The much-awaited GST regime finally seems in the offing. Hailed as the biggest taxation reform ever in India, the new tax structure of GST will transform India into one common market. However, technology adoption to ease the implementation of this tax regime is perhaps one of the biggest hurdles today.
With GST, nearly 50 million SMEs are expected to take the digital route, of which over 20 million of these will be first time users of technology. Understanding this need, iBall – the brand known for its innovative and latest technology products – announces GST ready Windows 10 laptops for facilitating businesses to adopt GST in an extremely affordable and easy way. The company has collaborated with Indian software brand – Marg, to offer free GST software for 6 months on the existing range of iBall CompBook laptops.
By providing robust IT infrastructure across India, iBall along with industry stalwarts, aims to open up a whole new world of possibilities for SMEs and enterprises building the balanced ecosystem for GST.
Speaking on the association, Sandeep Parasrampuria, CEO and Director, iBall, said, “GST is one of the biggest reforms for business in India. Millions of new businesses will register under GST and seek affordable and reliable combination of laptop plus solution meeting GST needs. Hence, iBall in collaboration with GST software developer aims to offer the best blend of hardware and software, at the most affordable price for GST.”
“To become an active participant in the transformation of our economy, every organisation needs access to a simple, timely, yet secure platform. Microsoft has empowered iBall with robust and secure Windows 10 laptops to help SMEs overcome their digitization challenges for fast GST adoption. Running on Windows 10, the devices will ensure the security of key financial data and also ease operations for digital compliance for the first time buyers”, stated Bertrand Launay, Chief Operating Officer, Microsoft India.
“When the GST structure goes live, the first few months will be the most critical for most businesses, because how they file their taxes, will truly transform. It is at this time that SMEs need access to relevant software that can ease the process of managing their GST filing. The Intel Atom and Celeron Processors powered iBall CompBook laptops have advanced processing capabilities, enabling customers to get work done faster,” said Prakash Mallya, Managing Director – Sales & Marketing Group, Intel India.
Besides offering technology at a prudent price, iBall’s purpose is to assure SMEs a smoother transition into the newer tax reform and to help them incorporate a digitalized medium into their functioning and operations.
The offerings of GST ready laptop will be available across India within a week’s time. iBall’s GST ready CompBook Windows 10 Laptops will be available at price points of INR 9,999, INR 12,999, and INR 14,299. iBall CompBook laptops are also available with 0% interest EMI options at selected stores.