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Vijay Kelkar says single GST rate easy to administer

GST Council has already decided on the four-rate structure for indirect tax regime, besides a cess

Indivjal Dhasmana & PTI  |  New Delhi 

Former finance secretary Vijay Kelkar on Friday advocated a single rate for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as that would it simpler to administer. The GST Council has already decided on the four-rate structure for the indirect tax regime, besides a cess. Giving an example, he said it was better to first build a single-rate GST with a low rate, achieve full mastery of this, and then consider more complex possibilities such as high rates and multiple rates. Delivering the C D Deshmukh lecture, organised by the National Council of Applied Economic Research, Kelkar said ...

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First Published: Sat, January 28 2017. 01:05 IST