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Waiver of Interest and Late fees for taxpayers

Taxpayers having turnover exceeding 5 Crore:

Period Return Due Date Late Fees Return Filing Date Interest
Mar-21 GSTR3B 20/04/2021 NIL By 05/05/2021 9% from 21/04/2021-05/05/2021
Rs. 20/50 (CGST+SGST) After 05/05/2021 9% from 21/04/2021 -05/05/2021 18% from 06/05/2021 onwards.
Apr-21 GSTR3B 20/05/2021 NIL BY 04/06/2021 9% from 21/05/2021-04/06/2021
Rs. 20/50 (CGST+SGST) After 04/06/2021 9% from 21/05/2021 -04/06/2021 18% from 05/06/2021 onwards.
Apr-21 GSTR-1 11/05/2021 NIL By 26/05/2021 NA
Rs. 20/50 (CGST+SGST) After 26/05/2021 NA


Taxpayers having turnover below 5 Crores and have opted for monthly return filing:

Period Return Due Date Late Fees Return Filing Date Interest
Mar-21 GSTR3B 20/04/2021 NIL By 05/05/2021 NIL from 21/04/2021- 05/05/2021
NIL From 06/05/2021 to 20/05/2021 Interest 9% from 06/05/2021 onwards
Rs. 20/50 (CGST+SGST) After 20/05/2021 NIL from 21/04/2021 -05/05/2021 9% from 06/05/2021 -20/05/2021 18% from 21/05/2021 onwards.
Apr-21 GSTR3B 20/05/2021 NIL By 04/06/2021 Nil from 21/05/2021- 04/06/2021
NIL From 05/06/2021 to 19/06/2021 Interest 9% from 05/06/2021 onwards
Rs. 20/50 (CGST+SGST) After 19/06/2021 NIL from 21/05/2021 -04/06/2021 9% from 05/06/2021 -19/06/2021 18% from 20/06/2021 onwards.
Apr-21 GSTR-1 11/05/2021 NIL By 26/05/2021 NA
Rs. 20/50 (CGST+SGST) After 26/05/2021 NA


Taxpayers having turnover below 5 Crores and under QRMP Scheme:

Period Return Due Date Late Fees Return Filing Date Interest
Jan-21 to Mar21 GSTR3B (Type A States) 22/04/2021 NIL By 07/05/2021 NIL from 23/04/2021-07/05/2021
NIL From 08/05/2021 to 22/05/2021 Interest 9% from 08/05/2021 onwards
Rs. 20/50 (CGST+SGST) After 22/05/2021 NIL from 23/04/2021 -07/05/2021 9% from 08/05/2021 -22/05/2021 18% from 23/05/2021 onwards.
Jan-21 to Mar21 GSTR3B (Type B states) 24/04/2021 NIL By 09/05/2021 NIL from 25/04/2021 to 09/05/2021
NIL From 10/05/2021 to 24/05/2021 Interest 9% from 10/05/2021 onwards
Rs. 20/50 (CGST+SGST) After 24/05/2021 NIL from 25/04/2021 -09/05/2021 9% from 10/05/2021 -24/05/2021 18% from 25/05/2021 onwards.
Apr-21 IFF (All states) 01/05/2021- 13/05/2021 NIL 01/05/2021- 28/05/2021 NA


Composition taxpayers:

Period Return Due Date Rate of Interest Return Filing Date Remark
Jan-21 to Mar21 GST CMP-08 18/04/2021 NIL By 03/05/2021 NIL from 19/04/2021 to 03/05/2021
9% From 04/05/2021 to 18/05/2021 Interest 9% from 04/05/2021 onwards
18% After 18/05/2021 NIL from 19/04/2021 -03/04/2021 9% from 04/05/2021 -18/05/2021 18% from 19/05/2021 onwards.


