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CBIC rejects rumors of WhatsApp or SMS directing discharge of Minimum Tax Liability in cash

By TOG News Service
Mar 22, 2021 , New Delhi

TOG NEWS SERVICE, NEW DELHI, MAR 22, 2021: THERE have been unconfirmed reports appearing in certain sections of the media that some GST officers are using unauthorised communication means such as phone calls, WhatsApp and messages asking taxpayers to discharge  'maximum tax liability' in 'cash' in order to ensure that targets for revenue collection from GST  for the financial year are met.

It is to clarify that neither the Government nor the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) have issued any such instructions to their field formations. As such, taxpayers are free to utilise the Input Tax Credit available in their credit ledger, as permissible in law, to discharge their GST dues for the month of March, 2021 – the last month of this financial year.