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May 5, 2020

Nil GST returns can be filed by SMS and Company can file GST returns without DSC

by facelesscompliance in GST, GST Circular Notification

Nil GST returns can be filed by SMS and Company can file GST returns without DSC

In a flow of circular by CBIC, has relaxed many obstacles for ease in compliance during Covid-19

Annual return filing date for 2018- 2018 extended to 30th September.

Companies can file GST returns without digital signatures also (through EVM)

The notification issued by the Board today said that a registered person registered under the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013) shall, during the period from the 21st day of April, 2020 to the 30th day of June, 2020, also be allowed to furnish the return under section 39 in FORM GSTR-3B verified through electronic verification code (EVC).

Nil gst returns can be filed through SMS.

Further, the CGST Rule 67 was also amended and inserted a new clause 67A where the Board provided the manner of furnishing of return by short messaging service facility. As per the said provision, a registered person who is required to furnish a Nil return under section 39 in FORM GSTR-3B for a tax period, any reference to electronic furnishing shall include the furnishing of the said return through a short messaging service using the registered mobile number and the said return shall be verified by a registered mobile number based One Time Password facility.