When GST was to be levied on Hand Sanitizers, a lot of debates were taking place for it to be finalized either 12% or 18%. The press release was issued dated 15th July 2020, By the Ministry of Finance stating that the GST rate on Hand Sanitizer is to be levied at the rate of 18%. The Decision was taken based on Hand Sanitizer falling under the category of disinfectants like soaps, anti-bacterial Liquids, etc. as they all attract an 18% GST rate.
Furthermore, the decision was also made favorable to the domestic manufacturers, as they would have been at a disadvantage if the rate was imposed at 12% instead. That scenario would be the cause of an inverted rate Structure because the materials or resources used for manufacturing hand Sanitizers attract a rate of 18% as well.
In addition, the Ministry also stated that GST rates on Masks and Hand Sanitizer are not to be reduced or altered. The reason is the prevention of an Inverted tax structure.
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