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Last date for filing of GST returns for Jul, Aug extended

GSTR-3, which is the match of GSTR-1 and GSTR-2, will have to be filed by September 30

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Illustration by Ajay Mohanty
Illustration by Ajay Mohanty

Businesses will have more time to file the final GST returns as the government today extended the last date for of sales and purchase data as well as payment of taxes for the months of July and August.

Now sales return or GSTR-1 for July will have to be filed by September 10 instead of September 5 earlier and purchase returns or GSTR-2 would be filed by September 25 instead of September 10 earlier.


GSTR-3, which is the match of GSTR-1 and GSTR-2, will have to be filed by September 30, in place of September 15.

"GIC (GST Implementation Committee) decides to extend date of GSTR 1, GSTR 2 and GSTR 3 for the month of July to 10th, 25th and 30th September 2017, respectively," the government said in a tweet.

With regard to August, the date for GSTR-1, GSTR-2 and GSTR-3 has been extended to October 5, October 10 and October 15 from earlier September 20, September 25 and September 30, respectively.

The industry has been demanding an of the date of final GST returns in view of scores of invoices to be uploaded.

The government will shortly issue notification to extend the date of returns.

In the initial returns filed in form GSTR-3B, taxes worth Rs 92,283 crore were collected for July from just 64.42 per cent of the total taxpayer base.

Of the 59.57 lakh businesses, who should file return for July, as many as 38.38 lakh taxpayers accounting for 64.42 per cent of the total businesses who had registered in July had filed their GST returns.

Through a notification last week, the (CBEC) had waived fee for delayed of GSTR-3B and had allowed businesses to correct errors in the initial return form while the final returns.

It also said that entities who had not filed GSTR-3B can file the final returns in GSTR-1, GSTR-2 and GSTR-3 and pay taxes.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, September 05 2017. 01:34 IST
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