GST Collection Tops Rs 94,000-cr For July From 44 Lakh Businesses
New Delhi, August 19: The central government on Saturday extended the last date of filing returns of Goods and Services Tax (GST) to August 25 for the month of July as return filing website stopped functioning due to a technical glitch, a day ahead of the last date for filing GST returns. Earlier, the deadline was August 20 and the date has been extended for those who haven’t claimed input tax credit.
On August 18, the government had given two more days to file the GSTR-3B form for July which is a summary return of details of outward supplies, inward supplies, credit and payment of GST. The August 20 window wasn’t open for those who wanted to claim opening credit. The decision of extending the date to August 25 was taken by GST Implementation Committee which comprises officers of state and central government, reported Economic Times.
August 25th is applicable to those who do not wish to avail transitional credit in TRANS1 this month and people willing to avail transitional credit in TRANS1 can file returns by August 28th which was announced earlier.
As per a statement by the government, the tax payers and practitioners have urged for a few more days as it is the first return t be filed under the newly introduced GST. ” Apart from this, people dwelling in flood hit states have made a similar request and also Jammu and Kashmir urged for the same since GST was introduced late into its system, read the statement of Ministry of Finance.