Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the Goods and Services Tax was a reform that would end harrassment of taxpayers and will result in a more transparent and simplified system. The implementation of the GST, he said, was crucial for the economic development of the country.
The cut-off for filing GSTR-1 returns for July was scheduled to end 5th September, which explained the heavy traffic at ‘www.gst.gov.in’. But the portal suffered technical glitches as it was unable to take the load.
Since today morning, traders across the country faced difficulties in filing returns and uploading GSTR 1 on the GST Network portal -- the company mandated to build the IT backbone for the new indirect tax regime.