Cooking your favourite idli and dosa may become cheaper as the GST counsil is considering to reduce the rates on its batter. Not just the idli/dosa batter, kitchen gas lighter is also among the list of over two dozen products on which the GST counsil is seeking to reduce the rates. The proposal comes after some anomalies were pointed out in the fixations of these items.
The other items on which a rate cut is likely are dried tamarind and roasted gram on which the rate has been proposed to be lowered to 5 per cent from the current 12 per cent.
Custard power which is currently being charged at 28 per cent may soon be in the 18 per cent GST bracket while idli/dosa batter would be charged with 12 per cent tax against 18 per cent currently. GST on oil cakes may be a uniform 5 per cent irrespective of the end use as against the present practice of nil rate on oil cake for animal feed.
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Dhoop batti, dhoop and other similar items which are currently in the 12 per cent slab may soon attract a GST of 5 per cent. Agarbattis already attract a 5 per cent tax rate.
Currently charged at 28 per cent, plastic raincoat, rubber bands, rice rubber rolls for paddy de-husking, computer monitors and kitchen gas lighters would attract a lower GST of 18 per cent.
Corduroy fabrics and saree fall may now attract 5 per cent GST as opposed to the current 12 per cent currently. Textile caps may also become cheaper after the GST on them may be lowered from the existing 18 per cent to 12 per cent. Idols made of clay may see a substantial reduction of prices as the GST on them may go down to 5 per cent from 28 per cent currently.
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There may be no taxes at all on brooms and brushes as against the 5 per cent GST levied on them. Rosaries and prayer beads would be charged with 5 per cent GST as compared to 18 per cent now currently. Materials needed for Hawan would be charged with 5 per cent GST as compared to nil now.
The final to change the tax rates will be taken by the GST Council, headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, at its next meeting on September 9 in Hyderabad.
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