Know All About The Rate(s) of GST

This (Rate) part of any tax liability is most searched and asked over the period of time so that people can plan accordingly. So friends, today we are going to know about rate(s) of GST in India.

When GST Council announced rates after the 14th meeting held at Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir on May 18, 2017, a curiosity massively hit across industry and trade associations. Every single person or an entity etc. was evaluating its impact on them.

There are 98 Chapters explaining products/services. 

But in this post, we will not discuss the overall impact. We will just touch the rate(s) part only.

GST Slab

We have the following rates under GST regime:

0% or NIL
5%
12%
18%
28%

Let’s see what items or products and services are under these rates

Under 0% or Nil:

Milk
Curd
Unpacked Foodgrains
Unpacked Panner
Besan
Eggs
Salt
Health Services
Educational Services
Unbranded Atta
Unbranded Maida
Phool Jhadoo

Under 5%:

Milk Food for babies
Skimmed Milk Powder
Spices
Tea
Fabric
Footwear (<500)
Apparels (<1000)
Packed Paneer
Domestic LPG
Cashew Nuts
Life-Saving Drugs
Coir Mats, Matting & Floor Covering

Under 12%:

Almonds
Fruit Juice
Ghee
Butter
Processed Food
Packed Coconut Water
Jam
Jelly
Pickle
Murabba
Mobiles
Computers

Under 18%:

Ice Cream
Soups
Corn Flakes
Hair Oil
Soaps
Toothpaste
Printers
Industrial Intermediaries
Toiletries
CCTV
Aluminium Foils
Pasta

Note: Professional Services are also under 18% (CA/CS etc.)

Under 28%:

Waffles and wafers coated with chocolate or containing chocolates
Beauty Products
Air Conditioners
Fridge
Washing Machines
Pan Masala
Other non-alcoholic beverages
Paints and Varnishes (removers as well)
Cigarettes and aerated drinks (+15% Cess extra)
Small Cars (with 1% or 3% Cess extra)
High-end Motor Bikes (+15% Cess extra)
Luxury Cars Like BMW, AUDI (+15% Cess Extra)

Plus, it was announced that:

for restaurants serving alcohol, the tax bracket will be 18%
services on Non-AC restaurants will be 12%

GST rates for Composite Scheme:

Above mentioned products/services are just excerpts from the approved GST rates. There are many items, products, and services lying under different rates of GST. Soon I will provide the complete downloadable book for your ready reference.

Disclaimer: All rates & codes are best to our latest information. However, there may be variations due to Government’s latest updates. We are not responsible for any wrong information.

That’s it for this post. I hope you gained some insights from this post.

In the upcoming posts you will know about:

 Supply Chain and GST
 GST – International Scenario (as we have global readers)
 GST Model & Registration
and
 The special one “GST – E-Commerce and Digital Business

I will try to present it into pieces so that a normal person can absorb the information easily. I know this taxation part is so boring but very essential part of a business.

Please comment below regarding your doubts and questions about GST. Also, let me know what do you want to learn or expect from me?

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“Entrepreneurship is a minset,
it automatically creates the legacy.” -Rajiv

Thanks for your valuable time, talk to you more about GST in next post.

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