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Supreme Court upholds entry tax; big gain for states

According to estimates, states would gain about Rs 35,000 crore from this move

M J Antony & PTI 

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the demand of entry tax by states for allowing goods and raw materials into their territories. A nine-judge Constitution Bench declared it did not restrict freedom of trade or other constitutional provisions on inter-state trade.

However, the taxing measure should not be discriminatory and restrict entry of goods from other states. In a majority verdict of 7:2, the Bench, headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur, said the compensatory tax theory as evolved in earlier judgments has no juristic value and is over-ruled. “States are well within ...

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First Published: Sat, November 12 2016. 02:14 IST
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