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SMS service started for those filing zero GST returns, 22 lakh taxpayers will benefit


Now Nil GST Return Filing through SMS, 22 lakh businesses benefitted

new Delhi. The government has launched SMS (short messaging service) service for taxpayers filing zero monthly GST (Goods and Services Tax) returns on Monday. This will benefit about 22 lakh registered taxpayers. The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) said in a statement that in a big move for the convenience of taxpayers, the government has allowed them to fill zero GST monthly returns in the GSTR-3B form via SMS. This will make it easier for 22 lakh registered taxpayers to comply with GST.

If not, they would have to login to their account on the shared portal and then file returns every month. Zero returns can be sent via SMS on 14409 on the first date of the following month. Under this facility, units whose form GST-3B has zero or no entry in all tables, can file returns through SMS using the registered mobile number.

The verification of the said return will be done through the registered mobile number based one time password (OTP) facility. CBIC said that taxpayers whose liability is zero, do not need to logon to the GST portal. The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs introduced the new rule in the Central GST Rules last month.

Under this, taxpayers were allowed to fill the zero return through SMS facility. CBIC said that information about how to fill the void form GSTR-3B is available on GSTN portal with immediate effect. 1.22 crore units are registered under the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

This post was published on June 9, 2020 10:13 am

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