New Delhi : Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) welcomes the introduction of GST. New Delhi Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) welcomes the introduction of GST.
The entire Khadi & Village Industries (KVI) sector has been enjoying the benefit of tax exemption even under the pre-independence era. With the exemption to the SSI sector being
drastically reduced from the existing Rs.150 lakh to Rs.20 lakh, the exemption cover enjoyed by many of the Khadi Institutions (KIs) has been removed. KIs are now mandated to
obtain registration under GST and also pay GST on various Khadi products which is 5%.
The products of the Village Industries sector were either taxed @ 0-14.30% before-GST and post-GST the same products attracts tax @ 12-28%, and the details of the same is given below:
Details of products of the Village Industries sector under pre-GST & post-GST
|Items||Before (GST)||After (GST)|
|Sanitary Hardware & Paint||14%||28%|
|Marble & Granite||5-14%||28%|
|Electronic Weighing Scale||5.5%||28%|
|Gobar Gas/Bio Fuel Generator||0%||18%|
|Agriculture Diesel Engine (upto 12 B.H.P.)||5%||28%|
|Sewing Machine parts||5%||12%|
|Glassware boll (Kancha)||0%||18%|
|Hand-made soap (3401)||0%||18%|
|Hand-made paper (4802)||0-14%||12%|
|Herbal Shampoo (3305)||5-12%||28%|
|Agricultural, Horticultural or Forestry
Machinery for Soil preparation
|Harvesting or threshing machinery||0%||12%|
|All food mixes, sharbat, ready to eat packaged food||5%||18%|
|Hand operated mechanical appliances, weighing 10 kg or less,
used in the preparation, conditioning or serving of food or drink
At present only Khadi yarn produced in Khadi sector is exempted, while other Khadi products attracts 5% GST. Ministry of MSME has approached Ministry of Finance to consider the sector for exemption from GST or to ensure a seamless flow of input tax credit in order for Khadi Institutions to claim input tax credit.
This Press Release is based on information given by the Minister of State for MSME Shri Giriraj Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 10.08.2017 (Wednesday).
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