MP cabinet opposes Constitutional amendment for GST
May, 19th 2011
The proposed tax regime envisages inclusion of central excise duty, customs duty and service tax. In the first phase, it will subsume VAT, central sales tax, entry tax, luxury tax and entertainment tax.
Next, it will subsume stamp duty, state excise duty, electricity duty.
These are important tax resources for the states. The states have registered their serious objections to all three drafts of the constitutional amendment bill with regard to certain aspects.