Shocking! Now pay tax for having domestic animals in Punjab

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Shocking! Now pay tax for having domestic animals in Punjab
Shocking! Now pay tax for having domestic animals in Punjab

Chandigarh: To everyone’s shock, the Punjab government on Tuesday issued a notification which says that people will now have to pay tax for having domestic animals.

As per the notification issued by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh-led Congress government, people of Punjab who have a dog, cat, sheep, pig, deer, etc. as domestic animal will have to pay Rs 250 per year as tax.

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For having bigger mammals like buffalo, bull, camel, horse, cow, elephant, etc. at home, the annual tax outgo will be Rs 500.

The government has decided to give a ‘branding code’ to each pet animal across the state. A microchip will also be embedded in the animal to keep a track of the pets, said the notification.