Govt appoints Amitabh Bachchan as GST brand ambassador

New Delhi, June 19: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be going to promote Goods and Services Tax (GST).

It is implementing in the country from July 1.

The Central Board of Excise and Customs will be making the 74-year-old Bachchan the brand ambassador for GST.

A video is already prepared in which Bachchan explains GST as a unifying force just like the three colours in the national flag. GST is an initiative to create ‘one nation, one tax, one market’, he says.

Previously Ace badminton star PV Sindhu was the GST ambassador.

GST will simplify a web of taxes, regulations and remove every tax including excise duty, service tax and VAT.

A four-rate structure with minimum tax 5 per cent on essential items and maximum rate of 28 per cent on cars and consumer durables has been finalised.

Wefornews Bureau

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