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Migration to GST urged, help desk operating in Central Excise offices throughout state

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Commissioner of Central Excise, Kolkata Zone appealed to all existing central excise/service tax assessees to migrate to Goods and Services Tax (GST) system at the earliest.

As part of the efforts to ensure implementation of the GST, the CBEC has taken steps to ensure migration of taxpayers to the new system in a simple, user-friendly and smooth manner, said, Mr Sharma. However, if they have already initiated the process of migration to GST, they will not need to re-register, he added.Speaking on the occasion, Commissioner of Central Excise B K Mallick, requested to the members of the trade and industry and their different associations to be partners in this endeavour and extend their wholehearted support for achieving the objective.CBSE Kolkata Zone has been organising a number of seminars and awareness programmes in different parts of the state to assist tax assessees in migrating to the new GST system. Various kiosks, manned with the dedicated and knowledgeable officers of the department, have been positioned in various places to assist the existing assessees who are yet to migrate and who have been facing difficulties during migration procedure.

The department has also opened GST Migration Seva Desk at Kendiya Utpad Shulk Bhavan, and has allocated a dedicated number (033-24427041), whereby queries from the assessees are being received and resolved. Other commissionrates have also opened similar Migration Seva Desks for the benefit of the trade and industry.Chief Commissioner, Service Tax, Kolkata Zone S K Panda, State Commissioner of VAT Smriti Mahapatra, General Manager RBI Dimple Bhandia, Commissioner of Central Excise BK Mallick, Chairman of CII, Eastern Region Umesh Chaudhury were also present among others on the occasion.

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