As GST return forms did not have a column for claiming transitional input credit, the government yesterday gave some breather to such taxpayers by giving them an extra week until August 28 to file returns.
While GSTR 3B is the form for filing GST return, TRANS I is the form in which the businesses will have to give the details of credit that they are claiming for payment of taxes before the rollout of GST.
"The transitional form is almost ready and we are working to upload it by tomorrow so that businesses can start filing TRANS I," a senior revenue department official said.
Yesterday, the finance ministry had said the TRANS I form will be available on the GSTN website from August 21.
Giving relaxation to the businesses that need to claim transitional input tax credit, the ministry yesterday allowed them to deposit taxes on the basis of self-assessment by August 20 but gave them one more week until August 28 to file return.
The taxpayers who do not claim any transitional input tax credit will have to necessarily pay tax and file return in Form 3B before the due date of August 20.