GST Council doubles tax on caffeinated beverages, slashes hotel tariffs; takes in-principle decision to link Aadhaar with registration
The tax changes came on a day the government announced big bang reduction in corporate tax rates to boost private investments and pull the economy out of a six-year low growth and a 45-year high unemployment rate.
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GST Council Meet today: Focus on revenue protection, boost for economic growth; no major tax rate cuts likely
The GST meeting will be closely watched as it could help investors gauge the government’s seriousness in reviving growth in Asia’s third-largest economy
The Cellular Operators Association of India say GST is not applicable to government services internationally, as they are considered 'out of scope' or regarded as non-economic activities or sovereign functions that are outside the ambit of tax.