Govt moves to give GST relief for disabled purchasing vehicle 

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New Delhi (NVI): In a move that will benefit persons with orthopaedic disability, the government on October 25 notified revised guidelines for availing the concessional rate of Goods and Services Tax (GST) by them on purchase of vehicle.

This concession will be available for persons with orthopaedic disability of 40% or above irrespective of the fact that the applicant drives the vehicle himself or otherwise, official sources said.

“The revised guidelines for availing concessional rate of GST was notified by the Department of Heavy Industry, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises in pursuance of Ministry of Finance Notification No. 14/2019-Integrated Tax Rate dated 30.09.2019,” the statement added.

At present, the customer pays minimum Goods and Services Tax of 28 per cent on the purchase of new vehicle.

The revised guidelines about concessional rate will be available on www.dhi.nic.in and all the eligible persons with orthopaedic disabilities can avail this benefit by submitting the requisite documents as per the formats prescribed therein.

The concession can be availed for motor vehicles of length not exceeding 4000mm  driven by Petrol, Liquified petroleum gases (LPG) or compressed natural gas (CNG) with an engine capacity not exceeding 1200cc. The concession can also be availed Diesel driven vehicles of engine capacity not exceeding 1500 cc.

–PS