GST returns: Govt may block e-way bills of defaulters
Feb 1: Hundreds of traders are staring
at bleak future as Jammu and Kashmir government is all set to block their e-way
bills for failing to submit GST returns in the Union Territory.
than 40 per cent of the valley traders have failed to submit their GST returns
State taxes Department PK Bhat told The Kashmir Monitor that so far the
department has realized 65 per cent of the GST in the union territory.
said 58 per cent of the traders filed their GST returns in Kashmir region so
process of submitting GST returns is currently undergoing especially after
government set up many internet facilitation kiosks across the valley. There
are 42 per cent traders who haven’t still filed their GST returns in Kashmir,”
State taxes Department said e-way bills and GSTN portals of the traders might
be blocked if they fail to submit their returns in a stipulated time frame.
system automatically detects the defaulters and blocks their e-way bills and
accounts. However the submission of GST returns has intensified this month
compared to December 2019 when the realization was merely six per cent,” he
said the realization of GST was higher in Jammu region where the high speed
broadband internet facility is available for traders. “In Kashmir, internet
facility set up by the government is not enough compared to Jammu,” they said.
Sources said slump in business is also the
reason for the delay in the submission of GST returns by the traders. “Most of
the traders complain that their business returns have fallen after abrogation
of article 370,” they said.
July last year, business community has not been able to file GST returns as
government blocked mobile and broadband internet services post abrogation of
Article 370 on August 5. The low speed 2G mobile internet was resumed in the
valley on January 25.
year government extended deadline for GST filing thrice between August 5 and
Chamber of Commerce and Industries said the businesses losses and prolonged
internet shutdown has crippled the income for majority of the business
losses have piled up to over Rs 18000 crores and businessmen are not in a
position to expand their businesses. It will take a lot of time to recover from
the losses and the government should extend deadline for filing of GST
returns,” said KCCI president Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad.