GST Filing Deadline Extended After Portal Glitch; Know New Date to File Form GSTR-3B
May, 19th 2022
GST Filing Deadline Extended: Following technical glitches faced by taxpayers on the GST (Goods and Services) portal, the government has decided to extend the deadline to file GST forms GSTR-2B and GSTR-3B to May 24. It has also asked Infosys to solve the problem as soon as possible, the Centre said in a tweet a day back. This came hours after the government acknowledged the glitch in the GST portal and said it was mulling an extension of deadline to file GST forms.
The CBIC had earlier on Tuesday said a technical glitch had been reported by the GSTN (GST Network) in generation of April 2022 GSTR-2B and auto-population of GSTR-3B on portal.
“A technical glitch has been reported by @Infosys_GSTN in generation of April 22 GSTR-2B & auto-population of GSTR-3B on portal. Infosys has been directed by Govt for early resolution. Technical team is working to provide GSTR-2B &correct auto-populated GSTR-3B at the earliest," it had said in a tweet.
GSTR-2B is an auto-drafted Input Tax Credit (ITC) statement, which is available to every GST-registered entity based on the information furnished by their suppliers in their respective sales return form GSTR-1. The GSTR 2B statement is mostly made available to taxpaying businesses on the 12th of the succeeding month. They can claim ITC while paying taxes and filing GSTR-3B, based on this. GSTR-3B is filed on the 20th, 22nd and 24th in a staggered manner for different categories of taxpayers.
“Considering the difficulties faced by taxpayers in filing their GSTR-3B for the month of April 2022, a proposal to extend the due date of filing GSTR-3B for April 2022 is under active consideration. Inconvenience caused to the taxpayers is regretted," the CBIC had said in another tweet.
The GSTN had on Sunday issued an advisory two days back over incomplete GSTR-2B. “It has been noticed that in a few 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 technical team is working to resolve this issue for the impacted taxpayers and generate fresh GSTR-2B at the earliest,” it had said in the advisory.
“In the interim, affected taxpayers interested in filing GSTR-3B are requested to file the return on self-assessment basis using GSTR-2A," the GSTN had said.
The government in 2015 had awarded Infosys a Rs 1,380 crore contract to build and maintain the GST system. However, GST portal glitches have often been reported by taxpayers across the country.