Kerala has achieved the maximum number of registrations under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime with at least 60 per cent of an estimated 2.5 lakh traders migrating to the new platform.
Its record becomes even more significant considering the fact that these registrations are complete in all respects, including the crucial provision of digital signatures, an official spokesman said here.
Separately, the Commercial Taxes Department has extended until March 15 the time for GST registrations for those who have not been able to do it until now.
Propreitorship businesses may use the facility for E-sign using the Adhaar number to register without digital signatures. This facility is available on the GST portal (www.gst.gov.in).
The department has also set up help numbers 0471-155300 (BSNL) and 0471-2115098 (all other networks) for clarifying their doubts with respect to registrations.
The spokesman added that help desks have been set up at all offices of the Deputy Commissioner (Commercial Taxes) in districts.
Hindu Business Line, 27 February 2017