Petrol Tax in Kerala: Different Types of Taxes Applicable on Petrol

What Is the Petrol Tax Levied in Kerala?


Although the Centre slashed excise duty on petrol recently, the Kerala State Government has no plans to cut down on sales tax, most likely because it hadn’t hiked fuel tax in the last 6 years. Regardless, the petrol price tax split up in Kerala has been shown below -


Effective as of 27th Jan (in ₹ per litre)

Price charged to dealers

₹48.23 per litre

Excise duty (Levied by the Central Government)

₹27.90 per litre

Average dealer commission

₹4 per litre

VAT (Levied by the State Government)

₹24.9 per litre {30.8% of (fuel price charged to dealers + excise duty + avg. dealer commission)}

Retail selling price at Kerala

₹105.03 per litre

(Note: The above table serves as an example to explain the petrol tax breakup, with data taken from reliable and authorised sources, as of 27th Jan 2022. The actual prices, however, may vary as fuel price, dealer’s commission, cess and other such aspects change periodically. Check the latest petrol prices in Kerala)

Who Levies Petrol Tax in Kerala?

What Are the Factors Affecting Petrol Tax in Kerala?

Is the Petrol Tax Same in All Places in Kerala?

Frequently Asked Questions