Published On : Wed, Aug 30th, 2017

Union Cabinet hikes GST cess on sedans, SUVs to 25%

New Delhi: The Cabinet today gave its nod for hike in cess on mid-size, large cars and SUVs to 25 per cent from 15 per cent under the new GST regime.

Prices of most SUVs were cut between Rs 1.1 lakh and Rs 3 lakh following the implementation of GST, which subsumed over a dozen central and state levies like excise duty, service tax, and VAT from July 1.

With the increase in cess, the cuts will be reversed.