Giving a long rope to industry, the GST Council on Saturday extended the last date for filing final returns by a month to October 10. Also, for easier compliance, the council allowed businesses to file simplified GSTR-3B for four more months until December.
Briefing reporters after the 21st GST Council meeting, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said for companies with a turnover of over Rs 100 crore, the last date for filing GSTR-1 will be October 3. For the rest, it will be October 10, and also, the filing of GSTR-2 for July will have to be done by October 31, and GSTR-3 by November 10.
For GSTR-1,2,3, we are giving a long rope and we are staggering the return filing date for July," Adhia said the date of GSTR 1, 2, 3 returns filing for the month of August will be informed later, he said.
Till yesterday, over 45 lakh GSTR-3B, 17 lakh GSTR-1 and over 13 crore invoices have been filed on the GSTN portal.
Due to the huge rush of July GSTR-3B return filing, the GSTN software had witnessed some glitches and the last date of filing had to be extended.
Earlier this week, the date of final return filing for GSTR-1 was first extended to September 10 in view of rush in invoice uploading, instead of September 5 earlier.
Purchase returns or GSTR-2 was required to be filed by September 25 instead of September 10 earlier.
GSTR-3, which is the match of GSTR-1 and GSTR-2, was needed to be filed by September 30, in place of September 15.