The Economy

GST & federalism

Print edition : June 08, 2018

Officials of the Central Excise and Commercial Tax departments and representatives of trade and industry at the launch of GST in Coimbatore on July 1, 2017. Photo: J. Manoharan

At the Renault Nissan factory in Chennai. States with a strong manufacturing base such as Tamil Nadu fear an erosion in revenue as a result of GST. A file picture. Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Greater availability of data on GST will shine a light on the contributions of States towards the national exchequer and make a case for equitable distribution of the Centre’s shareable tax revenue among them.
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