GST rate cut: List of items that will get cheaper as new GST rates come into effect
New Delhi : During its 28th meeting on Saturday, the GST Council decided to cut rates on a number of goods including daily use appliances such as washing machines, vacuum cleaners, small TV sets and refrigerators.
In a big relief to women, the GST on sanitary pads has also been decreased from 12 per cent to nil. Further, footwear having a retail sale price between Rs 500 - Rs 1000 will now be taxed at a rate of 5 per cent while those exceeding the Rs 1000 mark will continue to attract 18 per cent GST.
The new GST rates will come into effect from Friday, said Piyush Goyal. Here is a list of items that will get cheaper once the new rates are applied.
1. Reduced from 28 per cent to 18 per cent
Domestic electrical appliances such as food grinders and mixers & food or vegetable juice extractor, shaver, hair clippers etc
Televisions up to the size of 68 cm
Refrigerators, freezers and other refrigerating or freezing equipment including water coolers, milk coolers, refrigerating equipment for leather industry, ice cream freezer etc.
Storage water heaters and immersion heaters, hair dryers, hand dryers, electric smoothing irons etc
Paints and varnishes (including enamels and lacquers)
Glaziers’ putty, grafting putty, resin cements
Special purpose motor vehicles. For instance, crane lorries, fire fighting vehicle, concrete mixer lorries, spraying lorries
Works trucks (self-propelled, not fitted with lifting or handling equipment) of the type used in factories, warehouses, dock areas or airports for short transport of goods.
Trailers and semi-trailers
Miscellaneous articles such as scent sprays and similar toilet sprays, powder-puffs and pads for the application of cosmetics or toilet preparations
2.From 28 per cent 12 per cent
Fuel Cell Vehicle(compensation cess will also be exempted)
3. From 18/12/5 per cent to zero
Rakhi (other than that of precious or semi-precious material)
Coir pith compost
Sal Leaves, siali leaves and their products and Sabai Rope
PhoolBhari Jhadoo (Raw material for Jhadoo)
Circulation and commemorative coins, sold by Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Ltd (SPMCIL) to Ministry of Finance.
4. From 12 per cent to 5 per cent
Chenille fabrics and other fabrics under heading 5801
Phosphoric acid (fertilizer grade only)
Knitted cap/topi having retail sale value not exceeding Rs 1000
5. From 18 per cent to 12 per cent
Brass Kerosene Pressure Stove
Hand Operated Rubber Roller
Zip and Slide Fasteners
6. From 18 per cent to 5 per cent
Ethanol for sale to oil marketing companies for blending with fuel
Solid biofuel pellets