GST Quiz – Know what you don’t know about GST!

April 20, 2020
Harshna Paroha

What is the full form of GST?

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Goods and Services Tax (GST) is an indirect tax (or consumption tax) used in India on the supply of goods and services. It is a comprehensive, multistage, destination-based tax: comprehensive because it has subsumed almost all the indirect taxes except a few state taxes. Multi-staged as it is, the GST is imposed at every step in the production process but is meant to be refunded to all parties in the various stages of production other than the final consumer and as a destination-based tax, it is collected from point of consumption and not point of origin like previous taxes.

GST was implemented in India from

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The tax came into effect from 1 July 2017 through the implementation of the One Hundred and First Amendment of the Constitution of India by the Indian government. The GST replaced existing multiple taxes levied by the central and state governments.

In India, the GST is a dual model of

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France was the first country to implement GST to reduce tax evasion. Since then, more than 140 countries have implemented GST with some countries having Dual-GST, for example, Brazil and Canada. India has chosen the Canadian model of dual GST as it has a federal structure where the Centre and states have the powers to levy and collect taxes.

GST is a consumption of goods and service tax based on

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It is a destination-based tax on consumption of goods and services. It is proposed to be levied at all stages right from manufacture up to final consumption with credit of taxes paid at previous stages available as setoff. In a nutshell, only value addition will be taxed and the burden of tax is to be borne by the final consumer. The tax would accrue to the taxing authority which has jurisdiction over the place of consumption which is also termed as place of supply.

India’s GST structure are based on how many structures?

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The GST tax structure comprises of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST), State Goods and Services Tax (SGST) and Integrated Goods and Service Tax (IGST) & Union Territory GST(UGST). The four slab tiers of the GST tax structure will be 5%, 12%, 18% and 28%.

The maximum rate for CGST is?

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Maximum rate of CGST will be 20% while for IGST, maximum rate will be 40%.

The maximum rate for SGST/UTGST is?

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Union Territory GST contains same tax rates of 0%, 5%, 12%, 18% and 28%. Tax exemption criteria for goods and services decided by the government for SGST will be same for UTGST.

Which code is used to classify goods and services under GST?

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The main purpose of HSN is to classify goods from all over the World in a systematic and logical manner. This brings in a uniform classification of goods and facilitates international trade. India is a member of the World Customs Organization(WCO) since 1971. It was originally using 6-digit HSN codes to classify commodities for Customs and Central Excise. Later Customs and Central Excise added two more digits to make the codes more precise, resulting in an 8 digit classification.

What does “I” in IGST stands stand for?

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Under GST, IGST is a tax levied on all Inter-State supplies of goods and/or services and will be governed by the IGST Act. IGST will be applicable on any supply of goods and/or services in both cases of import into India and export from India.

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