Haryana government vide Press Release dated, January 16, 2021, launches a prototype of ‘GST-PV’ Mobile Application (“App”) for physical verification of taxpayers by Excise and Taxation Department, through which, all the Tax Inspectors will conduct physical verification of the premises of taxpayers with their smartphones. Salient features of the App are as follows:
- Presently, tax-inspectors have to visit the firms and manually record the entries after taking the documents, which often leads to complaints of incorrect and inconsistent data filling, while the whole process will be automated through this app and the tax-inspector can collect and save their data directly.
- The tax inspectors will have the option to save cases for verification before visiting the premises in the field so that verification can be done after the actual inspection.
- Now the tax inspectors will have to go to the firm to fill the taxpayer’s entries through this app that was earlier filled by sitting in their offices instead of going to the spot as the App automatically takes the GPS coordinates of the location and photographs of the premises at the time of physical verification and these details will not be required to be manually fed in the system.
- The App will help in the quick detection of fake firms that are involved in passing inaccurate input tax-credits. Further, it will be helpful in the registration of tax, which will save the time and resources of the department.
- The tax inspectors will be able to view registration particulars of any firm and can contact the authorized representatives and use a mobile camera to capture both photographs of the premises and relevant documentary evidence.
- The tax inspectors will be able to view and verify the documents uploaded on the common portal at the time of physical verification itself. Further, will bring transparency in the works of the department along with saving time and money.
The Press Release can be accessed at: https://www.prharyana.gov.in/en/haryana-deputy-chief-minister-mr-dushyant-chautala-launched-a-prototype-of-gstpv-app-for-excise-and