In a bid to help businessmen and industrialists clear their doubts and confusion over the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the Indian Industries Association has established 20 helpdesks in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Uttarakhand. The IIA has also created a knowledge bank on its website, where businessmen, traders and industrialists can go through different aspects of the GST, post their query and get a prompt answer from the experts in their inbox. “IIA has constituted a group of experts, which will answer to all queries pertaining to GST being raised by businessmen and industrialists on its website www.iiaonline.in. So far, IIA has conducted nearly 200 workshops for industrialists on GST, and such workshops will continue,” IIA National President Sunil Vaish told PTI.
IIA is an apex representative body of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) with a membership base of about 6,500 businesses. It has network of more than 40 chapters spread in most of the industrialised districts of UP, Delhi, Uttarakhand and surrounding states. “The most important task at this point of time is to give elaborate information about GST to traders, businessmen and industrialists in a simplistic way, so that they could understand various nuances and provisions of GST. This will also help them to run their business in a better and efficient manner, and there is no roadblock to the traders, businessmen and industrialists,” Vaish said.
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He further informed that IIA has established 20 helpdesks, where a team of experts will answer queries pertaining to GST raised by traders, businessmen and industrialists. “There is a lot of confusion and rumours regrading GST among the traders, businessmen and industrialists related to small and medium industries, which will be answered by the helpdesks,” the IIA president said. “If the industrialists are unable to come to the IIA office, then they can visit the knowledge bank created on GST on the IIA’s website, go through different aspects of the GST, post their query and get a prompt answer from the experts in their inbox,” Vaish informed. Apart from this, the IIA has also asked its office bearers to organise seminars and other interactive programmes on GST, so that all the doubts related to GST could be cleared at the earliest.