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Sanitary napkins exempted from the current Goods and Service Tax (GST)

July 21, 2018 07:56 PM

New Delhi, July 21: The GST council has decided to exempt Sanitary napkins from the current Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, informed Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday. Notably, Sanitary pads were placed under the 12 per cent tax slab when the Goods and Services Tax regime was implemented on July 1, 2017, though several other products such as sindoor and bangles were declared tax-free.

Speaking to reporters, Sisodia said that many items under the 28 percent slab have been brought down. “I think the 28 percent tax slab should be done away with. The issue is being unnecessarily dragged,” Delhi Deputy CM, who also handles the Finance portfolio asserted, on the sidelines of the 28th GST Council meeting.
In terms of tax returns, Sisodia said quarterly returns for traders having turnover up to Rs 5 crore has been approved by the GST Council. However, no decision has been taken yet on sugar cess, he added.

Several people took to Twitter and lauded govt’s decision to exempt sanitary pads from GST.

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