what is gst tax in india

What is GST – Goods and Services Tax – How does it work – Basics – Explained – In Hindi

What is GST Tax in India this is what I am going to explain you with all the basics in Hindi

GST or Goods and Services Tax is a multistage destination based tax system which is applicable when any value addition to the goods or service is done.

Here multistage means starting from when raw material is procured till the time the product is delivered to customer.

what is gst tax in india

Currently Indian tax structure is divided in two types

Direct Taxes

Where liability cannot be passed to somebody else.(Example – Income Tax)

Indirect Taxes

where liability can be passed to someone else. Example VAT(Value Added Tax), Service Tax etc

When GST will be implemented three types of taxes will be applicable

  • CGST : Revenue collected by central government
  • SGST : Revenue collected by state government for Within state sales
  • IGST : Revenue collected by central government for outside state sales

What is Input Tax Credit

To make sure that tax is levied only on the amount of value addition at each stage of the supply chain, credit for the taxes paid at the previous stage is granted.

Who is liable to pay GST

Businesses and traders with annual sales above Rs20 lakh are liable to pay GST. The threshold for paying GST is Rs10 lakh in the case of northeastern and special category states. GST is applicable on inter-state trade irrespective of this threshold.

Products not covering under GST

Crude oil, diesel, petrol, natural gas and jet fuel are temporarily kept out of GST. Liquor is kept out of GST as a constitutional provision and hence it would require an amendment to Constitution if it is to be brought into GST net.
What is the anti-profiteering mechanism : To prevent the possibility of prices going up and to make sure that the reduced tax burden on products and services are passed on to consumers.
Authority to be set up by the government will act on complaints of profiteering and direct a profiteering supplier to cut price, return the benefit of reduced tax burden to the buyer with 18% interest, or recover such amount if the buyer cannot be identified or doesn’t make a claim. A profiteering business could lose its GST registration, too.

GST rates

0%, 5%, 12%, 18% and 28%

Main Website for GST related all information

To Apply GST online

Link to the GST Presentation

Benefits of GST

  • Brings transparency on the taxes levied
  • Improve the ease of doing business
  • Improve tax compliance
  • Boost revenue (Central as well state governments)
  • Eliminate tax cascading effect as shown earlier
  • Accelerate GDP growth rate
  • Exports would be zero-rated only tax on Imports as per GST norms

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You can also read my other GST related articles. In which i have shown on how to fill various GST returns like GSTR1 and GSTR3B

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