On Saturday, the government has decided to extend the date for the GST return filing for July. The date has set on 25th August. The decision for extension has emerged out due to the technical fault which the GST Network website has gone through. Many taxpayers have a complaint about the technical issues that they have faced including not being able to log in or failure to submit the payment. Such events have taken place even after the taxpayers got the challans in their hands.

Amidst the plethora of complaints from the taxpayers, the government has come to the decision of extending the GST return filing date. Apart from the technical error, there are incidents of a flood which have created a hindrance for the taxpayers.

Due to all these, the government decided on Thursday to extend the GST filing date. The taxpayers who would like to claim transitional input tax. This clarification comes from the finance minister after the taxpayers have raised several issues about the TRAN 1 filing. It has been said that the form is not available on the GST portal.

This extension of the deadline is for those who want to file GST along with GSTR – 3B which is considered to be a summary of GST. The extension can be availed by the taxpayers who don’t want to avail the TRAN 1 form as well. Since this is the first GST tax filing, the taxpayers have asked for more time to get used to the details and collect all the documents.

The request for extension has been made from the states like Jammu and Kashmir as well. Due to the flood, the taxpayers of such states have found it difficult to file the tax return.

Keeping the technical error in mind government has urged people to file the return before a deadline. The last minute haste might prove to be troublesome.