Govt Notifies Reduction in Late Fee for GST Returns [Read Notification]

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The Central Government today notified that the late fee for filing of certain GST Returns, i.e., GSTR-1, GSTR-5, GSTR-5A & GSTR-6 has reduced to Rs. 50 per day.

The last meeting of the Goods and Services Tax Council, held on 18th January recommended the Government to reduce the late fee.

As decided by the Council, The late fee payable by any registered person for failure to furnish FORM GSTR-1 (supply details), FORM GSTR-5 (Non-resident taxable person) or FORM GSTR-5A (OIDAR) is being reduced to fifty rupees per day and shall be twenty rupees per day for NIL filers. The late fee payable for failure to furnish FORM GSTR-6 (Input Service Distributor) shall be fifty rupees per day.

As per the Notification, for GSTR-1, where there are no outward supplies in any month/quarter, the amount of late fee payable by such registered person for failure to furnish the said details by the due date under section 47 of the said Act shall stand waived to the extent which is in excess of an amount of ten rupees for every day during which such failure continues.

In case of GSTR5A, the Notification said that where the total amount of integrated tax payable in the said return is nil, the amount of late fee payable by such registered person for failure to furnish the said return by the due date under section 47 of the said Act shall stand waived to the extent which is in excess of an amount of ten rupees for every day during which such failure continues.

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