Don’t tax common man, Rajender urges Centre

  • Takes part in GST talks in Delhi

New Delhi/Hyderabad: Telangana Finance Minister Etela Rajender has urged the Centre to desist from levying burden of service tax in the name of slab rate on common people. 

Talking to media persons in Delhi after participating in the fourth meeting of GST Council chaired by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for second day on Friday, Rajender said that the people should not be burdened with the service tax slab rate. The Council held prolonged discussions on the GST regime and several suggestions came from finance ministers of various states.

Jaitley is to take a key decision on the GST at the November 20 meeting by taking in suggestions of the state finance ministers. They have unanimously appealed to the Centre to avoid burdening the common man by bringing out a uniform tax regime across the nation which can be implementable, Rajender said. 

Stating that the tax slab rates were decided by Thursday’s meeting, he said that efforts are on to roll out the GST and implement it efficiently. Rajender said that the November 20 meeting will tackle the issues pertaining to proposals made by the ministers such as, states should be allowed to collect taxes up to 70 per cent from the dealers with Rs 1.5 cr income.

-NSS

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