HYDERABAD: The Group of Ministers (GoM) constituted to resolve the IT challenges faced in the implementation of GST, during its first meeting held in Bengaluru on Saturday, decided to give an option to tax payers to edit their GSTR 3B return. Interestingly, the Telangana State made this demand and the GoM immediately accepted the same.The editing facility of GSTR 3B will be helpful to the traders. While filing their tax returns in a hurried manner, many of the traders committed some mistakes, since the returns filed in July was the first in GST. The editing facility will provide them an opportunity to correct their mistakes.
The GoM first meeting was chaired by its chairman and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi. Finance ministers from Karnataka, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Telangana attended the meeting. Representatives from Infosys, MSP and others, who provided the software support, too attended the meeting. Telangana Finance Minister E Rajender along with principal secretary (Commercial Taxes) Somesh Kumar attended the meeting. In his inaugural address, Rajender observed that in spite of time constraints, GST had performed well. He pointed out that there were many challenges ahead, and those were needed to be address, immediately.
The GoM reviewed the functioning of IT and observed that there was an urgent need to fix the issues faced by tax payers and stressed the importance of sharing data with the States and directed the Infosys to depute two engineers to each State for coordinating with the State officers for resolving IT issues faced by tax payers. The TS also emphasised that the data pertaining to the State, especially on returns and registrations to be shared on a daily basis.