To be published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i)]
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
(Department of Revenue)
Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs
Notification No. 15/2020 – Central Tax
New Delhi, the 23rd March, 2020
G.S.R…..(E).– In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 44 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017) (hereafter in this notification referred to as the said Act), read with rule 80 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017 (hereafter in this notification referred to as the said rules), the Commissioner, on the recommendations of the Council, hereby extends the time limit for furnishing of the annual return specified under section 44 of the said Act read with rule 80 of the said rules, electronically through the common portal, for the financial year 2018-2019 till 30.06.2020.
[F.No CBEC-20/06/04/2020-GST]
(Pramod Kumar)
Director, Government of India
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CBIC notifies due date for filing of form GSTR-3B for months April to September, 2020


[To be published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i)] Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Revenue Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs Notification No. 29/2020 – Central Tax New Delhi, the 23rd March, 2020 G.S.R…(E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by section 168 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017) (hereafter in this notification referred to as the said Act), read with sub-rule (5) of rule 61 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017 (hereafter in this notification referred to as the said rules), the Commissioner, on the recommendations of the Council, hereby specifies that the return in FORM GSTR-3B of the said rules for each of the months from April, 2020 to September, 2020 shall be furnished electronically through the common portal, on or before the twentieth day of the month succeeding such month: Provided that, for taxpayers having an aggregate turnover of up to rupees five crore rupees in the previous financial year, whose principal place of business is in the States of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, the Union territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands or Lakshadweep, the return in FORM GSTR-3B of the said rules for the months of April, 2020 to September, 2020 shall be furnished electronically through the common portal, on or before the twenty-second day of the month succeeding such month: Provided further that, for taxpayers having an aggregate turnover of up to rupees five crore rupees in the previous financial year, whose principal place of business is in the States of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Assam, West Bengal, Jharkhand or Odisha, the Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Chandigarh or Delhi, the return in FORM GSTR-3B of the said rules for the months of April, 2020 to September, 2020 shall be furnished electronically through the common portal, on or before the twenty-fourth day of the month succeeding such month. 2. Payment of taxes for discharge of tax liability as per FORM GSTR-3B. – Every registered person furnishing the return in FORM GSTR-3B of the said rules shall, subject to the provisions of section 49 of the said Act, discharge his liability towards tax by debiting the electronic cash ledger or electronic credit ledger, as the case may be and his liability towards interest, penalty, fees or any other amount payable under the said Act by debiting the electronic cash ledger, not later than the last date, as specified in the first paragraph, on which he is required to furnish the said return. [F. No. CBEC-20/06/04/2020-GST] (Pramod Kumar) Director, Government of India

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    Addressing the media after the meeting, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also said that a better GSTN system to be ensured by Infosys by July 2020.

    The 39th GST Council took an array of decisions, including an increase in the tax rate on mobile phones and specified parts to 18 percent from 12 per cent. GST on handmade, machine-made matchsticks has been rationalised to 12% while GST on MRO (maintenance repair overhaul) services of aircraft has been slashed to 5% from 18%. 

    The GST rate on mobile phones was increased from 12% to 18% allowing a full claim of input tax credit; Relief given to domestic service providers of maintenance,

    repair and operations. 

    Addressing the media after the meeting, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also said that a better GSTN system should be ensured by Infosys by July 2020. 

    Here are the major decisions taken today

    * GST on mobile phones, specified parts increased to 18% from 12%. 

    *GST on MRO (maintenance repair overhaul) services of aircraft slashed to 5% from 18% 

    *GST on handmade, machine-made matchsticks rationalised to 12%. 

    Delayed GST payment to attract interest on net tax liability from July 1. 

    Important change on GSTR-1:
    The GST Council decided to stagger the GSTR-1 filing for taxpayers with:
    *Turnover more than Rs 1.5 cr -to file before 10th of the following month 
    * Turnover up to Rs 1.5 cr -to file before 13th of the following month 
    * The GSTR-2A can be generated on 14th of following month 

    *GSTR-9 and 9C due date pushed to 30th June 2020 for .. 


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    Fake e-way bills were generated for several vehicle numbers, bogus invoices were received by the accused from the operator of fake firms for availing fraudulent ITC. Payments were made to the operator of these bogus firms through bank and the same were received back in cash by the accused after deducting the commission, up to 50% of the tax value involved in the fake invoices

    The Central Goods and Services Tax (GST) Delhi North Commissionerate Saturday arrested one person who received fake invoices valued at Rs 71.22 crore involving fraudulent Input Tax Credit (ITCNSE -3.35 %) of Rs 12.82 crore from 30 bogus firms. 

