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18% or 12%? Fresh ruling on GST rate for sanitisers underlines need for rethink

Updated : July 14, 2020 08:20 PM IST

The Authority of Advanced Rulings (AAR) has said that hand sanitisers should be subject to 18 percent GST rate
The ruling comes amid a broader backdrop of the product achieving near ubiquity and even being considered an ‘essential commodity’ by the government.
The AAR said alcohol-based sanitisers, which are used to “maintain hygiene”, did not contain any curative or preventive ingredients and hence could not be considered medicaments.
18% or 12%? Fresh ruling on GST rate for sanitisers underlines need for rethink

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