Thursday, July 25, 2024

New GST Rates – 5 Major Things to Know


The GST Council has finalized four tax rates of 5, 12, 18 and 28% to apply for services including telecom, automobiles, insurance, hotels and restaurants.

83 Services Exempt, 13 in 5 % Slab

The information is being uploaded immediately after the GST Council’s decision and it will be subject to further vetting during which the list may undergo some changes. The decisions of the GST Council are being communicated for general information and will be given effect to through gazette notifications which shall have a force of law.

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  • Luxury cars to get cheaper
  • Small car prices to remain unchanged
  • Hybrid cars to be more expensive
  • Motorcycles of more than 350 cc engine capacity will also attract an additional cess to the base 28 per cent tax


  • GST rates for your hotel stay would depend on the tariff rates. Hotels and lodges charging per day tariff of Rs 1,000 will be exempt from GST.
  • Rate for hotels with the tariff of Rs 1,000 to 2,000 per day would be 12%.
  • Hotels with the tariff of Rs 2,500 to Rs 5,000 would be under 18% bracket.
  • GST for hotels with tariff above Rs 5,000 will be 28 per cent.


  • Non-AC restaurants will charge 12 per cent GST on food bill.
  • Bigger restaurants will be heavier on the pocket as tax rate for AC restaurants and those with a liquor license will be 18 per cent. 5-star hotels will be even more expensive as the GST rate will be 28 percent.
  • Restaurants with Rs 50 lakh or below turnover will go under the 5 percent composition.


  • Entertainment tax will be merged with service tax under GST and a composite 28 per cent levy charged on cinema services as well as gambling or betting at a race course.
  • While the rate proposed for cinema halls is lower than 40 to 55 per cent as per current incidence, it may not result in a reduction in tariffs on cinema tickets as states continue to hold the right to levy local charges on them.


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