The major aim of GST was to make Indian products competitive in domestic and international markets and give an impetus to economic growth.
The body suggested that the HSN Code should be made applicable only on the manufacturers and not traders.
Retracting ITC and reduction of GST has hit the restaurant industry revenues by at least 18 percent
The focus of Friday's meeting is largely on getting approval on the new shareholding pattern of GSTN
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While the Centre said that the price of sanitary napkins would increase if they are exempted from GST, the court gave the Centre one month's time to respond.
Given the robust growth and increase in input prices, there could be a surge in prices for the cars to that extent going forward, according to Mahindra & Mahindra's Group Chief Financial Officer V S Parthasarathy.
Although alcohol has been kept out of GST but all input materials come under it and so average tax rate on the inputs could be higher post GST, said Shekhar Ramamurthy, MD, United Breweries
Social Welfare, Scheduled Castes and Tribal Affairs minister Ramapati Shastri was caught on the wrong foot today when mediapersons asked him to expand the abbreviation while he was interacting with local businessmen in Maharajganj to apprise them of the benefits of the much-touted new tax regime.
Broking firm Edelweiss believes the proposed Goods and Services Tax will not materially impact inflation.
Urjit Patel said GST will reduce inefficiencies within states and broaden the tax base, making it an important part of the digital revolution.
GST is likely to be disruptive from a supply point of view and not demand but that too will likely ease in a quarter or two, says Gautam Duggad of Motilal Oswal Securities.
The government is expected to roll out the GST, which will subsume 16 different taxes, from July 1, 2017. Next meeting of the GST Council is scheduled to be held on June 18, when it will take up lottery taxes and e-way bill.
Earlier, the dealers with less than Rs 20 lakh turnover were exempt from paying tax. But under GST, if they operate through e-commerce route they will have to pay one percent tax.
Compliance and technology costs for insurers are likely to increase by 15% for insurers and they are looking to pass it on to customers from FY19.
The respondents were not confident on preparedness of their partners, that is, vendors and customers to ensure business continuity and minimum disruption.
FundsIndia.com thinks any market turbulence on account of sluggish quarterly numbers in the September and December quarter could be opportunities to average, other things remaining the same.
The finance minister Arun Jaitley-headed GST Council has decided to place services under four slabs—5, 12, 18 and 28 percent— compared to the current uniform 15 percent levy on all eligible services
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GST is billed as India’s most ambitious reforms move, will stitch together a common national market, dismantle fiscal barriers among states and consolidate a patchwork of local and central duties into a single levy
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) council Thursday fixed tax rates on 1211 items, most of which will likely become cheaper.
The two-day meeting of the Council, headed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and comprising representatives of all states, is working on fitting most of the items in the 5, 12, 18 and 28 per cent template.
The decision, taken at a meeting chaired by the MSME Secretary K K Jalan recently, will be implemented after two months of the Goods and Services Tax coming into operation.