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GST: What becomes cheaper, check full list here

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    Following the GST Council meeting 178 items were put into the lower tax category of 18 per cent. Here is a ready reckoner of what got cheaper post the all important meeting that was held on Friday.

    Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in a group photograph with others during the 23rd GST Council meeting

    Down from 28 to 18 per cent:

    • Electrical boards, panels, consoles, cabinets etc for electric control or distribution
    • Particle/fibre boards and ply wood. Article of wood, wooden frame, paving block
    • Furniture, mattress, bedding and similar furnishing
    • Trunk, suitcase, vanity cases, brief cases, travelling bags and other hand bags, cases
    • Detergents, washing and cleaning preparations
    • Liquid or cream for washing the skin
    • Shampoos; Hair cream, Hair dyes (natural, herbal or synthetic) and similar other goods; henna powder or paste, not mixed with any other ingredient;
    • Pre-shave, shaving or after-shave preparations, personal deodorants, bath preparations, perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations, room deodorisers
    • Perfumes and toilet waters
    • Beauty or make-up preparations
    • Fans, pumps, compressors
    • Lamp and light fitting
    • Wire, cables, insulated conductors, electrical insulators, electrical plugs, switches, sockets, fuses, relays, electrical connectors
    • Primary cell and primary batteries
    • Sanitary ware and parts thereof of all kind
    • Articles of plastic, floor covering, baths, shower, sinks, washbasins, seats, sanitary ware of plastic
    • Slabs of marbles and granite
    • Goods of marble and granite such as tiles
    • Ceramic tiles of all kinds
    • Miscellaneous articles such as vacuum flasks, lighters,
    • Wrist watches, clocks, watch movement, watch cases, straps, parts
    • Article of apparel & clothing accessories of leather, guts, furskin, artificial fur and other articles such as saddlery and harness for any animal
    • Articles of cutlery, stoves, cookers and similar non electric domestic appliances
    • Razor and razor blades
    • Multi-functional printers, cartridges
    • Office or desk equipment
    • Door, windows and frames of aluminium.
    • Articles of plaster such as board, sheet,
    • Articles of cement or concrete or stone and artificial stone,
    • Articles of asphalt or slate,
    • Articles of mica
    • Ceramic flooring blocks, pipes, conduit, pipe fitting
    • Wall paper and wall covering
    • Glass of all kinds and articles thereof such as mirror, safety glass, sheets, glassware
    • Cooling towers, pressure vessels, reactors
    • Crankshaft for sewing machine, tailor's dummies, bearing housings, gears and gearing; ball or roller screws; gaskets
    • Electrical apparatus for radio and television broadcasting
    • Sound recording or reproducing apparatus
    • Signalling, safety or traffic control equipment for transports
    • Physical exercise equipment, festival and carnival equipment, swings, shooting galleries, roundabouts, gymnastic and athletic equipment
    • All musical instruments and their parts
    • Artificial flowers, foliage and artificial fruits
    • Explosive, anti-knocking preparation, fireworks
    • Cocoa butter, fat, oil powder,
    • Extract, essence ad concentrates of coffee, miscellaneous food preparations
    • Chocolates, Chewing gum / bubble gum
    • Electrical, electronic weighing machinery
    • Fire extinguishers and fire extinguishing charge
    • Fork lifts, lifting and handling equipment,
    • Bull dozers, excavators, loaders, road rollers,
    • Earth moving and levelling machinery,
    • Escalators
    • Malt extract and food preparations of flour, groats, meal, starch or malt extract
    • Waffles and wafers coated with chocolate or containing chocolate
    • Rubber tubes and miscellaneous articles of rubber
    • Goggles, binoculars, telescope,
    • Cinematographic cameras and projectors, image projector,
    • Microscope, specified laboratory equipment, specified scientific equipment such as for meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, geology
    • Solvent, thinners, hydraulic fluids, anti-freezing preparation

    Down from 28 to 12 per cent:

    • Curry paste, mayonnaise and salad dressings, mixed condiments and mixed seasoning
    • Diabetic food
    • Medicinal grade oxygen
    • Printing ink
    • Hand bags and shopping bags of jute and cotton
    • Hats (knitted or crocheted)
    • Parts of specified agricultural, horticultural, forestry, harvesting or threshing machinery
    • Wet grinders consisting of stone as grinder
    • Tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles
    • Rates slashed from 18% to 12%
    • Condensed milk
    • Refined sugar and sugar cubes
    • Pasta
    • Specified parts of sewing machine
    • Spectacles frames
    • Furniture wholly made of bamboo or cane

    18 to 5 per cent:

    • Puffed rice chikki, peanut chikki, sesame chikki, revdi, tilrevdi, khaza, kazuali, groundnut sweets gatta, kuliya
    • Sulphur recovered in refining of crude
    • Fly ash aggregate with 90% or more fly ash content
    • Flour of potatoes put up in unit container bearing a brand name
    • Chutney powder
    • Fly ash

    12 to 5 per cent:

    • Desiccated coconut
    • Worn clothing
    • Fly ash brick
    • iNarrow woven fabric including cotton newar [with no refund of unutilised input tax credit]
    • Idli, dosa batter
    • Finished leather, chamois and composition leather
    • Coir cordage and ropes, jute twine, coir products
    • Fishing net and fishing hooks

    5% to nil

    • Fish frozen or dried (not put up in unit container bearing a brand name)
    • Khandsari sugar
    • Guar meal
    • iHop cone (other than grounded, powdered or in pellet form)
    • Certain dried vegetables such as sweet potatoes, maniac
    • Unworked coconut shell

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