“The new GST regime is a landmark reform for the Indian economy and with Airtel GST Advantage, we would like to enable small businesses with free filing of returns, and free and secure data access,” said Ashok Ganapathy, Director and CEO – Airtel Business, the B2B arm of Bharti Airtel.
Airtel has also incorporated a helpdesk through which experts will clear all queries of customers on the filing of GST returns, on weekdays between 8 am and 8 pm. Customers can also seek knowledge on GST through the website, according to an official release.
As many as six lakh more businesses have filed returns and paid taxes in the last one week, taking maiden revenue collections from GST to about Rs 94,700 crore , news agency Press Trust of India reported. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had last week stated that 38.38 lakh businesses had filed their returns and paid Rs 92,283 crore in taxes for the month of July - the first month of implementation of independent India's biggest tax reform, the GST. Since then the number of returns filed has gone up to 44 lakh and over Rs 2,500 crore more has come in as taxes, PTI reported quoting a top official.
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