Goods and Service Tax (GST) : Lok Sabha Q & A

Goods and Service Tax (GST) : Lok Sabha Q & A

 GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF FINANCE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE 

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1373 
TO BE ANSWERED ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2020/BHADRAPADA 28, 1942 (SAKA)

“GST Fraud”

Goods and Service Tax
1373. SHRI THIRUNAVUKKARASAR SU

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has recently detected Goods and Service Tax (GST) fraud worth Rs.350 crore against unidentified exporters;

(b) if so; the details thereof;

(c) the steps taken by the Government to address the problem of traders in filing their GST returns;

(d) whether the targets fixed for GST collection have been increased; and

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(e) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN MINISTRY OF FINANCE 

(SHRI ANURAG SINGH THAKUR)

(a) & (b) Yes, Sir. The details of the cases booked against exporters for fraudulent claim of refund during the period July, 2017 to August, 2020 are as under:

No. of cases

Quantum [Rs. Crore]

Recovery [Rs. Crore]

Arrest [Nos.]

906

2551.15

293.05

38

(c) The  following  steps  have  been  taken  by  the  Government  to  address  the problems of traders in filing their GST returns:

i. The facility of using SMS services for filing NIL return in FORM GSTR-3B and NIL details of outward supplies in FORM GSTR-1 without logging to the GST Portal has been made available.

ii. Rule 26(1) of the CGST Rules, 2017 has been amended so as to provide an additional facility (in addition to Digital Signature Certificate) to verify returns filed in FORM GSTR-3B through electronic verification code (EVC) during the period from 21.04.2020 to 30.06.2020.

iii. No late fees shall be levied for delayed furnishing of FORM GSTR-3B by:
  • Taxpayers with turnover of more than Rs. 5 crore in the preceding F.Y. if they furnish the returns for the months of February, 2020 to April, 2020 on or before 24.06.2020;
  • Taxpayers with turnover up to Rs. 5 crores in the preceding F.Y. if they furnish the returns, as follows:

Month (Year -2020)

Category 1 States (Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana or Andhra Pradesh or the Union territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep)

Category 2 States (Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Assam, West Bengal, Jharkhand or Odisha or the Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Chandigarh and Delhi)

February

30th June

30th June

March

3rd July

5th July

April

6th July

9th July

May

12th September

15th September

June

23rd September

25th September

July

27th September

29th September

iv. The amount of late fee payable has been capped at Rs.500/- for each return for the tax period from February, 2020 to July, 2020, if these returns are furnished by 30.06.2020. Further, late fees shall be NIL if the tax liability is zero for any of these tax periods.

v. Late fee for delay in furnishing outward statement in FORM GSTR-1 has been waived for tax periods for months from March, 2020 to June, 2020 for monthly filers and for quarters from January, 2020 to June, 2020 for quarterly filers.

 vi. The format of annual returns and reconciliation statement has been simplified.

vii. The filing of annual return for F.Y. 2017-18 and F.Y. 2018-19 has been made optional for taxpayers with an aggregate turnover of upto Rs. 2 crores and who have not filed the said return before the due date. For F.Y. 2018-19, the filing of FORM GSTR-9C has been made optional for taxpayers having annual turnover upto Rs. 5 crores.

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viii. For composition taxpayers:

  • Due  date  for  furnishing  FORM  GSTR-4  for  F.Y  2019-20  has  been extended till 31.10.2020;
  • Due date for payment of tax in FORM CMP-08 for last quarter of F.Y. 2019-20 has been extended till 07.07.2020;
  • The last date for opting for composition scheme for F.Y. 2020-21 has been extended till 30.06.2020.

(d) & (e) The details of GST revenue collection and targets (RE/BE) during F.Y. 2017-18, F.Y 2018-19, F.Y. 2019-20 and F.Y. 2020-21 (April – August) as per CCA are follows:

(Rs. In Crore)

Tax Head

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

RE

Actual

RE

Actual

RE

Actual

BE

Actual (Provisional)

CGST

221400

203261

503900

457534

514000

494070

580000

125308

IGST

161900

176688

50000

28945

-

9204

-

27580

GST Compensation Cess

61331

62612

90000

95081

98327

95551

110500

28163

Net

444631

442561

643900

581559

612327

598825

690500

181051

Source : http://164.100.24.220/loksabhaquestions/annex/174/AU1373.pdf

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