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GSTN (Goods & Service Tax Network) opens up unimaginable avenues with the kind of data it will hold; policy framing and determination, study of economic performance and a plethora of research study.If data is streamed into GSTN without aggregations there is a definite potential to view it wearing different lenses, thus build various perspectives.

What is the kind of data that GSTN will possess? It will be supplies and sales data of goods and services of more than 65 lakh corporates of India, big and small and holding close to 40 billion supply invoices. This means details such as the following:

  • what is being sold,
  •   for how much,
  •   when,
  • to whom,
  • the transportation involved including costs,
  • regions and states and their consumption patterns,
  • tax revenues,
  • tax credits being offered,
  • supply chain patterns,

and so on. will be available in the digital tax office.

What does that mean? It gives a bird’s eye view of the economy to start with. As one delves into further depths it gives economists, policy makers, students and academia unimaginable opportunities to study the data,

  • synthesize it by itself,
  • in conjunction with macro-economic factors and market determinants, •
  • in relation to specific demographics of markets such as consumption where there is presence of IT industry, manufacturing industry, financial services personnel and so on.

The potential is huge. And everything done here is purely an outcome that can serve India better and better.

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  1. Gaurav Kumar

    Hi Arun,
    Just a little doubt  on GSTN, will the customers require extra Network bandwidth so that there users can upload data to GsTN servers or it will be single shot upload or how will it…can you some clear picture on this.

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    1. Arun Subramanian Post author

      It depends on the GSP/ASP they sign up with.
      Ideally every supply invoice must be moved to the ASP for GSTR1 consolidation.
      And ideally every inbound invoice that is captured in the backend system must also be transferred to the ASP application for reconciliation purposes.
      In such a scenario, it isnt required.

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  2. Satish Kumar

    Hello Arun,

    Are we having the solution of interface between SAP and GSTN ready to use, deployable on currently running ECC application?

    Thanks,

    Satish

     

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