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Here Are The Few Things To Keep In Mind While Checking The Tax Applicable On Your Bill

Non registered businesses not allowed to charge GST and still this restaurants collecting 18% GST. He agreed to repay tax amount after he knows I m CA. They are charging this wrong GST since last few days. TOTALLY AGAINST THE LAW.
A) How to identify register or unregister dealer?
Register dealer should print GST number on their bill.
B) How to identify if they printed Fake GST number?
You can verify GST number in this link:
C) What are the GST rates to restaurants?
- For non-AC/non-alcohol serving hotels, it is 12%
- For AC/alcohol-serving hotels, it is 18%
- For luxurious or 5-star hotels, it is 28%
- For turnover less than 75 Lakhs restaurant opt for composition scheme, it is 5%
D) In case of GST Fraud, where should we file complaint? 
- Email :
- Phone: 0120-4888999 , 011-23370115
- Twitter: @askGST_Goi , @FinMinIndia

Keep these 5 things in mind before paying tax in restaurants

Here are the few things to keep in mind while checking the tax applicable on your bill:

1. Service charge

Service charge that is charged by many restaurants is not mandatory to pay. Customers are entitled to refuse to pay Service Charge, which is not imposed by the government.

2. What is the applicable GST rates to restaurants?

  • Different eating outlets or restaurants have different GST rates.
  • For non-AC/non-alcohol serving hotels, it is 12%.
  • For AC/alcohol-serving hotels, it is 18%.
  • For luxurious or 5-star hotels, it is 18%

3. What is SGST and CGST?

Many consumers are confused between SGST and CGST and why is GST applied twice in a bill. Here's the explanation:
SGST stands for State Goods and Services Tax while CGST stands for Central Goods and Service Tax, implying that half of the tax you pay goes to the state treasury while the other half goes to the central government's treasury.

4. Is the restaurant you are eating in eligible to charge GST?

This may surprise you but not all restaurants and eateries are eligible to charge GST. Non-registered businesses are not allowed to charge GST. To check if the restaurant you're eating at is registered, you can check the GST number provided on the bill.
Furthermore, the GST number could be verified here.- You can verify GST number in this link:

5. VAT vs. GST

Many consumers had posted this query online asking if it is legitimate to charge both GST and VAT. While eating out, GST is charged on food and the service, whereas VAT is applicable on alcohol.
To break it down, if a consumer's bill for food is Rs 500, a service charge of Rs 50 is charged and Rs 1000 is the amount for alcohol then GST will only be applied on Rs 550, while VAT will be applied on Rs 1000.

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