Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Goods and Services Tax (GST)

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Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna, Real Life PadMan Among Those Who Welcome GST Exemption On Sanitary Pads

GST Council's decision to exempt sanitary pads from the tax of 12 percent has been welcomed by everyone from ordinary citizens, politicians to celebrities. ...
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Congratulations Women! Sanitary Napkins Now Exempted From GST

GST Council Meet: Congratulations Women! Sanitary Pads Are Now Exempt From GST But There Are Other Challenges

Under GST or Goods and Services Tax, sanitary napkins were taxed at 12 per cent which had a direct bearing on the cost of the pads and kept it out of reach of many ...
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It Is A Sad Reality That Brooms Are Exempted From GST, But Not Sanitary Pads: Twinkle Khanna On Why We Need To Talk About Menstruation

It Is A Sad Reality That Brooms Are Exempted From GST, But Not Sanitary Pads: Twinkle Khanna On Why We Need To Talk About Menstruation

Twinkle Khanna calls it Menstrual Tax and feels that given broom is tax free, "Maybe they feel that it is important for women to keep the house clean, but it is not as important as keeping themselves clean.” ...
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Bindi, Kajal, Sindoor Exempted From GST; Why Not Sanitary Napkins? Delhi High Court Slams Centre For 12% Tax

Bindi, Kajal, Sindoor Exempted From GST; Why Not Sanitary Napkins? Delhi High Court Slams Centre For 12% Tax

Delhi High Court questions the government on 12% GST tax on sanitary napkins and says, ‘Sanitary Napkins are a basic necessity, when you can exempt bindi, kajal and sindoor, then why not sanitary napkins’ ...
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23rd GST Council Meet: Chocolate Becomes Cheaper, No Such Luck For Sanitary Napkins

GST Council Meet: Chocolate Becomes Cheaper, No Such Luck For Sanitary Napkins

The latest round of GST changes are being seen as a huge revamp of the tax regime that came into effect from July 1. Despite today's overhaul, the tax rate on sanitary napkins, a basic necessity for a woman, continues to be in the 12 per cent bracket and hence out of reach for many women ...
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Ragpickers Heave A Sigh Of Relief As GST On Recycling Waste Comes Down

Ragpickers Heave A Sigh Of Relief As GST On Recycling Waste Comes Down

In July when GST tax was imposed on scrap items like plastic waste, e-waste, discarded cardboard, paper waste, ragpickers were adversely impacted as traders were not willing to buy devalued items ...
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Taxes On Glass Waste And Scrap Materials: The Adverse GST Impact On Waste Collectors

A high tax charge of 18% on glass waste and 12% on cardboard and plastic waste is resulting in waste collectors not getting enough for the waste they are selling ...
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On World Menstrual Hygiene Day, experts spoke about menstrual hygiene

Delhi High Court Seeks Reply From Finance Ministry On Imposition Of 12% GST On Sanitary Napkins

Under the GST – ‘One Nation, One Tax’ reform that came into effect on July 1, sanitary napkins fall under the 12% tax rate, which has now been challenged in Court ...
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Experts Speak: India Needs A Sanitary Revolution, Still, The Market Is Flooded With Non-Biodegradable Sanitary Napkins

GST: ‘Sanitary Napkins A Necessity, Not Luxury,’ Industry Experts Seek Rate Cut

Come July 1, sanitary napkins the most basic necessity for a woman will become costlier. Thanks to the new set of national rates set by the government under GST ...
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23rd GST Council Meet: Chocolate Becomes Cheaper, No Such Luck For Sanitary Napkins

Sindoor Or Sanitary Napkins: What’s More Important For A Woman? Twitter Questions GST Council

Under GST the sanitary pads will be taxed at 12%. Meanwhile, sindoor, bangles, and bindis are tax exempted. Is it a fair deal? ...
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Ahead Of GST Launch, Konkona Sen Sharma Asks Why Tax Sanitary Napkins?

Ahead Of GST Launch, Konkona Sen Sharma Asks Why Tax Sanitary Napkins?

At the trailer launch of Lipstick Under My Burkha, actor and filmmaker Konkana Sen Sharma questioned the government's idea of levying a tax of 12% on sanitary napkins under GST ...
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GST Can Adversely Affect ‘Bio-Toilet’ Industry If Cost Goes Up, Say Industry Players

Bio-toilets are one of the key elements of achieving the targets of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, but, with GST being rolled out on June 30 midnight, the industry fears that the growth might be hampered if the cost of bio-toilets go up. ...
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