All goods and services [over 1700], transacted in India will fall under two coding systems – HSN code system and SAC code system. All the goods will fall under HSN category and the services under SAC. These items will attract any one of the total 7 tax slabs [ 0%, .25%, 3%, 5%, 12%, 18%, 28% ]. This article aims to give you a comprehensive, yet an easy understanding about each of the above GST tax slabs.
This article discusses the following in detail: What is a GST Invoice? Tax Invoice Under GST Bill of Supply Under GST Revised Invoices Copies of Tax Invoices What is a GST Invoice? A GST invoice is a document that will capture all the relevant details of a business transaction including information about both parties. It … Read moreInvoices under GST
At an informal business meet, our senior addressed to a group of businessmen – “You all are well aware that GST comprises of IGST, CGST and SGST taxes. A simple question: Can anyone tell when or at what moment will you have to pay the taxes?” As many floundered for words, few of them gave hazy, even humorous, replies – After sale of goods, after providing a service, at the end of the month, at the start of the quarter, within so-and-so days of the next month!
As the GST is just a few months away from its much-awaited implementation, the transitional provisions assume special importance for all the concerned stakeholders. Transitional provisions, in general terms, are those rules, methods or procedures that will enable the stakeholders to switch over from the current Indirect Tax regime to the GST regime. A detailed … Read moreGST – Transitional Provisions
As the pan-India wave of GST is about to hit us this July, the entire nation is gearing up to embrace the colossal tide. Even as the corporate Tycoons and Moguls are restructuring and redefining their business processes in tune with the GST mould, the micro, small and medium organizations are putting on their best efforts to swim in the sea of rules and regulations of this new legislation. The buzz-worthy question – is there any relief to the small sectors of our economy from the morass of complicated compliances of GST.
The term “Input Tax Credit” assumes significant importance in the arena of indirect taxation. Let us zero in on our analysis on this topic under GST regime. “Input tax” means the GST Taxes (CGST, SGST, IGST) charged on any supply of goods or services or both made to a registered person in the course or furtherance of his business and includes such tax payable on reverse charge basis— but excludes tax paid under composition levy.
Aryan, gasping and panting, stumbled inside the office of his friend, Kushal.
“Hey, Aryan! What a surprise – ” Kushal – a CA by profession –began to greet, but stopped short at the harried and hassled look on his friend’s face. “Is everything fine, Aaryan?”
“Nothing’s fine!” Aaryan sounded agitated as he plonked himself down on the chair, “The word ‘fine’ doesn’t fit aptly for us businessmen! But yes, if we talk about punishable “Fines”, they are made for us!” he finished with sarcasm.
One nation – one tax, is surely a game changer. As the Indian taxation scenario revamps, a singular tax regime promises to eradicate complexities, stemming from a bunch of indirect taxes and manual filing. To give you a ready reckoner, here’s an exclusively crafted, quick guide to the Goods and Services Act, commonly known as GST.