A worker holds his goods and services tax (GST) papers in his store at a wholesale market in the Old Delhi area of Delhi, India (Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg)  

Government Extends Date To Claim GST Transition Credit Till Nov. 30 

The government today extended the deadline by a month till November 30 for businesses to claim credit of transitional stock in the Goods and Services Tax regime.

TRAN-1 is to be filed by those businesses that are keen to claim credit for taxes paid before the launch of GST on July 1.

The extension would aid in subsiding the anxiety among various industry players, caused on account of revision option of TRAN-1 not being available on the portal even 4 days prior to the due date.
Abhishek Jain, Tax Partner, EY India

The GST Council, in its 21st meeting in Hyderabad, had decided to extend the deadline for filing TRAN-1 form to October 31, from September-end earlier. It also allowed businesses to revise the form once in the case of any discrepancy.

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As much as Rs 65,000 crore out of the nearly Rs 95,000 crore tax collections in July – the first month of GST – have been claimed as transitional credit by taxpayers. Following this, the Central Board of Excise and Customs had ordered a scrutiny of all such claims above Rs 1 crore.

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