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GST Updates 2021 – Ecommerce Operators | In A Minute

#Watchnow #Inaminute video where Jatin Arora, Partner, Phoenix Legal takes us through this GST Council update in relation to e-commerce operators.

GST Updates 2021 – In the 45th GST Council meeting, it was decided to shift the burden of tax on the restaurant services to e-commerce operators like #Swiggy#Zomato through whom these services are delivered. In the video, Jatin quickly explains what this update is about and the impact that it is likely to have on e-commerce operators.

He takes us through the details that this is not a new tax introduced on e-commerce operators. The restaurant charges 5% GST on their supplies. Also, the e-commerce operators pay 18% GST on the commission earned by them.

This will be in effect from 1st January 2022 and instead of the restaurants, the e-commerce operators will charge the tax on the food supplies. The e-commerce operators will charge GST on every supply that they will make, irrespective of whether the restaurant supplying the food is exempt from GST or not. This means there will be additional burden on compliance side for restaurants. The e-commerce operators will also have to do changes in their software to accommodate this change and do additional compliance.

An important issue to be considered is that the restaurants are not eligible to avail input tax credit (ITC) for their supplies. Whereas the e-commerce operators do avail ITC. For more clarity on these points, we need to watch out for the notifications issued by the government.

Stay tuned for more GST updates happening in 2021

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New Draft guidelines for Advertising- Advertise with Caution!

The central government released new draft guidelines on advertising and endorsement disclosures in September 2020.

The New draft guidelines cover all forms, formats, and mediums of advertising and marketing communications — print, TV, and social media. These guidelines also mean a world of change for celebrities who endorse products, including the social media “influencers”.

LawWiser in conversation with Gaurav Dani, Partner, IndusLaw, and Akhil Prasad, Director, Country Counsel India and Company Secretary, Boeing, discuss the new advertising guidelines and the issues around it.

In this video, the experts share their views on:

1.) Brief background of the Consumer Protection Act

2.) What are the key provisions in the New Draft Guidelines?

3.) Drawbacks in the Draft Guidelines

4.) Impact of Draft Advertising Guidelines on the various sectors

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Deciphering The Chinese Apps Ban & The Impact On Its Businesses

The Government of India has banned many Chinese mobile applications, on the ground that they pose threat to the country’s “sovereignty and security”. The popular ones include top social media platforms such as TikTok, WeChat, Helo, Wework, and PUBG among others.

LawWiser in conversation with Arpita Mukherjee (Head- Legal & Compliance, Fabindia Overseas Pvt Ltd) and Suneeth Katarki (Partner, IndusLaw) decipher the ban on Chinese Apps and discuss as to how this ban would impact the Apps businesses in India in the long term.

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