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Nirmala Sitharaman To Hold Media Briefing On Outcome Of GST Council Meet: Live Updates

The GST Council is chaired by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

New Delhi:

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is scheduled to transient the media on the outcomes of the forty seventh Items and Providers Tax (GST) Council assembly at 4 pm at this time. In its two-day meet, the Council possible mentioned the GST Compensation concern and a proposal to impose a uniform price of 28 per cent on all actions associated to on-line video games, casinos and horse racing, together with the competition entry charge paid by the participant.

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On the primary day, the Council chaired by Ms Sitharaman and comprising state counterparts, determined to tweak tax charges of some items and companies, together with bringing pre-packed and labelled meals objects below the tax internet to test evasion.

Unbranded however packed (native) dairy and agricultural merchandise could be taxed at a 5 per cent. At the moment, a 5 per cent GST is levied on branded and packaged meals objects, whereas unpacked and unlabelled are tax exempt.

The GST Council has additionally accepted the advice of State Finance Ministers to deliver resort rooms (with tariff beneath ₹ 1,000 per evening) and hospital rooms (with a every day tariff of over ₹ 5,000 per day) inside the ambit of a 12 per cent GST price slab.

GST was launched on July 1, 2017, and states had been assured of compensation for the income loss until June 2022, arising on account of the rollout.

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