Posted 15 Jul 2017 12:06 PM

In order to properly execute GST in the state, the Jammu and Kashmir Govt has decided to shelter the interests of traders and consumers altogether by incorporating a Consumer Welfare Board, which will contain maximum details for the traders inclusive of the income slab which is essential for registration.
Govt has even setup different authorities for each officer depending on the seizure, search and arrest of the non-payer, along with anti-profiteering measures.
The Board comprises of five sections of officers for the execution of GST in J&K. Namely, Deputy Commissioners of State Tax, Assistant Commissioners of State Tax, State Tax Officers, Chief Commissioner/ Commissioner of State Tax and Additional Commissioners of State Tax
All the officers will be assigned with different responsibilities which start from the Commissioner who will look over the administration of the entire State; the Special Commissioners/Additional Commissioners will have the authority to cover all the areas assigned to him by the Commissioner. The rest of the officer which is not below the post of Additional Commissioner will be dedicated to search, seize and inspect the defaulter.
The Commissioner even has the authorization to arrest the non-payer, or he may assign any other officer to perform this task.
The government will be suggesting Anti-profiteering measures under GST. J&K GST will be applicable for all the intra-state supplies of Goods and services exempting the supply of Liquor for human utilization, but not more than 20%.
The implication of the State tax will be effective from the date notifies by the Govt on the products like diesel, natural gas, petroleum crude, aviation turbine fuel.
12 categories of people have to accept mandatory registration. Which include casual taxable persons making taxable supply, inter-State taxable supply, person liable for paying tax under reverse charge, non-resident person making taxable supplies, person doing taxable supplies himself or on behalf of someone, supply of online information or accessing database, input service distributor, electronic commerce operator, and all those who are mentioned by the Govt’s recommendation.
The Govt will also create a Consumer welfare Fund which will be used for the welfare of the consumers.
We are heading towards a new revolution; let’s hope that the Govt’s practices will be beneficial for the consumer. Everything need some time to settle down and will prove to be victorious in the long run. Let’s hope the same for GST.

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