VAT on cooking gas waived

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa announced the waiver of four per cent Value Added Tax on liquefied petroleum gas for domestic purpose,  bringing down the retail price of an LPG domestic cylinder from ` 404.40 to ` 389.67. The relief to the users of the LPG domestic cylinders would be ` 14.73 a cylinder. In a statement, she said the waiver would came into force from July 1. Hereafter, the VAT would not be levied on domestic cylinders.

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