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Kerala GST department offers Lucky Bill app to boost sales – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Lucky Bill mobile app launched by the state’s GST department is expected to increase tax compliance and boost sales at GST establishments. Attractive prices are offered to customers who upload invoices for their purchases of goods and services.

There are daily, weekly, and monthly prizes in addition to yearly hot prizes and special prizes during festival season. There are 50 daily prizes. The first prize winner of the monthly raffle will receive a cash prize of 10 lakh.

Finance Minister KN Balagopal said the app would boost sales in general. “Suppressing tax evasion is not the only objective. This will boost sales and traders will benefit,” he said. The minister hopes the app will help increase tax revenue. Revenue in 2021-22 increased by 11,000 crore from the previous year. The Android version of the app is available on Google Playstore and State GST Department website www.keralataxes.gov.in.

Consumers are encouraged to upload photos of GST invoices to the site. The app was developed by Kerala Digital University. The university is working on the iOS version of the app and it will be available in a month.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan launched the app in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday.

The app will encourage people to get invoices for all their purchases, the chief minister said. He hoped the app would help fight tax evasion. The government could introduce total digitization in the department, he said. Transport Minister Antony Raju, District Panchayat Chairman D Suresh Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) Rajesh Kumar Singh and TPS Commissioner Rathan Kelkar attended the ceremony.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Lucky Bill mobile app launched by the state’s GST department is expected to increase tax compliance and boost sales at GST establishments. Attractive prices are offered to customers who upload invoices for their purchases of goods and services. There are daily, weekly, and monthly prizes in addition to yearly hot prizes and special prizes during festival season. There are 50 daily prizes. The first prize winner of the monthly raffle will receive a cash prize of 10 lakh. Finance Minister KN Balagopal said the app would boost sales in general. “Suppressing tax evasion is not the only objective. This will boost sales and traders will benefit,” he said. The minister hopes the app will help increase tax revenue. Revenue in 2021-22 increased by 11,000 crore from the previous year. The Android version of the app is available on Google Playstore and State GST Department website www.keralataxes.gov.in. Consumers are encouraged to upload photos of GST invoices to the site. The app was developed by Kerala Digital University. The university is working on the iOS version of the app and it will be available in a month. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan launched the app in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday. The app will encourage people to get invoices for all their purchases, the chief minister said. He hoped the app would help fight tax evasion. The government could introduce total digitization in the department, he said. Transport Minister Antony Raju, District Panchayat Chairman D Suresh Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) Rajesh Kumar Singh and TPS Commissioner Rathan Kelkar attended the ceremony.