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Parotas Popular in South India under 18% GST according to AAR

Parotas Popular in South India under 18% GST according to AAR

A Topic has come to our notice on June 12 that Parotas, a kind of bread or roti popular in South India is tagged under 18% GST. While the generic roti is taxable under 5% GST.

Authority for Advance Rulings Karnata (ARR) distinguised between a Roti and a Parota. For them Rotis are already prepared and completely cooked product whereas Parota needs to be heated before intake and consumption, therefore both are distinct from and are taxable in different slabs.

Roti is generic term. People and Foodies do not care if they get on their plates a roti, paratha, lachcha parahta or a parota. All these are indian bread with which one can savour with other gravy dishes.

What is a parota?

When one read or hears parota, he thinks of Paratha. But Parota is different from Paratha.

Parotas looks similar to Lachcha Parantha popular in the North.

Parota or the Great Malabar Parotta is indian flat bread distinct from North Indian Lachcha Parantha

Parota is a layered flatbread made from Maida and Suzi generally.

A Food Manufacturing Company has appealed for putting Parotas under the product description of “Roti, Plain chapati or Khakhara” making it taxable under 5% GST.

The Parota and Roti Difference under GST is trending now on twitter.


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