In India, there is a three-tier tax structure which comprises of the central government, state government and local municipal bodies. Article 256 of the constitution give teeth to this structure which states that no tax shall be collected except by the authority of law. So basically, taxes are classified into 2 categories i.e. Direct and Indirect taxes. Direct taxes are those whose burden cannot be shifted upon another person, whereas indirect taxes are those where burden can be shifted to the third person like goods purchased from shopkeeper includes the value of tax paid by a shopkeeper in it. Now with the introduction of GST, several other taxes like sales tax, excise duty, entertainment tax, octroi, service tax have been clubbed under 1 tax only. GST comprises of 3 parts i.e.
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