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  • GST Calculator

    GST is the Goods and Services Tax levied by the government of India on the manufacturers, sellers, and consumers of consumer goods and services at the national level. It is based on the principle of Value Added Tax (VAT). As GST is levied on value addition at each stage, a consumer has to pay only the GST charged by the last dealer or supplier in the supply chain.

    Implementation of GST has affected various aspects of a business operation ranging from product pricing to tax compliance. This is where the online GST calculator comes in handy. The cost of goods and services can be calculated using an online GST calculator that is available on many third-party websites.

    GST Tax Calculation Formula

    All one needs to do is input the net amount of a good or service and the applicable GST rate (5%, 12%, 18% or 28%) into the tool. Click on the 'Calculate' button and instantly get the gross price of the good or service. GST calculation is represented by the below example:

    A goods or service is sold at the rate of Rs.500. GST rate is 18%. Gross amount of the goods or service = 500 + [500 x (18/100)] = Rs.590

    Formula for GST calculation:

    • Add GST:
    • GST Amount = (Original Cost x GST%)/100

      Net Price = Original Cost + GST Amount

    • Remove GST:
    • GST Amount = Original Cost - [Original Cost x {100/(100+GST%)}]

      Net Price = Original Cost - GST Amount

    Impact of GST on Product Pricing

    Indirect tax will be levied by Central and State Government called Central GST (CGST) and State GST (SGST), respectively. In the case of intra-state transactions, the seller will collect CGST and SGST from the buyer which will be paid to the Central and State Government, respectively. Listed below is an example of the impact of GST on product pricing:

    Old Tax System GST System
    Price of a product sold from Pune to Jaipur = Rs.1,000 Price of a product sold from Pune to Jaipur = Rs.1,000
    VAT @ 10% = Rs.100 CGST @ 5% = Rs.50 + SGST @ 5% = Rs.50
    Cost of a product sold from Pune to Jaipur = Rs.1,100 Cost of a product sold from Pune to Jaipur = 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

    GST Calculator - Know GST Bill Rates and Its Calculation

    The GST Bill is touted to be a landmark bill with respect to taxation in India. This Bill is being implemented with the intention of curbing ‘double-taxation’ and irregularities regarding the same. On 29 March, 2017 four bills were approved. The government has set a deadline of 1, July 2017 for the complete implementation of this Bill. A number of products and services would become cheaper and others would become heavier on the wallet. However, instead of the expected single tax slab, a multi-tier tax slab has been put forth with four different tax rates of 5%, 12%, 18% and 28%. The justification behind this multi-tier system is that essential goods and services cannot be taxed at the same rate as luxury products and services.

    However, there are a number of confusions and doubts regarding the calculation of GST on products and the difference that would be made with the implementation of this landmark Bill. It is essential to note that the GST Bill has two components to it - one that is levied by the Centre which is known as CGST or Central GST and the other which is levied by all States known as SGST or State GST. Rates for each would be approved based on revenue and acceptability, among other factors. Except for those goods and services that have been exempted, SGST and CGST will be applicable on all goods and services. Both Centre and States would have jurisdiction for the determination of tax rates and for all taxpayers based on the threshold for products and services that have been prescribed.

    Tax Calculation under GST

    Under the GST regime, manufacturers and dealers can benefit from input tax credit. 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 Rs.2,00,000 Rs.2,00,000
    Profit Margin of 10% Rs.20,000 Rs.20,000
    Excise duty of 12% Rs.24,000 -
    Total production cost Rs.2,44,000 Rs.2,20,000
    VAT of 12.5% Rs.30,500 -
    SGST of 6% - Rs.13,200
    CGST of 6% - Rs.13,200
    Invoice value for manufacturer Rs.2,74,500 Rs.2,46,400
    Value to Wholesaler
    Cost of goods Rs.2,74,500 Rs.2,46,400
    Profit margin of 10% Rs.27,450 Rs.24,640
    Total Value Rs.3,01,950 Rs.2,71,040
    VAT of 12.5% Rs.37,743.75 -
    SGST of 6% - Rs.16,262.40
    CGST of 6% - Rs.16,262.40
    Invoice value to wholesaler Rs.3,39,693.75 Rs.3,03,564.80
    Value to Retailer
    Cost of goods Rs.3,39,693.75 Rs.3,03,564.80
    Profit margin of 10% Rs.33,969.375 Rs.30,356.48
    Total Value Rs.3,73,663.125 Rs.3,33,921.28
    VAT of 12.5% Rs.46,708 -
    SGST of 6% - Rs.20,035.28
    CGST of 6% - Rs.20,035.28
    Invoice value to retailer Rs.4,20,371.125 Rs.3,73,991.84

    From the example, it's clear that subsuming excise duty is favourable to the end consumer. There is a reduction in cost for manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers due to the subsuming of VAT, Service Tax, and Excise duty. Due to the reduction in cost, there will be a reduction in input tax credit.

