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November 21, 2016

Members of the Council

Sub : Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Dear Sirs,

As you are kindly aware the Government is proposing to implement GST w.e.f 1/4/2017. The Government has already announced 4 slabs of GST rates of 5%, 12%, 18% & 28%. However, the exact GST rates applicable for each product segment (including leather, leather products and footwear) have not yet been notified.

Members may kindly note the following major issues concerning GST.

  1. There is a separate website of the Government wherein updates on GST are given.
  2. Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) has been assigned the task of collection of data of existing taxpayers as a step towards advance preparation for their smooth transition to GST.
  3. Existing Taxpayers can enroll themselves through provisionally provided GSTIN (Goods and Services Tax Identification Number) called as Provisional ID and update their business related details on the aforesaid GST portal, through the following steps.

    Steps to complete Provisional Registration

    • Step 1: Enter the Username(Provisional ID) and Password provided to you by your State VAT Authority
    • Step 2: Enter Mobile Number and Email Address of the authorized signatory of the business entity All future correspondence from the GST portal will be sent on this registered Mobile Number and Email Address
    • Step 3: Enter OTP sent on Mobile Number and Email Address provided by you
    • Step 4: Enter information and upload scanned images as mentioned in provisional registration form
  4. Accordingly, member-exporters may register themselves in the website.

The Council is required to undertake a exercise on GST incidence on various inputs, components, chemicals and raw materials used in manufacture of leather, leather products and footwear, once the GST rates are notified. In this connection, we would request you to kindly send us the details of various inputs used in your export product as per format enclosed herewith to enable us to work out the GST incidence. Please use separate forms for each product and fill these details using the bill of entry (in respect of imported inputs/raw materials) and invoice (for local purchase) . Kindly send the duly filled form on or before Nov. 30, 2016.

 Members may kindly note the above.

Thanks & regards,

R.Ramesh Kumar

Executive Director