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CII seeks extension of time for filing GST returns

In view of difficulties of online filing, the industry body suggested that "the due dates for filing GSTR-1, GSTR-2 and GSTR-3 should be deferred for another month or two"

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

GST. Illustration: Ajay Mohanty
GST. Illustration: Ajay Mohanty

chamber on Sunday sought extension of time by two months for filing of returns in view of difficulties being faced by businesses.

The Council has already extended the last date for filing final returns to October 10. has now requested for further extension to resolve certain system issues.


In view of difficulties of online filing, the body suggested that "the due dates for filing GSTR-1, GSTR-2 and GSTR-3 should be deferred for another month or two".

The chamber also suggested that no penal action should be taken against the and by the department in the initial six months of the launch.

The Goods and Services (GST) was introduced on July 1.

It said that the Network (GSTN) system response should be enhanced to allow download, preview details, and take prints for reconciliation before submission.

The body also recommended that GSTR-3B should have provision for rounding off Input Credit to nearest rupee.

"This will match output liability which is rounded off, and be accepted in the system," the chamber said.

For companies with turnover of over Rs 100 crore, the last date for filing GSTR-1 for July isOctober 3 and for the rest, it is October10.

Filing of GSTR-2 for July is to be done byOctober 31, and GSTR-3 byNovember 10.

Due dates for filing of returns for August are yet to be notified.

GSTR 3B is a simple return form introduced by the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) for the month of July and August, following the roll out of the Goods and Services from July 1.

First Published: Sun, September 24 2017. 14:05 IST
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