GST is the talk of the town these days and adequate knowledge related to it is important. Implementation of GST is not only going to give a level-playing field to chartered accountants all over but above all, it presents a unique business opportunity for those who are well-versed with the system as they will lead in helping businesses migrate to a new tax regime.
In searching for a good curriculum on GST you may find yourself flooded with information and books which are baffling enough. To make things easier for professionals we would like to present some of the most streamlined and to the point courses available online which do a better job of handling the subject in a simplified manner and are engaging enough for its participants.
Henry Harvin Education – This learning solutions provider has long been in the business of offering focused programs for professionals. They have a mix of classroom training, computer based training (CBTs) modules, contact programs run by some famous top-notch industry experts, virtual classroom-based training secession online. The blend of offline as well as online training program is followed by assessment tests culminating into certification that is widely recognized across the industry. Their online course on GST covers a wide range of topics right from implications, registration under GST, GST software, composition scheme and invoicing, input credit followed by guest lecturers and webinars.
ChalkStreet – This course by chalk street explains the concept of GST in a fluid manner with easy examples and case studies. This is particularly great for those who like to gain an insight into GST and the way things work under the new regime. The course is apt for finance professionals, practitioners as well as management aspirants, business persons, E-commerce operators to a casual taxable individual.
Their course contains set of videos, webinars followed by tests for certification.
Cleartax – Cleartax is the largest e-filing service provider that has launched GST learning kit for professionals, beginners and business persons alike. They run a series of live video training sessions by GST experts and organize 6 sessions every day; 6 days every week. Their GST kit for CAs and Experts cover a string of videos and online webinars, quizzes and articles with an easy to use GST software. After completing the course the trainees will appear for an online certification.
Tax guru – Tax guru is a leading website on Taxation and Corporate Laws, which provides day to day updates to professionals like CA, CS, Tax Professionals.
Their GST Course duration is for 1 month and involves 2 classes a week. Attendees can Join it live on their Laptop / Tablet / Mobile and ask live questions. Course includes 100% live transmission (Recording provided for missed out sessions)
Courses highlights include GST law and summary book, E-presentation, Assignments, and Certificate of Completion.
ICT Academy – The course is delivered by leading Tax Professionals through video lectures. The course covers overview and model of GST law, registration & returns, accounts & records, valuation of goods & services, IGST Act, appeals and revision, rulings etc.
The Course will enable the learners to understand the key areas of impact in their business, prepare different scenarios for the design and application of GST, identify areas of adverse impact and prepare contingency measures, examine legal documentation for recovery of taxes on existing transactions, etc. its a 30 hour 60 day certificate program.
There are several training institutes which are organizing courses on GST. Some of them are genuinely good whereas others are merely treating it as a business opportunity. We did not include courses by some prominent CAs in India like CA Ashok Batra, CA Bimal Jain and CA Virender Chauhan as their courses have limitations like they are on a pen drive which can be played on a single window based computer for a specific number of times and then one has to appear for an exams, there is hardly any scope for interaction as they offer query resolution session online on Youtube only once a week and rest of classes work without the internet on a pen drive.
In case you are short of time for attending classes then we’ve listed the best institutes above that cover the topic well and genuinely offer programs which are good at clarifying doubts on real time basis.