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Government commissions mechanism to address taxpayers' grievances


Government commissions mechanism to address taxpayers' grievances

New Delhi, Apr 05 (ANI): In a bid to make tax filing more convenient, the government on Wednesday announced the establishment of an IT-Grievance Redressal Mechanism to address the difficulties faced by a section of taxpayers owing to technical glitches on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) portal. In this regard, the GST Council has delegated powers to an IT Grievance Redressal Committee to approve and recommend to the GSTN the steps to be taken to redress the grievance and provide relief to the taxpayer.

The relief could be in the nature of allowing filing of any form or return prescribed in law or amending any Form or Return already filed. However, where the problem relates to individual taxpayer, due to localised issues such as non-availability of internet connectivity or failure of power supply, this mechanism shall not be available.

The mechanism inter alia envisages that taxpayers shall make an application to the field officers or the nodal officers where there was a demonstrable g

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