Filing Dates extended for providing relief to taxpayers in view of COVID-19 pandemic- Part 2 07/04/2020

3. Opt in for Composition in FY 2020-21

Normal Taxpayers wanting to opt for Composition should not file GSTR3B and GSTR 1 for any tax period of FY 2020-21 from any of the GSTIN on the associated PAN.

Form Tax period (FY) Extended Date
GST CMP-02
2020-21
30.06.2020
GST ITC-03
2019-20 (As on 31-3-2020)
31.07.2020

4. Compliances for Composition taxpayers:

Form Tax period Extended Date
GST CMP-08
Jan to March 2020
07.07.2020
GSTR-4
FY 2019-20
15.07.2020

5. NRTP, ISD, TDS & TCS taxpayers:

Sl. No. Return Type,Form To be filed by Tax Period Due Date Extended Date
1
GSTR-5
Non Resident Taxpayers
March, April & May, 2020
20th of succeeding month
30th June, 2020
2
GSTR-6
Input Service Distributors
-do-
13th of succeeding month
30th June, 2020
3
GSTR-7
Tax Deductors at Source (TDS deductors)
-do-
10th of succeeding month
30th June, 2020
4
GSTR-8
Tax Collectors at Source (TCS collectors)
-do-
10th of succeeding month
30th June, 2020

6. Extension of validity period of EWB:

The validity of E-way bills (EWBs), generated on or before 24th March, 2020, and whose validity expiry date lies on or after 20th March, 2020, is deemed to have been extended till 30th June, 2020.

Filing Dates extended for providing relief to taxpayers in view of COVID-19 pandemic- Part 1 07/04/2020

Due to COVID-19 pandemic and challenges faced by taxpayers, Government has extended dates for GST filings. These are notified in Notifications 30/2020 to 36/2020 dated 03.04.2020 & 40/2020 dated 05.05.2020. Circular No. 136/06/2020-GST dated 3rd April, 2020 has been issued.

1. Normal Taxpayers filing Form GSTR-3B

a.Taxpayers having aggregate turnover > Rs. 5 Cr. in preceding FY

Tax period Late fees waived if return filed on or before
Feb, 2020
24th June, 2020
March, 2020
24th June, 2020
April, 2020
24th June, 2020
May, 2020
27th June, 2020 (extended due date for filing)

b.Taxpayers having aggregate turnover of > Rs. 1.5 crores and upto Rs. 5 crores in preceding FY

Tax period Late fees waived if return filed on or before
Feb, 2020
29th June, 2020
March, 2020
29th June, 2020
April, 2020
30th June, 2020

c.Taxpayers having aggregate turnover of upto Rs. 1.5 crores in preceding FY

Return/Tax period Late fees waived if return filed on or before
Feb, 2020
30th June, 2020
March, 2020
03rd July, 2020
April, 2020
6th July, 2020

d.Taxpayers having aggregate turnover of upto Rs. 5 Cr. in preceding FY

Tax period Extended date and no late fees if return filed on or before Principal place of business is in State/UT of
May, 2020 Group 1 States/UTs
12th July, 2020
Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep
May, 2020 Group 2 States/UTs
14th July, 2020
Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Assam, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Chandigarh, Delhi

2.Normal Taxpayers filing Form GSTR-1

Tax period Due Date Waiver of late fee if return filed on or before
March 2020
11.04.2020
30.06.2020
April 2020
11.05.2020
30.06.2020
May 2020
11.06.2020
30.06.2020
Quarterly taxpayers Jan to March 2020
30.04.2020
30.06.2020

Advisory on Opting-in for Composition Scheme for 2020-21 – Extension of Dates in view of COVID-19 pandemic 07/04/2020

Due to COVID-19 pandemic and challenges faced by taxpayers, Government has extended dates for opting for composition scheme by normal taxpayers, for the financial year 2020-21. These are notified in Notifications 30/2020 Central Tax, dated 03.04.2020. Circular No. 136/06/2020-GST dated 3rd April, 2020 has also been issued.

B. Existing Normal taxpayers who want to opt for Composition Scheme in Financial Year 2020-21 may note following changes:

    1. Revised date to file Form GST CMP 02: Normal and registered taxpayers who want to opt in for Composition in FY 2020-21 can apply in Form GST CMP-02 by 30th June 2020.
    2. No GSTR 1 or 3B must be filed in 2020-21 financial year for associated PAN: The taxpayers SHOULD NOT file any GSTR-1/GSTR-3B, for any tax period of FY 2020-21, from any of the GSTIN on the associated PAN, or else they will not be able to opt for composition scheme for FY 2020-21.
    3. No need for re-opting for the composition scheme: The taxpayers who are already in composition scheme, in previous financial year are not required to opt in for composition again for FY 2020-2021.
    4. Revised date to file Form GST ITC 03: Form GST ITC-03 to reverse ITC for the stock in hand at the time of transition can be filed till 31st July, 2020.
    5. Modification in earlier advisory date 18.02.2020: The advisory issued on 18.02.2020 and available on GST Portal (click here for the link https://www.gst.gov.in/newsandupdates/read/356stands modified to above extent.