Arun Jaitley Announces Revised GST Rates, Items Move From 28% Slab
The GST Council met in Guwahati on 10 November and decided to move a number of items from the 28 percent tax slab to lower tax slabs. The Council also announced that all the restaurants will now be moved to the 5 percent tax bracket from the earlier 18 percent GST bracket.
He added that the only exception would be restaurants in starred hotels (that charge more than Rs 7,500 per night). These restaurants will continue to be in the 18% bracket and will keep getting the ITC benefits.
After the 23rd meeting, the Council decided to keep only 50 items, mostly demerit, sin and luxury goods in the 28 percent bracket, which earlier had more than 200 items in the slab. Cement paint and washing machines are a few of the items that will continue under the 28 percent GST slab.
Six items will be moved from the 18 percent slab to the one with 5 percent, whereas rates on 8 items will be reduced from 12 percent to 5 percent, and rates on 6 items will be reduced from 5 percent to zero tax.
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