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GST on apparel, textiles and footwear up from 5% to 12%, effective January

The GST hike was notified by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) on November 18

November 20, 2021 / 11:12 AM IST

The government has increased goods and services tax (GST) applicable on finished products such as apparel, textiles and footwear from 5 percent to 12 percent, effective January 2022.

This was notified by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) on November 18.

GST rate on fabrics has been increased to 12 percent from 5 percent from January 2022 and GST on apparel of any value has been increased to 12 percent, compared to earlier when pieces priced up to Rs 1,000 were subject to 5 percent GST.

Rates for textiles (including woven fabrics, synthetic yarn, pile fabrics, blankets, tents, accessories such as tablecloths or serviettes, rugs and tapestries has also been increased from 5 percent to 12 percent and that of footwear of any value has been hiked from 5 percent (up to Rs 1,000/pair) to 12 percent.