GST return filing dates extended for Kerala

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New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The government on Tuesday extended the deadlines for various Goods and Services Tax (GST) returns for taxpayers registered in flood-hit Kerala, Mahe in Puducherry and Kodagu in Karnataka.

It also extended the last date for filing GST summary sales returns or Form GSTR-3B for all classes of taxpayers across the country for the period of July to August 24.

“In light of the inconvenience faced by the people of Kerala due to the flood situation, the GST returns (GSTR-3B) for the month of July can now be filed by October 5, and the returns for the month of August can now be filed by October 10,” Finance Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted.

The deadline for Form GSTR-1 (sales return) for the quarter July to September has been extended to November 15 for taxpayers having a turnover up to Rs 1.5 crore, the Finance Ministry said in a release.

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For those with turnover above Rs 1.5 crore, the Form GSTR-1 has to be filed by October 5 for the month of July and October 10 for the month of August.

The Finance Ministry has also exempted the relief material coming from foreign countries for distribution in flood-ravaged Kerala from the customs duty and the GST.

“The government is committed to help Kerala in this time of devastation. We have made all the relief materials coming from foreign countries for the Kerala flood relief exempt from customs duty as well as GST,” Goyal told reporters here.

The government also extended the last date for filing GST summary sales returns or Form GSTR-3B for the month of July to August 24 for all classes of taxpayers.

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“In order to facilitate filing of easy GST returns, the government has extended the due date of filing GSTR-3B return to August 24, 2018. We are committed to ensuring that GST is a Good and Simple Tax,” the Minister said in another tweet.

–IANS

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