CBEC member has issued a letter to all Zone heads regarding Migration of service tax and excise assessees to GST.As per data Only 8.22% of service tax assessee and 2.94% of Excise assessee has completed the Process of migration.
This % has been taken on the basis of the Provisional ID issued to the assessee.We would like to mentioned here a Point that a person who is covered under State VAT and has also an assessee under Service Tax and Excise need not take further action if he has already completed the process of migration through VAT number/Registration.
As per data shown below provisional Ids has been issued to 17 Lakh Assessee (out of Total assessee around (20 Lakh) ,so it seems that Ids has also been issued to those persons also which has already been enrolled through VAT.
Further Most of the excise manufacture also have VAT id and most of that persons may have already completed the process Through VAT provisional id.
Subject: Migration to GST of existing Central Excise ( Service Tax Assessees - reg.
Please refer to my DO letter IV(33) 16/2016-.Systems dt. 27th Jan, 2017 on the above subject regarding setting up GST Migration Seva Kendras for smooth transition of existing taxpayers to GST.
2.The [process of migration to GST] has been going since 20.01.2017 in Central Excise (when all Provisional IDs were made available to taxpayers via ACES website) and since 09.02.2017 in Service Tax. This migration process is for CE/ST taxpayers who are not getting migrated through State VAT.
3.The Zonal migration position (given~ by total activation on GST portal) is as below as on 25th Feb, 2017:
4.It is a matter of serious concern, that while the migration figure is in range of 50% to 90% for majority of States(UTs, the migration with respect of Central Excise(Service Tax assessees through CBEC is a paltry 2.94% in C.E. & ~8.22~% in S.T.
5.The information on migration of CE/ST Assessees is available on CBEC Antarang portal with Zone wise list of all CE/ST~ taxpayers who have been issued provisional IDs and list of taxpayers who have enrolled on GST. The enrolment list is update-d on a daily basis.
6. I would urge all field formations to conduct more seminars and training in local language to encourage taxpayers to migrate early, by 3lst March, 2017. Advertisements may also be brought out in local newspapers, TV Channels, FM Radio channels, etc in vernacular to ensure greater reach.
7.DG Systems, CBEC has launched an Android app "CBEC GST" (downloadable, from Google Play store) to inform taxpayers about GST migration. Taxpayers could use 24 by 7 toll ~free ~helpline at 1800-1200-232 or send mail at or local GST Migration Seva Kendras, in case any assistance is needed.
8.CE/ST Taxpayers who have not yet activated their provisional IDs may be contacted via phone email etc~ to migrate without further delay. Pl contact Shri MANISH SAXENA, ADDL. DIRECTOR, SYSTEMS, NEW DELHI by email at manish.saxena~icegate.gov.in for cancellation/alteration of IDs if any need arises or for resolution of any other issue relating to migration.
9~ The progress of Migration to GST is being closely monitored at the highest level. Hence, I would urge you to bestow your personal attention and ensure speedy and smooth migration of the remaining CE/ST assessees without further delay. A weekly progress report. may be emailed by each Zonal Chief Commissioner directly to me in this regard on 6th, l3th, 20th and 27t March, 2017.