Government extends deadline for registering on GST portal

The Delhi government is now preparing to bring out an advertisement to announce extension of the deadline for enrolment till March 15. The earlier deadline was December 31.

The state government is clear that those who do not register by the extended deadline will not be considered for any of the tax payment related benefits given to dealers by the VAT department from thereon.

During enrollment, the VAT department found that in around 50,000 cases dealers could not complete their applications as their PAN card details did not match the ones registered with them.

The dealers who choose not to get enrolled on the GST portal will come under the scanner of the VAT department which plans to begin the exercise of pruning the list of registered dealers for weeding out any possibility of bogus dealers or those whose registration may have been cancelled.

 The GST portal seeks to empower the dealers with a complete online experience with no manual interface.

Once GST comes into effect, VAT will cease to exist except in the case of liquor and five petroleum products, including diesel and petrol. Luxury tax and entertainment tax will be merged under GST. The excise on liquor will continue, along with VAT, even after GST rollout.

Source – Times of India