Asian Journal of Managerial Science (AJMS)
A Study on Public Awareness towards Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill in Sivakasi RegionAuthor : S.Murugaiyan, R. Sasi Jeyanthi and P. Siddharth
Volume 6 No.2 July-December 2017 pp 1-4
Goods and Service Tax GST is all set to be a game changer for the Indian economy. The tax is expected to reduce the concept of ‘tax on tax’, increase the gross domestic product of the economy and reduce prices. In India, there are different indirect taxes applied on goods and services by central and state government. GST is intended to include all these taxes into one tax with seamless ITC and charged on both goods and services. For the introduction of GST, the Government needs to get the Constitution Amendment Bill passed so that the proposed objective of subsuming all taxes and allowing states to tax subjects in Union list and vice versa is achieved. Without these powers, it is not legally possible to move towards GST. Conceptually GST is expected to have numerous benefits like reduction in compliances in the long run since multiple taxes will be replaced with one tax.
It is expected to bring down prices and hence the inflation since it will remove the impact of tax on tax and enable seamless credit. It is expected to generate revenue for the country as the tax base will increase as the GST rate will be somewhere around 27% with both goods and services covered. It is also expected to make exports from India competitive and India a preferred destination for foreign investment since GST is a globally accepted tax. Unless the issues relating to GST has been overcome, the GST would become a bare wall without any scripts to describe in future.