Govt extends last date for filing and payment of GST by 5 days; now file your return till August 25
Technical glitch held up filing of the first Goods and Services Tax return on the last day prompting the government to extend the last date to August 25.
A finance ministry statement said the GST Implementation Committee, consisting of state and central government officers, has taken a decision to extend the last date for payment of the GST for the month of July 2017 to 25th August, 2017.
Saturday or August 20th was the last day for payment of GST and filing of the simplified return–Form 3B for the month of July.
Form 3B is a special summary return introduced for July and August months. Tax practioners and traders represented to the government seeking extension of the filing date.
“Since it is the first Return to be filed under GST, the tax payers and the tax practitioners have requested for few more days to file their Return. Also, there have been requests from states which are hit with floods to extend the last date for filing of GST Returns. The State of Jammu & Kashmir has also requested for extension of time because of late passing of their GST Ordinance. Some technical glitches are also experienced by last minute return filers,” the statement said.
The statement said for those tax payers, who do not want to avail of transitional credit in TRANS1 this month, the date for return filing will be 25th August 2017. And for those who want to fill up TRANS1 this month, the last date for filing of returns will be 28th August 2017, as announced earlier.
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Source : The Economic Times