What is Goods and Serices Tax (GST)?

Marc Strewart
2 min readJul 18, 2022

GST, or Goods and Services Tax, is an indirect tax imposed on the supply of goods and services. It is a multi-stage, destination-oriented tax imposed on every value addition, replacing multiple indirect taxes, including VAT, excise duty, service taxes, etc.

2000: In India, the idea of adopting GST was first suggested by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government in 2000. The state finance ministers formed an Empowered Committee (EC) to create a structure for GST, based on their experience in designing State VAT.

Who is GST president?

GST Council: CII president Sanjiv Bajaj for GST Council-like bodies for energy, labour — The Economic Times.

Who pays GST buyer or seller?

Who should pay GST, the buyer of the seller? Goods and Service Tax (GST) is paid by the consumers for the products or services. But the GST will be remitted to the government by the businesses who are providing you with those products and services.

Main Purpose of GST tax in India?

GST is a multi-stage tax system which is comprehensive in nature and applied on the sale of goods and services. The main aim of this taxation system is to curb the cascading effect of other Indirect taxes and it is applicable throughout India.

How is GST charged?

GST is a single domestic indirect tax law for the entire country. Under the GST regime, the tax is levied at every point of sale. In the case of intra-state sales, Central GST and State GST are charged. All the inter-state sales are chargeable to the Integrated GST.

What is current GST rate?

In India GST rate for various goods and services is divided into four slabs: they are 5% GST, 12% GST, 18% GST, & 28% GST.

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