What is GST calculator?
A GST calculator is a handy ready-to-use online GST calculator to compute the GST liability payable for a month/quarter. This calculator can be used by different types of users, such as buyers, sellers, manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers.
What is GST??
Goods and Services Tax (GST) is an indirect tax imposed in India which is levied on the supply of goods and services. GST is a comprehensive, multi-stage, destination based tax levied on every value addition. GST is effective from 1st July 2017 and subsumed most indirect taxes in the country. Under GST, goods and services are divided into various tax rates and prominent tax rates are as under:
- 0% /Nil – Salt ,fresh milk, natural honey, etc
- 0.25% – Diamond, semi-precious stone, etc
- 3% – Jewellery , coins,etc
- 5% – Cashew nuts, coffee, pizza bread, etc
- 12%- Computers, playing cards,Diesel engines, etc
- 18%- Bidi wrapper leaves, cocoa powder, etc
- 28%- Caffeinated Beverages, tobacco,etc
However, some products such as petroleum products, alcoholic drinks, and electricity are not covered under GST. These products are taxed by the state governments, as per previous tax regime.
What are different tax heads under GST?
GST are categorised as Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST), State Goods and Services Tax (SGST), Union Territory Goods and Services Tax (UTGST) , Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) and GST Compensation cess.
IGST is charged for inter-state supplies where the place of supply is in different State compared as to the location of the supplier.
Equal rate of CGST and SGST (half the GST rate applicable for IGST) is charged for intrastate supplies where the place of supply is in the same State compared to the location of the supplier.
Advantages of GST Calculator
Simplified GST calculator will help you to determine the gross or net product price on percentage-based GST rates. Also, It provides the bifurcation of the rates between CGST and SGST / IGST calcuated accurately. Calculator is an efficient tool which saves time and reduces the chances of human error while computing GST on the total cost of goods or services.