1.63 lakh GST registrations cancelled in just 2 months
The government has cancelled 1.63 lakh registrations in the month of October and November for non filing of GST returns. Also, out of 720 deemed registrations granted between August 21, 2020 to November 16, 2020 where Aadhaar authentication was not done, 55 have been identified for discrepancies and the process of cancellation has been initiated in these cases.
Revenue department sources said all these GSTIN entities which had not filed their GSTR-3B returns for more than six months were first issued the cancellation notices and then their registrations were cancelled as per the standard operating procedure.
Further, 28,635 taxpayers who have not filed their GSTR-3B returns for more than six months as on December 1, 2020 have been identified and all the GST Commissionerates have been directed to initiate a suo-moto cancellation process in these cases.
Meanwhile, within one month of its nationwide drive launched in the second week of November against fake invoice frauds, the Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) and Central GST Commissionerates have so far arrested 132 persons, including four chartered accountants and a woman for availing or passing on ineligible input tax credit fraudulently.
Also, 1,430 cases have been booked against more than 4,586 fake GSTIN entities across the country.