GST compounds farmers’ woes as cost of machinery rises

Bangalore, Oct 12, 2017: The 12 per cent GST on farm machinery has hit manufacturers and farmers in Bangalore. Before the GST, almost all farm equipment’s including threshers, drip irrigation systems, laser levelers, harrow, and cultivator power sprayer were taxed under Value Added Tax system at the rate of 5 per cent. Drip and sprinkler irrigation […]

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Don’t club theatre with cinemas on GST says founder of Jagriti Theatre

People in the performing arts sector say they are suffering losses. Swarnali Chakraborty Bangalore, January 18, 2018: English theatre groups are asking the government to remove performing arts from the entertainment tax because it is not fair to include commercial movies and theatre in the same tax slab. Theatre does not get the kind of […]

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