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Tax Liabilities have reduced under GST regime in comparison to present Indirect Tax rates

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Government of India 

Ministry of Finance  

15-June, 2017 17:04 IST

Reduced Tax Liabilities under GST regime in comparison to present combined Indirect Tax rates

The new indirect tax regime in the country is to come into effect from 01.07.2017, wherein fixation of GST rates on the supplies is joint responsibility of the Central and State governments after the approval from the GST Council.

In a majority of supplies of goods, the tax incidence approved by the GST Council is much lower than the present combined indirect tax rates levied [on account of central excise duty rates / embedded central excise duty rates / service tax post-clearance embedding, VAT rates or weighted average VAT rates, cascading of VAT over excise duty and tax incidence on account of CST, Octroi, Entry Tax, etc.] by the Centre and States.

A list of such supplies, where the GST incidence is lower than the present combined indirect tax rates are reflected as under:

S. 

No.

Chapter / Heading / Sub-heading / Tariff item Description of goods
1 4 Milk powder
2 4 Curd, Lassi, Butter milk put up in unit container
3 4 Unbranded Natural Honey
4 0401 Ultra High Temperature (UHT) Milk
5 0405 Dairy spreads
6 0406 Cheese
7 801 Cashew nut
8 806 Raisin
9 9 Spices
10 9 Tea
11 10 Wheat
12 10 Rice
13 11 Flour
14 15 Soyabean oil
15 15 Groundnut oil
16 15 Palm oil
17 15 Sunflower oil
18 15 Coconut oil
19 15 Mustard Oil
20 15 Sunflower oil
21 15 Other vegetable edible oils
22 17 Sugar
23 1702 Palmyra jaggery
24 1704 Sugar confectionery
25 1902 Pasta, spaghetti, macaroni, noodles
26 20 Fruit and vegetable items and other food products
27 2001, 2004 Pickle, Murabba, Chutney
28 21 Sweetmeats
29 2103 Ketchup & Sauces
30 2103 30 00 Mustard Sauce
31 2103 90 90 Toppings, spreads and sauces
32 2106 Instant Food Mixes
33 2106 Other pulses bari (mungodi)
34 22 Mineral water
35 2201 90 10 Ice and snow
36 25 Cement
37 27 Coal
38 27 Kerosene PDS
39 27 LPG Domestic
40 30 Insulin
41 33 Agarbatti
42 33 Tooth powder
43 33 Hair oil
44 33 Toothpaste
45 3304 20 00 Kajal [other than kajal pencil sticks]
46 34 Soap
47 37 X ray films for medical use
48 3822 Diagnostic kits and reagents
49 3926 90 99 Plastic Tarpaulin
50 4202 School Bag
51 4820 Exercise books and note books
52 4823 Kites
53 4903 Childrens’ picture, drawing or colouring books
54 50 Silk fabrics
55 51 Woollen fabrics
56 52 Cotton fabrics not containing any other textile material
57 53 Other Vegetable yarn fabrics
58 54, 55 Manmade filament/fibre fabrics
59 61, 62, 63 Readymade garments and made up articles of textiles of sale value not exceeding Rs. 1000 per piece
60 61, 62, 63 Readymade garments and made up articles of textiles  of sale value exceeding Rs. 1000 per piece
61 64 Footwear of RSP upto Rs. 500 per pair
62 64 Other footwear
63 65 Helmet
64 65 Headgear and parts thereof
65 68 Fly ash bricks and fly ash blocks
66 701510 Glasses for corrective spectacles and flint buttons
67 73 LPG Stove
68 76 Aluminium foils
69 8215 Spoons, forks, ladles, skimmers, cake servers, fish knives, tongs
70 84 Fixed Speed Diesel Engines of power not exceeding 15HP
71 4011 Tractor rear tyres and tractor rear tyre tubes
72 8423 & 9016 Weighing Machinery [other than electric and electronic]
73 8443 Printers [other than multifunction printers]
74 8521 Recorder
75 8525 CCTV
76 8452 Sewing Machine
77 8472 Staplers
78 8703 Car for Physically handicapped person
79 8715 Baby carriages
80 900140, 900150 Spectacles Lenses
81 9002 Intraocular lens
82 9004 Spectacles, corrective
83 91 Braille Watches
84 94 Medical furniture
85 94 LED
86 94 Kerosene pressure lantern
87 9403 Bamboo furniture
88 9506 Sports goods other than articles and equipments for general physical exercise
89 96031000 Phul-jahroo
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