GSTR-1 filing deadline extended till September 10


New Delhi, Sep 5: The government has extended the deadline for filing the GST sales return, GSTR-1 till September 10 which was to expire on September 5, according to an official announcement.

“GIC (GST Implementation Committee) decides to extend the date of GSTR 1, GSTR 2 and GSTR 3 for the month of July to 10th, 25th and 30th September 2017, respectively,” the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) said.

While GSTR-1 is the sales return and GSTR-2 is the purchase return, GSTR-3 is the match of GSTR-1 and GSTR-2.

Goods and Services Tax (GST) assessees had complained of not being able to log on to the GSTN portal due to the heavy rush for filing GSTR-1 and in the afternoon the GSTN portal having crashed due to heavy load.

Last month, the government announced a five-day extension for filing the initial GSTR-3B return till August 25, after the GST Network (GSTN) return filing portal was hit by a technical glitch and stopped functioning, a day ahead of the last date for filing. Traders across the country faced problems on a penultimate day due to the technical snag and could not file GST returns.

GSTR-3B form, which is a summary return of details of outward supplies, inward supplies, credit and payment of GST, last date for filing was August 20.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that Rs 92,283 crore of tax had come in by August 29 with 38.38 lakh assessees, or only 64 per cent of those registered, having filed their GST returns. The total number of those registered under GST who should be filing returns is 59.57 lakh.

Wefornews Bureau

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