Tax on Petrol

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Tax On Petrol

Price before Tax 38.07 /Ltr
Central Tax 17.98 /Ltr
State Tax 15.13 /Ltr
Retail Selling Price 71.18 /Ltr
16 May 2019, New Delhi

How will GST effect Petrol Prices?

TAX ON Petrol Petrol PRICE  
86.97% (Current Tax Rate) 71.18 /Ltr

If Petrol is Taxed on Prevailing GST Rates
 NIL 38.07 /Ltr
  5% 39.97 /Ltr
12% 42.64 /Ltr
18% 44.92 /Ltr
28% 48.73 /Ltr

Tax Rate on Petrol in India

The Retail Selling Price of Petrol in Delhi on 16 May 2019 is 71.18 Rs./Litre

For Petrol, the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) charged a Price of 34.52 Rs./Litre from its Dealers. This price includes the Refinery Transfer Price (RTP - Price paid by the OMCs to Refineries), Marketing Cost, Margin, Freight and Other charges. The Commission paid by the OMCs to its Dealers is fixed at 3.55 Rs./Litre. Hence if the tax on Petrol was NIL the Petrol would cost 38.07 Rs./Litre.

Central Tax (Excise Duty) levied on Petrol is 17.98 Rs./Litre. State Tax (VAT & Local Levies) levied on Petrol is 15.13 Rs./Litre.

Current Tax Rate levied on Petrol is 86.97%

, i.e. you pay Rs. 33.11 as tax when you buy one Litre of Petrol which Retails at a Price of 71.18 Rs./Litre in New Delhi.

Chart of Tax on Petrol

Source: Indian Oil Corporation

Petrol Price Build Up

Select Month
Elements Unit
Basic Price 34.17 Rs/Ltr
Freight etc 0.35 Rs/Ltr
Price Charged to Dealers 34.52 Rs/Ltr
Excise Duty 17.98 Rs/Ltr
Dealer Commission 3.55 Rs/Ltr
VAT (including VAT on Dealer Commission) 15.13 Rs/Ltr
Retail Selling Price 71.18 Rs/Ltr
Tax on Petrol 86.97 %
Source: Indian Oil Corporation

Historical Petrol Price Build-Up Trend

Historical Graph

  • Petrol price is a deregulated commodity, price of which is decided by our oil marketing companies based on input cost and other parameters.

  • ~ Veerappa Moily

How are Petrol Prices determined in India?

The Current Retail Selling Price of Petrol is determined by the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs). The OMCs pay Refinery Gate Price (RPG) based on the Trade Parity Price (TPP) for purchase of Petrol. TPP is calculated on the basis of prevailing oil prices in the International market.

In addition to the Refinery Gate Price, the Oil Marketing Companies also add Excise Duty on Petrol, Inland Freight, Marketing Cost & Margin, Dealers Commission and Prevailing VAT & Local Levies to arrive at the Retail Selling Price of Petrol.

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