Maharashtra govt mulls policy to impose VAT, entry tax on import of sand

Maharashtra government is mulling over a policy that may allow entry tax and VAT to be imposed on import of sand from neighbouring states to stop its smuggling.

Fate of GST Bill remains uncertain

The bill on GST, which will be the biggest tax reform after 1947, was introduced in the Lok Sabha in December last year.

Delhi CM Kejriwal assures traders against harassment

Amidst reports that the Delhi government has asked the VAT commissioner to take steps to boost revenue, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday sought to dispel the fears of traders in this regard and said that the stepping up of the target would not lead to their harassment by way of raids.

Petrol and diesel prices hiked by 82 and 61 paisa per litre respectively

Petrol price was today hiked by 82 paisa per litre and diesel by 61 paisa, reversing the declining trend of last six months.

VAT hike on petrol anti-farmer, inflationary: Congress

 Haryana Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Kiran Choudhry on Friday criticised the BJP-led state government for raising Value Added Tax (VAT) on the petrol by five per cent.

Zee Media's exclusive interview with AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal- Part II

Watch the tongue-in-cheek interview with AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Zee News.

Delhi's tax collection rose during AAP rule: Sisodia

The Delhi government's tax collection during the AAP's 49-day rule was higher than that of other quarters in the last financial year as the party did not harass businessmen by raids, party leader Manish Sisodia said on Monday.

Congress criticises Khattar govt for rolling back decisions

Hitting out at Khattar government for rolling back some decisions of the previous regime, Congress on Saturday said it will launch a movement against the Haryana government for allegedly playing with the sentiments of the masses.

AAP launches Trade wing, promises to bring down VAT

 In a bid to woo Delhi's trader community, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday launched its Trade Wing and promised to bring down VAT rates to the "lowest in India in the next five years", if it came to power.

Italy World Cup hero Fabio Cannavaro probed over tax fraud
Italy World Cup hero Fabio Cannavaro probed over tax fraud

Italy`s World Cup winning captain Fabio Cannavaro is being investigated on suspicion of running a sham company to avoid paying more than a million euros ($1.27 million) in tax, Italian authorities announced Wednesday.

Bihar govt to probe revenue loss to state under Sushil Modi

With acrimony between former NDA partners-- JD(U) and BJP-- only increasing, the Bihar government announced it would order a high level inquiry into revenue loss of about Rs 50 crore to the state due to arbitrary lowering of VAT.

Dikshit announces VAT amnesty scheme to win traders

Sheila Dikshit announced a VAT amnesty scheme under which defaulters will be allowed to disclose the outstanding amount voluntarily while being exempted from paying penalty and interest on dues.

Delhi govt adopting anti-trader policies: BJP

BJP on Thursday accused the Delhi government of adopting anti-trader policies and promised to simplify VAT rules if voted to power.

Cars, two-wheelers to cost more in Haryana

Cars and two-wheelers in Haryana will now cost more as the state government on Friday decided to hike road tax.

Punjab Budget 2013: Soft drinks, Cigarettes to cost more

The state government hiked the Value Added Tax in the Rs 460.21 crore deficit Budget presented in the state Assembly on Wednesday.

Modi writes to states to increase tax on tobacco products

Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi wrote to finance minister of all states to take a cue from Bihar and increase tax on tobacco products which has killed lakhs of people across the country.

DMK urges Chidambaram to intervene for scrapping of VAT

A DMK delegation urged the Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram to scrap the 10 per cent VAT imposed on cooked food and other consumer articles.

VAT on kerosene reduced; tobacco products to be costlier

The Jharkhand government has reduced value added tax VAT on kerosene from 5% to 2% while the VAT on tobacco products has been increased from 14%to 20%

Don`t pay retrospective VAT to builders: BJP to flat buyers

BJP in Maharashtra on Tuesday asked those who have bought flats during 2006-10 not to pay heed to the notices sent to them by builders to pay the VAT amount.

Dikshit chides Cong MLAs for opposing VAT on CNG

Sources said Dikshit personally told a number of MLAs not to air such views in public as such behaviour damages the reputation of the government.