Govt extends last date for filing and payment of GST by 5 days

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The government today extended the last date for filing and payment of GST to August 25 from the original deadline of August 20. This extension is applicable to those who are not claiming input ta

Earlier, on August 18, the deadline had been extended to August 28 from August 20 for those who wanted to use the opening balance of pre-GST credit in the current month. It, however, had not been extended for those who do not wish to claim opening credit. 

The extended deadline had also allowed the taxpayers to file form TRAN 1 by August 28, which is a pre requisite as per the strict interpretation of law to claim the opening credit. 

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