Overview The Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) and the GST Compensation Act has come into force from 1st July 2017. Becoming GST compliant and getting a GST registration number (GSTIN) will likely go down in history as one of the most complicated online registration processes! When even accountants and tax practitioners are having difficulties in understanding the online application for GST registration, how are simple truck owners, retail shop owners and traders expected to make their way through the complicated maze? Finally, the Government has realized this and has scheduled what it calls "GST Ki Master Class" (a master class of GST) for all to learn the nitty-gritty details. Let's hope this online class does provide some clarity rather than adding to the confusion.
GST Master Class Details
Schedule of the Telecasts The telecasts will be bi-lingual, in both Hindi and English, on different days. Each session is of one hour duration and will cover different aspects of GST as mentioned below:
Telecast in Hindi
Telecast in English
[Reference for schedule: Hindustan Times, Mumbai edition, 6th July 2017, page 19.]
Outreach programs and Help The Government has stated that Outreach programs are also being organized by each Customs House for the benefit of importers, exporters, custom brokers, freight forwarders and other stakeholders.
For any help and clarifications you can contact the local Customs Houses and visit a GST Seva Kendra. You can also refer to the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) and GST-awareness links provided at these online portals:
Tweet at @askGST_GOI for any GST related query #AskAdhia
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