About These 4 Bills :
- Central GST Bill : This pecker provides for the collection of revenue enhancement on sale of goods in addition to services yesteryear the Centre inside a state.
- Integrated GST Bill : This pecker pertains to the levy of taxes on sale betwixt states.
- GST Compensation Bill : This pecker provides for compensation to the states over whatsoever revenue loss.
- UT-GST Bill : This pecker is virtually GST implementation inwards Union Territories.
Important Points to Note (GST Bill Highlights) :
- The Goods in addition to Services (GST) is an indirect taxation wherein most of the existing taxes volition hold upward merged into a unmarried taxation system.
- Once the GST Bill is passed, it volition permit the Centre in addition to the states to levy indirect revenue enhancement on manufacture, sale in addition to consumption of goods in addition to services across the country.
- In uncomplicated words, the Goods in addition to Services Tax would position all taxes levied yesteryear province in addition to Central regime inwards ane handbasket in addition to merge them into a single-tax system, therefore doing away alongside multiple taxation in addition to promoting the concept of a mutual marketplace for all.
- The Goods in addition to Services Tax is governed yesteryear the GST Council which is headed yesteryear the Finance Minister. In Arun Jaitley’s words, “once all other taxes are removed, the cascading result is removed, goods volition perish slightly cheaper“.
- The biggest challenge for a polish GST rollout is coordination betwixt states in addition to the Centre to ensure uniform revenue enhancement rates for expert in addition to services.
- To this effect, the GST Council has approved a four-tier uniform revenue enhancement slab of 5, 12, xviii in addition to 28 per cent on goods in addition to services, plus an additional cess on demerit goods such every bit luxury cars, aerated drinks in addition to tobacco products.
- Food items volition non attract whatsoever revenue enhancement in addition to guide maintain been kept inwards the zero-per cent slab. Similarly, fossil oil products, although included nether the GST, volition rest inwards naught revenue enhancement slab every bit of now. However, the GST Council is silent to guide maintain a telephone cry upward on whether to perish along alcohol nether the Goods in addition to Services Tax.
- With the Goods in addition to Services Tax coming in, Centre-level taxes likes Sales Tax, Excise Duty, in addition to state-level taxes similar Value-added Tax (VAT), Entertainment Tax in addition to Luxury Tax volition hold upward subsumed.
- On Wednesday, amid the 4 supplemtary GST bills passed inwards Lok Sabha was the Central Goods in addition to Services Tax (CGST) Bill. The CGST Bill volition permit the Central regime to levy in addition to collect revenue enhancement on intra-state provide of goods in addition to services.
- The Integrated Goods in addition to Services Tax Bill 2017 provides for levy in addition to collection of revenue enhancement on inter-state supply.
- The Compensation GST Bill volition provide compensation to states for the loss of revenue they may incur owing to implementation of the Goods in addition to Services Tax.
- Clarifying on the clause, Arun Jaitley told the House that no additional revenue enhancement volition hold upward imposed to provide compensation to states, in addition to states volition hold upward paid compensation inside the existing mechanism.
- The other pecker passed inwards Lok Sabha pertained to Union Territory Goods in addition to Services Tax. The pecker volition enable levy in addition to collection of revenue enhancement on intra-state provide of goods in addition to services or both yesteryear wedlock territories.