New GST return system, GST refund mechanism from Today- Two years of GST

By celebration to mark two years of the GST implementation, the finance ministry will come up with further reforms in the indirect tax system with introduction of new return system, rationalisation of cash ledger system and a single refund-disbursing mechanism, among others.

The introduction of GST was a game changer for the Indian economy as it has replaced multi-layered, complex indirect tax structure with a simple, transparent and technology-driven tax regime.

The ministry said it will introduce the new return system on a trial basis from July 1 and on mandatory basis from October 1.

Sahaj & Sugam returns for small taxpayers are proposed.
 

With regards to single cash ledger, the government will rationalise the ledger in such a manner that earlier 20 heads are merged into 5 major heads.

There is only one cash ledger for tax, interest, penalty, fee and others.

A single refund-disbursing mechanism will come into play wherein the government which sanctions refund disburses all four major heads of refunds namely CGST, SGST, IGST and cess.

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