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Goods and Services Tax

Fake news, myths, confusion prevent steady roll-out

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"It ignores the fact that there would no cascading of taxes in GST; also, eligibility of credits across goods and services would result in a positive impact on the overall pricing of most products negative impact on closing stock with distributors and retailers in terms of taxes embedded, as also an increase in prices of new stocks which would be purchased under the GST regime due to a consequent increase in taxes, to be ultimately borne by such distributors and retailers and unable to be passed on to end-consumers, due to an already fixed MRP (maximum retail price),"

Krishan Arora
Partner, Grant Thornton India LLP

This article appeared in Business Standard on 26th June, 2017.