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What is GST?

Goods and Service Tax (GST) is an indirect tax that is levied on the sale of goods and services. GST was implemented in India on July 1st, 2017. It is a single tax that has replaced many indirect taxes levied by the central and state governments. Currently, there are 5 GST slabs - 0%, 5%, 12%,18% and 28% and has three components - CGST (Central GST intra-state), SGST (State GST intra-state) and IGST (Inter-state Central GST).

The implementation of the GST in India was a historical move, as it marked a significant indirect tax reform in the country. It was assumed that the amalgamation of a large number of taxes into a single tax would be advantageous in the long run. One of the most important benefits of this move was the mitigation of double taxation. The initiative aimed to pave the way for a common national market. Indian goods were also expected to be more competitive in international and domestic markets post-GST implementation.

Why getting certified in GST is the need of the hour

Tax Structure before GST

Taxation laws between the Centre and states in the country were clearly defined before GST was implemented. There were no overlaps between the fiscal powers, whatsoever. The Centre would levy tax on goods manufacture, except alcohol for consumption, narcotics, opium, etc., whereas the states had the power to charge tax on the sale of goods. The Centre levied sales tax and the service tax along with charging and collecting additional duties of customs on goods that were imported into or exported from India.

The implementation of GST made amendments to the Constitution so that the Centre and states are empowered at the same time to levy and collect GST.

Importance of GST

According to CBIC, the benefits of GST legislation include uniformity of laws across the board, greater transparency, neutrality in tax rates on various products; credit availability on interstate purchases and reduction in compliance requirements.


Why Should You Get A Certification In GST?

Due to a change in taxation policy since 2017, many companies have been hiring experts who have GST knowledge. So if you penetrate this trending job opportunity today, you will gain practical knowledge and swiftly advance in your career.

A certification in GST will help you professionally no matter which stage of career you are currently at in your life. Based on a Naukri survey, 67% of the recruiters mentioned that they prefer certified candidates and are also willing to pay higher. Some of the other reasons why you need to go for a certification course in GST are:

  1. Organizations need professionals with expert GST knowledge so certification in the same boosts your chances of getting hired. The certification and recognition also promise a better salary and compensation.
  2. As more and more businesses are looking to adapt their financial systems to conform to the new GST rules, they are hiring professionals having good knowledge of GST.
  3. Gain knowledge in one of the most sought-after skills in the finance industry today.

About the GST Certification Course by CA Arun Chhajer

Now that you have learnt the importance of a GST Certification Course, it is also important to choose the right course. The GST Certification Course by CAclubindia offers you a practical insight into the GST world and makes you aware of all the complications that you may face while practicing as a GST Practitioner together with making you aware of the solutions to overcome these complications.

The course also covers all updates from the recent GST Council Meetings, Union Budget, GSTR-3B, GSTR-1 and Sector Wise Analysis on Real Estate, Logistics including GTA and Works Contract.


At the end of the course, not only will you excel as a GST Practitioner, you also receive a certificate from the Ministry of MSME.

Here are the details of the course scheduled for the month of August 2021

21st Batch GST MSME Course

  • Category: GST Practitioner Certificate Course
  • Start Date: 1st August 2021
  • End Date: 12th September 2021
  • Time: Saturday & Sunday (7 PM to 10 PM)
  • Duration: 40+ hours (Approx 2 months) : 13 sessions with 3 hours/session +4 hours recorded for Real Estate and GSTR-3B
  • Language: English
  • Reference: E Notes, will be issued a week before the live class

Click here to know more about the course!

22nd Batch GST MSME Course

  • Category: GST Practitioner Certificate Course
  • Start Date: August 5 ,2021
  • End Date: September 13,2021
  • Time: Monday to Thursday 8 PM to 10 PM
  • Duration: 40 + hours (Approx 1.5 month) : 19 sessions with 2 hours/session + Recorded for Real Estate , GSTR-3B and GTA Analysis
  • Language: English & Hindi
  • Reference: E Notes, will be issued a week before the live class

Click here to know more about the course!

Happy Learning!

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