Government introduces a mobile app to clear doubts about GST rates

The goods and services tax (GST) which was started from 1 July, has four main tax groups of 5,12, 18 and 28 percent. However, many businesses still have a lot of confusions and queries over the correct rate of GST on goods and services.

So, the government has introduced a mobile app to clear doubts about the different rates of GST for products and services.

The app called GST Rates Finder is available on Android platform. It is a simple app to search through the GST rates of the different goods and services.

More than 1,200 items like shampoo, tea, automobiles have been put in four main tax categories.

Food items like vegetables, milk, eggs and flour along with health and education services will not have GST. Tea, edible oils, sugar, textiles and others will have a 5% GST.

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