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Purchase tax is to be levied on glass bottles, says Supreme Court


A Bench led by justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari, in a batch of cross-appeals led by Commercial Tax Officer vs Mohan Brewaries and Distilleries, upheld the Madras High Court order on the case.

This levy is in addition to the sales tax payable on the final product, thus resulting in a huge setback to manufacturers.

The Supreme Court has held that manufacturers are liable to pay purchase tax on empty bottles bought from unregistered dealers for packaging or refilling products such as beer and juices. This levy is in addition to the sales tax payable on the final product ...


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