    Tax Calculation for Inter-State Sales

    Integrated GST (IGST) will be levied by the Central Government on inter-state supply of goods and services. In the case of inter-state transactions, IGST will be transferred to importing state. In the old tax system, CST was charged over and above VAT and the excise duty for movement of goods between 2 states. In the GST system, IGST is the only tax levied on goods moving across state borders. Below is an example to understand the IGST system:

    Value to Manufacturer Old Tax System GST System
    Cost of goods Rs.1,00,000 Rs.1,00,000
    VAT of 12.5% Rs.12,500 -
    IGST of 12% - Rs.12,000
    CST of 2% Rs.2,250 -
    Total value to retailer Rs.1,14,500 Rs.1,12,000

    As per the above example, it is clear that under the GST system, manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers will see reduction in cost whether it is inter-state or intra-state sales.

    Benefits of using GST Calculator

    While implementation of GST will ensure a transparent manner of collecting revenue and improve tax compliance, GST calculator will save time and give instant results. There is low to zero chances of human error when using an online GST calculator to compute the total cost of a good or service. The tool also gives the user an option to either add or remove GST rate from the net price of the product.

    General Benefits of implementing GST in India

    Implementing a single indirect tax is beneficial in many ways such as:

    • It not only helps in setting an international standard but also ensures transparency throughout the tax structure right from the manufacturer to the consumer.
    • The primary objective of implementing GST is to prevent double taxation of commercial goods. GST is expected to ultimately increase competition among the manufacturers and sellers to provide high-quality goods which in turn will boost the GDP of the country.
    • The reduce in tax will bring down the production cost for companies. Thus, increase the competition among exporters.
    • Inflation is expected to decrease after the implementation of GST.
    • It is also said that there will be a decrease in tax liability. Reduction in price is expected as input tax credit is available against output tax. Following taxes will be set-off with the same or with the different tax input credits


    • As observed in the previous examples, there have been changes noted in the type of tax and amount imposed.
    • Excise is generally applicable on capital goods during production used by manufacturer. Under the new Bill, excise on capital goods will be subsumed as there will only be a single rate of tax for each type of product.
    • Due to the subsuming of Service Tax, VAT, Excise, there will be a fall in the cost of wholesalers, manufacturers and retailers. This will in turn reduce the total cost to the manufacturer due to a reduction in procurement cost.
    • There will also be a fall in input tax credit for the retailer/wholesaler under GST.

    Therefore, as observed there will be a fall in prices for the manufacturer. However, changes in GST rates will depend on the products and services.

    News About GST Calculator

    • Senior Executives with US Bank Accounts to be Targeted by IT Department

      The Income Tax Department has begun taking action on the data that the United States and India are sharing under the US’ FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act). Enquiry notices have been sent to individuals who have bank accounts in the United States, possibly opening them up to prosecution for concealing black money abroad. The individuals who have received these letters include a top executive at an MNC who recently transferred back to India. The man, who shall remain unnamed, has been requested for an explanation with regard to dividends he received in the US Bank account. A number of other executives with some financial footprint in the United States have also been the recipients of such letters from the Directorate General of Income Tax.

      11th December 2017

    • Final GST information can increase GDP in Second Quarter

      Tax experts and government officials are of the opinion that the Goods and Service Tax (GST) may have an instant effect on the economic progress of the country.

      The fiscal quarter and the launch of GST happened almost during the same period. This helped in increasing the gross domestic product (GDP) of the nation from 5.7%, which was recorded last quarter to 6.3% this quarter.

      Companies are regularly in touch with tax processes and hence, they are aware of their appropriate tax liability. Therefore this helps in having proper tax collections that are aligned with what is expected by the tax department.

      7th December 2017

    • Suvidha Kendras to be Set up by BSNL and Masters India to Solve GST Problems

      BSNL has partnered with Masters India in an effort to ensure that the GST compliance increases. Both companies have come together and set upGST Suvidha Kendras across India. The main intention behind the move was to ensure that there was some kind of relaxation in GST Compliance especially for those residing in tier II and tier III cities. A team of subject matter experts and chartered accountants are powering these Suvidha Kendras, so people can be sure that all their questions and queries will be answered. A mobile application has also been released by the organisation, and it can be downloaded from the Google app store. It allows people to create digital invoices on the move, so that GST invoices can be created with ease and returns can be filed in a simple and hassle-free manner.

