Sin tax

Pakistan plans to impose 'sin tax' on cigarettes, colas, candies

Pakistan plans to impose 'sin tax' on cigarettes, colas, candies

The Imran Khan government is reportedly looking at ways to increase budget allocation for health in Pakistan.

Dec 05, 2018, 09:12 AM IST
GST rates: Aerated drinks, Tobacco products and SUVs to be costlier

GST rates: Aerated drinks, Tobacco products and SUVs to be costlier

While a sin tax of 40 percent was imposed on soft drinks, tobacco products and Pan Masala, a 65 percent tax was imposed on SUVs.

Nov 03, 2016, 17:41 PM IST
GST rates: 40% 'Sin tax' to be imposed on tobacco products

GST rates: 40% 'Sin tax' to be imposed on tobacco products

The GST Council on Thursday finalised the four tax rate slabs of 5 percent, 12 percent, 18 percent and 28 percent.

Nov 03, 2016, 17:25 PM IST
GST Council to slap 40% 'sin tax' on tobacco products?

GST Council to slap 40% 'sin tax' on tobacco products?

Consumer Voice, a voluntary action group, on Sunday urged the GST Council to levy the highest, "sin tax" of 40 percent on all forms of tobacco products, including cigarettes, beedis and smokeless tobacco.

Oct 16, 2016, 16:36 PM IST
CEA Arvind Subramanian defends GST rates, quells fears on 'sin' tax

CEA Arvind Subramanian defends GST rates, quells fears on 'sin' tax

Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian Monday defended a three-rate structure for GST, including a demerit or 'sin' tax of 40 percent on products like tobacco and luxury cars, saying the recommendation is based on the current tax structure.

Dec 07, 2015, 22:14 PM IST
'Sin tax' for alcohol, tobacco industries in GST regime

'Sin tax' for alcohol, tobacco industries in GST regime

Alcohol and tobacco industries will have to pay more taxes towards an additional 'sin tax' under the proposed GST structure that seeks to bring in a uniform indirect tax regime across the country.

Oct 25, 2015, 20:09 PM IST

Health ministry proposes `sin tax` on tobacco

The health ministry has proposed a "sin tax" on tobacco products to deter people from using them.

Mar 10, 2013, 20:57 PM IST

‘Sin’ tax on junk food may encourage healthier eating habits

Levying taxes on unhealthy food items could help encourage people to eat fruits and vegetables and whole grains, scientists have observed.

Feb 25, 2010, 16:45 PM IST

‘Sin’ tax on junk food may encourage healthier eating habits

Levying taxes on unhealthy food items could help encourage people to eat fruits and vegetables and whole grains, scientists have observed.

Feb 25, 2010, 00:00 AM IST

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