The Goods and Services Tax (GST), Ranchi, while responding to an RTI application filed by an individual, revealed that the Government has collected Rupees 1,07,02,47,136/- towards late fee on delay in filing GSTR 3B and other GST Returns in last two years. However, there is no information regarding the number of late fees collected from 2017 to 2019.
Mr. Pallav Parashar filed an application under the Right to Information Act, 2005 wherein he sought for the information relating to the amount of late fee collected by the Govt. on GSTR 3B and other GST returns for the period starting from 01.07.2017 to 30.04.2021.
Responding to the application, the CGST & Central Excise Ranchi Commissionerate provided the following information.
“Late Fee Collected by the Govt. on GSTR 3B and other GST returns for the period starting from 01.07.2017 to 30.04.2021 — 01.07.2017 to 31.03.2019 – Data not as a liable. 01.04.2019 to 30.04.2021 – Rs. 1,07,02,47,136/-.“
The application also requested for information regarding the amount of tax and and penalty collected by the Govt. under Section 16(4) of the CGST Act for the period from 01.07.2017 to 30.04.2021. with regard to this, the department responded that n such specific information available.
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