GST Council extends Last Date for Passing GSTP Exam

GST Practitioners Exam - GST Practitioners

The GST Council, in its 32nd meeting held at New Delhi, has decided to extend the Last Date for passing the examination for GST Practitioners till 31.12.2019. This is for those GST Practitioners who have enrolled under rule 83(1)(b) i.e. who were sales tax practitioner or tax return preparer under the existing law for a period of not less than five years.

Earlier, it was mandated that the candidates who have applied for GST Practitioners shall pass the exam conducted by NACIN before 31st December 2018 for confirmation of their enrollment.

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The National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (NACIN) has been authorized to conduct an examination for confirmation of enrollment of Goods and Service Tax Practitioners (GSTP) in terms of sub-rule (3) of rule 83 of the Central Goods and Service Tax Rules, 2017, vide Notification No. 24/2018-Central Tax dated 28.5.2018.

The GSTPs covered under rule 83(1)(b) read with the second proviso to rule 83 (3) of said rules, are required to pass the said examination before 31.12.2018. The schedule of examination, syllabus of examination and the website for registration for examination will be notified in due course.

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