New Delhi: The government extended the last date of filing returns on August 5 till 5 August till 5 August and the last date for paying tax under GST portal under GST portal.
Earlier, the cut-off was due to conclude yesterday for filing the first GST return for July, which interpreted heavy traffic in ‘www.Gst.Gov.In‘.
But the portal suffered technical problems because it was unable to load.
In a statement, the Finance Ministry said: “The GST Implementation Committee, which includes officers from the state and central government, has decided to extend the deadline for payment of GST from July 2017 to August 25, 2017.”
He said that some flood affected states and Jammu and Kashmir have demanded extension.
For taxpayers who have to claim credit for past taxes paid by Trans 1 to pay, the last date for return will be 28 August.
“To face technical difficulty in depositing returns in any last moment, all taxpayers are requested to file their returns properly before August 25 / August 28 and do not wait till the last date,” the ministry said.
From this morning, traders from all over the country experienced difficulties in filing returns and uploading GST 3b on GST network portal – it is mandatory for the company to make IT backbone for new indirect tax regime.
GST Network took on Twitter, saying, “GST portal is experiencing some issues. Please try later.”
GST returns for first time on July 5
As soon as the trouble came to light, “GSTOG.in” scrolled on the website: “We are experiencing a slow pace and are working to improve the response. Please bear with us.”
Under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, which was implemented from July 1, businesses are expected to enter monthly tax returns.
While 72 million taxpayers of the old indirect tax regime have transferred to the GST network portal, nearly 50 million have completed the migration process.