PODCAST >> GST-Blue-Saffron

PODCAST – Australian & Indian GST System

Why such effort? Because more the people get acquainted, the more successful becomes the Govt. in bringing about GST to the economy of the nation for the greater good.

1. What is our Blue Saffron Effort? (Introduction) <CLICK to Audio> (Satish)

A truly joint effort of Anup Jani (CEO http://www.janiplastics.com, Mumbai) & Satish Kumar (CA – India & CPA – Sydney), that explores GST System of Australia & India to come up with business related artefacts useful to the community as well as two great nations.

2. GST Conversation – Anup (Mumbai) & Satish (Sydney) <CLICK to Audio> (Satish & Anup)

Listen to the interesting conversation between Anup (from Mumbai) and Satish (from Sydney) over GST India-Australia. Without going much in detail, this joint podcast gives a basic insight.  Soon they are launching a book on the same. Enjoy!

3. Revoking GST Registration Cancellation in India. <CLICK to Audio>(anup)

GST Registration gets cancelled when failed to comply. Here is a classic case study of how a start up Electrical Engineer got into trouble and then revoked the cancellation of his GST.

4. Types of GST and GSTRs. in India <CLICK to Audio>(anup)

The www.corporateshatak.com comes up with its new podcast on GST Blue Saffron, sponsored by Jani Plastics. This podcast covers the different types of GSTs and Return Filings of GST. 

5. Place of Supply in GST India. <CLICK to Audio>(anup)

As per GST Act 2017, the movement of goods doesn’t decide the place of supply. It’s the location of buyer / customer that decides. Be sure of place of supply & generate your GST Invoice accordingly.

6. Confusion before GST <CLICK TO AUDIO>(anup)

Listen to the seemingly ever resident kind of confusion with Goods, Services & Taxes in people before GST Roll out 2017. Anup shares a case study of real life scenario. With every listen, you will learn new about Industry too. Go for it! Spread knowledge. http://www.corporateshatak.com

7. GST Composition Scheme Part – 1 of 2 <CLICK TO AUDIO>(anup)

Simple and easy Composition Scheme of GST for small businesses  that do not  want much of GST compliance or Accounting.

8. GST Composition Scheme Part – 2 of 2 <CLICK TO AUDIO>(anup)

Part 2 of Composition scheme explains in detail with a Case Study and a calculation. Hit http://www.corporateshatak.com for a complete list of all our GST Blue Safron Podcasts.

9. Time of Supply under GST Invoice. <CLICK TO AUDIO> (anup)

TOS (Time of Supply) is an abstract date in GST but very important one. Just like there is a POS (Place of Supply, there is TOS.

10. Unregistered Dealer & Reverse Charge. <CLICK TO AUDIO> (ANUP)

Buying from an unregistered dealer attracts GST in form of a Reverse Charge that the registered buyer has to pay. Listen to this Pod Bean & discover the relation.

11. GST over Octroi & LBT.. <CLICK TO AUDIO> (ANUP)

All State Govt. of India still holds power to levy Local Body Tax & Octroi in future despite they are subsumed with unanimous agreement with Central Govt. Listen to find out more. Here more podcasts on http://www.corporateshatak.com

12. History of GST India <CLICK TO AUDIO> (ANUP)

Only after NDA’s comeback in 2014, GST Act was rolled out in 2017. GST was introduced in Australia with effect from July 1st, 2000. In India it was 1st July 2017 (exactly 17 years later and 3 years after the BJP Modi administration came into power). Better late than never foks!


When your invoice amount crosses certain limit, you come under regulatory obligation for creating E-Way Bill to inform the Govt. Listen to the podcast to find more about it.


India is proud member of World Customs Organization since 1971 and has been participating actively. WCO came up with coding and classification of thousands of product groups in 1988. Now that India has GST system, it mandates HSN SAC practice. Listen to Podcast to find out more.


GST has brought about ease of business implementing which itself was not so easy in the first place. Here is the analysis of Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats.

16. GST-Number Structure<CLICK TO AUDIO> (ANUP)

GST Number in India has 15 digits where first 2 are state codes. Last digit is Checksum digit. whose logic implementation can be found on https://janisoftwares.wordpress.com/gst-checksum-logic-in-java/ . Most of the GSTIN is made of PAN (Permanent Account Number). Listen to podcast to find more.

17. GST-Applying for the first time<CLICK TO AUDIO> (ANUP)

Application form can be filled online and relevant documents can be uploaded. The govt. portal offers an interface to apply for GST for first timers.  Listen to the podcast to find out more on what kind of documents to be uploaded & what kind of team will you need then.


Application form can be filled online and relevant documents can be uploaded. The govt. portal offers an interface to apply. Once you have successfully registered by applying for GST & assembled the team, the next step is to implement it in your business. You need to update your system, website, documents, bring about many changes including Invoice design format. Listen to the podcast to find out more.


Input Tax Credit is the real saviour for every GST registered Business. It’s an instrument via which the Govt. makes sure of not collecting double tax from the people. It is simply the offset you are getting back while selling your items. Listen to the podcast that explains everything with real life example of Jani Plastics business model. 


EOUs (Export Oriented Units) at SEZ (Special Economic Zone) enjoy the benefit of Zero Rated Supply. No tax, brings down the cost of Goods / Services that boosts Exports. Discover the options available to SEZ and various other SEZ like zones. Listen to PODCAST to find out more about it.


JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is a lightweight data-interchange format written in plain text. This makes it (computer programming) language / platform independent (like XML). Hence, used for transferring data between computers. You can download your GST related JSON files from the Government portal for your Accounting Software package. Listen to podcast for more in detail.


Export Oriented Unit can be opened anywhere in the country unlike SEZ (Special Economy Zone) company. However, they are exempted from GST with options of either paying GST on purchase then claiming refund / ITC (Input Tax Credit), or not pay the tax while exporting with LUT (Letter of Undertaking). Listen to podcast to know more about it.


Eco System of GST India includes all the stakeholders from tax payers themselves to the Helpdesk to Banks, RBI and state departments. Listen to the podcast to find out more elements and their function within the GST EcoSystem.

24. GST-Bill of Supply<CLICK TO AUDIO> (ANUP)

Bill of Supply is given by the supplier of Goods / Services to the recipient in lieu of Tax Invoice. Listen to the podcast when BoS replaces Tax Invoice and what are its content.

25. GST-receipt voucher<CLICK TO AUDIO> (ANUP)

Sometimes recipient pays in advance. The supplier of Goods / Services doesn’t give Tax Invoice for that advance amount. Instead, he issues a Receipt Voucher. Listen to the podcast to learn more about it & what are its content.


Audits are checking of records. It is carried out by external body (mostly some regulatory body). When an organization turnover crosses Rs. 2 crore, it is mandatory. Listen to podcast to learn various types of GST Audits in India.

27. GST-assessments<CLICK TO AUDIO> (ANUP)

Assessment is checking of records carried out internally by an internal team within the organization. Listen to podcast to learn various types of assessments.


GSTN is non-government (but for govt) not for profit, private limited company that acts as backbone of GST India Digitization implementation. Was formed on 28th March 2013. Listen to podcast to find more about its functions and structure.


IGST refund module has an in-built mechanism to automatically grant refund after validating the Shipping Bill data. Listen to the podcast to find various scenarios when you can claim refunds.

Anup B. Jani
[Mumbai, MAH, India]

GST Training Certificate

Click / Touch
GST Checksum Logic

(implemented in Java).

Satish Kumar
[Sydney, NSW, Australia]

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