GST to take toll on 10 lakh disabled people in Telangana



HYDERABAD: For over 10 lakh persons with disability in Telangana, levying of Goods and Service Tax (GST) on equipments that make their lives easier will be a rude jolt. Ever since the tax slabs for GST was announced in May, various sectors have come forward expressing their displeasure with the tax rates.
The GST council that met on May 16 to 18 has set a tax rate for Braille paper (8 per cent) and typewriters (12 per cent). For wheelchairs and assistive devices for the disabled, the GST will be 5 per cent and hearing aids will be taxed at 12 per cent.

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