What is GST?
The goods and services tax (GST) is a value-added tax imposed on all goods and services sold for domestic expenditure. It is a purpose-based tax on the utilization of goods and services. It is proposed to be imposed at all stages starting from manufacture to end utilization with credit of taxes paid at previous stages available as set forth. In some products, only value addition will be taxed and the burden of tax is to be borne by the final consumer.
The GST came into existence from the year 2017 through the implementation of 100 and First Amendment of the Constitution of India by the Indian Government. The tax replaced existing Central and State Government taxes. The tax rates, policy, and regulations are governed by the GST Council which consists of the finance minister of central and all the states. GST is meant to replace a violent or uncontrollable sliding movement of indirect taxes with a combined tax and is therefore predicted to re-shape the country’s 2.4 trillion dollar economy. GST tax rates vary from 0 – 28 percentage depending on the type of services or Nature of Goods depending upon Your business is selling. The GST is paid by consumers, but it is hand over to the Indian government by businesses selling goods and services. In effect, GST provides income for the government.