ARTICLE 271, 272 OF CONSTITUTION OF INDIA 1949

What are the Surcharge on certain duties and taxes for purposes of the Union? What are the Taxes which are levied and collected by the Union and may be distributed between the Union and the States? Article 271 and 272 of Constitution of India, 1949

Surcharge on certain duties and taxes for purposes of the Union and Taxes which are levied and collected by the Union and may be distributed between the Union and the States are defined under Article 271 and 272 of Constitution of India 1949. Provisions under these Articles are:

 

 

Article 271 of Constitution of India "Surcharge on certain duties and taxes for purposes of the Union"

Notwithstanding anything in Articles 269 and 270, Parliament may at any time increase any of the duties or taxes referred in those articles by a surcharge for purposes of the Union and the whole proceeds of any such surcharge shall form part the Consolidated Fund of India.

 

Article 272 of Constitution of India "Taxes which are levied and collected by the Union and may be distributed between the Union and the States"

Union duties of excise other than such duties of excise on medicinal and toilet preparations as are mentioned in the Union List shall be levied and collected by the Government of India, but, if Parliament by law so provides, there shall be paid out of the Consolidated Fund of India to the States to which the law imposing the duty extends sums equivalent to the whole or any part of the net proceeds of that duty, and those sums shall be distributed among those States in accordance with such principles of distribution as may be formulated by such law.

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