RuPay debit cards and low-value BHIM-UPI transactions in the current financial year.

Incentive to Government banks as a percentage of the value of RuPay Debit Card transactions and low value BHIM-UPI transactions up to Rs 2,000 under the Incentive Scheme for Promotion of RuPay Debit Card Rupay Debit Card and low value BHIM-UPI transactions pays the amount. The Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007 prohibits banks and system providers from accepting or making payments to anyone through RuPay Debit Cards or BHIM.

Let us tell you that UPI has created a record of 782.9 crore digital payment transactions worth Rs 12.82 lakh crore in December alone. At the same time, in a circular sent to the Chief Commissioners of GST, the Ministry said that the incentive is directly related to the subsidy linked to the value of the service. It does not form part of the taxable value of the transaction under the provisions of the Central GST Act, 2017.

GST rate It added, “As recommended by the Council, it is clarified that the rates given by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) to promote RuPay Debit Card and low value BHIM-UPI transactions GST will not be applicable on the incentives given. Such transaction is in the form of subsidy and will not be taxed.

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