“Division had total sales of £ 11,605.52 lakh for the quarter ended March 31st.”
The Visakhapatnam Division of State GST continued its number one revenue collection in the state for the second straight quarter, posting total sales of 11,605.52 lakh for the quarter ended March 31, 2021.
The division also had its highest revenue, collecting arrears of 17,324.32 lakh in the previous quarter. All 13 departments of the state carried out special campaigns to collect tax arrears. Second place was taken by the Vijayawada-II Division, which secured 7,880.67 lakh for the quarter ended March 31, 2021, and third place went to the Kakinada Division, which secured 7,544.02 lakh over the same period.
The past three months of the Visakhapatnam Division’s arrears, other than GST, were 1,644.79 lakh and the arrears on business tax were 189.84 lakh. The GST arrears collected were £ 9,770.89 lakh.
“The unrecovered old APGST (AP General Sales Tax) and VAT (Value Added Tax) arrears, which were written off as ‘uncollectible’ because the individuals concerned either could not be traced or had escaped, have been followed up as closely as possible and the arrears were collected from them, ”said Joint Commissioner (GST State Tax) N. Srinivasa Rao The Hindu.
“We collected details about the exuders in a number of ways, such as: B. by checking their names on the electoral rolls, PAN, and some websites that provide details about the users. Of the total of 16.42 crore of old payment arrears (except GST), 4 crore were originally written off as “uncollectible”. It involved a lot of resource planning, prioritization, and labor allocation. Our sales force did an excellent job, ”he said.
“We made it possible for the appraisers to pay the outstanding arrears in installments without insisting on a full payment at once. Putting the property on will lead to litigation and roam around in court for a long time. Our strategy paid off and soon many people came voluntarily and paid everything they could in installments. The tax advisors and trade are also helping us by advising the appraisers to pay arrears instead of getting involved in litigation, ”said Srinivasa Rao.
“The occupational and business tax in the limits of the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) in the city of Visakhapatnam and the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) in the city of Vijayawada are levied by the respective municipal companies, while our department focuses on the levying of occupational tax areas restricted by rural and tribal people there. “
“Inspecting motor vehicles and holding meetings with the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and the State Railway Police (GRP), and finding their cooperation on goods arriving on trains from Calcutta, has helped improve tax collection for our department . The RPF and GRP have been very helpful in this regard, ”he added.