“Goods and Services Tax” would be a comprehensive Indirect Tax on manufacture, sale and consumption of goods and services throughout India, to replace taxes levied by the Central and State Governments.
GST is a tax on goods and services with value addition at each stage having comprehensive and continuous chain of set-of benefits from the producer’s/service provider’s point up to to the retailer’s level where only the final consumer should bear the tax.
The introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) would be a significant step in the reform of indirect taxation in India. Amalgamating several Central and State taxes into a single tax would mitigate cascading or double taxation, facilitating a common national market.
Central Taxes to Subsumed in GST:

  1. Central Excise duty (CENVAT)
  2. Additional duties of excise
  3. Excise duty levied under Medicinal & Toiletries preparation Act.
  4. Additional duties of customs (CVD & SAD)
  5. Service Tax
  6. Surcharges & Cess, SBC, KKC

State Taxes to be Subsumed in GST:

  1. State VAT / Sales Tax
  2. Central Sales Tax
  3. Purchase Tax
  4. Entertainment Tax
  5. Luxury Tax
  6. Entry Tax (All forms)
  7. Taxes on lottery, betting & gambling
  8. Surcharges & Cess

Following Taxes will not be Subsumed with GST

  1. Purchase Tax
  2. Tax on Alcoholic beverages
  3. Tax on Tobaco Products
  4. Tax on Petroleum Products

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 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Goods and Services Tax (GST)

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