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NI hotels body calls for cut in VAT

Northern Ireland Hotels Federation (NIHF) has called for VAT on the hospitality industry to be slashed to just 5%.The NIHF says the UK VAT rate of 20% puts Northern Ireland at a major disadvantage.Last month the Treasury said it did not accept the case for a UK-wide VAT rate cut for restaurants and catering.A Treasury spokesman said: "A 5% reduced rate on catering services is estimated to cost around...
Source : BBC |
Category : International

Only 12% rise in literacy rate in a decade

Jharkhand occupies the fourth position among 35 states and Union territories in the country for having the lowest literacy rate.With a litercay rate of 66.4%, Jharkhand is only a few notches above Rajasthan, which has aof 66.1% , Arunachal Pradesh with 65.38% and Bihar having 61.8% literacy rate, according to the 2011 2011. The national literacy rate is 73%.The literacy rate in Jharkhand has improved...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : City | City : Ranchi

CM promises VAT cut for auto parts

(VAT) rate on automobile components, the state government has decided to honour their wish.Chief minister Hemant Soren has assured the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) delegation that the government is keen to address to the concerns of the industry body in the greater interest of the state's economy.) owing to high VAT rate in the state, the decision of the government to reduce the VAT has come...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : City | City : Thiruvananthapuram

Price of ebooks to plunge as EU orders cut in VAT

Price of ebooks expected to plunge as EU orders Britain to cut VAT from 20% to zeroThe price of ebooks in Britain is expected to plummet following a vote in Brussels this week that could cut VAT on them from 20 per cent to zero.In Britain, printed books are free of VAT but ebooks attract 20 per cent. In other EU countries ebooks already have lower rates of VAT. In France, for example, printed books...
Source : dailymail |
Category : Business

Jharkhand records lowest infant mortality rate

Jharkhand has recorded the lowest infant mortality rate in 2012-13, the Unicef said in a statement...
Source : Webindia123 |
Category : Headlines

Cigarette VAT hike not to puff up Punjab coffers

Expecting voluminous increase in taxes from cigarette sales, the state government in its budget for the current fiscal had increased the VAT on fags by 144%. With 55% VAT, Punjab is charging the highest rate on cigarettes among the north Indian states.However, despite huge hike in VAT, the tax returns are likely to remain nearly the same in the current fiscal against last financial year as the product...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : City | City : Thiruvananthapuram

Haryana to reduce VAT on scientific instruments

Haryana cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda here today, has approved the reduction of Value Added Tax (VAT) rates on scientific instruments under the Haryana Value Added Tax Act, 2003. It also gave its approval for fixing the VAT on cell phones. The Scientific Instrument Industry of Ambala has been demanding for the reduction of the VAT on scientific...
Source : Webindia123 |
Category : Headlines

Haryana exempts VAT on shoes, chappals

Cabinet approved the proposal of the Excise and Taxation Department to exempt from VAT the shoes and chappals having maximum retail price of upto Rs 500 per pair. At present, there is a provision to exempt from payment of VAT the shoes and chappals with maximum retail price not exceeding Rs 300 per pair. At present, these are liable to VAT at a rate of five per cent. To ensure that the exemption...
Source : Webindia123 |
Category : Headlines

Jharkhand records lowest infant mortality rate

Ranchi, March 12 : Jharkhand has recorded the lowest infant mortality rate in 2012-13, the Unicef said in a statement here Wednesday."Jharkhand has the lowest infant mortality rate (IMR), as per the recently released Annual Health Survey 2012-13. The IMR (death rate of children below 1 year) declined from 41 per 1,000 live births in 2010-11 to 38 in 2011-12 and now to 36 in 2012-13," the statement...
Source : Newkerala |
Category : National | City : Ranchi

Jharkhand records lowest infant mortality rate

Jharkhand has recorded the lowest infant mortality rate in 2012-13, the Unicef said in a statement here Wednesday."Jharkhand has the lowest infant mortality rate (IMR), as per the recently released Annual Health Survey 2012-13. The IMR (death rate of children below 1 year) declined from 41 per 1,000 live births in 2010-11 to 38 in 2011-12 and now to 36 in 2012-13," the statement said.The survey was...
Source : Prokerala |
Category : Health | City : National