FM Nirmala Sitharaman will inaugurate a conference of GST enforcement chiefs on Monday and the meeting will discuss combating evasion, among other issues.

The one day conference will also discuss combating fake invoicing. It will address this primary form of GST evasion and strategise effective methods to combat it collaboratively.

The meeting is also expected to encourage knowledge exchange through presentations by state and central enforcement heads, showcasing their most successful strategies and innovative approaches for tackling tax evasion. It will also examine current challenges and delve into successful methodologies employed by both state and central enforcement authorities to combat evasion.

“Embracing the spirit of cooperative federalism as exemplified by GST, this conference serves as a valuable platform for both Centre and state GST enforcement authorities to share best practices, foster mutual learning, and collectively strengthen the GST administration,” according to a statement from the finance ministry. It will also foster building deeper collaboration and foster greater synergy between state and central enforcement authorities, ensuring a unified and comprehensive approach.

The meeting is also expected to explore the potential of advanced technological tools and data analytics to enhance the accuracy and efficiency of enforcement efforts. The revenue department has been using big data and artificial intelligence to strengthen surveillance and plug loopholes. Gross GST revenues rose by 12.5% year-on year to Rs 1.7 lakh crore in Feb sustaining the strong momentum in the receipts as growth remains robust.

  • Published On Mar 4, 2024 at 05:55 AM IST

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