CBIC clarifies ambiguity on GST on pre-packaged items, new rates from Monday

18 July 2022admin

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) on Sunday clarified that all pre-packaged items containing a quantity up to 25 Kg, will attract a GST of 5%.

The CBIC said that the items, which are pre-packaged in above 25 Kg, in a single packet will be exempt from GST.

Also the clarification said that if several packages intended for retail sale to the ultimate consumer, say 10 packages of 10 Kg each, are sold in a larger pack, then GST would apply to such supply. Such a package may be sold by a manufacturer through a distributor.

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