Quote from Mr. Vineet Relia, Managing Director, SARE Homes on GST Bill.
Posted by: Clara Fernandes at 8/03/2016 12:14:00 pm
SARE Homes quote on GST
India 04 August 2016: "The implementation of GST is likely to improve transparency and reduce tax evasion on account of better enforcement and compliance. The home buyer in general could benefit from the introduction of GST if the rates are moderate. The fact that works contract would be taxed as a service under the model GST law is a welcome move and is expected to provide certainty on taxability of the construction sector. This should lead to reduction in tax costs as the tax would be now charged on the actual contractual base and there would not be any overlap of VAT and service tax on a certain portion of such contracts like under the current regime. However, for the developer, the aspect of valuation is a matter of concern as currently no deduction is provided under GST for value of land. This can contribute to higher tax burden considering that there is already an additional tax incidence in the form of Stamp duty on value of land.”