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Confused about GST rates?

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has launched a mobile app called “GST Rate Detector” to help people who have purchased shoes or charged by a hotel check the accuracy of the GST rate.

“This mobile app helps users find GST rates for various products and services.It can be downloaded to any smartphone and can work offline, once downloaded.” User can determine rate GST for a good or service by entering the name or title of the chapter of the commodity or service, “said the Department of Finance in a statement released Saturday.

The application, now available on the Android platform, will soon be on the iOS platform.

The search result will display a list of all products and services containing the name written in the search box. The user can scroll through the list of descriptions and, when a specific item in the list is clicked, a pop-up window appears with details such as the GST rate, the description of the products or services and the heading of the Harmonized System of Nomenclature chapter. (HSN).

The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has also provided a search engine for the GST rate on its website cbec-gst.gov.in to help taxpayers know the applicable GST rate in their accounts. country. supplies of goods and services.

A taxpayer may search for the central GST, the state GST, the GST rate of the Union territory and the applicable cessation compensation in a supply. The search can be performed according to the description of the products or services or the chapter or section of HSN or the starting number.

“These are intended to serve as an easy indicator of GST rates, which will allow taxpayers, but also all citizens of the country, to determine the correct GST rate for goods and services,” he said. he declares.

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