      4th December 2017

    • Commodities and Services Purchased Online May Attract Tax

      E-commerce purchases might soon start to attract GST due to the Government’s aim to diversify its tax base in an effort to make the most of the value offered by this quickly growing sector, according to experts. In essence, this might translate to getting prominent e-commerce players to complete their GST registration in India if they are selling to consumers in Singapore. It could also mean getting the customers to pay GST on whatever they purchase online. E-commerce is likely to soon fall under the local tax regime.

      28th November 2017

    • Online service providers dissatisfied with latest decisions of GST Council

      The GST Council has recently given exemptions from GST registration to small “home service” providers. In spite of this, these bodies are not completely satisfied with the decision of the council.

      They claim that the exemption is applicable only to individuals working as electricians, carpenters, plumbers, etc. The exemption is not applicable to e-commerce giants such as Amazon and Flipkart, as it includes only vendors with annual turnover below Rs.20 lakh. Vendors such as UrbanClap, Quikr, and Housejoy would benefit greatly from this decision.

      Tax experts are of the opinion that the exemption offered to online portals will help these businesses in competing with their offline counterparts.

      28th November 2017

    • Tax on cards and items of daily use to be lowered

      The GST Council is meeting today to resolve issues which include a whole review of the items that fall under the 28% slab as well as those concerning composition scheme for restaurants and small businesses. The objective of the review regarding the 28% slab is to place all the products in the lower slabs of 12% and 18%. A number of products like cement, sanitary fittings, ceiling fans, automobile components, electrical fittings, spectacle cases, shaving cream, goggles, etc. could be shifted to the lower slabs. There may also be further simplification of the composition scheme in an effort to ease the transition pain for SMEs as well as restaurants. Moreover, filing of returns could be allowed on a quarterly basis.

      20th November 2017

    • GST Impact - 25 tonnes of gold may be imported from South Korea

      Indian traders may import 25 tonnes of gold in July and August from South Korea. The recent tax changes enable traders to import gold without paying 10% customs duty.

      The local refiners and banks are hence, pressurised as they cannot manage the huge discounts that are offered on bullion sales from the South Korean imports.

      The secretary of the Association of Gold Refineries and Mints mentioned that 12 tonnes of gold has been imported from South Korea since the GST regime was implemented. The imports could go up to 25 tonnes by the end of the month.

      Although India imposes a 10% duty on gold imports, this is not applicable to nations like South Korea with which it has signed Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).

      South Korea delivers bullion in the form of coins and other articles that do not attract import duty, and hence, is preferred for gold imports.

      Gold discounts had widened to $11 an ounce, earlier this month.

      22nd August 2017

    • Demand for Four-Wheelers Set to Rise Following Reduction in Prices after GST

      The increase in demand for cars was recorded at 7% in Haryana in FY 2016-17 and is now set to rise further following the reduction in prices thanks to the implementation Goods and Services Tax. Automakers across the country sold more than 168,000 cars in Haryana last financial year in comparison with the 157,000 units sold just a year earlier, as revealed by industry estimates.

      Passenger vehicle sales in Haryana had fallen marginally by 2% in 2015-16 following the ban on the registration of larger diesel vehicle by the Supreme Court. A partner at Price Waterhouse Coopers, Abdul Majeed, said “The decline in sales was clearly on account of the diesel ban. Even after it was lifted, customers were uncertain and held back purchases of diesel utility vehicles because of which passenger vehicle sales grew at a moderate pace last fiscal.”

      1st August 2017

    • Coca-Cola Sales Fall due to GST

      Coca-Cola, the worldwide beverage giant, has recorded a 4% decline in its sales volumes for the quarter ended in March 2017. The company reported a decline even in its bottling operations in the first quarter of FY 2017-18. According to Coca-Cola, the implementation of GST as well as demonetisation had an impact on its beverage sales across India.

      The CEO of Coca-Cola, James Quincey, said, “While we believe India has taken the right steps by modernising its monetary and tax systems, new policies have resulted in near-term uncertainties for retailers and consumers that impacted the beverages industry in the first half of the year.” Quincey also said that the company was performing quite well in developed markets like the United States, but some areas across the globe were subject to challenging economic conditions and political instability.

      28th July 2017

    • Deadline to Choose GST Composition Scheme Extended Till August 16, 2017

      The deadline for businesses to choose the composition under the GST reform has been extended till the 16th of August by the government. The Finance Ministry released a press statement which read as follows: "With a view to ease the compliance burden of provisionally migrated small taxpayers opting to pay tax under the composition scheme, it has been decided to extend the time limit for filing intimation for composition levy up to August 16, 2017."

      Small businesses that earn a turnover of Rs.75 lakh or less had to opt for the scheme by the 21st of July, but the deadline has now been extended to mid-August. The government has taken into consideration the issues faced by taxpayers, particularly the small taxpayers, and given them time to adjust and make the transition to the GST regime.

      27th July 2017

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