Business Standard

Frozen, packaged, branded parota not eaten by poor; Govt justifies 18% GST

According to government sources, frozen parota (layered flatbread) does not qualify as a staple item

parotta
Premium

The rate of frozen and preserved parota was earlier discussed in the 37th meeting of the GST Council

Dilasha Seth New Delhi
Facing flak over a judicial authority ruling that frozen parota would attract a goods and services tax (GST) rate of 18 per cent as against 5 per cent on roti, the government on Saturday clarified that seal-packed and branded items attracted higher taxes in line with standard global practice.
 
According to government sources, frozen parota (layered flatbread) does not qualify as a staple item and is not eaten by the poor.

It is consumed by a class that can afford to pay taxes, hence falls in the 18 per cent category with the likes of biscuits, pastries, and cakes,

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: Jun 13 2020 | 5:00 PM IST

Explore News

To read the full story, subscribe to BS Premium now, at just Rs 249/ month.

Key stories on business-standard.com are available only to BS Premium subscribers.

Register to read more on Business-Standard.com