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The full form of GST is Goods and Services Tax.
Before learning more about Goods and Sevice Tax, let’s try to understand how taxes in India work. The Government of any country needs money for its functioning and taxes are a major source of revenue for a Government. Thus, the taxes collected are spent by the Government for the public.
These taxes are broadly classified into two types- Direct Tax and Indirect Tax.
Direct Tax is imposed on the income of an assessee (individual or company or firm or HUF or any other person).
The amount of tax payable varies on the income earned by the individual from various sources such as salary, house rent income, Bank FD interest, etc. So, the more you earn, the more tax you pay to the Government which essentially means the rich pay more tax in comparison to the poor.
Hence, the tax incidence falls on the single person or the assessee and such incidence or tax-paying responsibility cannot be passed onto any other person.
The following is a list of direct taxes relevant in India:
Indirect tax is not imposed directly on the income of the persons, as mentioned above. Instead, it is imposed on goods and services transacted which, in turn, increases the cost or MRP of those goods and services.
Unlike a direct tax, indirect tax should be borne by the end customer, rich and poor are treated alike.
There are many indirect taxes. Some of these are levied by the Central Government whereas some are levied by the State Government making the indirect tax system an extremely complicated system.
The following is the list of indirect taxes, currently in India:
GST was introduced to replace multiple indirect taxes levied by State and Central Governments in order to simplify the indirect tax system. It has replaced almost 17 of the existing state and central indirect taxes such as central excise duty, additional customs duty, VAT, entertainment tax, service tax etc.
It is referred to as Goods and Services Tax because it is applicable on the supply of both Goods and Services.
|GST meaning in Arabic||ضريبة السلع والخدمات|
|GST meaning in Bengali||পণ্য ও পরিষেবা কর|
|GST meaning in English||Goods and Services Tax|
|GST meaning in Gujarathi||સામાન અને સેવાઓ કર|
|GST meaning in Hindi||वस्तु एवं सेवा कर|
|GST meaning in Kannada||ಸರಕು ಮತ್ತು ಸೇ ವಾ ತೆರಿಗೆ|
|GST meaning in Malayalam||വസ്തുക്കളും സേവന നികുതിയും|
|GST meaning in Marathi||वस्तू आणि सेवा कर|
|GST meaning in Nepali||सामान र सेवा कर|
|GST meaning in Punjabi||ਗੁਡਸ ਐਂਡ ਸਰਵਿਸਿਜ਼ ਟੈਕਸ|
|GST meaning in Sindhi||سامان ۽ خدمتون ٽيڪس|
|GST meaning in Tamil||பொருட்கள் மற்றும் சேவைகள் வரி|
|GST meaning in Telugu||వస్తువులు మరియు సేవల పన్ను|
|GST meaning in Urdu||سامان اور خدمات ٹیکس|
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