Goa offers the most budget-friendly liquor prices in India. Liquor taxes at 49% are the lowest in the country.
Karnataka imposes the highest tax levy among major Indian markets at 83%
A bottle of Black Label which costs ₹3,100 in Delhi, costs approximately ₹4,000 in Mumbai
Unlike most goods & services, alcohol & petroleum remain outside the purview of GST, resulting in a labyrinth of multiple levies and tax rates
The report underlines that these disparities in tax rates are also a driving force behind the illicit trade of alcohol across state boundaries