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Amazon India brings out 'A-Z GST Guide' programme

Amazon is encouraging its 1.7 lakh sellers to use the programme

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Amazon India brings out 'A-Z GST Guide' programme

major India has come out with a new programme for to get insights and help related to the goods and services tax (GST), which is set to be rolled out from July 1.

Called the 'A-Z Guide', the programme in its pilot phase has already helped train over 5,000 on the platform to get ready for

"By building a dedicated A-Z Guide portal, which is open to anyone visiting the platform and not just the sellers, the company has been educating visitors on the nuances of GST," India Director and GM (Seller Services) told PTI.

He added that the portal provides resources in the form of tutorials, blogs and free online training sessions.

"The portal also provides with access to paid professional support and expert advice from third-party service providers," he said.

The company is also conducting training sessions for and engaging with them to understand seller pain points first-hand and efficiently resolve them.

"will also be provided with the flexibility of accessing in-person assistance from Seller Cafes that are present in more than 30 cities in India. All necessary system and process changes are being implemented rapidly to ensure are compliant at launch," Pillai said.

The 5,000 who have benefited from the programme cut across from the country. is encouraging its 1.7 lakh to use the programme.

While like Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal have hailed the as a game changer, they have raised concerns regarding tax collection at source (TCS).

Under TCS, marketplaces will have to deduct a portion of the amount payable to on their platform and remit it to the government.

The believe that this would result in a capital lock-down of about Rs 400 crore per annum and discourage merchants from selling online.

First Published: Sun, March 19 2017. 16:07 IST