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GST returns have to be filed by August 31

Already three time extensions and despites of many requests from various states for extending the due date of filing GST return for financial year 2017-18, Chief Commissioner of State Tax Peeyush Kumar said GST (Goods and Services Tax) returns have to be filed for financial year 2017-18 by August 31 and the chances of extending the deadline were remote.

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While considering the problems faced by the taxpayers, The GST Council had been simplifying the procedures and been interacting with the trade and industry bodies for sorting out issues, particularly the problems involving input tax credit.

Kumar said, Some genuine problems, which could not be solved at the local level, were being taken to the notice of GST Council through the State Finance Minister.

During a seminar on GST organised by Vijayawada Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) here on Wednesday, Mr. Kumar said two years after GST came into force, traders continued to have doubts as the system was in transition from VAT (Value-Added Tax) to the new indirect tax structure.

Andhra Pradesh was ahead of many States in registrations and filing of the annual, quarterly and monthly returns and it had tremendous scope for improvement.

Central GST

Meanwhile, it was stated in an official release that taxpayers registered for Central GST have to file returns in GSTR-9/GSTR 9-A/GSTR 9-C for FY 2017-18 by August 31.

For any type of assistance, taxpayers could approach the GST Seva Kendras.

Also Read: Non filing of GST Return will attract heavy penalty: GST Commissionerate

Author: Niranjan Reddy

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