Vastly against the declared spirit of GST as Good & Simple Tax, the GST has become a “colonial taxation system” quite away from the ground certainties of the business conducted in India. In this article, we will discuss on how GST has Become Colonial Taxation System in India.
GST has Become Colonial Taxation System
The GST Portal has introduced numerous recent amendments and introduction of Rules under GST has made the taxations system much entangled and put much compliance burden on the traders, which is also against the conception of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for bringing ease of doing business-said the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT). The CAIT has sought an appointment with the Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sithraman to talk with the current situation of GST.
CAIT National President Mr B.C.Bhartia and Secretary General Mr Praveen Khandelwal explained that even after about 4 years of GST implementation in India, the GST portal is still struggling with many challenges. The rules are amended but the portal neglects to update with asserted amendments timely. So far no National Appellate Tribunal has been composed.
No Central Advance Ruling Authority has been constituted lending a free hand to States to interpret the law in their own way distorting the fundamentals of “One Nation-One Tax”. The GST Authorities are more eager in GST compliances but never thought that a large chunk of merchants in the country are yet to adopt computerisation in their existing business.
Further Clarification by CAIT
According to the CAIT recent Rule, the GST Authorities have thrown all canons of natural justice by authorizing the Authorities to GST Cancellation of any trader without giving him any notice or an opportunity of hearing.
Unfettered and random powers are given to officers without realising the abuse of such powers which may lead to corruption. The GST law has been vastly distorted by the Authorities which is apparent from the fact that since the date of GST implementation till 31st December, 20.
CAIT officials also confessed that they wish to resolve these issues by way of dialogue with the Finance Minister. As they are more inclined to join hands with the Government in widening the tax base, increase in revenue but with simplification and rationalisation of the tax structure.
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