Government allowed monthly GST returns to be verified through EVC

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New Delhi Due to the need for digital signature, filing of monthly GST return and delay in tax payment, the government has allowed businesses to verify returns through EVC by 30 June.

In a notification, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) stated that during the period from April 21, 2020 to June 30, 2020, any registered person was verified Form GSTR-3B through Electronic Verification Code (EVC). Filing of returns will be allowed under Section 39. 

Currently, the GSTR-3B form has to be digitally signed while filing monthly returns and paying taxes. However, businesses are not able to digitally sign due to the closure of the office due to the lockdown, causing delays in filing returns.

The government has not released the monthly GST revenue data on 1 May due to low GST collection in April. Apart from this, CBIC has also introduced a new rule in the Central GST Rules.

It is known that businesses with zero or no entry in all tables as GSTR-3B can file returns through SMS using registered mobile number and the said returns are verified by registered mobile number based one time password (OTP) facility. Will go.

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