GOM on GST Network to resolve 80% IT issues by 30 Oct

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While filing their tax returns in a hurried manner, numerous traders committed some mistakes, since the returns filed in July was the first in GST.

Adhia said: "Initial hiccups are there but no mass scale failure".

He appealed to the users to file return early and not wait for last day.

Finance Minister Eatala Rajender has suggested that the Goods and Service Tax Network (GSTN) - the nodal agency established for development of GST portal and other IT services to all the stakeholders - share the data pertaining to State, especially on returns and registrations, on daily basis. "Overall we are satisfied with the performance of GSTN and Infosys is doing its best to make it error free", Modi was quoted as saying by PTI.

Although only five days were left for filing of the returns for August, merely 3.05 lakh dealers had filed their 3B returns as against the 46 lakh dealers, who had filed it in July, he regretted. "So, there are a few glitches initially", said Modi, who attended nearly all tax related meetings during 2007-13. Sushil Modi urged businesses to file their returns and not wait for the last day. The total number of registrants under GST is 85 lakh, which includes about 23.18 lakh new taxpayers and 62.25 lakh taxpayers who have migrated from the earlier VAT, excise and service tax regime.

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The group of Ministers has consulted IT solution vendors, tax consultants and experts, commercial tax officials, bankers and big companies to flag the issues coming in the way of smooth filing of GST returns. When asked to specify the nature of glitches, revenue secretary Hasmukh Adhia said some assessees were having problems in changing the nature of registration on the system.

The GOM meeting will be held every 15 days, mostly in Bengaluru, with the next meeting scheduled in the first week of October.

It was also made a decision to have another meeting of the committee in 15 days to review the improvement of various issues and also to fix deadlines on individual aspects for release and sticking to the same. "In first week of October, we'll finalise the date and most probably in Bengaluru as Infosys is here itself", he said.

"Owing to to huge rush of GSTR-3B return filing on the penultimate date of the month, the GSTN software witnessed glitches", he said.

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