Our petrol tax is a tax levied on petrol.
India is the world’s biggest petrol-tax-paying nation. On top of that India has a large and growing population, and a well-planned infrastructure that makes it incredibly easy for everyone to get their hands on fuel.
When you come to the petrol station to fill up, or your bus driver to fill up his tank, you have to pay the fuel tax. This happens because the government makes it easy for you to pay a lower percentage of your income than the local merchants to fill up your tank. The petrol-tax has been a part of India’s revenue until recently as well. The government needs the petrol tax revenue to keep the roads and bridges in good condition.
The petrol tax has been doing its part in keeping the roads and bridges in good condition. The government pays the fuel tax in order to fund infrastructure.
It’s been more than five years since the government made petrol tax mandatory for cars. The tax is supposed to be like a 5% penalty on the first 100 gallons of petrol or a 50% penalty on the first 1000 gallons of petrol. It’s also worth noting that the tax is only levied on the fuel used to run cars, not on the fuel itself. So it really only makes sense that a car owner who is driving a car with a diesel engine will be paying the petrol tax.
The fuel tax is one of the most common taxes you’ll ever have to pay in Tamil Nadu. But the real shocker is that the tax was not even instituted until 2005. There is an effort being made to push the Government to introduce the tax, but I’m sure you can guess that a large section of the people will oppose such a move.
So it’s clear that the tax is being pushed because there is a vested interest in doing so. According to the Tamil Nadu government website, the petrol tax was first instituted in 2005. There isn’t a great deal else you can learn about the taxes in the Tamil Nadu government website.
One of the major problems with petrol taxes is that they are a burden on the poor. People who buy petrol illegally are usually forced to pay the full price by the taxman. However, once you start buying petrol legally, you cant just stop doing so. You have to pay the tax for it. And as this article points out, the taxes do not cover the entire cost of petrol.
The idea of a “petrol tax” is a good one. But not all petrol is the same. The same goes for diesel. In the state of Tamil Nadu, petrol is taxed at 10% while diesel is taxed at 25% (which is the same as petrol). It doesn’t seem to make much sense to tax one more than the other. So just because you have petrol or diesel doesn’t mean you need to pay both.
There are some things that are just not worth bothering with. One such thing, like petrol taxes, are things that you have to pay for. There are lots of things that you can do to reduce the cost of the petrol you use but if you have to pay for it, you shouldnt. There are good reasons why you should not.