Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is proposing a slew of measures that would make you uncomfortable indeed. If you are planning to lodge at a hotel, be prepared to pay more.
Gogoi, in his Rs 26.32 crore deficit budget has proposed hike in luxury hotel rooms with rent above Rs 2000. Smoker will have to spend Rs 1 more of cigarettes. Same it is with the liquor with 6 per cent turn-over tax on liquor bars.
Gogoi further proposed to raise tax on costlier pre-owned cars and one-time tax on four-wheelers costing more than Rs 12 lakh.
The budget further proposed annual motor vehicle tax on commercial vehicles including omni tourist buses, deluxe/super express buses and contract carriages.