RAI launches GST help desk for members
New Delhi, 2nd June, 2017: Retailers Association of India (RAI), the apex body of retailers in the country has acknowledged the Goods & Services Tax (GST) as a game changer for the retail industry. India has long been a country where the benefits of consumption and tax there on were not recognised, either by the central government or by the state governments. The implementation of GST is a positive step in this respect.
RAI understands that this monumental change in India’s tax system would come with a lot of new change management requirements for businesses. It has therefore created a helpdesk for member retailers across the country to help them resolve their queries by subject matter experts and facilitate a smoother transition to GST.
Members can reach RAI through its website (http://rai.net.in/gst) or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). “Members of RAI deal with a variety of goods and services as they represent various retail formats and segments such as supermarkets, garment retail, jewellery and quick service restaurants. Many of them are Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) located in various parts of the country. We also have international retailers representing various formats as our members. As they move into a new and complex regime, a help desk with seasoned experts on the panel will help extract collective wisdom and ease the move towards GST,” said Kumar Rajagopalan, CEO, Retailers Association of India
About Retailers Association of India
Retailers Association of India (RAI) is the unified voice of Indian retailers. RAI works with all the stakeholders for creating the right environment for the growth of the modern retail industry in India. It is a strong advocate for retailing in India and works with all levels of government and stakeholders with the aim to support employment growth and career opportunities in retail, to promote and sustain retail investments in communities from coast-to-coast, and to enhance consumer choice and industry competitiveness.