Big GST Cut: Zero Percent GST On Sanitary Napkins in India

GST on Sanitary Napkins

Sanitary Napkins Exempt from GST:

On 21st July, in the 28th GST Council meeting regime has made a decision to change the GST rate on sanitary napkins from 12 per cent to ZERO per cent.

The reason is that the reduced rate is applicable on the final product, while the manufacturers still have to pay GST on inputs like cotton (5%), plastic packaging sheet (18%), aseptic packaging paper (12%) and advertising (18%), with no credit availability. This has resulted in almost no price change of sanitary napkins even after a reduction in tax rate. Read More