In the last few months, the number of departmental audits under GST has skyrocketed. 50,000 notices have been raised after scrutinising 1,00,000 taxpayers for the period ranging between FY 2017 to 2021. This is one more broken promise of trusting the taxpayer with promise of audits %age coming down. This has increased!! The compliant industries need to represent on basis of promissory estoppel.
We of course expected this earlier, a useful and brief article was...Read more
GST has completed 5 years now. Issuance and circulation of fake invoices among companies without actual supply of goods and irregular transfer of input credit to originating companies for payment of GST is contemporary & burning issue. One of key challenges in GST is devising a mechanism to identify & curb issuers of fake invoices at the time of GST Registration itself. Huge amount of public money misappropriated under this scam every year. I am sure it will not be possible for the...Read more
Coronavirus (COVID-19), a virus that grew stealthily from the end of 2019 has become one of the deadliest viruses that is killing people worldwide. The normal life in India was disrupted due to lockdown, restrictions on commutation etc. due to covid. It affected almost all the industries in India and the second wave of COVID-19 in India (during 2021) has an increased death rate comparing to the previous. Further, more than the infection from the disease, the financial burden...Read more
The Union expected better tax revenues with the introduction of GST. The States though were divided on this, with some of them expecting better revenues whereas the others expecting a fall due to the consumption-based accrual of revenue. However, with the introduction of GST, the revenues were not very encouraging and many reasons could be attributed to this, both controllable and inevitable reasons. The inevitable reasons could be the economic condition, pandemic situation, etc. The...Read more