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Gst tax

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GST tax is going to impact every sphere of business activity and would change doing business in India.

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Gst tax

  1. 1. GST tax
  2. 2. Goods and Services tax As the name suggests, Goods and Services tax is a tax levied when a consumer buys a good or service. It is meant to be a single, comprehensive tax that will subsume all the other smaller indirect taxes on consumption like service tax, etc. This is how it is done in most developed countries.
  3. 3. What is GST Goods and Services Tax (in short ‘GST’) is by far one of the most awaited tax reforms in the country. With the emerging consensus amongst the political parties and the push voiced by the industry, there is a lot of expectation that the Constitutional Amendment Bill will be passed in this Monsoon Session. If this happens, the Government is likely to push the implementation of GST with effect from 1st April 2017.
  4. 4. Implications of GST With GST rate, it is anticipated that the tax base will be comprehensive, as virtually all goods and services will be taxable, with minimum exemptions. GST will be a game changing reform for the Indian economy by creating a common Indian market and reducing the cascading effect of tax on the cost of goods and services. It will impact the tax structure, tax incidence, tax computation, tax payment, compliance, credit utilization and reporting, leading to a complete overhaul of the current indirect tax system. GST will have a far-reaching impact on almost all the aspects of the business operations in the country, for instance, pricing of products and services, supply chain optimization, IT, accounting, and tax compliance systems.
  5. 5. • Inter-state procurement could prove viable • May open opportunities to consolidate suppliers/vendors • Additional duty/CVD and Special Additional duty components of customs duty to be replaced • Changes in tax system could warrant changes in both procurement and distribution arrangements • Current arrangements for distribution of finished goods may no longer be optimal with the removal of the concept of excise duty on manufacturing • Current network structure and product flows may need review and possible alteration • Tax savings resulting from the GST structure would require repricing of products • Margins or price mark-ups would also need to be re-examined • Potential changes to accounting and IT systems in areas of master data, supply chain transactions, system design • Existing open transactions and balances as on the cut-off date need to be migrated out to ensure smooth transition to GST • Changes to supply chain reports (e.g., purchase register, sales register, services register), other tax reports and forms (e.g., invoices, purchase orders) need review • Appropriate measures such as training of employees, compliance under GST, customer education, and tracking of inventory credit are needed to ensure smooth transition to the GST regime Things need to know about the GST impact
  6. 6. Benefits of GST registration •Wider tax base, necessary for lowering tax rates and eliminating classification disputes •Elimination of multiplicity of taxes and their cascading effects •Rationalization of tax structure and simplification of compliance procedures •Harmonization of center and state tax administrations, which would reduce duplication and compliance costs •Automation of compliance procedures to reduce errors and increase efficiency GST has been envisaged as an efficient tax system, neutral in its application and distributionally attractive. The advantages of GST are:
  7. 7. The GST tax rate is based on the destination based consumption principle. It means that the GST liability would finally accrue at the point where the goods were supplied to or where the service was consumed. This means the final customer will pay the GST. The very concept would not find easy acceptance with the people. A lot of education and learning has to be propagated for the people to understand the implications. Financial services
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