Monday, September 27, 2021

CS reviews Commercial Tax matters, orders disposal of pending issues

Ranchi, Sept. 5: Chief Secretary Raj Bala Verma said that slackness in revenue collection will not be tolerated.

She directed the Commercial Tax Department to coordinate with AG, sort out pending issues of audit objection and run a special recovery drive in ten days. She said the recoverable issues should be enlisted and notice in tenable matters should be issued.

Verma said that defaulters of Rs 25 lac or more should be targeted. A list should be prepared of the traders who despite getting registered are not filing return. Moreover, unregistered dealers should be registered.

She said that revenue is not collected as targeted and only 80 per cent revenue could be collected against the target last month. She said that target should be achieved in September. Against 1.37 lac registered dealers, only 37,000 are filing return.

Directing to Target 35 per cent increase in revenue collection, she said that Joint Commercial Commissioners will inspect it circle wise. After the review, they will report the headquarters with their suggestions every month.

She directed the commercial tax department that the pending issues with the court without a stay order should be enlisted and considered for recovery.

Approximately Rs 2300 crore commercial tax issues are pending. She also directed to collect and prepare state-wise packet along with DVDs of the districts which have not sent C-form so that commercial tax related with concerned states can be identified. Dealers who do not submit C-form in three months should be sent demand notice including interest.

Commercial Tax Principal Secretary K K Khandelwal along with other officers were present in the meeting.

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