Is GST going to increase compliance burden on the trade?

No. On the contrary GST will result in streamlining
of processes and reduction of compliance burden. GST is a
simple tax which uniformly applies across the country. GST has
been designed to have minimal human interface and would
be implemented through strong IT platform run by GSTN.
Also, in the earlier regime there were multiple compliances
required for taxes such as Central Excise, Service tax, VAT
etc. with Centre and State. GST makes it single and uniform
compliance for indirect taxes across the country. Under
GST, there is just one interface with no face-to-face meeting
between taxpayers and tax authorities and practically every
activity will be done online.