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GST Council may treat fantasy games on a par with gambling, taxed at 28%

GST Council is likely to consider system-led enforcement reforms


Currently, most online gaming platforms pay 18 per cent tax on the commission collected for each game

Shrimi Choudhary New Delhi
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council in its two-day meeting is likely to consider a proposal for imposing a flat 28 per cent tax on online skill gaming, bringing it on a par with betting and gambling. It had been argued that online skill gaming and gambling should not be distinguished “merely on the ground that an activity is a game of skill or chance or both”.

The Council, which will meet on June 28 and June 29 in Chandigarh, may also consider bringing stringent enforcement measures under the GST regime to plug revenue leakage.

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First Published: Jun 26 2022 | 9:24 PM IST

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