Increase in taxes on fuel challenged - ECAS Punjab

Increase in taxes on fuel challenged

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 23

The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion to the Union Government and other respondents on a petition filed by transport companies challenging hike in excise duty by the Centre and VAT by state government on petrol and diesel during the pandemic.

The notice by the Bench of Justice Ajay Tewari and Justice Jasgurpreet Singh Puri came on the petition filed by New Prince Carrying Corporation and other respondents through Piyush Kant Jain and Viren Jain.

The Bench fixed August 13 as the next date of hearing in the matter. The petitioner’s case was that the Union Government imposed a record increase in the taxes on fuel. Since March 2020, the government total excise duty has been increased on petrol by Rs 13 and Rs 16 on diesel. Even the Punjab Government increased the VAT by around 3 per cent on petrol and 4 per cent on diesel.

from The Tribune

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