COVID-19: 18% GST On Alcohol Based Sanitiser But 3% On Gold

by Rahul Gautam Jul 21, 2020 • 06:18 PM Views 892

The central government is levying an 18% GST on hand sanitisers. After this decision, the centre is being accused of turning this disaster into an opportunity to fill its empty treasury. The government is collecting a 5% tax on masks, which is mandatory in public places in several states and 12% on oxygen cylinders. If we compare these essential commodities with gold, the government has imposed only a 3 percent tax on gold.