GST Latest Notifications: GSTR-1 and 3B can be filed through EVC

In the GST latest Notifications, the government has allowed businesses to verify through electronic verification code monthly GST returns filed till May 31.

In a GST latest notifications, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) said any registered person during the period from April 21, 2021, to May 31, 2021, will be allowed to furnish the return in Form GSTR-3B and details of outward supplies in Form GSTR-1 verified through electronic verification code (EVC).


Currently, businesses are required to digitally sign the GSTR-3B while filing the monthly return and paying taxes. However, with offices shut due to the lockdown, businesses are unable to generate a digital signature that has led to delay in filing returns.

Corporate taxpayers can now file monthly compliances through EVC till May 31 and this will benefit thousands of taxpayers who cannot visit offices to collect digital signatures certificate during the lockdown.

Author’s take:

  • A good move in this pandemic, as many people kept their DSCs with their CA’s office or their own office, and both being shut down, this could be very relieving to many people.
  • This is the first relief in the second COVID wave, the govt. may give more relief in a few days as extending GSTR-1/3B dates as the places in Delhi, Maharashtra the situation is getting worse and worse, many tax payers might not file the GST return on time.
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