Is it fair to impose extra tax on alcohol sales?

07/05/2020 - 08/05/20202,259 votes
Several states such as Delhi and Telangana have imposed a stiff extra sales tax on alcohol amid the coronavirus pandemic. In some cases, the extra tax is as high as 70% of the original cost and this has -- after liquor stores reopened recently following an over 40-day shutdown -- dampened the spirits of drinkers all over the country. Alcohol sales are a major contributor to states' revenues and the additional cess is not only expected to add to the coffers, but also discourage people from going overboard with their drinking/hoarding during these crisis times. Take our poll below and have your say in the matter.

Q1. What's your take on extra tax on liquor?

It's necessary
0%
It should not be imposed
0%
Can't say
0%
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