Mumbai: As per the initiative of the Finance Minister to obtain direct feedback on the New GST Return System, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) conducted ‘Stakeholders Feedback Day (Diwas)’ on the new GST Returns System, in CGST Zone, Mumbai, on Saturday, 7 December. The New Return System is planned to be rolled out with effect from 1 April 2020.
CGST Mumbai Zone organized the Stakeholder Feedback Day under the leadership of Chief Commissioner CGST, Sungita Sharma, at 16 locations covering Mumbai City, Suburban area, Navi Mumbai and also far-flung places such as Boisar and Vasai, thereby covering a tax base of around 3 lakh assessees, said a Press communication from the Ministry of Finance.
The Chief Commissioner also visited the locations to interact with taxpayers and Departmental Officers to assess the success of the outreach program.
This step is in line with Government’s policy to make the tax administration more tax payer friendly and make tax returns simple and transparent, said the Ministry.
All 11 Tax Payer Services Commissionerates of the zone conducted workshops, facilitating direct interaction of chartered accountants, tax practitioners and tax payers with Departmental Officers. Special facilities were made in every Commissionerate to provide 10-15 computers and laptops for real-time hands-on experience.
This interactive exercise provided first-hand experience to participants and also helped the department to gather valuable feedback, which will further improve and make the New Return System more user-friendly, said the Ministry.
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