Finance Ministry Extends GSTR 1 Filing Due Date Till 31st October


September 12, 2018


The finance ministry recently extended the GSTR 1 filing due date of sales return for the month of July 2017 to September 2018 till 31st October. The notification also stated that the late fee and penalty regarding the non-submission of filing is also waived off.

The notification was announced the government observed the lesser number of GSTR 1 filing in comparison with GSTR 3B. The official statement from the FinMin mentioned that, “In order to encourage taxpayers to furnish Form GSTR-1, a one-time scheme to waive late fee payable for the delayed furnishing of GSTR-1 for the period from July 2017 to September 2018 till October 31, 2018, has been launched.”

The notification is applicable for both above 1.5 crore turnover and till 1.5 crore turnover

(22 Aug 2018 Updated) The Central Government has extended 15 days for filing file Income Tax Return (ITR) in the Kerala state, as the state has to pass from some very difficult situations due to heavy floods. It has been observed as the worst flood situation in the southern- state.

According to a notification from ministry, in respect of natural calamity in the Kerala state, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) made the announcement of extending due dates for filing Income Tax Return (ITR) from 31st August 2018 to 15th September 2018.

The due dates of ITR extended by the government only for the Kerala state and for all the Income Tax Payers who were entitled to submit their returns till 31st August and now can they can file up to 15th September.

Previously, CBDT department had extended the deadline of filing ITR from 31st July 2018 to 31 August 208 for all income taxpayers.

The Kerala floods have already hit news headlines across the world, with being considered as a devastating natural calamity in a century. Currently, numerous donation campaigns are running across the country to fund the Kerala.

Last week, the government had also extended the deadline for filing the GST return. Two-Three weeks of heavy downpour accentuated by weak dam management has caused havoc on God’s own Country ‘Kerala’. Not just Kerala but neighboring union territory ‘Puducherry’ and Kodagu district of Karnataka have been hit equally hard if not more. At this hour of crisis, it is heartening to see the prayers and help that has downpoured for the victims and survivors from all nook and corner of India. The Central Government has also left no stone unturned to expedite relief work and ensure fast-track recovery of the state.

Amidst these testing times, the Government on Tuesday also extended July GST summary sales returns filing deadlines for taxpayers from flood-hit regions of Kerala, Mahe (Puducherry) and Kodagu district of Karnataka till October 5. For rest of the country, the last date has been extended till August 24. Taxpayers from the flood-hit areas can also file GSTR-3B for August till October 10.

An official statement that was released recently reads, “In view of disruption caused due to severe floods in Kerala, Mahe (Puducherry) and Kodagu (Karnataka), the competent authority has extended the due dates for filing of (GSTR-3B and GSTR-1) by taxpayers registered in the respective areas.”

GST Return Form

Due Date (Normal)

Revised Due Dates

Form GSTR-3B For July 2018 Month 5th October 2018
Form GSTR-3B For August 2018 Month 10th October 2018
Form GSTR-1 For Turnover Up to 1.5 Crore (July 2018 to September 2018) 15th November 2018
Form GSTR-1 For Turnover Above 1.5 Crore (July 2018) 31st October 2018
Form GSTR-1 For Turnover Above 1.5 Crore (August 2018) 31st October 2018

The same was confirmed by Finance Minister Piyush Goyal. He also confirmed a likely 200 crore relief package and appealed to the 13 lakh employees of Indian Railways 13 lakh employees in 16 zones to voluntarily donate a day’s salary for the cause.


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