Centre Extends Deadline For Filing September GST Return Till October 21

Centre Extends Deadline For Filing September GST Return Till October 21

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) on Friday said that the government has extended the deadline for filing GST returns for the month of September by a day to October 21 (Friday). On Thursday, taxpayers faced a slow functioning of the GST portal, which was the last date for filing monthly GST returns for some taxpayers.

Following that, the CBIC had said that an extension of the due date was being considered.

“The GST Implementation Committee of GST Council has approved extension of the due date of filing GSTR-3B return for the month of September 2022, for the monthly filers, from 20th October, 2022 to 21st October 2022,” the CBIC tweeted on Friday.

Monthly return and tax payment form GSTR-3B is filed in staggered manner between the 20th, 22nd, and 24th of each month by taxpayers in different states.

GST Network (GSTN) provides the technology backend for running Goods and Services Tax (GST). Infosys is the service provider for GSTN. 

GSTR-3B is filed in a staggered manner between the 20th, 22nd, and 24th of each month by taxpayers in different states.  Thursday being the last day for filing returns for some category of taxpayers, many reported slowness in the portal while filing their monthly GSTR 3B returns.  In a tweet, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) said it has received “an Incident Report” from GSTN regarding slowness in the system along with a proposal for extending the due date.

According to a report by the PTI, AMRG & Associates Senior Partner Rajat Mohan said technical glitches in GSTN have once again soured the festive season for tax professionals and corporates.

Abhishek Jain, Tax Partner, KPMG, said: “20th of every month is the due date for filing GSTR 3B, and the GSTN has done a good job in handling the traffic so far.” “However, for the month of October, the portal displayed some slowness which has been acknowledged by GSTN. As such, CBIC should consider granting the requisite extension to avoid any interest implications for the taxpayers who were not able to file returns due to the glitch,” Jain added.