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Himachal to ban sale of loose cigarettes

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 22:26

The Himachal Pradesh government will soon impose a ban on sale of loose cigarettes and also enhance value-added tax (VAT) on tobacco products, Health Minister Kaul Singh said Thursday.

Impose at least 50% VAT on tobacco products: Harsh Vardhan to states

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 01:00

In his bid to discourage smoking among youths, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has urged states and Union Territories to impose VAT of at least 50 per cent on all tobacco products to "make them less affordable".

Govt asks states to slash VAT on jet fuel to 4%

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 15:24

Currently, VAT on jet fuel ranges from 4 to 30 percent.

Entry tax on various goods hiked to 5% at par with VAT

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 16:00

The Bihar government hiked entry tax on coal, among various goods, to five percent to bring it at par with the existing VAT rate in the state, an official said.

VAT on kerosene reduced, tobacco products to be costlier

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 02, 2012, 14:57

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

UP hikes VAT by 0.5%; mobiles, ACs to be costlier

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 05, 2012, 13:23

The Uttar Pradesh government has hiked the value added tax (VAT) by 0.5 percent, a move which will make ACs, refrigerators and other such goods costlier.

Petrol, diesel prices to go up in Punjab on hike in VAT rate

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 21:50

Petrol and diesel prices are set to get costlier in Punjab, following the state government's decision to hike value added tax (VAT) by 0.5 percent, dealers said on Wednesday.

Withdraw VAT on sugar: Cong MLA

Last Updated: Sunday, August 05, 2012, 20:18

Randhawa said that by imposing VAT on sugar, the Punjab government is contributing to the inflation and later blaming others for high inflation.

Ajit Singh asks FM to revert to earlier service tax rates

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 06, 2012, 17:02

Noting that jet fuel prices in India were significantly higher than in most parts of the world due to high tax rates, he has also strongly advocated a slew of measures to make aviation turbine fuel (ATF) cheaper, including bringing it under the 'Declared Goods' category to attract a uniform lower rate of Value Added Tax (VAT).

RIL assures SC of paying VAT on gas in UP

Last Updated: Monday, January 23, 2012, 13:38

The Supreme Court had on August 23, 2011 issued notice and sought responses of the Centre.