To find out the required tax rate:
1. Enter the name or chapter heading of the commodity or service in the search box provided
2. Search result will list all the goods and services containing the name which was typed in the search box
3. Scroll down the list of description
4. Click on any specific item on the list. A display window will pop-up, containing details such as the GST rate, description of goods or services and the chapter heading of the Harmonised System of Nomenclature (HSN).
For example, any person who has been billed by a hotel or a restaurant or for footwear can cross verify the correctness of the rate of GST charged.
Apart from functioning as a mobile app, the CBEC has also provided a GST rate
finder on its portal (cbec-gst.gov.in) to help the taxpayers know the applicable GST rate on their supplies of goods and services. A taxpayer can search for applicable rates of Central, State, Union Territory GST and compensation cess on a supply.
Further, over 500 FAQs related to GST are available online at cbec.gov.in in Hindi, English and other 10 other regional languages.
GST, rolled out from July 1, replaces service tax, excise, VAT and over a dozen local levies. All goods and services are now classified under four tax slabs of 5, 12, 18 and 28 per cent.