Hyderabad high court directed not to impose any fresh tax till March 2015
Telangana government on July 28 issued a circular memo stating that all transport vehicles entering into the state from AP shall be treated as other state vehicles and are liable to pay tax under the provisions of Telangana Motor Vehicles Taxation Act, 1963.
Hyderabad high court on Wednesday directed both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to respect the contents of the government order ( GO Ms No 43 ) Issued by governor on june 1 2014.
Hyderabad high court directed them not to impose any fresh tax till March 2015. The bench comprising Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta and Justice M S Ramachandra Rao gave this interim direction to both the states while hearing a plea by Tirumala Cabs of Hyderabad which challenged the decision of the Telangana state authorities in imposing such a tax on them.
The petitioner brought to the notice of the court that though the GO 43 allows them to play till March 2015 without having to pay any fresh tax, the authorities in Telangana state are now insisting them to pay tax again. This would cause us double jeopardy, the petitioner said. The bench gave notices to the transport commissioners of AP and Telangana states and the officials posted in four check posts that are blocking the passage of vehicles in both the states and directed them to file replies on the contentions raised in the petition.