Tag: Vat

Traders, Opp fume as State delays VAT waiver on pulses

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has paid little heed to the Central government’s advice to exempt pulses from VAT and other local taxes, inviting sharp criticism from Opposition parties and traders’ association. “Even though three days have already passed since the Centre appealed to the States to exempt pulses from VAT and other taxes in a […]

VAT row ends; traders’ body agrees to withdraw strike

Bhubaneswar: The Federation of All Odisha Traders’ Associations (FAOTA) on Saturday agreed to call of its strike against the 5% ‘additional’ Value Addition Tax (VAT) being levied by the Odisha government on essential commodities. This was informed by Finance Minister Pradeep Amat after a meeting with the FAOTA members and other officials at the Secretariat […]

VAT standoff: Odisha to procure pulses through e-marketing

Bhubaneswar: With less than twelve hours to go for the traders’ scheduled stir against the State government’s ‘additional VAT’ on pulses to begin, the Odisha government on Thursday decided to procure essential commodities through e-marketing while urging the traders to call off their agitation. “To tackle the situation, we have decided to begin talks with […]

Talks on VAT fail; traders to stop import from April 1

Bhubaneswar: A high-level meeting between the Odisha government and representatives of the traders’ body held here today failed to arrive at a decision on the contentious issue of exemption of value added tax (VAT) on essential commodities.

Traders-Govt meet on VAT exemption rescheduled

Bhubaneswar: The high-level meeting scheduled to settle the row over value added tax (VAT) on essential commodities scheduled to be held today has been postponed till tomorrow.

Traders to stop import of pulses from April 1

Bhubaneswar: Disgruntled over the State government’s ‘failure’ to exempt value added tax (VAT) from essential commodities, the traders’ association here has decided to stop import of pulses, wheat and wheat products from neighbouring States from April 1. The traders’ body argued that though nine months have been passed since it assured to take a call […]

Air Odisha to shut intra-state operations from Mar 21

Bhubaneswar: In a setback to Odisha aviation industry, which had looked promising after the re-launch of Air Odisha’s intra-state flight operations in January this year, the home-grown carrier on Saturday announced withdrawal of its services from March 21. The homegrown carrier attributed the decision to the State government’s failure to keep its promise on exempting […]

Luxury items to be costlier in Odisha

For the people of Odisha, luxury items like TV, fridge, air-conditioner, washing machine, car etc will be costlier as a decision to this effect was taken by the State Cabinet in a meeting presided over by chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here on Thursday

Goa hikes VAT on petrol to 10 percent

The Goa government on Wednesday hiked the value added tax (VAT) on petrol to ten percent, which would push petrol prices by Rs.5 and more. The hike will come into effect Jan 1