KULGAM: A day-long seminar-cum-orientation programme on GST (Good and Services Tax) was held on Thursday in the meeting hall of DC office, Kulgam. The programme was inaugurated by District Development Commissioner Kulgam Talat Parvez Rohella. Commercial Taxes Department in collaboration with NIC (National Informatics Centre) Kulgam organised the programme, an official press release read.
Traders, owners of SSI (Small Scale Industries) units, shop keepers and officials concerned with commercial tax activities participated in the programme.
Deputy Commissioner Commercial Taxes Stamps Kashmir, Ulfat Jabeen in her inaugural address on ‘GST and its scope’ said that GST would be a game changer and both businessmen and consumers are beneficiaries.
According to the press note, Deputy Commissioner Talat Parvez Rohella said that district administration Kulgam would provide every possible help to tax payers for their smooth enrolment to GSTN maintaining that internet connectivity will not be an issue for migration to GST. He said district administration will support the commercial taxes department to organise similar Awareness programmes on GST in other towns and remote areas of district also.
CTO (Commercial Taxes Officer) Anantnag Hamid Ganai highlighted the advantages of GST and stated that 90% dealers of circle first of Anantnag to Kulgam have received the provisional ID’s for enrolment to GSTN. To aware the dealers and tax payers in the new tax regime, a detailed presentation on registration of tax , returns, payments in GST and transnational issues in GST regime was delivered by commercial taxes officers Hamid Ganai and Reyaz Ahmad Wani, the press note added.
The programme concluded with a question-answer session in which queries raised by traders were answered.