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Uber fights to avoid GST

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
After years of intense lobbying to get the privileges of the taxi industry, ride sharing app Uber has refused to be labelled a taxi in order to avoid GST. If Uber loses, Uber passengers will have to start paying 10 per cent more for their rides as ...
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GST Bill slated for passage in Rajya Sabha next week

Economic Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
Government sources claimed that Congress has softened its stand to some extent on the GST Bill and some meeting ground is likely by the beginning of next week.

In season of GST, states go to apex court over crores due in entry tax

The Indian Express - ‎8 hours ago‎
AMID the ongoing debate over the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, a nine-member Constitution bench of the Supreme Court has begun hearings on a dispute related to the power and authority of states to impose an indirect tax that is set to be abolished ...

To cancel or not cancel a GST registration

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
When the GST system was introduced in 2011, the new tax was paid by the final consumer of goods and services - not by businesses.

ATO steers GST legal case away from Uber

ZDNet - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has disputed Uber's attempts to raise doubt around the "ordinary" definition of "taxi travel" as outlined by the Goods and Services Tax (GST), saying that the connotation of the phrase along with the words taxi and ...

Carbon tax could lower emissions and GST

Phys.Org - ‎22 hours ago‎
He found if the price of carbon credits increased to $75 right now, and rose by $20 a year from now on, and a carbon tax for non-ETS sectors was introduced and set at the same levels, the government could use the extra tax take to lower GST by 2.5 ...

Giant slice of GST cash at stake

The Advertiser - ‎Jul 10, 2016‎
Despite having just 7 per cent of Australia's population, SA will now get 10 per cent of the GST collected in Australia over the next 12 months.
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For GST consensus, Jaitley speaks to Congress, gets Nitish backing

The Indian Express - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
parliament, parliament monsoon session, monsoon session 2016, gst, gst bill, goods Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and other BJP leaders after the parliamentary party meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday.
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India, GST and a National Market

Wall Street Journal - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Replacing these taxes with a single GST will create a national market for the first time. The National Council of Applied Economic Research, an independent think tank, estimates the reform will add 1.7% to GDP.

As GST voting approaches, Tamil Nadu parties hold the key

Business Standard - ‎23 minutes ago‎
With the Good Service Tax (GST) Bill scheduled to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha next week, all eyes are now in Tamil Nadu parties, including ruling J Jayalalithaa-led All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam ...

GST: 'Cabinet note to remove 1% additional tax ready'

Economic Times - ‎20 hours ago‎
Finance Ministry sources reveal a cabinet note to remove one per cent additional tax in the draft GST Bill is ready and will be taken up soon.

I am okay with Udta Sensex, 70% chance GST will go through: Raamdeo Agrawal

Economic Times - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
The tug-of-war between the BJP and the Congress over the GST continues, delaying a nod to the much-awaited tax reforms. If implemented, GST will have a far-reaching effect on India Inc and the broader economy. But might take at least two years for it ...

What is India's GST and why does it matter so much?

BBC News - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Plans for a single taxation system across India have been kicking around for more than a decade, but when the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill comes before the upper house, it is expected to be passed. A central plank of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ...

Gold fraud: $550m tax scam hits gold industry

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 9, 2016‎
The fraudsters figured out that stamped, GST-free bullion could be smashed into pieces or melted down into scrap, making it suddenly eligible for GST when it was sold on to precious metals dealers and jewellers. The 10 per cent tax was paid by the new ...

Hopeful of GST Bill passage as early as next week: Arjun Ram Meghwal

Economic Times - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The Congress, which originally mooted the GST in 2009 to replace all indirect taxes, has been demanding that the overall rate be capped at 18 per cent and scrapping of an additional 1 per cent tax designed to compensate manufacturing states that fear ...
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GST to help states get share of service tax, says Jaitley; that's a slip, tweets Chidambaram

The Indian Express - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
parliament, parliament monsoon session, monsoon session 2016, gst, gst bill, goods Asked if the Centre plans to increase the share of states from the current 42 per cent to 50 per cent, the Finance minister said, “Till the year 2020, it will be 42 per ...
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In Speech, Sonia Gandhi Attacks PM Modi, Makes No Mention Of GST Reform

NDTV - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Mrs Gandhi, 69, did not in her address to her MPs at Parliament this morning comment on support for the national Goods and Services Tax or GST, a landmark tax reform. The government has given pride of place on its agenda for this monsoon session of ...

GST Bill: The sticky points and what is possible

Economic Times - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
All hopes are pinned on this monsoon session of Parliament for the passage of the much-delayed Goods and Services Tax (GST) law with the government and Congress trying to find a middle ground.
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As Parliament readies for GST debate, Supreme Court to decide on entry taxes

Firstpost - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Even as the Narendra Modi government prepares to give one big push to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the Monsoon Session of Parliament that began on Monday (18 July), a legal doorway has been opened up by the Supreme Court that might end ...
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Ministers could meet Rahul Gandhi for GST compromise talks

Business Standard - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
While the government is likely to reach out to the Congress for the smooth passage of the constitution amendment Bill on goods and services tax (GST) and senior ministers might meet Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi for negotiations, several new ...