SPEAKING at the ICAI Bhawan, Mukul Patil, Joint Commissioner of Central GST, congratulated the Nagpur Branch of WIRC of ICAI for conducting seven days refresher course on GST for updating the knowledge of members about the basics and frequent changes in the law and still changing after implementation of GST since July 1, 2017.
“Updation of amendments in GST law is must,” he pointed out.
CA Satish Sarda, CA Ritesh Mehta, CA Kirit Kalyani, Suresh Rayulu, Mukul Patil, Joint Commissionar of CGST, CA Suren Duragkar, Chairman Nagpur Branch, CA Sanjay M Agrawal, CA Abhijit Kelkar, Regional Council Member, CA Preetam Batra, CA Harish Rangwani, CA Hemant Rajandekar, CA Akshay Gulhane, CA Saket Bagdia, Secretary, CA RenukaBorole and CA Jai Poptani at the programme.
Furthermore, he praised the Nagpur Branch of ICAI which appraises its members regularly by organising various seminars, workshops and conferences to update and clear the doubts of members related to latest amendments and case laws. Patil pointed out that GST Council is continuously striving to make GST compliances easier for the taxpayers. He said that the Government is considering every suggestion given by the trade and industry and acting thereon changing the law provisions from time to time for the benefit of trade and industry. “There have also been a lot of GST rate deductions”, he said.
Joint Commissioner guided the members present on the recent major changes in GST law. He along with Suresh Rayulu, Superintendent of CGST solved many issues of the members present and cleared their doubts. He said, “CAs as financial consultants should advice their clients to file GST returns in time”. On departmental front, he mentioned about fast refund processes and the changing role of Department as law facilitator.
The department has directorate of tax payer’s services and officers have been appointed to serve the nation in a better way and to solve the problems of taxpayers on an early basis.
Patil also touched upon the new GST forms introduced for filing GST Returns and urged that taxpayers should file these new returns and suggest changes / problems faced in its implementation. Joint Commissioner also appealed to members present to avail benefit of extremely beneficial ‘Sabka Vishwas (Legacy) Dispute Resolution Scheme’ available up to December 31, 2019 only.
On the occasion, Regional Council Member CA Abhijit Kelkar appreciated the work and efforts of Nagpur Branch.
He motivated the members to use technical tools in the GST work. He also requested the members for proper use of documentation and highlighted the importance of CAs in the road map of Goods and Services Tax.
Chairman of Nagpur Branch of ICAI CA Suren Duragkar informed the members about the various steps being taken by the Nagpur Branch of ICAI for GST awareness from time to time.
He congratulated the Super 31 participants of the GST intensive course and extend his gratitude towards departments officials and all the faculties/panelists for the said course.
The programme was deliberated by panel speakers CA Satish Sarda, CA Ritesh Mehta, CA Jai Poptani, CA Preetam Batra, CA Kunal Budhraja, CA Renuka Borole, CA Ashish Mundada and CA Hemant Rajandekar on various topics of GST.
The programme was co-ordinated by Secretary CA Saket Bagdia and the technical session was co-ordinated by Executive Committee Member CA Harish Rangwani. The formal vote of thanks was proposed by Vice Chairman CA Kirit Kalyani.
On the occasion, present were CA Sanjay Agrawal, CA Jiten Saglani, CA Akshay Gulhane and a large number of members .