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GST on petrol zeroed; raised on diesel, kerosene

petrol - GST on petrol zeroed; raised on diesel, kerosene

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has notified an increase in the sales tax on high-speed diesel (HSD) and kerosene oil.

The FBR on Tuesday also increased the sales tax on light diesel oil. However, the rate of sales tax has been brought down to zero percent on petrol.

The revenue body issued SRO 1579 (I)/2021 to notify the revised rates of sales tax on petroleum products. The FBR previously notified the sales tax rates on POL products on November 11, 2021.

According to the notification, the sales tax on petrol has been reduced to zero percent from 1.43 percent.

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The rate of sales tax has been enhanced to 7.20 percent from 6.75 percent. The sales tax on the supply of kerosene has been enhanced to 8.19 percent from 6.70 percent.

Similarly, the sales tax rate on light diesel oil has been increased to 0.46 percent from 0.2 percent.

The government had decided to keep the prices unchanged for the consumers for the fortnight starting December 1, 2021.

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