GST returns filing picks up pace

Nearly 37 lakh GST returns for September have been filed till 7pm on Friday and 75,000 sales data are being uploaded on the GSTN portal on an hourly basis, its chairman Ajay Bhushan Pandey said.

  • Published 21.10.17
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New Delhi: Nearly 37 lakh GST returns for September have been filed till 7pm on Friday and 75,000 sales data are being uploaded on the GSTN portal on an hourly basis, its chairman Ajay Bhushan Pandey said.

The deadline for filing the initial returns in GSTR-3B for September under the goods and services tax regime ends on Friday.

Pandey said the GSTN system was stable and had been handling data at just 30 per cent of its capacity with 20 lakh returns being uploaded in the last two days.

He said 36.84 lakh returns had been filed till 7pm on Friday.

"The pace of filing is picking up with an average 75,000 returns being uploaded on an hourly basis.

"GSTN system is stable. We hope more people are able to file returns within the due date," he said.

Since the rollout of GST on July 1, this is the third month for which businesses have to file GSTR-3B returns listing out details of their sales.

For July and August, 55.68 lakh and 50 lakh returns had been filed, fetching Rs 95,000 crore and Rs 92,000 crore in revenues, respectively.

Pandey said in the first two months, businesses have also uploaded returns after the end of due date and the number for September returns would go up eventually.

"If we see the capacity of the network, GSTN is using only 30 per cent of its capacity. So, there is a lot of headroom available for the server to upload more number of returns," Pandey said. PTI

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