NEW DELHI : The Government on Saturday, 19th August extended the last date for filing returns and payment of taxes under the goods and services tax (GST) regime by 5 days till August 25, after the GST Network portal faced technical issues because of huge rush.
Earlier, the cut-off for filing maiden GST returns for July was scheduled to end on Sunday, 20th August.
In a recent statement, the Finance Ministry said: “The GST Implementation Committee, consisting of State and Central Government officers, has taken a decision to extend the last date for payment of GST for July 2017 to August 25, 2017.”
For taxpayers who have to claim credit for earlier taxes paid by filing form TRANS 1, the last date for returns will be August 28. “In order not to face any last moment technological difficulty in submission of returns, all taxpayers are requested to kindly file their return well before August 25/28, 2017 and not wait for the last date,” the Ministry said.