Govt says GST on sanitary pads actually lower than pre-GST era
The government said, "Sanitary napkins are classifiable under heading 9619. In pre-GST, they attractedconcessional excise duty of 6% and 5% VAT and, the pre-GST estimated total tax incidence on sanitary napkins was 13.68%. Therefore, 12% GST rate had been provided for sanitary napkin."
Screen grab from Indian actress, Shenaz Treasurywala's video petition to remove tax on sanitary pads. Image Source: Youtube