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India: GST rate reduction, electric vehicles

India: GST rate reduction, electric vehicles

India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) council on 27 July 2019 announced a reduction in the GST rate for electric vehicles.

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  • The GST rate for electric vehicles is reduced from 12% to 5%, effective from 1 August 2019.
  • The GST rate for charging stations for electric vehicles is also reduced from 18% to 5%.
  • Electric buses hired by local governments will be exempt from GST.


Read a July 2019 report [PDF 808 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in India

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