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Commissioner State Taxes Deptt holds interaction with Trade & Industry associations

Commissioner State Taxes Deptt holds interaction with Trade & Industry associations
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SRINAGAR: The Commissioner State Taxes Department, P K Bhat Friday held an extensive interactive with over 40 representatives of apex trade bodies at Excise & Taxation Complex, Srinagar to deliberate over different matters for encouraging taxpayers for submission of GST and issues confronted by traders while paying tax.

The meeting was attended by Additional Commissioner State Taxes, Kashmir Division Shakeel Maqbool, representatives of KTMF, KCCI, PHD Chamber and Commerce, Travel Agents Federation, Hoteliers, Houseboat Owners Association and other stakeholders.

The participants raised several issues regarding interpretation and implementation of GST policy, Technical glitches faced by Taxpayers,  adoption of  cordial approach for tax collection, sensitization of enforcement officers, halting of vehicles at Udhampur, extension in Amnesty Scheme, invoice amendment for B2B Transactions, and Handholding of Traders besides other issues.

While responding to multiple queries and demands of Trade & Industry associations, the Commissioner outlined that some of the issues including awareness regarding GST interpretation is confronted by many across the country which can be only  addressed by the GST Council.

He outlined that he will sincerely take up the issues with concerned quarters.

Regarding cordial approach for tax collection, he maintained that any action is mandated by the Law and the action is always taken only for non-compliance after serving notices.

He assured that no vehicle is halted unnecessary at Lakhimpur, Udhampur and LowerMunda. The action is taken only against those who avoid detection at check posts.

He sought cooperation from stakeholders in streamlining the tax collection and bringing the unregistered sector under the purview of GST as their operation is causing loss to the registered sector.



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