GSTN – Goods & Services Tax Network

Before we start learning the concept of GSTN let us first understand what is GST? It is very hard to make a layman understand What is GST, so here we define GST in simple  language.

GST is a two-in-one tax that will replace multiple levies on goods by the centre and states (like central excise duty, state VAT, CST on interstate sales, entry tax). The two-in-one will be Centre GST (CGST) and State GST (SGST).

Let us now move to GSTN

Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) is a not-for-profit, non-Government Company to provide shared IT infrastructure and services to Central and State Governments, tax payers and other stakeholders. The key objectives of GSTN are to provide a standard and uniform interface to the taxpayers, and shared infrastructure and services to Central and State/UT governments.



Empowered Group on IT Infrastructure for GST with following members

  • Member (B&C), CBEC
  • Additional Secretary (Revenue), DoR
  • DG (Systems), CBEC as Member-Secretary
  • FA, Ministry of Finance,
  • Member Secretary, Empowered Group of State Finance Ministers,
  • Member Technology Advisory Group for Unique Projects (TAGUP)
  • Commercial Tax Commissioners of Maharashtra, Assam, Karnataka, West Bengal and Gujarat.


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