Govt, Infosys working on steps to ease filing of GST returns1 min read . Updated: 22 Jan 2020, 07:16 PM IST
- Several technological measures are being worked out with Infosys and will be in place by April 2020, the government said
- The government has also now set different dates for filing GSTR-3B returns, based on turnover of the companies
The government on Wednesday said it was working with Infosys, the managed service providers for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime in the country, to improving the performance of GSTN filing portal on permanent basis.
“Several technological measures are being worked out with Infosys and will be in place by April 2020," the government said in a release.
The government has also now set different dates for filing GSTR-3B returns, based on turnover of the companies. The last date of filing GSTR-3B returns for every taxpayer so far was 20th of every month. That date remains unchanged for taxpayers with an annual turnover of ₹5 crore and above in the previous financial year.
Those with annual turnover of less than ₹5 crore in the previous financial year will get more time. Tax filers from 15 states and union territories, i.e., Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Lakshadweep, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh will now have the last date of filing GSTR-3B returns as 22nd of the month. This category has around 49 lakh GSTR-3B filers.
For the remaining 46 lakh taxpayers from the 22 states and UTs of Jammu and Kashmir, Laddakh, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Assam, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha with annual turnover below ₹5 crore in previous financial year, the last date of filing GSTR-3B will be 24th of the month.