Goods and Services Tax, a comprehensive indirect tax, is the biggest reform in India’s indirect tax structure to be levied on manufacture, sale and consumption of goods and services throughout India. Comprising of about seventeen indirect taxes like entry tax, luxury tax, service tax, excise tax, VAT, entertainment tax, Octroi, etc., GST is a single tax on the supply of goods and services, right from the manufacturer to the consumer.

With GST, the tax base will be comprehensive with very minimum exceptions. It has cascading effects on cost of goods and services sold and impacts the tax structure, tax incidence, tax computation, compliance, credit utilization and reporting leading etc. It has an effect on every part of business right from Financial Reporting, Tax Accounting, Supply Chain, Technology enablement and Contracts redesign.

To enable a successful implementation, a common ground would have to be identified to bring together various stakeholders for a common cause. The inter-dependencies need to be identified upfront at project initiation and plans must be put in place to manage them.

Impact of GST on Business:

Are you ready for GST?

The team at Intelizest has been closely involved in various SAP, Microsoft Master Data changes such as:

System Design – Assessment of the impact of GST on different functions and implementing necessary measures

Potential changes to accounting and IT systems in areas of Master Data, Supply Chain transactions

Analysis of Open transactions and balances that needs to be migrated to ensure smooth transition to GST

Changes to various reports and form

Training of employees, compliance under GST etc.