sitemapHome | Registration | Job Portal for CA's | Expert Exchange | Currency Converter | Post Matrimonial Ads | Post Property Ads
News shortcuts: From the Courts | News Headlines | VAT (Value Added Tax) | Placements & Empanelment | Various Acts & Rules | Latest Circulars | New Forms | Forex | Auditing | Direct Tax | Customs and Excise | ICAI | Corporate Law | Markets | Students | General | Mergers and Acquisitions | Continuing Prof. Edu. | Budget Extravaganza | Transfer Pricing | GST - Goods and Services Tax
Latest Expert Exchange
Service Tax »
 12 ways to avoid paying more for bank services
 I-T return filing: Income Tax offices, Ayakar Seva Kendras to remain open from March 29-31
 Top 5 money matters you must settle before March 31 From income tax returns to LTCG,
 Steep fines for missing March 31 income tax deadline
 CBEC clears some air on refunds under GST, central excise, service tax laws
 3 key tax changes for senior citizens which will come into effect from April 1, 2018
 Income tax returns (ITR) filing: Not filed returns for 2 years? Beware! Deadline nearing
 All you want to know about HRA: When you can claim and how it is calculated?
 Income Tax Saving: 6 ways to save tax without investing before March 31 tax deadline
 Unnable to file your tax return? Take help of these portals
 Do you know which 80C instruments can help you save tax and carry no future tax liability?

Main premise of the states opposing the GST Bill
October, 05th 2010

Despite persistent opposition to Goods and Service Tax (GST) Bill, the Union government has taken no initiative so far to make amendments as suggested by the state government. The main premise of the states opposing the GST Bill is that it will usurp most of their rights and render them as mere beggars before the Central Government.

Recently, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister has reiterated the state government's stand, saying that the state cannot go before Centre with the begging bowl every time it will need funds. He made it clear that if the Centre didn't bring about changes in the GST as per the state government's suggestions, it will not pass the GST Bill in the state assembly here.

In fact, Madhya Pradesh cannot afford to accept the way GST has been presented, as the same will cripple the state's own revenue generation system. As a matter of fact, if the basic form of GST is not changed in tune with the aspirations of the MP, the GST bill will not be passed in the state assembly.

It may be mentioned that the way the GST Bill has been structured; it will put an extra burden on the poorer sections as the rate of taxes will lead to hike in the price of the essential commodities.

Another concern of the state governments is that GST will also limit the taxation powers of the state, which will ultimately affect its financial autonomy as the state will become dependent on the Centre for e finances.

Furthermore, the GST will also affect the federal structure of the country, leaving states with very few powers. Significantly even the Congress-led state governments have expressed their reservations on the GST.

Under the amendments to GST Bill proposed by Madhya Pradesh, it was suggested that Centre should tax services, while the states be allowed to tax all goods up to the retail stage the. MP government had reasoned that this model of GST would obviate the need for constitutional amendments.

However Centre has rejected alternative GST proposed by MP, Gujarat and the chairman of the empowered committee of state finance ministers. Under the GST, a single tax will have two equal components, one levied by the Centre and the other by states. The rolling out of GST requires some constitutional amendments, which need to be passed by both the houses of Parliament and at least 15 state assemblies.

Despite changes in the GST draft, many states have been opposing GST. Even after the revised draft of GST that incorporated withdrawal of the veto power and a more equitable sharing of powers, still the opposition by many states especially MP persisted in the meeting of the empowered committee of state finance ministers on September 20. Sources said that the GST Bill would be tabled in the winter session of Parliament if consensus emerges among the states by October 27 meeting of the empowered committee in Goa.

Home | About Us | Terms and Conditions | Contact Us
Copyright 2018 CAinINDIA All Right Reserved.
Designed and Developed by Binarysoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Quality Assurance Services Testing and Re-testing

Transfer Pricing | International Taxation | Business Consulting | Corporate Compliance and Consulting | Assurance and Risk Advisory | Indirect Taxes | Direct Taxes | Transaction Advisory | Regular Compliance and Reporting | Tax Assessments | International Taxation Advisory | Capital Structuring | Withholding tax advisory | Expatriate Tax Reporting | Litigation | Badges | Club Badges | Seals | Military Insignias | Emblems | Family Crest | Software Development India | Software Development Company | SEO Company | Web Application Development | MLM Software | MLM Solutions