Update: NASSCOM participated in second meeting of Karnataka Grievance Redressal Committee for GST issues
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As you may be aware, a Grievance Redressal Committee was formulated in the State of Karnataka comprising of officials from Goods & Services Tax Network (GSTN), Office of Principal Chief Commissioner of Central Tax along with various industry associations including NASSCOM. The mandate of the Committee is to examine and resolve grievances and issues being faced by taxpayers, including procedural difficulties and IT related issues pertaining to GST.
In this regard, the second meeting of the committee was organised on September 15, 2020 along with Industry Associations, including NASSCOM. The meetings was co-chaired by Mr. D.P. Nagendra Kumar, Principal Chief Commissioner of Central Tax and Mr. M.S Srikar, Commissioner of Commercial Taxes.
During the meeting, NASSCOM discussed some of the key issues highlighted by our members. These included issues relating to reporting of negative values in GSTR-3B, availability of option to download consolidated GSTR1 and GSTR2A report for entire financial year, extension of date for filing annual returns and audit and option to tag multiple original invoice number for single credit note.
Apart from this, we had also submitted a note highlighting issues faced by Information Technology – Business Process Management (IT-BPM) industry. These include interpretation of IT enabled Services (ITeS) as Intermediary, which has resulted in denying export status to back-office operations set-up in India, levy of GST on import of free of cost software from related party, treatment of overseas group entity as ‘establishment of distinct person’ leading to denial of export benefits, extension of IGST exemption on services consumed in SEZ, etc. The Committee will pursue the policy related issues with GST Policy Wing to arrive at a feasible solution.
We look forward to working with the Government to ensure that GST policies are in line with the needs of the industry.
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