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Rashi Bisaria | December 28, 2020

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Traders urge FM Sitharaman, GST council to modify new GST notification

Trading community on Sunday urged Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council to withdraw certain provisions of the new GST notification issued a few days back. The government had notified certain changes to the GST Rules on December 22 and some of the rules are set to be applicable from January 1 next year.

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