Punjab imposes tax on ‘dhabas’

July 16th, 2008 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, July 16 (IANS) Looking at the roaring business roadside dhabas do all over Punjab, the state government Wednesday imposed a “lump sum” tax on them. Dhabas having an annual turnover of Rs.500,000 to Rs.1.5 mn will pay a tax of Rs.10,000 annually. Those earning Rs.1.5-3 million will cough up Rs.22,500.

Dhabas having a turnover of Rs.3-5 million will pay Rs.40,000 and those earning upto Rs.10 million Rs.75,000, an official spokesman said.

Dhabas with a turnover of Rs.10-15 million will pay Rs.125,000 as tax and those with a turnover of up to Rs.20 million will fork out Rs.175,000.

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