Industry Urges Govt for Doubling GST Registration Threshold to Rs 40 Lakh

Last updated: 13 February 2024

The Federation of Telangana Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FTCCI) recently organized a conclave focused on 'GST and Globalization' in the city. During this event, industry leaders urged the Chief Minister and State Finance Minister to consider raising the GST registration threshold from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 40 lakh annually. This move, they argued, would provide significant support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the region.

 

Address by FTCCI President

The president of FTCCI welcomed participants to the conclave and underscored the importance of addressing the issue of GST registration threshold. Despite previous appeals to the government, he noted that the matter had yet to be resolved. He emphasized the critical role this adjustment could play in bolstering the SME sector, which forms the backbone of the state's economy.

Appeal to Government Officials

The industry body appealed directly to the Chief Minister and State Finance Minister to give serious consideration to their representation. They highlighted that increasing the threshold to Rs 40 lakh annually would alleviate the compliance burden on numerous SMEs, enabling them to focus on business growth and development.

Insights from Justice Challa Kodandaram

Justice Challa Kodandaram, a retired High Court Judge of unified Andhra Pradesh, shared insights during the conclave. He stressed the importance of a practical approach by policymakers in enhancing compliance with GST regulations. Justice Kodandaram emphasized the need for pragmatic solutions that take into account the challenges faced by businesses, particularly SMEs, in navigating the complex tax framework.

Conclusion

The conclave organized by FTCCI served as a platform for stakeholders to advocate for policy changes aimed at supporting SMEs in Telangana. The call to increase the GST registration threshold to Rs 40 lakh annually reflects the industry's collective efforts to address regulatory challenges and promote business growth. Moving forward, it is hoped that the government will heed these appeals and enact measures that foster a conducive environment for SMEs to thrive and contribute to the state's economic prosperity.



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