12 Apr 2019Posted By: Mudit Handa

CBIC Extends Due Dates for GSTR-1 & GSTR-7

Taking note of the hindrances and technical glitches being faced by the individual taxpayers, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has now extended the deadline for GST return filing in Form GSTR-1 as well as GSTR-7 for March 2019.


1. What is the current due date to file March GSTR-1 return?

The CBIC has notified that ​​the details​​ of​​ outward​​ supply​​ of​​ goods​​ &​​ services​​​​ in​​ FORM​​ GSTR-1​​ for​​ the ​​month​​ of​​ March​​ 2019​​ has been now extended from 10th ​April​​ to ​​13th​​ April​​ 2019. This is for those taxpayers having GST registration with an aggregate turnover exceeding ₹1.5 Crores.

Please read the CBIC Notification regarding 


2. What is the current due date to file March GSTR-7 return?

The​​ CBIC has also​​ extended the last date​​ for​​ GST return filing for the tax deductors under GST. The current due date to file GSTR-7 return for the month of March 2019 has been extended from 10th April to 12th April​​ 2019.

Please read the CBIC Notification regarding 


3. Who has to file GSTR-7 return?

The​​ GSTR-7 return​​ is to be filed by​​ the individual​​ having GST registration, who is supposed​​ to​​ deduct​​ tax​​ at​​ source​​ as per the​​ provisions​​ of​​ Section​​ 51​​ of​​​​ CGST​​ Act​​ 2017.


4. Why has GST return filing due date been extended?

Since the past few months, GST department has frequently deferred the Due date for the GST return filing. This time, the GST return filing due date has been extended on account of a few technical glitches and difficulties faced by the taxpayers while GST return filing procedure.


5. What is the penalty for late filing of GSTR-1 & GSTR-7?

In case of late GST return filing in FORM GSTR-1 & GSTR-7, the applicable late fee is as follows-

Types of GST Returns

Late fee


Maximum Penalty



20/- per day if a nil return

50/- per day in case of a single transaction



200/- per day (100 + 100 separately as under CGST Act and SGST Acts)



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