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GST on Online Gaming

GST council unlikely to reverse 28% tax on online gaming; Relief on retrospective tax claims under consideration

The GST Council is unlikely to reverse the 28% goods and services tax (GST) on the online gaming industry, despite concerns from industry stakeholders....

Illegal betting portal Stake.com enables GPay, aims $100Mn in bets for IPL 2024

Illegal betting portal Stake.com has enabled deposits in Indian rupees for the first time ahead of IPL 2024 and has commenced a series of...

Govt to consider some relief for money gaming industry from retrospective GST claims

The government is likely to consider some form of relief to the money gaming industry from the retrospective tax claims according to an official,...

ASG mentions GamesKraft & batch GST matters before CJI bench, seeks listing on 15th July

Additional Solicitor General (ASG) N. Venkatraman yesterday mentioned the GamesKraft GST matter before a three judge bench headed by the Chief Justice and sought...

Online gaming & casino retrospective GST cases listed in SC today

The Supreme Court has listed GamesKraft and batch of matters today before a three judge bench headed by the Chief Justice of India. The...

Supreme Court to hear GamesKraft & batch matters in July, tags PokerBaazi writ petition with existing matters

A Supreme Court bench comprising of CJI Dr. DY Chandrachud and Justices JB Pardiwala and Manoj Misra today heard a writ petition filed by...

Online gaming industry grapples with 28% GST impact

Since the government introduced a 28% Goods and Services Tax (GST) on online gaming bets over six months ago, the industry has been facing...

RMG GST tangle: Justices (Retd) MR Shah & R Subhash Reddy provide legal opinion in favour of online rummy company GamesKraft

Retired Supreme Court Justices MR Shah and Justice R Subhash Reddy have delivered opinions favouring Gameskraft Technologies Private Limited (GTPL), concerning the pending Supreme...

Government official: No relief expected as GST revenue from online gaming surges five times

Online gaming companies are facing big money problems. They're getting surprise tax bills from the past, and they're worried about the new Goods and...

Online gaming industry to make fresh representation to the govt for GST reduction after polls

As the Indian online gaming industry continues to grow, stakeholders are gearing up to address a challenge post-general elections: the burden of Goods and...

Supreme Court permits transfer of 27 GST cases; GamesKraft & EGF matters to be heard on 1 May tentatively

The Supreme Court bench headed by CJI and comprising of Justice JB Pardiwala and Manoj Misra summarily allowed the government's transfer petition of 27...

GST authorities to block 60 offshore online gaming platforms to MeitY

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) authorities have advised the Information Technology Ministry to block 60 offshore online gaming platforms in an attempt to...

Online gaming tax review unlikely to be taken up by GST Council until SC clarity on retrospective dues

After the conclusion of the 51st GST Council meeting in August last year, all eyes were on the anticipated review of the 28% GST...

NACIN Mumbai hosts GST symposium on online gaming legal framework

The National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes & Narcotics (NACIN) in Mumbai conducted a GST Symposium titled “Decoding the new GST legal framework for...

GST hike expected to moderate monetization in India’s online gaming sector

A recent joint report by real money gaming (RMG) firm Winzo and the Interactive Entertainment and Innovation Council (IEIC) suggests that despite the growing...

Review of 28% GST on online gaming postponed until after general elections

The review of the 28% Goods and Services Tax (GST) on online gaming has been deferred until after the conclusion of the general elections,...

Bombay HC rejects Delta Corp’s application seeking internal files & records pertaining to its GST showcause notice

The Goa bench of the Bombay High Court on 14th March 2024 rejected miscellaneous civil applications by listed casino company Delta Corp Limited and...

Online RMG: Review of 28% tax regime by GST Council only after general elections

The money gaming sector will now have to wait until after a new central government is elected for a review of the 28 per...

RMG companies evolve new strategy to reduce 28% GST impact

Online gaming companies, specializing in platforms like poker, rummy, and fantasy sports, are implementing strategies amidst the evolving landscape of taxation. In response to...

Centre moves Supreme Court to transfer all pending GST petitions by money gaming companies before High Courts

The union government has filed a transfer petition before the Supreme Court seeking transfer of all pending cases before the High Courts challenging GST...