Modi’s biggest tax reform GST to transform India’s $2 Trillion Economy


Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s overhaul of India’s entire taxation system will transform Asia’s third largest economy after China and Japan with biggest tax reform since Independence in 1947 — the Goods and Services Tax — on fast track to becoming a reality from July1, according to a report .

On May 19, the GST Council – nodal office for all GST related issues – headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley settled assessment rates for various merchandise under the five-level duty administration in the scope of 0-28 percent . The Council chose assess rates for upwards of 1,211 merchandise.

A day after on May 20, the Council took up seven administrations and affirmed rates for them too under a four-level duty section in the scope of 5-28 percent. The GST is set to make day by day family unit merchandise less expensive and make a few “extravagances” costlier.

“India is practically prepared to execute a duty code that binds together more than twelve separate tolls, successfully making a solitary market with a populace more noteworthy than the U.S., Europe, Brazil, Mexico and Japan combined,”report said.

Apart from that, the new indirect tax regime or pan-India sales tax will make country’s environment friendly for foreign companies who would be lured to set up manufacturing units in India. The GST will also give the much needed push to the government’s ‘ease of doing business’ initiative by simplifying the taxation procedure.