Touted as the biggest tax reform, the Goods and Services Tax, has been finally launched after years of debate. However, common people are still naive about how this change is going to affect them in their daily lives. Thus, here we bring you a list of goods and services that have become cheaper and expensive starting today.
Items that will now cost less:
Eatables: Milk powder, Curd, Buttermilk, Unbranded natural honey, Dairy Spreads, Cheese, Spices, Tea, Wheat, Rice, Flour, Cashew nuts, Groundnut oil, Palm oil, Sunflower oil, Coconut oil, Mustard oil, Sugar, Jaggery, Sugar confectionery, Pasta, Spaghetti, Macaroni, Noodles, Fruit and vegetables, Pickle, Murabba, Chutney, Sweetmeats, Ketchup and Sauces, Toppings and spreads, Instant food mixes, Mineral water, Sugar, Khandsari, Biscuits, Raisins and gum, Baking powder, Margarine.
Items of daily use: Hair Oil, Detergent Powder, Soap, Tissue papers and Napkins, Matchsticks, Candles, Coal, Kerosene, LPG domestic, Spoons, Forks, Ladles, Skimmers, Cake-Servers, Fish knives, Tongs, Agarbatti, Toothpaste, Tooth Powder, Kajal, LPG stove, Plastic tarpaulin.
Stationery: Notebooks, Pens, All types of paper, Graph paper, School bag, Exercise Books, Picture, drawing and colouring book, Parchment Paper, Carbon Paper, Printers.
Healthcare: Insulin, X-ray films for medical use, Diagnostic kits, Glasses for corrective spectacles, Medicines for diabetes, cancer.
Apparels: Silk, Woollen fabrics, Khadi yarn, Gandhi topi, Footwear below Rs 500, Apparel up to Rs 1,000.
Others: Diesel engines of power not exceeding 15HP, Tractor rear tyres and tubes, Weighing machinery, Static converters (UPS), Electric transformers, Winding wires, Helmet, Crackers and explosives, Lubricants, Bikes, Movie tickets less than Rs 100, Kites, Luxury Cars, Motorcycles, Scooters, Economy-class air tickets, Hotels with tariff below Rs 7,500, Cement, Fly ash bricks and blocks.
Items that will now cost more:
Paneer, Cornflakes, Coffee, Masala powder, Curd, Ghee, Biscuits, Chewing gum, Ice-cream, Tea, Ayurvedic and other alternative medicines, Gold, Hotels with room tariffs above Rs 7,500, Fine-dining restaurants, Restaurants inside five-star hotels, Movie tickets above Rs 100, Concerts, IPL matches, Clothes above Rs 1,000, Shampoos, Perfumes, AC and first-class rail tickets, Business-class, Air conditioner, Fridge, Washing Machine, Television, Courier services, Mobile phone charges, Insurance premiums, Banking charges, Broadband services, Credit card bill, Two-wheelers with engine capacity of more than 350 cc, Small and mid-size cars, SUVs, Fishing nets, Smartphones, Laptops, Desktops, Yoga Mats, Fitness equipment, Aerated drinks, Cigarettes, Tobacco, Alcoholic drinks, Luxury goods.