'Bengal will be best state in GST administration'
The Chief Commissioner of Service Tax, Kolkata Zone S K Panda on Friday said Bengal will be the best state across the country for GST administration. The state is now the most prepared for adapting to GST among all other states in the country as most of the businessmen, organisations and forums have already migrated to the new system, Panda said while talking to Millennium Post. The Chief Commissioner of Service Tax also said that there is no doubt that GST will be rolled out from July 1 as his office is completely prepared.
"Bengal will play the most important role in GST. It will be the best state across the country for GST administration. We can see that the most of assesses have migrated to the new system. We are completely ready," Panda said at the sideline of Seminar on GST organised by The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Chief Commissioner of Service Tax mentioned that they have received a great response from the businessmen. "The businessmen have been waiting for it since the last 10-15 years. Now they are saying that this is a great reform and we should bring it in as soon as possible," he added.
However, it may be mentioned that Bengal has achieved the highest enrolment percentage, which is 91 per cent in GST through the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBSC).
Dual GST in India will consist of Central GST (CGST) and State GST (SGST). In place of Central Sales Tax (CST), there will be IGST which will be known as Integrated Tax.
The Central government organised GST Mobile Van, GST Walkathon, GST Morning Walk seminars and many other such programs. Tax officers said that a GST Motorbike Rally is also being planned in the city and it is advisable for the businesses to share their mobile numbers at the time of registration.