Goods and Services Tax (GST), implemented “from July 1, has five tax slabs of 0 per cent, 5 per cent, 12 per cent, 18 per cent and 28 per cent. GST on all mass consumption items lowered to 18% from 28%. Today the GST Council took a historic decision, that in the 28% slab there will be only 50 items and the remaining items have been brought down to 18%.”
Paints, cement have been retained at 28%, he added. Luxury goods such as washing machine and air conditioners have been retained at 28%. But mass consumption items have been lowered to 18%, Modi said. Bihar FM named Items, chewing gum, chocolates, preparation for women cosmetics, shaving and after-shave items, deodorants, washing powder detergent and granite and marble. All these items have been put in the 18% category,” sushil Modi said.
GST Council is likely to take up the issue of benami properties.
Earlier, Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, the meeting is important as it would review the progress of the new tax regime three months after it was rolled out.
Exemption to small traders, issues related to MRP and the impact of the new tax regime on the small-scale industry are among the issues likely to be taken up at the meeting.
गुवाहाटी: GST काउंसिल की बैठक में फैसला, केवल 50 वस्तुओं पर 28 फीसदी टैक्स लगेगा. https://hindi.news18.com/
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