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Govt likely to remove GST from freebie products, says report

Govt likely to remove GST from freebie products, says report

Govt likely to remove GST from freebie products, says report
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By CNBC-TV18 Aug 23, 2018 11:27:02 AM IST (Published)

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) council is likely to wave off GST from freebie products offered by FMCG, pharmaceutical, food and retail companies, The Economic Times reported.

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) council is likely to wave off GST from freebie products offered by FMCG, pharmaceutical, food and retail companies, The Economic Times reported.

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Offers such as buy one get one free, free samples and additional quantities for the same price products may no longer be taxed, the report said. The final call on the issue will be taken by the Council, a government official told the newspaper.
Tax authorities have sent notices to such companies that had offered freebies and had become taxable after the GST roll out last year, the report said.
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