Women Politicians Laud Move To Make Sanitary Pads Tax

GST is just over one-year-old and the panel has already revised rates several times

Sanitary napkins, which attract 12 per cent tax, and fortified milk, which was taxed at 18 per cent, have been exempt from the new indirect tax. "Rakhis have been exempted from GST, tax on ethanol has been cut to 5 per cent, small handicrafts have been exempted", Goyal said.

Earlier this year, Akshay had starred in his home productions film Pad Man, which narrated the story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who introduced the low-priced sanitary napkins.

According to Indian Express, The items which have been transferred from the 28 per cent tax bracket to 18 per cent include paint/varnish, refrigerator, washing machine, lithium-ion battery, vacuum cleaner, food grinder/mixer, water heater, hair dryer, TV up to 68 cm. "By imposing 12% GST on sanitary napkins, the government has tried to make a mockery of women", said Pooja Singh, Secretary of the NGO.

"The GST Council cuts tax rates on an array of products". In an interview to Bhasha, Modi, who also heads the high-level minister panel on GST, said that there are five slabs in GST and "there is an intention to reduce it to three slabs but it will take some time" as it is related to states' revenue.

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The new tax rates will come into effect from July 27.

Earlier, in the press conference the minister had said that the rates were rationalised on 100 items.

The reverse charge mechanism that asks the buyer to pay tax if goods are procured from an unregistered dealer has been deferred for one year.

Sources, however, said the tax rate reduction is likely to cost around Rs 8,000-10,000 crore annually to the exchequer.

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The government and GST Council have been responsive and proactive to the requirements of trade and industry since the very roll out of GST, which has made its implementation the shortest period of adjustment as compared to other countries, it added. In its last meeting, the Council had approved the basic principles of GST return design and directed the law committee to finalise the return formats and changes in law. He said, GST on imported urea and ethanol sold to oil companies for blending with petrol and diesel has been reduced to 5 per cent.

Taxpayers who are yet to register under the GST have been given a final extension till August 31.

The Finance Minister said, there will be minimal impact of these decisions on revenue collections. Around 90 consumer items, many of them popular with urban middle-class voters, will be impacted by the tax cut.

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