Roll back service tax: BJP to govt

The BJP has demanded that the government should roll back the new service tax regime that came into force

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 2, 2012 3:29 am

The BJP has demanded that the government should roll back the new service tax regime that came into force on Sunday. “Inflation is rising since the Congress-led UPA government came to power. It is unable to check it and on top of that it has decided to impose service tax bringing new items under it. It (the tax) should be rolled back,” BJP leader Rajnath Singh said on Sunday.

The new tax regime imposes almost uniform service tax of 12 per cent across all service segments,except 38 services that have been put in the negative list. The move announced in the Budget has widened the service tax net. Rajnath Singh described the move as “double blow” to the common man reeling under a persistently high level of inflation.

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