What are different Types of Taxes in India?

There are two types of taxes viz. Direct and Indirect Taxes. The Direct taxes are paid directly by the tax payer (individuals and the companies) while indirect taxes are paid while purchasing goods and services. Examples of Direct Taxes are Corporate Tax, Personal Income Tax, Securities Transaction Tax, Banking Cash Transaction Tax, Fringe Benefit Tax etc. Examples of Indirect taxes are  Sales Tax, Service Tax, Custom and Excise Duties, VAT, Anti-Dumping Duties, Good and Services Tax etc.  Apart from the above conventional taxes, there are also other taxes imposed for a particular objective or agenda. Such taxes are called wachh Bharat Cess tax, Krishi Kalyan Cess tax, and infrastructure Cess tax among others.

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