GST: Infosys told to fix GSTN glitches in 30 days

Andrew Cummings
September 17, 2017

It's not like there have been mass scale failures by them. While filing their tax returns in a hurried manner, numerous traders committed some mistakes, since the returns filed in July was the first in GST.

The panel also urged taxpayers to file returns without waiting for the last date, a practice that mounts heavy traffic and stalls the system.

"Infosys has assured us that they will take care of all the things", Modi said.

As FE had reported earlier, the GST Network had blamed the big taxpayers for flooding the system with invoices while filing the full return in the first week of the month.

Modi said the group of ministers has interacted with Infosys, which is providing the technical support to the government, and told it to sort out the problems on priority basis.

Although only five days were left for filing of the returns for August, merely 3.05 lakh dealers had filed their 3B returns as against the 46 lakh dealers, who had filed it in July, he regretted.

Last week, while briefing reporters after the 21st GST Council meeting, the Revenue Secretary said that for companies with turnover of over Rs 100 crore, the last date for filing GSTR-1 will be October 3. This is a fraction of 85 lakh registered taxpayers.

Technical glitches and procedural problems galore on the GST Network have delayed payments and filing of returns under the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, a Group of Ministers (GoM) admitted on Saturday.

Rajender in his introductory remarks said that despite the time constraint GST has performed well and also pointed out that there were many challenges ahead which need to be addressed immediately.

The GOM meeting will be held every 15 days, mostly in Bengaluru, with the next meeting scheduled in the first week of October.

The Goods and Service Tax Council group of Ministers on Saturday made a decision to have a review meeting every 15 days to assess the improvement of various issues besides sharing information on a daily basis. "The attempt was to work around the difficulties to eliminate problems, leading to better understanding of all stakeholders". "So, for 6 months people have to file their self-assessed summary return by 20th of the next month and there is not going to be any extension of time as far as 3B is concerned", he said.

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