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West Bengal

West Bengal, a state with numerous natural wonders. This is the fourth-most populated state in India. The state is known for its history, heritage, and rich culture. It is located in the eastern part of India along the Bay of Bengal. Due to its geographical location, the state is a hot-spot of tourist attraction. Stretching from the great Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal, the state has magnificent landscapes to captivate your attention. This state’s economy is based on agricultural production and small & medium-size enterprises. People often rely on buying gold for their better future and love to track the gold rate in West Bengal. Natural resources like tea and jute in nearby areas have made West Bengal a major center for the jute and tea industries.

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Effect of GST on Gold Prices.

Goods and Services Tax has unified the earlier payable taxes like Value Added Tax (VAT), Customs duty, Central Excise duty, etc., and the whole indirect tax structure has been brought under one umbrella.

  • GST on Gold

GST on gold is levied when individuals opt for buying gold jewellery or bars. Individuals need to pay several taxes depending on the various processes involved in gold trading, manufacturing, and purchasing. To be precise, individuals need to pay GST of 5% on making charges, 10% on import duty and 3% on gold. However, the GST on making charges is a product of the new tax regime.

  • Impact of GST on Gold Prices

The new tax structure and implementation of several taxes have made gold expensive by 0.75%. Apart from the impact on gold prices, GST has stretched its effects on gold imports as well as across the organised and unorganised sectors, which are invariably linked with the increasing price of gold. 

Why is Gold considered a Precious Metal?

Gold derives this value from several factors, some of which are listed below:

  • Rarity

Gold, in its elemental form, is a relatively hefty atom. Although it is not the rarest of metals, it isn’t easy to find and extract gold in large quantities. This contributes to its high perceived value.

  • Demand-Supply Disparity

Gold is a highly coveted metal in a county like India. So, it generally enjoys a high demand all year round, but its supply falls short to meet that. As a result, gold prices tend to increase with time.

  • Liquidity

One of gold’s many attractive aspects is its liquidity. Gold has an active, reliable and a ready market of buyers at almost all times. As a result, it can be readily converted to cash, which makes it a highly liquid asset.

  • Standard of Exchange

It is universally accepted as a commodity of value, especially under a free market system. Gold reserves ensure the strength and stability of the currency and eliminate the pitfalls of fiat money.

How is gold rate determined?

The price of gold in India depends on multiple factors. This includes, but is not limited to the following factors:

1) Gold production

2) Inflation

3) Government's gold reserves

4) Demand and supply of gold in the global commodity market

5) Import rates

6) Interest rates

7) Taxes and levies

8) Local demand. 

As a denizen and fellow gold loan borrower, it is imperative for you to stay updated about the latest gold rate in cityname. It is not unusual to find a little variation between the market gold price and the gold valuation offered by the lender. The difference in price primarily occurs because the lender calculates the average gold price of 22-Karat gold based on the rates from the past thirty days and extrapolates the gold gram rate. Hence, the value of the gold you get depends on the average gold price and the lender's loan to value ratio. As per the recent directive of the RBI, lenders can give loans of up to 90% of the gold's market value till March 31, 2021.

KDM vs Hallmark gold - What's the difference?

The purity of the gold and the quality of the gold are two different factors that people often get confused over. Hallmark gold and KDM gold are the two types of gold that usually leads to some confusion. The two types of gold are considerably different with regards to their composition. The KDM gold has a purity level of 92%, where the gold is a mixture of 8% of cadmium and 92% of gold. Since there are some health risks associated with KDM gold, it is no longer in sale in the market. On the other hand, Hallmark gold has a certification by the Bureau of Indian Standards. The Hallmark gold is testes in assaying centers approved by the BIS. There are four varieties of hallmark gold: 23 karat, 22 karat, 21 karat and 18 karat. The purity of the gold is directly proportional to the karat rate. The higher the karat rate, the higher the purity.

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