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GST Rates Of Goods Dealt By Department Of Food & Public Distribution & Related FAQs

GST rates of Goods dealt by Department of Food & Public Distribution are as under:

Sl. No.
ITEM
APPLICABLE RATE OF GST
1.
Cereals( Wheat, Rice, Coarse grain)
Nil
2.
Sugarcane
Nil
3.
Sugar (Normal)
5%
4.
Refined sugar containing added flavouring or colouring matter, Sugar cubes
18%
5.
Bagasse, Press Cake
5%
6.
Edible Oil
5%
7.
Ethanol
18%
8.
Molasses
28%
Source: Department of Food and Public Distribution - .doc file

GST - Frequently Asked Questions on Goods dealt by Department of Food & Public Distribution

Q1. What is the GST rate on Wheat and rice?
Ans. GST rate on Wheat and rice is nil. However, if sold in unit container and bearing a registered brand name, the GST rate is 5%.


Q2. What is the GST rate on the sugarcane?
Ans. GST rate on sugarcane is Nil.

Q3. What is the GST rate on sugar?
Ans. GST rate on is @ 5%.

Q4. What is the GST rate on Khandsari Sugar?
Ans. GST rate on Khandsari Sugar is 5%.

Q5. What is the GST rate on Refined sugar?
Ans. GST rate on refined sugar containing added flavouring or colouring matter, sugar cubes is 18%.

Q6. What is the GST rate on by-products of Sugar Industry?
Ans. The GST rates on by-products of Sugar Industry are as under:
Sr. No.
Name of by-product
GST Rate
1.
Molasses
28%
2.
Bagasse
5%
3.
Press Cake
5%
4.
Ethanol
18%

Q7. What is the taxable event for Sugar & Edible Oil under GST?
Ans. Taxable event under GST on Sugar & Edible Oil is supply of the same. CGST and SGST/ UTGST will be levied on intra-State supplies. IGST will be levied on inter-State supplies.

Q8. Whether supplies of Sugar & Edible Oil made without consideration will also come within the purview of supply under GST?
Ans. Yes.

Q9. What is the GST on edible oils?
Ans. GST on normal and blended edible oil is 5%. Earlier blended edible oil was put under 18% GST rate. However, with intervention of this Department, now blended edible oil is placed under 5% GST rate.

Q.10. What is the GST on Margarine?
Ans. Margarine attracts a GST of 18%.

Q.11. Is there a difference in the GST on packed and loose edible oils?
Ans. Sale of loose edible oil is banned hence the question of difference in GST does not arise.


Disclaimer: This is for general information of public. For further details, please visit http://www.cbec.gov.in. Any part or full cannot be used or produced for legal purposes. 

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