One-Fifth Taxpayers File Return On Last Day: GST Network
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One-Fifth Taxpayers File Return On Last Day: GST Network


GST Network on Tuesday said 13.30 lakh GSTR-3B returns, about one-fifth of total such returns, were filed on the last day on Jan. 20 despite some technical glitches.

This month's return filing data till date show that the GSTN return filing system was working within its expected limits which is evident by the fact that till Jan. 14, a total of 24.66 lakh GSTR-3B were filed, GST Network said in a statement.

"A total of 65.65 lakh GSTR-3B for the tax month of December were filed, out of which 13.30 lakh GSTR-3B returns were filed on last day itself, i.e., on Jan. 20, 2020," it said.

Several taxpayers complained of technical glitches on filing returns on social media. There have been few issues about one-time passwords being received with some time lag on account of delay by the e-mail service provider or local internet issues, it said.

"Thus, in order to ensure that no inconvenience is faced by the taxpayer on this account, the OTPs are sent simultaneously on e-mail as well as on registered mobile number so that in case there is a delay in receiving OTP on e-mail, OTP received on mobile phone or vice versa can be used. The taxpayer can use OTP received on any channel for filing their returns," it said.

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In the last three days 8.32 lakh, 6.09 lakh and 13.30 lakh GSTR-3B returns were filed on Jan. 18, 19 and 20, respectively.

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On Jan. 21 also, till 12 p.m., more than 2 lakh GSTR-3B were filed for the tax month of December, totalling the GSTR-3B returns filed to 67.70 lakh in this month, it added.

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