GSP “Toll Booths” on GST Highway

The rolling out of GST since July has created more confusion than ever for taxpayers and tax practitioners as software providers are blaming GSTN is not ready and GSP are unclear of their service charged rates to taxpayer/practitioners direct or indirect via ASP software providers.

As the first filing was due on 20th August, when understandably no GSP or ASP was able to assist the taxpayers to prepare and submit GST returns online. It was speculated that the first few month filings can only be done manually via GSTN direct or worse paper forms which really derail the digital concept and disallowing for data matching and reconciliation of the reports. For how long or until GSTN is ready with digital service, the process of filing GST Return is a myth to tax payers and their advisers, which can then translate to non-compliance if not carefully considered.

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