Swiggy, Zomato, cloud kitchens may be brought under GST ambit

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Food delivery apps like Swiggy and Zomato may soon be brought under the ambit of restaurant services, which will make them liable to pay the Goods and Services Tax (GST). The GST Council will consider this in a meeting on Friday.

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The fitment panel has recommended that e-commerce operators that provide restaurant services on their apps or websites must be notified as ‘e-commerce aggregators’ in the same category as restaurant services, making them suppliers and thus, liable to pay GST.