Businessmen Demands Simpler GST Procedures

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Kolkata : Traders across the country have urged the Centre to simplify the GST procedures this year to bring small businesses under the indirect tax regime.

Half of the seven crore small businesses in the country can be brought under the indirect tax regime if its procedures were made simple, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) stated.

“If the Goods & Services Tax (GST) procedures are made simple and traders are not unnecessarily harassed or victimised, it will inculcate a confidence among the trading community about GST and more and more people will come under formal economy,” a member of CAIT said in a statement.

He said there were about seven crore small businesses in the country and approximately half of it can be brought under GST, if it was made a trader-friendly tax regime.

According to the CAIT, traders across country faced many difficulties including glitches in the GST portal, “irrational classification of goods in different tax slabs, complicated tax procedure, non-availability of refunds from the tax authorities and complicated return forms.”

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