Review meeting of UTGST Dept. held to discuss the growth of GST revenue and tax-payer base

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Port Blair, Jul 07: A review meeting of the UTGST Department was held under the chairmanship of the Commissioner of UTGST, Mr. Suneel Anchipaka, IAS, which was attended by the Additional Commissioner of UTGST, Mr. Hari Kallikkat, IAS, Asst Commissioner (Legal/UTGST) and other officers of the UTGST Department.

            The Commissioner of UTGST discussed the growth of GST revenue and tax-payer base. The GST revenue for the year 2021-22 was Rs. 401 Crores (approx.) post-settlement. A comparative analysis of revenue for the month of April 2021 and April 2022 was done and it was observed that there is an increase in revenue amounting to Rs.12.91 crores (21.31%) along with a 25.5% growth in the taxpayer base.

            The Commissioner inter-alia has given the directions to ensure strict action against the defaulters who are willingly not submitting requisite documents even after repeated requests by the officers of UTGST. The Commissioner was also directed to ensure timely filing of returns by the taxpayers and take necessary action against non-filers. E-way Bill compliance and strict enforcement at Haddo, Chatham and Air Cargo Complex.

            Action to be taken against defaulters in terms of GST Act – GSTR-1 and GSTR-3B mismatch and GSTR-2A and GSTR-3B mismatch. Curb fake invoicing and fraudulent passing of ITC. It was also directed to take action against the tax-payers whose GST registration is suspended or cancelled but continuing their operation.

            The Commissioner (UTGST) also emphasized the need to conduct outreach, periodical seminars and awareness programmes for the facilitation of tax-payers.

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