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

The due date of filing GST return for FY 2017-18 is 31st August, in which taxpayers are required to file consolidated details of the monthly returns.

Earlier also, Chief Commissioner of Customs and CGST Visakhapatnam Zone, Naresh Penumaka said that the date would not be extended further and failure to do so will attract very severe consequences, including hefty penalty.

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Tirupati GST Commissionerate has cautioned the public about the jeopardy of non-payment, as only 10 days are left having the deadline for the payment of Goods and Services Tax (GST).

GST payers (both normal taxpayers and composition taxpayers) are required to file GST annual returns for the financial year 2017-18 in GSTR 9/9A/9C (as applicable) on or before August 31, 2019.

Penalty for non compliance:

The Department of Central Tax has cautioned taxpayers that defaulters will be penalised an amount of ₹200 per day, which may extend to a quarter per cent of turnover as late fee for delayed filing of the annual returns.

Taxpayers helpline

Commissioner M. Srihari Rao said “In case of any difficulty in filing, taxpayers may approach Seva Kendras located at all the central GST offices,”

The department will conduct an awareness programme on August 21 (Wednesday) at the Regional Science Centre auditorium from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Author: Niranjan Reddy

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