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Windfall revenue tax on crude oil hiked, levy on export of diesel reduce


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The federal government on Wednesday hiked windfall tax on domestically produced crude oil whereas decreasing the speed on export of diesel.

The tax on crude oil produced by companies resembling state-owned Oil and Pure Fuel Company (ONGC), was hiked to ₹10,200 per tonne, from ₹9,500 per tonne, with impact from November 17, a authorities notification mentioned.

Within the fortnightly revision of windfall tax, the federal government reduce the speed on export of diesel to ₹10.5 per litre, from ₹13 per litre. The levy on diesel consists of ₹1.50 per litre street infrastructure cess.

The export tax on jet gasoline or ATF, which was set at ₹5 a litre within the final evaluation on November 1, has not been altered.

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When the levy was first launched, a windfall tax on export of petrol alongside diesel and ATF too was levied. However the tax on petrol was scrapped in subsequent fortnightly evaluations.

Whereas the windfall revenue tax is calculated by taking away any value that producers are getting above a threshold, the levy on gasoline exports relies on cracks or margins that refiners earn on abroad shipments. These margins are primarily a distinction of worldwide oil value realised and the fee.

India first imposed windfall revenue taxes on July 1, becoming a member of a rising variety of nations that tax tremendous regular income of vitality corporations. At the moment, export duties of ₹6 per litre ($12 per barrel) every had been levied on petrol and aviation turbine gasoline and ₹13 a litre ($26 a barrel) on diesel. A ₹23,250 per tonne ($40 per barrel) windfall revenue tax on home crude manufacturing was additionally levied.

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The duties had been partially adjusted within the earlier rounds on July 20, August 2, August 19, September 1, September 16, October 1, October 16 and November 1.

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