Monday, July 16, 2018

Wrong to impose GST on international air tickets, says global airline body IATA

Global airlines' body IATA has strongly opposed levying of GST on international air tickets, dubbing the taxation as ‘wrong’ as it contravenes many global agreements to which India is a party.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) represents more than 280 airlines in different parts of the world. Its members include Air India, Jet Airways and Vistara.

"It is wrong to apply GST to international tickets. It contravenes international agreements to which India is party," IATA Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac told PTI in an interview.
"That's why we are asking the government to zero-rate international tickets," he said when asked about his views on the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India.
16/07/18 PTI/DNA