GST Council cuts tax slab for 178 items from 28 percent to 18 percent

Nov 10, 2017, 19:49 IST | IANS

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday announced that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council has decided to slash tax slabs for 178 items from 28 percent to 18 percent

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday announced that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council has decided to slash tax slabs for 178 items from 28 percent to 18 percent.

GST Council cuts tax slab for 178 items from 28% to 18%

"The GST Council has decided to slash tax slabs of 178 items from 28 percent to 18 percent. It will be applicable from 15th of this month," the Finance Minister said while briefing media here after the two-day long meeting.

For two items, tax slab has been lowered from 28 percent to 12 percent.

He also said the Council had been looking at the 28 percent tax slab and constantly rationalising items in it in lesser tax slabs.

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