Only 50 items remain in 28% GST bracket
Previously 227 items were in the highest tax bracket, now reduced to 50 in the GST council meeting held on Friday. The GST rate was cut on mass items like chewing gums, chocolates, deodorants and beauty products to 18%. The GST council has reduced the tax rate on a total of 177 items from 28% to 18%. The GST on granite, marble and detergents has also been reduced to 18% from the earlier 28%.