Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal`s `zero tax` budget that aims to rationalise the Value Added Tax (VAT) structure and keep luxury items out of the proposed GST, will automatically lead to the standard rate of GST going .
Hours before traders stopped import of food items including pulses from other states demanding withdrawal of VAT on food items, the Odisha government on Thursday decided to procure commodities through national e-marketing.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today the AAP government made a U-turn on the proposal to levy VAT on textiles and shoes "as people were facing problems because of the move" and said it was ready to change its decisions at midnight if it benefits people.
The Aam Aadmi Party government on Monday presented a "tax-free" budget and rationalised the VAT structure which may reduce the cost of products such as readymade garments, shoes, watches and electric and hybrid vehicles in the national capital.
In order to bring more traders under tax net in the capital, Delhi government will run a large scale campaign from April to encourage the city's dealers, whose gross turnover is more than Rs 20 lakh annually, to register themselves with its VAT department.
Protesting against the Odisha government's delay in withdrawing 5 per cent VAT on certainfood items, a traders body today threatened to stop import of essential commodities like pulses, wheat and wheat products,sugar and edible oil from other states from April 1
In an unprecedented move, the Delhi Cabinet on Friday passed resolutions, challenging Lt Governor Najeeb Jung's authority to relieve the VAT Commissioner who it alleged was targeted for "fighting graft", and appointed a GoM to protect bureaucrats from "political victimisation".
Opposing AAP government's decision to increase VAT rates on fuel, CPI(M) Friday demanded the Arvind Kejriwal dispensation to stop playing "cynical games" with the public and withdraw the hike immediately.