Goods & Service Tax (GST) – A Knight Rider for Startups

Ankit Nayar (Changed name), an entrepreneur wants to open his marketplace of luxurious craft items, but the main problem comes to Ankit is how he will list vendors on its marketplace who do not have their VAT/Service tax Registration. And if he list vendors who have their VAT registrations in their names then there is one more problem comes that on whose name the VAT is collected whether on Market Place Name or on the name of Vendor.
Let us, Understand this situation by the help of a diagram:
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There is always an ambiguity about this dual tax structure i.e. VAT (State level Taxation) and Service Tax (Central Level Taxation).
Resolution of this Question
On 20th December, 2014, the govt. of India takes another step ahead in position to make its campaign “Make in India” a grand success by introducing GST in Lok Sabha. The FM Mr. Jaitley, introduces this transparent tax system by saying that it is a win win situation for both central & state but in actual it means that it is good for all includes government, sellers and consumers.
It is said that, the hardest thing to understand is tax but now coming of this tax system the quote has to be changed by replacing the word hardest by simplest.
With the coming of GST, (a single tax system), the vicious circle of taxes has been moved out.
How GST will help?
GST means Goods and service tax, a single tax system for all the level of taxes whether central or state.
GST substitutes VAT at state level and Service Tax and Excise at Central level by applying SGST and CGST.
In this scenario, there is no requirement of taking different taxation registrations as now we have to required only requirement is to list and clarify that what are we going to provide i.e. whether we are service providers or manufacturers or traders, according to which the rate slab provided to us.
Prices got down:
It may be explained by an illustration:
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In Conclusion, the proposed GST lowered down the price by 7-8% which is increased due to dual taxation effect and give a relief to the startups in the hectic compliance of different taxation system which are now available in the country.
(Agam Gupta, is a practicing Chartered Accountant, entrepreneur expert and also a founder of, a leading website for registering companies in India.)

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