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Although, under the indirect tax regime, various central and state levies are triggered by distinct taxes, under the new goods and services tax (GST) regime, these taxes will likely be subsumed into a single tax trigger – supply. Closely linked to the taxable event of supply are the rules governing the place of supply, which will determine not only whether a given transaction is subject to GST, but also which state can lay claim to state GST.
The 122nd Constitution Amendment Bill 2014 was introduced in order to facilitate the introduction of goods and services tax (GST), stop the cascading effect of taxes and create a common national market for goods and services. The introduction of GST will be a game changer for the industry and it is expected to remedy various inefficiencies and defects in the current indirect tax regime.
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