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Airtel launches ‘GST Advantage’ for small businesses

September 07, 2017

Airtel Business, the business arm of Bharti Airtel launched GST Advantage – a solution designed to enable small businesses and start-ups to file their goods and services tax (GST) returns accurately, securely and seamlessly.

Launched in partnership with ClearTax, Airtel GST Advantage is being offered free to all existing Airtel Business customers, who simply need to register on www.airtel.in/gst-advantage

GST Advantage offers a three-pronged advantage to its customers:

GST Advantage provides free and secure access to the GST Network via ClearTax. Airtel has partnered with ClearTax, to enable easy digital submission of returns by companies. With GST Advantage, customers can access ClearTax’s services free of charge. In other words, ClearTax’s GST software and platform will be available to Airtel customers without the subscription fee. This access to is available till March 31, 2018.

GST Advantage provides professional advice about GST:  All Airtel customers will have access to GST Advantage’s 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 customers on any query relating to GST. Airtel has also published a GST knowledge bank – developed by renewed tax experts. This knowledge bank will empower all customers with information about GST.

Additionally, customers will be able to upload their returns without worrying about bandwidth charges. With GST Advantage, businesses will get free additional data with any Airtel corporate connection or device, to help them file returns.

Ashok Ganapathy, director & chief operating officer, Airtel Business said, “The new GST regime is a landmark reform for the Indian economy and with 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)”.

Commenting on the partnership, Archit Gupta, chief operating officer, ClearTax said, “We are excited to partner with Airtel. Since the launch of the 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.”



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