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The Gujarat High Court has termed the action of state tax authorities to collect revenue from a private firm as “nothing short of extortion”.(File photo for representation)

‘Nothing short of extortion’: Gujarat HC on state’s tax recovery by private firm

Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 06:20 PM IST
In an order passed on a petition moved by Micromax Informatics Limited a division bench of Justices J B Pardiwala and A C Rao called state tax authorities’ action as “high-handed and arbitrary”.
The Jharkhand Petroleum and Dealer Association (JPDA) and Federation of Jharkhand Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FJCCI) raised questions on cess and special excise duty on petrol and diesel.(PTI)
The Jharkhand Petroleum and Dealer Association (JPDA) and Federation of Jharkhand Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FJCCI) raised questions on cess and special excise duty on petrol and diesel.(PTI)

Fuel price hike irks trade bodies

Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2019 11:31 PM IST
In the 2019 union budget, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has proposed to increase special additional excise duty, and road and infrastructure cess by Re 1 per litre on petrol and diesel.
(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Plan to buy home, car? You may have pay more in Maharashtra

Hindustan Times | By Ketaki Ghoge, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 08:08 AM IST
Faced with deficit, state may hike stamp duty, registration charges
A meeting has been called by Punjab CM on October 8 to decide on the possibility of slashing state taxes after comparative analysis of VAT rates in neighbouring states.(HT File)
A meeting has been called by Punjab CM on October 8 to decide on the possibility of slashing state taxes after comparative analysis of VAT rates in neighbouring states.(HT File)

VAT on diesel doubled during SAD-BJP rule in Punjab, petrol too got dearer

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2018 09:09 AM IST
There has been little change in these state rates under the Congress, with fuel prices shooting through the roof over the past year or so.
Kerala charges roughly 32.2% tax on petrol and 25.58% on diesel, among the highest in the country.(PTI Photo)
Kerala charges roughly 32.2% tax on petrol and 25.58% on diesel, among the highest in the country.(PTI Photo)

In Kerala, fuel prices cheaper by a rupee from today as state cuts tax

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 12:03 AM IST
Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the onus was now on the central government to effect a price reduction from its end.
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