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An important Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meet ahead of the Union Budget is scheduled on January 18. According to sources, discussion of real estate inclusion in GST is the key agenda of this meeting.
He further added that the GST Council in all likelihood will not reach a decision on this, but a serious discussion is expected nonetheless.
Naredo Chairman, Rajiv Talwar; Vice Chairman, Pravin Garg; President, Niranjan Hiranandani; and Revenue Secretary, Hasmukh Adhia, among others were a part of the meeting.
Further, according to the senior government official, more than one dozen issues are on agenda for the meeting on January 18.
The official added that the GST Council is likely to give the nod to rationalisation of rates on five-six items. These items are related to equipments which are used in agriculture.
Amendments to GST laws is also on the agenda for the meeting.