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Maharashtra tops in GST migration of existing traders & fresh registrations

Uttar Pradesh has secured second position whereas Tamil Nadu is on the third position

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Illustration by Ajay Mohanty
Illustration by Ajay Mohanty

is on the top position among other states in the country when it comes to and fresh registrations under the Goods and Service (GST) network.

"Out of 9.16 lakh existing taxpaying in who had registered themselves under central excise, service and value added (VAT), around 8 lakh have migrated to the network as on August-end," Subhash Varshney, principal chief commissioner, and central excise, Mumbai zone told PTI.

"So far, 2.86 lakh have already gone for fresh registrations in Maharashtra," he said.

Thus, is on top among other states in terms of and fresh registrations under Network, Varshney said.

(5.93 lakh) has secured second position whereas (5.23 lakh) is on the third position in terms of migration of through network so far, he added.

At the national level, he said, 58.53 lakh out of a total of 72.4 lakh have got migrated to network so far.

When it comes to fresh registration of under network, (2.54 lakh) and Gujarat (1.16 lakh) have secured second and third positions respectively.

Thus, a significant increase in taxpayers base is expected in the Maharashtra, he said.

The date of filing of the first regular return GSTR-1 under the new law was recently extended to September 10 from September 5, to facilitate taxpayers who could not file the returns in time.

To educate and assist taxpayers in filing their returns, the central authorities had launched a program of 'live demo' at multiple locations across the city a fortnight ago.

Now, with the extended date of September 10 approaching, the central authorities have extended the reach of this program across in co-ordination with state authorities.

First Published: Fri, September 08 2017. 00:40 IST