Ahilya Chamber of Commerce & Industry,
410, Commerce House, 7, Race Cource Road, INDORE – 452003.
Date : 09/07/2020
Grievance Redressal Committee – MP
Subject : Points of Discussion for Grievance Redressal Committee – MP Meeting on 15th July 2020
We thank you for inviting us to join the WEB meeting for F.Y. 2020-21 and request you to please take up the following issues for discussion during the meeting:
1) Notice from CGST department for Audits + Verification of Transition Credit: It is seen in last 15 days that CGST department is issuing Notices for Audits and Transition credit. Most of the information sought from taxpayers is already with the department in electronic form and it is only a repetition of work. Also, in current COVID-19 scenario, Social distancing is need of hour. Physical presence has to be avoided. On top of that, Tax payer is heavily booked with different compliances. We request the department to withhold such notices. If at all these audits are absolutely necessary, the same should be taken up only after 31st March, 2021 without physical appearance.
2) Regarding TRAN – 1 and 2 credits, many taxpayers have already verified the same previously. Issuing the same notices again is hardship on taxpayers. Such activity puts unnecessary burden not only on the tax payer but department also. It is unwarranted except where evasion is apparent.
3) Waiver of Interest for Taxpayers >T.O 5 Cr: Government was considerate enough to extend dates, waive penalty for belated returns and waiver of Interest to Taxpayers up to Rs.5 CR Turnover. Big Taxpayers contribute huge revenue to government. They are also adversely affected by CORONA but have been deprived of waiver of Interest. They are given waiver for only 15 days. We request to waive the interest immediately for Taxpayers having turnover above Rs.5 CR, for return period – Mar 20, Apr 20 and MAY 20 which were filed till 30/06/2020.
4) Section 16(4)(Availing ITC till Sep 20 Return for Y 2019-20) :This section is integral part of GST LAW. All previous mistakes can be complied and Taxpayer can avail ITC for last FY till SEP 2020 return. Present situation is making it difficult for Taxpayer to run business. Economy will need time to recover. Likewise, Taxpayer needs time to reconcile and avail ITC on previous year’s mistakes. Request for extension till Mar 2021.
5) Section 36 (Taxpayer can avail ITC (+10%) what is reflected in GSTR-2A) : Government has been proactive in giving relaxation. This rule is relaxed till Sep 20. Looking at present situation, it should be relaxed till Mar 2021.
6) Late Fee and Interest Refund: Presently government has extended relaxation for belated returns for period July 2017 till June 2020. Taxpayers who have filed returns in May and June along with late Fees and Interest are deprived of current relaxation. They feel being penalised for being law compliant. We request the Council to refund penalty and interest of such taxpayers.
7) E-way Bill Validity: Due to huge dislocation in lock down, Transporters are not able to operate to full capacity. Multiple consignments are getting delayed. Taxpayers are facing problems due to expiry of E -way Bills. Looking at present problems, we request that validity for 100 KMs be increased to 2 days with similar relaxation for greater distances. This will help all range of taxpayers and easy movement of goods across India.
8) Portal: Portal condition has improved multiple folds since 2017. But in view of increase in registered Taxpayers, increase in capacity of Portal is a must. Portal load in current pandemic time is very low. This is time to implement new Hardware, Mirror Servers and other enhancements in Backend.
Sir, we will be grateful if you allot us time slot of nearly 10 minutes to explain in detail each point in WEB meeting.
We look forward for your confirmation.
Very truly yours,
For Ahilya Chamber of Commerce and Industry