Nowadays Social Media is abuzz with an Alleged Show Cause Notice for Penalty for non-issuance of Tax Invoice, issued under APGST Act, 2017 by Anantapuram Division, Dharmavaram Circle, Department of State Tax, Government of Andhra Pradesh dated 05.09.2017 by which department has proposed to levy a Penalty of Rs. 20000/- for Tax Evasion of Rs. 15.
We have not confirmed the issue of same from concerned department so we cannot comment if the alleged show cause notice has actually been issued by the department or not. But if the same is been issued by department than it’s a very wrong and dangerous precedent and a signal for dealers on what they can expect in coming days.
Such notices are not in right taste at this stage of GST implementation when Government is rejecting GST Registration for their own mistakes and fails to register the dealers even after a month of application.
Further update- Department has even collected the penalty amount too from the Tax Payer on 08.09.2017. We have copy of Challan with us which was paid online.
Readers are requested to share their views on impugned Show Cause Notice. Copy of the Show Cause Notice doing rounds on Social Media is as follows :-