Maharashtra traders urge government to abolish APMC cess and professional tax under GST

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Maharashtra traders have urged the government to abolish the APMC cess and professional tax under the goods and services tax (GST).

The Chamber of Associations of Maharashtra Industry and Trade (CAMIT) along with the Poona Merchant Chamber and Federation of Associations of Traders Pune also noted that the plastic ban in Maharashtra was ill-timed.

They appealed to the state government to postpone the ban unless viable and durable alternate to plastic is identified.”We are in favour of protecting the environment but without viable and durable alternative of plastics – specifically plastic for packaging – the blanket ban on plastic is creating more hassle to general public, traders and Industries of Maharashtra,” they said in a statement.

The traders also strongly opposed FDI in retail and objected to the back-door entry of Wall Mart in India via domestic e-commerce player Flipkart.

Group HQ Bombay House reopens post-renovation Salt-to-software conglomerate Tata Group said today it has re-opened its global headquarters Bombay House, marking the 114th birth anniversary of its former chairman J R D Tata.

Built in 1924, the 94-year-old heritage building has undergone refurbishment and restoration for the first time in its history. The entire exercise took nine months.

Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata inaugurated it in the presence of group Chairman N Chandrasekaran and other employees.

“The new office space wears a modern look with well- designed common and collaborative spaces to meet the requirements of business today,” it said in a statement.

Bombay House was built on two plots of land bought by Sir Dorabji Tata, the group’s second Chairman and Jamsetji Tata’s elder son, from the civic body of Bombay (now Mumbai) in 1920.

Source : https://www.dailypioneer.com/business/abolish-apmc-cess-professional-tax-under-gst-maha-traders.html

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