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IRs to get tax break for 2020, but higher entry levy stays

2020-02-18

Singapore’s government has granted tax breaks and other incentives to the industry to help offset the impact of the Covid-19 virus on travel, though has chosen not to reduce its entry levy for locals. 

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India tax officials question fantasy sports GST best practice

2019-04-29

India’s tax authorities are currently working out how to best tax online fantasy gaming businesses, after launching an inquiry into how GST is calcu

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GST Council to decide on uniform tax rate for lotteries

2019-02-19

A state ministerial panel set up to review the tax rate on lottery has recommended setting a standard GST rate for all lottery of either 18 or 28 perc

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Kerala opposes plans to hike state lottery GST

2018-12-27

The Kerala government has opposed the Finance Ministry’s plan to increase GST tax rates for lottery to 28 percent from the current 12 percent in the

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Bombay High Court challenges GST on casino license fees

2018-09-10

The Bombay High Court is demanding Goa’s tax department to explain why it had imposed a service tax on casino license fees, local media reports.

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India’s lottery potential hobbled by GST, legal issues

2018-02-07

India’s lottery market has the potential to be at least four times its current size if more states were to legalize sales and the industry presented

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Federation launches appeal against GST, possibly in vain

2018-01-16

The All India Federation of Lotteries Trade and Allied Industries has issued a public appeal for the reduction of GST on state-authorized lotteries. T

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Govt says no to lower GST rate on lottery businesses

2018-01-14

India’s central government has turned down demands to reduce the Goods and Services Tax imposed on private lottery distributors. Under the new GST r

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Lottery businesses up in arms over new GST

2017-08-21

Over 100,000 lottery traders from across Maharashtra staged a day-long protest on Monday against the 28 percent GST on online lotteries, according to

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Playwin responds to GST roll-out in kind

2017-07-01

One of India’s leading private lottery distributors, Playwin, has announced a 30 percent hike in its lottery prices, following the imposition of the

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Lottery association urges for change in GST

2017-06-24

The All India Federation of Lottery Trade & Allied Industries is urging the government to impose GST on 'margin' money, rather than the face value of

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GST Council decides dual rate structure for lotteries

2017-06-18

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has announced a dual GST rate for lottery tickets following a GST Council meeting on Sunday, Glaws reports. Jaitle

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Gambling services to face highest GST bracket

2017-05-20

Gambling operators will soon have to succumb to hefty taxes following a ruling which will see all gambling businesses placed under India’s highest t

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GST threatens to trip horse racing industry

2017-05-10

The horse-racing circuit in India is on its summer break, but off track the industry is lobbying hard to mitigate the effects of a proposed Goods and Services Tax, which officials say may be the death knell for some of the country’s clubs. A council...

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Govt considers highest GST bracket for lottery

2017-05-03

The government of India is looking to place lottery tickets in the highest GST bracket of 28 percent, according to industry insiders. According to a r

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Kerala to protect state lottery from GST

2017-04-16

The government of Kerala is considering a new law that would negate the impact of the Goods & Services Tax (GST) on lotteries, local media reports. Ac

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Gambling could see higher tax rate

2017-04-02

Activities such as betting and gambling in India could attract a Goods and Services tax (GST) rate of more than 18 percent, says Union Revenue Secreta

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Maharashtra hikes lottery tax

2017-03-18

The Maharashtra government is raising its tax per draw on lotteries by Rs 30,000 (US$458) to Rs 100,000 from July 1, 2017, local media reports. Unde

Turf clubs appeal for favorable GST ruling

2016-12-26

The Turf Authorities of India (TAI) has approached Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to discuss GST implications on horse-betting, local media repor

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