Sanitary Napkins Freed From GST


New Delhi: Sanitary Napkins will be out of GST list, Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday after GST Council meeting.

Sanitary napkins are taxed 12% under the one-year old GST regime, which attracted serious criticism from various quarters.

The 28th GST Council meeting, the minister also said that tax on bamboo had been slashed to 12%.

This would mean there would be no input tax credit available, even though inputs in the production of sanitary napkins are taxed.

It is expected that the council would decide on revision of tax rates on vending machines and lithium ion batteries among others.