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Govt staggers GSTR filing deadline to ease system load

Govt staggers GSTR filing deadline to ease system load

After taxpayers complained of technical glitch in filing the monthly summary GST returns (GSTR3B), the government on Wednesday said it would allow staggered filing on the basis of turnover and location to ease the load on the system which is witnessed closer to the filing deadline on 20th of every month. For about 8 lakh taxpayers with turnover over Rs 5 crore, the last date of filing would remain the same. For those below the turnover threshold, they have been further divided into two groups of 46 and 49 lakh taxpayers belonging to two sets of states and UTs whose deadline will now be 22nd and 24th of every month, respectively. However, experts said that while excess load is a problem on the last day of filing, when the system shows that it’s busy preventing return-filing, is only a part of the problem. There are other structural issues as pointed out by a CAG report tabled in Parliament earlier this year.

 

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