New Delhi, May 18, 2018

The last date for filing of return in Form GSTR-3B for the month of April has been extended by two days.

Taxpayers can now file their April GSTR-3B return till May 22. Filing GSTR 3B is mandatory for all those who have registered for the Goods and Services Tax (GST)

The move to extend the due date follows the “emergency maintenance” being carried out on the system in the wake of technical issues being faced by the taxpayers during the filing of Form GSTR-3B. MS Mani, Partner-GST, Deloitte India, said considering the difficulties faced in filing the GSTR 3B returns including issues such as data not being saved, data becoming null, etc, it would be preferable that the return filing timeline is extended by a week and not two days.

Abhishek Jain, Partner, EY, said the extension is expected to bring substantial relief to those taxpayers who were struggling with system issues on the last working day (for most) before the due date for filing on May 20.

[The Hindu Business Line]