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Kanika Datta
The Union government’s decision last week to reduce the road and infrastructure cess on petrol and diesel has given rise to a debate over whether the states too should cut their value-added tax or sales tax they impose on these fuel items. But only two states have complied. Why are states so reluctant to cut their fuel taxes? To explain this, A K Bhattacharya describes how the Centre’s duty structure for petrol and diesel has evolved over the last few years. Read it here

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First Published: May 25 2022 | 6:30 AM IST

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