New Delhi: Conceding aÂ year-long demand, sanitary pads today exempted from GST as the GST Council reduced tax rates on several daily useÂ products and appliances.
GST on 17 items used by middle class viz paints, refrigerators, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, storage water heaters, TVs up to 68 cm,Â mixer grinder, perfumes, cosmetics, shavers, vacuumÂ was reduced from 28 to 18%. GST on washing machine reduced from 28% to 18%.
Tax rates on worked up Kota stone,Â sand stoneÂ and similar quality of local stones were cut from 18 to 12%, with the purpose of avoiding classification disputes. GST on handbags, jewellery box, wooden box for paintings, art-ware of glass, stone endeavour, ornamental framed mirrors, handmade lamps etc, reduced to 12%.