Delhi Assembly passes Tax on Luxuries Bill
In order to reduce burden on tourists and make it easy for small hotels to do business, the Delhi Vidhan Sabha on Tuesday passed the ‘Delhi Tax on Luxuries (Amendment) Bill 2016, on the second day of the ongoing fourth Assembly session.
Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodis had on Monday introduced an amendment Bill to raise the threshold limit of luxury from Rs 750 per day per room to Rs 1,500 per day per room.
Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has given approval to the proposal. After the notification in the official Gazette, it shall come into force. According to the present provision, the threshold limit for luxury tax is Rs 750 per day per room and the amendment seeks to raise this limit to Rs 1,500 per day per room.
“It is another step towards a simplified tax regime. This amendment will reduce burden on citizens and tourists and make it easy for small hotels to do business in the national Capital,” Sisodia said.