A uniform 5 per cent tax will now be levied on all kinds of food served in both AC and non AC restaurants. Wednesday onwards, here’s what will get cheaper:28 per cent to 18 per centLiquid soaps, Detergents, washing and cleaning preparationsCosmetics and deodorants, including Shampoos; Hair cream, Hair dyes (natural, herbal or synthetic) and similar other goods; henna powder or paste, not mixed with any other ingredient; Pre-shave, shaving or after-shave preparations, personal deodorants, bath preparations, perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations, room deodorisers.
Wire, cables, insulated conductors, electrical insulators, electrical plugs, switches, sockets, fuses, relays, electrical connectorsElectrical boards, panels, consoles, cabinets etc for electric control or distributionFurniture, mattress, bedding and similar furnishingTrunk, suitcase, vanity cases, brief cases, travelling bags and other hand bags, casesPrimary cell and primary batteriesSanitary ware and parts thereof of all kindArticles of plastic, floor covering, baths, shower, sinks, washbasins, seats, sanitary ware of plasticSlabs and goods of marbles and granite, ceramic tiles of all kindsMiscellaneous articles such as vacuum flasks, lighters,Wrist watches, clocks, watch movement, watch cases, straps, partsArticles of apparel and clothing accessories of leather, guts, furskin, artificial fur and other articles such as saddlery and harness for any animalArticles of cutlery, stoves, cookers and similar non electric domestic appliancesRazor and razor bladesMulti-functional printers, cartridgesOffice or desk equipmentDoor, windows and frames of aluminium.Articles of plaster such as board, sheet,Articles of cement or concrete or stone and artificial stone,Articles of asphalt or slate,Articles of micaCeramic flooring blocks, pipes, conduit, pipe fittingWall paper and wall coveringGlass of all kinds and articles thereof such as mirror, safety glass, sheets, glasswareElectrical, electronic weighing machineryFire extinguishers and Wholesale Overhead Shower for sale fire extinguishing chargeFork lifts, lifting and handling equipment,Bull dozers, excavators, loaders, road rollers, Earth moving and levelling machinery,Escalators,Cooling towers, pressure vessels, reactorsCrankshaft for sewing machine, tailor’s dummies, bearing housings, gears and gearing; ball or roller screws; gasketsElectrical apparatus for radio and television broadcastingSound recording or reproducing apparatusSignalling, safety or traffic control equipment for transportsPhysical exercise equipment, festival and carnival equipment, swings, shooting galleries, roundabouts, gymnastic and athletic equipment.
All musical instruments and their partsArtificial flowers, foliage and artificial fruitsExplosive, anti-knocking preparation, fireworksCocoa butter, fat, oil powder,Extract, essence ad concentrates of coffee, miscellaneous food preparationsChocolates, Chewing gum / bubble gumMalt extract and food preparations of flour, groats, meal, starch or malt extractWaffles and wafers coated with chocolate or containing chocolateRubber tubes and miscellaneous articles of rubberGoggles, binoculars, telescope,Cinematographic cameras and projectors, image projector,Microscope, specified laboratory equipment, specified scientific equipment such as for meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, geologySolvent, thinners, hydraulic fluids, anti-freezing preparation28 per cent to 12 per cent:Wet grinders consisting of stone as grinderTanks and other armoured fighting vehicles18 per cent to 12 per cent:Condensed milkRefined sugar and sugar cubesPastaCurry paste, mayonnaise and salad dressings, mixed condiments and mixed seasoningDiabetic foodMedicinal grade oxygenPrinting inkHand bags and shopping bags of jute and cottonHats (knitted or crocheted)Parts of specified agricultural, horticultural, forestry, harvesting or threshing machinerySpecified parts of sewing machineSpectacles framesFurniture wholly made of bamboo or cane18 per cent to 5 per centPuffed rice chikki, peanut chikki, sesame chikki, revdi, tilrevdi, khaza, kazuali, groundnut sweets gatta, kuliyaFlour of potatoes put up in unit container bearing a brand name.
Chutney powderFly ashSulphur recovered in refining of crudeFly ash aggregate with 90% or more fly ash content12 per cent to 5 per centDesiccated coconutNarrow woven fabric including cotton newar [with no refund of unutilised input tax credit]Idli, dosa batterFinished leather, chamois and composition leatherCoir cordage and ropes, jute twine, coir productsFishing net and fishing hooksWorn clothingFly ash brick5 per cent to nilGuar mealHop cone (other than grounded, powdered or in pellet form)Certain dried vegetables such as sweet potatoes, maniacUnworked coconut shellFish frozen or dried (not put up in unit container bearing a brand name)Khandsari sugar.Mumbai: After months of bitterness over the high GST rate on food in restaurants, eating out is finally going to taste better from Wednesday!Reason? The 18 per cent GST you paid all this while on food served in restaurants has been brought down to 5 per cent by the GST Council last week. Alcohol still continues to be outside the ambit of GST and will attract regular VAT as earlier.The GST Council, last week, in a major tax overhaul also slashed the rates on nearly 200 items that were placed in the topmost 28 per cent slab under the new indirect tax reform.