Earlier, the last date for filing return was August 20. The GST website faced technical glitch as the deadline for filing returns neared on Saturday.
GSTN Chairman Navin Kumar said the site since has been restored and tax filing restarted. “There was a minor glitch because of the overload, which has been set right,” he added.
Earlier, the cut-off for filing maiden GST returns for July was scheduled to end tomorrow, which explained the heavy traffic at ‘www.gst.gov.in’.
But the portal suffered technical glitches as it was unable to take the load.
In a statement, the finance ministry said: “The GST Implementation Committee, consisting of state and central government officers, has taken a decision to extend the last date for payment of GST from July 2017 to August 25, 2017.”