Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be a game changing reform for Indian economy by developing a common Indian market and reducing the cascading effect of tax on the cost of goods and services. It will impact the Tax Structure, Tax Incidence, Tax Computation, Tax Payment, Compliance, Credit Utilization and Reporting leading to a complete overhaul of the current indirect tax system.

GST will have a far reaching impact on almost all the aspects of the business operations in the country, for instance, pricing of products and services, supply chain optimization, IT, accounting, and tax compliance systems.

GST is a value added tax, levied at all points in the supply chain with credit allowed for any tax paid on inputs acquired for use in making the supply. It would apply to both goods and services in a comprehensive manner with exemptions restricted to a minimum.

In keeping with the federal structure of India, it is proposed that GST be levied concurrently by the Centre (CGST) and the States (SGST). It is expected that the base and other essential design features would be common between CGST and SGST, across SGSTs for the individual States. Both CGST and SGST would be levied on the basis of the destination principle. Thus, exports would be zero-rated, and imports would attract the tax in the same manner as domestic goods and services. Inter-State supplies within India would attract an Integrated GST (aggregate of CGST and the SGST of the destination State).

In addition to the IGST, in respect of supply of goods, an additional tax of up to 1% has been proposed to be levied by the Centre. The revenue from this tax is to be assigned to the origin states. This tax is proposed to be levied for initial two years or such longer period as recommended by the GST Council.

GST Implementation

As you are aware the Indian GST is at its door step Athena has geared up to serve the industry for its implementation in the organization. Mr. Puneet Agrawal is also an active member of the GST committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. It is very important from the beginning that all transactions should be verified from GST prospective and GST implication should be assessed and complied in correct manner. We are Legal Partner of the Companies to implement the GST in following manner:

- Analysis each and every transaction of the company from GST point of view.
- Identification of Taxable transaction, Exempt transaction.
- Identification of specific benefits provided to particular industry or business location.
- Identification of Input GST Credit available to the company and best method of its utilization.
- Classification of the Product for CGST and SGST.

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