The revenue department said that 60.5 lakh entities have enrolled themselves with the GSTN system and for the remaining tax payers it will reopen for 15 days from June 1. The process to enrol taxpayers on the GSTN portal was suspended on April 30. The government intends to roll out the Goods and Services Tax from July 1. “As on April 30 2017, when Phase-1 of enrolment was closed, 60.5 lakh taxpayers out of 84 lakh had enrolled.
The enrolment window will be re-opened for 15 days from 1st June, 2017 to give another opportunity to taxpayers to enrol,” an official statement said. At a review meeting of IT Preparedness for GST System at GSTN office, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia expressed satisfaction with the preparation for the roll-out of GST. He reviewed the progress on enrolment of existing taxpayers. Adhia was also briefed about the software system being developed for GST, training of tax officials and outreach program being undertaken by Tax Departments across the nation. Out of 62,937 tax officials, 24,668 tax officials have been given hands-on training on the application software on live system while the remaining officials will be trained by June 15, it said. The training is being conducted on Registration, Returns and Payment Modules developed by GSTN, it said, adding GSTN is also conducting a pilot on GST System Software from May 2 to May, 16 where 3,200 taxpayers drawn from each State/UT and Centre will be participating.
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