Training programme on "Services" under Goods and Service Tax
SHIMLA-----Principal Secretary Excise and Taxation Sanjay Kundu inaugurated the training programme on "Services" under Goods and Service Tax at Excise and Taxation headquarters today. The training is being organised for Additional Commissioners, Joint Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners, Assistant Commissioners and Assistant State Taxes and Excise Officers and officers from BBN Baddi, Shimla, Solan Sirmaur and Kinnaur on 12th,13th February and 18th and 19th February, 2020. Keshav R Garg, CA is faculty for this training programme.
Sanjay Kundu said that the training is being conducted to cope up with the challenge and understand the finer points involved in service industry. He said that the officers dealing with goods industry would now be required to assess the service industry as well. He said that with this training, it is expected that the officers would be able to understand the point of taxation, place of supply, time of supply and identify tax leakages in respect of service industry.
He informed that a major share of revenue under GST was being received from the service sector in Himachal Pradesh. He stressed on the need for such training, in order to make the officers better equipped and aware about the points related to taxation of services under GST. He advised the tax officers to concentrate on implementation and enforcement of GST in different sectors especially works contract, mining, hospitality industry and transport. He also emphasised on the need to enforce the issuance of bills by taxpayers to customers on sales above Rs 200.
He expressed satisfaction at the current performance of the Department especially the work done by the South Enforcement Zone and said that there was always room for better work. He also informed that the vision of Department in the longer run was to equip its younger officers, by giving them specialised training so that they could become master trainers and asset for the Department.
The Commissioner State Taxes and Excise, Dr Ajay Sharma informed the participants that as per directions given by Jai Ram Thakur, Chief Minister of state, training on "services" under GST had commenced starting from today and many more such trainings would be imparted to the officers in the future.
Deputy Commissioner , State Taxes and Excise, BBN Baddi Varun Katoch said that it was a good initiative to impart this training as it would broaden the understanding of the officers and help in garnering more revenue for the State.
Deputy Commissioner State Taxes and Excise, Solan Himanshu Panwar, expressed that this training was much needed and would hone the skills of the officers with respect to GST implication on services. This would have a long term impact on revenue being contributed by the service sector
Deputy Commissioner State Taxes and Excise, Shimla Tashi Katoch opined that this training would provide useful information and clarity to the officers on taxation issues related to the service sector.
The training will conclude on 19th February 2020.