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GST Update: From Brooms to Sanitary Napkins, Handicrafts to Consumer Electronics, Expect Cheaper Goods from July 27, 2018

The Centre stated that the GST cut will mean a hit of Rs.6.3K Crores Revenue as these changes come into effect from 27th July 2018, this week.

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Updated:July 24, 2018, 12:10 PM IST
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GST Update: From Brooms to Sanitary Napkins, Handicrafts to Consumer Electronics, Expect Cheaper Goods from July 27, 2018
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The 28th GST Meeting has approved making Sanitary Napkins in the GST Exempt Bucket – a demand that was long pending ever since the Goods and Services Tax was launched in India last year in July. Besides the sanitary napkins, there are others items that have been put into the GST Exempt list along with a few more items for which the GST rate has been cut to a lower GST Slab rate. 17 items have been taken out of the 28% GST slab rate. The Centre stated that the GST cut will mean a hit of Rs.6.3K Crores Revenue as these changes come into effect from 27th July 2018, this week.

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Items Now in the GST Exempt Bucket:

Sanitary Napkins – 0% GST from 12% Earlier

Fortified Milk – 0% GST from 12% Earlier

Rakhis – 0% GST from Multiple GST Rates Earlier

Marbles, stone and wood deities – 0% GST from Multiple GST Rates Earlier

Sal Leaves (pattal) – 0% GST from Multiple GST Rates Earlier

Raw Material used in Brooms – 0% GST from Multiple GST Rates Earlier

Supply of Services by an Old Age Home – 0% GST from 18% Earlier

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17 Items moved to 18% GST Slab from 28% Earlier

TV (upto 25”)/Video games – 18% GST Slab from 28% Earlier

Refrigerators/Freezers – 18% GST Slab from 28% Earlier

Water Cooler/Water Heaters – 18% GST Slab from 28% Earlier

Juicer Mixer/Grinders – 18% GST Slab from 28% Earlier

Washing Machine – 18% GST Slab from 28% Earlier

Electric Iron – 18% GST Slab from 28% Earlier

Vacuum Cleaners – 18% GST Slab from 28% Earlier

Shavers/Hair Driers/Hair Curlers – 18% GST Slab from 28% Earlier

Leather Goods – 18% GST Slab from 28% Earlier

Scents/Toilet Spray – 18% GST Slab from 28% Earlier

Paints/Varnishers/Wall Putty – 18% GST Slab from 28% Earlier

Wooden Frames for Photos/Mirrors/Paintings – 18% GST Slab from 28% Earlier

Lithium Iron Batteries (Electric Vehicles) – 18% GST Slab from 28% Earlier

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Special Purpose Vehicles/Work Trucks/Trailers – 18% GST Slab from 28% Earlier

Items moved to 12% Slab Rate from 18% Earlier

Bamboo Flooring – 12% GST Slab from 18% Earlier

Handicrafts – 12% GST Slab from 18% Earlier

Stone Endeavour – 12% GST Slab from 18% Earlier

Handbags/Jewellery Box – 12% GST Slab from 18% Earlier

Wooden Box for Paintings – 12% GST Slab from 18% Earlier

Glass Artware /Ornamental Framed Mirrors – 12% GST Slab from 18% Earlier

Copper Artware/Iron Artware – 12% GST Slab from 18% Earlier

Handmade Lamps – 12% GST Slab from 18% Earlier

Rubber Rollers – 12% GST Slab from 18% Earlier

Items moved to 5% Slab Rate

Ethanol – 5% GST Slab from 18% Earlier

Footwear (
e-Books – 5% GST Slab from 18% Earlier

Handmade Carpets – 5% GST Slab from 12% Earlier

Bio-Fuel Pellet – 5% GST Slab from Multiple rates Earlier

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Other Important Decisions taken during the 28th GST Council Meeting July 2018:

For Small Traders - Exemption Limit increased from 10 lakh to 20 lakh in the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Uttarakhand.

Businesses with turnover upto 5 Crores need to pay GST on a monthly basis, however, file GSTR on a quarterly basis.

Textile Industry will be able to claim 7% Input Tax Credit from 27th July 2018 onwards, which will cut effective GST from 12% to 5% now.

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