Wrong to give power to impose additional VAT after bringing it under GST
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
It refers to media-reports indicating of some proposal whereby petrol and diesel may be put under highest 28-percent GST slab with states authorised to put additional VAT or sales-tax etc. Vast difference in prices of petroleum products in different states is not proper, and rather it was regularly demanded even before implementation of GST that consensus amongst states may be achieved for uniform rate of VAT and other local taxes in all the states.
GST regime must not be made more complicated by differentiating GST system for petroleum products. Same system of imposing cess together with highest 28-percent GST slab should be maintained for ensuring uniform prices of petroleum products throughout the country.
1775 Kucha Lattushah
Dariba, Chandni Chowk
DELHI 110006 (India)