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GST: Retailers still selling goods at old rates, say rollout unclear

According to shop owners, billing at old rates will help to liquidate pre-GST stocks

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Goods and Services Tax
A decorative paints shop owner said he would continue selling with backdated bills till the matter is "settled"

A large section of retail shops are yet to implement and are selling their wares with bills showing fictitious dates of the month of June.

"We are still in a lot of confusion. The simple way out is buying and selling with June bills," a sanitary shop owner in College Street in the city said.


"There are several of and to get the old stock re-priced will take time. Till then should we keep our shop closed ?" he said.

Another shop owner said such billing will help to liquidate old

A decorative paints shop owner said he would continue selling with backdated bills till the matter is "settled".

However, has said retailers with unsold pre-stock of products can stick the new prices on them taking into account the post-changes for selling.

Truck movement has also reduced in the wake of GST, a truckers body official said.

Chamber of Trade and Industry said traders have been given extension for registration till July and so there was no compulsion for them.

was also affected due to some technical glitches in software, customs agents association officials claimed.

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