Post GST roll out in the country from 1 July 2017 small and medium enterprises and other business houses are somehow struggling to file their tax details. Though the government has done everything possible to iron out the issues, lack of awareness at multiple levels in the tax filing process is holding up desired adoption. To help such enterprises Airtel Business, the enterprise arm of Bharti Airtel has come out its own GST solution – Airtel GST Advantage – for its business customers.
The operator has partnered with ClearTax, one of India’s leading tax filing platform, to develop the solution called Airtel GST Advantage.
Airtel GST Advantage is being offered free to all existing Airtel Business customers, who simply need to register on www.airtel.in/gst-advantage.
“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. Airtel is also the data hosting and connectivity partner for the Goods and Services Network (GSTN),” said Ashok Ganapathy, Director & CEO – Airtel Business.
“We are excited to partner with Airtel. Since the launch of GST, we have been working hard to help businesses and Tax Professionals become GST-ready and make compliance easier in the new tax regime. Together, we are sure to add many more milestones in our journey to getting India GST-ready,” said Archit Gupta, CEO – ClearTax.
The solution includes a platform for easy digital submission of returns by companies. Besides, all Airtel customers will have access to Airtel’s newly launched GST Advantage Helpdesk between 8.00 am and 8.00 pm on all weekdays. The Helpdesk will be managed by GST experts who will be available to advise Airtel customers on any query relating to GST. Airtel has also published a GST knowledge bank – developed by renowned tax experts. This knowledge bank will empower all Airtel Business customers with an in-depth information about GST.
This access to Airtel-ClearTax GST solution is available till March 31st, 2018.