Ever since the price hikes are being questioned by general consumers, companies are now mentioning 17% gst to justify it.
The sales tax was always there but prices were reasonable. Now due to inflation and covid 19 situation has become worst. In order to meet the over heads, companies are increasing prices and selling few units to maintain their cash flows.
Also the raw materials and shipment costs have increased . All of these variables are the reasons of increase in prices but their must be some one controlling these companies.