GST Rates & HSN Codes for Printed Books, Brochures, Newspapers, Calendars, Childres's colouring books, Picture books, Atlases, Other printed material - Chapter 49


HSN Code Description Rate (%) CESS (%) Effective Date Rate Revision
4901 PRINTED BOOKS, BROCHURES, LEAFLETS AND SIMILAR PRINTED MATTER, WHETHER OR NOT IN SINGLE SHEETS 5 0 01/07/2017 5%
490110 IN SINGLE SHEETS, WHETHER OR NOT FOLDED 5 0 01/07/2017 5%
49011010 PRINTED BOOKS, BROCHURES, LEAFLETS AND SIMILAR PRINTED MATTER, WHETHER OR NOT IN SINGLE SHEETS IN SINGLE SHEETS, WHETHER OR NOT FOLDED : PRINTED BOOKS 5 0 01/07/2017 5%
49011020 PRINTED BOOKS, BROCHURES, LEAFLETS AND SIMILAR PRINTED MATTER, WHETHER OR NOT IN SINGLE SHEETS IN SINGLE SHEETS, WHETHER OR NOT FOLDED : PAMPHLETS, BOOKLETS, BROCHURES, LEAFLETS AND SIMILAR PRINTED MATTER 5 0 01/07/2017 5%
49019100 PRINTED BOOKS, BROCHURES, LEAFLETS AND SIMILAR PRINTED MATTER, WHETHER OR NOT IN SINGLE SHEETS - OTHER : DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPAEDIAS, AND SERIAL INSTALMENTS THEREOF 5 0 01/07/2017 5%
49019900 PRINTED BOOKS, BROCHURES, LEAFLETS AND SIMILAR PRINTED MATTER, WHETHER OR NOT IN SINGLE SHEETS - OTHER : OTHER 5 0 01/07/2017 5%
4902 NEWSPAPERS, JOURNALS AND PERIODICALS, WHETHER OR NOT I LLUSTRATED OR CONTAINING ADVERTISING MATERIAL Nil 0 01/07/2017 Nil
490210 APPEARING AT LEAST FOUR TIMES A WEEK Nil 0 01/07/2017 Nil
49021010 NEWSPAPERS, JOURNALS AND PERIODICALS, WHETHER OR NOT ILLUSTRATED OR CONTAINING ADVERTISING MATERIAL APPEARING AT LEAST FOUR TIMES A WEEK : NEWSPAPERS Nil 0 01/07/2017 Nil
49021020 NEWSPAPERS, JOURNALS AND PERIODICALS, WHETHER OR NOT ILLUSTRATED OR CONTAINING ADVERTISING MATERIAL APPEARING AT LEAST FOUR TIMES A WEEK : JOURNALS AND PERIODICALS Nil 0 01/07/2017 Nil
490290 OTHER Nil 0 01/07/2017 Nil
49029010 NEWSPAPERS, JOURNALS AND PERIODICALS, WHETHER OR NOT ILLUSTRATED OR CONTAINING ADVERTISING MATERIAL OTHER : NEWSPAPERS Nil 0 01/07/2017 Nil
49029020 NEWSPAPERS, JOURNALS AND PERIODICALS, WHETHER OR NOT ILLUSTRATED OR CONTAINING ADVERTISING MATERIAL OTHER : JOURNALS AND PERIODICALS Nil 0 01/07/2017 Nil
4903 CHILDREN'S PICTURE, DRAWING OR COLOURING BOOKS Nil 0 01/07/2017 Nil
490300 CHILDREN'S PICTURE, DRAWING OR COLOURING BOOKS Nil 0 01/07/2017 Nil
49030010 CHILDREN'S PICTURE, DRAWING OR COLOURING BOOKS CHILDREN'S PICTURE, DRAWING OR COLOURING BOOKS : PICTURE BOOKS Nil 0 01/07/2017 Nil