    The finance ministry said in a statement that the modus operandi was to create various fake firms in the name of employees of the operator of fake firms and other

    https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/finance/one-arrested-in-connection-with-fake-gst-invoices-worth-rs-72-crore/articleshow/74530935.cms

    Due dates of filing Form GSTR 3B, for the month of February, 2020

    02/03/2020

    a. Government of India vide Notification No. 07/2020 – Central Tax, dated 03rd February, 2020, has staggered filing of Form GSTR-3B, for the month of February 2020, in the manner as given below:

    Sl. No. Taxpayers with aggregate turn over (PAN based) in the previous financial year And Taxpayers having principal place of business in the State/ UT of Due date of filing of Form GSTR 3B, for the month of February, 2020 is
    1. More than Rs 5 Crore All States and UTs 20th March, 2020
    2. Upto Rs 5 Crore State of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana or Andhra Pradesh or the Union territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep 22nd March, 2020
    3. Upto Rs 5 Crore State of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Assam, West Bengal, Jharkhand or Odisha or the Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Chandigarh and Delhi 24th March, 2020

    b.For details of the notification click the link http://www.cbic.gov.in/resources//htdocs-cbec/gst/notfctn-07-central-tax-english-2020.pdf

    c.Note: Taxpayers with aggregate turn over more than Rs 5 Crore, in the previous financial year may please ignore the last date of filing of Form GSTR 3B return being shown as 22nd and 24th of the month on the Return Dashboard and must file their return by 20th of the month to avoid late fees.

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    Posted On: 04 MAR 2020 6:14PM by PIB Delhi

    Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) Headquarters booked a case on 3rd March 2020 against M/s Fortune Graphics Limited, M/s Reema Polychem Private Limited & M/s Ganpati Enterprises.

    The aforesaid companies/ firms are involved in issuance of invoices without any actual supply of goods. This case was detected and developed by officers on further data analytics out of a case booked against one of the exporters, namely, M/s Anannya Exim, which was covered in the all India operation launched by DGGI-DRI on 11.09.2019, against various exporters for fraudulently claimed IGST refund on the strength of ineligible ITC. 

    During investigation, it was revealed that M/s Fortune Graphics Limited, M/s Reema Polychem Private Limited & M/s Ganpati Enterprises have issued invoices worth more than Rs 4,198 Crores wherein Tax amount of more than Rs 660 Crores has been fraudulently passed on as ITC credit to buyers of such fake invoices. It is also understood that, in the past, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence have booked a case of diversion of duty-free goods imported under Advance authorisation scheme by M/s Reema Polychem Pvt Ltd.

    One of the directors of M/s Reema Polychem Private Limited has been arrested on 04.03.2020 under Section 69(1) of CGST Act, 2017 for offences under the provisions of Sections 132(1)(b) and 132(1)(c) of the CGST Act, 2017. Role of other directors of these three firms is under investigation.

    Further investigations are in progress. https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1605239

    Press Trust of India Feb 27, 2020 12:07:47 IST

    • In a statement, the GSTN said it has revamped GST helpdesk by introducing new features to improve taxpayers’ experience by making the system more robust and transparent
    • The GSTN has come up with a new GST help desk toll-free calling number ‘1800 103 4786’
    • With the introduction of the toll-free number, the existing contact number for the GST helpdesk (0120-24888999) has been discontinued, the GSTN added

    New Delhi: The Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) on Wednesday said it has launched a new toll-free number for GST helpdesk, which will be operational 365 days for answering queries related to the indirect tax.

    In a statement, the GSTN said it has revamped GST helpdesk by introducing new features to improve taxpayers’ experience by making the system more robust and transparent.

    The GSTN has come up with a new GST help desk toll-free calling number ‘1800 103 4786’. The caller may call on this number on 365 days in a year from 9 am to 9 pm.

     GSTN launches new toll-free number for helpdesk; services will be available from 9 am to 9 pm

    Representational image. News18.

    With the introduction of the toll-free number, the existing contact number for the GST helpdesk (0120-24888999) has been discontinued, the GSTN added.

    Further, 10 new languages were introduced on helpdesk. Till now, taxpayers had a facility to interact with the GST helpdesk agents in Hindi and English.

    Now they can interact in 10 other Indian languages — Bengali, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Gujarati, Kannada, Odia, Malayalam, Punjabi and Assamese.

    Further, an improved version of Grievance Redressal Portal too has been launched.

    The GST helpdesk receives average 8,000 to 10,000 calls every day.

    https://www.firstpost.com/business/gstn-launches-new-toll-free-number-for-helpdesk-services-will-be-available-from-9-am-to-9-pm-8092321.html