No more extensions for filing gst returns
BENGALURU: Government on Saturday ruled out any further extension in filing of returns under GST after December and advised the taxpayers to file them in advance and not wait for the last day. “We have kept long deadlines for GST filing. For at least six months the taxpayers have to file their own assessment. There will be no extension later,” Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia told reporters here after the first meeting of the Group of Ministers (GOM) that was formed to tackle the IT-related glitches. The GST Council has allowed businesses to file GSTR-3B, which is a self-assesment of their sale and purchases, till December.
“Initial hiccups are there but no mass scale failure. Initial issues need to be sorted out. We have decided a plan of action. The attempt was to work around the difficulties to eliminate problems, leading to better understanding of all stakeholders,” he added.
IT services firm Infosys is taking care of the IT infrastructure for GSTN. GOM was formed at the last meeting of GST Council in Hyderabad after lot of I-T issues concering returns filing were raised by the states.