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Smriti Irani Gets Schooled For Saying GST Has Boosted Jobs For Accountants

Smriti Irani tweeted a news story that claimed that GST was actually helping job growth—by helping chartered accountants.

Anurag Verma | CNN-News18@kitAnurag

Updated:December 18, 2017, 4:28 PM IST
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Smriti Irani Gets Schooled For Saying GST Has Boosted Jobs For Accountants
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With the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST), the BJP faced some harsh criticism. The unnecessary complexity the government introduced into what should have been the simplest of laws, made many traders’ lives pretty difficult. In fact, to avoid facing a backlash from the voters in Gujarat, the government slashed the rates on 27 items of common consumption, including roti, khakhra, namkeens, stationery, man-made yarn just before the elections.

However, Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani has seen some good in GST.

On Sunday, Irani tweeted a news story that claimed that GST was actually helping job growth—by helping chartered accountants.





Naturally, Twitter decided to school the minister.




































We are not sure if anyone’s told Irani that the idea of GST was to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the existing taxation system, not really help Chartered Accountants.
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