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GST Council Cuts Rates On Used Cars, Diamonds

Newdelhi:18/1/18;The GST Council met for its 25th meeting today in New Delhi. The GST Council, headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and having state finance ministers as members reduced the Goods and Services Tax on about 20 items and also raised the tax rate for certain items. The Council also reduced tax rate on some services. Mr Jaitley also said the new rates will be effective from January 25 and that the Council had considered simplification of the return filing process during the meeting.

Here are the changes to tax rates of Goods recommended by the GST Council:

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List of goods on which GST rate recommended for reduction from 28 per cent to 18 per cent:

List of goods on which GST rate recommended for reduction from 28 per cent to 18 per cent:
Old and used motor vehicles [medium and large cars and SUVs] on the margin of the supplier, subject to the condition that no input tax credit of central excise duty/value added tax or GST paid on such vehicles has been availed by him.
Buses, for use in public transport, which exclusively run on bio-fuels.

List of goods on which GST rate recommended for reduction from 28 per cent to 12 per cent:
All types of old and used motors vehicles [other than medium and large cars and SUVs] on the margin of the supplier of subject to the conditions that no input tax credit of central excise duty /value added tax or GST paid on such vehicles has been availed by him.

List of goods on which GST rate recommended for reduction from 18 per cent to 12 per cent:
Sugar boiled confectionary
Drinking water packed in 20 litters bottles
Fertilizer grade Phosphoric acid
Bio-diesel
Bio-pesticides
Bamboo wood building joinery
Drip irrigation system including laterals, sprinklers
Mechanical Sprayer
List of goods on which GST rate recommended for reduction from 18 per cent to 5 per cent:
Tamarind Kernel Powder
Mehendi paste in cones
LPG supplied for supply to household domestic consumers by private LPG distributors Scientific and technical instruments, apparatus, equipment, accessories, parts, components, spares, tools, mock ups and modules, raw material and consumables required for launch vehicles and satellites and payloads.

List of goods on which GST rate recommended for reduction from 12 per cent to 5 per cent:
Articles of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork

List of goods on which GST rate recommended for reduction from 12 per cent to 5 per cent with no refund of unutilised input tax credit:
Velvet fabric

List of goods on which GST rate recommended for reduction from 3 per cent to 0.25 per cent:
Diamonds and precious stones

List of goods on which nil GST will be charged:
Vibhuti
Parts and accessories for manufacture of hearing aids.
De-oiled rice bran

List of goods on which GST rate recommended for increase from 12 per cent to 18 per cent:
Cigarette filter rods

List of goods on which GST rate recommended for increase from nil to 5 per cent:
Rice bran (other than de-oiled rice bran)

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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