GCCI delegation meets CM on GST
A delegation from Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) met with Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and other concerned officials seeking that all late fees and penal provisions should be kept in abeyance till the GSTN IT systems are robust.
“On account of the non-readiness of the IT platform there are a number of assessees who have reported that they have not been able to apply for composition in time and if they have done, then it has not been granted,” GCCI president Sandip Bhandare said.
A GCCI delegation met Parrikar and Mauvin Godinho, who is Goa’s representative on the GST Council, and both have assured the business community that the issues would be presented before the GST Council at the next meeting .
A representation was also made before GST commissioner (central) K Anapazhakan and GST commissioner (state) Deepak Bandekar.
“Cancellation of registration has not been enabled, processing for migration of existing registrations are still pending and forms like CMP 04, ITC 01, and TRAN 2 are not yet available on the GST portal. Such issues are causing hardships and difficulties to assesses,” Bhandare said.
Assessees have also reported that there are numerous errors being thrown up, while taxpayers are uploading data, like error reports and returns data of one assessee getting populated in another assessee’s portal, frequent downtime on the site due to inadequate server capacity and offline tools for data entry are not yet ready.