SRINAGAR- Continuing the Outreach initiative of the Ministry of Finance, Govt of India, the Central Goods & Services Tax (CGST) Department, in collaboration with the Income Tax Department, has Tuesday conducted a programme at Dak Bungalow Baramulla.

The initiative is aimed at reaching out to representatives of small and medium industry, business professionals, local business bodies and associations, start-ups, women entrepreneurs etc. to collect feedback on budget expectations and other aspirations. The programme witnessed large and enthusiastic participation of the stakeholders.

The teams of CGST officers who participated in these programmes were led by Neeraj Choubey, Additional Commissioner and included other officers Varun Soni, Deputy Commissioner, H. L. Koul, R. A. Wani, Ajay Sopori and Ashish Raina,

Superintendent Neeraj Choubey explained the salient features of GST Act. He motivated the potential taxpayers to come into the fold of GST compliance and briefed them about how inter-state and intra-state transactions conducted under the GST lead to positive outcomes for the states.

He illustrated the principle of Destination based consumption tax. He gave a message of integration with the supply chain to the traders to reap the benefits of better tax compliance.

The CGST officers circulated feedback forms among the participants. Soni explained the different parts of the feedback pro-forma and requested everyone to fill it up. The team guided the taxpayers in filling up relevant details in the form.

The officers replied at length to the questions and queries raised by the trade representatives and other stakeholders and informed them that the nearest CGST office is in Srinagar where they can approach the officials for resolution of GST related issues.

The outreach programme ended with the vote of thanks to all the stakeholders present. CGST officers shared contact details with the trade association representatives.


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