1% Hike in VAT from the next Financial year
Life time tax for cars and bikes to go up
13% Tax on vehicles priced above 5 Lakhs
15% Tax on Tobacco products.
Luxury tax increased
VAT rate 4% increased to 5% on all goods except declared goods.
VAT rate of 12.5% increased to 13.5%
VAT rate of 12.5% on tobacco products increased
Levy of VAT on tobacco products on MRP basis.
Tax on Masala Powder Mixtures, Macaroni, Sports Trophies, Shields and Medals, all kinds of scrap,
Electric generators of less than 15 KVA, railway concrete sleepers, school bags costing up to Rs
200, reduced from 12.5 % to 5 %.
The minimum annual turnover limit for registration increased from Rs. 2 lakhs to Rs. 5 lakhs.
The maximum annual turnover limit for opting for Composition Tax Payment Scheme increased from Rs.15 lakhs to Rs.25 lakhs.
Annual turnover limit for compulsory audit of accounts of dealers increased from Rs.40 lakhs to
Optional scheme for dealers in medicines to pay tax based on the MRP even on sale of other goods.
What Belgaum gets:
An amount of Rs.10 crore will be provided for establishing new chilling plants in Gulbarga and Belgaum divisions.
An amount of Rs.5 crore will be provided for establishing a veterinary college in the name of Shri Bhaurao Deshpande at Athani in Belgaum district.
Infrastructure facilities of the Karnataka Sugar Institute at Belgaum will be improved. This institute will be named after the late Sri S. Nijalingappa.
Necessary action has been initiated for developing airports with private participation in tier-two cities of the State, like Belgaum, Bijapur, Gulbarga, Bellary and Shimoga.
The World Kannada Conference scheduled to be held during the last year was postponed due to various Budget 2010 – 11. It is proposed to hold the same on a grand scale in Belgaum during 2010-11. An amount of Rs.10 crore will be provided for this purpose.
Rs.2 crore will be provided for construction of Kannada Samskruthi Bhavana at Belgaum.
To complete the Suvarna Soudha construction work in Belgaum, which is progressing fast, Rs.150 crore is being provided during 2010-11.