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Centre’s taxes on gas prices continue to be exorbitant: TN FM responds to feedback made by PM

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Minister for Finance and Human Resources Administration Palanivel Thiaga Rajan talked about the taxes on gas prices levied by the Centre continue to be “exorbitant” and it was once neither ‘gorgeous’ nor ‘feasible’ for the Instruct to additional slit it.

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The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday hit relieve on the Centre and reiterated its earlier question to slit the cess and surcharges levied on gas prices and merge them with frequent tax rates in insist that states web their rightful portion from the union taxes. Minister for Finance and Human Resources Administration Palanivel Thiaga Rajan talked about the taxes on gas prices levied by the Centre continue to be “exorbitant” and it was once neither ‘gorgeous’ nor ‘feasible’ for the Instruct to additional slit it.

The remarks by the Minister were constant with the feedback made by Top Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday that the Centre lowered excise responsibility to lower the burden of gas prices on November 2021, while some states lowered it, some didn’t provide that income to the opposite folks.

Modi in his assembly with Chief Ministers had talked about Maharashtra, West Bengal, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Jharkhand and Tamil Nadu didn’t tag to its put an impart to and public continue to be pressured.

Rajan, in a command on Thursday, referred to the Tamil Nadu government’s slit on the Value Added Tax in August 2021 resulted a relief of Rs 3 per litre soon after his birthday party assumed region of job in Might per chance probably per chance simply 2021.

Persevering with his attack on the Centre that the levies on petrol increased seriously in the previous seven years, Rajan talked about, though the income to the Union government increased ‘manifold’ there was once no matching amplify in the revenues to the states. “Right here is since the Union Authorities has increased the cess and surcharge on petrol and diesel while reducing the frequent excise responsibility that’s shareable with the states.”

The Minister talked about, in August 2014 the frequent ticket of petrol was once Rs 48.55 per litre while diesel it was once Rs 47.27 per litre. The Central government taxes were Rs 9.48 per litre on petrol and Rs 3.57 per litre on diesel. The protest government taxes were at Rs 15.67 per litre on petrol and Rs 10.25 per litre on diesel, he talked about.

Following the slit price of taxes by the Centre in November 2021 at Rs 5 per litre on petrol and Rs 10 per litre on diesel, the union government peaceable levies a additional tax of Rs 18.42 per litre for petrol and Rs 18.23 per litre on diesel, he identified.

The Tamil Nadu government levies taxes of Rs 22.54 per litre on petrol and Rs 18.45 per litre on diesel and after the introduction of the Items and Services Tax (GST), the states bear ‘misplaced good powers’ to levy their very hold taxes and elevate income, he talked about.

The COVID-19 additional pressured the protest with funds being ‘severely affected’ and in addition to incurring dazzling-scale additional expenditure in opposition to offering COVID relief, he talked about.

Noting that the GST compensation regime involves an halt by June 30 and several states in conjunction with Tamil Nadu bear requested the compensation to be prolonged, he talked about there was once no clarity from the Centre on whether the compensation may per chance per chance well be prolonged or no longer.

DMK were ardent proponents of “co-operative federalism” and were practising it from the times of (ragged Chief Minister) Anna, Kalaignar (the leisurely DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi) and continue to produce so below recent Chief Minister M K Stalin, he talked about.

“We now bear got recurrently entreated the Union government to slit the cess and surcharges being levied and merge them with the frequent tax rates in insist that states obtain their rightful portion from the proceeds of the union taxes,” he talked about.

“On condition that the Union government’s taxes continue to be exorbitant, it is neither gorgeous nor feasible for the protest government to additional slit taxes. We reiterate that the only real, straightforward and gorgeous technique for the Centre is to pick the levy of cess and surcharges and revert to the rates that prevailed in 2014,” he talked about. PTI VIJ VIJ SS SS

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