increase of gst cess on cigarettes
- Cascading of taxes [that is in earlier regime VAT being charged on value inclusive of the excise duty]. As a result, the total tax incidence on cigarettes in GST regime had come down, as compared to the total tax in pre-GST regime.
- Demerit goods - Cigarettes
- GST Council in its meeting on 17.07.2017 reviewed the Compensation Cess rates on cigarettes and recommended the increase in same with effect from 00 hours on 18th July, 2017
- Compensation Rates increased by 30-40% w.e.f 18.07.2017
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