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Pay less for CFL, toys; more for cigarettes, TVs, ACs & cars

Source : PTI
Last Updated: Fri, Feb 26, 2010 09:03 hrs

New Delhi: Consumers will have to pay more for petrol, diesel, cars, TVs, cigarettes, tobacco, air-conditioner, gold and silver as the government on Friday announced hike in excise duty as part of a partial roll back of stimulus measures announced for reviving the economy.

Cheaper   Costlier  
Mobile accessories
Petrol/ Diesel
Medical equipment
Cars
Energy efficient CFL lamps
Gold & silver
Set top boxes
Cigarettes
Compact disc
Tobacco
Toys
Air-conditioner
Books
   

Budget news | Budget gallery | Special: Budget 2010

On the other hand, mobile accessories, medical equipment energy efficient CFL lamps, set top boxes, compact disc, toys and books will be cheaper on account of some tax concessions offered on these items by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the Union Budget for 2010-11.

"Symptoms of economic recovery are widespread and more clear now," he said.

Before announcing the tax measures, Mukherjee substantially cut income tax rates along with other direct tax concessions that would result in a net loss of Rs 26,000 crore to the exchequer.

Budget news | Budget gallery | Special: Budget 2010




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