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UP working on footwear tax cut

In spite of Mayawati’s refusal to accept Rahul Gandhi’s demand for reduction of tax for the leather foot-ware industry, the state trade tax dept has started working on a cut down on the rate of tax on leather shoes.

india Updated: Dec 06, 2007 04:32 IST
Brajendra K Parashar

In spite of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati’s refusal to accept Congress MP from Amethi, Rahul Gandhi’s demand for reduction of tax for the leather foot-ware industry, the state trade tax department has started working on a cut down on the rate of tax on leather shoes.

The department has decided to revise tax rates as proposed under the Value Added Tax (VAT) , for natural gas, detergent soaps and furnace oil also. Sources said the Rashtrapati Bhawan had also written to the state government suggesting it to revise the proposed tax rates. The President’s office suggested that tax rates under VAT be fixed on a par with those prevailing in neighbouring states.

The Congress expressed surprise at Mayawati’s denial of not having received any letter from Rahul Gandhi.

(With inputs from Saroj Nagi)