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Business  /  Published 24.02.19

Bengal GST view prevails

Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra had lobbied hard for a 1 per cent tax on affordable housing in the run-up to the meeting of the GST Council that took place on Sunday.The council, the apex decision-...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 09.06.19

Drill to bring fuel duo under GST umbrella

The Narendra Modi-government would be keen to push the inclusion of natural gas and aviation turbine fuel (ATF) within the ambit of the goods and services tax to promote the use of green fuel and prov...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 18.12.19

GST levy on lottery at 28%

The GST Council on Wednesday took to voting for the first time to levy a uniform 28 per cent tax on the sale of lottery tickets across the country. The new rate will be effective from March 1, 2020.‚Ä...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 10.01.19

Status quo on realty GST

The GST Council on Thursday deferred a decision on a tax rejig for residential properties, dashing hopes of the beleaguered sector looking for sops even as experts asked developers to cut prices to pr...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 10.01.19

Seal on Kerala cess

The GST Council on Thursday decided to allow Kerala to levy a one per cent cess for two years to help the state rebuild its infrastructure after being hit by natural calamities last year. However, ana...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

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Opinion  /  Published 14.12.19

GST pits angry states against Centre

A showdown is looming in Delhi over the GST, the country’s biggest tax revamp since independence that was implemented three years ago. Kerala finance minister Thomas Isaac has already fired the open...
By Paran Balakrishnan

Business  /  Published 03.12.19

GST rate review plan

After a slew of rate cuts, the GST Council could now consider a hike in rates to shore up the shortfall in collections as well as raise the cess on more items to meet the growing demand of states to b...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 12.02.19

Cement levy cut on menu of GST meet

The GST Council will consider a proposal to slash the tax on cement to 18 per cent from 28 per cent at its meeting next week along with a ministerial panel report that proposes a cut in rates in under...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 01.12.18

GST kitty slips in November

Collections under the goods and services tax slid to Rs 97,637 crore in November after topping the Rs 1-lakh-crore-mark in October, reinforcing fears that the government could slip on its fiscal defic...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 29.11.18

Jaitley pitches for federal healthcare body

Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday pitched for a federal institution, similar to the GST Council, in healthcare and agriculture as the schemes for these sectors face resistance from states beca...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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