Tamil Nadu: Complaint cell formed to keep a tab on overcharging of GST

"If anybody charges levies beyond GST, stern action will be taken against them," Finance Minister D Jayakumar told. He said action will also be taken if additional rates were charged for commodities exempted from the GST.

By: PTI | Chennai | Published:July 3, 2017 6:18 pm
gst, gst charge, gst tamil nadu, gst cinema theaters, gst overcharge, gst slab, gst rate,  gst committee, gst rollout, goods and service tax The government also warned of “stern action” against those charging rates beyond the stipulated GST.

The Tamil Nadu government on Monday said a cell has been formed to redress the grievances of the public following the implementation of Goods and Services Tax, as it faced complaints of overcharging. It also warned of “stern action” against those charging rates beyond the stipulated GST.

“If anybody charges levies beyond GST, stern action will be taken against them,” Finance Minister D Jayakumar told reporters in Chennai. He said action will also be taken if additional rates were charged for commodities exempted from the GST. “A complaint cell has been formed with state Commercial Taxes department for this purpose and people can inform the government on any GST related issues in this regard,” he said. Jayakumar also sought people’s cooperation to tide over any such problems.

In reply to a query on the strike called by Tamil Nadu Theatre Owners’ Association that has led to the closure of over 1,000 cinema halls all over the state, he said discussions were being held to sort out the issue. “The tax of 30 per cent is in addition to the GST Tax rates, theatres are shut due to our inability to pay taxes,” Tamil Nadu Theatre Owners and Distributors Association President, Abhirami Ramanathan said. He said the association was awaiting a response from the state government.

The GST, which came into effect from last Saturday, 18 per cent has been fixed for tickets below Rs 100 and 28 per cent for tickets above Rs 100. It may be recalled that senior Congress leader P Chidambaram had criticised the GST in its present form saying it has many “defects” and that its implications will be known only in “due course.”

DMK working president M K Stalin had said his party has been maintaining that traders should be given time to switch over to GST and talks must be held with them. Based on their feedback, appropriate steps should be taken by the government and “whatever needs to be done should be done and we will welcome it,” he said.

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    gaurav varshney
    Jul 12, 2017 at 12:19 pm
    I have visited iskcon temple Chennai restaurant (Iskcon S.S). On 11/07/2017 and after having snake i got bill (Bill no 604 dt 11/07/2017 time 19:03 PM) And there is remarks mention in bottom side of bill GST charge 12 (SGST and CGST) but GST and HSN no not mention in bill no (I have hard copy of bill with me) When I ask about this .they have started misbehave with me, they are charges CGST and SGST. this is an open restaurant (Non AC) inside the temple. I want to know about how much GST is applicable in Open restaurant Please look in to and do the needful. Regards, Gaurav Varshney
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    Dr.S. Nanjundan
    Jul 3, 2017 at 7:13 pm
    Krishna Cafe, Kotturpuram has been selling meals tokens at Rs75 per meals till 30th June,but no price is printed on it. From 1st July onwards they are collecting Rs 84 without any reciept showing GST. When many people complain ed that it was wrong to collect GST without proper bill they gave a lame excuse that they have already printed lots of meals tokens. When told that it was wrong to collect GST with out proper reciept they are just silent. They may be evading tax after illegally collecting the same from the customers.
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