Deadline to file GST returns extended till August 25
The government extended the deadline for payment of the goods and services tax GST and filing of GST return-3B for July by five days to August 25.
Last Date for Payment of Gst and Filing of Return (in form 3B)For July 2017 Extended By 5 Days...ie till 25.8.17 https://t.co/GmrO0pDPRz— Ministry of Finance (@FinMinIndia) August 19, 2017
According to an official release by the ministry of finance, the decision to extend the deadline came was due to the GST Network facing technical glitches during the day, with several taxpayers complaining about issues ranging from inability to login on the portal to being unable to make the payment through the online banking channel, even after generation of the GST challan.
The government said that they are extending the deadline for GST payment and return filing after receiving requests from taxpayers, tax practitioners, states, including those who have been hit by floods and as technical glitches are being experienced by last minute return filers.
Further, the released says, "It has been specified that for those tax payers, who do not want to avail of transitional credit in TRANS1 this month, the date for return filing will be 25th August 2017. And for those who want to fill up TRANS1 this month, the last date for filing of returns will be 28th August 2017, as announced earlier."
However, the ministry also urged taxpayers not to wait till last date for filing the returns.