Another key issue being debated in great length ‘the rate of GST’ on May 18, 2017,  finally approved by the  GST Council at its 14th GST Council (the apex decision making body for GST) Meeting held at Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir. The rates of Goods are divided into different Slabs i.e. 0%, 5%, 12%, 18% & 28%, while the GST Compensation Cess Rates for different supplies varies. Though they are approved by the GST Council, but they will be subject to further vetting during which the list may undergo some changes. Tax rates have been finalised for 1,211 items with a majority of items being kept under the 18% slab.

Finance Minister ‘Arun Jaitley’ ensures that its impact will not be inflationary and in some instances prices are even likely to drop and also added “Tax incidence on none of the commodities will go up and in fact there is a reduction in case of many as tax on tax has gone”.

In this article, GST rates on different goods and compensation cess rates for different supplies are being covered.

Slab Rates

0% 5% 12% 18% 28%
Fresh meat, fish chicken, eggs, milk, butter milk, curd, natural honey, fresh fruits and vegetables, flour, besan, bread, Prasad, salt, bindi, sindoor, stamps, judicial papers, printed books, newspapers, bangles, handloom etc. Fish fillet, cream, skimmed milk powder, branded paneer, frozen vegetables, coffee, tea, spices, pizza bread, rusk, sabudana, kerosene, coal, medicines, stent, lifeboats Frozen meat products, butter, cheese, ghee, dry fruits in packaged form, animal fat, sausage, fruit juices, Bhutia, namkeen, ayurvedic medicine, tooth powder, agarbatti, colouring books, picturing books, umbrella, sewing machine and cellphones Refined sugar, pasta, cornflakes, pastries and cakes, preserved vegetables, jams, sauces, soups, ice cream, instant food mixes, mineral water, tissues, envelopes, tampons, note books, steel products, printed circuits, camera, speakers and monitors Chewing gum, molasses, chocolate not containing cocoa, waffles, and wafers coated with chocolate, pan masala, aerated water, paint, deodorants, shaving creams, after shave, hair shampoo, dye, sunscreen, wallpaper, ceramic tiles, water heater, dishwasher, weighing machine, washing machine, ATM, vending machines, vaccum cleaner, shavers, hair clippers, automobiles, motorcycles, aircraft for personal use and yatches

Now, before moving towards the GST Compensation Cess Rates for different supplies, let’s understand what is Compensation cess.

Compensation cess rates means to provide for compensation to the States for loss of revenue arising on account of implementation of the goods and services tax for a period of five years as per Section 18 of The Constitution (One Hundred and First Amendment) Act, 2016. Now, let’s have a quick look towards its rates.

GST Compensation Cess Rates for different supplies

S. No. Description of Supply Rate for GST Compensation Cess
1. Pan Masala 60%
Aerated waters, containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or flavoured
2. Aerated waters 12%
3. Lemonade 12%
4. Others 12%
Tobacco and Tobacco Products
5. Unmanufactured tobacco (without lime tube) – bearing a brand name 71%
6. Unmanufactured tobacco (with lime tube) – bearing a brand name 65%
7. Tobacco refuse, bearing a brand name 61%
8. Chewing tobacco (without lime tube) 160%
9. Chewing tobacco (with lime tube) 142%
10. Filter khaini 160%
11. Jarda scented tobacco 160%
12. Pan masala containing tobacco ‘Gutkha’ 204%
Cigarettes
Non- filter
13. Not exceeding 65 mm 5% + Rs.1591 per thousand
14. Exceeding 65 mm but not 70 mm 5% + Rs.2876 per thousand
Filter
15. Not exceeding 65 mm 5% + Rs.1591 per thousand
16. Exceeding 65 mm but not 70 mm 5% + Rs.2126 per thousand
17. Exceeding 70 mm but not 75 mm 5% + Rs.2876 per thousand
18. Others 5% + Rs.4170 per thousand
Other tobacco products
19. Cigar and cheroots 21% or Rs. 4170 per thousand, whichever is higher
20. Cigarillos 21% or Rs. 4170 per thousand, whichever is higher
21. Cigarettes of tobacco substitutes Rs.4006 per thousand
22. Cigarillos of tobacco substitutes 12.5% or Rs. 4,006 per thousand whichever is higher
23. Other 12.5% or Rs. 4,006 per thousand whichever is higher
24. ‘Hookah’ or ‘gudaku’ tobacco tobacco bearing a brand name 72%
25. Tobacco used for smoking ‘hookah’or ‘chilam’ commonly known as ‘hookah’ tobacco or ‘gudaku 17%
26. Other smoking tobacco not bearing a brand name 11%
27. Smoking mixtures for pipes and cigarettes 290%
28. Other smoking tobacco bearing a brand name 49%
29. Other smoking tobacco not bearing a brand name 57%
30. “Homogenised” or “reconstituted” tobacco, bearing a brand name 72%
31. Preparations containing chewing tobacco 72%
32. Snuff 72%
33. Preparations containing snuff 72%
34. Tobacco extracts and essence bearing a brand name 72%
35. Tobacco extracts and essence not bearing a brand name 65%
36. Cut tobacco 20%
37. All goods, other than pan masala containing tobacco ‘gutkha’, bearing a brand name 96%
38. All goods, other than pan masala containing tobacco ‘gutkha’, not bearing a brand name 89%
Others
39. Coal; briquettes, ovoids and similar solid fuels manufactured from coal. Rs.400 per tonne
40. Lignite, whether or not agglomerated, excluding jet Rs.400 per tonne
41. Peat (including peat litter), whether or not agglomerated Rs.400 per tonne
Motor Vehicles
42. Motor vehicles (10 15%
43. Motor vehicles (10 1%
44. Small Cars (length < 4 m ; Diesel < 1500 cc) 3%
45. Mid Segment Cars (engine < 1500 cc) 15%
46. Large Cars (engine > 1500 cc) 15%
47. Sports Utility Vehicles (length > 4m ; engine > 1500 cc; ground clearance > 170 mm) 15%
48. Mid Segment Hybrid Cars (engine < 1500 cc) 15%
49. Hybrid motor vehicles > 1500 cc 15%
50. Hydrogen vehicles based on fuel cell tech > 4m 15%
51. Motorcycles (engine > 350 cc) 3%
52. Aircrafts for personal use. 3%
53. Yacht and other vessels for pleasure or sports

3%

Author: C S Ekta Maheshwari is the Author of this article and is Company Secretary by profession. The Author can be reached at csektamaheshwari14@gmail.com

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One response to “GST Rate Card in 2017 for different Goods & Compensation Cess Rates for different supplies- an overview”

  1. Vasudeva Kamath says:

    please let me have a list showing all items coming under the purview of GST along with GST rates. I could not get answer to my above question from any where and hence this request. Please help me
    Kamath

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