Friday, March 16, 2012

Budget 2012- What's costlier, what's cheaper

Budget 2012: What's costlier, what's cheaper?

Pop the SUV dream as they now be more expensive. The excise duty on large cars has been increased to 27% from 22% earlier.

Service tax has been increased from 10% to 12% making your weekend brunch dearer.

The service tax net has been widened making most leisure activities expensive.

Long cigarettes will cost more with an increase in excise duty on cigarettes.

Basic customs on gold has almost doubled. Is the yellow metal still a good investment?

Platinum's got costlier too.

Refrigerator will now get costlier due to higher customs duty

Get ready for a HOT summer. The hike in customs duty will hit air-conditioners too.

Customs duty on LCD and LED have reduced making television sets cheaper

Duty on bicycles and bicycles parts have been reduced making them cheaper.


Bollywood exempted from service tax.


HIV, cancer drugs to be cheaper.


The FM has said that multi-brand retail will be supported so we can expect more number of Malls and Super Malls in the country.

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