The 28th GST Council Meeting was held on 21st July 2018 in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. In this meeting the tax rates are reduced on several goods & services and improve the GST return filing mechanism.
28th GST Council Meeting Live Updates: GST Rate Changes [UPDATED]
Exempt from GST:
- Fortified milk
- Saal leaves
- Raw material used in brooms
- Sanitary pads
- Commemorative coins circulated by the RBI or government
- Deities made of stone, marbles or wood.
From 12 percent to 5 percent:
- Handloom Dari
- Fertiliser grade phosphoric acid
From 18 percent to 5 percent:
- Footwear Below Rs. 1000
From 28 percent to 18 percent:
- TV (up to 68 cm i.e. 27 inches)
- Shavers, hair clippers
- Hand dryers
- Vaccum cleaners
- Ice cream freezer
- Storage water heaters
- Lithium-ion batteries reduced
- Food grinders, mixers, juicer
- Electric smoothing irons
- Washing Machines
- Bamboo Flooring
- Hair Curlers
- Work Truck
- Concrete Mixer
- Special Purpose Vehicle
- Toilet Spray
Note: The new revised GST rates on products may be applicable from 27th July 2018.
GST rate changes for 29 Goods and 53 Services recommended in 25th GST council meeting, held on 18th January 2018 in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
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GST Rate Changes for Goods in 23rd GST Council Meeting held on 10th November 2017 in Guwahati. Find here new GST tax rates on Goods:
GST Council reduced the tax rate on different products in the 21st meeting, Find out new changes in GST rates in pdf.
See the overview of the GST rates on different goods and services below:
- E-way bill has been approved and will be implemented on October 1.
- GST rate on job work for textiles was reduced to 5% from 18%.
- Reduction in GST for tractor parts from 28% to 18%
- GST rate for both and central government work contracts is reduced to 12% from previous 18% with input credit facility.
- FIFA Under-17 World Cup is exempted from GST.
- GST rate for post-harvest and storage agriculture services reduced to 12% from 18%.
- GST on cab renting services will be 12% without ITC and 5% with ITC.
- Entry into planetariums will now levy 18% GST as compared to previous 28%
- GST rate for books and newspapers printing services will be 5% if they produce paper internally, and 12% if they purchase papers.
GST rates have caught the attention of all and impacted the Indian economy heavily. The impacts reflect in the form of earning of the companies and businesses. Government has categorized 1211 items in different rate slabs. All the goods come into five categories and apart from these categories, gold, silver and jewellery are put into the ambit of 3% tax rate. Most of the items are included in the tax slab rate of 18%.
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Zero Percent Slab Rate(0%):
No tax will be imposed on items such as fresh meat, milk, fish, curd, buttermilk, paneer, eggs, honey, Live trees, Duty credit scrips, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, garlic, dry vegetable, Coconuts, fresh fruits, oats, maize, rice, Bread, normal water, salt, human blood electric energy, postal items, newspapers, jute fibres, hand tools like axes, spades, etc., hand loom, hearing aids, chalk, Slates, puja samagri, human hair, flour, and stamps.
charitable activities registered under section 12AA of the income tax act, 1961, conduct of any religious ceremony, services by hotel, guest house accommodation below 1000 rs per day, services by RBI.
5 Percent Slab Rate(5%):
The items under 5% tax rate includes fish fillets, UHT milk, cream, yoghurt, whey, branded paneer, branded honey, dry plant, frozen vegetables, mango sliced dried, Khakra, plain chapati, unbranded namkeen, sweet potatoes, cashew nuts, dry fruits, nuts, coffee, tea, vanilla, unbranded ayurvedic, Unani and Siddha medicines, Real Zari, plastic waste, rubber waste, hard Rubber, paper waste, parings or scrap, sunflower seeds, Cullet or other waste or scrap of Glass, biomass briquettes, E-Waste, natural gums, oils, cane sugar, pizza bread, biogas, coal, insulin, agarbatti, cotton, articles of apparel under the price of 1000 rs. Per piece, building bricks, solar water heater, artificial kidney, footwear below 500 rs.
Transport of passenger by rail or air, selling space in print media, tour services, transport of goods by rail, jobs in textile industry.
12 Percent Slab Rate (12%):
12% tax rate will be levied on items like live horses, meats put in unit containers, cheese, starches, wool grease, butter, ghee, apparels above 1000rs, playing cards, skimmers, picture books, namkeen, fruit juices, sausage, preserved fish, preserved vegetables, jams, bhujia, adhesive plasters, fountain and ball pen ink, tooth powder, candles, umbrella, swing machines, chess board, cellphones, paper and paperboard, greeting cards, Sewing thread of manmade filaments, All synthetic and artificial filament yarn, Sewing thread and Yarn of manmade staple fibres, calendar, kitchen and other household items, spoons, bicycle pumps, LED lamps, contact lens, toys.
Accommodation in hotel and restaurants having room tariff between 1000 to 2500, construction of complex, building.
18 Percent Slab Rate(18%):
Items such as bidi wrapper leaves, malt, vegetable extracts, poster colour, degras, modelling paste for children amusement, sugar cubes, pasta, noodles, corn flakes, prepared foods from cereal flakes, biscuit, pastries, cakes, soups, ice cream, soft drink, vinegar, some parts of pumps, some diesel engine parts, plain shaft bearing 8483, stones used in flooring other than marble and granite, stationary items like clips, organic chemicals other than gibberellic acid, printing ink, hair oils, toothpaste, matches, wood tar, tubes, pipes.
Supply of food/drinks in liquor registered hotels, accommodation in hotels where room tariff is above 2500 and below 7500 per day.
28 Percent Slab Rate (28%):
This includes chocolates, pan masala, marble, cement, paints, perfumes, skin care products, furniture, suitcases, plywood, wigs, air or vacuum pumps, AC, freeze, water heater, printers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners.
Accommodation in 5 star hotels and guest houses where room rent is 7500 and above, admission in drama, circus, classical dance, gambling, race club and cinema services.
The government has structured the GST well to benefit our economy. We can expect the increase in GDP growth and tax revenues.