September 27, 2020

States misplaced 60-70% tax income in GST regime: Telangana Finance Minister Harish Rao



Hyderabad: States have misplaced 60-70 per cent of their tax revenues after becoming a member of the GST regime whereas the Centres loss was pegged at 31 per cent solely, Telangana Finance Minister Harish Rao who participated within the GST Council assembly stated on Thursday. Based on an official launch, Telangana demanded that the Group of Ministers headed by the Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on the Built-in GST to finalise the modalities and launch Telanganas due share of Rs 2700 crore in the direction of IGST.

“All of the states have joined the GST because the Centre had assured them that becoming a member of the GST is not going to trigger any loss to the income of the states. The duty for paying GST compensation lies solely with the Central authorities.

The States misplaced 60 to 70 per cent of their income after becoming a member of the GST regime whereas the Centre misplaced solely 31 per cent.Subsequently, the Centre must pay GST compensation to the states,” the discharge quoted Harish Rao as saying.

Telangana is without doubt one of the 5 states that pay the very best GST whereas it is without doubt one of the least compensated states.

The state has paid practically 19,000 crore to the Centre within the type of GST cess, whereas it was given again simply Rs 3,223 crore, it stated.

The insurance policies pursued by the Centre are benefitting states susceptible to pure disasters and poor fiscal administration. They grew to become disadvantageous to progressive states corresponding to Telangana, the minister stated.

Together with Harish Rao, chief secretary Somesh Kumar and different senior officers participated within the assembly.