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Under fire, Centre releases Rs 35,298 crore GST compensation to states

The GST Council, the highest decision making body of the indirect tax regime, is slated to hold its meeting on December 18

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GST compensation | Nirmala Sitharaman | GST

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Facing heat over delay in payment of GST compensation, the central government on Monday released Rs 35,298 crore to states to make up for the loss of revenue due to rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). When GST was rolled out on July 1, 2017, states were through legislation promised to be compensated for the loss of revenue as not just their taxes such as VAT were being subsumed in the new levy but also their right to levy taxes was being snatched.

The compensation amount was fixed at 14 per cent on top of revenue in the base year of 2016-17. The corpus for paying ...

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First Published: Mon, December 16 2019. 18:54 IST
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