Within two months after the biggest tax reform rolled out in the country, the portal of GST (Goods and Services Tax) is ‘experiencing some issues’ and has reportedly crashed. Experts said the site had been taken down on Saturday for thirty minutes at around 2 pm but it is still dysfunctional.
Users access the website of GST to file their returns and with the taxpayers across the country sitting before their computers to submit it, the shutdown can have severe consequences. “People can’t download the forms from the site and the ones who can, are not able to use it properly,” said CA Julfesh Shah.
“People faced the same trouble during the last date of filing Income Tax returns on July 31,” said CA Anand Taori.
Ashok Chandak, former president of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), said, “Last date for filing GST return was August 20 and since it is Sunday, practically Saturday was the last date to file the return.”
Source : The Times of India