4) Under GST, goods and services are taxed at the following rates, 0%, 5%, 12% ,18% and 28%. There is a special rate of 0.25% on rough precious and semi-precious stones and 3% on gold.
5) India adopted a dual GST model, meaning that taxation is administered by both the Union and State Governments.
6) Transactions made within a single state are levied with Central GST (CGST) by the Central Government and State GST (SGST) by the government of that state. For inter-state transactions and imported goods or services, an Integrated GST (IGST) is levied by the Central Government.
7) Alcohol tax, Real estate tax and petroleum tax are kept out of GST.