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How will GST impact the Indian real estate sector?

Affordable housing is currently exempt from service tax

Anuj Puri 

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is beyond doubt the most revolutionary tax-related reform to be seen in India in several decades, since it will eliminate the conflicting and cascading taxation structures which have confounded several industries over the past few decades. It will most certainly have a profound effect on India’s economic prospects.

A single indirect tax which covers all goods and services will, in the long run, increase tax collection by making it easier for retailers and several other businesses to comply and also moderate overall taxation levels. That said, ...

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First Published: Tue, May 09 2017. 11:26 IST
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