New Delhi, March 9 : Over one crore businesses have registered under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, Parliament was informed on Friday.
Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla said this in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on whether the new indirect tax regime had helped in widening the country’s tax base.
“As on March 2, a total of 1,03,99,305 taxpayers are registered under GST, which include 64.42 lakh taxpayers who have migrated from the erstwhile tax regimes and 39.56 lakh who have taken new registration under GST,” he said.
“As a result of the sustained efforts made by the government to make GST trade-friendly, the implementation of GST in the country has been smooth so far.”
Providing monthwise details of GST revenues, Shukla said the collections from Central GST, State GST, Integrated GST and compensation cess were Rs 93,590 crore for July, Rs 93,029 crore for August, Rs 95,132 crore for September and Rs 85,931 crore for October.
The revenue for November stood at Rs 83,716 crore, December – Rs 88,929 crore and January – Rs 88,047 crore.
The Minister also said that the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) had set up a national call centre which is functioning round-the-clock.
“The taxpayer can raise a query via toll-free phone number 18001200232 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org,” he said.
Besides, the GST Network (GSTN) had set up a helpdesk with phone number 0120-4888999 to answer software-related queries, he added.