Officers will contact those who are not filing their GST Return
The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has asked the field offices to identify GST returns. Here, the officers will find people who first filled the service tax or VAT return, but are no longer filing returns. They will be attempting to know why they are not returning the returns.
If required, the regional commissioner will help them. About 10 million business people have registered in the GST network portal.
About 72 lakh of these people were registered under the previous excise duty, service tax and VAT. An official said, “Field officials have this information about which businessmen used to return the tax in the earlier tax system.
Now the data of GSTR-3B returns has been shared from them. This will help them to figure out who are the people who come under the tax bracket but are not part of the new tax system. ” The official said that the department is being soft on the traders because it is a new tax system.
Although there are many businessmen who have registered under GST but they have not filed returns. Regional offices have been asked to contact such people and to know their needs.
Of the one crore enterprises registered under GST, 15 lakh have chosen the composition scheme. Out of the remaining 55.87 lakh people filed GSTR-3B in July.
In August, 51.37 lakh and more than 42 lakh people filed returns in September. The official said that there are many business people who do not file returns, whose tax liability is zero.
In such a situation, they do not need to fill the returns. They have to get this way. FATF has now been transferred from the financial affairs of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) under the Department of Revenue to the Department of Revenue.
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The official said, “Many entrepreneurs or businessmen who have not filed returns, their tax liability in fact is zero. It may be that they are assuming that tax on them does not make them so they do not need to pay the returns. We should help him in filing returns. “
In the GST system, the trader having an annual turnover up to Rs 20 lakh has been excluded. This limit of annual turnover is more than the limit placed before the service tax and VAT regime. Of the one crore enterprises registered in GST, 15 lakhs have adopted the composition scheme. Those who have composition plans will have to fill the returns in the quarter. Out of the remaining registered traders, 55.87 lakhs have been filled in GSTR-3B in July. In August this number was 51.37 lakh and in September 42 lakhs.