GST HSN Code

HSN stands for Harmonized System of Nomenclature which is internationally accepted product coding system used to maintain uniformity in classification of goods and SAC stands for Service Accounting Codes which are adopted by the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) for identification of the services.

What is HSN Code?

HSN (Harmonised System of Nomenclature) code shall be used for classifying the goods under the GST regime. Taxpayers whose turnover is above Rs. 1.5 crores but below Rs. 5 crores shall use 2 digit code and the taxpayers whose turnover is Rs. 5 crores and above shall use 4 digit code. Taxpayers whose turnover is below Rs. 1.5 crores are not required to mention HSN Code in their invoices.

In Simple Words

The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System generally refers to “Harmonized System of Nomenclature” or simply “HSN”. It is a multipurpose international product nomenclature developed by the World Customs Organization (WCO). It first came into effect in 1988.

  • HSN or HS (Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System) is developed by World Customs Organization (WCO).
  • All goods are classified based on these codes.
  • It is an internationally accepted product coding system.
  • Presently in India this system is used for classification of goods under Customs and Central Excise since 1985.
  • This system is would continue under the GST regime as well.

HSN in GST

HSN codes to be declared

 

Turnover  No. of digits of HSN to be declared 
Upto 1.5 crore  0
1.5 crore- 5 crore  2
More than 5 crore  4

 

  • These HSN codes must be declared in every tax invoice issued by the taxpayer under GST.
  • The turnover for previous year will be considered as a basis to find out number of HSN digits to be used.

All 8 digits of HSN code is mandatory in case of export and imports under the GST.

Is it compulsory to mention HSN Codes or SAC?

The Board/Commissioner by notification may specify the number of digits of HSN code for goods or Accounting Code for Services that a class of registered persons shall be required to mention, for such period as may be specified in the said notification

Is HSN code for goods or accounting code for service relevant for payment of tax?

The format of challan does not contain column to disclose the HSN code or the accounting code, therefore, it is not relevant for payment of tax.

Why are exemptions to fruits and vegetables given HSN chapter-wise instead of blanket exemption?

Since HSN based classification is adopted, exemption must be clearly provided so that even minor differences do not cause distortion in the scope of any exemption. For example, leguminous vegetables may need to be exempted when dried and supplied but other vegetables may need to be exempted when they are fresh or chilled.

GST HSN Code list by Chapter Wise

If you want to know more about the GST HSN Codes, please check Chapter Wise GST HSN Code lis from the below table.

