According to PRS Legislature Research, the 2011 Bill defined GST as any tax on the supply of goods or services, except taxes on the supply of petroleum crude, high speed diesel, motor spirit (petrol), natural gas, aviation turbine fuel and alcoholic liquor for human consumption. The 2014 Bill defines GST as any tax levied on the supply of goods, or services, except taxes on the supply of alcoholic liquor for human consumption.
The Bill provides for the creation of the Goods and Services Tax Dispute Settlement Authority to adjudicate disputes between the central government and state governments on the issues of GST resulting in any loss in revenue, and affecting the harmonized structure of the tax. The 2014 Bill has deleted the provision of such an authority.
The 2014 bill also deleted a provision of the 2011 bill that imposed restrictions on states on taxation of products deemed of special importance in inter -state trade or commerce. The 2014 bill also removes a 2011 provision allowing states to tax the entry of goods into a local area that are for use or sale only to the extent levied by a Panchayat or a Municipality.