GST payment deadline: The government is considering extending the GST payment deadline in April; Ask

As taxpayers are facing technical glitches in the GST portal, the government said on Tuesday that it was considering extending the April tax payment deadline and directed a speedy resolution of the problem. The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has stated that a technical error has been reported by Infosys between the GSTR-2B in April 2022 and the auto-population of GSTR-3B in the portal.

The CBIC tweeted, “The government has instructed Infosys for a preliminary solution. The technical team is working to provide GSTR-2B and is automatically revising the populated GSTR-3B as soon as possible.”

GSTR-2B is an automated draft input tax credit (

) Statement which is available to each GST registered entity based on the information provided by their suppliers in their respective sales return form GSTR-1.

The GSTR-2B statement is usually made available to businesses on the 12th day of the following month, on the basis of which they can claim ITC when paying taxes and filing GSTR-3B.

GSTR-3B is filed stunned between 20th, 22nd and 24th of every month for different categories of taxpayers.

“Considering the problems that taxpayers are facing in filing their GSTR-3B for the month of April 2022, a proposal to extend the GSTR-3B filing deadline for April 2022 is under active consideration,” CBIC tweeted.

On Sunday, the GST Network, which provides the backbone of the Goods and Services Tax technology, issued a notice stating that in some cases, certain records were not reflected in the GSTR-2B statement for the period April 2022 and asked taxpayers to file. GSTR-3B returns on self-assessment basis.

“The technical team is working to resolve this issue for affected taxpayers and is developing a new GSTR-2B soon. In the meantime, affected taxpayers interested in filing GSTR-3B are requested to file returns on a self-assessment basis using GSTR-2A.” GSTN said.

GSTR-2A is a system generated statement of internal supply.

In 2015, Infosys was awarded a contract worth Rs 1,380 crore to build and maintain the GST system.

Rajat Mohan, a senior partner at AMRG & Associates, said: “Technical flaws in the portal will derail the tax filing of millions of taxpayers this month.

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