Entry Tax in Punjab

Entry tax in Punjab is charged by the state government based on the Punjab Entry Tax Act. When products are transported into the state of Punjab and they are meant for consumption or distribution, entry tax will be charged.

Note: Entry Tax has been replaced by the Goods and Services Tax(GST) starting 1 July 2017

Entry Tax:

Entry tax is one of the many taxes levied by the state government in India. The tax is levied on the transportation of certain goods from one state to another. The entry tax is levied by the state where the goods are being transported to. The tax levied differs from each state and different products attract different rates of interest.

Entry Tax in Punjab

In Punjab, the entry tax is levied on the products based on the Punjab Entry Tax Act. Entry tax is levied on the products that gain entry into the state of Punjab from another state. It is important to note that entry tax is levied on products that are imported even from outside of India. Entry Tax is not levied on products that are transported to Punjab for job work, rejected material, and returned material subject to certain conditions.

Entry Tax Rates in Punjab

Different goods attract different rates of entry tax in Punjab. Listed below is a list of rate of entry tax charged for different goods in Punjab.

Goods Rate of Tax
Iron and steel scrap 4.5%
Cotton yarn 4.5%
Partially oriented yarn, polyester top, polyester chips 5.5%
Marble including granite, red sand stone, etc 13%
All types of Tiles except for roofing earthen tiles and asphaltic tiles 13%
Any kind of cement 13%
Diesel and petroleum stocks 8.5%
Plywood 13%
Coal and coke 4.5%
Furnace oil 4.5%
Bitumen 5.5%
Veneer 5.5%
Pulses 1.5%
SW pipes and RCC pipes 5.5%
Vanaspati and edible oils 5.5%

Mode of payment for Entry Tax in Punjab

Listed below are the modes of payment for entry tax in Punjab:

  • The payment can be made either through cash or demand draft.
  • The payment can be made through cheques against the bank guarantee only if permitted by the excise and taxation commissioner.
  • Through online or card based which is available only with certain banks.

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