In­dia: CAIT urges Gov­ern­ment to ex­tend GST re­turn dead­line fol­low­ing tech­ni­cal glitches in fil­ing process

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The Con­fed­er­a­tion of All In­dia Traders has asked the Union Fi­nance Min­is­ter Arun Jait­ley for an ex­ten­sion in dead­line for fil­ing GSTR3B re­turn for Septem­ber, till the end of the cur­rent year, cit­ing tech­ni­cal faults on the GST web­site be­ing the main ob­sta­cle to file re­turns. Notably, the Min­istry of Fi­nance an­nounced to ex­tend the dead­line by 5 days to Oc­to­ber 25, where In­put Tax Credit (ITC) ben­e­fit for the pe­riod from July last year to March this year will also be made avail­able for busi­nesses, who can claim the ben­e­fits by the men­tioned date. In a let­ter is­sued to the Fi­nance Min­is­ter, CAIT elu­ci­dated that there are var­i­ous is­sues on the web­site, that are cre­at­ing a lot of prob­lems for the deal­ers/ con­sul­tants to file their re­turns for the month of Septem­ber.

“In the wake of no proper func­tion­ing of GST por­tal caus­ing a lot of ha­rass­ment to tax re­turn fil­ers, we at the first in­stance urged your good self to ex­tend the due date of fil­ing GSTR 3B for the month of Septem­ber 2018 till De­cem­ber 31, 2018,” CAIT men­tioned.

Fur­ther­more, the CAIT also marked out that the facts de­pict that the Gov­ern­ment is in­tend­ing to raise its rev­enue with late fees in­come and termed such a move by the Gov­ern­ment shame­ful.

The ma­jor is­sues be­ing faced by the re­turn fil­ers are that the por­tal is un­able to serve over 1,50,000 users at a time be­cause of server fail­ure and the en­tered fig­ure au­to­mat­i­cally turns into zero along with nu­mer­ous other er­rors while up­load­ing any doc­u­ment.

Praveen Khan­del­wal, Sec­re­tary Gen­eral, CAIT con­cluded by say­ing that the Min­istry of Fi­nance must come up with a so­lu­tion for this ma­jor prob­lem and help to make GST a dream law rather than a night­mare.

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