Crackdown on restaurants coming after customers catch them cheating on GST

Mobile app allows people to scan unique GST Identification Number of a business and find out if it had filed returns.

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Small restaurants can't charge GST from customers if they have opted for the composition scheme.

Press Trust of India New Delhi
Authorities plan to crack down on small restaurants and B2C companies after customers using a phone app complained that the businesses were charging GST but not depositing the tax with the government.

The app called Iris Peridot allows people to scan unique GST Identification Number (GSTIN) of a business and find out if it had filed returns.

Businesses with an annual turnover of up to Rs 1.50 crore can opt for the GST composition scheme and file returns quarterly. Under the composition scheme, traders and manufacturers pay 1 per cent GST on their turnover, while restaurants and service providers pay 5 per

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First Published: Apr 29 2019 | 5:29 PM IST

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