India has a complicated taxation system. This is made even more complex thanks to its federal system with each state having its own taxation rules and regulations. This makes it difficult for business houses and organizations, and very often, the complex tax structures end up having a negative impact on consumers as they end up paying more for goods and services.
The proposed Goods and Services Tax or GST has been in the pipeline for quite some time. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley hopes to pass the bill by April 2016. The author takes us on a journey from the history of taxation in India, to its current practices and the future…if GST is implemented. You can learn about the intricacies, pros and cons of GST in this easy-to-read, pithy book.