The IT Strategy for GST
In order to take the GST related work further, a Joint Working Group consisting of officers from Central as well as State Government was constituted. This was further trifurcated into three Sub-Working Groups to work separately on draft legislations required for GST, process/forms to be followed in GST regime and IT infrastructure development needed for smooth functioning of proposed GST. In addition, an Empowered Group for development of IT Systems required for Goods and Services Tax regime has been set up under the chairmanship of Dr. Nandan Nilekani.
The Report on IT strategy for GST implementation is as follows:-
The broad IT plan for enabling GST was presented to the Government of India and the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers under the Chairmanship of Dr. Asim Dasgupta on July 21, 2010. This document is a follow-up to that presentation and feedback thereon and describes the IT strategy for GST implementation. This document is at the draft stage, and will evolve as various stakeholders and experts are consulted.
The merits of GST
Desirable features of Goods & Service Tax Network (GSTN)
A common GST portal
Basic solution architecture
Tax computation and accounting