Even as some of the firms are not shying away from overcharging consumers for different goods and services, the GST Council body is expected to come out with a standard operating procedure (SOP ) and in turn a simpler form for the general public for filing grievance against these defaulting companies over profiteering charges.
In the current regime, the form for filing complaint for not passing tax benefits under GST to consumers is a little complicated and requires the person filing complaint to provide a lot of details which prove to be cumbersome. The required information includes details on sale price, tax details before and after the implementation of GST, input credit benefits etc. Also, in reference to the company against which the complaint is being filed, individual needs to quote the GSTIN as well as HSN or harmonized system of nomenclature for products.
Also, for each of the goods and service, a separate form has to be filed which created further issues.
As per a PTI report, since July 1, the standing and screening committee which are part of the anti-profiteering mechanism of GST have been receiving increasing complaints and till date have been known to receive 170 complaints against such firms.
So, to address the concern, the grievance redressal is expected to get simpler with a modified form.
Read about anti-profiteering clause under GST here.