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Karnataka CGST Zone disburses ₹1,702 cr GST refunds during lockdown

Our Bureau Bengaluru | Updated on June 17, 2020 Published on June 17, 2020

Karnataka Central Tax Zone has processed 2,128 claims and disbursed ₹1,702 crore as GST refunds during the lockdown period (March 24 to May 31), said a note issued by the office of the principal chief commissioner of central tax.

The zone has also issued more than 2,600 new GST registrations in the April-May 2020.

In Karnataka, over 28 lakh e-way bills were also generated in the month of April-May, with a similar trend in terms of volume. In May the volumes of e-way bills generated was 40 percent of that in pre-lockdown period.

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During the lockdown period, the CBIC-GST application could be accessed by the field offices even when work from home was instituted.

During April-May the GST Seva kendra at the zonal headquarters addressed 54 tax payers’ queries through email and 105 queries through the WhatsApp Seva (on 919480258909 -http://gstkarnataka.gov.in/mailquery.html).

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Published on June 17, 2020
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