GST: From eggs to milk; here's a list of exempted goods under new tax regime

A week after the roll-out of goods and services tax, confusion still rules.

GST: From eggs to milk; heres a list of exempted goods under new tax regime

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While the businesses are still coming to terms with the tax rules, consumers too are yet to understand how the new tax regime is going to impact their daily life.

Assessing the situation after one week of GST roll-out at a meeting convened by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), traders said their counterparts in small towns are in a state of confusion due to lack of knowledge about even basic fundamentals of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and its compliance obligations leading to procedural lapses.

For instance, the government in a recent notification allowed unsold pre-packed items to be marketed to consumers with an add-on sticker indicating the revised price. The old MRP will have to be clearly on display along with the revised MRP sticker. This means there will be two MRPs on one product - Pre-GST and post-GST.

All in all as confusion prevails, here's a list of goods that are exempted from GST for your perusal:

Animal feed
Aquatic feed
Betel leaves
Butter milk
Children’s’ picture, drawing or colouring books
Contraceptives (Condoms)
Earthen pot and clay lamps
Educational services
Fire wood
Fresh fruits
Fresh milk
Fresh vegetables
Gandhi topi
Hand operated agriculture equipments
Hearing aids
Human blood
Human hair
Indian national flag
Indigenous handmade musical instruments
Judicial, Nonjudicial stamp papers, Court fee stamps
Khadi yarn
Kumkum, Bindi, Sindur
Live animals
Live trees and plants
Medical services
Municipal waste, sewage sludge, clinical waste
Non-alcoholic Toddy, Neera
Oraganic manure
Plastic bangles
poultry feed & cattle feed
Prasad (sacred food)
Printed books, including Braille books and newspaper, periodicals & journals
Puffed rice (muri)
Puja samagri
Raw jute
Raw silk
Raw wool
Slates, Slate pencils and chalk sticks
Tender coconut water
Unbranded atta (flour) and maida
Unbranded besan (gram flour)
Unbranded natural honey
Unpacked foodgrains (Cereals, pulses)
Unpacked paneer
Water (other than aerated, mineral, purified)
Wood charcoal

(With PTI inputs)

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Updated Date: Jul 07, 2017 18:18:06 IST

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