The Jharkhand State Government has hiked the Value Added Tax ( VAT ) on Liquor by 25 percentage. Presently, the VAT on liquor to 75 percent across the state. The earlier rate of VAT on liquor in the state was 50 percent.
The Jharkhand Government has recently allowed liquor shops to reopen in the state, during the fourth phase of lockdown.
Recently, the Kerala Government had decided to increase 10 to 35 percent of the excise duty to boost the economy. Some others, including Delhi, Haryana had also imposed a special ‘Corona fee’ on the sale of liquor.