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“GST Rates Finder” - Launch Of Mobile App / Portal

Taxation Laws/Updates (Country: India)

The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has taken certain initiatives for ease of doing business under the GST regime.

The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley today(7-Jul-2017) launched a mobile app “GST Rates Finder” which is available on android platform and will soon be available on iOS platform. This app helps users to find rates of GST for various goods and services.

Link for downloading “GST Rates Finder” mobile app - click here

It can be downloaded on any smart phone and can work in offline mode, once downloaded. The user can determine the GST rate for a good or a service by entering the name or chapter heading of the commodity or service. The search result will list all the Goods and Services containing the name which was typed in the search box. The user can scroll down the list of description and when any specific item on the list is clicked, the display window will popup, containing details such as GST rate, description of goods or services and the Chapter heading of the Harmonised System of Nomenclature (HSN).

For example, any person who has been billed by a hotel or a restaurant or for footwear can cross verify the correctness of the rate of GST charged.


CBEC has also provided a GST rate finder on its portal cbec-gst.gov.in to help the taxpayers know the applicable GST rate on their supplies of goods and services. A taxpayer can search for applicable CGST, SGST, UTGST rate and Compensation Cess on a supply. The search can be made based on description of goods or services or HSN Chapter or section or heading number.

These initiatives are aimed to serve as a ready reckoner on GST rates. This will empower not only the taxpayers, but every citizen of the nation, to ascertain the correct GST rate on goods and services.

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