The Group of Ministers (GoM) set up to review goods and services tax (GST) on online gaming, casinos and horse racing is likely to stay with the 18% tax on gross gaming revenue (GGR), people aware of details told ET.
The Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma headed GoM may recommend the highest 28% GST on betting, casinos and horse racing, differentiating between games of skill and games of chance.
The GoM is expected to freeze its recommendations only after the introduction of the IT Intermediary Amendment Rules 2023. The final decision will be taken by the GST council in its next meeting, likely in May last week or June first week.
Online gaming, which does not involve betting, currently attracts an 18% GST on the gross gaming revenue.