Filing Complaints for Anti-Profiteering is a Troublesome Task

If you are aware of any firm who is raising prices after reduction in Goods and Services Tax (GST) or

Recently, for filing such complaints the government has notified a format.

As per the experts, filing an anti-profiteering complaint is a troublesome task for the people in the streets.

The format requires details on input tax credit, Harmonized System of Nomenclature code and GSTIN of a company along with self-attested copies of every documentary evidence such as proof of identity, invoice and price, and a declaration by the complainant that all information furnished is true and that due diligence has been exercised in submitting such information.

The anti-profiteering structure has a three-tiered framework, with state-level screening committees and a standing committee at the national level forming the first level of examination of complaints.

If these committees find a prima facie case after a preliminary examination, the matter will be referred to the Director General of Safeguards for a detailed investigation.

The director general will investigate the company’s balance sheet and the allegations levelled. The investigation report will then go to the National Anti-Profiteering Authority for the final decision.

Source: Economic Times

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