Budget 2021: Govt Likely to Reconsider Taxes on Covid-19 Indian Aviation Sector

By News18

Ahead of the Budget 2021, the government has hinted at rationalization of various taxes in the aviation sector, which is among the hardest hit by the Covid-19 induced economic meltdown.

“We are working on a long-term plan to help the sector by rationalizing various taxes. We are looking forward to make the ecosystem smarter and more efficient to make the aviation sector sustainable,” said Usha Padhee, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation.

Addressing a webinar on “Connecting the Dots-Recovery of aviation, tourism and hospitality” on Friday, she underscored the need for the sector to be geared for any challenges and said that policy rejig will also help it in the long run, if it is hit by a similar crisis in the future.

The webinar was organised by Women in Aviation International – India Chapter.

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