Concept of Low GST interest Rate on late filing of FORM GSTR-3B amid COVID19
Friends! applicability of Low GST interest Rate on Late filing of Form GSTR-3B amid COVID19 was announced by our respected Finance Minister. Same has been notified by now vide, Notification No. 31/2020 – Central Tax, dated 03.04.2020.
As per the notification, lower rate of interest of Zero for first 15 days after the due date of filing return in FORM GSTR-3B and @ 9% thereafter is will be applicable for taxpayers having aggregate turnover above Rs. 5 Crore.
Zero rate of interest is applicable for taxpayers having aggregate turnover below Rs. 5 Crore in the preceding financial year.
This Relief is applicable for tax periods of February, 2020 to April, 2020.
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This lower rate of interest shall be subject to condition that due tax is paid by filing return in FORM GSTR-3B by the date(s) as specified Below:
Through this Article we shall discuss this condition with the help of an example.
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Lets calculate interest for delayed filing of return for the month of March, 2020. Due date for the same is 20.04.2020.
|Situation||Taxpayer files GSTR-3B on below mentioned dates||No. of days of delay||Whether condition for reduced Interest is fulfilled?||Interest|
|2||20.05.2020||30||Yes||Zero interest for 15 days + interest rate @9% p.a. for 15 days|
|3||20.06.2020||61||Yes||Zero interest for 15 days + interest rate @9% p.a. for 46 days|
|4||24.06.2020||65||Yes||Zero interest for 15 days + interest rate @9% p.a. for 50 days|
|5||30.06.2020||71||NO||Interest rate @18% p.a. for 71 days (i.e. no benefit of reduced interest)|
I Hope friends the example was helpful for you to understand the concept.
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