The Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) has issued a notification on Advisory for taxpayers facing issues in filing GSTR-3B. The advisory was issued on 16th January, 2023.
The facility of filing of TRAN (Transition) forms was made available for aggrieved taxpayers from October 01, 2022, to November 30, 2022. It has been observed by GSTN that, a few taxpayers have submitted their forms on the portal but did not finally file it within the specified time. After submission of the Tran Forms, only filing was to be done with e-sign.
Moreover, it is seen that such taxpayers have not raised any ticket for the difficulty faced by them in filing Tran Forms. When some taxpayers were contacted by GSTN, they informed the authority that they do not intend to file TRAN forms. Pertinently, the window for filing of TRAN has already been closed.
Hence, since the TRAN forms of these taxpayers were submitted but not filed, these taxpayers are not able to file their GSTR-3B. Therefore, such taxpayers are advised to raise a ticket on GST Grievance Portal. In doing so they must give their consent that their TRAN filing status may be reset by GSTN. Once this consent is received, the TRAN forms will be reset and the taxpayer will be able to file their GSTR-3B.