Goa: GCCI wants tax incentives on premium liquor & excise hike on low-end booze


With chief minister Pramod Sawant all set to present the state budget on March 27, Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) is looking for tax incentives and funding for better infrastructure for the state’s industrial sector.

GCCI also expressed concern over the high consumption of cheap liquor by low-end tourists. Sousa asked the government to “drastically decrease” the excise tax on premium liquor while increasing it on cheap alcohol.

“Low-end liquor not only invites the tight-budget tourists to Goa, but it ends up causing litter on the beaches which includes dangerous broken glass bottles and glass pieces,” Sousa said.

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