GST relief for 2020 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

The 37th Goods and Services Council has proposed the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup be exempted from GST similar to the men's U-17 World Cup in 2017.

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The 37th Goods and Services Council on Friday proposed that the upcoming FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup be exempted from service tax, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday.

“To exempt services related to FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2020, similar to existing exemption given to FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017,” she quoted the recommendation made by the Council, following a meeting held at Panaji, Goa .

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The Women’s U-17 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to be held in Odisha in November next year.

The Council also recommended allowing “registered authors” an option to pay Goods and Services Tax on royalty charged from publishers under forward charge and observe regular GST compliance.

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