Authorities fail to unblock GSTIN number, Bengaluru businessman suffers – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

BENGALURU: A city-based businessman, Girish L, Director, Add Engineering Components India Pvt Ltd (AECIPL), was left behind after state GST department authorities told him they would not could not release their GSTIN, canceled due to late payment.

Officials said they don’t know how to unlock it, and Girish is now unable to do business or buy supplies without generating the E-Way invoice number.

AECIPL’s struggles began in 2021 when Girish was unable to pay GST due to COVID, and later had to temporarily close his business. The department, citing late payment of GST, suspended its 15-digit GSTIN which prevented it from carrying out any transactions. The company manufactures and supplies advanced tools and defense components.

The director had received two show cause notices from the department. He made a payment of Rs 17.5 lakh towards GST along with fines of Rs 2 lakh in December 2021 when the due date was March 2021. Although according to the rule, the GSTIN should have been reinstated, This has not been done.

Despite his requests, the anomaly could not be corrected and he was unable to file the GST returns from December 21 to February 2022. He went to the Appeals Tribunal to seek the revocation of the cancellation of registration. On March 31, 2022, the court ordered authorities to reinstate the GSTIN. But the ministry did not cancel the deregistration procedure.

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