Amendment in GST Rates for Cement

The Central Government, based on the Council's recommendations, amends the GST rates for cement under the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017. In Notification No. 07/2019- Integrated Tax (Rate), the entry for cement under serial number 2 is revised.

Cement now falls under chapter heading 2523 in the Customs Tariff Act, 1975, affecting its GST classification. This notification, effective from October 1, 2019, aims to streamline the taxation structure for cement.

Issued by Ruchi Bisht, Under Secretary to the Government of India, the amendment ensures clarity and consistency in GST rates.

The change reflects the government's commitment to periodically review and adjust GST rates to align with industry dynamics.

Cement manufacturers and stakeholders should take note of this update to comply with revised GST regulations.