Comparing a bill of Rs 1,000 with that of the pre-GST era, the government said, â€śOne nation, one tax i.e. GST has made having food in the restaurant cheaper.â€ť
In the comparison chart, it could be seen that on the food bill of Rs 1,000, total taxes including VAT used to be Rs 303.5. The tax components included 10 percent service charge, 6.5 percent service tax, 0.2 percent Krishi Kalyan cess (KKC), 0.2 percent Swachh Bharat cess and 14.5 percent value added tax. However, post-GST, the amount has been reduced to Rs 150, including 10 percent service charge and 5 percent GST, on the same bill amount.
Five percent GST is applicable on the total bill amount in air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned restaurants, whereas 18 percent GST is levied on the food services if the restaurant is located on the premises of a club or guest house.
A GST of 18 percent is also levied on food in restaurants in hotels, where room tariff is more than Rs 7,500.
When GST was rolled out in 2017, 12 percent and 18 percent rates were being levied in non-AC and air-conditioned restaurants, respectively.
Source : Cnbc Tv 18