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GST Council may lower tax slab from 12% to 5% of government works

The council is scheduled to meet in NCR tomorrow and may consider reducing the tax slab on labour component in government projects

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

GST Council may lower tax slab from 12% to 5% of government works

The Council, which is scheduled to meet in the national capital tomorrow, may positively consider lowering slab on the component in project works, a senior official said on Wednesday.

According to the official, the Council may consider reducing the slab to 5 per cent from the existing 12 per cent.


"Some of the State projects such as Mission Bhagiratha, and two-bedroom housing scheme which are intensive will get benefited if they reduce the component. We are hopeful that Council may positively consider the reduction. Our request is in tomorrow's agenda," the official told PTI.

The Centre had reduced on works to 12 per cent from the earlier 18 per cent. wanted it further to be reduced to 5 per cent.

The State had earlier given a list of 33 items such as beedi, granite and hand-looms among others , whose slabs are to be brought down.

First Published: Wed, October 04 2017. 19:57 IST
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