The Customs Department has proposed exemptions on a long list of consumer goods including poultry, fish, milk, vegetables and various types of sugar when the Sales and Service Tax is reintroduced.

Other items in its 292-page exemption list range from bicycles to carriages for disabled persons and various types of orthopaedic appliances.

The reintroduced SST will kick in on Sept 1 to replace the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which will be scrapped.

Exempted goods will not be subject to the proposed 5% to 10% sales tax under the SST.

Here are the 28 items and services that you might be interested which are exempted from SST (Proposed):

  1. Sardines
  2. Dairy Products
  3. Coffee
  4. Tea
  5. Chilli/tomato sauce
  6. Grains
  7. Tofu
  8. Kaya
  9. Butter
  10. Bicycles
  11. Motorcycles (below 250cc)
  12. Construction materials (sand, bricks & cement)
  13. Medical Consultation
  14. Medicine
  15. Ambulance services
  16. Sanitary towels/pads
  17. Soap
  18. Fish
  19. Pasta
  20. Mushroom
  21. Potatoes
  22. Onions
  23. Fruits
  24. Chalk
  25. Pebbles
  26. Electrical Energy
  27. Carpets/Prayer rugs
  28. Spectacles frame

Which item(s) above you use/consume the most?

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