The Goods and Services Tax (GST) that was to bind the entire country in a single uniform tax structure is already showing chinks in its armour. Hardly has the euphoria of the slashed prices on automobiles sunk in, when the state of Maharashtra has sprung a surprise by slapping an additional 2 percent vehicle registration tax above GST on private two and four wheelers. This has deprived state consumers of benefits accruing from the lowered prices that are privy to buyers in other states. Vehicle manufacturers incidentally took the lead in slashing prices post GST and these cuts ranged between 3-5 percent or even more depending on the model. Luxury car companies like Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar Land Rover had started the party a month in advance to prevent consumers from postponing purchases. Some dealers in Nagpur and Mumbai in Maharashtra termed the additional vehicle registration tax as a one- time road tax that will be levied as fee by the Road Transport Office on registration of a new vehicle. The tax on imported cars has however been capped at Rs 20 lakh compared to the earlier 20 percent tax on the total cost of the car. This tax is expected to compensate the revenue loss of the state on account of octroi and local body taxes that have been subsumed in GST. While most of the other states in the country have abolished the octroi and LBT, Maharashtra has continued with it till now. Octroi has been prevalent in Maharashtra since 1965, a tax levied on goods entering the boundary of the civic bodies.