₹92150 crore collected as GST in September

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In a tweet on Tuesday, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, "To facilitate taxpayers, late fee on filing of GSTR-3B for Aug&Sept has been waived". The tweet further said that the late fee amount will be credited back to the ledger of taxpayers who have already paid it.

Late fee payment has been waived for late GST returns filed in August and September.

Correcting word in para 1) New Delhi, Oct 24 (PTI) The government has collected Rs 92,150 crore as Goods and Services Tax (GST) in September from 42.91 lakh businesses, the finance ministry said today.

Businesses have been demanding that the government waives penalty for delayed filing of 3B returns.

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An earlier report by PTI quoted on 37 lakh GST returns that were filed in the month of September. The GST law has recommended a penalty of INR 100 per day for both (CGST and SGST) in case of failing to submit returns and paying taxes by the due date. The incerease in influx of traffic on the last day hinders with the smooth functuoning of the IT backbone of the GST regime, resulting in taxpayers being unable to file their returns. On similar line, 28.46 lakh GST returns were filed for August before the deadline expired, but the figure went up to 51.37 lakh later.

Also for September while 39.4 lakh returns were filed by the due date, the number is rising and was over 42 lakh till yesterday. Compliance in filing returns was reportedly low as only half the number of assesses filed summary returns under GST for September.

The Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) on 20 October 2017 released an offline facility that will allow taxpayers to finalise their GSTR-3B forms on their own computers before uploading it on the portal.

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