The group of ministers will review the imposition of GST at the manufacturing level of pan masala, brick kiln areas – the group of ministers will review the imposition of gst at the manufacturing level of pan masala brick kiln areas

The group of ministers will review the imposition of GST at the manufacturing level of pan masala, brick kiln areas – the group of ministers will review the imposition of gst at the manufacturing level of pan masala brick kiln areas

New Delhi, May 26 (Language) A committee of ministers of the states will consider the possibility of levying GST based on their manufacturing capacity in areas prone to tax evasion such as pan-masala, gutkha and brick kilns.

The seven-member Group of Ministers (GoM), headed by Odisha Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari, will also consider imposing GST on the basis of the reverse duty procedure in mentha oil and other such areas to curb tax evasion.

The GoM will submit its report on capacity-based taxation and special infrastructure planning in some areas to the GST Council in six months.

As per the terms of reference (ToR) of the Group of Ministers, the committee is under the existing legal provisions regarding the potential of manufacturing unit and special structure schemes in areas like Pan Masala, Gutkha, Brick Kilns, Sand Mining, etc. where there is a high probability of GST evasion. Will explore possibilities of levying GST on Aadhaar.

Other members of the GOM are Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala, Kerala Finance Minister KN Balagopal, Madhya Pradesh Finance Minister Jagdish Deora, Uttar Pradesh Finance Minister Suresh Khanna and Uttarakhand Agriculture Minister Subodh Uniyal.

Experts believe that bringing the main ingredients used in pan masala to mentha oil under the reverse duty system of GST will help in reducing GST evasion. Under this, if the goods are purchased from a business without registration, then the GST registered dealers have to pay tax.

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Consumers like Pan Masala are the areas prone to excise tax evasion. These are sold in small packets and are mostly sold through cash transactions, so it is difficult to ascertain their final supply volume.

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