Penning a few words on GST. What are the problems with GST and the failures upon it by the Government. Let’s talk about much more important thing than this which will benefit you all and also increase your awareness. We would like to talk about, how can you recognize the GST fraud. And, sometimes you go to a restaurant for your meal and the restaurant owner charges you for GST tax but he is not even registered with GST! And in the name of the tax he is filling up his own pocket. How can you recognize such frauds? And how can you complain against it?
You need to recognize whether your dealer has been registered with GST or not? This can be identified very easily by glancing at your bill. On your bill, a GST number should be printed. Whenever you go to any restaurant for food or — buy any item from any shop then you must see the bill. If the bill doesn’t include the printed GST number then your dealer is not registered by GST. I have an example of one such bill. So, usually the GST number is of 15 digit. Either it is printed on top of the bill or at the bottom. If in your bill you can’t find this GST number anywhere, then… your dealer is not registered with GST. and if still you are been charged with GST tax then its a fraud with you.
Secondly, some people print the GST number but it’s a fake number printed by them. Now, how can you recognise that the printed GST number is fake or or not? that can be done easily by visiting a website I will add this websites’ link in the description and also in the comment section. The website is So, here you can easily enter this number to see whether your GST is real or your GST number is fake. There is something unique about this GST number that it’s 6th digit can tell you whether the GST number has been registered by an individual person or a company. If it’s an individual person then the 6th digit will be “P” and if it’s a company then the 6th digit will be “C”.
Third thing you need to notice is that how much GST is been charged to you. If you are at a non-alcoholic serving, Non-AC restaurant then it should be charged 12%. If you are eating at an AC restaurant or a hotel or any alcohol serving restaurant then it will be 18% GST charge. If you are taking food from any takeaway counter, even though it will be 18% charged. If alcohol is been served at the restaurant, then there is NO GST on alcohol. Alcohol will be levied with VAT, which is different for every state. Now, you have to be alert that these rates are applicable as we write this post, and Government is planning to bring this 18% GST to 11%. So, till now this has not come into the effect but when it will be imposed, but do keep that in mind.
Fourth thing is the service charge. Service charge is not any kind of tax to give this or no is your own wish. no one can force you for that. If your bill includes service charge and you don’t wish to give then you can even deny that to the restaurant But if the restaurant forces you to pay then you can even file a complain against them in the consumer court. So, through these 3–4 ways you will get to know that you have been targeted with the GST fraud. Now, lets talk about how to complain against such GST frauds. Basically there are 5 different ways to complain against it. The first one is, that you can call at this number or — else you can send a SMS. Second way is to lodge a complain at the GST website. Third way is to write an email to or else. Fourth way is that you can complain at the GST portal or call at these helpdesk numbers. Fifth way is that you can contact them through Twitter. These are some of the ways you can complain about the GST fraud.
If the GST fraud is caught then, there is a fine of 100% of the tax amount. or upto 5 years of jail! All the information we have given to you in this blog, has been collected from the GST websites. Whenever you wish to establish a business or begin a start up that time you face a lot of technical problems that where to register what and how something works so, to deal with such problems we can help you a lot.
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