GST Council slashes rates on 29 items to zero per cent

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GST Council slashes rates on 29 items to zero per cent
New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley chairs the 25th GST Council meeting in New Delhi on Jan 18, 2018. Also seen Union MoS Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla and Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia. (Photo: IANS/PIB)

New Delhi:  The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Thursday decided to slash rates on 29 items, mainly handicrafts, to zero per cent, according to Uttarakhand Finance Minister Prakash Pant.

He also said no decision has been taken on simplification of GST return filing.

“After 10 days, another meeting will be held through video-conferencing. The issue will be discussed then,” Pant said coming out of the ongoing 25th GST Council meeting here.

He said rates of 49 other items have been rationalised.