• I Paid A Bribe
  • 7 years ago

Formalities Officer

Reported on April 29, 2017 from Tirupati , Andhra Pradesh  ι Report #162679

Name: Gubbala Srinivas Rao
Designation: Superintendent
Range: Service Tax Range-II(910505)
Division: Tirupati-I Division
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: His Office at Tirupati

Many people don't know that the registration of Service tax is absolutely free, similarly providing VAT is not chargeable in may states (some circles in metro cities require deposit from 5000 to 25000)

But the above officer went on to explain me how people pay thousands for getting the same registered to brokers/agents and that people like me who register directly on service Tax Website don't know about the FORMALITIES involved to grant one directly.

The Service Tax registration clearly states, physical sign/stamp is not required and that it would be accepted as proof of Registration if we just seed post the required documents

He stated the opposite and proudly showed me a small heap of ST granted for the day which are signed/Stamped and that everyone In the heap have paid the formality.

When an Superintendent from the very office where they maintain the financial order of the state is corrupt why shouldn't it manipulate me to not pay My Taxes?

After all I am a small common citizen who has to pay tax from my hard earned money and pray that it doesn't get spent in some minister's daughter's wedding ceremony or for other filthy babus

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