The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) in the press release said that GST officers not to use phone calls, WhatsApp, messages asking taxpayers to discharge maximum tax liability in cash.
The press release said, “Unconfirmed reports have appeared in certain sections of the media that some GST officers are using unauthorized communication means such as phone calls, WhatsApp and messages asking taxpayers to discharge ‘maximum tax liability in ‘cash’ in order to ensure that targets for revenue collection from GST for the financial year are met”.
The Board further clarified that neither the Government nor the CBIC has issued any such instructions to their field formations. As such, taxpayers are free to utilise the Input Tax Credit available in their credit ledger, as permissible in law, to discharge their GST dues for the month of March, 2021 i.e. the last month of this financial year.