HSN / SAC Codes List & GST Rate Finder

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HSN Code Finder

With the implementation of GST (Goods and Services Tax), it is crucial for businesses to accurately classify their products and services under the appropriate HSN code to ensure compliance and avoid penalties.

HostBook's HSN Code Finder tool simplifies this process by providing a comprehensive database of HSN codes and their corresponding GST rates. This tool is designed to be easy to use and accurate, enabling businesses to streamline their tax compliance and improve their productivity.

What is HSN Code?

The term HSN code refers to the "Harmonized System of Nomenclature," which is a globally accepted system for categorizing goods and products for the purposes of international trade. HSN codes are numerical codes used to classify and identify goods and products uniformly. They help facilitate trade, customs clearance, and taxation. The HSN code system is managed by the World Customs Organization (WCO), and each country has its own set of HSN codes that are based on the international system.

Why is HSN Code important under GST Regime?

Sure, here are some points on why HSN code is important under GST regime:

  • Each HSN code is associated with a specific tax rate, which helps in uniformity in the tax structure.
  • Accurate declaration of codes is crucial for determining the correct GST liability.
  • They streamline tax compliance and reduce the chances of errors and disputes.
  • Enables efficient administration and auditing of GST.
  • Correct classification of goods and services under the system is crucial for businesses to comply with GST regulations and avoid penalties.
  • Helps in tracking the flow of goods and services under the GST regime.
  • Promotes transparency and accountability in the GST system.
  • They facilitate the ease of doing business by simplifying tax compliance.

How to use HostBook's HSN Code finder?

Here are the steps to use the HostBook's HSN Code Search tool:

  1. Go to the HostBook website and navigate to the HSN Code Finder tool.
  2. Enter the product or service description or the HSN code that you want to search.
  3. Click on the search button to retrieve the results.
  4. Review the list of search results and select the appropriate HSN code for your product or service.
  5. Check the corresponding GST rate for the selected HSN code.
  6. Use the HSN code and GST rate for accurate tax compliance.

Features of the HSN Rate Finder

Here are some features of HostBook's HSN Code Search tool:

  1. Comprehensive database: It has a comprehensive database of HSN codes and their corresponding GST rates, enabling users to easily search and find the appropriate code for their product or service.
  2. User-friendly interface: HSN online search tool has a user-friendly interface that makes it easy for users to search and find the appropriate HSN code.
  3. Accurate results: It provides accurate search results, ensuring that businesses can confidently use the HSN code and GST rate for tax compliance.
  4. Regular updates: The tool provides regular updates to ensure the accuracy of the HSN codes and GST rates.
  5. Mobile-friendly: The tool is mobile-friendly, enabling users to access it from their smartphones or tablets.
  6. Free to use: The tool is free to use, making it accessible to businesses of all sizes.

HostBook's HSN Code Finder tool is designed to simplify the process of determining GST rates for goods and services, enabling businesses to streamline their tax compliance and improve their productivity.

FAQs on GST HSN Code

You are required to provide a minimum of just one good or service (one HSN or Service Accounting Code).

In case you deal with Goods or Commodities, you need to mention the HSN Code in the Goods tab. In case you deal in services, you need to mention the Service Accounting Code in the Services tab. You can add maximum 5 goods and 5 services. In case, you have more than 5 goods or services, you must add the top 5 goods or services you are dealing in.

Let us take an example that you need to add the HSN Code 61051010. To add the HSN Code, perform the following steps:

a. In the Search HSN Chapter by Name or Code field, enter the first four-digit 6105 from the HSN Code.

b. In the Search HSN Code field, enter the HSN code 61051010. HSN Code is successfully added.

The Goods and Services section of the new registration application has a built-in online utility that will help you select the HSN Code. For the Goods section, simply start typing the type of product under Search HSN Chapter by Name or Code and there will be a drop-down from which you can select the relevant chapter. Once you have selected the chapter, start typing in the Search HSN Code field and select the type of product. The HSN Code of the goods will be auto-populated in the application. You can repeat the same if you want to enter details for more than one good.

Let us take an example where the dealer deals in cotton textile.

In the Search HSN Chapter by Name or Code field, type cotton; related HSN Chapter list is displayed. From the displayed list, scroll and select the appropriate option (in this case 5208).

HSN code will be the same in case of any substitute product selling while if the traders start selling any different kind of product then he must amend the registration of new HSN code of the product.

There is no specific HSN code dedicated to stalls and Indian street food. However, there is related HSN code on the material and food items included while preparing such kind of edible items.

6813 HSN For Building Stones:- Friction material and articles thereof (for example, sheets, rolls, strips, segments, discs, washers, pads), not mounted, for brakes, for clutches or the like, with a basis of asbestos, of other mineral substances or of cellulose, whether or not combined with textiles or other materials. 28% GST rate is applicable.

Hotels and Restaurants is a service industry, and therefore, SAC codes will be applicable here, not HSN codes. You can find SAC/HSN code for this and more on the internet. Check the image below for detailed SAC for the restaurant industry.

SAC Code for Hotels & Restaurants

The textile work is a kind of service, not product, so you will need SAC, not HSN code. SAC for textiles job work is 9988 which includes - Textile yarns (other than of man-made fibers) and textile fabrics.

GST on agricultural products varies from 0% and 5%.

GST normally on agricultural products is nil, which includes products like tomatoes, potatoes, live trees and other plants, leguminous vegetables, dried vegetables and other vegetables fresh or chilled.

1. "Vegetables (uncooked or cooked by steaming or boiling in water), frozen (inserted w.e.f 14/11/2017: and put up in a unit container and,-

(a) bearing a registered brand name; or

(b) bearing a brand name on which an actionable claim or enforceable right in a court of law is available [other than those where an actionable claim or enforceable right in respect of such brand name has been foregone voluntarily], subject to the conditions as in the ANNEXURE]"

2. Vegetables provisionally preserved (for example, by sulphur dioxide gas, in brine, in sulphur water or in other preservative solutions), but unsuitable in that state for immediate consumption

3. Dried leguminous vegetables, shelled, whether or not skinned or split [put up in a unit container and bearing a registered brand name]

4. Herb, bark, dry plant, dry root, commonly known as jaribooti and dry flower.

Printed course books printed with the aid of a computer or any other device shall be covered under HSN 4911, with GST rate of 12%. This particular heading is covered under chapter 49 which contains Printed Books, Brochures, and Newspapers. The description is read as follows:-

"Other printed matter, including printed pictures and photographs; such as Trade advertising material, Commercial catalogues and the like, printed Posters, Commercial catalogues, Printed inlay cards, Pictures, designs and photographs, Plan and drawings for architectural engineering, industrial, commercial, topographical or similar purposes reproduced with the aid of computer or any other devices."

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