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Call for simpler GST process
Staff Reporter
 GUWAHATI, Nov 7 - The National Action Committee of Goods and Services Tax (GST) Professional (NAC of GP) has urged the Union government to make the GST process and compliance much simpler and standardised.

 With the above request, the State wing of the NAC of GP has sent a memorandum to the chairman of the GST Council, through the Kamrup Metro Deputy Commissioner.

In the memorandum, the NAC of GP State wing said taxpayers are facing a lot of difficulties due to glitches in the system, in filing of various returns and forms on GST, and other legal and technical aspects of the GST law.

The NAC of GP State wing said the GST law is one of the most complex pieces of legislation that has been drafted in a way that it is meant only for the large taxpayers, organised sectors and tax experts due to its very complex nature. It should be much simpler and less complex so that it could be understood by a layman or unorganised sectors without the intervention of any other person.

It suggested that compliance under the GST law should be made simple and transparent, which would ease compliances, cut or control cost of compliance and create a sense of ease of doing business.

“Even after completion of 16 months of the new indirect tax regime (GST), technical glitches continue to haunt the GST Network (GSTN), as small and medium enterprises (SMEs), tax payers find it less user-friendly with so many missing features,” it said.

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