Ahead of the meeting, Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Y Ramakrishnudu said that he will highlight various demands that the state had made earlier.
“After the implementation of GST, as per our initial estimation, the state may see a short fall of Rs 2,900 crore in revenue,” Ramakrishnudu told.
“We also requested the council to take a lenient view on the tax slab with regard to ongoing government projects. As on today, projects worth about Rs 20,000 crore under implementation,” he said.
Telangana Finance Minister E Rajender
Beedi, granite and handlooms are some of the items on which the state government wanted the tax rates to reduced, he said.
Telangana is a new state, and the burden of high tax on some of the state government projects may pose difficulties in terms of revised estimates and budgets, Rajender said.
The council is likely to take up fixing of tax anomalies on a number of common use items as well as the quantum of cess to be hiked on luxury and mid-size cars, officials told.
The all powerful council, comprising state finance ministers,is likely to consider lowering tax rates on over two dozen products, including idli/dosa batter, dried tamarind, custard powder and kitchen gas lighter after anomalies in their fixations pointed out, officials said.
As per the agenda, the council will confirm the minutes of 20th GST council meet held on August 5.
The council would also decide the date of the next meeting. This is the third meeting of the GST Council since the launch of the Goods and Services Tax on July 1, and the 21st since it set up in September last year.