Interest Waiver to Nil/9% for Late Payment of UGST by Three Months

·      Relaxation Allowed to Units upto Rs. 1.5 crs

[Notification No. 1/2020 – Union Territory Tax dated 8 April 2020]

Seeks to provide relief by conditional lowering of interest rate for tax periods of February, 2020 to April, 2020

G.S.R.....(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by section 21 of the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (14 of 2017), read with sub-section (1) of section 50 and section 148 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017), the Central Government, on the recommendations of the Council, hereby makes the following amendment in notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 10/2017 – Union Territory Tax, dated the 30th  June, 2017, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 747(E), dated the 30th June, 2017, namely:–

In the said notification, in the first paragraph, the following provisos shall be inserted, namely:–

“Provided that, the rate of interest per annum shall be as specified in column (3) of the Table given below, for the class of registered persons, mentioned in the corresponding entry in column (2) of the said Table, who are required to furnish the returns in FORM GSTR-3B, but fail to furnish the said return along with payment of tax for the months mentioned in the corresponding entry in column (4) of the said Table by the due date, but furnish the said return according to the condition mentioned in the corresponding entry in column (5) of the said Table, namely:--

Table

S. No. (1)

Class of registered persons (2)

Rate of interest (3)

Tax period (4)

Condition (5)

1.

Taxpayers having an aggregate turnover of more than rupees 5 crores in the preceding financial year

Nil for first 15 days from the due date, and 9 per cent thereafter

February, 2020, March 2020, April, 2020

If return in FORM GSTR-3B is furnished on or before the 24th  day of June, 2020

2

Taxpayers having an aggregate turnover of more than rupees 1.5 crores and up to rupees five crores in the preceding financial year

Nil

February, 2020, March, 2020

If return in FORM GSTR-3B is furnished on or before the 29th  day of June, 2020

 

 

 

April, 2020

If return in FORM GSTR-3B is furnished on or before the 30th  day of June, 2020

3.

Taxpayers having an aggregate turnover of up to rupees 1.5 crores in the preceding financial year

Nil

February, 2020

If return in FORM GSTR-3B is furnished on or before the 30th  day of June, 2020

 

 

 

March, 2020

If return in FORM GSTR-3B is furnished on or before the 3rd  day of July, 2020

 

 

 

April, 2020

If return in FORM GSTR-3B is furnished on or before the 6th  day of July, 2020.”.

2. This notification shall be deemed to have come into force with effect from the 20th day of March, 2020.

[F. No. CBEC-20/06/04/2020-GST]