Haryana

GST NOT LEVIABLE ON LICENSES FOR ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR FOR HUMAN CONSUMTPION

March 10, 2018 10:13 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council has decided to issue a clarification stating that GST is not leviable on licenses for alcoholic liquor for human consumption. This would also apply, mutatis mutandis, to the demands by service tax or central excise authorities of service tax on licenses for alcoholic liquor for human consumption in the pre-GST era, that is, from period from April 1, 2016 to June 2017.

While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Haryana Excise and Taxation Department said that a decision to this effect was taken in the 26th meeting of the GST Council, held at New Delhi today.

He said that the GST Council took up the long pending demands of the states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh to clarify the applicability of GST on revenues generated by these states from the allotment of liquor licenses like license fee and permit fee charged in relation to regulation of the liquor trade.
The much sought clarification is likely to give a boost to the process of allotment of liquor licenses for the year 2018-19, he added.

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