October 30, 2017

Tax professionals protest over GST returns filing in Gujarat

...tax professionals across the state are up in arms against the government over the problems faced by them in filing goods and services tax (GST) returns. As part of their protests, chartered accounts, advocates, tax practitioners and traders on Friday thronged GST helpdesks (suvidha kendras) in 25 cities and asked the authorities to file GST returns on their behalf.

"None of the officials were able to successfully submit even a single return, despite trying for a couple of hours.We have been facing various issues right from generation of arbitrary errors to penalties, among others," said Varis Isani, president, Gujarat Sales Tax Bar Association (GSTBA). Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Surat, Bhavnagar and Junagadh were among cities where protests were held.

"This is a very clear message for all those who believe GST will benefit consumers and poor.When the GST Suvidha Kendra, having highly qualified staff and equipped with latest updated software infrastructure, were unable to file the GSTR-2. How can the government expect compliance from a small trader or consultant?" questioned president of South Gujarat Commercial Tax Bar Association (SGCTBA), Prashant Shah.

Read more at https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/tax-professionals-protest-over-gst-returns-filing-in-gujarat/articleshow/61282224.cms

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