The original article appeared in Quartz India.

Here is an excerpt:

The Narendra Modi government has embarked on the final lap of ushering in the ambitious goods and services tax (GST) regime in India. This would be the biggest tax reform in the country’s history and is expected to be a game-changer for businesses as well as the economy. The primary aim of introducing the GST is to have a uniform indirect tax structure—India currently has multiple layers of state and central taxes—and to increase compliance rates.
The government is pushing for a nation-wide roll-out starting July 01.

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