New Delhi: Liquor will be cheaper from today in Delhi. The order has been issued regarding this. Now 70 per cent corona tax will not be levied. 70% of cess was levied on retail sales. At the same time, there will be no corona tax on the cost of alcohol, but VAT will be 25 per cent. Delhi government has increased VAT on alcohol by 5 per cent. Earlier, 20 per cent VAT was applied to liquor. The government has issued an order related to this. It will come into effect from Wednesday, 10 June.
Explain that it was decided to open liquor shops in Delhi amid Corona infection. During this time, thousands of people gathered at the liquor shops. Social distancing was not followed. To prevent this, the government imposed a 70 per cent corona tax.
In the cabinet meeting chaired by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, it was decided to withdraw the COVID tax on Sunday.
After the lockdown, the government faced economic difficulties. In view of this, it was decided to open liquor shops in Delhi. From May 4 to June 6, about Rs 304 crore liquor has been sold in Delhi and on this, the government got Rs 210 crore as corona tax.
The government has also abolished the Corona tax and warned that if a shopkeeper collects more money in the name of the tax, strict action will be taken against it and the license can also be cancelled.