Addtional income tax rebate for purchasing electric vehicles: Sitharaman

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday that India can become a global hub of manufacturing electric vehicles and announced a series of sops including likely reduction in GST rate and additional income tax rebate of up to Rs 1.5 lakh.

Presenting the Union Budget, she said the government has moved the Goods and Services Tax Council to reduce the GST rate on electric vehicles from 12 percent to five percent.

The minister said to make electric vehicles more affordable, an additional income tax deduction of Rs 1.5 lakh will be available on installment for a loan taken to purchase these vehicles.

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Sitharaman said that the deduction will lead to a saving of Rs 2.5 lakh to an individual over the loan period.


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