From curdled milk, rice to hotel reservation; find out what will cost more from July 18

The GST Council said in a press release after its meeting at the end of June that “pre-packaged and pre-labelled retail packaging within the meaning of the Legal Metrology Act, including curd, lassi and pre-packaged and pre-labelled buttermilk” be subject to 5% GST effective July 18.

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New Delhi, first published July 16, 2022, 4:17 p.m. IST

The GST Board unanimously decided to change rates on a variety of basic necessities at its 47th meeting. The GST rate increase takes effect Monday, July 18, and the average person may have to pay extra for household goods, hotels, and banking services, among other things.

Curds, lassi, rice and other daily necessities could face price increases from Monday. The GST Council said in a press release after its meeting at the end of June that “pre-packaged and pre-labelled retail packaging within the meaning of the Legal Metrology Act, including curd, lassi and pre-packaged and pre-labelled buttermilk” be subject to 5% GST effective July 18.

The GST Board also announced that 18% GST would be paid on fees charged by banks for issuing checks (bulk or book). LED fixtures, LED fixtures and lamps will see price increases as the GST board recommends an adjustment to the reverse duty structure of 12% to 18%.

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  • Milking and dairy machines, machines for cleaning and sorting eggs – 18%
  • Printed maps, atlases, wall maps, topographic maps and globes – 12%
  • Knives with cutting blades, letter openers, pencil sharpeners and blades, spoons, forks, ladles, skimmers, cake shovels – 18%
  • Hotel accommodation up to Rs 1,000 per day will be taxed at 12%
  • Lamps, fixtures and LED fixtures, their printed circuit board made of metal – 18%
  • Drawing and tracing instruments – 18%
  • Solar water heater – 12%
  • Prepared/finished leather/chamois leather/composite leather – 12%
  • Bank checks – 18% Motorized pumps such as centrifugal, deep well turbines and submersible pumps, bicycle pumps – 18%
  • Machines for cleaning, sorting, grading seeds, grain legumes; machines used in the milling industry; pawan chakki – 18 percent

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Last updated July 16, 2022 at 4:17 PM IST

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