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      47th GST Council Meet : GST Rates Revised | What Gets Cheaper | What Gets Costlier | Check Full List

      The GST Council in its 47th meet in Chandigarh has decide to bring more items under its bucket that may affect the pocket of the common man.

      The GST Council has decide to levy a GST on pre-pack items food items.

      Unpacked items including grains will also attract GST at the same rate when pack.

      The decision was taken at the 47th GST council meet chair by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, where four GoMs present their recommendations.

      The decisions by the GST Council on exemptions and correction of inversion will come into effect from 18th July 2022, revenue secretary Tarun Bajaj told in a press conference.

      Nirmala Sitharaman, before Bajaj made the statement, told reporters that the GoM’s recommendation on exemptions and correction of inversion had accept by the GST Council.

      Items That Get Costlier After GST Rate Revision

      Packaged Food

      The GST panel has accept the recommendation to bring pack food items under the GST ambit. 

      As per GST Council in a press release :

      “Hitherto, GST was exempted on specified food items, grains etc when not brand, or right on the brand has been foregone. It has been recommended to revise the scope of exemption to exclude from it prepackaged and pre-labelled retail pack in terms of Legal Metrology Act, including pre-packed, pre-labelled curd, lassi and butter milk,”.

      Bank Cheque Book Issuance

      An 18% GST will be levied on fee charge by banks for the issue of cheques (loose or in book form), GST council has decide.

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      Hotel Rooms

      The GST Council also decide to bring hotel rooms under Rs 1,000 per day under the 12% GST slab, as oppose to tax exemption category at present.

      Hospital Beds

      Room rent (excluding ICU) exceeding Rs 5000 per day per patient charge by a hospital shall be tax to the extent of amount charge for the room at 5% without ITC.

      LED Lights, Lamps

      The prices of LED Lights, fixtures, LED Lamps are set to see a price hike as the GST council has recommend a correction in the invert duty structure from 12% to 18%.


      Knives with cutting blades, Paper knives, Pencil sharpeners and blades therefor, Spoons, forks, ladles, skimmers, cake-servers etc have place under the 18% GST slab, up from the 12% slab.

      Pumps and Machines

      The GST Power driven pumps primarily design for handling water such as centrifugal pumps, deep tube-well turbine pumps, submersible pumps, Bicycle pumps have increase from 12% to 18%. 

      Machines for cleaning, sorting or grading, seed, grain pulses; Machinery use in milling industry or for the working of cereals etc, pawan chakki that is air-base atta chakki, wet grinder will also attract GST rates of 18% as oppose to 12% earlier.

      Items That Get Cheaper After GST Rate Revision

      Ropeway Rides

      The GST council has slash the rates of GST on transport of goods and passengers through ropeways from 18% to 5% with Input Tax Credit services

      Goods Carriage Rent

      The GST Council has also slash GST from 18% to 12% on renting of goods carriage with operators where the cost of fuel is include in the consideration.

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      Orthopedic Appliances

      Splints and other fracture appliances; artificial parts of the body; other appliances which are worn or carried, or implant in the body, to compensate for a defect or disability; intraocular lens will now attract a GST rate of 5% as oppose to 12% earlier.

      Defence Items

      IGST on specified defence items import by private entities/vendors, when end-user is the Defence forces have exempt from GST.

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