No Joy Likely for Auto, Biscuit Makers at GST Council Meet
The Hindu Business Line|September 18, 2019
But some relief on hotel tariffs, outdoor catering on cards.
Shishir Sinha

The Goods & Services Tax (GST) Council, at its meeting on Friday, is likely to revise rates on outdoor catering services and matchsticks and raise the threshold for levying 28 per cent on hotel room tariff.

However, a change in rate for biscuits and a rate reduction on automobiles is unlikely.

The hotel industry has a fourtier rate structure based on the daily room tariff: ‘Nil’ for tariff below ₹1,000 per day; 12 percent for tariff above ₹1,000 but less than ₹2,500; 18 percent for tariff of ₹2,500 and above but less than ₹7,500; and 28 percent for tariff above ₹7,500.

Higher thresholds

A senior government official said Rajasthan, Goa and a few other States have suggested that the threshold for the maximum GST rate should go up.

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