Welcome to Goods and Services Tax (GST) India Forum

gstindia.net is a place for Tax Consultants (CA, CS, Advocates) as well as Tax Payers to come together on a common platform to discuss GST in India.

GST will usher India into a new era of Indirect Taxation. With most of the indirect taxes subsumed in one tax, GST will help Indian Economy reach new heights. The journey of GST started in 2000 under the leadership of 10th Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The groundwork for GST started in 2006 by then finance minister P. Chidambaram with rollout date set as April 2010. Since 2006, GST rollout date has been postponed for more than 10 times. Finally with the passage of Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 by Parliament in April 2017, the rollout date has been set as 1st July 2017.

About gstindia.net Forum

At the centre of gstindia.net is “GST Forum” where anyone can register and start sharing their knowledge. We encourage GST Tax Consultants to register and share their knowledge. This helps them to showcase their GST Domain expertise and also helps taxpayers and other consultants who come here looking for answers.

Benefit ?

Answering questions, writing articles, posting explanations for sections helps GST consultants in building their brand image and thus generate business for themselves through consulting assignments.

Terminology ?

  • Forum – There are 3 Forums. You can think forum as Category. Number of forum is fixed, no new forum can be created
  • Topic – You can think of Topic as “Blog” or “Question” or “Section”. To post a “Topic” go to “Create New Topic” section at the end of each forum page.
  • Reply – You can think of “Reply” as “Comment”. You can post “Reply” to a Topic by visisting the “Reply To” section at the end of the Topic.

How it’s Organised ?

GST India Forum is organised into 3 forums.

  • Bare Law – This forum contains Topics for each and every section of GST laws. Don’t create topic under this forum.
  • Article – Want to share your thoughts aboout GST? Use this forum to create a Topic.
  • Discussion – Got a burning question? Use this foum to ask a question relating to GST.

Who is online

There are 3 users online - 0 registered, 3 guests.
Most users ever online was 552 on January 12, 2017, 11:59 AM.

Forum Statistics

Total forums: 3 • Total posts: 452 • Total topics: 419 • Total users: 155

Tools hosted on gstindia.net

Read bare GST Law Online

To facilitate reading and analysing the laws, moderators of gstindia.net have posted all the sections of the CGST Act, 2017 on Bare Law Forum.

To access any section of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, visit https://gstindia.net/cgst/[Section Number]. For instance, to read about section 9 (The Charging section) visit https://gstindia.net/cgst/9

HSN code number Search for GST

All goods need to be classified as per HSN, as a supplier are required to mention HSN Code in Invoice. The broad rule of mentioning of HSN code is

  • Taxpayers whose turnover is below Rs. 1.5 crores are not required to mention HSN Code in their invoices.
  • Taxpayers whose turnover is above Rs. 1.5 crores but below Rs. 5 crores shall use 2 digit code.
  • Taxpayers whose turnover is Rs. 5 crores and above shall use 4 digit code.

To facilitate fast searching of HSN code, we have developed an HSN Search Tool for GST. This is the fastest and most feature rich HSN tool currently available on any GST websites.

  • What’s the best part? It’s free to use without any registration.
  • Don’t know the exact spelling? Turn ON phonetic search
  • Know Chapter Number? Search withing chapter Number