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NC adopts recommendations for the withdrawal of GST Bill

Posted on :19 February 2020

In the 26th sitting of the National Council, the House unanimously adopted the recommendations to withdraw the Goods and Services Tax Bill of Bhutan with 24 members present and voting.

Reporting on the changes made in the Bill as per the directive of the House yesterday, the Good Governance submitted two recommendations as follows for adoption.

1.     The National Assembly to withdraw the adoption of the GST Bill 2020 until necessary systems are put in place including training of staff and creating public awareness; and

2.     The Government to introduce the amendment of the Public Finance (Amendment) Act 2012 to draw a clear distinction between the Money Bill and the Financial Bill.

The House adopted both the recommendations as proposed by the Committee on the Goods and Services Tax Bill of Bhutan 2020 with all 24 members voting yes. 

The Bill will be forwarded to the National Assembly with the recommendations to withdraw the Bill.

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