More states to follow Delhi's 70% corona fee on liquor
- Jun 2, 2020 | Divita S Gupta
After the Delhi government levied a Corona fee of 70% on the MRP of the liquor sold in the State, more States are following suit. The State Government of Andhra Pradesh increased taxes on liquor from 50% to 75%. The State Government of Rajasthan also increased the tax on liquor by ten percentage points, making the maximum tax on the sale of alcohol at 45%. Due to revenue scarcity in the time of the pandemic, other states might follow suit and impose their own tax rates on the sale of alcohol. Since taxes on liquor are outside GST, the states have the authority to change the rates without seeking permission from a central authority like GST Council.