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GST : What is gst? Know Goods and Services tax


It is an indirect tax In this article we will try to find answer for following: 
What is GST?
What is the full form of GST?
Benefits of gst
Who and when GST Launched in India?
GST Act and its components
What is GST in Hindi?

How do I check my GST Status?


What is gst ?

GST is a tax  on goods and services with comprehensive and continuous chain of set-off benefits from the producer’s point and service provider’s point upto the retailer’s level. It is essentially a tax only on value addition at each stage(multi stage), and a supplier at each stage is permitted to set-off, through a tax credit mechanism, this tax paid on the purchase of goods and services as available for set-off on the GST to be paid on the supply of goods and services. It is destination based tax

GST is Good and Simple TAX

-Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi

Value Addition

GST is an Indirect Tax and works upon Value Addition Tax  principle . India is divided in states and union territories and each state have their own TAX structure.

is an Indirect Tax and works upon Value Addition Tax  principle . India is divided in states and union territories and each state have their own TAX structure.

Multi Stage Tax

GST levied on multi stage and this is one of the motive to bring it, It works on supply chain taxation principle i.e each supplier has to charge tax on  their invoice instead till it reach to end consumer. It eliminate the single point taxation. 

For example 

  • Purchase of raw materials
  • Production or manufacture
  • Warehousing of finished goods
  • Sale to wholesaler
  • Sale of the product to the retailer
  • Sale to the end consumer

tax is require to charge on each “supply” 


The final consumer will thus bear only the GST charged by the last dealer in the supply chain, with set-off benefits at all the previous stages.

For example: Dealer of Goods From Delhi to Noida(UP) to consume goods in noida, He will charge IGST on it. As the goods are consumed in Noida(Uttar Pradesh), the entire revenue will reach to Uttar Pradesh not in Noida.


Full form of GST



GST: goods and services tax


Benefits of gst:


The main motive to bring GST in India is to provide a uniform tax structure in whole India and to eliminate double taxation on the same goods and services.

Some benefits of gst are:

  • Remove cascading tax effect
  • Uniform act and rates structure in whole India
  • Stop tax evasion by bringing supply chain taxation
  • Availability of Input Tax without any state barrier 
  • Simplify the gst return procedure 
  • Bringing E-commerce in tax bracket
  • To Ease of Exports and Imports procedure  

Who and when GST Launched in India?

The GST was launched at midnight on 1 July 2017 by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, and the Government of India. The launch was marked by a historic midnight (30 June – 1 July) session of both the houses of parliament convened at the Central Hall of the Parliament.

Read full gst history 

GOODS AND SERVICES TAX Finally implemented in India on 01 July 2017.

5. GST Act and its components

There are 3 taxes applicable under this system: CGST, SGST/UTGST & IGST.

  • CGST: Collected by the Central Government on an intra-state sale
  • SGST: Collected by the State Government on an intra-state sale
  • IGST: Collected by the Central Government for inter-state sale 

What is GST in Hindi ?

VASTU OR SEVA KAR  Visit GST hindi website


How do I check my GST status?

GST Application STATUS can be check by using ARN( Application Receipt Number and using following steps:

  1. Step 1 VISIT GST LOGIN to Access GST Portal at In the main menu bar, search and click on Track Application Status under Services tab.
  2. Step 2: Enter your ARN number here(the ARN number sent by the department at your registered email id and phone)
  3. Step 3: This will show the status of your registration





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