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Anti-profiteering authority formed to facilitate consumers in state
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 May 2018
The Commercial Tax Department has established an anti-profiteering authority for consumers to take advantage of reduction in tax rates in the goods and services tax (GST) and for effective action on complaints. The information regarding the formation of the Authority has been made available to all commercial tax offices in the state.
The departmental work process has been computerized to facilitate the professional tax payers of the state. Under Ease-of-Doing, the Commercial Tax Department has made facilities of online registration, e-return filing, e-payment and downloading of various forms available for the professional tax-payers.
Since the implementation of the new tax system of GST from July 1, 2017 in state, about 2 lakh 66 thousand 744 tax payers out of traders registered earlier in state have been migrated in GST. About 1200 workshops have been organized in the state by the Commercial Tax Department to save professional tax payers from the problems of GST.
With the aim of providing the facility of self-assessment tax to registered traders of the state nearly 2 lakh 80 thousand cases out of 6 lakh 10 thousand cases related to the period of year 2015-16 were resolved by the department. The Tax Audit Wing working in the state has conducted audit of 541 traders last year and have got nearly Rs 5 crores deposited
Tax assessment rights
The work of tax assessment of traders with Rs one crore annual turnover is being done by assistant commercial tax officers, traders with Rs 15 crore annual turnover is being done by Commercial Tax officers and up to Rs 50 crore annual turnover is being done by assistant commissioner. Divisional commissioners have been authorized to assess tax of traders with more than Rs 50 crore annual turnover.
Over 2 Lakh Consumers Linked to Samadhan Yojana in State
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 May, 2017
A total of 2 lakh 48 thousand 242 consumers have been linked to the Samadhan Yojana being implemented to benefit the consumers by the East, Central and West Power Distribution Companies of Madhya Pradesh. These low tension domestic connection consumers include 2 lakh 05 thousand 306 people living below poverty line and 7 thousand 587 consumers dwelling in slums of urban areas. The second category comprises of 35 thousand 349 consumers of normal low tension domestic connections. A sum of Rs. 102 crore 72 lakh and 79 thousand has been received from the consumers included in the scheme. As per the scheme's condition, an exemption of Rs. 57 crore 07 lakh and 47 thousand was provided to the consumers and a surcharge amount of Rs. 21 crore 13 lakh 01 thousand has been waived off.
A total of 84 thousand 320 consumers of Jabalpur, Sagar and Rewa Area of West Region Power Distribution Company have availed benefit of this scheme. These consumers comprises 60 thousand 284 people living below poverty line and low tension domestic consumers dwelling in notified slums of urban areas. Moreover, 24 thousand 036 other low tension domestic consumers have been included in the scheme.
Similarly, 19 thousand 886 consumers of Central Power Distribution Company have availed benefit of the schemes in Bhopal and Gwalior region. Under this 16 thousand 09 consumers living below poverty line and people dwelling in notified slums of urban areas. Beside this, there are other 3 thousand 877 low tension domestic consumers have been included in the scheme.
Moreover, One lakh 44 thousand 036 consumers of West Region Power Distribution Company of Indore and Ujjain have derived benefit from the scheme, including One lakh 36 thousand 600 low tension domestic consumers living below poverty line and people dwelling in slums of urban areas. Also, other 7 thousand 436 low tension domestic consumers have been benefited under the scheme.