Filing returns of GST & RERA to be made simpler: GST ADG

ST CORRESPONDENT
Tuesday, 23 October 2018

“The State and Central governments should try to bring information on GST changes to citizens. They should pay the tax on time. Earlier, there was a delay. Then, the dates needed to be extended. This puts pressure on everyone,” Pandey added.

Pune: There are still some glitches while filing of returns after the implementation of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) and the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) 15 months ago, admitted Additional Director General (ADG) of GST Intelligence of Pune Rajesh Pandey on Monday and said that in coming days, filing of returns will be easier.

He was speaking at ‘Gyansangam 2018’, a one-day seminar organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Pune, and the Western Maharashtra Tax Protection Association (WMTPA). ICAI Pune Vice Chancellor and ‘Gyansangam-2018’ Chief Coordinator Rita Chitale, former WMTPA President Narendra Sonawane, Chairman Navneetal Bora, ICAI Secretary Rajesh Agarwal, Treasurer Abhishek Dhamane, Milind Bhonde and others were present. Pandey said, “Both GST and RERA laws have been successful implemented last year. CAs and tax advisors made these a success. There have been some issues regarding both. We are trying to make GST a bit simpler in the coming days.”

“We are required to make constant changes to the GST and RERA laws. Efforts should be made to bring tax consultants, CAs and taxpayers together,” he said. 

“The State and Central governments should try to bring information on GST changes to citizens. They should pay the tax on time. Earlier, there was a delay. Then, the dates needed to be extended. This puts pressure on everyone,” Pandey added.

“Tax advisers should address all grievances of taxpayers. Give them time to focus on business growth. For this, they should know changes in the law and implement them accordingly. Further changes will be made in GST by seeking suggestions in the coming days. So, GST will become a ‘Good and Simple Tax’ and the tax system will be more efficient.”

The seminar had guidance sessions on mental and emotional conflicts between GST and the new laws and also the misunderstanding of the law. CA Kelvin Shah gave guidance on ‘annual tax return and GST audit’ and guidance on ‘Knowledge Management’ was given by Gyanvatsal Swamy. Adv Ratan Shamal gave guidance on ‘Rera: The problems of redevelopment’. 

Milind Bhonde, Abhay Bora, CA Prajakta Shetti-Dev and CA Yash Nagar also spoke at the event.

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