Many small businesses and traders don't have computers and chartered accountants have filed their VAT or excise duty so far. Those who can afford to hire a full time accountant are trying to keep themselves also updated about new rules. Neetu, an accountant working in such a firm says, she has got training for GST but is still a little unsure of finer details.
The government has stepped up their outreach efforts by launching helplines and informative videos. "There are other websites and mobile apps run by private entities that offer information and solutions, usually for a fee.
Industry federations are holding workshops around the country to educate their members. But can the information deficit be filled in the next 2 days before the GST kicks in?