Herald: GST charged on casino entry and sale of chips, Dept clarifies
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GST charged on casino entry and sale of chips, Dept clarifies

31 Dec 2017 06:14am IST

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31 Dec 2017 06:14am IST

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PANJIM: Clarifying that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is charged on entry into casinos and as well as on sale of playing chips, Department of Commercial Taxes Department on Saturday denied allegations made by Curtorim MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco, that there is no GST on casino transactions and that it is a scam.

PANJIM: Clarifying that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is charged on entry into casinos and as well as on sale of playing chips, Department of Commercial Taxes Department on Saturday denied allegations made by Curtorim MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco, that there is no GST on casino transactions and that it is a scam.

“It is clarified that earlier casinos were liable to pay entry fee of Rs 1000 and tax of 15 percent on sale of playing chips under the Goa Entertainment Tax Act, 1964. From 1st July, 2017, the entertainment tax is subsumed and all the transactions on casinos are liable to GST,” the department said.

“Casino entry fee is charged as well as sale of playing chips are liable for 28 percent GST (14 percent CGST + 14 percent SGST). So also cooked food is charged at 5 percent without input tax credit and liquor at 22 percent under VAT,” the department said. The department further clarified that till December 2017, casinos have paid Rs 40.11 cr towards SGST in cash deducting input tax credit available to them.




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