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GST launch today: 'Party's over' for millions coming under one nation tax

India currently has one of the worst tax-to-GDP ratios among major economies at 16.6%

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

Rakesh Sachdeva sells auto parts in a busy market in central Delhi, just a few miles from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office. Yet despite having a flourishing business he does not pay any tax. Until now, his rundown premises and small scale operation has kept the business below the radar of the country's tax officials. Come July 1, however, "the party will be over", says the 51-year-old, with a resigned shrug. A nationwide Goods and Services Tax (GST), set to come into effect on Saturday, has faced criticism for its complex design. But the country's ...

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First Published: Fri, June 30 2017. 11:44 IST
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