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CBIC makes video conferencing mandatory for hearings in GST appeal cases

In April, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs had issued guidelines for conducting personal hearing in virtual mode for appeals under Customs Act

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Under the guidelines, taxpayers are expected to accept personal hearing through video conferencing mode

Press Trust of India New Delhi
The CBIC has asked GST field offices to conduct hearings in GST appeal cases via video conferencing for their expeditious disposal while ensuring social distancing.

In April, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) had issued guidelines for conducting personal hearing in virtual mode for appeals under Customs Act, and erstwhile excise and service tax related disputes.

In a letter to Principal Chief Commissioners, the CBIC said the feedback received from trade and field formations on this indicated that the initiative has helped in speeding up passing of adjudication and appellate proceedings, saving cost of travel and time,

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First Published: Aug 23 2020 | 6:50 PM IST

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