These objects are exempted from GST when offered unfastened. Check full listing

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Tuesday exempted all objects when offered unfastened and never pre-packed or pre-labelled, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman stated.

“The @GST_Council has exempt from GST, all items specified below in the list, when sold loose, and not pre-packed or pre-labeled. They will not attract any GST. The decision is of the @GST_Council and no one member,” Sitharaman, who’s the chairperson of the GST council stated.

Here is an inventory of the objects which have been exempted from the GST when offered unfastened.

PRODUCTS EXEMPTED FROM GST WHEN SOLD LOOSE
PULSES
WHEAT
RYE
OATS
MAIZE 
RICE
FLOUR
SUJI
BESAN
PUFFED RICE
CURD/L.ASSI

In a thread, the finance minister additionally tweeted that there have been misconceptions over the imposition of GST on specified meals objects like pulses, cereals, flour and many others.

“This was a unanimous decision by the GST Council. All states were present in GST Council when this issue was presented by the Group of Ministers on Rate Rationalisation in the 47th meeting held in Chandigarh on Jun 28, 2022,” Sitharaman tweeted.

“All States, including non-BJP States (Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala) agreed with the decision. This decision of the GST Council is yet again by consensus,” she added.

“Further, the GoM that recommended these changes was composed of members from West Bengal, Rajasthan, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Goa & Bihar and was headed by CM of Karnataka. It carefully considered this proposal, taking into account the tax leakage,” the minister stated.




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