CBIC to issue certificates of appreciation to honour contributions of individual tax payers
The Ministry of Finance had issued Press Release dated June 30, 2021, on the eve of completion of four years of the GST regarding honouring of the taxpayers contributing to the GST success story, CBIC to issue certificates of appreciation to honour contributions of taxpayers, Government reaffirms its commitment to continuous improvement in taxpayer services.
A data analytics exercise was hence undertaken by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs to identify taxpayers who have made substantial contribution in payment of GST in cash along with timely filing of returns. As a result, 54,439 (Fifty-Four Thousand Four Hundred and Thirty-Nine) taxpayers have been identified. More than 88% of these taxpayers are from Micro (36%), Small (41%) and Medium enterprises (11%) representing a wide spectrum sectors involved in the supply of goods & services spread acrossall States/UTs, as given below:
|State/UT||Count of GSTIN|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli||181|
|Jammu and Kashmir||32|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||2|
While it is widely acknowledged that the Nation meets its obligations towards spending in various social sectors and welfare schemes and infrastructure development out of revenues mobilized through tax payments by millions of honest tax payers, this step marks the first effort by the Government to directly communicate to the GST taxpayers for their contribution. As an acknowledgment, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs will be issuing certificates of appreciation to these taxpayers. Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) will be sending out the certificates of appreciation to individual tax payers by e-mail. The taxpayers will be able to print and display these certificates.
The Government is committed to continuous improvement of taxpayer services and seeks the cooperation of all taxpayers for their voluntary compliance and contributing to national development for a strong and resilient India.