Central Tax Notifications

CGST Notification 76/2018

Title Seeks to waive late fees leviable for delayed furnishing and filing of FORM GSTR-3B for the period between Jul'17 to Sept'18
Number 76/2018
Date 31-12-2018
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In exercise of the powers conferred by section 128 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017) (hereafter in this notification referred to as the said Act), the Central Government, on the recommendations of the Council , and in supersession of the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue No. 28/2017 – Central Tax, dated the 1st September, 2017 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 1126 (E), dated the 1st September, 2017, notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue No. 50/2017 – Central Tax, dated the 24th October, 2017, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 1326 (E), dated the 24th October, 2017 and notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) No. 64/2017– Central Tax, dated the 15th November, 2017, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R.1420(E), dated the 15th November, 2017, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, hereby waives the amount of late fee payable by any registered person for failure to furnish the return in FORM GSTR-3B for the month of July, 2017 onwards by the due date under section 47 of the said Act, which is in excess of an amount of twenty-five rupees for every day during which such failure continues:

Provided that where the total amount of central tax payable in the said return is nil, the amount of late fee payable by such registered person for failure to furnish the said return for the month of July, 2017 onwards by the due date under section 47 of the said Act shall stand waived to the extent which is in excess of an amount of ten rupees for every day during which such failure continues:

Provided further that the amount of late fee payable under section 47 of the said Act shall stand waived for the registered persons who failed to furnish the return in FORM GSTR-3B for the months of July, 2017 to September, 2018 by the due date but furnishes the said return between the period from 22nd December, 2018 to 31st March, 2019.

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S. NoClass of registered personsTax periodCondition
(1)(2)(3)(4)
1.Taxpayers having an aggregate turnover of more than rupees 5 crores in the preceding financial yearFebruary, 2020, March, 2020 and April, 2020If return in FORM GSTR-3B is furnished on or before the 24th day of June, 2020
2.Taxpayers having an aggregate turnover of up to rupees 5 crores in the preceding financial year, whose principal place of business is in the States of 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 LakshadweepFebruary, 2020 If return in FORM GSTR-3B is furnished on or before the 30th day of June, 2020
March, 2020If return in FORM GSTR-3B is furnished on or before the 3rd day of July, 2020
April, 2020If return in FORM GSTR-3B is furnished on or before the 6th day of July, 2020
May, 2020If return in FORM GSTR-3B is furnished on or before the 12th day of September, 2020
June, 2020If return in FORM GSTR-3B is furnished on or before the 23rd day of September, 2020
July, 2020If return in FORM GSTR-3B is furnished on or before the 27th day of September, 2020
3.Taxpayers having an aggregate turnover of up to rupees 5 crores in the preceding financial year, whose principal place of business is in the States of 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 DelhiFebruary, 2020If return in FORM GSTR-3B is furnished on or before the 30th day of June, 2020
March, 2020If return in FORM GSTR-3B is furnished on or before the 5th day of July, 2020
April, 2020If return in FORM GSTR-3B is furnished on or before the 9th day of July, 2020
May, 2020If return in FORM GSTR-3B is furnished on or before the 15th day of September, 2020
June, 2020If return in FORM GSTR-3B is furnished on or before the 25th day of September, 2020
July, 2020If return in FORM GSTR-3B is furnished on or before the 29th day of September, 2020

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Provided also that the total amount of late fee payable for a tax period, under section 47 of the said Act shall stand waived which is in excess of an amount of two hundred and fifty rupees for the registered person who failed to furnish the return in FORM GSTR-3B for the months of July, 2017 to January, 2020, by the due date but furnishes the said return between the period from 01 st day of July, 2020 to 30th day of September, 2020:

Provided also that where the total amount of central tax payable in the said return is nil, the total amount of late fee payable for a tax period, under section 47 of the said Act shall stand waived for the registered person who failed to furnish the return in FORM GSTR-3B for the months of July, 2017 to January, 2020, by the due date but furnishes the said return between the period from 01st day of July, 2020 to 30th day of September, 2020.

Provided also that for the class of registered persons mentioned in column (2) of the Table of the above proviso, who fail to furnish the returns for the tax period as specified in column (3) of the said Table, according to the condition mentioned in the corresponding entry in column (4) of the said Table, but furnishes the said return till the 30th day of September, 2020, the total amount of late fee payable under section 47 of the said Act, shall stand waived which is in excess of two hundred and fifty rupees and shall stand fully waived for those taxpayers where the total amount of central tax payable in the said return is nil:

Provided also that for the taxpayers having an aggregate turnover of more than rupees 5 crores in the preceding financial year, who fail to furnish the return in FORM GSTR-3B for the months of May, 2020 to July, 2020, by the due date but furnish the said return till the 30th day of September, 2020, the total amount of late fee under section 47 of the said Act, shall stand waived which is in excess of two hundred and fifty rupees and shall stand fully waived for those taxpayers where the total amount of central tax payable in the said return is nil.


  1. Substituted in Central Goods and Services Tax (Seventh Amendment) Rules, 2020, vide Notification No. 52/2020 Central Tax (dated 24th June 2020). 

  2. Inserted in Central Goods and Services Tax (Seventh Amendment) Rules, 2020, vide Notification No. 52/2020 Central Tax (dated 24th June 2020).