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GST returns filing date extended till Oct 10

GST Council Extended The Last Date For Filing Final Returns To October 10.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Himani Gwari | Updated on: 09 Sep 2017, 11:06:26 PM
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New Delhi:

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.

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First Published : 09 Sep 2017, 11:04:38 PM