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Govt waives Late Fees on delayed filing of March/April GSTR 3B Return

Ministry of Finance
(Department of Revenue)
(Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs)
New Delhi

Notification No. 09/2021- Central Tax 

Dated: 1st May, 2021

G.S.R. 305(E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by section 128 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017), the Government, on the recommendations of the Council, hereby makes the following further amendments in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 76/2018– Central Tax, dated the 31st December, 2018, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 1253(E), dated the 30 December, 2018, namely:–

In the said notification, after the seventh proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely: –

“Provided also that the amount of late fee payable under section 47 shall stand waived for the period as specified in column (4) of the Table given below, for the tax period as specified in the corresponding entry in column (3) of the said Table, for the class of registered persons mentioned in the corresponding entry in column (2) of the said Table, who fail to furnish the returns in FORM GSTR-3B by the due date, namely:-

Table

S. No.

Class of registered persons

Tax period

Period for which late fee
waived

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

1.

Taxpayers having an aggregate turnover of more than rupees 5 crores in the preceding financial year

March, 2021 and April, 2021

Fifteen days from the due date of furnishing return

2.

Taxpayers having an aggregate turnover of up to rupees 5 crores in the preceding financial year who are liable to furnish the return as specified under sub-section (1) of section 39

March, 2021 and April, 2021

Thirty days from the due date of furnishing return

3.

Taxpayers having an aggregate turnover of up to rupees 5 crores in the preceding financial year who are liable to furnish the return as specified under proviso to sub-section (1) of section 39

January-March, 2021

Thirty days from the due date of furnishing return.”.

2. This notification shall be deemed to have come into force with effect from 20th day of April, 2021.

[F. No. CBEC-20/06/08/2020-GST] RAJEEV RANJAN, Under Secy.

Note: The principal notification No. 76/2018-Central Tax, dated 31st December, 2018 was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 1253(E), dated the 31st December, 2018 and was last amended vide notification number 57/2020 – Central Tax, dated the 30th June, 2020, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 424(E), dated the 30th June, 2020.