"Taxes are being rationalised which will lead to increased transparency. There will be more clarity post-GST in terms of taxes. Under GST, the under-construction projects are going to attract 12% tax, where previously it was about 4.5%. This will push the market and we can expect an increase in prices. Steel will also attract 18% GST, which will further put stress on prices," says Manu Garg, Director, Carol Infrastructure Pvt Ltd, who was speaking at a press conference held by CREDAI, RNE chapter.
The GST rate for steel has been finalised at 18% which is expected to be beneficial in the long run for other sectors as well. Cement prices are expected to go up marginally, as it has been put in the 28% tax slab from the earlier 23-24%.