GST: Late fee capped at Rs. 500/- for each GSTR-3B Return and waives off late fee on late GST return filing
For each GSTR-3B return, a late fee of Rs. 500/- is capped.
In the perspective of the GST taxpayers’ massive relief the government has chosen to limit, on the basis of the condition that such GSTR-3B reports are filed prior to 30 September 2020, a late maximum fee of Form GSTR-3B to Rs 50/- (only 500) by tax return for the tax period July 2017 to July 2020.
Notice was provided to include zero late fees if no tax liability exists; and if there is any tax liability, the GSTR-3B returns filed by 30 September 2020 will be subject to a maximum late fee of Rs. 500 for such returns.
Thanks to further flexibility in the deferred fee paid for tax periods between May 2020 and July 2020, numerous representations have been issued. In order to clean up past pendency of returns between July 2017 and January 2020, relief has been issued for February 2020 of April 2020 in addition to previously granted. In addition, the design and implementation of a standard late payment are easier on an automated common portal.
The late fee for the return is only limited to Rs. 500/- if it is filed before 30 September 2020.