The Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi is expecting more than 14% of its tax revenue in the current financial year to come from the excise duty on alcohol in the State. This would be the highest share of tax revenue from this category during this government’s term.
An analysis of Delhi’s budget documents shows that it is expecting ₹5,980 crore from the excise duty on countrymade as well as foreign liquor in 2019-20, which works out to 14.1% of the ₹42,500 crore of tax revenue the government hopes to collect over the year.
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