Nationwide goods and services tax (GST) was meant to unify the $2-trillion economy and make it easier for companies to transact across state borders. Nearly a month on, many are finding that doing business is more complicated than ever. Ambiguous rules under the new, multi-rate sales tax that went into effect on July 1 have left firms confused on how to price their products. The tax's complex structure — four main rates ranging from 5 to 28 per cent — has hurt sales and risks denting economic growth and government revenues in the months ahead. Airlines, ...
One month of GST: Doing business more complicated than ever
Ambiguous rules, multi-rate sales tax have left firms confused on how to price their products