Explainer for you

Explainer for you

The Lok Sabha has passed 4 GST-related laws, marking another step towards the rollout of the single national tax on July 1.

The country now faces a race to get ready for GST in the next three months.

ET explains

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All you need to know

All you need to know

Central Goods and Services Tax Bill, 2017 Integrated Goods and Services Tax Bill, 2017 Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Bill, 2017 Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Bill, 2017

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What does it mean?

What does it mean?

20 lakh annual revenue threshold for GST. Tax rate capped at 40% (20% central, 20% state). Anti-profiteering measures to ensure lower taxes passed to the consumer.

2.5% flat rate compounding scheme for small businesses with turnover up to Rs 50 lakh

A centre can exempt some goods from CGST

Compensation to states for loss of revenues for five years

Cess on luxury and sin goods to create a compensation fund

Tax collected at source on CST capped at 2% (1% central, 1% state)

Registration in every state; no single registration

I-GST provides for levy of tax on interstate supply of goods Provision to set up GST appellate tribunal

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Bills in Rajya Sabha

Bills in Rajya Sabha

The bills will now be sent to Rajya Sabha

Being Money Bill, unlikely to face any issues in the Upper House.

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State Legislations

State Legislation

States will need to pass the state GST law

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Rates

Rates

Rates to be assigned to each good and services-5, 12,18, 0r 28%.

GST council to decide based on a recommendation of a committee of officials.

Rate to be fixed at closest to a current tax levied on a good.

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Rules

Rules

Detailed rules to be framed based on the laws. GST council to approve the rules on March 31

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Training and implementation

Training and implementation

Training of centre and state officials in GST laws and procedures. Well tested IT infrastructure.

Registration of businesses for GST