The GST compensation conundrum: Maharashtra leads in dues, shows data

The compensation requirement in the four months up to July for Maharashtra, UP, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Assam, and Meghalaya has exceeded that for the entire FY20
States have not got any compensation for the goods and services tax (GST) shortfall so far this fiscal year. Maharashtra leads in compensation dues requirement up to July, followed by Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, and Tamil Nadu. 

In fact, the compensation requirement in the four months up to July for Maharashtra, UP, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Assam, and Meghalaya has exceeded that for the entire FY20. 

The compensation cess collection is 26.4 per cent lower in the April-August period this year on a year-on-year basis.  While 12 states have chosen option 1 as their preference, under which Rs 97,000 crore will be borrowed under a special window of the Reserve Bank of India, Manipur has picked the option 2, where the full shortfall of Rs 2.35 trillion, including that arising out of Covid-19, will need to be borrowed.



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