Know About GST Rate & HSN Code of Kirana and General Stores in India

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The GST or Goods and Services Tax registration is now a must for each MSMEs and SMEs. Een your local  Kirana store must now register under the GST scheme. They should display their GST certificate and GSTIN in their shops or business dwellings to ensure that the consumers can be assured about the tax. 

The government has combined all the business and commercial taxes under one roof as GST and has decided different ratios of GST like 0%, 5%, 12%, 18%, and 28%. Hence, always check if your local  Kirana store is taking the government-prescribed GST on items.

HSN Code And Its Importance in The Unorganized Business Section

HSN stands for Harmonized System Of Nomenclature. This coding system is derived by the World Customs Organization or WCO. T is used to classify and distinguish the different selling items and services. The government of India also uses this HSN system and HSN codes to define taxable items and also recommends the GST percentage for each item. Besides that, the government also uses the SAC or service area code to identify each item or service for GST.

 What To Know

Do you know that your neighborhood shop also has a rate chart for taxable items? The time value of money indicates that you must receive services or goods of the same amount of money you are paying. Hence, always check the tax percentage and try to find if you are paying the right tax. 

Here is the details of the HSN code, GST details for the regular items available in a Kirana store or a general store-

Serial noItem nameGST percentageHSN code
1Salt0%2501
2Coffee5%0901
3Sugar5%1701
4Tea5%0902
5Chilly5%0904
Cumin5%0909
7Fennel seeds5%0909
8Methi5%0910
9Amchur5%0910
10Bay leaves5%0910
11Black pepper5%0904
12Other spices5%0910
13Butter12%0405
14Ghee12%0405
15Condensed milk18%0402
16Cinnamon5%0906
17Clove5%0907
18Nutmeg5%0908
20Mace5%0908
21Rusk5%1905
22Soya chunks12%2106
23Mustard oil5%1514
24Other edible oil variants5%1515
25Toothpaste and tooth powder12%3306
26shampoo28%3305
27Hair oil18%3305
28Hair color28%3305
29Face creams28%3304
30Toothbrush18%9603
31Talcum powder28%3304
32Shaving cream28%3307
33DEODORANTS28%3307
34Face powder28%3304
35Aftershave lotion28%3307
36Nail Polish28%3304
37Sindur0%3304
38Lip makeup and lipsticks28&3304
39Eye makeup products28%3304
40Bindi0%3304

So, next time you buy something from your neighbourhood Kirana store or general store, check the GST amount of each item and pay only the desired tax amount.

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