Meghalaya seeks exemption for textiles from GST

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Meghalaya seeks exemption for textiles from GST
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Meghalaya taxation Minister Zenith Sangma, who will attend the GST meeting of the GST council scheduled to be held in Delhi on Sunday said that currently 12 percent tax is imposed on textiles and Meghalaya, with the support of other northeastern states, will seek exemption.

Meghalaya taxation Minister Zenith Sangma, who will attend the GST meeting of the GST council scheduled to be held in Delhi on Sunday said that currently 12 percent tax is imposed on textiles and Meghalaya, with the support of other northeastern states, will seek exemption.

Sangma said that the Centre can impose tax on specially designed fabrics, but the hand-woven textiles should be exempted from the purview of GST as a large number of people in the North East depend on textiles for their livelihood.

http://www.theshillongtimes.com/2017/06/16/meghalaya-to-seek-gst-exemption-for-textiles/
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