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File GSTR-3B returns by November 30: Tax department to 25,000 taxpayers

File GSTR-3B returns by November 30: Tax department to 25,000 taxpayers

File GSTR-3B returns by November 30: Tax department to 25,000 taxpayers
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By CNBC-TV18 Nov 28, 2020 9:29:48 PM IST (Updated)

"These top 25,000 taxpayers, who have not yet filed their returns, were identified on the basis of last month’s statistics," said sources in the Department of Revenue on the condition of anonymity.

The tax department on Saturday has asked 25,000 taxpayers to file their GSTR-3B returns by November 30, 2020. This comes after 25,000 taxpayers defaulted to file their GSTR-3B returns by November 20, 2020 for the month of October 2020.

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"These top 25,000 taxpayers, who have not yet filed their returns, were identified on the basis of last month’s statistics," said sources in the Department of Revenue on the condition of anonymity.
"It was also directed at the meeting that all such taxpayers who have not yet filed their returns shall be sent SMS and e-mail communications and the GST registration cancellation process can be started for about 5.43 lakh taxpayers who have not filed their returns for last six or more months," sources said
Sources said the GSTN has also been directed to send 1 lakh SMS and e-mail reminders per day to the taxpayers, particularly to the defaulting taxpayers, to file the return in due time.
As per GST rules, for the supplies made in the month of October, the GSTR-3B returns were expected to be filed in a staggered manner by 20, 22 and 24 November. Those having turnover above Rs 5 crore annually are expected to file their GSTR-3B by 20th of the month. However, these identified 25,000 top taxpayers are yet to file their returns as on today.
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