Just like Demonetization, in introducing GST also at the initial stage there are many misconceptions, anti propaganda, fear complex, confusion as to how to proceed, traders fear whether they will be caught for not showing correct accounts in the previous years etc are widely found. Knowingly or unknowingly the merchants over tax the customer . Some merchants sell away packed materials without MRP prices, no expiry date or to use best before a date, without revised MRP stickers by the side of original MRP prints. Hotels furnish bills with following taxes viz., GST=12%, SGST=20275, CGST=2.275%. One Sweet Stall charges tax for product cost 165/- collects GST at 12% which amounts to Rs.19.80. When the intention of GST is for taxing single tax from customers, the traders/restaurant /hotel owners Central Gst, State GST, AND IGST. Some departmental Stores who have GST No. do not separately charge GST tax. The customers are perplexed. There must be uniformity in all areas .
It is also seen that almost 90% of small traders who store commodities for some lakhs and sell to middle class/poor class customers do not give any bill/receipit at all even if we buy for some hundreds or over one thousand rupees. At the most they prepare a slip with items and price and give.
It is also seen that almost in all small/big grocessory shops, departmental stores, hotels, restaurants etc they do not display Princes of commodities they sell in their shop. So much so customers cannot prepare themselves for cash etc before they purchase items. This must be prevented and all shops must be made to put up display menu and price list in prominent place of the shop. more