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A lot of negativity around GST is just heartburn: Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia

Revenue secretary Hasmukh Adhia says a lot of the negativity around the new tax regime is really heartburn of small businesses and traders who'd managed to evade taxes.

Three months since its rollout, the man in charge of implementing the Goods and Services Tax, revenue secretary Hasmukh Adhia says a lot of the negativity around the new tax regime is really heartburn of small businesses and traders who'd managed to evade taxes thus far but are now in the net. Excerpts from his conversation with India Today Senior Editor Shweta Punj:

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