Name of Chapter GST HSN Codes
Chapter 1 Live Animals, Bovine & Poultry
Chapter 2 Meat & Edible Offal of Animals
Chapter 3 Fish Meat & Fillets
Chapter 4 Eggs, Honey & Milk Products
Chapter 5 Non Edible Animal Products
Chapter 6 Live Trees & Plants
Chapter 7 Vegetables
Chapter 8 Fruits & Dry Fruits
Chapter 9 Tea, Coffee & Spices
Chapter 10 Edible Grains
Chapter 11 Milling Industry Products
Chapter 12 Oil Seeds, Fruit & Part of Plants
Chapter 13 Gums, Resins, Vegetable SAP & Extracts
Chapter 14 Vegetable Material & Products
Chapter 15 Fats, Oils & Waxes their Fractions
Chapter 16 Preserved/Prepared Food Items
Chapter 17 Sugar, Jaggery, Honey & bubble Gums
Chapter 18 Chocolate & Cocoa Products
Chapter 19 Pizza, Cake, Bread, Pasta & Waffles
Chapter 20 Edible Plants – Fruits, Nuts & Juices
Chapter 21 Tea & Coffee Extract & Essence
Chapter 22 Water – Mineral & Aerated
Chapter 23 Flours, Meals & Pellets
Chapter 24 Tobacco, Stemmed & Stripped
Chapter 25 Salts & Sands
Chapter 26 Mineral Ores & Slags
Chapter 27 Fossil Fuels – Coal & Petroleum
Chapter 28 Gases & Non Metals
Chapter 29 Hydrocarbons – Cyclic & Acyclic
Chapter 30 Drugs & Pharmaceuticals
Chapter 31 Fertilisers
Chapter 32 Tanning & Colouring Products
Chapter 33 Essential Oils, Beauty Products
Chapter 34 Soaps, Waxes, Polish products
Chapter 35 Casein, Albumin, Gelatin, Enzymes
Chapter 36 Propellants, Explosives, Fuses, Fireworks
Chapter 37 Photographic & Cinematographic Films
Chapter 38 Insecticides, Artificial Carbon & Graphite
Chapter 39 Polymers, Polyethylene, Cellulose
Chapter 40 Rubber, Plates, Belt, Condesnsed Milk
Chapter 41 Raw hides & Skins, Leather
Chapter 42 Trunks, Suit-cases, Vanity cases
Chapter 43 Raw Fur Skins, Articles of apparel
Chapter 44 Fuel wood, Wood Charcoal
Chapter 45 Natural Cork, Shuttlecock Cork
Chapter 46 Plaiting Materials, Basketwork
Chapter 47 Mechanical & Chemical woodpulp
Chapter 48 Newsprint, Uncoated paper & paperboard
Chapter 49 Printed Books, Brochures, Newspapers
Chapter 50 Silk Worm Coccon, Yarn, Waste & Woven Fabrics
Chapter 51 Wool materials & Waste, Animal Hairs
Chapter 52 Cotton materials, Synthetics & Woven fabrics
Chapter 53 Flex raw, Vegetable materials & Paper yarn
Chapter 54 Synthetic felaments, Woven fabrics & Rayons
Chapter 55 Synthetic felament tows & Polyster staple fiber
Chapter 56 Towels, Napkins, ropes & Netting materials
Chapter 57 Carpets & Floor coverings textile Handlooms
Chapter 58 Labels, Bades, Woven pile & Chennile, Terry towelings
Chapter 59 Rubberised textile fabrics, Convayer belts
Chapter 60 Pile,Wrap Knit,Tarry & Croched fabrics
Chapter 61 Men & Women Clothing
Chapter 62 Men & Women Jackets, Coats & Garments
Chapter 63 Blankets & Bedsheets
Chapter 64 Shoes & Footwear Products
Chapter 65 Hats & Accessories
Chapter 66 Umbrellas & Accessories
Chapter 67 Artificial flowers, Wigs & False Beards
Chapter 68 Monumental & Building Stones
Chapter 69 Bricks, Blocks & Ceramics
Chapter 70 Glasses, Mirrors, Flasks
Chapter 71 Pearls, Diamonds, Gold, Platinum
Chapter 72 Iron, Alloys, Scrap & Granules
Chapter 73 Iron tube, piles & Sheets
Chapter 74 Copper Mattes, Rods, Bars, Wires, Plates
Chapter 75 Nickel Mattes & Unwrought Nickel
Chapter 76 Unwrought Aluminium- Rods, Sheets & Profiles
Chapter 78 Unwrought Lead – Rods, Sheets & Profiles
Chapter 79 Unwrought Zinc – Rods, Sheets & Profiles
Chapter 80 Unwrought Tin – Rods, Sheets & Profiles
Chapter 81 Magnesium, Cobalt, Tungsten Articles
Chapter 82 Hand Tools & Cutlery
Chapter 83 Locks, Metal Mountings & Fittings
Chapter 84 Industrial Machinery
Chapter 85 Electrical Parts & Electronics
Chapter 86 Railway Locomotives & Parts
Chapter 87 Tractors & Motor Vehicles
Chapter 88 Balloons, Parachutes & Airlift Gear
Chapter 89 Cruise Ships & Boats
Chapter 90 Medical, Chemical & Astronomy
Chapter 91 Watches & Clocks
Chapter 92 Musical Instruments
Chapter 93 Military Weapons & firearms
Chapter 94 Furniture, Bedding & lighting
Chapter 95 Children Toys, Table & Board Games & Sports Goods
Chapter 96 Pencil Lighter Toiletries
Chapter 97 Paintings Decoratives Sculptures
Chapter 98 Machinery Lab Chemicals Drugs Medicines