Last date for filing GSTR-1 extended till October 31

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The Finance Ministry Monday extended the last date for filing final sales return GSTR-1 for July 2017 to September 2018 period till October 31 and also waived the late fee for the delayed filing of returns.

It said that the number of taxpayers who have filed summary sales return GSTR-3B is substantially higher than the number of taxpayers who furnished GSTR-1.

Under the Goods and Services Tax (GST), businesses with a turnover of over Rs 1.5 crore has to file final sales return or GSTR-1 by the 11th of next month. Accordingly, GSTR-1 for the month of September 2018, was required to be filed by October 11, 2018. This date has now been extended to October 31.

For taxpayers having aggregate turnover up to Rs 1.5 crore, the due date for furnishing GSTR-1 for the quarters from July 2017 to September 2018, too has been extended till October 31, 2018.

Businesses with a turnover of up to Rs 1.5 crore can file returns quarterly with returns for one quarter needed to be filed by the 31st day of next month.

It further said that those taxpayers who will now be migrating to GST the last date for furnishing the details of outward supplies of goods or services or both in GSTR-1 and for filing the return in GSTR-3B for the months of July 2017 to November 2018 has been extended till December 31, 2018.

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