Traders find problems in shifting to GST
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, July 5: Since the implementation of goods and service tax (GST), traders are a confused lot. Most of them are not aware of their migration from the former tax regimes to GST. Late arrival of officials concerned created problems for them.
Traders of Beltola, Basistha and Khapara are thronging the office of GST located at Housefed in the city. Taking everybody by surprise, the officials who are supposed to be present at office to address queries related to GST were not in the office till late hours of the day. “I’m yet to have migrated to GST regime. It’s already late in my case and upon arriving here I’ve found that the officials haven’t reached the office. I’m also not fully aware of GST. I’ve bought all the papers of my shop along with me,” Dhanjit Kalita, a trader, said. The act of the officials contradicts what GST Commissioner of Guwahati Binuy Kumar Paul said. He stated at a press meet recently that the officials at GST offices were committed to 24/7 services for the traders. He also stated that a helpline would be set up to help out the traders in so far as queries related to GST are concerned.