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Madras HC issues notice to Centre on plea seeking removal of GST on masks

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Press Trust of India Chennai
The Madras High Court on Tuesday

issued notice to the Union government on a PIL seeking removal of the 18 per cent GST on sanitisers and 5 per cent GST on masks in these difficult times due to the COVID-19 pandemic or at least for next few months.
A division bench of Justices M Sathyanarayanan and M Nirmal Kumar posted the matter for further hearing to May 18.
Petitioner S Stalinraja, an advocate, submitted that certain ingredients are taxable.
"...still in these difficult times or at least for next few months if GST not levied on sanitisers and masks it would be a big relief for the people in our country."

He stated that 23 per cent of the population in India are under poverty line and not in a position to afford essential goods such as masks and sanitisers.

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First Published: Apr 28 2020 | 7:21 PM IST

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