Saturday, February 24, 2018


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Government has issued various circulars and notifications in the recent days. A summary of them is as follows:

1. Government Self Service Portal for GST Queries
Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) has now launched its self-service portal. The taxpayers may be advised to log in to http://selfservice.gstsystem.in  to report for any issues pending; instead of email to [email protected]
  • There are two types of Services offered:
1. Report issue/ Complaint
         2. Check Status of Complaint/ issue raised

Other than the above, the registered person can log with their specific GSTIN and file their grievances/complaints directly on the portal.

2. Late fee on GST Return Filing reduced
  • For GSTR-1 and GSTR-6 the late fees has been reduced to Rs.50 per day w.e.f. 25th January 2018.
  • In case of Nil return filed for GSTR-1 late fee is reduced to Rs.20 per day. In case of Nil Return of GSTR-6 late fees has been reduced to Rs.50 per day only.
3. Other Notifications
  • Filing of GSTR-6 for the month of July 2017 to February 2018 has been activated on the GST Portal whose last date has been extended till 31st March 2018.
  • Cancellation of registration by voluntary registrants can be applied before expiry of 1 year from the date of registration.
  • Cancellation of registration (REG – 29) by migrated taxpayers extended till 31st March 2018.
  • The E-way bill portal for generating e-way bills required for transportation is available at ewaybillgst.gov.in  .
4. Significant Changes on GST Portal regarding ease in Filing of 
  • You can now save the GSTR-3B Form on confirming details filled in the Table. You can fill balance details later.
  • Preview Form or download it for cross verifying saved details in any table(s) anytime.
  • No more Submit requirement to freeze details and know the liability.
  • Changes in any table can be made before making payment towards liabilities.
  • Once you proceed to payment, you can also see details of existing balances in cash and credit ledgers (Table 6.1 - Payments Table).
  • System suggested Tax Credit (ITC) is already filled for discharging liability. Be aware, it is only suggestion. You can edit the same before finalizing the Return.
  • Once you confirm ITC and cash utilization for payment of tax liability in Payments Table, system does automatic calculation for shortfall in cash ledger.
  • Once you are Ok with shortfall, System will generate pre-filled challan for shortfall and navigate to payments option.
  • Once you make online payment, system will navigate back to Payments Table.
  • Satisfied with the details filled, click "Proceed to file", select authorized signatory, Submit with EVC or DSC.

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