CBIC Waive Off Late Fee Payable for Failure to Furnish the Return in FORM GSTR-4

[Notification No 67/2020 – Central Tax dated 21 September, 2020]

Seeks to grant waiver / reduction in late fee for not furnishing FORM GSTR-4 for 2017-18 and 2018-19, subject to the condition that the returns are filled between 22.09.2020 to 31.10.2020.

G.S.R.....(E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by section 128 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017) (hereafter in this notification referred to as the said Act), read with section 148 of the said Act, the Government, on the recommendations of the Council, hereby makes the following further amendments in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 73/2017– Central Tax, dated the 29th

December, 2017, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub- section (i) vide number G.S.R. 1600(E), dated the 29th December, 2017, namely:–

In the said notification: -

(ii) after the second proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely: –

“Provided also that late fee payable under section 47 of the said Act, shall stand waived which is in excess of two hundred and fifty rupees and shall stand fully waived where the total amount of central tax payable in the said return is nil, for the registered persons who failed to furnish the return in FORM GSTR-4 for the quarters from July, 2017 to March, 2020  by the due date but furnishes the said return between the period from 22th day of September, 2020 to 31st day of October, 2020.

[F. No. CBEC-20/06/08/2019-GST]