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Tax incidence under GST lower than current indirect taxes: FinMin

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The incidence of on majority of goods is lower under the Goods and Services (GST) regime as compared to the current indirect taxes on account of levy of central excise, service tax, value-added (VAT), octroi, entry tax, central sales and cascading effect, the Ministry said on Thursday.

"In a majority of supplies of goods, the incidence approved by the Council is much lower than the present combined indirect rates levied on account of central excise duty rates/ embedded central excise duty rates/ service post-clearance embedding, VAT rates or weighted average VAT rates, cascading of VAT over excise duty and incidence on account of central sales tax, octroi, entry levied by the Centre and states," the Ministry said here in a statement.

The incidence under is lower than the present combined indirect rates for milk powder, curd, butter milk, unbranded honey, dairy spreads, cheese, cashewnut, raisins, spices, tea, wheat, rice, flour, edible oils, sugar, macaroni, noodles, fruit and vegetable items, pickle, sweetmeat, sauces, instant food mixes, ice, cement, coal, domestic Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and LPG stove, it said.

Kerosene, insulin, tooth powder, incense sticks, hair oil, toothpaste, soap, diagnostic kits, school bags, kites, note books, children's colouring books, fabrics, footwear, helmet, spectacles, cutlery, aluminium foil, tractor tyres and tubes, weighing machine, sewing machine, closed-circuit television (CCTV), printers, recorder, car for physically handicapped person, stapler, Braille watches, medical furniture, Light Emitting Diode (LED), baby carriages, bamboo furniture, kerosene lantern and sports goods will also have lower incidence of under GST, it added.

The rates have been approved by the Council. The new indirect regime in the country is to come into effect from July 1.

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First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 20:02 IST
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