Infy asked to gear up for GST returns filing rush: Sushil Modi
Infosys, which is managing the IT infrastructure of the GST Network portal, has been asked to deploy more resources to handle the last-minute rush for filing of final GST returns for July.
Announcing this here today, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi, who leads the group of ministers (GoM) set up to look into the technical issues faced by the GST Network, also said GSTN will send reminder text messages to 20 lakh businesses which are yet to file GST returns for July.
"We appeal to people to file the returns on time. Infosys has prepared a list of businesses who are yet to file returns.
GSTN will be sending out mobile messages to these 20 lakh businesses reminding them to file returns," he said.
"In the meeting today, it was decided that Infosys will send a team to each and every state to coordinate with state tax administrators to resolve GSTN glitches faced by them," Modi told reporters after chairing the meeting of the GoM here.
The GoM has also asked Infosys to be prepared to handle the load that would come for GSTR-2 filing between October 11 to 31.
The last date for filing of final sales returns for July in GSTR-1 form is October 10, while the date for uploading of purchase returns in GSTR-2 is October 31.
The final GSTR-3, matching GSTR-1 and 2, is to be filed by November 10.
"GSTR-2 filing load is the second big challenge and we have alerted Infosys to be prepared," he said.