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90% Hotels & Restaurants in Telangana Oppose Tax Rise Under GST, Down Shutters

About 90 percent of 40,000 hotels and restaurants in Telangana on Tuesday closed protesting the proposed increase in tax under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime and seeking to lower it to 5 percent.

According to S Venkata Reddy, president of Telangana Hotels Association, the office bearers also met the State Finance Minister E Rajender who is also member of the GST council and apprised him of their demand.

According to Reddy, the proposed tax would be 5 percent on hotels with turnover up to Rs 50 lakh and for Non-AC hotels- 12 per cent, AC hotels - 18 percent and star category hotels would attract 28 percent.

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