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|2nd May 2012, 16:54||#1|
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Life tax on tourist taxis
My one of my business is running tourist taxis. now the government asks us to pay life tax for cabs. a question? what life would you think be left on an indica after 5 years of abuse? scrap. that's all that would be left. also consider the value of a tourist taxi vs a private car in second hand market. we wouldn't get even get 1/3 the price. so why change a structure that has helped us survive so long to one we can't afford? apart from this we would have to pay for permits, other state charges, fitness certificate etc, which a private car does not have to. I can make a lot more money by claiming my vehicle to be a private car, hence avoid all the extra permit charges etc and loss of value, so it basically means the government is encouraging people to cheat them? I don't understand. and worst of all, no papers have moved from the R.T.O. ie the Regional Transport Office till they get a clarification. so we people (cab owners) in the mean time during the peak of the holiday season sit and lose business due to lack of vehicle documentation, preventing us from entering other states.
I request you guys to please voice your opinion on this issue.
P.S. Mods please feel free to move this to anywhere you feel fit. I started this as new since i did not find anything on this subject.
|2nd May 2012, 20:46||#2|
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Re: Life tax on tourist taxis
This is one such crappy decision as a part of recent increase in tax structure. Entry tax for other state buses, omni bus tax for TN buses were also revised .
One of the reason in my view is to keep a better price gap between private and STU fares, so that STU occupancy is not affected.
But for taxi's I know its without baseless.
Instead of doing these, they could have allowed registering sleeper buses there by avoiding income loss, as currently they are going to other states only.
|2nd May 2012, 21:05||#3|
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Re: Life tax on tourist taxis
Recent TN govt order steeply increased the entry tax for buses (11 seater and above). From Rs. 50 to Rs. 600 per seat!
Expect dip in tourist foot fall into TN from Kerala, especially the college, school and pilgrimage tours.
Here is an article from The Hindu:
The Hindu : States / Kerala : Apprehension over new Tamil Nadu Vehicle Entry Tax
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