Rate of GST for sale of headgear and headgear parts



GST on headgear and headgear parts

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Headgear and headgear parts falls under HSN code chapter 65 of GST commodity tariff schedule.  The details about GST rate changes for sale of headgear and headgear parts are being updated here.  The notification changes on exemptions for GST for sale of headgear and headgear parts and other circulars related to GST for headgear and headgear are updated in this website.

Rate of GST for sale of headgear and headgear parts


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1. Safety headgear such as helmets [6506 10]

1. 6504 Hats and other headgear,

plaited or made by assembling strips of any material, whether or not lined or trimmed.

2. 6505 Hats and other headgear, knitted or crocheted, or made up from lace, felt or other textile fabric, in the piece (but not in strips), whether or not lined or trimmed; hair-nets of any material, whether or not lined or trimmed.

Reduced GST Rates on 9th September 2017

                                                                 Present GST rate        Reduced GST rate

                6501                       Textile caps        18%                      12%

Revised GST Rates on 10th November, 2017

                                                                                Present rate        new rate

6505       Hats (knitted /crocheted) or made up        18%                  12%

                from lace or other textile fabrics.


GST rate related to COVID-19  has been changed as per 44th GST council meet held on 12th June, 2021.  The details of changed GST rates are given below:  

Medical equipment required for COVID treatment:

                                                                             Old rate         New rate

Ventilators and ventilator masks/ cannula/ helmets        12%             5%    


Reduced GST rates on 11 June 2017, click here for details



All goods not specified elsewhere [other than helmets, textile head gears]

2. 6501 Hat-forms, hat bodies and hoods of felt, neither blocked to shape nor with made brims; plateaux and manchons (including slit manchons), of felt.

3. 6502 Hatshapes, plaited or made by assembling strips of any material, neither blocked to shape, nor with made brims, nor lined, nor trimmed.

4. 6503 – Blank in Tariff

5. 6506 Other headgear, whether or not lined or trimmed.

6. 6507 Headbands, linings, covers, hat foundations, hat frames, peaks and chinstraps, for headgear.


Reduced GST Rates on 11th June 2017

                                                              Earlier rate         new rate     

65     Headgear and parts thereof            28%               18%

              [All goods]


Reduced GST rates on 11 June 2017, click here for details

Goods and Service Tax (GST) rate tariff in India is designed in 6 categories of goods and services.  Four main GST rate slabs framed with Essential goods and services, Standard goods and services and luxury goods and services with 5%, 12%, 18% and 28% respectively.  Commonly used Goods and Services at 5%, Standard Goods and Services fall under 1st slab at 12%, Standard Goods and Services fall under 2nd Slab at 18% and Special category of Goods and Services including luxury - 28%.   The most essential goods and services attract nil rate of GST under Exempted Categories.     Luxury goods and services and certain specific goods and services   attract additional cess than 28% GST.

In India, GST is payable for Headgear and headgear parts.  However, some of the categories of business under HSN code 65 are expected to be exempted from paying GST.  The list of exempted categories of business and exempted products and services under GST is expected to be released soon.


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