50% Passenger Tax Waived Off, Govt

SRINAGAR: The In Administrative Council (AC) has approved the waiver/exemption of fifty per cent of Passenger Tax chargeable on various vehicles from April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021, a government spokesman said. The decision was taken at Jammu where Lt Governor Manoj Sinha presided over the meeting of AC, the literal cabinet of LG.

The decision, the spokesman said will address the genuine demand of the operators of commercial transport who have suffered losses on account of Covid19 induced nationwide lockdown and restrictions leading to non-operationalization of the public transport.

For owners of commercial vehicles, who have already deposited the passenger tax for the aforesaid period in full, the excess amount paid thereof by them shall be adjusted against the liability accrued or accruable in the next financial year – April 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022.

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