Have you been paying GST without taking note of the GST number on the invoice? Many consumers have been uploading pictures of their bills on the social media, showing how they were charged Central and state GSTs by shops which do not have a valid GST number. This seems to be a novel way to extort money from hapless consumers.
In one incident, a consumer, chartered accountant by profession, refused to cave in and demanded the GST number which the eatery could not furnish.
Officials from the state commercial tax department categorically stated only registered firms under the GST regime can add the tax to the bill.
The GST registration is mandatory for shops with an annual turnover of Rs 20 lakh or those firms which have inter-state businesses. Minor eateries and firms are left out of the GST ambit.
The authorities said they have not received any complaint from consumers so far. They, however, did not rule out the possibility of cheating.
“Minor hotels are yet to come under GST. But in future, they also may be included. Right now, our focus is on major companies and dealers,” said Mr Somesh Kumar C., secretary, state commercial tax department.
Chartered accountants add that if eateries charge more they would come under the GST radar of the soon. “Consumers must look for the GSTIN number in the bill,” said chartered accountant P. K. Singh, who has authored a book on GST.
Many shops with an annual turnover of Rs 20 lakh are yet to comply with the new tax regime in the state.
Even local dhaba waala near my place is also charging 5% GST on food, His annual sales are well over an Crore. I'm sure he's issuing fake bills...... But when I checked his GSTIN, Its genuine.Okay, how hard is it to put a fake GST number on a food invoice? It's not like the end consumer would be claiming tax credit.
Whaaaaa...I wonder if the puja performing pundits come under GST. They charge upwards of 20k per visit and go to 3-4 places in a day. So many holidays and events in a year. Those guys probably earn above 20L a year.
GST rates on Cars..
Assuming you use a car for 10 years.. Its comes around Rs 40,000/year. Bakri-id for the Middle class.
Yep.. Taxes on Imported cars can be called "Dacoity"Heh this is nothing compared to the fleecing one has to go through for a CBU. A friend recently got an XC90 and we calculated that of the 98L OTR price, 4 out of every 5 rupees goes to the government. The rate of tax on CBUs is close to 400% when one includes GST, Import Duty and Road Tax. Beat that!