Service tax now 14%, anyone feeling the pinch?
Service tax was recently increased by 1.64% (from 12.36% to 14%), this extra 1.64% is not the reason for my cribbing. What i failed to understand that the amount being charged extra on the service tax (cess) for education / Swachh Bharat campaign and Clean Ganga, how are the funds being utilised and that are the mechanisms in place for transparency of fund and making sure this is not just another scam.
I had read in the paper a couple back that the education cess was un-utilised by many states and changes of scam happening with that money are very high. Today i read in HT that river Yamuna has to be left alone to be cleaned, Manoj Misra (Convener Yamuna Jiye Abhiyaan) said that we do not have to spend thousands of crores in cleaning Yamuna, if we work towards stopping the industrial and domestic pollution from entering Yamuna then over a period of time, the Yamuna will clean itself. If this is true, then why are we again spending thousands of crores more on cleaning Ganga instead of stopping pollution at the source.
Modi Ji, with all due respect… your campaigns of Swachh Bharat has been a failure for commoners, now you want us to pay more taxes for what? Indians already pay up to 50% in Direct and Indirect Taxes and the quality of living still remains su standard.
Let me suggest something here, first run your promotional campaigns for a year and show that you have done some work.. show that in a year, you have cleaned India and then as for people to pay higher taxes to maintain that… i would be happy to pay then!