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  1. GST impact on traders: After reports of scamsters emerge, Finance Ministry rushes to reassure, issues helpline

GST impact on traders: After reports of scamsters emerge, Finance Ministry rushes to reassure, issues helpline

GST impact on traders and shopkeepers: A clarification has been issued by the Office of the Chief Commissioner of GST (Delhi Zone).

By: | Published: July 9, 2017 2:43 PM
 GST impact on traders, gst helpline number, GST impact, gst effect, Finance Ministry, Arun Jaitley, Chief Commissioner of GST, gst helpline number, GST, It has been reported in a certain section of media that some unscrupulous elements posing as GST officers have tried to fleece the shopkeepers and customers in the name of GST.

Days after GST was implemented and in a move to ease worries of traders, a clarification has been issued by the Office of the Chief Commissioner of GST (Delhi Zone). The statement issued says that no officer of the Department is authorised to visit the premises of the traders and shopkeepers without authorization. Also, the department has issued a helpline number which people can dial to lodge their complaints. “In case of any difficulty, complain at Phone no. 011-23370115,” the official statement said.

Moreover, the official statement on press information bureau site read, “It has been reported in a certain section of media that some unscrupulous elements posing as GST officers have tried to fleece the shopkeepers and customers in the name of GST. It is hereby clarified by the Office of the Chief Commissioner of GST (Delhi Zone) that the Department only wants to facilitate the shopkeepers and traders during the transition period.”

“No officer of the Department is authorized to visit the premises of the traders and shopkeepers without authorization. In case of any difficulty, complain at Phone no. 011-23370115, Central Revenue Building, I. P. Estate, New Delhi,” the statement added.

On Saturday, the President of India has promulgated two ordinances, namely, the Central Goods and Services Tax (Extension to Jammu and Kashmir) Ordinance, 2017 and the Integrated Goods and Services Tax (Extension to Jammu and Kashmir) Ordinance, 2017 extending the domain of Central GST Act and the Integrated GST Act to the State of Jammu and Kashmir, with effect from 8th July, 2017. With this, the State of Jammu and Kashmir has become part of the GST regime.

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