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Update: GST on Disability related aids and appliances – still need some rollback

Due to energetic and continued efforts put in by disability activists and others across the country, there has been some progress. Here is a quick updated shared by Mr. Javed Abidi of NCPEDP. Based on the 16th GST Council meeting, the rates have now been revised and are as follows: Braille Typewriters – 5% Braille Paper – 5% Braille Watches – 5% Braillers – 5% Carriages for disabled people – motorised or not – 5% Orthopaedic appliances, including crutches, artificial parts of the body, hearing aids, etc. – 12% Cars for physically disabled persons – 18% Even though the rates…

GST affects lives of people with disabilities

Government of India is almost set to roll out Goods and Services Tax. Goods and Services Tax (GST) is an indirect tax throughout India to replace taxes levied by the central and state governments. It was introduced as The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty Second Amendment) Act 2017, following the passage of Constitution 122nd Amendment Bill. The GST is governed by GST Council and its Chairman is Union Finance Minister of India – Arun Jaitley. GST is expected to be applicable from 1 July 2017. It is great to see that tax has been removed or reduced on many daily…