Indian National flag exempted from GST: Finance Ministry

Indian National flag exempted from GST: Finance Ministry
Indian National flag exempted from GST: Finance Ministry

Nagpur: The sale of the Indian National Flag in accordance with the Flag Code 2002 and its later changes is free from GST, according to a tweet from the office of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

The explanation is made against the backdrop of the “Har Ghar Tiranga” project under the “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” commemorating 75 years of India’s freedom.
No matter if it is made of polyester or a machine, the sale of the Indian national flag is free from the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
National flags made of cotton, silk, wool, or Khadi that are hand-woven or hand-spun are already free from the GST. Following modifications to the “Flag Code of India, 2002” in December, the Revenue Department made it clear in an office letter that tricolours manufactured of polyester or other machine-made materials would also be free from the duty.