Tax authorities cancel 1.63 lakh GST registrations in October-November due to non-compliance

Economy


Goods and service tax (GST) field formations have cancelled 1,63,042 registrations in October and November due to non-filing of GSTR-3B returns for more than six months, said the sources in the department of revenue.

The action was taken to handle the menace of fake firms, fly-by-night operators, and circular trading entities.

The entities who had not filed their GSTR-3B returns for more than six months were first issued the cancellation notices and then their registrations were cancelled as per standard operating procedure.

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“Out of 720 deemed registrations granted between August 21 and November 16, where Aadhaar authentication was not done, 55 deemed registrations have been identified for discrepancy and the process of cancellation was initiated,” an official said.

Further, 28,635 taxpayers who have not filed their GSTR-3B returns for more than six months as on December 1, have been identified and all the GST Commissionerates have been directed to initiate suo-moto cancellation process in these cases, the official added.

In Ahmedabad zone, a total of 11,048 GST registrations were cancelled and in Chennai, 19,586 suo-moto cancellations have been done so far in respect of GST taxpayers who have failed to file returns for more than six months.

Meanwhile, within one month of its nationwide drive launched in the second week of November against GST fake invoice frauds, the Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) and CGST Commissionerates has so far arrested 132 persons for availing or passing on ineligible input tax credit fraudulently and have booked 1430 cases against more than 4586 fake entities identified across the country.



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