GST bill 2017: A complete list of GST rate

GST bill 2017: A complete list of GST rate

Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a proposed bill of indirect taxation in India merging most of the existing taxes into single system of taxation. The GST Council and its Chairman- Union Finance Minister of India Arun Jaitley govern the GST. Goods and Services Tax (GST) Act would be a significant step in the reform of indirect taxation in India. This act will amalgamate several Central and State taxes into a single tax that would mitigate cascading or double taxation and facilitating a common national market.

The GST Council has fixed the tax framework under the Goods and Service Tax (GST) which is going to come in effect from July 1, 2017. The tax rates have been declared for 1,211 items with a majority of items being kept under the 18% slab.

Here is a complete list of GST rate-


  1. 1.    No tax will be applicable in live animals except live horses,
  2.    All the Meat and edible meat offal other than in frozen state, fish seeds,
  3.    Dairy products, bird’s eggs, natural honey,
  4.    Edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified,
  5.    Human hair,
  6.    Live trees and other plants,
  7.    Edible vegetables, roots and tubers,
  8.    Fresh fruits,
  9.    Coffee, tea, mate and spices goods of seed quality,
  10.  Cereals, all types of floors that are not bearing a registered brand name,
  11.  All types of goods of seed quality,
  12.  Lac and Shellac,
  13.  Betel leaves,
  14.  Sugar Cane jaggery (gur),
  15.  Puffed rice, on the manufacturing of Pappad and Bread,
  16.  Prasadam supplied by religious places like temples, mosques, churches, gurudwaras, dargahs, etc.
  17.  Water [other than processed and sold in sealed container],
  18.  Common salt,
  19.  Human Blood,
  20.  Organic manure,
  21.  Municipal waste, sewage sludge, clinical waste,
  22.  Fire & feul wood,
  23.  Judicial, Non-judicial papers,
  24.  Printed books,
  25.  Earthen pot and clay lamps,
  26.  Agricultural implements,
  27.  Handloom,
  28.  Spacecraft, suborbital and spacecraft launch vehicles,
  29.  Hearing aids,
  30.  Indigenous handmade musical instruments,
  31.  Slate pencils, and chalk sticks
  32.  Passenger baggage.

Tax rate- 5%

Processed and cured fish seed in frozen state.

  1. Milk and cream, skimmed milk powder, milk food for babies, excluding condensed milk.
  2. Products of animal origin.
  3. Preserved edible vegetables, roots and tubers.
  4. Dried areca nuts, whether or not shelled or peeled. All goods, other than dry fruits (in frozen state or preserved)
  5. Coffee, tea, mate and spices.
  6. Products of milling industry, malt, starches, inulin, wheat gluten with a registered brand name.
  7. Oil and oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (other than seed quality)
  8. Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products, not elsewhere specified or included.
  9. Natural gums, resins, gumresins and oleoresins.
  10. Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products except Betel leaves and Indian katha.
  11. Vegetable fats and oils.
  12. Beet sugar, cane sugar, khandsari sugar, Palmyra sugar.
  13. Cocoa beans, Cocoa shells and Cocoa paste.
  14. Mixes and doughs for the preparation of bread, pastry and other baker’s wares, Pizza bread, Seviyan (vermicelli), Tapioca and substitutes therefor prepared from starch, in the form of flakes, grains, pearls, siftings or in similar forms. (sabudana), Rusks, toasted bread and similar toasted products.
  15. Sweetmeats.
  16. Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal fodder.
  17. Tobacco leaves.
  18. Salt other than common salt and Natural sands.
  19. Ores, slag and ash.
  20. Coal, Lignite, Kerosene PDS, Coal gas.
  21. Nuclear fuel, Heavy water and other nuclear fuels, Compressed air.
  22. Animal or Human Blood Vaccines, Cyclosporin, Medicaments, Formulations manufactured from the bulk drugs.
  23. Extract of Wattle, quebracho and chestnut.
  24. Sulphonated castor oil and fish oil.
  25. Handmade safety matches.
  26. Natural rubber and products made by it.
  27. Raw hides, skins, tanned or crust hides and skins.
  28. Wood in chips or particles; sawdust and wood waste and scrap, whether or not agglomerated in logs, briquettes, pellets or similar forms.
  29. Newsprint, in rolls or sheets.
  30. Brochures, leaflets and similar printed matter, whether or not in single sheets.
  31. Building bricks and Earthen or roofing tiles.
  32. Hand pumps, solar water heater and system, Renewable energy devices and spare parts of it for their manufacturing.
  33. Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stocks, traffic signalling equipment of all kinds.
  34. Carriages for disabled persons, whether or not motorised or otherwise mechanically propelled.
  35. Aircraft and parts of it other than those for personal use.
  36. Ships, boats and floating structures.
  37. Artificial kidney, Coronary stents and coronary stent systems, Parts of the following goods, namely:- (i) Crutches; (ii) Wheel chairs; (iii) Walking frames; (iv) Tricycles; (v) Braillers; and (vi) Artificial limbs and Assistive devices, rehabilitation aids and other goods for disabled.
  38. Kerosene pressure lantern and Parts of kerosene pressure lanterns including gas mantles.
  39. Broomsticks and Muddhas made of sarkanda, phool bahari jhadoo.
  40. Specified Drugs and medicines intended for personal use.

