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Late Fee to Non-Filers of GST Refunds to help Small Business: Experts


The new pay for non-furnishing GSTR-3B for July 2017 to April 2021 should be capped at Rs 500 per account for these taxpayers who did not hold any tax debt.

According to tax specialists, New Delhi: The rationalization of late fees for postponed filing of monthly GST returns will assist small firms and improve government taxation.

The GST Council, chaired by investment representative Nirmala Sitharaman also state ministers, decided to develop an immune system to assist taxpayers’ late fees for pending returns.

The late fee for non-furnishing GSTR-3B for July 2017 to April 2021 has remained capped at Rs 500 per account for these taxpayers that did not spawn each tax liability.

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A peak of Rs 1,000 per return late fees will be charged for those with tax liability. Achieved such returns are filed by August 31, 2021.

Besides, the cabinet has made it arbitrary for taxpayers with turnover up to Rs 2 crore to file yearly returns for 2020-21.

Also, the settlement report in Form GSTR-9C for fiscal 2020-21 will have to be filed by taxpayers with an annual gross turnover of about over Rs 5 crore.

EY tax co-worker Abhishek Jain stated, “Overall, it can be said that the Council must properly acknowledge the interest of the small industry players and provided them with necessary reliefs, particularly since these firms were most affected due to this pandemic.”

AMRG & Associates’ superior companion Rajat Mohan stated this is a natural relief in payment of late fees for non-filers of GSTR-3B.

“This one-time Amnesty scheme will push up overall yielding, providing additional funds in the exchequer,” he added.

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & co-worker Rajat Bose announced the recreation in compliance-related projects should grant temporary assistance to small and average taxpayers.

“Though, on an overall data, the council has failed to address significant pain points of the industry and the general man following of the pandemic,” Bose added.

Deloitte India superior leader M S Mani said. At the same time, the immunity system would significantly profit small businesses. Therefore, there is a need to stretch the same to other companies that may not have fulfilled their necessities due to the pandemic.

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Athena Law Associates partner Pawan Arora said that although the council has allowed self-certification of Annual Reconciliation somewhat of GST Audit from CA, taxpayers should evaluate their annual agreement to ensure proper compliance.

Nexium executive director – indirect tax, Saket Patawari said the compliance relief is likely to benefit around 89 percent of the taxpayers.

“While all the Council proposals may grant temporary reliefs to the taxpayers, some important appearances like the correction of duty conversion, entitlement to ITC vis-a-vis vaccination for employees, and extension in due dates for GST returns remain escaped,” he replied.

Tax Connect Advisory Services LLP Associate Vivek Jalan said filing GSTR 9 (annual return) is the last chance a taxpayer gets to correct any errors done through the financial year and be completed with great care.

The GST administration may issue notices in case any discrepancy is identified by its Data Analytics Wing in the GSTR 9

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