Finance Ministry set to simplify GST profiteering complaint form

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GSTMinistry of Finance is all set to simplify the form meant for the consumers willing to file complaints against businesses not sharing the benefit of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

The ministry is planning to make the form more customer friendly and simpler.

The standing committee and screening committee have received more than 170 complaints by the consumers against businesses for transferring the benefits of tax rate reduction since the rolling out of GST from July 1.

Despite being a single page document, the profiteering complaint form comprises of 44 columns asking the consumers to feed in the details. Half of the columns in the form are mandatory.

The decision of simplifying the form comes in wake of the complaints received pertaining to the complexity of the form.

“A simplified form is on the anvil so that even a common man can apply without the help of an accountant. No complex details would be sought,” said an official from the Ministry of Finance.

The existing form allows the consumer to mention the actual price or value charged per unit pre-GST and the same post GST. The consumer is also asked to feed in the total tax per unit and the reduction in tax amount after the implementation of GST.

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