India’s iconic tax reform is here. Rolled out from midnight of 30th June, 2017, GST is taking the entire nation by a storm – the GST Council has pegged the tax rates for 1211 items and 600 services, holding a majority of these within 18% tax rate slab.
The GST Council has designed 4 tax rate slabs primarily for numerous items – the rates are as low as 5%, standard rates hover around 12% to 18%, whereas the highest rate found is of 28%. Some of the items had higher effective tax rates before GST implementation, but under the new tax policy, the consumers are to be benefitted at large.
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It is July 1st, 2017 – the epic day when GST, aka The Goods and Services Tax comes into effect, simplifying the whole tax collection procedure of the nation. From today, there will be a single tax on the supply of goods and services that will replace all other state and central levies. GST is pegged to be one of the most impressive economic tax reforms implemented by PM Narendra Modi to take Bharat to the summit of transparent digitization.
Data is crucial. While it ushers in a greater transparency and simplified tracking through data, it also unleashes the requirement for Data Analytics and ERP solutions. Besides, GST includes several billing software and payment gateway channelization, triggering plenitude of job opportunities in the IT sector. Reports say it is going to be a $1 billion opportunity for IT vendors over the next two years. Quite a lot to think about!
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