Here are seven GST related misconceptions that busted by the Revenue Secretary Dr Dasmukh Adhia
Myth 1: I need to generate all invoices on computer/ internet only.
Reality : invoices can be generated manually also
Myth 2: I need internet all the time to do business under GST.
Reality : internet would be needed only while filing monthly return of GST
Myth 3: I have provisional ID but waiting for final ID to do business.
Reality: provisional ID will be your final GSTIN number. Start business.
Myth 4: My item of trade was earlier exempt so I will immediately need new registration before starting business now.
Reality : you can continue doing business and get registered within 30 days
Myth 5: There are 3 returns per month to be filed.
Reality : There is only 1 return with 3 parts, out of which first part filed by dealer and two other parts auto populated by computer.
Myth 6: Even small dealers will have to file invoice wise details in the return.
Reality : Those in retail business (B2C) need to file only summary of total sales.
Myth 7: New GST rates are higher compared to earlier VAT.
Reality : It appears higher because excise duty and other taxes which were invisible earlier are now subsumed in GST and so visible now.