Technical glitches faced by GST Network

The Group of Ministers working on resolving IT related issues pertaining to GST have appealed to the tax payers not to wait till last date to file their returns.

The Group headed by Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi to look into the technical issues faced by GST Network after its first meeting informed media persons in Begaluru today that GoM will meet every 15 days and resolve 80 per cent of the glitches by 30th of next month. He informed that 85 lakh dealers in the country have registered under GST and a time frame is fixed to resolve procedural issues in filing GST returns.

The group of Ministers has consulted IT solution vendors, tax consultants and experts, commercial tax officials, bankers and big companies to flag the issues coming in the way of smooth filing of GST returns.

A single portal created for the purpose is collecting data of 85 lakh dealers registered under GST. This is a huge task and portal is designed to handle this. However, GoM headed by Mr. Modi has said crowding will aggravate the issues and hence the dealers must not wait till the last date. He has informed that 47 lakh dealers had filed 3B summery returns in July and in August over 3 lakh dealers have filed summery returns.

Besides, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia, GSTN Chairman Ajay Bhushan Pandey and GSTN CEO Prakash Kumar attended the meet. The GST Council, the highest decision-making body of the new Goods and Services Tax regime, had on last Saturday decided to form a five-member panel to look into the technical glitches facing GST Network.

GSTN is the information technology backbone and portal for real-time taxpayer registration, migration, and tax return filing under GST. Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac, Chhattisgarh Minister of Commercial Taxes Amar Agrawal, Karnataka Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda and Telangana Finance Minister Etela Rajender are other members of the GoM.

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