COMPASS ap­points GST Con­sul­tant for help­ing mem­bers

The DQWeek (Kolkata) - - FRONT PAGE - SUKSHAM SHARMA Kolkata

COMPASS ( Com­puter As­so­ci­a­tion of Eastern In­dia), the Kolkata based as­so­ci­a­tion has planned to help the as­so­ci­ated mem­bers with their GST re­lated queries through a GST con­sul­tant.

The as­so­ci­a­tion has ap­pointed a GST con­sul­tant who will be sit­ting at the as­so­ci­a­tion’s of­fice once in a week.

“The mem­bers can visit the con­sul­tant at the of­fice once in a week. The con­sul­tant will be there for 3-4 hours fully avail­able for the mem­ber’s help”, tells Neeraj Agar­wal, Sec­re­tary, COMPASS.

Agar­wal while talk­ing to The DQ Week shares, “We at the as­so­ci­a­tion be­lieve that sem­i­nars on GST are not the so­lu­tion of the af­ter­ward queries. No doubt that the events, sem­i­nars were ed­u­cat­ing the mem­bers about GST but it was all about GST, as in what GST means etc. When talk­ing about the im­ple­men­ta­tion and ex­e­cu­tion we all need a con­sul­tant thus here we are with one of them”.

The prob­lem is that while the tax struc­ture has be­come sim­pler, lo­cal deal­ers in IT are find­ing the process dif­fi­cult to un­der­stand.

The deal­ers/ mem­bers don’t have qual­i­fied peo­ple who un­der­stand the GST process. The Tax re­turns now has to be filed on­line. There is a lot of de­mand for peo­ple now for GST com­pli­ance.

Free con­sul­tancy for all mem­bers of the as­so­ci­a­tion is a nice ini­tia­tive to help out the mem­bers on their GST re­lated queries. Mem­bers here can come and take free ad­vises by the con­sul­tant when­ever needed. There are 400 mem­bers as­so­ci­ated with COMPASS and all of them can con­sult the of­fi­cer.

The queries in com­mon can also be sub­mit­ted in ad­vance be­fore con­sult­ing the ex­pert so that a doc­u­ment on gen­eral queries can be pre­pared in ad­vance by the ex­pert to save time”, tells Agar­wal.

GST con­sul­tancy is the need of the time and COMPASS as a ma­tured IT com­mu­nity un­der­stands it very well thus do­ing ef­forts for pre­par­ing their own com­mu­nity for the proper ex­e­cu­tion and im­ple­men­ta­tion.

Neeraj Agar­wal, Sec­re­tary, COMPASS

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