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January 28, 2021

6 Reasons why Traders and Professionals of more than 100 Association protesting on 29 Jan 2021 ?

by CA Shivam Jaiswal in GST, ICAI

6 Reasons why Traders and Professionals of more than 100 Association protesting on 29 Jan 2021 ?

All India Protest Call by Chamber of Commerce, Industrial Associations, Trade Associations, Professional Bodies on 29 January 2021 to demand Better Tax Administration, ease of doing business and good governance

Why these protest

  1. Unstable GST Law even after 4 years, which has resulted in large scale disturbances of business, caused revenue losses, increased litigations and thus hampered ease of doing business.
  2. Denial of Input Tax Credit which was soul of GST Act, No Revision of GST Returns, Excessive powers to authorities for cancellation of Registration and Blocking of ITC, causing big harassment to honest taxpayers, increasing corruption avenues and red-tapism.
  3. Non Functioning of Tax Compliances Portals GSTN and MCA which caused damage to taxpayers by way of draconian and undemocratic late fees for no fault of them.
  4. Rigid, bitter approach of Government against Trade and Tax Professional Associations and Professionals, the pillars of tax collection in country.
  5. Non adherence by Government to various representations during COVID Pandemic causing large scale health hazards to taxpayers and tax professionals complying with unthoughtful due dates , non-adherence of which could have led to heavy late fees and penalties.
  6. Income Tax Utilities not made available on time and changed frequently even after directions by High courts not to do so leading to delay in filing the Income tax returns and completion of audits.

Modus operandi of protest

  1. Submission of Common Representations to Finance Minister, State CM, FM, Ministers, MPs, MLA,
  2. Submission of Common Representations to Income Tax and GST Commissioners of the city where organization have come forward for protest.
  3. Social Media- Wearing Black badges in offices, posting photos along with staff and asking the clients to do so along with copy of demands and share it widely on various social media platforms using common hashtags

List of Associations who have joined this movement and given joining letters for this movement for brining change

