Published: Mon, July 10, 2017
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Central Board of Excise and Custom (CBEC) launches GST Rate Finder app

Central Board of Excise and Custom (CBEC) launches GST Rate Finder app

The day Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Goods and Service Tax (GST) reform as a tax revolution on July 1, my daughter was born. "This mobile app helps users to find rates of GST for various goods and services".

GST Rate Finder app of CBEC is available on google play store. ioS version will be launched shortly.

The facility would be available for free to small businesses, traders and entrepreneurs to achieve a seamless transition to GST and queries can be posted on EY India Tax Insights App, DigiGST website and EY_India on Twitter.

The mobile app can be downloaded on any smartphone and can also work in offline mode. They can scroll down the list of description and when any specific item on the list is clicked, the display window will pop-up, containing details such as GST rate and description of goods or services.

Once downloaded, you will be able to see three catogories namely ' TAX rates: Goods", "TAX rates: Services' and Information @CBEC. The launch of the GST rates mobile app by CBEC was done with a sole goal of facilitating the ease of doing business in India initiative, Finance Ministry added. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tweeted.

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The central government has said the new MRP on products manufactured, packed or imported before July 1 should take into consideration extra availability of input tax credit under GST.

The Finance Ministry is not leaving any stone unturned for the smooth implementation of Goods and Service Tax.

In a series of tweets, the official handle of Finance Ministry wrote, "A taxpayer can search for applicable CGST, SGST, UTGST rate and Compensation Cess on a supply". The search can be made based on description of goods or services or HSN Chapter or section or heading number.

So, now it is easy to know the new tax rates from anywhere and be aware of the rates for all goods and services.

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