GST

Goods & Service Tax

Impact analysis on various sectors

India’s looming the new regime of Goods & Service Tax (“GST”), a modern tax reform which will usher in growth and opportunities for businesses in India. It is a tax trigger, which will lead to business transformation for the industry. It will have a far-reaching impact on business avenues, compelling organizations to realign bottlenecks such as production cost, production time, supply chain, compliance, logistics etc. with changing indirect tax structure.

GST is a value added tax where tax is imposed only on the value added at each stage in the supply chain. It is levied at all points in the supply chain. Credit is paid for acquiring inputs used in making the supply. In India GST is defined as “tax on supply of goods or services other than alcohol for human consumption”. In simple language, GST is a single tax on all goods and services in the entire economy.

GST can make the indirect tax system very efficient and will benefit all stakeholders including manufacturers, sellers, the ultimate consumers and the tax collecting governments apart from giving a substantial boost to GDP growth.

GST will turn India into one common market, leading to greater ease of doing business and big savings in logistics costs from companies across all sectors. GST may not have a uniform impact on all sectors, given their varying taxation structures. Some companies will gain more as the GST rate will be lower than the current tax rates they pay, others will lose as the rate will be higher than the present effective rate.

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