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Relief in late fee to Taxpayers filing Form GSTR-3B

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Government has extended dates for GST filings as notified vide Not. No. 52/2020 dt 24.06.2020 and No. No 57/2020-CT dated 30.06.2020.

  1. Late Fee Relief to Normal Taxpayers filing Form GSTR-3B:
      1. Taxpayers having aggregate turnover > Rs. 5 Cr. in preceding FY
        Tax period Late fees waived if return filed on or before
        February
        24th June
        March
        24th June
        April
        24th June
    1. Taxpayers having aggregate turnover upto Rs. 5 crores in preceding FY
      Tax period Late fees waived if return filed on or before (For Group A States)* Late fees waived if return filed on or before (For Group B States)*
      February
      30th June
      30th June
      March
      03rd July
      05th July
      April
      06th July
      09th July
      May
      12th Sept
      15th Sept
      June
      23rd Sept
      25th Sept
      July
      27th Sept
      29th Sept

    Note 1: If the registered persons fail to furnish Form GSTR-3B returns for the tax periods according to the condition mentioned in the Table 1(a) and (b) above, but furnish the returns till the 30th day of September, 2020, the total amount of late fee payable shall be completely waived if the tax payable is NIL and shall be capped at Rs 500 per return, in case of any tax liability.

    Note 2: For the taxpayers having an aggregate turnover of more than Rs 5 Cr. in the preceding financial year, who fail to furnish the return in FORM GSTR-3B for the months of May, 2020 to July, 2020, by the due date but furnish the said return till the 30th day of September, 2020, the total amount of late fee shall be capped at Rs 500 per return and shall stand fully waived for those taxpayers where the total amount of tax payable in the said return is Nil.

    Note 3: Taxpayers who are yet to file Form any month(s) from July, 2017 till Jan., 2020, can now file Form GSTR-3B from 1st July, 2020 till 30th Sept., 2020, without any late fee, for those months in which they did not have any tax liability. However, for the months they had a tax liability, their late fee would be capped at Rs 500 per return.

    * Group A– Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep

    * Group B– Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Assam, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Chandigarh, Delhi

Source
https://www.gst.gov.in/newsandupdates/read/382
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