New Delhi: The panel, formed to review goods and services tax on the real estate sector, on Friday considered lowering GST rate on residential houses to 5% without any input tax credit, a finance ministry official said. Currently, the effective GST rate on affor-dable housing is 8% and on the rest 12%.
The panel is also mulling lowering the tax rate on affordable housing from 8% to 3%, the official said. The recommendations are likely to be finalised in the next two days, said Mauvin Godinho, a minister from Goa. ‘‘I can certainly tell you that the rates have to be lowered, and will be lowered,’’ Godinho said emerging from the meeting.
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