Salem GST Commissionerate earns Rs. 9,831 crore revenue till March this year

The Salem Goods and Services Tax (GST) Commissionerate has netted revenue to the tune of Rs. 9,831 crore during July 2017 to March 2018, S. Kannan, Commissioner of GST And Central Excise, has said.

The revenue included a cash collection of Rs. 1,508 crore during the period.

Revenue collection under the GST regime in Salem Commissionerate was higher compared to the revenue netted during the pre-GST regime, Mr. Kannan said in a statement issued in connection with the GST week celebration held recently. He said that so far 41,893 GST assessees have registered with the Salem GST Commissionerate.

He said that 60 % of GSTR-3B returns were filed with GSTN during the above period and about 40 % of the returns were yet to be filed. All refund claims have been settled.

He said that messages have been forwarded through e-mails to 19,509 people who have not filed GSTR-3B returns till June 2018.

Of them, 5,300 assessees preferred to file their GSTR-3B returns with the department and paid CGST revenue of Rs. 269.05 crore.

Mr. Kannan said that the correctness of TRAN-1 credits availed by the assessees was verified and ineligible credit of Rs. 10.17 crore was detected from 22 assessees and an amount of Rs. 6.77 crore was realised from the GST registrants.

The Salem GST Commissionerate constituted 14 GST seva kendra in ranges, divisional offices and headquarters in Salem city in addition to the IT grievance redressal by GSTN.

The Salem Commissionerate conducted 240 outreach programmes for trade / tax practitioners till date. The GST Seva Kendra also helped the trade, in registering 384 assessees in GSTN.

The GST Seva Kendra redressed about 1,600 queries raised by the trade till date. The officers of Salem GST Commissionerate have been provided with necessary front / back-end trainings in order to cope with the changing scenario of GST era.

Mr. Kannan said that after implementation of e-way bills with effect from June 2, wide publicity was given in Salem GST Commissionerate about its salient features for the benefit of trade and industry.

The correctness of taxability and quantity cleared are being closely monitored by the anti-evasion wing of the Commissionerate. The assessees are required to raise appropriate e-way bills wherever required.

The anti-evasion wing was gathering intelligence on incorrect preparation of e-way bills for taking appropriate action against the delinquents.

The headquarters preventive unit of the Commissionerate has registered offence cases and realised an amount of Rs. 3.03 crore. Effective anti-evasion measures are being taken by the Commissionerate so as to curtail revenue leakages under the GST Regime.

The Salem GST Commissionerate conducted a mini marathon in the city in connection with the GST Week, in which a large number of students and people from all walks of life participated. Sangeetha Nehru, Deputy Commissioner of GST and Central Excise, flagged off the event, in the presence of N. Sampath and E. Vikas, both assistant commissioners.

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