Kerala govt implements 14.5 per cent fat tax

pizzaKerala govt to implement 14.5 per cent ‘fat tax’ on junk food. CPI(M)-led LDF government in Kerala on Friday imposed a new tax rule for popular fast-food outlets.

The proposed ‘fat tax’ of 14.5 per cent for burgers, pizzas and pastas served in branded restaurants would target additional revenue of Rs 10 crore.

This will make food items like burgers, pizzas, pasta costlier.Earlier this year the Bihar government, who also imposed a liquor ban, tried to bridge the gap by imposing 13.5 percent tax on food items like samosas, kachori and branded snacks.