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Some criticism of GST put in proper perspective

The fact is that GST is not a flat tax

Sukumar Mukhopadhyay 

Sukumar Mukhopadhyay

Many analysts have been criticising the model of goods and services tax (GST) from different points of view, one of the reasons being the collection of revenue has not been as expected. But the fundamental structure of GST has also been attacked. This is where I want to add my observations to say that nothing is wrong in it.

First, analysts say that GST is essentially a flat tax. And by not designing it as a flat tax, there has been a mistake. The fact is that GST is not a flat tax. In major countries like Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Russia, Sweden, and China there are four to seven ...

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First Published: Sun, February 09 2020. 20:27 IST
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