Saree A Fabric, to Attract 5% GST
New Delhi: Sarees, whether designer or embroidered, will attract a 5% GST, the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has said, reports
Clearing the air over whether sarees will be treated as garments or fabric, the CBEC said sarees are treated as fabric and it remains so even after embroidery etc. as no new item emerges having a distinct name, character and use.
“Therefore, the sarees, whether, embroidered or not would be taxed at the same rate at which the fabric is taxed,” the CBEC said in a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs).