GST on Gold: GST Rate on Gold Ornaments and Jewellery. Schedule of GST Rate on Gold in India have been provided by GST Council very soon as you may download Schedule for category list on gold and available in PDF Download. The Rates of GST on Gold (Ornaments and Jewellery) in India is not decided till now by GST Council.

GST on Gold, GST Rate on Gold Ornaments and Jewellery

7101Pearls, natural or cultured, whether or not worked or graded but not strung, mounted or set; pearls, natural or cultured, temporarily strung for convenience of transport3
7105Dust and powder of natural or synthetic precious or semi-precious stones3
7106Silver (including silver plated with gold or platinum), unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form3
7107Base metals clad with silver, not further worked than semi-manufactured3
7108Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form3
7109Base metals or silver, clad with gold, not further worked than semi-manufactured3
7110Platinum, unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form 3
7111Base metals, silver or gold, clad with platinum, not further worked than semi-manufactured3
7112Waste and scrap of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal; other waste and scrap containing precious metal or precious metal compounds, of a kind used principally for the recovery of precious metal.3
7113Articles of jewellery and parts thereof, of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal3
7114Articles of goldsmiths’ or silversmiths’ wares and parts thereof, of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal3
7115Other articles of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal3
7116Articles of natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones (natural, synthetic or reconstructed)3
7117Imitation jewellery other than bangles of lac/shellac3
7113 11 10Silver filigree work3
7117Handmade imitation jewellery (including natural seeds, beads jewelry, cardamom garland)3

How will the implementation of GST Bill effect the Gold prices in India?

The tax structure under GST has not been decided yet. The government is working out the structure to relieve the pressure on the bullion industry due to increased tax burden post GST implementation.

Chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian has recommended a standard GST rate of 2-6% tax on precious metals, which is above the 1% VAT applicable on them in most of the states.

While the lower rate of 1% VAT is a visible indirect tax on gold and other gems & jewellery items, there are other taxes that apply in this sector, which would get subsumed in the GST.


Even if the many taxes (like Excise, Customs etc) will be subsumed in the GST The tax burden on the sector will slightly increase. Although it won’t adversely affect the sector….

Experts here think that the proposed higher tax rate on precious metals actually incorporates many hidden taxes on them and brings many parts of the jewellery industry so far outside the tax net into the tax base. Despite the proposed higher tax rates, the actual impact on these sectors may be minimal due to the removal of a lot of hidden taxes and a smooth flow of tax credits, they say.

What is the impact of GST in gold prices?

Gold may become costlier for Indians if the government accepts chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian’s suggestion to put the yellow metal in the 12% tax bracket under GST.

Its true nothing can be assumed before GST. But as per few studies it says after GST inflation will not increase rather development and GDP will grow. Different tax slab on goods and service are not ideal as per them. Everybody is waiting for stand on Gold. So just wait for some time.

The value of gold you get will decrease by the percentage of GST applied.

If GST is set at 5%, you will get gold whose reselling value will be 95% in the Indian market. For outside markets, the value will decrease more due to import duty set at 12%. Import duty is a one time tax and not the value of gold in India will always be actual cost of gold + import duty. However, you will have to pay GST every time you buy gold. VAT and Excise duty now costs 2.2% in Maharashtra. So you’ll be paying much more than you have been paying till now

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