Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax department organised a workshop at Brahaspati Bhavan, here on Friday, on various issues pertaining to the goods and services tax (GST), tax deduction at source (TDS) and consumer awareness.
Participating in the workshop, traders, chartered accountants and manufacturers demanded that ‘honest’ tax payers should be protected, while enforcing the GST, and tax relaxation should be given to new entrepreneurs and those involved in projects.
Inaugurating the workshop, divisional commissioner MB Ojha said, there would be no inconveniences if traders adopted provisions of the GST with an easy and positive attitude. He remarked that sometimes confusion was created due to absence of information with reference to some issue. Collector Sanket Bhondve said a continuous communication between tax payers and concerned officers, could pave way for smooth enforcement of the GST.
CGST commissioner Neerav Kumar Malik, was of the opinion that exchange of goods and their transportation had got easier after enforcement of GST, as the entire country had been converted into one market. “It is really a big challenge to bring 70 lakh tax payers under the jurisdiction of GST. In Madhya Pradesh alone only 1.50 lakh tax payers have filed their GST returns so far,” he added. GST deputy-commissioner, Virendra Kumar Jain said, GST is a consumer-based tax and will be applied at the venues of consumption of goods and services.
Source : http://www.freepressjournal.in/ujjain/ujjain-honest-tax-payers-seek-protection-in-implementation-of-gst/1153580