E-Handbook on Classification under GST _ ICAI


The term “Classification” is defined as systematic arrangement in groups or categories according to established criteria. Under the given concept, the arrangement of varied items is into mutually exclusive but related classes.

Under the Indirect Tax regimes prevalent across the Globe including India, the classification of various items which are the subject matter of tax, be it goods or services, is an essential and integral part of the whole levy and collection mechanism. It is important both from the taxpayer’s perspective and tax collector’s perspective to have a definite class or group under which subject matters of tax can be divided. The primary intention of classifying them is to determine whether or not the same would be encumbered by the levy of these taxes and if so, under which category the tax liability would arise.

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