Indirect Taxation system has undergone a sea change in the last three decades — through Modvat, Cenvat, Service Tax and VAT. Though, concept of value addition with input set off facility has come to stay, still issues of cascading effect and multiplicity of taxes persist in some pockets, resulting in duplication & distortion.

To iron out above deficiencies, the Legislature has announced to subsume various present levies under Indirect Tax system within a dual structure consumption based tax, encompassing both goods & services at all levels, namely: Goods & Service Tax GST is Comprehensive Tax Mechanism where in all major indirect taxes are clubbed into one, whether they are levied on Goods or Services.

The aim is to have ONE INDIRECT TAX for the whole nation, which will make India a unified common market

Dual GST
In India, due to non consensus between Central and State Government, the proposal is to introduce a Dual GST regime i.e. Central GST and State GST, and Integrated GST for inter- state consumption – Consensus reached on the issue of dual control in the Council Meeting on January 16, 2017.



    • Central Excise [ incl. AED (T&T), ED ( M&T) ]
    • Service tax
    • Additional Customs Duty (CVD)
    • Special Additional Duty of Customs (SAD)
    • Central surcharge and Cesses


    • Value Added Tax
    • Octroi and Entry Tax
    • Purchase Tax
    • Luxury Tax
    • Taxes on lottery, betting & gambling
    • State cesses and surcharges
    • Entertainment tax
    • Excl. tax levied by local bodies


    • Central Sales Tax (levied by the Centre and collected by the States)

Excluded Taxes

  • State Excise on liquor for human consumption
  • Stamp Duties
  • Motor Vehicle tax
  • Electricity duty
  • BCD/ ADD/ SD – Custom levies
  • Professional tax

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