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Covid-19: Delhi withdraws 70% tax on liquor from today, VAT increased to 25%

The Delhi government has withdrawn the ‘Special Corona Fee’ levied at 70 percent of the maximum retail price on all categories of Liquor, with effect from June 10, news agency has reported.

Further, Value Added Tax (VAT) levied on all categories of liquor sold has been increased to 25 percent from the existing 20 percent.

The ‘Special Corona Fee‘ was imposed in May on the MRP of liquor bottles as the Government looked to earn additional revenue, having been hit badly due to the Coronavirus lockdown.

The sale of liquor was allowed in the national capital from May 4 onwards, which is when the third phase of the nationwide Lockdown started. The special fee was imposed by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government the very next day.

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