VAT on kerosene reduced; tobacco products to be costlier



Ranchi:The Jharkhand government has reduced value added tax (VAT) on kerosene from five per cent to two per cent, while the VAT on tobacco products has been increased from 14 per cent to 20 per cent, official sources said today.

The decisions were taken at the cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Arjun Munda, yesterday.



The new rate for kerosene would be Rs 13.76 per litre from the current Rs 14.19, the sources said.



PTI