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44th GST Council Meet: Covid Testing Kits, Hand Sanitizer GST Rates To Be Cut

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The 44th GST Council, which met under the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman through video conferencing has reduced the GST rates on the specified items being used in Covid-19 relief and management till 30th September, 2021.

 

44th GST Council Meet: Covid Testing Kits, Hand Sanitizer GST Rates To Be Cut

The meeting was also attended by Union Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Shri Anurag Thakur besides Finance Ministers of States & UTs and senior officers of the Ministry of Finance & States/Union Territories. Here are the GST rates that are reduced on select items:

ItemPresent GST RateSuggested GST Rates
Ventilators12%5%
Ventilator masks/ canula/ helmet 12% 5%
BiPAP Machine 12% 5%
Covid Testing Kits 12% 5%
Hand Sanitizer 18% 5%
Medical Grade Oxygen 12% 5%
Pulse Oximeters, incl personal imports thereof 12% 5%

Interestingly, the GST rates on vaccine have not been cut.

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