49030020 CHILDREN'S PICTURE, DRAWING OR COLOURING BOOKS CHILDREN'S PICTURE, DRAWING OR COLOURING BOOKS : DRAWING OR COLOURING BOOKS Nil 0 01/07/2017 Nil
4904 MUSIC, PRINTED OR IN MANUSCRIPT, WHETHER OR NOT FOUND OR ILLUSTRATED Nil 0 01/07/2017 Nil
49040000 MUSIC, PRINTED OR IN MANUSCRIPT, WHETHER OR NOT FOUND OR ILLUSTRATED Nil 0 01/01/2019 omitted from 12%
4905 MAPS AND HYDROGRAPHIC OR SIMILAR CHARTS OF ALL KINDS, INCLUDING ATLASES, WALL MAPS, TOPOGRAPHICAL PLANS AND GLOBES, PRINTED Nil 0 01/07/2017 Nil
49051000 MAPS AND HYDROGRAPHIC OR SIMILAR CHARTS OF ALL KINDS, INCLUDING ATLASES, WALL MAPS, TOPOGRAPHICAL PLANS AND GLOBES, PRINTED GLOBES Nil 0 01/07/2017 Nil
49059100 MAPS AND HYDROGRAPHIC OR SIMILAR CHARTS OF ALL KINDS, INCLUDING ATLASES, WALL MAPS, TOPOGRAPHICAL PLANS AND GLOBES, PRINTED - OTHER : IN BOOK FORM Nil 0 01/07/2017 Nil
490599 OTHER Nil 0 01/07/2017 Nil
49059910 MAPS AND HYDROGRAPHIC OR SIMILAR CHARTS OF ALL KINDS, INCLUDING ATLASES, WALL MAPS, TOPOGRAPHICAL PLANS AND GLOBES, PRINTED - OTHER : - OTHER: GEOGRAPHICAL, HYDROLOGICAL, ASTRONOMICAL MAPS OR CHARTS Nil 0 01/07/2017 Nil
49059990 MAPS AND HYDROGRAPHIC OR SIMILAR CHARTS OF ALL KINDS, INCLUDING ATLASES, WALL MAPS, TOPOGRAPHICAL PLANS AND GLOBES, PRINTED - OTHER : - OTHER: OTHER Nil 0 01/07/2017 Nil
4906 PLANS AND DRAWINGS FOR ARCHITECTURAL, ENGINEERING, INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL, TOPOGRAPHICAL OR SIMILAR PURPOSES, BEING ORIGINALS DRAWN BY HAND; HAND-WRITTEN TEXTS; PHOTOGRAPHIC REPRODUCTIONS ON SENSITISED PAPER AND CARBON COPIES OF THE FOREGOING 12 0 01/07/2017 12%
49060000 PLANS AND DRAWINGS FORARCHITECTURAL,ENGINEERING,INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL,TOPOGRAPHICAL OR SIMILARPURPOSES,BEING ORIGINALS RAWN BY HAND; HANDWRITTENTEXTS; PHOTOGRAPHIC REPRODUCTIONS NSENSITISED PAPER AND CARBON COPIES OF THE FOREGOING 12 0 01/07/2017 12%
4907 UNUSED POSTAGE, REVENUE OR SIMILAR STAMPS OF CURRENT OR NEW ISSUE IN THE COUNTRY IN WHICH THEY HAVE, OR WILL HAVE, A RECOGNIZED FACE VALUE; STAMP-IMPRESSED PAPER; BANK NOTES; CHEQUE FORMS; STOCK, SHARE OR BOND CERTIFICATES AND SIMILAR DOCUMENTS OF TITLE 12 0 01/07/2017 12%
490700 UNUSED POSTAGE, REVENUE OR SIMILAR STAMPS OF CURRENT OR NEW ISSUE IN THE COUNTRY IN WHICH THEY HAVE, OR WILL HAVE, A RECOGNIZED FACE VALUE; STAMP-IMPRESSED PAPER; BANK NOTES; CHEQUE FORMS; STOCK, SHARE OR BOND CERTIFICATES AND SIMILAR DOCUMENTS OF TITLE 12 0 01/07/2017 12%
