Goods and Services Tax (GST) is the biggest indirect tax reform of India. GST will subsume Central Excise Law, Service Tax Law, State VATs, Entry Tax, Luxury Taxes, Octroi etc. Earlier, there were so many taxes which were levied on goods such as Excise, VAR, entry tax, octroi. Similarly, service tax, entertainment tax, luxury tax were levied on services. Now, there will be only single tax i.e. GST and it will make dream of One Nation, One Tax feasible.
GST is one indirect tax for the whole nation, which will make India one unified common market. GST is a single tax on the supply of goods and services. GST is a destination based tax which is levied only on value addition at each stage because credits of input taxes paid at procurement of inputs will be available. Thus, the final consumer will bear only the GST charged by the last dealer in the supply chain, with set-off benefits at all the previous stages.