News

GSTN Helpdesk handles over 56,000 taxpayer issues in one month of lockdown

GSTN Helpdesk handles over 56,000 taxpayer issues in one month of lockdown

GST Network Helpdesk on Sunday said it has handled over 56,000 taxpayer issues in one month since the nationwide lockdown was imposed on March 25.

According to data from GSTN, over 19,552 tickets raised by taxpayers were resolved between March 25 and April 24.

The highest number of tickets handled in a day was 2,766 and the highest number of calls handled was 1,776.

“However, due to the lockdown, there is a steep dip experienced in the call and ticket volume trend at GST helpdesk. The total received transactions (inflow of calls and GRP tickets) are approximately 20 per cent of the usual volume trend,” GSTN said.

Before the lockdown, on an average, GST helpdesk would receive around 8,000 to 10,000 calls every day, while around 2,000 tickets were raised on the GRP portal on a daily basis.

The GST Helpdesk, whose 65 per cent of staff worked from home, was fully operational through its toll-free number from 9 am to 9 pm serving in?12 languages, it added.

Top