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India’s Supreme Court upholds GST on lotteries

India’s Supreme Court has dealt a blow to the country’s lottery business, upholding the constitutional validity of imposing a General Services Tax (GST) on sales and winnings of lottery tickets.

India’s Supreme Court upholds GST on lottery sales

India's Supreme Court has rejected a petition by Skill Lotto Solutions against the government's decision to impose a general sales tax of 12 percent on lottery tickets. That tax rises to 28 percent if the tickets are sold to someone in another state.

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. 

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 calculated,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. The appeal...

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 rules, implemented...
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