The Goods and Services Tax (GST), implemented from 1 July 2017, has been hailed as the most important tax reform in India since independence. The objective of GST is to provide a simple tax regime to develop a common market for India, and it is expected to bring multiple benefits to the economy.
These will include:
GST in India provides an analytical understanding of GST implementation in the country, while also commenting on the direction of reform and challenges that lie ahead.
Arguing that the revised GST today is a far better version, the book reflects on the possibilities to improve the system and achieve the objectives of simplicity, transparency and neutrality in the implementation of GST, and discusses what it is that hinders the development of a common market, and the idea of ‘one nation, one tax’.
Pinaki Chakraborty is Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi.
List of Tables, Images and Appendices
List of Abbreviations
Preface and Acknowledgements
Chapter 1 - Goods and Services Tax: Rationale and Key Issues
Chapter 2 - History of Indirect Tax Reforms and the Evolution of GST
Chapter 3 - Issues under Transition
Chapter 4 - Making Sense of GST Revenue and Implementation: A Preliminary Assessment
Chapter 5 -
GST and the Informal Economy: Emerging Issues Post-GST in India
Chapter 6 - One Nation, One Tax
Chapter 7 -
Feasibility of a Common Market
Chapter 8 -
Evaluating Indian GST in Light of International Experience