49070010 UNUSED POSTAGE, REVENUE OR SIMILAR STAMPS OF CURRENT OR NEW ISSUE IN THE COUNTRY IN WHICH THEY HAVE, OR WILL HAVE, A RECOGNIZED FACE VALUE; STAMP-IMPRESSED PAPER; BANK NOTES; CHEQUE FORMS; STOCK, SHARE OR BOND CERTIFICATES AND SIMILAR DOCUMENTS OF TITLE U 12 0 01/07/2017 12%
49070020 UNUSED POSTAGE, REVENUE OR SIMILAR STAMPS OF CURRENT OR NEW ISSUE IN THE COUNTRY IN WHICH THEY HAVE, OR WILL HAVE, A RECOGNIZED FACE VALUE; STAMP-IMPRESSED PAPER; BANK NOTES; CHEQUE FORMS; STOCK, SHARE OR BOND CERTIFICATES AND SIMILAR DOCUMENTS OF TITLE U 12 0 01/07/2017 12%
49070030 UNUSED POSTAGE, REVENUE OR SIMILAR STAMPS OF CURRENT OR NEW ISSUE IN THE COUNTRY IN WHICH THEY HAVE, OR WILL HAVE, A RECOGNIZED FACE VALUE; STAMP-IMPRESSED PAPER; BANK NOTES; CHEQUE FORMS; STOCK, SHARE OR BOND CERTIFICATES AND SIMILAR DOCUMENTS OF TITLE U 12 0 01/07/2017 12%
49070090 UNUSED POSTAGE, REVENUE OR SIMILAR STAMPS OF CURRENT OR NEW ISSUE IN THE COUNTRY IN WHICH THEY HAVE, OR WILL HAVE, A RECOGNIZED FACE VALUE; STAMP-IMPRESSED PAPER; BANK NOTES; CHEQUE FORMS; STOCK, SHARE OR BOND CERTIFICATES AND SIMILAR DOCUMENTS OF TITLE U 12 0 01/07/2017 12%
4908 TRANSFERS (DECALCOMANIAS) 12 0 01/07/2017 12%
49081000 TRANSFERS (DECALCOMANIAS) TRANSFERS (DECALCOMANIAS), VITRIFIABLE 12 0 01/07/2017 12%
49089000 TRANSFERS (DECALCOMANIAS) OTHER 12 0 01/07/2017 12%
4909 PRINTED OR ILLUSTRATED POSTCARDS; PRINTED CARDS BEARING PERSONAL GREETINGS, MESSAGES OR ANNOUNCEMENTS, WHETHER OR NOT ILLUSTRATED, WITH OR WITHOUT ENVELOPES OR TRIMMINGS 12 0 01/07/2017 12%
490900 PRINTED OR ILLUSTRATED POSTCARDS; PRINTED CARDS BEARING PERSONAL GREETINGS, MESSAGES OR ANNOUNCEMENTS, WHETHER OR NOT ILLUSTRATED, WITH OR WITHOUT ENVELOPES OR TRIMMINGS 12 0 01/07/2017 12%
49090010 PRINTED OR ILLUSTRATED POSTCARDS; PRINTED CARDS BEARING PERSONAL GREETINGS, MESSAGES OR ANNOUNCEMENTS, WHETHER OR NOT ILLUSTRATED, WITH OR WITHOUT ENVELOPES OR TRIMMINGS PRINTED OR ILLUSTRATED POSTCARDS; PRINTED CARDS BEARING PERSONAL GREETINGS, MESSAGES 12 0 01/07/2017 12%
49090090 PRINTED OR ILLUSTRATED POSTCARDS; PRINTED CARDS BEARING PERSONAL GREETINGS, MESSAGES OR ANNOUNCEMENTS, WHETHER OR NOT ILLUSTRATED, WITH OR WITHOUT ENVELOPES OR TRIMMINGS PRINTED OR ILLUSTRATED POSTCARDS; PRINTED CARDS BEARING PERSONAL GREETINGS, MESSAGES 12 0 01/07/2017 12%
4910 CALENDARS OF ANY KIND, PRINTED, INCLUDING CALENDAR BLOCKS 12 0 01/07/2017 12%
491000 CALENDARS OF ANY KIND, PRINTED, INCLUDING CALENDAR BLOCKS 12 0 01/07/2017 12%
