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Find GST Rate, HSN Code/ SAC for GST India

An online tool to search HSN/SAC codes and GST rates for any taxable goods and services. You can use this tool to generate, HSN/SAC codes for individual commodities, a chapter-wise HSN code list or GST rate list for any category items and services.

HSN Finder Tool

The tool above can be used to find the right HSN and/or SAC code for any of your commodity. You can use it to search a product or service by its name or chapter-code. The result will show the list of items that match your query, along with the HSN code for each item, applicable GST rate, and CESS rate.

The HSN code finder tool can also be used to search the complete list of HSN codes for a particular product chapter or category.

What isHSN Code?

HSN (Harmonized System of Nomenclature) is the Coding System and the Harmonized Commodity Description. It was introduced in 1988 and was developed by the WCO (World Customs Organization) which is a multi-use international product nomenclature.

Working of HSN Code

HSN has 5,000 commodity groups and each one has six-digit code which is arranged in a legal and logical structure. To gain a uniform classification, it is supported by distinct norms.

Importance of HSN

The main aim of HSN is to arrange the goods from across the world in an organized and logical manner making the classification in a uniform method and facilitating international business.

HSN Across World

Following are the reasons why the HSN system is used by more than 200 countries and economies-

  • Uniform classification
  • The base of their Customs tariffs
  • Collection of international trade statistics

In terms of HSN, more than 98% of products in foreign trade is classified.

Most of the countries accept the Harmonized System of Nomenclature number for each commodity. For almost all goods, the HSN number remains the same. HSN number which is used in few of the countries differs a bit based on the nature of goods classified.

HSN in India

Since 1971, India is a member of WCO (World Customs Organization). Originally, 6-digit HSN code was used to classify commodities for Customs and Central Excise but afterwards, the Central Excise and Customs added two more digits i.e. 8 digit classification to make the codes more accurate.

Understanding the HSN Code

The HSN structure has 21 sections, with 99 Chapters, about 1,244 headings, and 5,224 subheadings.

  • Sections -> Chapters -> Headings -> Subheadings
  • Section and Chapter titles describe categories of goods and headings and subheadings describes products in detail.

For example:

Handkerchiefs made of Textile matters 62.13.90

  • First two digits (62) represent the chapter number for Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted.
  • Next two digits (13) represent the heading number for handkerchiefs.
  • Finally, last two digits (90) is the product code for handkerchiefs made of other textile materials.

For a deeper classification, India has 2 more digits.

HSN code-, if the handkerchiefs are made by a man-made fibre.

HSN code-, if the handkerchiefs are made by silk or waste from silk.


For measurement, taxation and recognition, the goods and services are also classified uniformly. SAC (Services Accounting Code) are the Codes for services.

For Example:

Legal documentation and certification services concerning patents, copyrights and other intellectual property rights– 998213

  • Initial two digits are the same for all services i.e. 99
  • Further two digits (82) represent the significant nature of service, in this case, legal services
  • Final two digits (13) represent the detailed nature of service, i.e., legal documentation for patents etc.


HSN Codes to be detected

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
  • Under GST, these HSN codes must be stated in all the tax invoice issued by the taxpayer.
  • To find out the number of HSN digits to be used, the turnover for the previous year will be considered as a basis.
  • A business or a service provider is required to indicate HSN/SAC wise summary of sales in its GSTR 1`filing in case the turnover comes into given slabs.

All 8 digits of HSN code is compulsory under GST in case of imports and exports.

Importance of HSN under GST

The main aim of HSN codes is to make the Goods and Services Tax (GST) organized and globally accepted.

Due to HSN, there is no need to upload a detailed description of the goods. This will help in saving time and make the filing easier because return is auto-filled.

12. HSN- wide summary of outward supplies


HSN Code List for

Section 1 Live Animals, Animal Products
Section 2 Vegetable Products
Section 3 Animal or Vegetable Fats and Oils and their cleavage products, prepared edible fats, Animal or Vegetable Waxes
Section 4 Prepared Foodstuffs, Beverages, Spirits and Vinegar, Tobacco and Manufactured Tobacco Substitutes
Section 5 Mineral Products
Section 6 Product of the chemicals or allied Industries
Section 7 Plastics and articles thereof, Rubber and articles thereof
Section 8 Raw hides and skins, Leather, Furskins and articles thereof, saddlery and harness, travel goods, handbags and similar containers, articles of animal gut ( other than silk-worm gut )
Section 9 Wood and articles of wood, Wood charcoal, Cork and articles of cork, Manufacturers of straw, of Esparto or of other Plaiting Materials, Basketwork and Wickerwork
Section 10 Pulp of wood or of other Fibrous Cellulosic Material, Recovered ( Waste and scrap ) paper or paperboard, paper and paperboard and articles thereof
Section 11 Textile and textile articles
Section 12 Footwear, Headgear, Umbrellas, Sun Umbrellas, Walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof, Prepared feathers and articles made therewith, Artificial flowers, Articles of human hair
Section 13 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica, or similar materials, ceramic products, glass and glassware
Section 14 Natural or cultured pearls, Precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, Metal clad with precious metal, and articles thereof, Imitation Jewellery, Coins
Section 15 Base Metals and articles of Base Metal
Section 16 Machinery and mechanical appliances, electrical equipment, parts thereof, sound recorders and reproducers, television image and souch recorders and reproducers, and Parts and Accessories of such article
Section 17 Vehicles, Aircraft, Vessels and Associated Transport Equipment
Section 18 Optical, Photographic, Cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus, clocks and watches, musical instruments, parts and accessories thereof
Section 19 Arms and ammunition, parts and accessories thereof
Section 20 Miscellaneous Manufactured Articles
Section 21 Works of art, Collectors’ Pieces and antiques

How to find a product in HSN list and its relevance in HSN Code?

To find out both HSN codes of goods and SAC codes of services, Visit our GST Helpline portal

Define UQC?

Full form of UQC is Unique Quantity Code which means that it is a measurement of any particular item such as 1 kg of wheat, 1 litre of petrol, etc.

What is UQC in GST?

According to the CGST Rules, any credit note, debit note, tax invoice must have quantity unit description (UQC).
For Example-

100 metres of fabric.

It is mandatory to know the correct HSN Code of your product to reduce the errors while filing GST returns.