GST Rates & HSN Codes of Newspapers, Brochures, Printed books, Calendars

Chapter 49 – GST Rates and HSN Codes of Newspapers, Brochures, Printed books, Calendars

The GST rates on

Newspapers, Brochures, Printed books, Calendars are from 0 to 12%. Check the following GST Rate Table.

The HSN Codes are listed from 4901 to 4911. Check the following GST Rates & HSN Code chart.

GST Rates and HSN Codes of Newspapers, Brochures, Printed books, Calendars

HSN CodeItems/ServicesRate (%)w.e.f.
4901Printed books, including Braille booksNIL28/06/2017
4901Brochures, leaflets and similar printed matter, whether or not in single sheets528/06/2017
4902Newspapers, journals and periodicals, whether or not illustrated or containing advertising materialNIL28/06/2017
4903Children's picture, drawing or colouring booksNIL28/06/2017
4905Maps and hydrographic or similar charts of all kinds, including atlases, wall maps, topographical plans and globes, printedNIL28/06/2017
4907Judicial, Non-judicial stamp papers, Court fee stamps when sold by the Government Treasuries or Vendors authorized by the GovernmentNIL28/06/2017
4907Postal items, like envelope, Post card etc., sold by GovernmentNIL28/06/2017
4907Rupee notes when sold to the Reserve Bank of India (or Government of India insterted on 27/07/2018 )NIL28/06/2017 Modified on 27/07/2018
4907Cheques, lose or in book formNIL28/06/2017
4907Duty Credit ScripsNil (Exempt)13/10/2017
4907Unused postage, revenue or similar stamps of current or new issue in the country in which they have, or will have, a recognised face value; stamp-impressed paper; banknotes; cheque forms; stock, share or bond certificates and similar documents of title[other than duty credit scrips]1228/06/2017
4908Transfers (decalcomanias)1228/06/2017
4909Printed or illustrated postcards; printed cards bearing personal greet-ings, messages or announcements, whether or not illustrated, with or without envelopes or trimmings1228/06/2017
4910Calendars of any kind, printed, including calendar blocks1228/06/2017
4911Other printed matter, including printed pictures and photographs; such as Trade advertising material, Commercial catalogues and the like, printed Posters, Commercial catalogues, Printed inlay cards, Pic-tures, designs and photographs, Plan and drawings for architectural engineering, industrial, commercial, topographical or similar purposes reproduced with the aid of computer or any other devices1228/06/2017
49060000Plans and drawings for architectural, engineering, industrial, com-mercial, topographical or similar purposes, being originals drawn by hand; hand-written texts; photographic reproductions on sensitized paper and carbon copies of the foregoing1228/06/2017
49040000Music, printed or in manuscript, whether or not bound or illustrated1228/06/2017

Here GST rates on Newspapers, Brochures, Printed books, Calendars

means as follows:

  • IGST 5% (SGST 2.5% + CSGT 2.5%)
  • IGST 12% (SGST 6% + CGST + 6%)
  • IGST 18% (SGST 9% + CGST 9%).
  • IGST 28% (SGST 14% + CGST 14%)
  • IGST 3% (SGST 1.5% + CGST 1.5%)

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