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
Taking another step towards the goal of increasing “Ease of doing business” in India and providing relief to small taxpayers; the GST Council in their 42nd Meet on 5th October 2020 proposed a quarterly return filing system for small taxpayers to be implemented w.e.f. 1st January, 2021. QRMP or Quarterly Return Monthly Payment Scheme is an optional scheme that CBIC has rolled out for small scale businesses having aggregate turnover up to 5 crore rupees to furnish return on...Read more
Input Tax Credit (ITC) matching – GSTN- not ready- A thorny issue for the department and the assessees. It has been 3 years and 3 months since the inception of GST, one would expect the early teething problems were overcome, and the new radical indirect tax regime would be up and running! Although, due to various factors, including the recent pandemic, we are seeing continuous amendments, delays in implementation and lack of a dependable infrastructure. Rule 36(4), i.e. the ITC matching...