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Only about 15% of Taxpayers have filed GST Annual Returns: CBIC Chairman directs to organise Outreach initiatives in Zones

In a letter wrote by CBIC Chairman Pranab K. Das top officers has requested to organise outreach initiatives in zones and divisions to speed up GST Annual Returns filing.

In a letter to all Principal Chief Commissioners and Chief Commissioners of Central Tax, CBIC Chairman Pranab K Das writes that data available till August 3 shows that only 14,85,863 GSTR-9 has been filed, while all non-composition taxpayers are supposed to file annual returns. This number of taxpayers needed to file GST annual return stands at over one crore. Similarly, the status of filing GSTR-9A stands at 4,33,148 and GSTR-9C at 11,334. About 12 lakh registered taxpayers are required to get their accounts audited and filed under GSTR-9C.

The CBIC chariman directed that, Wherever required, they should be guided through the various steps of the return filing process. Towards this end, I request you to organize outreach initiatives in your zones to help the taxpayers file their returns in time commissionerate level as well as Division level.

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