Govt waives IGST on import of COVID-relief material received as donation

03-05-2021

New Delhi, May 3 (UNI) The government has waived off the Integrated GST (IGST) on imports of COVID-19 related relief materials till June 30, 2021, Finance Ministry said in a statement on Monday.

As per the statement, government had received a number of representations from charitable organisations, corporate entities, and other associations/entities outside India seeking exemption from IGST on the import of Covid-19 relief material, donated/received free of cost from outside India for free distribution.

"Accordingly, the Central Government has also granted exemption from IGST on import of such goods received free of cost for free distribution for covid relief," the statement said.

The said goods can be imported free of cost by a State Government or, any entity/relief agency/statutory body, authorized in this regard for free distribution anywhere in India.