Which was the first country to implement GST and why?

Is China the first country to implement GST? If not, which is the country to implement GST and what are the reasons behind it? Can anyone explain it in detail?

  • Karthika D
  • 05 jul.
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  • France

  • France is the first country to implement GST. Do you know why? As the tax evasion is high, GST was introduced in France in 1954. When the GST has been implemented in France, the tax on Goods and Service tax has been imposed as the indirect tax levy on manufacture, sale, and consumption of goods as well as services in national level. 

    What’s more about GST model in France?

    France’s VAT model comes up with four rates similar to the Indian GST structure. Since France is the first country, it has religiously stuck with four tax structures under the ratio 2:1 percent, 5.5 percent, 10 percent, and 20 percent respectively. 

    With multiple tax structures, France is really experiencing a breath-taking realm in item categorization. Though it is the scenario, any tax rate above 18 percent is arbitrary in nature. 
    Not only in France, as the days passed by, but GST has also been implemented in several countries including Russia, India, Germany, Italy. The GST rates range from 5 percent in Taiwan to 25 percent in Denmark. Recently, Saudi Arabia has implemented GST in 2018. 

    Drizzle about current GST in other countries

    As per recent news, GST council has finalized the tax rates for about 80 to 90 percent of goods and services. It is applicable for the goods and services under four slab structure. In addition, the phase of daily use section kept under the low bracket of about 5 percent. 
    In upcoming days, GST will become a national sales tax that has been levied on different countries. 

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