The stormily anticipated constitutional amendment to Goods and Services Tax (GST) at long last gets to see the light of the day. GST is set to profit the organizations of all sizes and nature, startups also can hope to anticipate better circumstances ahead.

Presently, India is a home to 4200 startups and is currently the 3rd highest country with the startup ecosystem on the planet, enlisting a development of 40% year-on-year. GST will additionally support the positive opinion around the startup business in India from numerous points of view.

Advantages

  • Less complex taxation

Holding fast to various taxation directions in various states makes the taxation procedure more unpredictable and troublesome. GST will disentangle it by incorporating all indirect taxes, making one single tax to be paid by everybody. The tax computations will be less demanding, in this manner sparing time and vitality for the startup entrepreneurs to concentrate on the central capabilities of their business rather than tax printed material.

  • Easier Registration, simple to scale up

A business working in numerous states needs to take after different methods and pay diverse sorts of expenses in each state. Union budget 2017, was a budget for start-ups, many exemptions are given to them like:

  1. Start-ups can apply for tax benefits while filing for registration.
  2. Exemption on capital gain tax for 3years.
  3. Exempted from income tax for a period of 3years
  • Higher exemption from taxes

Organizations with an income of INR 10 lakhs to INR 75 lakhs can pick the Composition Scheme. Be that as it may, this plan has different terms and conditions connected to it, and are not reasonable for each business.

However, with the execution of GST, organizations with income not as much as INR 10 lakh will be exempted from GST; and organizations with turnover INR 10 lakh up to INR 50 lakh will be taxed at lower rates.

This won’t just lessen the tax burden on startups, but will additionally help them to contribute to cash the saved money on taxes, back in the business.

  • Enhancement in logistics proficiency

The consistent development of goods and a typical market across the country will bring about more prominent efficiencies in logistics, which is as of now a noteworthy pain point for startups for two reasons.

  1. State border checks delay the transportation of goods transport vehicles, bringing about postponed conveyances and upgraded item cost to the end-client.
  2. Since, the generous organizations have very much characterized foundation and strategic offices set up, they tend to stock – transfer their goods to different states and figure out how to abstain from paying taxes on interstate business transport.

On the other hand, startups neither have logistics nor assets to stock-exchange. GST will take out such wasteful aspects, making the interstate development of goods less expensive and less tedious. As there will be a continuous development in inventory network, the expenses related to keeping up high stocks will likewise be lessened.

As indicated by CRISIL analysis, GST can lessen the logistics cost for the organizations creating non-bulk goods by as much as 20%. This incorporates all goods other than the essential mass items transported by railroads – iron ore, coal, steel, cement, fertilizers, and food grains and so on.

Disadvantages

GST can possibly develop an additional weight on startups in the manufacturing segment or with a lesser turnover.After GST comes into constraint, this turnover limit could be diminished to INR 25 lakh, which may mess up with a few startups.

The web-based business startups will endure the worst part too. The TCS (Tax Collection at Source) rules of GST express that online business organizations should document quarterly and also the month to month returns and gather the taxes from deals made on the gateway. This will build documentation and organization cost, the weight of which will, in the long run, pass on to clients as higher costs of the items.

Sustenance costs may spike at first after GST execution, bringing about expansion. There is additionally an absence of clarity with respect to whether mandi tax is incorporated or not in GST. Such errors will influence nourishment startups.

The GST is likewise yet to determine what might be the GST rate. The unmistakable picture will rise simply after that.

GST is the most inviting tax change ever in India. It looks to bring straightforwardness, effortlessness, and effectiveness in the way organizations work and government demands taxes. Startups ought to seek after brilliant, clear skies as far as the GST is concerned.

Conclusion

GST and exemptions in union budget 2017 together will have a great and positive impact on start-ups. All these exemptions and lower tax rates will encourage the start-ups to grow with a faster pace. This will also encourage the population to start something of their own. These changes will surely develop and strengthen the trust of people on Government.

In case you are confused about GST as a business owner, feel free to consult the GST experts at LegalRaasta. You can get comprehensive assistance on GST Registration and GST Return Filing. You can also use our GST software for doing end-to-end GST compliance.