CBIC extends Due date of GST compliance till 31 March, 2021 [Read Notification]

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The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) extended the Due Date of GST compliance till 31 March, 2021 during the period from the 20 March, 2020 to the 29 November, 2020.

The notification seeks to amend the notification No. 65/2020 Central Tax, dated the 1st September, 2020, which states, “Provided that where, any time limit for completion or compliance of any action, by any authority, has been specified in, or prescribed or notified under section 171 of the said Act, which falls during the period from the 20th day of March, 2020 to the 29th day of November, 2020, and where completion or compliance of such action has not been made within such time, then, the time-limit for completion or compliance of such action, shall be extended up to the 30th day of November, 2020.”

Section 171 of CGST Act, 2017, provides that any reduction in the rate of tax on any supply of goods or services or the benefit of the input tax credit shall be passed on to the recipient by way of commensurate reduction in prices.

In the notification, in the first paragraph, in the proviso to clause (i), for the words, figures and letters “29th day of November, 2020”, the words, figures and letters “30th day of March, 2021” shall be substituted and for the words, figures and letters “30th day of November, 2020”, the words, figures and letters “31st day of March, 2021” shall be substituted.

The notification shall be deemed to have come into force with effect from 1 December, 2020.

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