PUNE: “The Central government had introduced a ‘Sabka Vishwas’ scheme to resolve issues related to taxes before the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was applicable. The pending cases should be resolved and there are many concessions given under this scheme, which would be operational till December 31. The ‘Sabka Vishwas’ scheme will be most useful to resolve controversial tax issues and legacy disputes,” said Commissioner of Central GST Pune-2 Rajeev Kapoor.
Kapoor was speaking at an outreach programme on the ‘Sabka Viswas’ (legacy dispute resolution) scheme, which was organised by Central GST Pune-2, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Pune branch, and Indirect Tax Committee.
Himani Dhamija, CGST Deputy Commissioner, Amit Shrivastav, CA Ruta Chitale, Chairman of Pune ICAI, CA Abhishek Dhamne, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer Kashinath Pathare, member Rajesh Agarwal and CA Swapnil Munot were among those present during the programme.
Himani Dhamija gave a presentation on ‘Sabka Vishwas’ scheme and explained how the scheme works, how to register and other details.
Dhamija said, “The ‘Sabka Vishwas’ scheme should reach maximum taxpayers. If there are any controversial cases, the GST division will try to resolve those cases. The role of chartered accountants is also important in this process and they should inform about this scheme to all the taxpayers. If there are any issues in this regard, they can directly inform the department. To resolve these issues, many concessions are also on offer. The scheme will last till December 31 and maximum taxpayers should take advantage and avoid any legal action.”