Real estate developers apex body Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (Credai) plans to file a case against the proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Currently we are collecting it from our customers which we dont want to. Soon we will file a case at the national level, the Credai National Vice-President, Mr Prakash Challa, told reporters on Tuesday.
He said the service tax would only escalate cost (to customers). Developers collect money either by charging 4.12 per cent of the construction cost or by collecting 10.3 per cent from the overall saleable value.
We have spoken to our members (in this regard) and will soon file a case at the national level, he said.
He said the Government should refrain from introducing the Model Real Estate (Regulation of Development) in the present format as many clauses in it would affect the common man. We welcome the Bill but not in the present format, he said.