GST Seva Kendra helping India to become GST Compliant

Prakash Matre
Prakash Matre at July 26, 2022

Since the implementation of GST in India, the government has set up more than 8000 GST Seva Kendras. So, in this article, we will dive into the depth of these GST Seva Kendras:

1. What is GST Seva Kendra?

In 2017 Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) formerly known as CBEC, introduced the GST facilitation center known as GST Seva Kendra. These Kendras helps individuals and enterprises to obtain GST registration and stay GST Compliant after registering. Moreover, any taxpayer can reach out to these GST Seva Kendras in case if they have any doubts.

2. Need of GST Seva Kendra

Today, where most of the enterprises and individuals are registered under GST, GST Seva Kendras are actively listening and resolving the GST-related queries such as GST registration, GST return filing and so forth.

3. Services are given at a GST Seva Kendra?

GST Seva Kendras provide the following services:

  • Assists taxpayers to understand the basics of GST such as legal provisions, procedures, and documents in GST laws
  • Helping individuals in obtaining GST registrations
  • Providing solutions to the GST related queries

Through GST Seva Kendras, the government has been consistently trying to understand the area of difficulties with the current GST compliance so that they can ease the GST procedures.

4. Where to find a GST Seva Kendra?

Over 8,000 GST Seva Kendras are opened by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) across all districts in India. These GST Seva Kendras are set up by the government keeping up distance and connectivity in mind so that the taxpayer can easily The offices are set up based on range and division and therefore a taxpayer can connect with the nearest GST Seva Kendra.

The number of GST Seva Kendras is quite assuring in cities such as Delhi (202), Mumbai (194) and Banglore (178). However, GSPs like Masters India also has GST Suvidha Kendras that you can locate easily nearby.

5. Why should you choose GST Seva Kendra?

GST Seva Kendras are established in India by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) with the help of the Ministry of Finance and Department of Revenue to guide taxpayers relating to the various GTS Provisions. Moreover, GST Seva Kendra is managed by the well-trained officers who work closely with high functionaries of the above-mentioned departments.

6. Assistance Provided by GST Seva Kendra

GST Seva Kendra provides basic knowledge about the following things:

  • Registration of taxpayer under GST
  • GST Rates including IGST, CGST and UTGST/SGST
  • Scope of supply
  • Composition scheme
  • Input Tax Credit (ITC) under GST
  • GST Payments
  • GST Returns
  • GST Rules regarding SEZs (Special Economic Zones) or EOUs (Export Oriented Units)
  • HSN/SAC Code
  • Import and Export under GST
  • e-Way Bill under GST
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