Transporter’s long-standing demand for removal of TDS is expected to be fulfilled in the budget, also asked for special status
Demand for All India Motor Transport Congress
All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) President Kultaran Singh Atwal said that the TDS should be abolished from the road transport sector, as this fee is redundant and impractical after the GST (GST). Small operators get a lot of deduction in the name of TDS, which Neither the state treasury deposits nor refunds are claimed. Those who are deducted take 3 years to claim the return.
TDS discount on cash withdrawal
A.P.M.C. (Mandi system) and operation of road transport sector is based on cash. Like the Agricultural Produce Marketing Companies (APMCs), the road transport sector also gets 2% on annual cash withdrawals of over Rs 1 crore. TDS (TDS) should be exempted.
Estimated income tax irrational
The presumptive income tax under Section 44AE of the Income Tax Law (Income Tax) is impractical, flawed and irrational, based on gross vehicle load while it should be on the loading capacity of the vehicle. For vehicles it has been increased from 100% to 633%. Which is not the ground reality.
Petrol-diesel should be under GST
Petrol and diesel should be under GST (Petrol-Diesel GST) so that uniform pricing can be achieved across the country. The excise duty should be cut by the government to provide relief on petrol and diesel. Diesel has reached 70 rupees.
Tax on third party premium is zero
The GST on Third Party Premium on Goods Carrying Vehicles and Passenger Commercial Vehicles should be reduced to zero, which was agreed to during negotiations with AIMTC.
Truck driver-helper gets insurance protection
Drivers and cleaners should also be given social security by bringing them under the purview of Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana. These driver-helpers also get ESI facilities.
All India National Permit Scheme applicable
The National Permit Scheme should also be introduced for the tourist vehicle so that their smooth movement across the country is possible and tourism is also encouraged.
Reduced tax on vehicles equipment
Transporters demand that buses and trucks also fall into this category due to the supply of essential services, so the tax on vehicle parts should be reduced by 28 percent. Tax should also be removed on third party insurance premium of vehicles.
Vehicle scrap policy to be brought after discussion
The Transporter Union says that they are in the dark about the new Vehicle Scrap Policy. After declaring 10 or 15 years old vehicles as junk, instead of incentives on the purchase of new vehicles, the government brought the government retrofit scheme. That is, instead of replacing the old car, the engine should be an option to replace the fuel pipe. This will reduce the burden on the transporters.
Large area of employment after agriculture
Road transport, storage and supply chains account for about 5.5 per cent of the country’s total workforce. The share of this sector in GDP has reached 4.6 percent. Road transport also has a significant share in manufacturing, supply and logistics. We also hope that the government will do the necessary work to give relief to the road transport sector which produces the second largest employment after agriculture. Around 60 lakh trucks and buses operate throughout the country.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the budget on February 1