Extend GST waiver cut-off date to June 2021: KTA
â€˜Government should resolve the grievances of transportersâ€™
Post by on Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Srinagar, Feb 23: The President of the Kashmir Trade Alliance, Aijaz Shahdhar in a press statement has expressed dismay at what he called the Government's â€œdiscriminatory approach towards business fraternity,â€ demanding extension of the GST waiver till June 2021.
â€œIt is common knowledge that the pandemic has brought the day to day businesses and economic activities to a grinding halt in Kashmir. Because of the successive lockdowns and curbs on the internet, the traders could not avail the amnesty, announced until the cut-off date of October 2020, on their GST returns and could not file their GSTR 3B and annual returns either.
We therefore reiterate our demand of extending the cut-off date for the waiver up to June, 2021. We also request the GST Council to waive off the late fee for all pending returns. This will give a breather to the business fraternity in these hard times,â€ he said.
Meanwhile, reacting to the strike by the transporters in Kashmir, Shahdhar said that the government should resolve the issue with the transporters in a spirit of mutual understanding and respect. â€œWe request the administration to resolve the grievances of the transporters, so that the people do not have to face any hardship,â€ he added.