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Govt reduces GST rates on 27 items: What got cheaper

By Deepika
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The Goods and Services Tax Council on Friday reduced rates for 27 items as it rushes to address growing criticism of its stewardship of Asia's third-largest economy.

Addressing the media persons that GST rate on many daily-use items have been reduced, including man made yarn, unbranded namkeen, stones used in flooring and diesel engine parts, among others.

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The Finance Minister also hinted that tax on eating out is being reconsidered and announced that a group of finance ministers would take a complete relook at the way the restaurants should be taxed.

Here is a list of all the items for which rates were slashed

  • Mangoes sliced dried - GST rate cut from 12 percent to 5 percent.
  • Khakra and plain chapati / roti - from 12 percent to 5 percent.
  • Unbranded Namkeens - From 12 percent to 5 percent.
  • Unbranded Ayurvedic, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy medicines - from 12 percent to 5 percent.
  • Poster Colour - From 28 percent to 18 percent.
  • Modelling paste for children amusement - from 28 percent to 18 percent.
  • Plastic waste, parings or scrap - from 18 percent to 5 percent.
  • Rubber waste, parings or scrap - from 18 percent to 5 percent.
  • Hard Rubber waste or scrap - from 28 percent to 5 percent.
  • Paper waste or scrap - from 12 percent to 5 percent.
  • Duty credit scrips - from 5 percent to Nil
  • Sewing thread of manmade filaments, whether or not put up for retail sale - from 18 percent to 12 percent.
  • All synthetic filament yarn, such as nylon, polyester, acrylic, etc. from 18 percent to 12 percent.
  • All artificial filament yarn, such as viscose rayon, Cuprammonium - from 18 percent to 12 percent
  • Sewing thread of manmade staple fibres - from 18 percent to 12 percent.
  • Yarn of manmade staple fibres - from 18 percent to 12 percent.
  • Real Zari - from 12 percent to 5 percent.
  • All goods falling under heading (other than those of marble and granite or those which attract 12% GST) - from 28 percent to 18 percent.
  • Cullet or other waste or scrap of Glass - from 18 percent to 5 percent.
  • Fittings for loose-leaf binders or files, letter clips, letter corners, paper clipsand others from 28 percent to 18 percent.
  • Plain Shaft Bearings - from 28 percent to 18 percent
  • Parts suitable for use solely or principally with fixed Speed Diesel Engines of power not exceeding 15 HP - from 28 percent to 18 percent.
  • E-Waste - from 28 percent to 5 percent.
  • Biomass briquettes - from 18 percent to 5 percent.

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