GST submission deadline extended: In response to technical difficulties faced by taxpayers on the GST (Goods and Services) portal, the government has decided to extend the deadline for submitting GST forms GSTR-2B and GSTR-3B to May 24. She also asked Infosys to resolve the issue as soon as possible. possible, the Center said in a tweet a day ago. This came hours after the government acknowledged the GST portal malfunction and said it is considering extending the deadline for submitting GST forms.
“The due date for filing FORM GSTR-3B for the month of April 2022 has been extended to May 24, 2022,” the Central Council of Indirect Taxation and Customs (CBIC) wrote on Twitter late on Tuesday.
The due date for submitting FORM GSTR-3B for the month of April 2022 has been extended to May 24, 2022 (See Notice No. 05/2022-Central Tax dated 17.05.2022). (1/2) pic.twitter.com/RwxX6oK7L6
— CBIC (@cbic_india) May 17, 2022
The CBIC had said earlier on Tuesday that a technical failure had been reported by the GSTN (GST network) in the April 2022 generation GSTR-2B and automatic population of GSTR-3B on the portal.
“A technical failure has been reported by @Infosys_GSTN in the April 22 generation of GSTR-2B and automatic population of GSTR-3B on the portal. Infosys is directed by Govt for an early fix. The engineering team is working to deliver GSTR-2B at the earliest and correct the auto-completed GSTR-3B,” the tweet said.
GSTR-2B is an automatically generated ITC (Input Tax Credit) statement, which is available to any GST registered entity based on the information provided by their suppliers in their respective Sales Declaration Form GSTR-1. The GSTR 2B statement is usually made available to tax-paying companies on the 12th of the following month. Based on this, they can claim ITC while paying tax and filing GSTR-3B. GSTR-3B is filed in installments on the 20th, 22nd and 24th for different categories of taxpayers.
“Given the difficulties taxpayers face in filing their GSTR-3B for April 2022, a proposal to extend the GSTR-3B filing deadline for April 2022 is under active consideration. Nuisance to taxpayers is deplored,” the CBIC said in another tweet.
The GSTN had issued an advisory on incomplete GSTR-2B two days ago on Sunday. “It has been noted that in some cases certain records are not reflected in the GSTR-2B statement for the period of April 2022. However, such records are visible in GSTR-2A of such recipients. The engineering team is working to resolve this issue for the affected taxpayers and generate new GSTR-2B at the earliest,” the advisory said.
“In the meantime, affected taxpayers interested in filing GSTR-3B are requested to file the self-assessment return using GSTR-2A,” the GSTN said.
The government had awarded Infosys a Rs 1,380 crore contract in 2015 to build and maintain the GST system. However, GST portal outages have been reported frequently by taxpayers across the country.
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