Kerala Tax Department publishes the Kerala Foreign Liquor (Amendment) Rules, 2020

Apr 03, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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Commercial Compliance

The Kerala Tax Department on March 20, 2020 has published the Kerala Foreign Liquor (Amendment) Rules, 2020 to further amend the Foreign Liquor Rules.

Under Rule 13 which specifies the procedure for issue of Licenses:

i. Annual fee for FL. 3 which is for fresh license for Hotel, Restaurant and bar has been enhanced up to Rs. Rs. 30,00,000 (Rupees Thirty Lakhs only) instead of Rs. 28,00,000 (Rupees Twenty Eight Lakhs only)

ii. Annual fee for FL 4A which is for club License has been enhanced by Rs. 20,00,000 (Rupees Twenty Lakhs only), instead of Rs. 10,00,000 (Rupees Fifteen Lakhs only)

iii. Annual fee for FL 7 which is an Airport transit launch license has been enhanced to Rs. 2,00,000 (Rupees Two One Lakh only), instead of Rs. 1,00,000 (Rupees One Lakhs only)

Under Rule 19, the proviso has been inserted which exempt fee for the change of name of FL 4A licences due to the change in the office bearer of the club. 

They will come into force on April 01, 2020.

[Notification No. G. O. (P) No. 43/2020/TD(S. R. O. No. 239/2020)]


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