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Gujarat: Aviation turbine fuel tax to be reduced by 20 pc

The tax-relief -- the second time in 21 days -- is expected to benefit private aviation companies, especially those trying to operate intra-state flights.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad |
January 5, 2022 2:34:29 am
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The Gujarat government on Tuesday, decided to cut the tax on aviation turbine fuel (ATF) by 20 per cent, an official statement said here.

The tax-relief — the second time in 21 days — is expected to benefit private aviation companies, especially those trying to operate intra-state flights.

After the announced cut, the Value Added Tax on ATF will be 5 percent. On December 13, 2021, Gujarat had declared a 5 per cent reduction in taxes.

The state government defended its decision saying that the move will boost tourism-related activities in Gujarat. The decision comes immediately after intra-state flights from Surat were relaunched for the fourth time ahead of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit, scheduled to start on January 10.

A helicopter joy ride by a private aviation firm was also launched in Ahmedabad last week.

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