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GST Tax Slabs- A Detailed GST Rate List

Recently, GST Council of India has had its 23rd council meet wherein more than 177 items have been shifted from 28% tax slab to 18% tax slab. There has also been a big relief to the people who prefer eating outside with their family and friends or are living away from their home so have no choice! Earlier, as per the GST tax rate list, eating outside has become costlier and the rates for an AC and Non-AC restaurants were variable.

However, now GST rates on both types of dining have been reduced. However, to cope up with the loss, restaurant owners have increased the MRP on their items. Having said that, the government claims that this would not affect the customers much as the retailers have a certain limit only to increase the MRP.

It has been almost five and a half months that GST has been implemented and still it is not only the talk of the town but the entire nation wants to know the little changes happening. They have a reason to it, it the common man who is being affected by any major change in the Indian economy and GST is the replacement of all kinds of indirect taxes so people want to be updated on the same. So, for your reference, here is the recently updated GST tax rate list item wise and service wise. You can also read how can you get the list in the form of PDF.

GST Rates List PDF

If you want to review the whole GST tax rate list of products and services, you can visit the official government website of Goods and Service Tax (GST). GST rates list PDF is downloadable and contains full details.

Updated GST Tax Rate List

Have a look at the GST rate item wise list that has been recently changed by the GST council in its 23rd GST Council meet.

  • 0% GST Rate ListMilk, fruits, vegetables, bread, salt, bindi, curd, sindoor, natural honey, bangles, handloom, besan, flour, eggs, stamps, printed books, judicial papers, and newspapers.
  • 5% GST Rate List- Skimmed milk powder, fish fillet, frozen vegetables, coffee, coal, fertilizers, tea, spices, pizza bread, kerosene, ayurvedic medicines, agarbatti, sliced dry mango, insulin, cashew nuts, unbranded namkeen, lifeboats etc.
  • 12% GST Rate List- Frozen meat products, butter, cheese, ghee, pickles, sausage, fruit juices, namkeen, tooth powder, medicine, umbrella, instant food mix, cell phones, sewing machine, man-made yarn, etc.
  • 18% GST Rate List– Refined sugar, cornflakes, pasta, pastries and cakes, preserved vegetables, tractors, ice cream, sauces, soups, mineral water, stones used in flooring other than marble & granite, stationery items like clips, some diesel engine parts, some parts of pumps.
  • 28% GST Rate List– Over 200 goods will be taxed at a rate of 28% like deodorants, chewing gum, hair shampoo, sunscreen, pan masala, dishwasher, weighing machine, vacuum cleaner. Other items include shavers, automobiles, hair clippers, motorcycles.

However, GST is most likely to cut rates for 80% of the items under 28% GST rate list.

Latest GST Rates in India Item wise

The GST council recently also revised rates for the following items:

Item                                             Earlier GST rate                                  Revised GST rate

Aam Papad                                                12%                                                           5%

Khakda and Papad                               12%                                                           5%

Non-branded Namkeen                    12%                                                           5%

Non-branded Ayurvedic                    12%                                                           5%

& Homeopathy medicines

Nylon, Polyester and Acrylic           18%                                                           12%

Handmade thread                                  18%                                                           12%

Poster colors                                              28%                                                           18%

Moulding paste                                         28%                                                           18%

Selective stationery items                     28%                                                           18%

Selective parts of Diesel engine        28%                                                           18%

GST Rates on Services
  • Hotels and lodges with tariff below ₹1000, special case service has been exempted from GST. Rough precious and semi-precious stones will attract GST rate of 0.25%.
  • Transport services (Railways, air transport), and small restaurants.
  • State-run lotteries, Non-AC hotels, business class air ticket, fertilisers, work contracts.
  • AC hotels that serve liquor, telecom services, IT services, branded garments and financial services, Room tariffs between ₹2,500 and ₹7,500, Restaurants inside five-star hotels.
  • Private-run lotteries authorised by the states, hotels with room tariffs above ₹7,500, 5-star hotels, race club betting.

Thus, with the above details, we hope that you have got the idea on how the rates are applicable on each kind of item and also on services.

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