08 July 2016

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Kerala Imposes 14.5% Fat Tax on Junk Food

Kerala Imposes 14.5% Fat Tax on Junk Food

Kerala has introduced a ‘fat tax’ on the consumption of junk food items like pizzas and burgers sold through branded restaurants.

The newly-elected LDF government imposed 14.5% tax on branded restaurants selling items like tacos, pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, among others.

The new tariff will apply to chains like McDonald's and Domino's, Pizza Hut etc

Because of this now common citizens will end up paying 14.5% tax more when they go to eat once a month in a hotel like Pizza Hut, Domino or Mcdonalds

the state government has also made consumption of ready-to-eat chapatis dearer with the introduction of 5% tax on wheat products in packets.

Along with this, 5% tax has been imposed on packaged basmati rice and coconut oil.

Disposable glasses made out of plastic are set to be taxed at a whopping 20%.

This is the just beginning and soon other states will follow this way to increase the income of government.

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Destination Infinity July 08, 2016  

I support this law as junk food is bad for health. If we need to make it costlier to discourage its use, so be it.

Destination Infinity

rudraprayaga July 10, 2016  

I too support this way of tax introduction bcause the BPL will not be affected.Development of a good many areas have been taken into account.If done well and good.Usually only announcement. no practical step.