Haryana government exempts solar material from value added tax

The Haryana government has exempted solar materials and equipment from the value added tax (VAT). The order was issued by the state Excise and Taxation Department with effect from May 8, 2017. Solar lanterns, solar home systems, standalone street lighting systems, solar water heating systems, solar water pumping systems, solar cookers (box as well as dish type), solar chargers/inverters, solar PV modules, solar collectors and solar dishes will henceforth be exempted from VAT.