3 min read.Updated: 16 Aug 2017, 03:26 AM ISTLivemint
The current structure of the goods and services tax (GST) is seriously flawed, the result of messy political bargaining
Here is a delicious titbit for all connoisseurs of complicated tax rules. The government has clarified this week that food takeaways from air-conditioned restaurants will be taxed at 18% even when the customer is handed over the food in an area that does not have air-conditioning. Who is going to impose this rule? What if a restaurant owner registers the takeaway business as a separate entity? The mind boggles.