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Leased vehicles: Govt provides clarity on tax rate

Leased vehicles: Govt provides clarity on tax rate
Leasing of vehicles purchased priorto July 1 will attract a tax equivalent to 65 percent of the current applicable GST (goods and services tax) rate for a period of thre eyears, the government said on Thursday.The GST Council, comprising Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and state finance ministers, in its last meeting on October 6 had  decided to levy concessional rate for leased vehicles. Also, such vehicles when sold will attract a GST of 65 percent of the  applicable GST rate, including compensation cess.
Sale of vehicles by a registered person who had procured the vehicle priorto July1,2017 and has not availed any input tax credits of central excise duty, VAT (value added tax) or any other taxes paid on such motor vehicles, will also be subject to 65 percent of applicable GST rate.
These rates would apply for three years with effect fromJuly1,2017.
The Business Standard, New Delhi, 13th October 2017

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