MUMBAI: Be it a school kid in Ahmedabad whose favourite tea-time snack is a plate of Dhoklas or a senior citizen in Bengaluru who can’t do without his staple breakfast of piping hot Rava-Idlis, an advance ruling, issued by the Gujarat bench, has ‘united’ foodies across India with a single goods and services tax (GST) rate.
GST rate was the same at 5%
Despite various products of instant flour mixes falling in different sub-headings, fortunately the GST rate was the same at 5%.
On the flip side, the Authority for Advance ‘united’ Ruling did not agree with the submission of the applicant that a nil rate should apply as his instant flour products were nothing but grain and pulse flour mixed with spices, condiments and flavours.
the GST rates on his products and also on chutney powder
In this case, a businessman who manufactured and sold varied types of instant mixed flour under the ‘Talod’ brand name sought an advance ‘united’ ruling to determine the GST rates on his products and also on chutney powder, which was provided free with a few products — such as the Bhajiya mix.