New GST Rates Come Into Effect From Monday

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List of items that will get costlier:

  1. Single packages of food items like cereals, pulses and flour weighing up to 25 kg will be considered as 'prepackaged and labelled', and liable to 5% GST. Other items such as curd, lassi, and puffed rice too would attract GST at the rate of 5% when pre-packaged and labelled.
  2. Other items that will be dearer are printing, writing or drawing ink, knives with cutting blades, paper knives, pencil sharpeners and blades, spoons, forks, ladles, skimmers, and cake-servers. These items would now attract 18% instead of 12%.
  3. LED lamps and solar water heaters will attract 18% tax.
  4. Tetra Pak (or aseptic packaging paper) used for packaging liquid beverages or dairy products will now attract 18% GST instead of 12%.
  5. Cut and polished diamonds will be taxed at 1.5% compared to 0.25% earlier.
  6. Hotel accommodation rates up to Rs 1,000 per day will now be now taxed at 12%.
  7. 5% GST will be levied on non-ICU hospital rooms with room rent above Rs 5,000 per day.
  8. 18 % Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be applicable on bank cheque book/loose leaf cheques and 12 % on maps, atlas, and globes.
  9. The rate on machines for cleaning, sorting or grading seed, and grain pulses, machinery used in milling industry or for the working of cereals etc, 'pawan chakki', or air-based atta chakki, wet grinder goes up from 5% to 18%.
  10. Machines for cleaning, sorting or grading eggs, fruit or other agricultural produce and its parts, milking machines and dairy machinery will have rates going up from 12% to 18%.
  11. Tax exemption on training or coaching in recreational activities relating to arts or culture, or sports is being restricted to such services when supplied by an individual.
  12. Exemption on following services is being withdrawn - transportation by rail or a vessel of railway equipment and material, storage or warehousing of commodities which attract tax (nuts, spices, copra, jaggery, cotton etc.), fumigation in a warehouse of agricultural product.

List of goods and services that will get cheaper from today:

  1. Taxes on ostomy appliances and the use of ropeways for the transportation of goods and people will be reduced from 12 to 5 per cent.
  2. Renting a truck or goods carriage that includes fuel costs will now be charged at a lower rate of 12 per cent as opposed to 18 per cent.
  3. From July 18, electric vehicles, whether or not equipped with a battery pack, would be eligible for the reduced GST rate of 5 per cent.
  4. Only economy class flights to and from Bagdogra and the northeastern states will be exempt from the GST.


GST rates revised; Here is a list of items that'll get costlier

Consumers may have to shell out more starting July 18 as several goods and services will cost higher with the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council approving rate hike to address inverted duty structures and withdrawing some exemptions.

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said any increase in GST rates is intended to make up for "inefficiencies" in the value chain...Read More

According to Republic World

New GST Rates Comes Into Effect Today; Check What's About To Get Costlier And Cheaper

Customers will pay more as the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council's new reforms, led by Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, comes into effect on Monday for household goods, banking services, hospitals and hotels. A number of basic goods and services, such as pre-packaged, labelled food items and hospital rooms, may see price increases starting today (July 18).

The decision was made last month during the 47th GST council meeting, which was presided over by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and attended by her state counterparts. At the meeting, they reduced the list of exempt goods and services and increased taxes on a variety of other goods and services. Additionally, the Council eliminated duty inversion for commodities whose input taxes were higher than output taxes. Here are the lists of goods and services that will get expensive and cheaper...Read More

According to Hindustan Times News

Commodities in packs of over 25kg won’t attract GST: Finance ministry

The finance ministry clarification was issued after certain representations were received seeking clarification on the scope of the change approved by the GST Council on June 29

The government on Monday clarified that commodities and food items such as pulses, cereals, rice, wheat, flour in a single package containing a quantity of more than 25kg or 25litres will not fall in the category of “pre-packaged and labelled commodity” for the purposes of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and will not attract the tax....Read More


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