Monday, August 08, 2022


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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