Sr. No.Name of Association / OrganisationsCityState
001All India Transport Welfare AssociationNational ForumDelhi
002Association Of Tax Payers & ProfessionalsNational ForumUttar Pradesh
003All India Cotton Seed Oil Industries AssociationNational ForumMadhya Pradesh
004Federation of All India Vyapar MandalNational ForumDelhi
005Confederation of GST Professionals & IndustriesNational ForumMaharashtra
006The Goods and Service Tax Practitioners’ Association of MaharashtraState ForumMaharashtra
007Maharashtra Chamber Of Commerce, Industries & AgricultureState ForumMaharashtra
008Haryana State Tax Bar AssociationState ForumHaryana
009Tax Consultants & Practitioners’ AssociationState ForumKerala
010All OdishaTax Advocates AssociationState ForumOdisha
Sr. No.Name of Association / OrganisationsCityState
011Karnataka State Tax Practitionrs’ AssociationState ForumKarnataka
012Karnataka Taxpayers AssociationState ForumKarnataka
013Association Of Tax Payers & Professionals – BranchState ForumMadhya Pradesh
014Association Of Tax Payers & Professionals – BranchState ForumChhattisgarh
015Chhattisgarh Sales Tax Bar CouncilState ForumChhattisgarh
016The Rajasthan Tax Consultants AssocitionState ForumRajasthan
017H.P. Tax Bar AssociationState ForumHimachal Pradesh
018Punjab Tax Bar AssociationState ForumPunjab
019Chhattisgarh Chamber of CommerceState ForumChhattisgarh
020Vitta Samnvaya SamitiState ForumRajasthan
Sr. No.Name of Association / OrganisationsCityState
021Kerala Tax Practioners AssociationState ForumKerala
022Tax Practitioners Bar AssociationState ForumJammu Kashmir
023Tamilnad Goods & Services Tax Professional AssociationState ForumTamilnadu
024Fedration of Chhattisgarh Income Tax Bar AssociationState ForumChhattisgarh
025Jaipur Tax Bar AssociationJaipurRajasthan
026The Income Tax Bar Association,RaipurChhattisgarh
027Tax Bar Association AmbalaAmbalaPunjab
028GSTCORNORIndoreMadhya Pradesh
029The Tax Practitioners’ AssociationAurangabadMaharashtra
030Tax Consultants Association of RaigadRaigad (Panvel)Maharashtra
Sr. No.Name of Association / OrganisationsCityState
031The North MaharashtraTax Practitioners’ AssociationNashikMaharashtra
032Tax Practitioners’ Association NashikNashikMaharashtra
033Nandurbar District tax Practitioners’ AssociationNandurbarMaharashtra
034The GST Practitioners’ AssociationSataraMaharashtra
035Dhule District tax Practitioners’ AssociationDhuleMaharashtra
036The Income tax & Sales Tax Practitioners’ AssociationSolapurMaharashtra
037Amaravati Chamber of Commerce & IndustriesAmaravatiMaharashtra
038Bombay Metal Exchange Ltd.MumbaiMaharashtra
039Tax Consultants’ AssociationKolhapurMaharashtra
040Wardha Tax Bar AssociationWardhaMaharashtra
Sr. No.Name of Association / OrganisationsCityState
041GST Practitioner Association of SindhudurgSindhudurgMaharashtra
042Chartered Accountants Association, SuratSuratGujarat
043The Beed District CA & Tax Practitioners AssociationBeedMaharashtra
044Gondia Sales Tax Practitioners AssociationGondiaMaharashtra
045Kishanganj Disrict Tax Professional AssociationKishanganjBihar
046Palej Industrial Estate AssociationPalej Dist. BharucGujarat
047The Poona Merchants ChamberPuneMaharashtra
048Dhule Vyapari MahasanghDhuleMaharashtra
049Tax Bar AssociationAkolaMaharashtra
050Gir Somnath Tax Bar AssociationVeravalGujarat
Sr. No.Name of Association / OrganisationsCityState
051Una Diu Joint Tax Practitioner AssociationUnaGujarat
052Ratlam Accountants AssociationRatlamMadhya Pradesh
053GST Bar AssociationBilaspurChhattisgarh
054Tax Bar Association AmaravatiAmaravatiMaharashtra
055Bhubaneshwar Tax Lawyers ForumBhubaneshwarOdisha
056Tax Consultant AssociationSangaliMaharashtra
057Sikar Tax Bar Association, SikarSikarRajasthan
058The Mysore Division Tax Practitioners AssociationMysoreKarnataka
059Nag Vidarbh Chamber of CommerceNagpurMaharashtra
060Dist. Tax Bar AssociationBalangirOdisha
Sr. No.Name of Association / OrganisationsCityState
061CREDAI Sangali             SangaliMaharashtra
062The International Association of Lions Clubs (Faridabad)FaridabadHaryana
063Tax Practitioners’ Association, OsmanabadOsmanabadMaharashtra
064Tax Bar Association, Sagar (M.P.)SagarMadhya Pradesh
065The Karad Tax Practitioners’ AssociationKaradMaharashtra
066Dhenkanal Tax Bar AssociationDhenkanalOdisha
067Zila Tax Bar AssociationShamliUttar Pradesh
068Nandurbar CPE Chapter of WIRC of ICAINandurbarMaharashtra
069Sangali- Miraj MIDC Manufacturers AssociationSangaliMaharashtra
070Sangali Chamber Of CommerceSangaliMaharashtra
Sr. No.Name of Association / OrganisationsCityState
071Tumkur District Tax Practitioners’ AssociationTumkurKarnataka
072Vijayapur District Tax Practitioners AssociationVijayapurKarnataka
073District Tax Bar Association FaridabadFaridabadHaryana
074Tax Practitioners’ AssociationBarshiMaharashtra
075Lucknow Chartered Accountants’ SocietyLucknowUttar Pradesh
076Nandurbar District Chemist & Druggist AssociationNandurbarMaharashtra
077Chandigarh Tax Bar AssociationChandigarhPunjab
078Dhule Oil Seeds Crusher AssociationDhuleMaharashtra
079Incometax Bar AssociationChandrapurMaharashtra
080District Tax Bar AssociationMohaliPunjab
Sr. No.Name of Association / OrganisationsCityState
081Chitradurga District Tax Practitioners’ AssociationChitradurgaKarnataka
082Tax Practitiners’ AssociationNandedMaharashtra
083Tax Bar AssociationRajnandgaonChhattisgarh
084Tax Practitioners’ Bar AssociationChandrapurMaharashtra
085The Tax Practitioner AssociationLaturMaharashtra
086The Belgaum DistrictTax Bar AssociationBelgaumKarnataka
087Kalburgi District Tax Practitioners’ AssociationKalburgiKarnataka
088Banglore Rural District Tax Practitioners AssociationDoddaballapuraKarnataka
089Tax Advocates Bar AssociationRampurUttar Pradesh
090Jalgaon District Tax Practitioners’ AssociationJalgaonMaharashtra
Sr. No.Name of Association / OrganisationsCityState
091Ambajogai Tax practitioners’ AssociationAmbajogaiMaharashtra
092Tax Bar AssociationPuneMaharashtra
093The Cuttack Tax Bar AssociationCuttackOdisha
094GST Practitioners’ AssociationAmritsarPunjab
095Tumkur District Chember of Commerce and IndustryTumkurKarnataka
096Kolhapur Chember of CommerceKolhapurMaharashtra
097Tax Practitioner Association IndapurIndapurMaharashtra
098Indapur Trade AssociationIndapurMaharashtra
099Tax Practitioner Association WashimWashimMaharashtra

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