A trade circular titled “43T of 2017” by the Maharashtra Government notified all business to display their GSTIN in front of their principal places and additional places or face a penalty of Rs. 25,000.
The Commissioner of Sales Tax, Rajiv Jalota issued this circular and said that businesses have to show their GST Identification Number in bold lettering to make it visible for all venders/customers. They also have to show the certificate of registration of their establishments.
The circular is part of Rule 18 of the Maharashtra Goods and Services Rules, 2017. The rule states that every registered persona must display his/her GST Identification Number on the board upon entry to his/her principal and additional place of business. He/she also has to displays his/her Certificate of Registration at a prominent place in his/her principal and additional area of business.
GST registered persons will also attract a fine of Rs. 10,000 for an improper supply of tax invoice.
Rule 5 states that a registered person must mention “composition taxable person, not eligible to collect tax on supplies” on every invoice he has supplied to a customer. Also, Rule 46 states that a tax invoice must contain a serial number not longer than 16 digits.
Benefits of GST can be availed in India for this registered individuals need to abide by this circular to avoid fines and take advantage of all Goods and Service Tax.
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