Traders can get enrolled under goods and services tax provisions at government camps

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The commercial taxes department (CTD) Bihar is to organize mega camps at all the nine divisional headquarters from Tuesday for mass enrolment/registration of traders and heads of business concerns and their units under the provisions of the goods and services tax (GST) regime, which is to be enforced in the country next year.

The camps are being organized on the CTD premises in Patna, Gaya, Bhagalpur, Munger, Purnia, Saharsa, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur and Chhapra. Traders from the districts concerned could also get registered under GST at the camps.

A senior CTD official in the rank of joint commissioner said anyone whose business unit’s annual turnover is even Re 1 and carries tax identification number-value added tax (TIN-VAT) and/or TIN central sales tax (TIN-CST) should get registered under GST to reap the benefits of conducting interstate trade as would accrue from the new tax regime in the country.

“The registration done under GST at the camps will be free of cost. The CTD officials and employees will assist them,” said the official, adding that mass registration has already started and would continue till December 15. The camps at the nine divisional headquarters would also continue till December 15. “The mass registration is being organized under mission mode,” he said.

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