GST Tax Slabs 06 Jun 2017 GST Tax Slabs GST Council

Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate structure finalised, majority of items in 12% and 18% tax slabs Featured

India progressed a step closer towards executing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) after the centre and the states hit a consensus on the rates and structure of the aspiring tax reform. However, the second and final day of the fourth Goods and Services Tax (GST) council convention on Friday is likely to be prickly, with both sides set to debate the sharing of administrative powers under the new tax regime.

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) has been one of the key things that has grasped the attentiveness of the market given its repercussions on earnings of companies. The government has kept a hefty number of articles under 18% tax slab. The government classified 1211 items under diverse tax slabs.

Here is the comprehensive item wise list of Goods and Services Tax (GST) Slabs 2017.

Zero Taxation

Goods : No tax will be imposed on items like Jute, fresh meat, fish chicken, eggs, milk, butter milk, curd, natural honey, fresh fruits and vegetables, flour, besan, bread, prasad, salt, bindi. Sindoor, stamps, judicial papers, printed books, newspapers, bangles, handloom, etc. 

Services : Hotels and lodges with tariff below Rs 1,000, Grandfathering service has been exempted under GST. 


5% Taxation

Goods : Items such as fish fillet, Apparel below Rs 1000, packaged food items, footwear below Rs 500, cream, skimmed milk powder, branded paneer, frozen vegetables, coffee, tea, spices, pizza bread, rusk, sabudana, kerosene, coal, medicines, stent, lifeboats will attract tax of 5 %, 

Services :Transport services (Railways, air transport), small restraurants will be under the 5% category because their main input is petroleum, which is outside of GST ambit.


12% Taxation

Goods :  Apparel above Rs 1000, frozen meat products , butter, cheese, ghee, dry fruits in packaged form, animal fat, sausage, fruit juices, Bhutia, namkeen, Ayurvedic medicines, tooth powder, agarbatti, colouring books, picture books, umbrella, sewing machine, cellphones will be under 12 % tax slab. 

Services : Non-AC hotels, business class air ticket, fertilisers, Work Contracts will fall under 12 per cent GST tax slab.


18% Taxation

Goods : Most items are under this tax slab which include footwear costing more than Rs 500, Bidi Patta, Biscuits (All catogories), flavoured refined sugar, pasta, cornflakes, pastries and cakes, preserved vegetables, jams, sauces, soups, ice cream, instant food mixes, mineral water, tissues, envelopes, tampons, note books, steel products, printed circuits, camera, speakers and monitors. 

Services : AC hotels that serve liquor, telecom services, IT services, branded garments and financial services will attract 18 per cent tax under GST. 


28% Taxation

Goods : Bidis, chewing gum, molasses, chocolate not containing cocoa, waffles and wafers coated with choclate, pan masala, aerated water, paint, deodorants, shaving creams, after shave, hair shampoo, dye, sunscreen, wallpaper, ceramic tiles, water heater, dishwasher, weighing machine, washing machine, ATM, vending machines, vacuum cleaner, shavers, hair clippers, automobiles, motorcycles, aircraft for personal use, will attract 28 % tax - the highest under GST system. 

Services : 5-star hotels, race club betting, cinema will attract tax 28 per cent tax slab under GST.



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