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GST Full Form And Meaning

What is the full form of GST?

The full form of GST is Goods and Services Tax.

What is GST?

GST is an indirect tax implemented in India to replace various indirect taxes, including value-added tax (VAT), service tax, and excise duty.

The two main categories of taxes are direct tax and indirect tax.

Direct Tax

A direct tax levies an assessee’s income (individual, company, firm, HUF, or any other person).

Indirect Tax

Indirect tax is not levied directly on individuals’ earnings. Instead, it is levied on products and services traded, raising the cost or MRP of those goods and services.

In contrast to direct taxes, indirect taxes should be borne by the end user, with rich and poor treated equally.

There are numerous types of indirect taxes. However, GST replaced the innumerable indirect taxes the Indian State and Central Governments levied, simplifying the indirect taxation system.

Categories of GST

The GST, meaning “Goods and Service Tax”, has three different taxes:

  • The Central GST [CGST] is the GST that the Centre will levy on intra-state businesses.
  • State GST [SGST] is the state-imposed tax on inter-state businesses.
  • The Integrated GST [IGST] is the GST that the Centre will levy on interstate commerce and imports.

Commodities Exempt From GST

Here is a list of items not subjected to GST.

  1. Fish Fillets
  2. Animals that are alive
  3. Meat
  4. Trees and living plants
  5. Alcohol
  6. Fertilisers
  7. Coffee and Tea
  8. Spices
  9. Dry fruits
  10. Vegetables
  11. Edible grain
  12. Instruments for music and industry
  13. Pharmaceuticals and medications
  14. Claws and hooves


Is GST applicable to all businesses?

Businesses operating within a state with a turnover of more than INR 20 lakhs must pay GST. Businesses that conduct business across multiple states must pay the Goods and Services Tax regardless of their annual revenue. IrrespectiaBusinesses operating within a state with a turnover of more than INR 20 lakhs must pay GST full form- “Goods and Services Tax.” In addition, companies across multiple states must pay the GST regardless of their annual revenue.ve of their income, service providers must pay tax.

Who will be in charge of collecting the GST?

CGST and IGST will be levied and collected by the central government. The SGST will be imposed and managed by the states and union territories.

Is GST software commercially available?

Numerous GST software packages are available that assist in calculating purchases and sales and easily file GST forms.

What are some of the drawbacks of the composition scheme?

GST payers must pay a flat tax of 0.5 and 2.5 per cent on their gross turnover. An Input Tax Credit is not available. Additionally, they cannot sell goods outside of their state.

What is the official website for GST registration?

The official GST website of the Indian government is www.gst.gov.in.