Document Type : Research Article
Since independence in 1947, India has implemented many major taxation reforms; however, the
Goods and Services Tax, also known as GSTimplementation on 1st of July, 2017, is considered
to be the most remarkable. It was initially booked for execution in April 2010, however was
deferred because of policy centered issues and clashing interests. The GST plot is planned to
unite all roundabout assessments in India, including central extract charges, value-added taxes,
and service taxes, into a single taxing system.
Prior to this, distinct taxes or duties were assessed based on a wide range of mind-numbing
concepts, including manufacturing costs, value addition and subtraction, origin, territorial issues,
among others. The Indian taxation system has been subjected to countless committees,
commissions, amendments etc. both before and after independence. Having delved into the
complexities of various tax provisions, the GST has evolved into an umbrella tax covering most
of the taxes and duties that will become a unified tax. Our study aims to enlighten readers on
various issues concerning the origins and evolution of the GST regime, as well as its probable
impact on corporate governance in general and Indian corporations in particular.