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GST Council to take up 5% sugar cess to compensate cane farmers

Meanwhile, many states are opposed to the idea of a separate cess under the GST as it goes against the principle of the uniform indirect tax

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Goods And Services Tax  |  Gst Council  |  Gst Compensation

Dilasha Seth  |  New Delhi 

The GST Council will at its meeting on Friday consider a proposal to impose a sugar cess to compensate cane farmers.

The proposal by the ministry of consumer affairs, food and public distribution for a 5 per cent sugar cess will be outside the purview of the compensation cess under the goods and services tax, and hence will need a separate law. “The sugar cess proposal will be taken up by the council. It will be a different cess from the compensation cess and will need a separate act of Parliament or by way of a provision in the Finance Act,” said a government ...

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First Published: Fri, May 04 2018. 01:06 IST
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