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Article Dated 11th August, 2021

UPDATES ON GST PORTAL

Advisory for Taxpayers regarding Blocking of E-Way Bill (EWB) generation facility resume after 15th August, 2021

1. As you might be aware that the facility of blocking E way bill generation had been temporarily suspended due to pandemic, in terms of Rule 138 E (a) and (b) of the CGST Rules, 2017, the E Way Bill generation facility of a person is liable to be restricted, in case the person fails to file their return in Form GSTR-3B / statement in CMP-08, for a consecutive period of two months / Quarters or more.

2. The government has now decided to resume the blocking of EWB generation facility on the EWB portal, for all the taxpayers in terms of Rule 138 E (a) and (b) of the CGST Rules, 2017, from 15th August onwards.

3. Thus, after 15th August 2021, the System will check the status of returns filed in Form GSTR-3B or the statements filed in Form GST CMP-08, and restrict the generation of EWB in case of:

  • Non filing of two or more returns in Form GSTR-3B for the months up to June, 2021 and

  • Non filing of 02 or more statements in Form GST CMP-08 for the quarters up to April to June, 2021

4. To avail continuous EWB generation facility on EWB Portal, you are therefore advised to file your pending GSTR 3B returns/ CMP-08 Statement immediately.

Updating the Annual Aggregate Turnover (AATO) by taxpayers

The Annual Aggregate Turnover (AATO) has been calculated based on the returns filed by the taxpayers. The detailed advisory on calculation methodology of AATO has been specified under the ‘Advisory’ hosted at Taxpayers’ Dashboard. A functionality has been provided at the Common Portal to modify the AATO where taxpayers have reason to believe that the AATO has been calculated wrongly. In such cases, taxpayers may modify the Annual Aggregate Turnover (AATO). In case such modification is made beyond a certain limit (as specified in the ‘Advisory’), the same shall be sent to the jurisdictional officer’s Dashboard for appropriate action, if required.

However, it has been seen that many taxpayers have used the functionality to modify AATO just for confirming it, which is not required. In case, the AATO is correct in their opinion, they are not required to take any action.

Functionality to check and update bank account details

A functionality to check status of bank account details update for the taxpayers who have taken new registration at GST Portal but have not yet furnished the same, has been introduced, in view of Rule 10A of the CGST Rules 2017. Such taxpayers are required to update their Bank Account Details within 45 days of the first login henceforth.

The taxpayers may login and update Bank Account details through Non-core amendment in the manner as specified in the below table. In case the taxpayers who had not updated bank account after registration and are also failed to update within 45 days of their first login henceforth, the system will prompt and force them to comply with the requirements.

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