Why did it take so long to bring GST legislation?

Originally published at: https://www.jbklutse.com/why-did-it-take-so-long-to-bring-gst-legislation/

After years of discussion and trials, the Goods and Service Tax finally got its introduction in India on July 1st, 2017. Two years since the new tax regime changed the way indirect taxes are calculated in India by essentially consuming a plethora of indirect taxes, barring a few. The landscape of taxation has seen a…