(Notification No. 08/2021 -CT dt. 01.05.2021)

(Notification No. 09/2021 -CT dt. 01.05.2021)

(Notification No. 12/2021 -CT dt. 01.05.2021)

(Notification No. 13/2021 -CT dt. 01.05.2021)

Extension in the filing of ITC-04 and GSTR-4

Period Return Type Description Due Date Extended Due Date
Apr’20 – Mar’21 GSTR-4 Annual Return for Composition Tax Payers 30/04/2021 31/05/2021
Jan’21-Mar’21 ITC-04 Intimation of goods sent on job work 25/04/2021 31/05/2021


(Notification No. 10/2021 -CT dt. 01.05.2021)

(Notification No. 11/2021 -CT dt. 01.05.2021)

Cumulative Application of condition specified in Rule 36 (4)

➢ Rule 36(4) of the CGST Act, 2017, restricts availment of ITC to 105% of the ITC reflected in GSTR-2B / 2A as on the due date of filing GSTR-1 by the supplier. With the extensions in GSTR-1 dates, the government has provided that the said restriction shall apply cumulatively for the period April ’21 to May ’21 in GSTR-3B of May’21.

(Notification No. 13/2021 -CT dt. 01.05.2021)

The due date of other compliances extended to 31st May 2021

➢ Where the time limit of any of the following actions falls between 15th April 2021 to 30th May 2021, the due date of the same would get extended to 31st May 2021:

o Due date for completion of any proceeding or passing of any order or issuance of any notice, intimation, notification, sanction or approval or such other action by any authority, commission, or tribunal, under the provisions of the Acts

o Filing of any appeal, reply or application or furnishing of any report, document, return, statement, or such other record, by whatever name called, under the provisions of the Acts stated above;

The above extension includes but is not limited to:

➢ Filing of refund claims and other refund-related compliances that fall due between 15th April 2021 to 30th May 2021

➢ Intimation for withdrawal from Composition Scheme under CMP-04

➢ Amendment, Cancellation, and Revocation of Cancellation of Registration

➢ Filing of Form ITC-01 (Exemption / Composition to Normal Scheme/ITC upon new registration), Form ITC-02 (Transfer of ITC upon transfer of business), and Form ITC-03 (Normal to Exemption Scheme)

➢ Assessment related forms including the issuance of a notice, furnishing of reply, passing of order

➢ Departmental audit and Special Audit related compliances

➢ Advance ruling compliances

➢ Appeal provisions including the filing of the appeal, cross objection, etc.

➢ Search and seizure forms including order of seizure, bond for the release of seized goods, order for the release of seized goods, etc.

➢ Demand and recovery forms including the issuance of show cause notice, reply to show cause notice, the passing of the order, payment of demand under the order, etc.

Due dates which have not been extended

➢ Date, when the liability to pay tax, arises in terms of the time of supply

➢ Date when the composition scheme lapses due to crossing of the threshold limit of turnover

➢ Provisions relating to new registration including date of liability for registration

➢ Provisions for the casual taxable person and the non-resident taxable person

➢ Date of issuance of tax invoice, bill of supply, receipt voucher, self-invoice, payment voucher, revised tax invoice, etc.

➢ Arrest provisions still applicable

➢ Due date of intimation to the Commissioner by retiring partner from a partnership firm

➢ Generation, validation, and Verification of e-waybill (except as provided above) and Detention, seizure, and release of goods and conveyance in transit

(Notification No. 14/2021 -CT dt. 01.05.2021)

Registration related due date

➢ Under the provisions of GST registration, where the time limit for action by authorities relating to the issuance of notice in Form GST REG-03, rejection order in Form GST REG-05 or grant of registration in Form GST REG-06 falls between 1st May 2021 to 31st May 2021, the said date stands extended to 15th June 2021.

(Notification No. 14/2021 -CT dt. 01.05.2021)

Refund related due date

➢ Where an SCN of refund has been issued and the date of reply to the same falls between 15th April to 30th May 2021, then the department can issue a refund order within

(i) 15 days from the date of reply or

(ii) 31st May 2021

Whichever is later

(Notification No. 14/2021 -CT dt. 01.05.2021)


Waiver of Interest and Late fees for taxpayers

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