Gujarat Global News Network, New Delhi
The government on Monday extended the due date by a month for the filing of July GSTR-2 to November 30 and GSTR-3 to December 11.
GSTR-2 or purchase returns have to be matched with GSTR-1 which is the sales return. The original due date for filing GSTR-2 was October 31, while the last date for filing of GSTR-3, which is a matching form of GSTR-1 and 2, was November 11.
The last date for filing of GSTR-1 for July was October 1. Over 46.54 lakh businesses had filed July GSTR-1 returns. The extension will facilitate about 30.81 lakh taxpayers for filing GSTR-2 for the month of July 2017, the finance ministry said in a statement.
In Gujarat 46.84 lakh people have filed GSTR-1 returns. As against this only 16.03 lakh could file GSTR-2 returns.
“The competent authority has approved the extension of filing of GSTR-2 for July 2017 to November 2017, for facilitation of businesses and all taxpayers,” it said.
Businesses have been complaining of problems in matching invoices while filing GSTR-2 on the GST Network portal. This is the first month of filing GSTR-2.
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