49100010 CALENDARS OF ANY KIND, PRINTED, INCLUDING CALENDAR BLOCKS - CALENDARS OF ANY KIND, PRINTED, INCLUDING CALENDAR BLOCKS : ADVERTISING CALENDAR 12 0 01/07/2017 12%
49100090 CALENDARS OF ANY KIND, PRINTED, INCLUDING CALENDAR BLOCKS - CALENDARS OF ANY KIND, PRINTED, INCLUDING CALENDAR BLOCKS : OTHER 12 0 01/07/2017 12%
4911 OTHER PRINTED MATTER, INCLUDING PRINTED PICTURES AND PHOTOGRAPHS 12 0 01/07/2017 12%
491110 TRADE ADVERTISING MATERIAL, COMMERCIAL CATALOGUES AND THE LIKE 12 0 01/07/2017 12%
49111010 OTHER PRINTED MATTER, INCLUDING PRINTED PICTURES AND PHOTOGRAPHS TRADE ADVERTISING MATERIAL, COMMERCIAL CATALOGUES AND THE LIKE : POSTERS, PRINTED 12 0 01/07/2017 12%
49111020 OTHER PRINTED MATTER, INCLUDING PRINTED PICTURES AND PHOTOGRAPHS TRADE ADVERTISING MATERIAL, COMMERCIAL CATALOGUES AND THE LIKE : COMMERCIAL CATALOGUES 12 0 01/07/2017 12%
49111030 OTHER PRINTED MATTER, INCLUDING PRINTED PICTURES AND PHOTOGRAPHS TRADE ADVERTISING MATERIAL, COMMERCIAL CATALOGUES AND THE LIKE : PRINTED INLAY CARDS 12 0 01/07/2017 12%
49111090 OTHER PRINTED MATTER, INCLUDING PRINTED PICTURES AND PHOTOGRAPHS TRADE ADVERTISING MATERIAL, COMMERCIAL CATALOGUES AND THE LIKE : OTHER 12 0 01/07/2017 12%
49119100 OTHER PRINTED MATTER, INCLUDING PRINTED PICTURES AND PHOTOGRAPHS - OTHER : PICTURES, DESIGNS AND PHOTOGRAPHS 12 0 01/07/2017 12%
491199 OTHER 12 0 01/07/2017 12%
49119910 OTHER PRINTED MATTER, INCLUDING PRINTED PICTURES AND PHOTOGRAPHS - OTHER : OTHER : HARD COPY (PRINTED) OF COMPUTER SOFTWARE 12 0 01/07/2017 12%
49119920 OTHER PRINTED MATTER, INCLUDING PRINTED PICTURES AND PHOTOGRAPHS - OTHER : OTHER : PLAN AND DRAWINGS FOR ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING, INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL, TOPOGRAPHICAL OR SIMILAR PURPOSES REPRODUCED WITH THE AID OF COMPUTER OR ANY OTHER DEVICES 12 0 01/07/2017 12%
49119990 OTHER PRINTED MATTER, INCLUDING PRINTED PICTURES AND PHOTOGRAPHS - OTHER : OTHER : OTHER 12 0 01/07/2017 12%

Disclaimer:Rates given above are updated up to the GST (Rate) notification no. 05/2020 dated 16th October 2020 to the best of our information. We have sourced the HSN code information from the master codes published on the NIC's GST e-Invoice system. There may be variations due to updates by the government. Kindly note that we are not responsible for any wrong information. If you need information about the "Effective Date" for every GST or cess rates, then please visit the CBIC website.
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