‘Wait Till July 8’: Govt Tells Jammu Traders

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Srinagar—The State government has assured traders of Jammu region that the new tax regime would be implemented in the State by July 8.

“Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu assured us that the new tax regime in the state will be implemented by July 8,” Jammu Chambers of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) President, Rakesh Gupta was quoted as saying by New Indian Express.

He said both the CM and the FM told them that special session of J&K Assembly would be convened from July 3-8 to discuss and deliberate GST implementation.

“We were assured that the government will complete legal formalities on GST implementation till July 8,” Gupta said.

He said goods can’t be imported by traders from outside the state from July 1 due to non-implementation of GST in J&K “as outside traders can’t bill J&K traders without new tax regime in the state”.

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