For all the controversy it has generated, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is here to stay.
To make it easy for businesses, especially small and medium businesses, various steps have been taken by the government to increase awareness about its features, including:
In his written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on Friday, Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla said, “While planning the aforesaid outreach activities, care was taken to specifically address the needs and concerns of the unorganised sector.”Helpline services have been provided by the government to address the queries related to functioning of GST.
Taxpayers can call on toll free number 1800-1200-232 or send email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The helpdesk of Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) can be reached either by calling on 0120–4888999 or through grievance redressal portal at https://selfservice.gstsystem.in.