Chapter 13: GST rates & HSN codes for Gums, Resins, Vegetable SAP & Extracts

HSN and SAC Codes are used to classify goods and services under GST. HSN i.e. Harmonized System of Nomenclature Code used to classify different goods under GST. Where as, SAC i.e. Service Accounting Code used to classify different services under GST. GST Rates & HSN Code for Natural Gums, Resins, Gum-Resins, Oleoresins, Vegetable Saps, Extracts & Pectic Substances are mentioned in chapter 13.

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GST Rates & HSN Code for Natural Gums, Resins, Vegetable Saps, Extracts, etc can be summarized in following table:

HSN Code

Description

Rate (%)

Effective From

CESS (%)

Related Export / Import HSN Code

1301

Lac and Shellac

NIL

28/06/2017

 

13012000, 13019011, 13019012, 13019013, 13019014, 13019015, 13019016, 13019017, 13019018, 13019019, 13019021, 13019022, 13019029, 13019031, 13019032, 13019033, 13019034, 13019039, 13019041, 13019042, 13019043, 13019044, 13019045, 13019046, 13019049, 13019099

1301

Natural gums, resins, gum-resins and oleoresins (for example, balsams) [other than lac and shellac]

5

28/06/2017

 

13012000, 13019011, 13019012, 13019013, 13019014, 13019015, 13019016, 13019017, 13019018, 13019019, 13019021, 13019022, 13019029, 13019031, 13019032, 13019033, 13019034, 13019039, 13019041, 13019042, 13019043, 13019044, 13019045, 13019046, 13019049, 13019099

1301

Compounded asafoetida commonly known as heeng

5

28/06/2017

 

13012000, 13019011, 13019012, 13019013, 13019014, 13019015, 13019016, 13019017, 13019018, 13019019, 13019021, 13019022, 13019029, 13019031, 13019032, 13019033, 13019034, 13019039, 13019041, 13019042, 13019043, 13019044, 13019045, 13019046, 13019049, 13019099

1302

Vegetable saps and extracts; pectic substances, pectinates and pec-tates; agar-agar and other mucilages and thickeners, whether or not modified, derived from vegetable products.

18

28/06/2017

 

13021100, 13021200, 13021300, 13021911, 13021912, 13021913, 13021914, 13021915, 13021916, 13021917, 13021918, 13021919, 13021920, 13021930, 13021990, 13022000, 13023100, 13023210, 13023220, 13023230, 13023240, 13023290, 13023900

Disclaimer: Rates given above for chocolate and other Cocoa items are mentioned according to 31st GST board meeting held on 22nd December 2018. There might be variations because of Government’s most recent updates.  Against each rate, you must check the “Effective from” date mentioned herein. On the off chance that you have to check a rates earlier than “effective from”, you can keep an eye on government site.

 

FAQs

How HSN codes are unique?

HSN codes are unique for each product. Under HSN, all the goods and services are divided into 21 sections, 99 chapters. Under 99 chapters there are 1244 headings and 5244 subheadings. Each item which is used for trade or commercial use, it is identified with 8 digit code using the HSN code rules.

Is it compulsory to use the HSN Code?

HSN Code must be used by all dealers except in the following cases:
> Dealers who have an Annual Turnover of less than Rs.1.5 Cr
> Dealers who have registered to pay tax under the Composition Scheme

Who needs an HSN code?

Taxpayers having turnover exceeds Rs. 1.5 crore but up to 5.00 crore will be required to mention only two digits of HSN code. Taxpayers having turnover exceeds Rs 5.00 crore will be required to mention four digits of HSN code.

Got Questions? Ask Away!

  1. Hey @HarishMehta

    From 1st April 2021, Taxpayers with an aggregate Annual Turnover of more than INR 5 Crore during the financial Year 2020-2021 have to mandatorily mention 6 digits of the HSN Code in all tax invoices.

    Businesses with a turnover of up to INR 5 crore in the preceding financial year will be required to mandatorily furnish 4 digit HSN code on B2B invoices.

    Hope this helps!

  2. Hey @Dia_malhotra

    Let’s take an example of Cocoa powder to calculate the GST using the HSN code.

    Cocoa Powder per Kg = INR1,000.
    HSN Code = 18 05 00 00
    GST Rate = 18% (For Cocoa powder, not containing added sugar or sweetening matter)
    Therefore, GST = INR180

    Hope this helps!

  3. Hey,

    What are the consequences of not mentioning or incorrectly mentioning the HSN Code?

  4. Hey @SonalYadav

    It is very crucial to mention the correct HSN/ SAC Code on the tax invoices and Form GSTR-1, barring to do so may attract a penalty of INR 50,000 (INR 25,000 each for CGST and SGST) for non-mentioning or incorrect mention of wrong HSN/ SAC Code under Section 125 of the CGST Act.

    Hope this helps!

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