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Goods and Services Tax which is abbreviated as GST in the form of tax that has been imposed by the Government of India at the national level. Several GST Calculators are available on online websites which can be used to determine the GST cost.

The GST levied by the Government of India on the sellers, manufacturers, and consumers of goods and services at a national level.

GST is derived from the concept of Value Added Tax (VAT) which means that it is applied at each stage and the consumer is supposed to pay the GST amount which is charged by last dealer or the supplier in the supply chain.

Method to calculate GST using the GST calculator:

Under the new tax structure, taxpayers can learn about different GST rates applicable at different categories. These are 0%, 5%, 12%, 18% and 28%, these are necessary while calculating GST.

Different tax heads under GST:

GST can be categorised in four different heads such as

  1. State Goods and Services Tax (SGST): State Government collects this tax
  2. Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST): Central Government collects this tax
  3. Union Territory Goods and Services Tax (UTGST): Union Territory Government collects this tax
  4. Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST). It is collected by the Central Government for inter-state transactions and imports.

IGST is applied to interstate products where the supplier of the product is in different state and the product is supplied in a different state. In such a case, an equal rate of CGST and SGST is levied for interstate supplies.

GST Calculation Formula:

For calculating GST, following mentioned formula can be used by the taxpayer. Following formula helps to calculate net price of the product after application of GST and removing GST as well.

The formula for GST calculation:

1. Add GST:

GST Amount = (Original Cost x GST%)/100

Net Price = Original Cost + GST Amount

2. Remove GST:

GST Amount = Original Cost – [Original Cost x {100/(100+GST%)}]

Net Price = Original Cost – GST Amount.

GST calculation Example:

Let’s assume that a product is sold for Rs. 2,000 and GST applicable to that product is 12 %.

Then the net price of the product becomes Rs. 2,000 + 12% of Rs.2,000.

This comes out as Rs. 2,000 + Rs. 240 = Rs. 2,240

Calculation of Tax under GST:

Input tax credit can benefit manufacturers and dealers under the GST scheme. Following table shows a comparison between the old tax system and GST tax system

Below is an example to show the difference in the amount of tax payable under the old tax system and the GST system:

Value to Manufacturer

Old Tax system

GST System

Cost of production



Profit Margin of 10%



Excise duty of 12%


Total production cost



VAT of 12.5%


SGST of 6%


CGST of 6%


Invoice value for manufacturer



Value to Wholesaler

Cost of goods



Profit margin of 10%



Total Value



VAT of 12.5%


SGST of 6%


CGST of 6%


Invoice value to wholesaler



Value to Retailer

Cost of goods



Profit margin of 10%



Total Value



VAT of 12.5%


SGST of 6%


CGST of 6%


Invoice value to retailer



Impact on Product Pricing of GST:

Central and State Government is called Central GST (CGST) and State GST (SGST), respectively levies indirect tax. For intra-state transactions, the seller will charge buyer taxes such as CGST and SGST which is to be paid to the Central and State Government, respectively. Below is an example of such type of GST which shows the impact of GST on product pricing:

Old Tax System

GST System

Price of a product sold from Nagpur to Hyderabad = Rs.1,000

Price of a product sold from Nagpur to Hyderabad = Rs.1,000

VAT @ 10% = Rs.100

CGST @ 5% = Rs.50 + SGST @ 5% = Rs.50

Cost of a product sold from Nagpur to Hyderabad = Rs.1,100

Cost of a product sold from Nagpur to Hyderabad = Rs.1,100

Profit = Rs.1,000

Profit = Rs.1,000

Selling Price = Rs.2,100

Selling Price = Rs.2,100

CST @ 10% = Rs.210

IGST @ 10% = Rs.110

Total cost of the product = Rs.2,310

Total cost of the product = Rs.2,210

Method to use Online GST calculator tools:

Several online websites provide online GST calculator for the ease of users.

  1. Select GST Inclusive / GST exclusive option as required by the user.
  2. Enter the original amount of the product.
  3. Select GST percent rate applicable on the product.
  4. Click on “Calculate” option to calculate the final amount of the product.

Merits of GST:

Following are some of the advantages of implementing GST on products. Implementing a single indirect tax has its own described benefits:

  1. This tax structure helps in maintaining an international standard. It also helps in ensuring transparency between the manufacturer and consumer.
  2. The main motto behind GST implementation is the eradication of double taxation on commercial goods. It promotes the competition amongst manufacturers and sellers to provide high-quality goods which in turn helps to boost the GDP of the country.
  3. Reduction in tax brings down the production cost for manufacturers which in turn increases competition amongst exporters.
  4. After the implementation of GST, the most vital issue of inflation in the market is assumed to decrease.
  5. It is also believed that there will be a decrease in tax liability. As input tax is available against output tax, reduction in price is expected.

Following are the taxes which will be a set-off with the same or different tax input credits:







GST Bills:

GST came in force in 2017 and ever since so many changes are made in the it, which are implemented by passing these GST bills.

GST Calculator FAQ’s:

A. Would an ISD needs to obtain registration?

ISD is needed to obtain compulsory registration under GST in a state or UT from where he makes taxable supply of goods or services or both.

B. Who decides rates to impose GST?

The CGST and SGST rates are jointly decided by Centre and States.

C. What is need of dual GST?

In India, both the Centre and the States are assigned with the powers to levy and collect the taxes. Both the Governments have distinct responsibilities for which they need to raise resources. A dual GST keeps the requirement of fiscal federalism.

D. Which authority levy and administrates GST?

Centre will levy and administer CGST and SGST whereas states/ UT will levy and administer SGST/UTGST.

E. If dealer is migrated with incorrect PAN in the case, if the status of firm is changed from proprietorship to partnership?

New registration is needed as partnership will have new PAN

F. As liquor is not included in GST law, whether the trader of the country liquor is required to migrate to GST from VAT?

No registration is required if the person is involved with supply of goods not liable for GST
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GST News:

E-invoices must for businesses with over Rs 5 crore turnover a year

From January 1, under the goods and services tax (GST), enterprises with an annual turnover of over Rs 5 crore will have to shift to e-invoicing. By December the portal will be ready to deal with the increased capacity

The goal is to get all enterprises with turnover above Rs 1 crore under this framework by the next fiscal year to block revenue leakages and enhance abidance. 

The GST Council had agreed to enforce electronic invoices in a sectioned manner. The purpose is to carry all the small enterprises under the standard economy. According to the GST Council, from January 1, e-invoicing will become mandatory for enterprises over Rs 5 crore turnover. 

E-invoicing employs a standardized structure that a machine can read. 

It will synchronize the sales database of small business owners and big corporate clients, which is utilized to declare tax credits. It will help quickly detect inaccurate ITC claims, broaden the GST base and enhance compliance. 

From October 1, enterprises having annual turnover of Rs 10 crore and above have moved to e-invoicing for business-to-business (B2B) transactions. 

Earlier e-invoicing was only compulsory for businesses with turnover of Rs 500 crore. This criteria was then reduced to enterprises with turnover of Rs 100 crore from January 1, 2021 onwards and again revised to businesses with a turnover of Rs 50 crore from April 1, 2021. From April 2022, it was expanded to enterprises with turnover above Rs 20 crore.

News Updated Date: 31st October 2022