Why GST Rate increases on Smartphones to 18%?

GST Rate Increases in Smartphones

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This article will know why GST Rate Increases on Smartphones to 18%? What’s the impact of Corona Virus in Mobile World? Yet, people are aware of Health safety and we avoid everything even watching movies in the theatre and. Away from wherever the Crowd is to be. I think it must. As a result, it has so far affected the manufacturing and exports sectors. Smartphones May Get Expensive from April 1 as Govt Hikes GST Rate to 18% from 12%. If you are planning to buy a Smartphone, you should buy it before the end tip of march because the GST rate on smartphones hikes 18% from 12%.

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Why GST Rate Increases on Smartphones?

The question might be asked someone why the GST rate increases on Smartphones nowadays. The world runs as fast as the COVID-19 novel coronavirus due to the fact that everyone has Panic.  Moreover, The companies are in trouble due to supply shortages from China as of the Covid-19 outbreak.

From April 1, 2020, GST revised rates start. The equipment used in Smartphones is not imported in countries due to Corona impact as a result of that decrease in the manufacturing of smartphones.

The increases in GST rates on smartphones from 12% to 18% is predicted to push up product prices and hurt the country’s smartphone industry. 

In the 39th meeting held, the GST Council headed by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has hiked the GST rates on Smartphones and their accessories or equipment used in phones from 12% to 18%.

why Smartphones are launching late?

Xiaomi, Realme, Samsung and other mobile phone brands are delayed to launch new smartphones in India. Due to GST rates hikes on Smartphones and their equipment by the Indian government, smartphone brands have to do increase in the price range of smartphones and may less in profit margins.

It is a piece of bad news for Indian People who are planning to buy a phone. Loss of Indian people in every way and smartphones are being launched late as well. 

Manu Jain, MD of Xiaomi India, said the industry “will crumble” from the decision taken by the GST Council on Saturday. He also said India’s smartphone industry has been “struggling with profitability” as the rupee has weakened against the dollar, increasing import costs.

“We request the Honourable Prime Minister and Finance Minister to reconsider this. At least for people who cannot afford to buy expensive phones,” Jain tweeted.

The 6 per cent GST increase will be noxious to the vision of ‘Digital India‘,” said Pankaj Mohindroo, ICEA Chairman. “Consumption will be sidetracked and our domestic consumption target of $80 billion (Rs 6 lakh crore) by 2025 will not be achieved. We will fall short by at least Rs 2 lakh crore,” he said.

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