Sa­ree A Fab­ric, to At­tract 5% GST

The Economic Times - - Companies: Pursuit Of Profit -

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).

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