Are all Goods, Services covered under GST?
The goods and services tax (GST) is a value-added tax paid on the majority of products and services sold for domestic use. Consumers pay the GST, but companies that provide products and services remit it to the government.
GST is charged on the supply of certain goods and services. It is a single tax that applies across India.
When is GTS likely to be executed?
The Goods and Services Tax Act (GST), billed as the most significant tax reform since independence, has already been proposed by the Government of India and is expected to go into effect on July 1, 2017.
This will include the majority of indirect taxes collected by the federal and state governments (such as VAT, excise, and service tax).
Except for the supply of alcohol, gasoline, electricity, organic food, raw materials, tools and instruments. GST is levied on all products and services.
The new tax system intends to improve procurement efficiency and create a “single market” to allow free movement of products and services across the country with little government involvement.
Who is legally required to pay GST?
GST is payable by everyone who makes a taxable supply of goods or services and has a turnover of more than Indian Rs. 20 lakh (for normal category states) and Rs. 10 lakh (for particular category states).
Additionally, tax is to be paid by the recipient, rather than the supplier, on specific items and services defined by the government.
What is GST Registration?
Businesses that have a turnover of more than Rs.40 lakh, Rs.20 lakh, or Rs.10 lakh must register as an average taxable person under the Goods and Services Tax (GST). It is known as GST Registration.
GST registration is required for some companies. If the company does business without registering for GST, it will violate the law and face severe penalties.
GST registration takes typically 2-6 working days. Team Clear can assist you in obtaining GST registration in three simple steps.
Application for GST Registration in India, all about GST Laws:
- Before applying for registration, every person who is required to be registered under subsection (1) of section 25 and every person seeking registration under subsection (3) of section 25 (after this referred to in this Chapter as “the applicant”) shall declare his Permanent Account Number (PAN), mobile number, e-mail address, State or Union territory in Part A of FORM GST REG-01 on the Common Portal either directly or through a Facilitation Centre notified by the Commissioner before applying for registration.
- After successfully validating the PAN, mobile number, and e-mail address, a temporary reference number will be produced and conveyed to the applicant via the aforementioned mobile number and e-mail address.
- With the number of references generated under rule (3), the applicant is required to electronically submit an application under Part B of GST REG-01, signed and dated, together with the necessary documents in the Form on the Common Portal, either directly or via a Facilitation Centre that the Commissioner notifies.
- When an application is received under sub-rule (4), the applicant’s acknowledgement in FORM GST REG-02 is provided electronically.
- Anyone who applies to register as a casual taxpayer will be issued an interim reference number through the Common Portal to make advance tax deposits according to section 27. Additionally, following the sub-rule (5), the acknowledgement will be issued electronically only following the promise made within the electronic transactions’ ledger.
Verification of the application and approval:
The application is forwarded to the appropriate officer, who will review the application and the supporting documents. Should they determine to be valid, they will grant the application to the person who submitted it within three days after applying.
Suppose the proper officer is satisfied with the applicant’s explanation, information, or documents. In that case, he may grant the applicant registration within seven working days after receipt of such clarification, information, or documents.
Since the implementation of the GST on July 1, 2017, India has imposed the following tax rates:
- Certain meals, books, newspapers, homespun cotton textiles, and lodging services were taxed at 0%.
- Cut and semi-polished stones were taxed at 0.25 percent
- There is a 5% tax on home goods such as sugar, spices, tea, and coffee.
- Computers and processed foods are subject to a 12% tax.
- Hair oil, toothpaste, soap, and industrial intermediaries are subject to an 18% tax.
- The last tax level, at 28%, pertains to luxury items like refrigerators, ceramic tiles, cigarettes, automobiles, and motorbikes.