Govt Extended deadline for GST seller returns for April, May, June

Still no discussion in the meeting on Return simplification

The govt extended deadline for GST seller forms under the GST, GSTR-1, for the months of April, May, and June as per previously declared due date.

For the month April GSTR-1 will have to be filed until May 31. Previously, June 10 was the due date for the same month.

Now for the month of May Returns have to be filed until June 10 and for June by July 10. So, only 10 days after the month ends, against the previous 40 days.

Abhishek Jain, indirect tax partner at consultants EY India, said businesses take four of five days to close the accounts after the month ends. Leaving them five or six days to file the return.

However, the filing of Form GSTR-3B still remains 24th April. These are to still be filed by the 20th of the following month. The idea is to allow reconciliation between the two forms, GSTR-3B and GSTR-1.

The Traders can edit August, September GSTR-3B returns from Nov 20, 2017

According to the GST Council original plan, they already decided to give only 10 days to file GSTR-1, after which GSTR-2, the return for buyers, should be finalised and submitted within the next five days. These information of GSTR-1 and GSTR-2 to be further used for filing GSTR-3, to claim Input tax credits.

However, all the complication in GSTR-1 was only continued; GSTR-2 and GSTR-3 forms were suspended.

On the place of form GSTR-3, there came a new GSTR-3B form for only prepare summary of GSTR-3 for the initial months but continuing till now.

Also, the government gave 40 days for an assessee to file GSTR-1 after the month in question ended. Since GSTR-2 has been suspended, such reconciliation will enable companies to liase with their vendors to rectify any incorrect recording at their end, Jain said.

However, the issue is why the deadlines have been changed when the group of ministers on the subject, headed by Bihar’s deputy chief minister, Sushil Modi, is trying to bring in single returns.

Here is the list of all forms due date

GSTR 3B Form Filing Due Dates February to June 2018

Period (Monthly)

Due Dates

February 2018

20th March 2018

March 2018

20th April 2018

April 2018

20th May 2018

May 2018

20th June 2018

GSTR-4 Quarterly Form Filing Due Dates

Period (Quarterly) Due Dates
October to  December 2017 18th January 2018
January to March 2018 18th April 2018
April to June 2018 18th July 2018

GSTR-5 Form Monthly Filing Due Dates

Period (Quarterly) Due Dates
Feb 2018 20th March 2018
March 2018 20th April 2018

Due Dates for GSTR 6 & TRAN 2


Revised Due Date

GSTR 6 (for Input Service Distributor) July 2017 – April 2018

31st May 2018

TRAN 2  July to December 2017

30th June 2018

ITC 04 (for job work) for the quarter of Jul-Sep

31st Dec 2017


31st Dec 2017

Note:- TRAN-2 July to December 2017 has been announced to be filed until 30th June 2018.

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