GST returns not filled: The Modi government is becoming more strict against those who did not file GST returns on time.
If you too have not been able to file GST returns on time due to any reason, now you need to be careful.
The government, which is suffering from lack of GST collection, has now found a new way to make up for it. The Modi government is becoming more strict against those who did not file GST returns on time.
In view of the lax attitude of the tax department in different states on GST non-filing and lack of timeline for action, CBIC has issued a standard working procedure for the entire country.
Under this, notice will be sent after five days for non-filing of GSTR-3B monthly return. If the GST is not filed even after five days of receiving the notice, the assessment notice will be sent after 15 days.
If a businessman does not respond even after this, then the tax officer can withdraw tax demand after 30 days by making an assessment based on the records or figures of the assessee present in the department.
Action on negligents – GST returns not filled
for two consecutive months (two quarters in case of small dealer) The action to block the E-way bill for those who do not fill GST returns has already started. If a businessman does not fill GST returns for six months, then his registration is also being canceled.
According to the top officials, so far the e-way bills of 3.5 lakh traders have been blocked, while more than 12 lakh traders have been shortlisted to cancel the GST registration.
In an order issued by Principal Commissioner (GST) Yogendra Garg, it has been said that if the GST returns are not filled, notices or demand will be issued in the same form and format with the same timeline across the country.
Defaulters will be called – GST returns not filled
Those who did not file GST returns under section 39 or 44 or 45 will now be declared as defaulters in the notice. Five days after the deadline for filing the return, notice will be sent through Form GSTR-3A and will be asked to file GST within 15 days.
If the return is still not filed, an assessment notice will be sent with the 30-day deadline through Form ASMT-13.
After that the officer will extract tax demand based on the e-way bill records of assessee, data of GSTR-2A and bank transactions.
Tax evasion will be stopped
Experts in this case say that the assessment and demand of the Assessing Officer can be a big burden on the businessmen, as the assessment of paying taxes will not be done by the businessmen. According to government estimates, till recently, more than 20 lakh assessees were not filing regular GST returns, while more than 10 lakh did not file any returns for six months or six tax periods.
The Modi government, which is engaged in curbing tax evasion, fears that the maximum theft can be from non-filers. Restrictions on these will also force other traders of their supply chain to pay regular returns. Till now, the government was putting strength against the Bogus Input Tax Credit (ITC) Claim, but it is believed that a large number of non-filers are also holding the tax.
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