- The app enables users to cross check bills for GST levied
- Called the GST Rate Finder, the app was created by CBEC
- The app is currently available only on android phones
Since thousands of products and services have been placed under different tax slabs under GST, accessing information about a particular item can be a tedious task. However, GST Rate Finder simplifies this to some extent, according to some tax experts.
Here's how you can use the GST Rate Finder app:
Once on the main menu, a user can choose from five options including Quick Search, Tax Rates-Goods and Tax Rates-Services.
For example, in the 'Quick Search' section, you can type in the desired item to proceed.
For example, the app enables users to cross check components of a bill presented to them at a hotel or a restaurant.
Information contained in GST Rate Finder is a "simplified representation of complete Rules and Regulations for guidance of the users," according to a disclaimer by the CBEC displayed on the app. For complete information, please visit the official website of CBEC at cbec.gov.in, it adds.
The app works in offline mode as well.
Users can cross check their hotel or restaurant bills against the GST rate charged.
The app is one of the initiatives from the government aimed at creating public awareness and also serving as a ready reckoner on GST rates.
The CBEC, under the purview of the revenue department, has also provided a link to the GST rate finder app on its portal - cbec-gst.gov.in. Also, various helplines and accounts on social media networks have been opened to provide assistance on queries related to GST.