India Supreme Court Support Lottery Taxes

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January 17, 2022
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The supreme court of india ruled in favor of applying goods and services tax (gst) to the lottery. The gst board of india applies a fee of 12% to the lottery, conducted in one state, and 28% to the lottery conducted in other states.

Operator from punjab skill lotto solutions filed a lawsuit, arguing that the use of tax to lottery and lottery winnings is discriminatory and contrary to the constitution. The plaintiff said that lottery tickets are not goods, by definition in the central law on tax on goods and services from 2017, and are "claims" who are exempt from taxes for gambling from the subject.

The supreme court ruled that the use of taxes to rates and biletons for gambling is not discriminatory, since the country. This allowed the council to interpret lottery tickets and winnings otherwise than other claims.

Source: edition european gaming

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