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GST Evasion of Rs. 24010 Crore detected during special GST drive

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GST Evasion of Rs. 24010 Crore detected during special GST drive

GST Evasion of Rs. 24010 Crore detected throughout particular GST drive

The Ministry of Finance Smt Nirmala Sitharaman in a written reply to a query requested in Rajya Sabha,” GST Evasion of Rs. 24010 Crore detected throughout particular GST drive”.

Smt. Mausam Noor requested these questions:

Will the Minister of FINANCE be happy to state:

a) the variety of entities recognized as having faux registrations , and complete quantity of evasion detected (by way of worth) in the course of the particular drive towards faux GST registrations performed by CBIC from Might to July 2023;

b) whether or not Authorities has taken measures to make sure authentic taxpayers, particularly small and medium sellers, should not adversely affected throughout this drive;

c) in that case , the small print thereof;

d) whether or not Authorities has thought of the challenges confronted by e-commerce enterprises in acquiring GST Registrations, particularly working in digital areas; and

e) whether or not Authorities is planning to implement any modifications within the GST registration course of?

The Minister of Finance replied:

(a) A complete of 21791 entities (11392 entities pertaining to State tax jurisdiction and 10399 entities pertaining to CBIC jurisdiction) having GST registration have been found to be nonexistent. An quantity of Rs. 24010 Crore (State – Rs.8805 Crore + Centre-Rs. 15205 Crore) of suspected tax evasion was detected in the course of the particular drive.

(b and c) Sure, to safeguard the curiosity of sincere taxpayers and keep away from excessive hardship to taxpayers, directions have been issued once in a while directing officers to train due warning and care in train of powers akin to summons, provisional attachment of property, blocking of tax credit score and so on.

(d and e): Contemplating the particular nature of e-Commerce operators, a simplified process for registration of e-Commerce operators has already been notified. It gives that when an ecommerce operator applies for registration in a specific State or Union Territory the place he doesn’t have a bodily presence, he can apply for registration by giving particulars of the principal office positioned in one other State or Union Territory. Additional, the next amendments have been made in GST Guidelines to strengthen the registration course of:

i. Biometric-based Aadhaar authentication can be completed for candidates searching for GST registration who’ve opted for authentication of Aadhaar quantity and have been recognized as excessive danger, together with the verification of the unique copy of the paperwork uploaded with the appliance at one of many Facilitation Centres notified for the aim. A Pilot mission for this was launched within the State of Gujarat. Additional, in July 2023, the mentioned Pilot mission has been prolonged to the State of Puducherry and in November, 2023, prolonged to the State of Andhra Pradesh.

ii. Particulars of checking account, in title and PAN of the registered particular person, is required to be furnished inside 30 days of grant of registration or earlier than submitting of assertion of outward provide, whichever is earlier. The registration in respect of such registered individuals who don’t furnish the small print of legitimate checking account inside the time interval prescribed can be suspended routinely by the system. Nevertheless, upon compliance with this provision subsequently, by the registered individuals such system primarily based suspension can be routinely revoked by the system.

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