GoI hikes windfall tax on crude, diesel and jet fuel

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A pump jack on an oil well. [Photo: Wikimedia]

New Delhi: The Government of India on Monday raised the windfall tax on domestically-produced crude, diesel and aviation turbine fuel (ATF) or jet fuel.

The windfall tax on crude oil will increase from Rs 4,250 to Rs 7,100 per tonne, according to a gazette notification issued on Monday.

It has also increased the levy on diesel from Rs 1 to Rs 5.50 per litre and on jet fuel from nil to Rs 2 per litre.

The new rates will be applicable from August 15 onwards, the notification said.

India had first imposed windfall profit taxes on July 1, 2022, joining a growing number of nations that tax the supernormal profits of energy companies.

The government revises windfall tax imposition on a fortnightly basis.

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