New Delhi, February 24: In order to facilitate the smooth transition to the new indirect tax regime for taxpayers on Thursday the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) launched a Goods and Services Tax (GST) application. This app aims to help taxpayers and address their concerns about new tax systems.This application will help taxpayers in the migration to GST, which will provide the toll free numbers and videos along with reading material on GST to putting up draft laws and rules. The application of CBEC GST aims to help taxpayers and address their concerns about the new indirect tax regime. The government aims to implement GST from 1 July and is looking to maximize awareness about this new tax that aims to unite the country into a common market by removing barriers across states.
The app is currently available on the Google Playstore, addresses queries on the process of migration to GST, the steps to be followed to apply for migration, the intimation of registration completion for existing service tax and excise assesses as well as the laws governing the transition.
It also has a set of frequently asked questions for businesses to address their concerns on registration, payment of tax, valuation, input tax credit, refunds, appeal forum and search and seizures. The app also has the copies of the draft laws and rules being debated upon by the GST council. It has a toll free helpline number and an email ID for taxpayers looking to seek clarifications.