Tax rate- 12%

  1. Live horses
  2. Meat and edible meat offal
  3. Butter and other fats (ghee, butter oil, etc.) and oils derived from milk; dairy spreads, Cheese.
  4. Dry fruits
  5. Starches; inulin
  6. Animal fats and oils
  7. Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic vertebrates
  8. Preparations of vegetables, fruits, nuts or other parts of plants- All goods made by vegetables, fruits, nuts or other parts of plants i.e. fruit juices, vegetable juices.
  9. Miscellaneous edible preparations- Roasted chicory, Roasted coffee substitutes, Extracts and essences thereof, Yeasts and prepared baking powders, Texturised vegetable proteins (soya bari), Namkeens, bhujia, mixture, chabena and similar edible preparations in ready for consumption form.

Tax Rate- 18%

  1. Condensed milk
  2. Malt, whether or not roasted.
  3. Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts
  4. Indian katha.
  5. Refined sugar containing added flavouring or colouring matter, sugar cubes.
  6. Margarine, Linoxyn [solidified linseed oil]; edible mixtures or preparations of animal or vegetable fats or oils or of fractions of different fats or oils of this Chapter, other than edible fats or oils or their fractions of heading.
  7. Refined sugar containing added flavouring or colouring matter, sugar cubes, lactose, maple syrup, glucose, dextrose, fructose, invert sugar, artificial honey.
  8. Preparations for infant use, put up for retail sale, Pasta, whether or not cooked or stuffed (with meat or other substances) or otherwise prepared, such as spaghetti, macaroni, noodles, lasagne, gnocchi, ravioli, cannelloni; couscous, whether or not prepared, Corn flakes, bulgar wheat, prepared foods obtained from cereal flakes, Waffles and wafers other than coated with chocolate or containing chocolate, Pastries and cakes.
  9. Extracts, essences and concentrates of tea or mate, Sauces, Soups and broths, Ice cream and other edible ice, food mixes including instant food mixes, Diabetic foods.

Tax Rate- 28%

  1. Molasses, Chewing gum / bubble gum and white chocolate, not containing cocoa.
  2. Cocoa butter, fat and oil, Cocoa powder, not containing added sugar or sweetening matter and Chocolates and other food preparations containing cocoa.
  3. Malt extract; food preparations of flour, groats, meal, starch or malt extract, not containing cocoa or containing less than 40% by weight of cocoa calculated on a totally defatted basis, not elsewhere specified, not containing cocoa or containing less than 5% by weight of cocoa calculated on a totally defatted basis not elsewhere specified or included, other than preparations for infant use put up for retail sale and mixes and doughs for the preparation of bakers’ wares, Waffles and wafers coated with chocolate or containing chocolate.
  4. Miscellaneous edible preparations i.e. Extracts, essences and concentrates of coffee, and preparations with a basis of these extracts, essences or concentrates or with a basis of coffee (i.e. instant coffee, coffee aroma, etc.), Pan masala.
  5. Ceramic products like Blocks, tiles.
  6. Glass and glassware
  7. Articles of iron or steel.
  8. All goods other than utensils i.e. sanitary and parts thereof of copper and other articles of copper.
  9. Aluminium and articles including Aluminium foil, Doors, windows and their frames and all goods other than utensils.
  10. Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks of base metal like Razors and razor blades, other articles of cutlery.
  11. Base metal mountings, fittings and similar articles suitable for furniture, doors, staircases, windows, blinds, coachwork, saddlery, trunks, chests, caskets or the like; base metal hat-racks, hat-pegs, brackets and other articles of base metal.
  12. Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances like Spark-ignition reciprocating or rotary internal combustion piston engine, Pumps for dispensing fuel or lubricants etc.
  13. Electrical machinery and equipment including- Static converters,  Primary cells and primary batteries, Electro-mechanical domestic appliances, with self-contained electric motor, other than vacuum cleaners of heading etc.
  14. Motor vehicles for the transport of ten or more persons, Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed.
  15. Aircraft; spacecraft and parts thereof (not specified elsewhere).
  16. Yachts and other vessels for pleasure or sports.
  17. Goggles, Binoculars, monoculars, other optical telescopes, and mountings therefor; other astronomical instruments and mountings therefor, but not including instruments for radioastronomy, Photographic (other than cinematographic) cameras; photographic.
  18. Clocks and watches and parts thereof.
  19. Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles.
  20. Revolvers and pistols.
  21. Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified.
  22. Video games consoles and Machines, Festive, carnival or other entertainment articles, Articles and equipment for physical exercise, gymnastics, athletics, other sports.
  23. Miscellaneous manufacturing articles including Worked ivory, bone, tortoise-shell, horn, antlers, coral, Date, sealing or numbering stamps, Cigarette lighters and other lighters, Scent sprays and similar toilet sprays and other manufacturing articles which does not specified elsewhere.
  24. All dutiable articles intended for personal use.