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GST: Timelines for late fee amnesty scheme & filing of revocation application extended

In order to benefit taxpayers, who could not file their returns in time due to various reasons, closing date of late fee amnesty scheme & time limit for filing of application for revocation of cancellation of registration has been extended.

Extension in the last date to avail benefit of the late fee amnesty scheme

The Government, vide Notification No. 19/2021- Central Tax, dated 01.06.2021, had provided relief to the taxpayers by reducing / waiving late fee for non-furnishing FORM GSTR-3B for the tax periods from July, 2017 to April, 2021, if the returns for these tax periods are furnished between 01.06.2021 to 31.08.2021. The last date to avail benefit of the late fee amnesty scheme, has now been extended from existing 31.08.2021 to 30.11.2021.

Extension in the time limit for filing of application for revocation of cancellation of registration

Based on the multiple representations received, Government has also extended the timelines for filing of application for revocation of cancellation of registration to 30.09.2021, where the due date of filing of application for revocation of cancellation of registration falls between 01.03.2020 to 31.08.2021. The extension would be applicable only in those cases where registrations have been cancelled under clause (b) or clause (c) of sub-section (2) of section 29 of the CGST Act.

Extension in date for filing of GST returns of Companies with EVC

The filing of FORM GSTR-3B and FORM GSTR-1/ IFF by companies using electronic verification code (EVC), instead of Digital Signature certificate (DSC) has already been enabled for the period from 27.04.2021 to 31.08.2021. This has been further extended to 31st October, 2021.


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TaxGyata Team

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